100-Word Challenge, Day 298


“Ahh, but what lives?” she asks. “Do you truly die?”

“Yes,” I say. “I’ve seen it. I have watched an Angel die.”

“Did he go to Heaven?”

“Of course not…” The words drifted off as the thought hung inside my mind. What was our reward for service? Mortals were granted eternal life in Heaven, forever bathed in His light, but Angels simply ceased to be.

“You are not the only one condemned to eternal life or non-existence,” Gloriana says. “We were the builders of His grand design. The Faerie prepared the world for the humans and when we were finished we were left to our own devices.”

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