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Xerek Files: Entry Number Twenty One – [Legacy of Cain]

Religion has been around for almost as long as Homo sapiens have existed.  It’s even possible that religion has its origins with the previous species of Homo before modern humans have evolved.  As a result, religion has had an effect upon human evolution and development.  They have even helped to shape civilizations and empires.  In the Western World, the dominate religions are the three Abrahamic religions.  As a result, there are those who turn to these religions and their accompanying holy texts as a means to explain how and why extraordinary traits and abilities form and develop.  Among these individuals, there are those who turn to the Mark of Cain as a means to explain this as well as to explain how extraordinary traits and abilities are unnatural and unholy.

With the Bible, it never explains exactly what this Mark looks like or what it is.  All that it says is that God gave Cain a mark as a means of telling everyone not to kill the oldest son of Adam.  The supporters of the claim that extraordinary traits and abilities are connected with the Mark of Cain never describe what the Mark looks like either, but they do connect extraordinary traits and abilities with Cain in one form or another.  This is because of the fact that, at times, extraordinary traits and abilities manifest themselves with easily visible indicators telling the world that this individual possesses extraordinary traits and abilities.  And since the Mark of Cain was an easily visible sign telling people who laid eyes on Cain not to kill him, it allows these individuals to make the connection between extraordinary traits and abilities with the Mark of Cain.

As a result of this connection, a legend has developed and is going around that says Cain was the first mutant to exist on Earth and that it is from him that all extraordinary traits and abilities originate.  There are some who even think that besides receiving his Mark, a part of Cain’s curse was to become immortal for no one, not even Death itself, would dare strike him down.  With this idea, there are mixed opinions regarding his current physical condition with some claiming that he retains his health and vigor while others claim that over time, he has become decrepit and weak but yet continues to live on.

With this legend, through a number of different relationships, it allowed for Cain’s curse to be passed down from one generation to the next, allowing for the propagation and manifestation of extraordinary traits and abilities in others and to spread among the population.  However, there are some who claim that there were people who actually killed Cain, either deliberately or inadvertently, and as a result, became subject to God’s wrath for violating his decree not to kill Cain.  As a punishment for this, God cursed these individuals by causing them to possess and manifest extraordinary traits and abilities.

But regardless of the details or exactly what story the person subscribes to, proponents of this idea claim that all extraordinary traits and abilities, past, present, and future, stem from Cain as a result of him killing his brother.  As a result of this, in these individuals’ eyes, it makes those who possess extraordinary traits and abilities unholy and unnatural, and thus, must be dealt with using appropriate measures to correct the situation and to help protect humanity as a whole, or at least God’s faithful, from the dangers that these individuals pose.  There are even those who claim that doing so is meant to protect the human soul.  But regardless of the details, some believe that acts of violence, ritual exorcisms, or other such actions are the best means of dealing with the situation.  Otherwise, the threat continues to exist and if allowed to go unabated, will condemn all of humanity to the pits of perdition.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Xerek Files

 

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Cain’s Second Sacrifice

One of the greatest wrongs that can be done is to punish someone without cause.  This type of action is unwarranted and uncalled for because there is no basis for engaging in such an action.  However, this is exactly what happened with Cain, the first born son of Adam and Eve.  How was he supposed to know how to properly perform a sacrifice to God?  No precedent was established and there was no instruction given on the proper way to perform this ritual.  This was the first time that it was ever done.  How was Cain supposed to know?  It isn’t right to punish someone for their ignorance where such ignorance was through no fault of their own.  But that is what happened to Cain.

The rationale behind punishing Cain was because he failed to sacrifice the best of his crop before God.  But all that occurred in regards to instruction was for Cain to bring a part of his crop whereas Abel was to bring a part of his flock to the altar, nothing more.  This was the first time this ritual was ever performed, so how were they to know what the proper etiquette was when engaging in such a situation?  The individuals engaging in the ritual need to receive proper instruction on how to conduct themselves in such a matter.  Otherwise, the ritual being performed would not be done properly and it would not satisfy the requirements that are expected of it.  And if such a matter were to occur, it’s the fault of the teacher, not the student, for whatever failings are to occur.

That is what happened with Cain.  He was punished for not knowing how to perform the ritual sacrifice properly.  It was not his fault for receiving inadequate instructions on the proper way to conduct the ritual.  And the fallout to come due to the actions of Cain also lie at the feet of those who failed to teach him.  But the reason why such a woeful lack of instruction was given was to set him up in order for him to take a fall.  And why?  Because a moral lesson needed to be taught and he was the sacrificial lamb so that others might benefit.  So Cain was thrust into this situation and was made into a villain for simply being a victim.

