Monday, October 19, 2015


King Zagan released a strong blast of air and the angel in white linen was pushed back. The thirty-three legions of fallens who were watching from afar chortled as the guardian struggled to stand up on his own.

"What a pity to watch you, Yuriel," Zagan spitted in disgust. His lifeless eyes looked as black as coal, revealing his handsome face as the scorching sun above him pierced brightly in the middle of the day. "It's only thirteen days but I'm already getting bored of this game."

"How about I rip him into pieces, my king?" the general of the fifth legion said.

Without waiting for Zagan's words, slowly the general flew to the air and drew his sword. His golden aura illuminated while his long curly blonde hair shimmered like the light of the day. His white wings covered with golden feathers flapped elegantly in the wind as two of his subordinates, Bathin and Eligos stayed close behind him.

Quicker than the ray of light, the fallen swung the sword towards Yuriel who tried to block the blade with his copper hands.

Loud clanging sounds of metal reverberated throughout the town and the earth started to shook. When Yuriel looked up, he saw a familiar figure of a man standing right in front of him. It was Kahil- the chief prince of the East.

"Chief, you are right on time," he said. Yuriel turned around and behind him were two other guardians clothed in white linen. They both stood still as they watched the chief in his fight with the fallen.

The general grasped for breath and gripped his sword tightly with both his hands. "Kahil, it's been a while.." he said trying to find an opening as their swords clashed violently at each other. The chief's flaming sword easily blocked all his blows and when he felt a twinge in his hands, he was surprised to see his golden sword slowly melting on his palms. He hesitated for a second and as he lose his focus on the battle, Kahil's sword struck his back cutting off his left wing. The general howled in great agony as golden feathers dropped and burned on the ground. He fell wounded, unable to fly again and so, the earthquake stopped.

Kahil turned to Yuriel with face as bright as lightning, eyes like a burning coal and body like an emerald. "I'll take it from here," he told him, his voice like the sound of a roaring waterfall. "Go and guard the little child well. The faithwalkers are on their way."

"Then I shall take my leave," Yuriel nodded. Swiftly, he ascended into the air leaving the battle to the chief prince and the two guardians.

When Yuriel left, Zagan who was watching from afar spoke in a loud voice, "So you have come, my chief prince. Did you really come to stop us?"

"The righteous cry out and Elohim hears and delivers them from all their troubles," Kahil answered. "Zagan, today you will be chained in the Abyss like the rest of the principalities who came before you."

When the legions heard this, they all roared in anger. King Zagan, in all his pride stood tall, his handsome face transformed into a bull's head and huge griffin wings sprouted from his back. At his command, the thirty-three legions charged at the chief prince with all their might.

As the legions fought against Kahil, Eligos- one of the general's subordinate commanded his demons to follow Yuriel. As they secretly left the battlefield, the two angels who were standing behind Kahil noticed them. In the blink of an eye, the two guardians disappeared and left the chief prince alone to deal with Zagan and his legions.

Yuriel, who was riding fast in the wind suddenly stopped as he felt an evil force following him from behind. When he looked back, he saw dark clouds had already formed where the battle was taking place.

"Hurry and leave it to us," he heard a voice said. Suddenly, in front of him were the two guardians clothed in white. From afar, he could hear the sound of thousands of demons in uproar. He left without saying a word while the two angels waited for Eligos and his army to arrive.

When the fallens came face to face with them, the two angels transformed into their true form. One change into the face of an ox and the other the face of an eagle, with eyes all over their body and six wings coming out of their back. Their feet turned into burning coal as they faced the host of unclean spirits in front of them.

* * *

When the guardian arrived at Northex Children's Hospital,  he headed straight to room 1416 of the East Tower. He saw Judith and Ethan sitting on the bed beside Cara- their three year old daughter who was hanging on for her dear life. She had an oxygen tube in her nostrils and her hair was covered with a white cloth.

Cara blinked as she watched the other four elders and her grandma who were standing near her bed. Beside her Uncle Jared, was an old man who was speaking with his eyes closed. His voice was so gentle she felt her eyes started to get heavy.

The guardian went closer to the bed and watched the little girl. Cara looked up to him and smiled. When she closed her eyes, she fell asleep.

