Here they stand,
archangels them all: (from left to right)
the hope-bringer, he can transform your biggest despair into bliss,
just by smiling at you
Gabriel: the messenger, his strong voice lifts
your spirits and brings good news
Lucifer: the rebel, his strong, free mind and sparkling
eyes encourage you: "Your life is your own!"
Michael: the warrior, always ready to fight with
'kin dragons to the beat of his drums
Raphael: the healer, his calm deep voice and gentle
hands will soothe your soul
and, not present,
but always on our minds: Rod, the Big Boss
One fine summer
day in Heaven, Lucifer is once again pissed at how Rod runs the
show. He tries to reason with Uriel that a change in the Heaven
hierarchy is inevitable.
We gotta do something, this cannot go on, don’t you see that?
Uriel: I don’t know .... maybe we should
wait. What’s the point in quarreling?
Lucifer: What do you mean? I’m not talking
about a petty quarrel, I’m talking about changing the whole
Uriel: Oh .... I see ....
Lucifer: Yeah. And what I want to know is whether
you’re on my side or not.
Gabriel: Awww, let him be, Luce. You know that
this is a big dilemma for our dear old Ury. Him being a peaceweaver
and all. Aaaaanywayyyyys .... I’m not sure if I want to risk
a fight with the Big Boss.
Lucifer: And why not?
Gabriel: Weeeell, quite simply because HE is the
BIG boss. Might be a reason, ey?
Lucifer: That’s a stupid reason. Anyway,
Michael is on my side.
Uriel: Mike is on your side?
Lucifer: Yes, that’s what I said.
Gabriel: What about Raph? Has he made up his mind
Lucifer: Well, he should have by now. I talked
to him two days ago.
Gabriel: Awww, come on, you know that’s not
enough. Give him a couple more weeks.
Lucifer: What? No, I want a decision today.
Gabriel: No chance he has made up his mind yet,
in my humble angelic opinion. Nawww, not Raphy.
Michael: Ho, ho, ho, is this the first Rebels’
Squad meeting? Have I missed something?
Lucifer: Eh, no, I have not convinced them yet.
Raph is indecisive as usual, he hasn’t even shown up yet,
must still be asleep. Uriel is all for peaceful arrangement and
Gabe of course is chickening out ...
Gabriel: Correction: I am NOT chickening out ...
Lucifer: You ARE chickening out, as always ...
Gabriel: Why am I chickening out when Ury is peaceful
and Raph indecisive? I could also be indecisive.
Lucifer: You are not. You’re a chicken. Raph
will fight, I’m sure about that. He just needs someone to
make the decision for him.
Gabriel: Weeeell, we’ll see: here he comes
.... Eyyyy, Raphy-baby. Did we have a good long beauty nappy, hmmmm?
Raphael: Ehhhhhmmmm .... Gabe, please .... stop
tousling my hair. I’m not quite awake yet.
Lucifer: So, what’s up: are you in or out?
Raphael: Hmmm .... well, I’ve thought about
it. Well ..... it’s difficult to say ....
Lucifer: That’s not what I want to hear.
You know as well as me, that this situation must change. Rod has
pissed you off more than once, so now’s the chance to fight
Raphael: Hmmm .... yeah, you’re right, but
..... well .....
Michael: Come on, Raph. A little pub brawling will
do no harm. Like in the good ole times, remember?
Raphael: Hmmm, yeah .... that was pretty cool.
I remember .... ok, why not, I’m in. Count on me, Luce.
Lucifer: Great, so we have Mike, Raph and myself.
Uriel, come on, I want you as well ....
Gabriel: Ehhhh, hellooooo? Am I not being asked
Lucifer: Why? Does that mean you’re in as
Gabriel: Yes, I’m in because I’m NOT
Raphael: Who says you’re a chicken, Gabe?
Gabriel: Mister Bigmouth Luce, here.
Lucifer: Yeah, well. Usually it’s true.
Gabriel: It’s NOT true.
Lucifer: Yeah, whatever you say. Well, Uriel, what’s
Uriel: You know, guys, this is getting so complicated.
I like it here. I mean: Rod has his faults, I know ...
Lucifer: What do you mean: faults? He’s a
Gabriel: Reminds me of someone ...
Lucifer: You shut up!
Gabriel: Okey-dokey. Zip.
Uriel: .... I know, but somehow he did a good job
running the show. It must be hard having all the responsibility.
Raphael: Hmm, yeah, and all the decision-making.
Wouldn’t want to be in his place.
Lucifer: What? Are you changing your mind again,
Raphael: Hmmm, no, I’m not changing my mind.
I’m just saying, I understand Ury’s point of view ...
Lucifer: Well, that’s not the point ...
Gabriel: And what is the point, pray tell?
Lucifer: The point is: I want to change the system.
I want more freedom. I want to make my own decisions. I want to
have my own projects. I don’t want to ask for everything before
I’m allowed to do anything. THAT’s the point.
Michael: Kin great! Let’s just do it!
Uriel: So, do you have a plan?
Lucifer: Of course I have a plan. I was just waiting
for you guys to be on my side. So here’s the plan ....