Short Story: Galactic Confessionary part 7


“You can’t just keep me here!” Shosana said trying to appear angry, despite how much her voice was shaking. He was going to kill her; she could almost taste her death in the air as his wings unfurled before snapping back again as if his patience was starting to slip.

“You can’t keep me here!” She repeated when the murderous look in his eyes had subsided a fraction, “it’s against the Universal code,”

“You mean the codes we helped write?” There was a deadly edge to his voice, his gaze if possible growing even more intense.

“So,” she cleared her throat, “do as I say not as I do.”

He blinked and looked almost startled, she felt a little surprised herself, she was talking back to a higher angel; it felt so surreal that the need to laugh almost overcame her.

“You should have care in the way you address me,” he said it softly, the words almost a caress, if you discounted what he had said and the look in his eyes.

“Or what?” she said unable and unwilling to not have her say despite knowing that her death had been guaranteed by her birth, “I’m dead either way, you say your archangels are discussing my death, more like the method in which I will die and –” Her voice was cut off by a strong hand around her throat. His wings spread, filling the room with darkness, with such power, that she was rendered speechless and reminded too late that she was speaking to no ordinary angel. A higher angel, one clearly trained in combat, one who could kill her with less than a thought, one who could – they were airborne.

Flying up through the mural on the ceiling, they kept climbing higher and higher. Shosana felt a moment of awe as she glimpsed Heavens skyline before they flew even higher, and came to a stop when her only view was distance planets and Havens nine moons.

“Maybe I should drop you, since your life is so worthless.”

Short Stories: The Secret Life: Book of Love Part 6

“Really?” Anger said taking a step towards her.

“Yes,” Penny said taking a step back, “I just was walking and I well I just stumbled into this place,” was she rambling? And why did she feel a need to defend Love.

Anger glanced at Love and raised an eyebrow. “Still, I don’t appreciate your attitude towards Love, your too angry –”

“Says the guy named Anger” Penny said angrily, dimly in the back of her mind she yelled at herself for being so easily provoked and realised that Angers presence was probably making her this way.

Anger took a menacing step towards her, “Little human, listen –”

“Don’t call me that!” She snapped, she took an involuntary step back suddenly overcome by an irrational feeling of fear; she shivered as her heart began to pound, she glanced at Love, he step towards her and glanced at Anger than glared at – Penny turned around and saw a little girl. Penny felt herself begin to lose consciousness but Love had moved to her side and placed a cool hand on her forehead.

“Fear you will cease” Anger said.

Penny felt herself falling, but Love quickly lifted her up and slowly put her on the soft grass, pulling her closer to him.

Penny looked over at the little girl, she seemed so innocent maybe only five years old, but here was something incredibly sinister about she smiled up at Anger.

“I only came to protect Love”

Penny felt herself shake and her heart rate spike at the little girls’ terrible voice, and she started shaking again, Love tightened his arms around her.

“Fear stop, she is only a human, turn it off” Anger said, tugging one of fears blond ringlets.

Fear smiled revealing perfectly straight teeth, and then rolled her eyes. “Fine” she said pushing past Anger and looking at Penny, who moved closer to Love.

“You cannot harm Love human, I need him, if people do not love, then they will never fear losing their loved ones, nor will they get angry” she gestured to Anger “when these loved ones do them wrong, am I right?” Fear said her high squeaky voice sounding far older than she looked.

Penny shivered, not looking into her creepy blue eyes, which drew another pearly smile from Fear.

“Fear” Love warned.

“What?” Fear said glancing at Love, “She is so resilient, you know I love a challenge.”

Penny narrowed her eyes at fear, and suddenly she felt too close to Love, his arms all over her, she squirmed and he released her easily.

“So, what is she doing here Love?” Fear said still looking at Penny.

Short Stories: The Secret Life: Book of Love Part 5

“This can’t be happening, this isn’t real!”

He made to take a step towards her, but she backed up alarmed, his presence was messing with her mind, her emotions, everything! This wasn’t real, she was dreaming, love wasn’t real, at least not for her, and it certainly didn’t exist as a person.

“Listen to me Penny, Love is real, if it wasn’t I wouldn’t be here.” He paused and she watched him take a step closer. “I’m here to show you what your missing because I know what you’re going throu –”

“No you don’t!” She snapped, stopping his advance.

“But I do –” He began, in that annoyingly beautiful voice of his, that radiated patience and calm serenity she couldn’t imagine and that at this instant she not only resented but hated, it reminded her of all people she had had to deal with ever since she had lost her family, that voice that told her everything was going to be okay, that attitude that patronized, that tone that didn’t understand the extent of her loss.

She exploded; “Don’t tell me that!” She was advancing on him now, the extent of her anger making Love take a step back.

But Love recovered quickly and held his ground; “I do know, I that –”

“Have you ever loved someone?”

“I am Love,”

“So? Answer me! Have you ever loved someone?”

“Well I…” Love faltered as she advanced on him even further, she tip-toed so she could try and look into his eyes as she fumed.

“Then you do not understand! You will never understand what it means to lose your very self!” She was screaming now, her finger pointing accusingly at him, unchecked tears freely running down her face.

“Whoa! What’s going on here?” A soft voice said behind her.

Penny jumped and spun around. A tall dark man leaned casually against a tree, calmly polishing an apply on his robes, they were the same kind of ones Love was wearing, he was handsome in a strange way, but there was a strange look in his eyes that angered her for some reason, she was suddenly consumed with so much anger and she was about to turn back to Love, to continue yelling at him.

“Anger, not the time” Love said.

Penny looked between the two and tried to clear her head.

“Well excuse me, but I felt you in danger, so I came to assist,” the one called Anger glanced at Penny, she felt that unbelievable anger again, she glared at him.

“Anger, stop that,” Love snapped.

Anger laughed, “Well, I’m not the one that brought a human here” he said, showing the first signs of his namesake as he glared at Love.

“He didn’t bring me here” Penny said calmly, now that anger wasn’t effecting her, she wasn’t feeling quite so irrationally angry, she was mildly surprised at how strong her voice sounded, Anger wasn’t as serene looking as Love, he exuded a kind of mysterious power, that told her that even though he appeared calm, he only appeared that way.