* * *

Yuriel watched as Ethan sent off Jared and the elders to the hospital parking lot. He saw Jared smiled and patted Ethan's back. After a few talk, they all got in the car and left.

When Ethan returned to Cara's room, her wife who just finished crying seemed to have fallen asleep beside their daughter.

He sat on the couch and watched them both. He remembered, Judith was already thirty-one years old when they learned she was pregnant.  He was thirty-six and had already given up since he knew that something was really wrong with him. Her wife, who really wanted to have a child, was so envious of others that she almost hated God. For four years, she stumbled and fell away from her faith. That was why when they heard Cara's heartbeat on the Doppler monitor, he was overjoyed. But only after one year of living a healthy and happy life, Cara was diagnosed with an acute leukemia. He was scared as he watched Judith grew weary and exhausted each passing day.

When Judith opened her eyes, she sat on the bed and turned to him, "Ethan, I can't take this anymore."


"Why? Why should I continue to live when she's about to die?"

Ethan noticed that the circles around her eyes looked even darker while her hair was more messy and dry. "Calm down. I think you need to rest. Why don't you go home first and I'll watch over her for tonight," he continued.

Judith stood up and began shouting, "You expect me to calm down and relax? Can't you see? What I feared the most is now happening? I am too upset to rest! Why won't he give what I had I asked for, huh? Why won't he just give me what I want? I wish he would just go ahead and kill me--"

"Stop it! Do you hear yourself? You are talking like a foolish woman! Should we take only good things from God and not trouble?"

"No! I will not be quiet! I will let my suffering spirit speak! I will let my bitter soul complain!" Judith shook her head as she walked back and forth, "All my strength is gone, I have no more hope to go on living. With nothing to look forward to, why should I be patient? I hate my life- I give up."

Ethan stood up and placed his hands on Judith's shoulders, "How could you say all these things? What do you take me for?"

Judith pushed her away, "You! You have already accepted it right? But guess what? I can't and I won't!" She cupped her face with her palm as tears suddenly fell from her eyes. "My life means nothing, so just leave me alone.."

Ethan was shocked and chose not to say anything. He walked away and slammed the door in frustration.Yuriel who was guarding the door from outside watched Ethan as he stomped away in despair. The guardian entered the room and saw Judith on the floor crying.

Friday, October 2, 2015


"Fucking life! Fucking life!" she kicked the wall while shouting on top of her lungs.

Her co-workers laughed silently as they passed by her.

"She's funny."

"She's insane."

She heard different things but she didn't care. She hated everything around her. She hated everyone she knew. She hated herself.

"Fucking life!" she shouted again as she stomped her feet. She squatted on the ground and placed her head between her knees.

She heard her thoughts, or was it someone else speaking to her.

That's right. Your life is fucked up. There's no point in living now, the voice said. No one would care anyway.

She remembered the reason why she felt so shitty. It was Vic. And she wanted to put all the blame on him. And she thought everything she ever knew right were mistakes. It was wrong to love a guy like him. Why did God ever let her love that shitty kind of guy. Everything was a mess and she hated it.

She stood up and decided to return to the office, when she heard someone calling her.

"Mary! Over here!"

She turned around and saw Nikki and John. "What were you cussing about? Did you and Vic fight again?" and they both laughed.

"Not funny," all she said.

"He's feeling down too. You should talk to him." Nikki encouraged her with what seemed to be a fake smile.

This woman. How could she smile to you after flirting with your  boyfriend. How insensitive or maybe she is trying to provoke you.

Mary turned her back again and ignored her, "Mind your own business."

Shrills of wicked laughter filled the air. That's right, good girl. Human, indeed are interesting. Ha ha ha ha. This person is so easy to deal with.

"Don't you ever think I can't live without you!" Mary thought out loud as she headed towards the cafeteria.

You can't trust him anymore. And the two of you aren't compatible anyway. It's time you love yourself more.

Mary looked around and saw Vic in a corner with a grim face, eating with his teammates. She trembled again upon seeing that Nikki was sitting beside him. They were all laughing and it looked like they were making fun of him. Nikki placed her hands on his shoulder and whispered on his ear. Their legs touched as he listened to her.

