Late that night,
in the Rue Morgue ...
So, here we are. Come on in, Sariel. I see the others haven't arrived
Sariel: I must say I'm a bit nervous. I hope Luce
won't start his paranoid ramblings again.
Michael: I'm sure we can convince him of your good
intentions. If he wasn't willing to believe you, he wouldn't have
invited you to one of our meetings in the first place.
Sariel: Well, let's hope you're right.
Uriel: Hi Mike. Sariel. So, you're joining the
troop? That's great, then we'll be allowed to go on a binge together
Sariel: Has it ever been forbidden?
Uriel: Well ... ehm ... sort of ...
Gabriel: Heyyyy, folks, I'm ba-ack! Did you miss
Uriel: Hi Gabe, isn't Raph with you?
Gabriel: Ehhh, Raphy? ... No. He said he wouldn't
need a wake-up call. Fuck, he's not here yet? Well, Luce hasn't
arrived either, so there's still hope he might be here before him.
Michael: I hope so, it would spare us another outburst
Gabriel: Yeah, I feel some kind of déjà-vu
at the start of each new meeting. So Sariel, you decided to switch
Sariel: As you can see.
Gabriel: Aw-kay, welcome to the troop then. I hope
you know what you're letting yourself into. I take it you have met
Sariel: Yes, don't worry, I guess I'll be fine.
Gabriel: Good, good. ... Shit, there he comes,
and Raphy's still not here. I should have woken him up after all.
Lucifer: Hey, guys. Great, I see you have all arr...
Where the fuck is Raph?
Gabriel: Ah! Déjà-vu.
Lucifer: I don't believe this! It's two minutes
Uriel: Maybe he had an emergency.
Lucifer: I wonder what time would suit him for
our meetings, so that we can be sure that he'll be on time.
Michael: He'll probably soon show up. Maybe we
could update Sariel about our previous meetings while we wait.
Lucifer: You mean, there's still things he doesn't
know yet? Well ... hi Sariel.
Sariel: Hello. I'm glad I can join.
Lucifer: Hmmm, good. Well, I don't want to start
without Raph, so we might as well fill you in on our plan. So, listen
Half an hour
Hmmm, hi guys. Look, Luce, I'm not saying I'm sorry, but ...
Lucifer: What's your excuse this time? You're HALF
A FUCKING HOUR late!
Raphael: Well, that's not THAT much, considering
Lucifer: NOT THAT MUCH? Do you think we have nothing
better to do than wait for you to show up? By now we could have
finished the meeting.
Raphael: I'm sorry, but ...
Gabriel: HA! You said it after all, Raphy!
Raphael: It wasn't my fault this time. I didn't
oversleep. In fact, I wasn't sleeping at all.
Lucifer: So, why are you late?
Raphael: Lilith ...
Gabriel: Hehe. Lilith, yeah, she is a good reason
to be late. Oooh, Raphy, I didn't know that you and Lilith ...
Raphael: No ... Stop that, Gabe ... Lilith ...
Rrrmmm, GABE! Stop tousling me, fuck.
Lucifer: We had to wait because you wanted to have
it off with Lilith? Tell me I'm having a bad dream.
Raphael: Can you ... Gabe, fuck. No, Luce, I didn't
have it off with Lilith. She felt ill.
Gabriel: Awwww, you want us to believe that?
Raphael: Yeah, I want you to believe that, cause
it's the truth. You know, I had to do my job.
Gabriel: Well, maybe SHE was doing her job too
Raphael: Haha, very funny.
Uriel: No, I remember, she already had a headache
Lucifer: She did? Well, ok then. No use crying
over spilt milk. I'm glad you could make it here after all. So let's
not lose more time and start with the meeting. As you probably already
know, Sariel here has decided to join us.
Raphael: Sure, Ury told me. That's great, Sar,
so now we're allowed to go on a binge together again.
Uriel: Hehe, yeah, that's what I told him too.
Lucifer: I DON'T think he joined so that you three
can get drunk and make headlines again. May I go on?
Uriel: Oops, yeah, sorry. Of course.
Lucifer: Ok. So, as you probably all know, I feel
very strongly about our group here. I feel, together we can achieve
so much. The system is on the brink of being changed, and we are
not only fortunate enough to witness it, no, we're actively working
to get there.
Uriel: Well said, mate.
Lucifer: I hope and pray that you are all feeling
the same about this ...
Michael: I guess we do, otherwise we wouldn't have
Sariel: I agree with that.
Uriel: Of course we do, Luce, I hope you don't
Gabriel: Yeah, sure, Luce. I already told you.
I'm in. I'm proud to be in. I'm honoured to be in. I'm most eager
to be in. I'm excessively ...
Lucifer: Yeah, yeah, ok, I got it. Raph? ... Raph?
Raphael: Huh? What was the question again?
Lucifer: Someone hold me before I kill him ...
Are you sleeping while I talk?
Raphael: No, but there was so much going on here
right now ... I think I forgot the question.
Gabriel: Oh, Raphy. Luce was asking us if we still
want to be part of his ingenious revolution plan.
Raphael: Oh that. Well yeah, sure.
Lucifer: Hmmm, good then. Now comes the time to
celebrate our bond with a special ceremony.
Uriel: Oh cool, let's raise our glasses.
Lucifer: I did NOT mean drinking, Uriel.
Uriel: Not? Would have been a good idea though.
Sariel: What DID you mean?
Lucifer: I meant, it is time for us to become Blood
Gabriel: Eh, beg your pardon?