Cain was a simple farmer trying to tend his crops and his brother Abel a shepherd boy when they were called forth to perform this sacrifice.  Called forth to provide a part of what they were assigned to do, Cain brought his crops and made his sacrifice.  From there, Abel brought fourth his flock and made his sacrifice.  Once completed, God gave favor to Abel but not to Cain.  When asked about this matter, it was stated that Abel was rewarded because he sacrificed the best of his animals before God whereas Cain did not present the best of his crop.

As natural as rain falling from the sky, Cain became both confused and angered by this response.  Such a reaction is to be expected in this matter for Cain is a human being.  Any other reaction to such a situation would indicate that Cain would have an underlying mental or emotional problem.  He was wronged and punished unjustly, so it was natural for Cain to become angry and jealous over this matter for he was well within his rights to do so.  He was forced to fail through no fault of his own.  And he was forced to witness the fact that his younger brother was chosen as a favored child of God.

After garnering his emotions, Cain thought the situation through.  And being no fool, Cain learned his lesson.  God wants sacrifices of the best that one has to offer, and what is more valuable than family?  So with his second sacrifice, Cain will offer the best that he can provide, and with how valuable this second sacrifice will be, he’ll hope that it will make up for his previous shortcoming in the previous sacrifice.  But once again, no one instructed him in any form of lesson.  He had to learn on his own.  But with this lesson, he had to learn the moral repercussions of killing another human being.  Once again, no precedent or instruction was provided on this matter.  So with his tools, Cain provided the best thing he had available to sacrifice and presented the body of his brother upon the Alter of God, hoping that God will look upon him with favor.  Poor Cain.

 

(c) 2010 Bradley P. Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2010 in Short Stories

 

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Samael – Epilogue and Note

Epilogue

The war in which Samael led forever changed the face of Heaven.  Though they where outnumbered, Samael and his army had the determination needed to take on a much larger force as well as a drive that the defenders of Heaven lacked.  If the two armies were evenly split from each of the angelic orders, then the war would have been a fair fight.  But since the vast majority of the Powers were fighting on the side of Samael, the Rebels had a distinct advantage when they entered the battlefield.  And because of this discrepancy, the borders of Heaven became poorly defended.  This fact opened up the possibility of a two front war for Heaven because there were an insufficient number of defenders to ward off the encroachment of the large number of demonic hordes.

Though the information of the war was kept from the hordes for an extended period of time, it was inevitable that the demons would receive word of it and attack.  Once the hordes started their attack, the poorly maintained defenses fell quickly and havoc spread across the realm.  This was what Samael was hoping for because it would give him a better chance of obtaining victory over his enemy.

Like any civil war, Heaven became torn apart, covering the realm with blood.  Heroes and champions immerged on both sides of the conflict as the war progressed, giving a boost to morale of their respective sides and gave that army a rallying point to fall behind.

With Samael heading the army of the Rebellion, Heaven chose the archangel Michael to be its commander and lead the army of Defenders.  Upon hearing this fact, it only added fuel to Samael’s rage and determination.  His desire for vengeance only became stronger and led him to fight that much more vigorously.

But as the course of events played themselves out, it wasn’t until the end of the war that Samael and Michael confronted each other on the battlefield for the first, and only, time.  But once they met, the battle was fierce.  It lasted for almost fourteen days of continuous fighting.  As the battle progressed, neither angel faltered; both of them ignoring their injuries and focusing only upon his opponent.

As this personal conflict raged, Gabriel watched from a distance.  He took it upon himself to see that no other being got involved in the personal rivalry that was unfolding, regardless if they were Rebel or Defender.  To insure this fact, Gabriel blew his mighty horn as he circled the two bitter enemies.  Samael and Michael never even noticed.

When the battle was finally over, it was Michael who managed to gain the upper hand and came out victorious.  It remains unclear exactly how Michael managed to defeat Samael in the end, and the answer will always remain elusive.  But what is clear, however, is that by defeating Samael, Michael delivered the fatal blow to the Rebellion and ended the war.

