The Midway (book 1)Mature

you've heard the stories from the 'good guys' now lets hear the other side after all everyone wants their story heard.
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Gabriel, fallen angel the son of God befriends Dawn lord of the Underworld.
NOT another vampire story.

The long ornate corridor was well lit, and the figure walking down moved slowly and purposefully. If anyone had been watching him, he seemed to be almost reluctant to proceed any further as he stopped outside a set of massive, beautifully carved double doors. He paused and took a deep breath and pushed them open, walking into the large, elaborate throne room.

The huge room was empty of people apart from himself and the woman sitting on a raised platform, her flowing robes covered the legs of the chair she was seated on. She watched as the figure entered the room and knelt on one knee before her, his beautifully feathered wings spread slightly to avoid them hitting the floor.

“Rise” she said quietly, the figure on the floor stood up and linked his hands behind his back his booted feet slightly spread, his eyes looking at the floor. The woman stood, and walked down the small steps in front of her, she was smaller than the man in before her and had to look up slightly to see his face.
“Gabriel,” she said quietly “I have received some news about you” she smiled, and Gabriel looked at her, he recognized the smile it meant trouble, but never had it been aimed at him before. She looked at a small door to her left and it swung open, two angels came in dragging a third between them.

Gabriel fought the urge to move and help him, as he saw a line of blood dripping down from the angels face, a darker line ran from his right eye to the corner of his mouth. Aura looked back at Gabriel, “Gabriel, you may be my son but the news that you are having a…” she paused looking for the word, “relationship, with this peasant is disturbing.” she stopped waiting for him to speak, he said nothing, just carried on looking at the floor. His mother walked up to him, she put a hand under his chin and made him look at her, his bright blue eyes burned into hers, 

“Do you deny this rumour?” she said quietly, he looked at her for a moment longer.
“No” he said simply, she released him,
“So not only are you breaking the rules of class you are also in a homosexual relationship with this creature” Aura spat, all traces of pleasantries gone now. “You are the heir to my throne, how do you propose to carry on the lineage if you are disobeying my direct orders” Gabriel said nothing.

The main doors opened up again and Gabriel looked around, he saw four figures enter the room.
“Mother” one of them addressed her, they all sank to one knee then rose in unison, “you sent for us?” Aura smiled.
“Yes, Maxwell,” she said, she moved away from Gabriel, and back up the steps towards her throne, but she didn’t sit down, “this… creature,” she started nodding her head at Gabriel “is no longer a member of this family, he is no longer the heir to my throne no longer anyone’s son, brother or…” she looked at the angel being held up by his arms, she smiled nastily, “…partner” Gabriel looked up at her he felt fire running through his veins, he knew what was coming next he had seen it often enough, “I sentence him to exile, for crimes against the crown”

Gabriel steeled himself for the next part as Aura pulled a knife from her robes, she moved back down the steps, one of his brothers moved forward. Gabriel shook his head at him and Sylver stepped back, the others looked at the floor, as Aura moved around behind her son, she took hold of one of his wings and Gabriel braced himself willing himself not to make a sound as the blade slit his wings rendering them useless. He stayed standing straight the only difference being that his breath was coming in short quick bursts as blood dripped to the floor. 

Gabriel’s arms were held by Aura's guards as he was marched through the city outside the huge palace at the centre of Paradise, Gabriel didn’t argue, there was no point. People from the city joined the small procession through the streets to the edge of the city. He stood on the edge of the cliff as his mother did her piece, the guards had let go of him, seeing no need to hold him, most of the guards and the people in the city respected him, unlike his mother.
“Gabriel Black-Lightning” Aura was saying nearby “you have been found guilty of crimes against the crown, do you have anything to say before your sentence is carried out?” Gabriel turned away from her,
“Actually mother, I do ” he said loudly “fuck you” he moved quickly and jumped of the edge of the cliff, he could hear shouting above him as he fell through layers of cloud, in his mind he fell slowly, the last thought he had as he sped towards the ground below him was how much he needed a cigarette, he smiled and then everything went black.

The End

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