Lision was walking amongst the guests in the lobby. Impassively examining each and every one of them that crossed his path. With each passing person, he found it harder to believe that after death, that some of these humans would become like his equal.
Zinc, who had sniffed him out, was trotting at his side, as he probably thought Lision was waiting for Caimden as well. The dog's pace slowed and he turned around, his eyes locked on another creature that had a similar scent to Lision's.
"Brother, it has been an eternity."
Knowing who that voice belonged to, Lision turned around and faced Thiere.
He was correct. It has been almost an eternity since they laid eyes upon one another.
"I am not your brother." Lision likened Thiere's behavior closer to the humans than to the angels that they were both accustomed to.
"It's been a whole century." He walked closer to Lision. "How long do you think it will take for you to escape this purgatory?"
"I will endure with the time."
Zinc couldn't sense any ill intent from this new Arch, so he remained calm where he stood.
"Your master must be proud." Thiere was slightly disgusted by his devotion. "Your loyalty is something to aspire to." He said honestly.
Lision didn't respond.
"How is your Master?" He asked.
"He is how you left Him." Lision answered.
Thiere gently cupped Lision's face between his hands. "Being here with these mortals, I couldn't explain to you their influence."
"It is evident."
He dotingly caressed Lision's hair. "Brother...why have you forsaken me?"
"You are not my brother." He continued to walk past him as if he was through with him, with Zinc following behind.
"Time is your enemy. You must surely realize now that you areon the wrong side of this war. Your faith in that Silverheart will seal your fate."
The mention of Caimden made Lision stop mid stride. Thiere appeared in front of him. "I've no doubt we'll fight side by side once again."
Lision did nothing. Thiere scowled.
"You cannot fool me. You have sinned greatly." His eyes were willing Lision to react in any other way than he has. His composure was irritating.
"Caimden is who I have been serving."
Thiere was in his face now. "It is blasphemous to serve two masters."
"I serve only one God," Lision said simply. "and her name is Caimden Waters."
He grabbed Lision by the throat. "Soldier, your light has dimmed."
He lifted him off his feet, both of them in the air, and the Archs went down fighting.
The next thing Zinc knew, he was alone with the humans, who never strayed from their menial tasks.
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