Michael, in his silver armor and wielding his great sword, crippled Samael and caused him to fall into the Banished Realm.  As his punishment, Samael was shunned from the presence of God and banished from the realm of Heaven.  Even though the War itself continued for almost a year after Samael’s defeat, it essentially ended that day where Michael managed to defeat his rival.

When the war did eventually end, all of those who sided with Samael were cast out to join their leader within the Banished Realm, though some of them where imprisoned within Raquia.  When Heaven finished casting out the Rebels, along with the hordes of demonic beasts, it turned to those who claimed neutrality and proceeded to cast them into the Banished Realm as well.  The purging was relentless and only a few were spared this punishment.

The reasoning for this purge was that those who didn’t take sides lacked the faith, commitment, or dedication needed to preserve their home from future threats it faced.  When the Great Cleansing was done, one third of Heaven’s might was banished from the realm.  None of them will be allowed to return to Heaven for countless millennia.

Due to the actions in which the Seraphim and the other upper tier orders took against Heaven, their station has been suspended for an indefinite amount of time.  Even though the members of these orders who remained loyal to Heaven where stripped of their titles, they remained prominent figures within Heaven.  But the order that suffered the most due to this rebellion was the Powers.  Their numbers were severely depleted, preventing those who remained from performing their tasks and obligations effectively ever again.

And the most beautiful angel, the first among all of the celestial beings, who once resided within the presence of God, now resides in a world that is not his own.  Samael has now become the god and ruler of the Banished Realm along with all of its inhabitants, though it is a distinction in which he never desired.  Though the war has ended, Heaven has become a darker place, never able to return to its former glory or might.  Ominous clouds now exist in the furthest reaches of the realm, never to disappear.  They act as a constant reminder of how things used to be and of the potential danger that could come at any moment.  These clouds also act as a symbolic reminder of the threat in which Samael is still able to pose.  They act as the shadow of the angel who took action because his heart was broken.

The Note

Samael –

As you may be aware, the demons and other creatures of the Banished Lands are becoming restless and uneasy.  They are demonstrating behavior that we find disturbing.  With this in mind, we hereby notify you of our formal request.

Our request is simple; that you take the role of Viceroy of Banished Lands.  If you accept this station, you will hold this position until the End of Times.  Until then, you will have to remain in exile.  Upon completion of this task, you will be once again accepted into the presence of God.

Out of all those that exist in Heaven, we have determined that only you are strong enough to take on such a title and govern such a realm.  We have also determined that you are the only one in Heaven who is able to withstand and survive the ravages of such a hellish station.

This is why we have submitted our request for your consideration.  This request is purely voluntary and we will not question your decision if you decide not to uptake our offer.  Please notify us at your earliest convenience.

– The Governing Counsel of Angelic Affairs

Dear Counsel Members –

After great deliberation, and with a heavy heart, I have decided to accept the position which you have described in your previous letter.  All that I ask before taking this new station is for you to allow me to put my affairs in order.

– Samael

 

(c) 2009 Bradley P. Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2009 in Samael

 

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Samael – Chapter Thirteen

Chapter 13

Within the Valley of Valhalla stands a building known as the Hall of Valor.  It stands five stories tall with a base that is twice its height.  The Hall of Valor was constructed to honor those who died with glory when in combat.  This seems like a fitting and appropriate location to Samael for a staging area to assemble his troops.  The angelic orders that are standing closes to the Hall are the Powers and the Seraphim.  Over eighty percent of the Powers have sided with their commander, giving him their unwavering support.

Looking over the assembled army, you could see angels from every angelic order except for one; the Thrones.  It is the responsibility of the Thrones to ponder the significance of God’s laws as well as to pass judgement upon the guilty.  In order for them to do their tasks accurately and without bias, it is their nature to remain neutral.  It is for this reason why the Thrones never officially side with God or with Samael.  And it is because of their duties, and their need to remain objective, that allows them to go unpunished when the war comes to an end.

In preparation for combat, Samael dawns a breastplate that consists of pure gold.  This is the first time in which Samael has worn armor that he hasn’t mentally created for himself.  Due to the nature of the breastplate, it extrapolates Samael’s natural light.  This causes him to appear like a miniature sun, causing all those who look upon him to flinch and to partially cover their eyes.

With Samael’s forces gathered and ready for combat, it is time for him to address is followers.  Even though his army totals only about one-forth of the total population of Heaven, it is an impressive army to look upon with a good number of fighters filling the ranks.  In addition to a strong fighting force, the Rebels possess the good fortune of not having to fight the remaining inhabitance of Heaven.  Besides the Thrones, a significant number of inhabitance are claiming neutrality, preferring not to fight.  But much to their amazement, the majority of these noncombatants will be punished, regardless of who claims victory in the end.