My dear, he doesn't really care about you. Look how happy he is. How about you go there and show him what he was looking for.

Mary stepped her feet towards their table but stopped suddenly.

What are you hesitating for? You don't care about the relationship anymore right? So it doesn't matter what you do.

Mary stepped another foot when someone grabbed her hand. "Mary, come to our table."


The guy smiled at her and dragged her to their table.

No! The Fallen shouted. That's not what you're supposed to do!

"Hi Mary!" Hannah greeted her, "Sit here."

Mary sat at the table with downcast eyes.

"Have you had your lunch?" Ken asked her.

Mary shook her head and didn't say a thing. Ken and Hannah looked at each other and turned their eyes at the group of people in the corner of the cafeteria.

"Wanna come with us later?" Hannah said.


"In my place. It's my birthday." Ken said with a smile. "You can give my gift on payday," he said jokingly.

Mary pouted and looked at the two. "Can I think about it?"

The two shook their head

The Fallen went behind Vic, his face looked so dark and gloomy. Look at your woman, over there. Isn't she having fun with that guy. What's his name again? Oh, Ken.

Vic drank his cola as he took a peek at Mary who was at the table near the entrance door. He switched his eyes to the guy sitting in front of her girlfriend and looked away.

"Vic, your girlfriend is really funny." Nikki said, her hands still on his shoulder.

"Yeah, she was like shouting fucking life, fucking life while stomping her feet on the ground," John continued.

His teammates laughed in chorus as he bowed his head in embarrassment.

"Hey Nikki," the sturdy well built woman called her, "Get your hands off Vic. If Mary sees you, she'll get the wrong idea again!"

"Yuck!" Nikki said as she removed her hand from Vic's shoulder. "I will never ever do it with you! No way!"

"You disgust me too," Vic said.

"Disgust?" Nikki blurted as she hit him with her hands.

"You were so disgusted with Nikki that you were hugging her the whole time during the team building," Mitch said.

"Mommy Mitch, I don't know what you're talking about!" Nikki defended.

"Because you were pretending to be asleep on the way to Subic," the supervisor said.

"Not you too Mommy Jo!"

The Fallen stepped closer and watched Nikki's eyes. She got pretty eyes, he said.

Vic turned to Nikki and looked at her eyes.

"What?" Nikki said with wide eyes.

Vic turned his gaze away and shook his head as he drank the can of cola again.

"Himerus, what have you been doing?" A deep voice echoed behind the Fallen.

He turned around and scowled, "You again? What's your purpose?"

"I heard you're having a hard time. I see those two faithwalkers are here again," the king said as he scanned the place with his coal-black eyes.

"You dont know anything. Don't mess with me while I'm having fun with my humans."

"Well I do know, Prince Sitri is coming."

The Fallen stood tall and stared at the king, his beautiful face filled with contempt.

The King laughed, his voice sounded like thunder. "I talked to him myself and he just arrived at the East Station. He was ordered to take care of the Sanctuary himself. Isn't that wicked? Besides, a deluding spirit like you is a shame, anyway."

Himerus turned around and saw Ken coming. The other demon cursed as he shook in fear. "I'll take my leave." He flapped his large wings and disappeared.

"Hey sup," Ken greeted Joana. "How's it going?"

"Is that Mary with you?" Joana answered, looking at the table near the door. She smiled when Hannah smiled at her.

"Uh, yeah. We are going to Hannah's place after shift. Wanna come?" Ken looked at Vic who was busy with his plate.

"We have already reserved a place in Spencer's. Maybe we can drop by afterwards."

Ken nodded and smiled. "Yeah, sounds good," he said as he took a quick glance at Vic again.

The Fallen trembled and stepped back. He felt hot tears coming out of his eyes as he watch his hands slowly melt in pain. You will pay for this!  A shrieking cry echoed as the Fallen spread his wings.

Ken looked at the ceiling and watched as the red-winged spirit struggled to flew away from them.

"Tell Hannah, happy birthday," the supervisor said.

"Okay," and he left them with a smile.


To Jesus Christ, the Son of God, my Lord and my Savior.

Now to Him who is able to keep us from stumbling, and to make us stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.