Crooked Wings (part 1)

“You are no angel,” teased her friend. “I am, I am, I truly am. Or at least I think I am,” she answered trying to convince her friends. “Then, you should stop hanging out or likings those damned demons,” replied another one. “Those creatures only bring sadness and disturbance. We are not supposed to be associated with them at all.” “One of these days, you’ll lose your wings and fall to hell, if you keep looking at them intently, like you do now.” They all laughed together and from the earth you can see the stars twinkling in the sky as the angels laughed. “But, are you not sad? They suffer so much,” she asked, a sympathetic look on her face. “Have you gone mad?! They got what they deserved. After what they did, they got what was coming to them,” the others answered. Looking like there is no point in continuing the fight, she sighed, and then she flew away to her favorite place, a place where she can see everything, a place where she can see the good and the bad living harmoniously. From above the clouds, where the angels play, she looks to the lives down below her. She saw demons trying to pull mischievous pranks on humans, angels trying to stop people from doing bad things, all the animals, and all the humans, and also all the plants living upon the earth.

“Do they really get what they deserved? I read the bible of course but really?” she was lost in her thoughts, when suddenly, she got an idea. Her idea was reckless and could go wrong in so many ways, but she was not like any other angels, and her curiosity only grew bigger and bigger. The next morning, she preceded her plan, she change herself into a human for the day. She saw humans, good and bad, kind and rude, and she felt more alive than she was before. “Now, to find a demon,” she thought to herself. Angels and demons should not be associated, it is a law followed by all, and if the two loved each other, chaos will happen.

She walked to city, looking at the people walking around, when suddenly she stumbled upon a stranger. She fell and looked up to the stranger, a young man probably the same age as her form now. The man has black hair and pale skin, but when they’re eyes met each other, she just saw a charm that not most people can see. “Ah, I’m sorry,” she said while trying to get up. Then, he put out his hand to help her get up. “It’s alright,” he said. He has a soft voice, a voice that can just lure you away. “This might be him, the others always told me that demons are not like what they seem, demons can be handsome, and demons can be very alluring and might seem nice. It’s to lure people, to lure people into doing bad deeds,” she thought to herself and then she said to him with a smile on her face, “May I offer you to some foods?” a silence hit for a few seconds until he opened his mouth and replied, “are you asking me out on a date? Normally, you don’t ask people you meet on the streets on a date, but I guess I am free now since I don’t have anything to do.” Her time is very limited, for she can only spend a day as a human, so how can she gain information, without tipping him off that she is an angel?

“Can I ask you a question?” she asked. “Of course,” he replied while reading the menu card. “What do you think about demons?” “Demons? That is a weird thing to ask, but hmm.. They are evil creatures who should be punished.” She was quite disappointed with the answer, until he continued, “but, in my opinion, they were never given a second chance, if they were given a second chance, a chance to love humans, everything might change for the better. I heard somewhere that angels pray for those who has sinned, but have they prayed for the sinner who needed it the most?” as she tries to understand his statement, he asked a question, “how about you? Do you think demons are evil creatures?” “Yes, they are evil, but I think there might be some good in them, after all demons were once angels. I guess it’s because I believe that everything has good in it, no matter how evil they are, there must be good. I mean Lucifer was a fallen angel right? There was good in him and there might still be good in him somewhere. As so do all the other demons, there must still be good in them somewhere,” she answered quite proud with herself. After that, their food came and then they spent the entire evening together, until the time has come for her to go back to her own place. “Thank you for the lovely evening, I had fun,” she answered with a smile. “You’re welcome. I had a lovely time as well.”

She flew back to her place only to find her two best friends waiting for her, “Where have you been all day?” asked one of them. “Did you seriously tried to get close to a demon? It’s forbidden you know that. I knew you were a risk taker but this is getting out of control,” said the other one. “It’s really not what you think. I only spent a day on earth. I met a boy, who I have no idea if he was a demon, an angel or a human. We talked and then I got back here,” she said in her defense. “You interacted with someone?! Who you had no idea who it is?! Really, I thought you were better than that,” said one of her friends hysterically. “Do you want to become like one of the fallen? You know their story. You also have heard what happened with the two lovers. You will only get misery, if you fall for a demon,” said the other one while trying to calm down her friend.

The two lovers is a tale about how an angel fell in love with a demon. It’s a sad story with a tragic end. About an angel who wanted freedom and a demon who seeks peace, who fell in love with each other even though it’s forbidden. They both got exiled by their own kind. In the end the demon could not stand being exiled and tore the angel’s wings and come back to her kind. The angel tried to make her stay and said he would forgive her, but she could not stand being a cast out. The angel heart broken and all alone, walk on earth trying to find his peace once more. He was never seen again, some angels said he grew his wings back and returned, some says he still wanders and still seeking for peace, and some says he now live in a cave where no light can shine through and trapped himself there for eternity.

“That is not going to happen to me. I am not in love with demons, I sympathized them, but I don’t love them,” she said, trying to ensure her friends from thinking the worst possibilities. But, she did not know what was coming to her, she did not know that her words are going to come back to her and bite her. She did not know what will happen next and what the future holds with that mysterious young man.

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