Due to the Valley’s narrow nature, it forces all of those who have assembled to flow down the Valley in both directions, preventing them from congregating around the Hall of Valor.  From Samael’s perspective, the assembled army stretches down the Valley for a league in both directions.

The two mountain ranges that flank the Valley are opposite in nature, symbolizing what is going to occur when the war is over.  One mountain range is majestic with gently sloping sides and snow caped peaks.  The other mountain range, however, has craggy slopes and peaks that are steep and menacing, similar to that of a dragon’s back.  The Valley itself consists of rolling hills and volcanic outcroppings consisting of obsidian.  The rolling hills are covered with flowing acres of grass that shimmer in the wind whereas the outcroppings look like hungry teeth.

To address his army, Samael takes to the air.  He ascends high above the Hall in order for the majority of those in attendance to be able to see him.  Manipulating the topography, Samael manages to have his voice carry further than it would naturally go.  But despite his efforts, not all of those who are in attendance are able to see or hear him.  To assist Samael in his efforts, a number of other angels also take to the air at regular intervals so that Samael’s message can be heard by all of those in attendance.

When everything is ready and everyone in place, Samael begins to speak.  “Listen to me my brethren and listen well.  The time has come for us to take up arms and fight.  This fight, however, is not against any physical enemy or ideal.  It is against a system; a system in which we all have experienced and know so well.  But this system does not exist on Earth; nor does it exist in Forbidden Lands, the Banished Realm, or any realm of existence except for one.  And I am referring to our very home.  This system exists in Heaven and we are suffering because of it!

“We are living underneath a tyrannical fist, a fist that belongs to none other than our Lord; that of God almighty!”

The assembled army gives a vocalized response at this and Samael gives a pause for them to do so before continuing.  “As all of you are aware, I was in a relationship that has recently gone sour.  It turns out that the woman that I loved was engaging in a relationship with another.  When I went to seek justice, however, my request was denied!  God denied me what was rightfully mine.

“As the series of events were taking their course, I was confronted by my former love.  She claimed that she was seeking closure, but I would have none of it.  I was not ready for what she had to offer, but yet, she persisted.  She denied me peace, despite my request for it.  It was too much for me to take, so I took action; action that was fully within my rights to take.  But as I did, God deemed it necessary to take action against me.  I was unduly punished.

“And from what I can see, all of you agree with my assessment or have been wronged as well by the Hand of God and seek justice.  This tyrannical rule must end now!  It has subjugated us and actively does us harm.  For far too long, we have been punished and humiliated; actions that we do not disserve.  The time has arrived for us to show all of Existence that such treatment will no longer be endured.  It is time that we lay claim to what is rightfully ours.

“Remember this day my brethren, and remember it well, for this is the day that we took a stand and forever changed Existence!”

At this, Samael raises his sword into the air and all of those in attendance give a resounding cheer.

“It is time that we give them Hell!” Samael proclaims.

At this, Samael heads off to fight.  At his lead, all of those in attendance follow.  Those with wings take to the air and fall in behind Samael and his chief lieutenants.  The ground forces that are present take formation and head into combat under their respective banners and companies.  It is here that the Great War of Heaven begins.

 

(c) 2009 Bradley P. Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2009 in Samael

 

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Samael – Chapter Twelve

Chapter 12

Word spreads throughout Heaven about what has occurred in Samael’s apartment.  It has even spread into the realm of Forbidden Lands and has begun to penetrate the outer boundaries of the Banished Realm.  The only place where the incident will never gain entry is that of the Forgotten Domain, where the souls of the dead congregate who haven’t warranted the damnation of the Banished Realm but aren’t pure enough to enter Heaven.  The souls just meander about aimlessly without any purpose or memory.

The fallout of what occurred has caused a great upheaval in Heaven, causing its inhabitance to become divided.  As the days turn into weeks, the threat of war begins to mount and dark clouds begin to gather upon the horizons.  As the head of this storm is Samael.  Due to the events that have occurred against him, Samael has forsaken his responsibilities and shunned the oaths that he swore to uphold; the foremost among them being “To protect Heaven and its inhabitance from danger and threat” and to “Serve the Will of God.”

But God has betrayed him.

