Tears streamed down Cade’s face. He wanted to turn and walk away-his work here was done-however he seemed compelled to watch the destruction he had caused. He peered over the cliff’s edge, and saw nothing but a stormy sea colliding with rocks. How could she have fallen so fast? He wondered, as the foam and spray of the sea made it harder to see any signs of life. Form what he could see and what he could feel inside, there was none.
Cade woke up surrounded by a bright blaze of golden light. He had to blink several times in quick succession until his eyes adjusted. That’s when he realised that the light was coming from him. He pulled in his Glory and tried to slow his frantic breathing. “Please God, let this have just been a dream!” even as Cade spoke, he knew that it wasn’t. The fact that he woke up in his own Glory was evident of that, as was the burning sensation near his shoulder blades. His whole body was tingling with celestial excitement. Then he realised that he was sweating all over, and crying. This was strange, really strange, because Cade hadn’t cried for years, but now he was overcome by fierce, ultimate grief. Unsettled, and a little frustrated at this, (how could someone who he didn’t even know, who he didn’t even see could cause him so much pain?) he ran his hands through his black cropped hair, pulling it off of his face. Cade’s eyes scanned the small hotel room that he was residing in and settled on the small wooden cabinet that held the TV. Swinging his legs out of bed, he grabbed his phone where it lay on the cabinet. “Come one answer you phone.” He mumbled, just when a voice appeared on the other end. “Seriously, at this time! What do you want.” The voice on the phone demanded. Cade knew that neither of them needed sleep, but when they did sleep, just like any other person would, they resented being woken up. The voice sounded angry and groggy, and at two thirty in the morning, Cade could hardly blame him. “Listen Nash, I know it’s early, but I think that I just got my purpose.” Nash sighed at the news
“Well congratulations.” The sarcasum in his tone implied that he wasn’t exactly blown away by the news.
“Thanks,” Cade said with a scowl. “So…what now, what am I supposed to do?”
“”Look, I don’t know I haven’t had mine yet have I? And it’s different for every person, so you’re on your own with this one. Just do whatever you want to do. Now I’m gonna go back to sleep.” With that said, the other end of the phone went dead, the conversation had ended.
Well that helped me so much, I must be so lucky to have such a considerate brother. Cade thought bitterly. He finally gave in to the intense burning in his shoulders and unfurled his wings. They were huge. They arched gracefully from his shoulders creating a soft arch before stretching down towards his feet; where they ended at a point. Hauling open the window, he took one last look around the room and the disappeared into the night, he shot upwards until he was sure that now mortals could see him, then flew. Where his wings would take him, he didn’t know, he only knew for certain that they would lead him to the girl whose life was soon to be ended.