TIME IS AN ANGEL

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Human needs to be saved by only one among three angels sent from heaven. Who could it be?

Once there were three angels named TIME, GRIEF, and PAIN who went down to earth with a mission. They were tasked to free a captive named HUMAN from the cruelty of an exiled angel, MISERY. However, the angels were not the best of friends and they had their own differences. TIME led the team; he was patient and determined. PAIN was melancholic. In fact, she felt compelled to accomplish the mission as she didn't want to leave the comfort of heaven. GRIEF was indecisive. One moment he would agree with TIME, but would side with PAIN in an instant whenever PAIN decided on her own.

Finally, the three angels faced MISERY. Their hearts were crushed to see HUMAN in deep affliction. Furious, TIME demanded MISERY to release HUMAN from captivity. Enraged to see the most powerful angel, MISERY grabbed HUMAN, pointed a knife on the latter's throat, and offered TIME to hand over PAIN as a bargain. TIME refused. Instead, he took out his sword and prepared to kill the enemy. Unexpectedly, PAIN rushed to MISERY's side and threw her arms around him. TIME couldn't believe his eyes. PAIN revealed that she and MISERY were secret lovers and confessed that she was the sole accomplice to all of MISERY's crimes. With a heavy heart, TIME and GRIEF returned to heaven with HUMAN.

After an exhausting and long journey, the three finally arrived at heaven's gate. They waited for the gatekeeper to open it, but the gateway remained closed. Eventually, the gatekeeper appeared and allowed only one angel whose foot had touched the earth to return to heaven. HUMAN had to choose between TIME and GRIEF, and it was an extremely arduous decision for him to make. He wanted both angels who saved him to be with him.

Much to their surprise, GRIEF took a step back. Before he threw himself back to earth, he spoke softly in their bewildered eyes.

"You have suffered more than you could bear, HUMAN. You need TIME to heal."

 


Submitted: January 01, 2021

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