Samael was the one who was wronged, but he was the one who was punished in the end.  It was unfair and it was unjust, and a good number of angels agree.  Most of these angels belong to the order of Powers, followed closely by the Seraphim order.  But regardless of their order, and regardless if they are an angel or not, they all agree that appropriate action needs to be taken and that action needs to be taken now.

There is no time for hesitation and there is no room for error.  When people find themselves within a system that is, or has become, corrupt, then the time has come for them to rid themselves of that system and the chains that bind them.  It may even be necessary to destroy the previous system to prevent anyone else from getting hurt because of it.  For Samael and his supporters, this has become reality and they need to take action now.

Like any animal that has been trapped in a corner, Samael has been provoked and is forced to attack.  This course of action is beyond his control, regardless of how much pain such action will cause him.  He has been betrayed on multiple fronts without any possible way to escape.  He was first betrayed by the woman he held dear.  The second betrayal came when Gabriel betrayed him by helping Sara deceive him.  The third and fourth betrayals came when God, the creator of the universe and the barer of truth, failed to honor his side of the bargain by not allowing justice to be served and to allow the participants of an unholy union to go unpunished for their crime.

Samael was a good soldier.  He followed his orders through to the end without failure and without question.  Supported by his faith and in the belief that what he was doing was right, Samael did not hesitate in his actions.  Though he had his doubts, as any being with free will would have, he still followed through on his responsibilities and did not question the wisdom of his Superior.

But the person who Samael once was is now gone.  He was crushed into powder and his faith was destroyed.  Anger and bitterness have now become the dominant characteristics of this personality, replacing his faith and devotion.  But Samael’s dedication and lack of hesitation still remain strong.  Like any well trained soldier who is committed to his job, these traits will never go away.  But now, these traits flow in a different direction; a direction that may never be corrected, no matter how much time has passed.

 

(c) 2009 Bradley P. Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2009 in Samael

 

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Samael – Chapter Eleven

Chapter 11

For several days, Samael has separated himself from the rest of existence by locking himself away within his apartment.  He has barricaded all of his windows with sheets and boards to keep out the light and peering eyes and has placed a heavy dresser against the front door to prevent anyone from getting in.  As he intended, all of this prevented, or at least deterred, anyone from gaining access and Samael ignored those who would come and knock at the door.  Over the course of these past several days, Samael never left his apartment.  There were times when he was barely able to crawl out of bed; and when he did, he would just putter around the apartment with no apparent aim or purpose.

Due to the sheets covering the windows, barely any light is able to get into the apartment.  This causes the room to become gloomy and mutes the light that manages to slip through.  The natural light that manages to slip through unimpeded comes through the gaps found in-between the sheets where they fail to overlap as well as the occasional tare or hole that exists in the fabrics.  There are also a few lighted candles scattered throughout the apartment which have almost burnt themselves out.  The remaining light is being emitted from Samael himself, which is itself faint and muted.

Samael is currently laying facedown on his bed with his head buried in the pillow.  All four of his wings are splayed with the white-feathered wings resting upon the ground and the black-feathered wings remaining upon the bed and resting over his hips and they barely manage to remain on the bed.  Samael stirs, causing one of the black-feathered wings to slide off the bed and hit the ground.  Over the course of Samael’s self imposed exile, his wings have become ruffled and unkempt.

As he lies in bed, surrounded by darkness, Samael broods over his dissatisfaction that stems from the events of the past few days.  How could God allow one of his Commandments to be broken and have it go unpunished?  Even when his followers break a decree, let alone a Commandment, God takes action and punishes them.  So why not now?  Why not when two of his own angels break a Commandment?  Why has Samael been denied justice?  What has he done do be treated so?

This has been plaguing his mind for the past several days, allowing his anger to build and grow because of it.  And what hurts the most is that his love, Sara, is the cause of all this despair.  With everything that they’ve been through, how could she have done this to him?

Even though he has sealed himself off fairly well from the rest of the world, his fortress is not impregnable.  A dedicated individual would be able to find a way in, given enough time.  Eventually, some one does.

As Samael sulks in bed, a rustling sound can be heard emanating from the next room.  It sounds as if someone has managed to carefully open the window and is currently trying to loosen one of the planks so that they can get through.  As Samael hears this commotion, he manages to pull himself out of bed and goes to investigate.