Lucifer: Yes, that's how it's done among conspirators.
We cut our hands, join them together and swear a holy oath never
to betray each other or our cause.
Gabriel: We have to cut our hands for that? So
that they bleed?
Lucifer: Yeah, that's why it's called BLOOD brothers,
right? A permanent scar to symbolize our permanent dedication.
Gabriel: Well, you know I never really fancied
tattoos and such stuff. A bit TOO permanent for my liking ...
Lucifer: What do you mean? This isn't about some
fancy little tattoo. This is meant to be a symbol of fraternity
Gabriel: Isn't that the same? Fraternity, brotherhood
Lucifer: What's the matter with you? Are you getting
second thoughts about joining? Or are you just afraid to lose a
few drops of your precious blood? Chickening out again, Gabe?
Gabriel: No, I'm NOT chickening out. I just don't
like rash decisions, that's all. But if it's so important to you
Michael: I agree with Luce, sealing the pact with
our blood is a good idea. I'm all for it.
Uriel: Yeah, why not. Let's do it.
Lucifer: Sariel? You maybe didn't expect this?
Are you sure you're still in? Prepared to swear an oath of loyalty
and wear the scar to prove it?
Sariel: Yes, I can swear the oath and cut my hand.
If that's the only way I can make you believe in my sincerity. I
suspect this whole blood brother idea only came up because you wanted
to test me anyway.
Gabriel: Really? Well, maybe then it would suffice
if Sariel cut his hand ...
Lucifer: NO, we ALL cut our hands. Either you do
it or you're out. If you cannot even make this little sacrifice,
then how could we trust you to fight to the death for our cause?
How can anyone be so ...
Gabriel: Ok, ok, I'll do it. Stop ranting. I just
thought, considering the fact ...
Lucifer: Raph, what about you? Do you have a problem
with cutting your hand?
Raphael: Hm? No, not at all. Let's do it.
Gabriel: Well, easy for him to say. He can heal
himself quickly. He probably won't even feel the hurt. Also: he's
used to blood. Comes with his profession. So it's not really a sign
of daring if he ...
Michael: Don't worry, Gabe, it doesn't really hurt
that much. Sar and me have done it before with the mates from the
Gabriel: Well, I'll take your word for it.
Lucifer: Ok then, let's do it. I'll go first. Will
you hand me the knife that I put over there, Uriel? ... Ok, who's
Raphael: Well, give it to me then. ... Ok, there
you go, Ury.
Uriel: Thanks, mate. ... Oops, well, one does feel
it ... But it's only a tiny sting.
Michael: My turn. ... Sariel?
Sariel: Ok, well, let's do it. ... Gabe? You're
Gabriel: Ehm, yeah ... hehe, well. Let's make that
little incision, if it makes Lucy happy. ... Here we go. Some deep
breathing, concentration: a-one ... a-two ... a-three ... Showtime!
... Uahhh, yeah, hehe, cool, didn't hurt at all. Hooo, I'm fine.
Haaa, so what's next? Shall we pierce a nipple, amputate a wing?
Lucifer: Why is it that you can't just perform
the ceremony in silence, like all the others? Do you have to make
a show of everything? Stop monkeying, please.
Gabriel: Ehhh, hehe. Great. Now I'm a monkey. The
zoo is getting bigger.
Lucifer: What zoo?
Gabriel: MY zoo. Rats, chicken, monkeys. Well,
never mind. I did what you wanted, so be happy, ok?
Lucifer: Yeah sure, I'm happy. Now let's join our
hands together ... From this moment on, we are truly Blood Brothers,
united in our common cause for all eternity. This night will fade
into the dawn of a new era. A glorious moment for all Angelkind.
Uriel: Great, I feel so excited.
Michael: Yeah, looking forward to this brave new
Sariel: Luce, do you realize you've have achieved
something that no angel before you has done? Bringing together the
six of us to fight for our own cause, set our own goals?
Lucifer: Yeah, Sariel. I know. And I'm proud of
it. But I also want to thank you all, because I realize that without
you, nothing of this could have been achieved. Thanks, mates.
Michael: Ah, you're most welcome.
Uriel: Don't mention it, mate.
Raphael: Gabe ... Are you alright? You look a bit
Gabriel: Eh, well, hehe. I just realized that it
does hurt after all. My hand feels kinda numb.
Raphael: Show me your hand. ... Fuck, Gabe, your
fingers are all blue! You've cut way too deep! Man, this doesn't
stop bleeding. Why didn't you say something?
Gabriel: Well, I'm not a chicken, am I? Just a
little cut, hehe. Hooo, I think I'm starting to faint here.
Lucifer: Oh fuck. Why must he always make a show
of everything? ... Raph, could you please ...
Raphael: Yeah, I'm working on it already. Come
on Gabe, stop moaning, you're gonna be fine in a minute. ... See,
just a little scar left. No more blood. Move your fingers ... that's
good, you're alright again.
Gabriel: Thanks, Raphy. I owe you one for this.
Uriel: You know, that's actually a very good idea:
I'm thirsty. Let's go to the Angel and the Gambler.
Lucifer: Uriel, it's 2 a.m. The pubs are all closed.
Uriel: Umph. Shit. So much for being in Heaven.
Michael: Let's go to the Ancient Mariner. It's
open all night. Best fish and chips joint there is, I can tell you.
And Gabe here looks as if he could use a bite.
Uriel: That's a good idea. Let's go there and celebrate