One of Samael’s innate abilities is the ability to generate his own weapons and armor whenever necessary from pure force of will.  Utilizing this ability, Samael generates a golden colored sword that has an arcing blade to it.  As he makes his way to the other room, Samael sees a patch of light flash bright against the far wall.  Just as suddenly as it appears, the light vanishes into darkness.  Someone has managed to break into his apartment.  Once Samael steps into the other room, he spots the trespasser as he gets to his knees.  When the trespasser pulls himself up and has placed one foot flat of the ground to stand, Samael puts the tip of the sword under the trespasser’s chin.  This stops the trespasser dead in his tracks, leaving him kneeling before Samael.  As Samael stands over the intruder, he finally gets a clear look at the person’s face.  Much to his dismay, it is Sara.

“What are you doing here?” Samael asks coldly.

“I came here to see you,” Sara replies.

“You had your chance.  Why now?”

“I wasn’t able to face you before.  I didn’t know how.”

“How is now any different?”

Sara sighs.  Avoiding the question, she says “I just want to talk.  Is that possible?”

“What is there to talk about?”

“More than you think.”

Samael tilts his sword up so that the tip of it dips into Sara’s chin, causing her to rise to her feet.  “I want you out of here, now.”

“Not until I have my say.”

“You lost that right when you stabbed me in the back.  I have nothing else to say to you.”  With that said, the sword disappears and Samael begins to walk away.  He makes his way to the door so that he can move all the material and throw Sara out.  As he heads for the door to do this, Sara follows close behind.

“You might not have anything you would like to say to me,” Sara says, “but there is something I want to say to you.”

“Whatever you have to say, I don’t care to hear it.”

“You will listen to me you pretentious prick!”

Samael turns sharply on his heels and faces Sara.  As he turns, the sword reappears.  He moves the blade so that it comes to rest right next to Sara’s throat.  Sara stops where she is, her tongue silenced.

“You’re not so talkative now, are you Sara?” Samael says, with anger in his eyes.

“Samael,” Sara says hesitantly.  “I’m sorry.  I truly am.  I never meant to hurt you.  But what occurred between me and Michael, it just happened.  I should have handled it better and I shouldn’t have done it behind your back.  I love him.”

With those last three words, Samael snaps.  Hearing that the woman of his life, the woman that he loves, is in love with someone else is too much for him to take.  Clouds of anger overtake Samael, forcing his hand to act.  Seeing this, Sara scrambles backwards and trips.  This allows Samael to bring the sword of light back and away so that he can cut Sara in half.

But before Samael is able to complete the arc and finish his intended plan, a clap of thunder floods the room followed by a bolt of lightning.  The bolt of lightning comes blasting through the door, shattering it as it does, and strikes Samael directly in his hand.  Upon striking, Samael’s hand goes flying backwards and causes the sword to disappear.  Once stricken, Samael clutches his hand which has become racked with pain and has become charred and blackened.

“No,” Samael says stunned and shocked.  He then directs his attention outward and shouts “No!  This isn’t fair!”  He returns his attention back at Sara, who is cowering on the floor and tucked away into a corner.  After staring at her for a long moment, Samael storms out of his apartment with his injured hand clutched against his chest.

 

(c) 2009 Bradley P. Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2009 in Samael

 

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Samael – Chapter Ten

Chapter 10

Samael leaves the room in a rage.  First, he is given an assignment that would take him away from the world that he knows and the woman that he loves.  This is followed by the fact that the love of his life is engaged in a relationship with another man, playing him for a fool.  Adding to the deception, they send him into Forbidden Lands to chase ghosts.  All of this is topped off by the fact that when he goes looking for justice, it is denied.  He has lost face.  Sara has been cheating on him with Michael for an unknown length of time and God refuses to act once hearing the news of this fact.  He has been embarrassed and he has been degraded.

From this anger, Samael strikes one of the columns located outside of the room as he passes by.  This strike leaves a large depression within the column.  It is several inches deep and a number of cracks and fissures form because of it.  Due to the force delivered from Samael’s strike, these cracks spread from the column itself into the surrounding masonry.

Those who were in the immediate vicinity when Samael struck the column when over to investigate.  Once they see the damage and realize that it is spreading, they realize that something needs to be done.  Some of them run off to get some help while those who remain try and figure out how to stop the damage from spreading.  Samael is unconcerned with the damage that he caused to the column as he heads off to his apartment.  But as he heads down the corridor, he holds and massages his hand as he goes.

 

(c) 2009 Bradley P. Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2009 in Samael

 

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