same time, on another cloud ...
You still haven't told him, have you?
Michael: What? Oh … nnno, not exactly. The
time wasn't right yet. He was always a bit stressed, you know.
Sariel: A bit stressed? Luce is always in one hell
of a temper.
Michael: Humm, yes, that's what I mean. I couldn't
see an opening to break our news. He wouldn't have believed me anyway.
Sariel: Well, I noticed that he isn't too keen
on trusting me … ??? … Did you just hear that?
Michael: Yes, it came from over there.
Sariel: Who's there? … Oh, it's you, Luce.
Lucifer: Errr, well, yeah. Hi, guys. I happened
to be in the area, so I thought …
Sariel: … you thought you'd check whether
Michael is keeping his mouth shut?
Lucifer: Yes … ehm, no, of course not. What
you are talking about?
Sariel: Michael, NOW would be the best time, I
Lucifer: The best time for what? Mike?
Michael: Ehmm, well, Luce … to keep it short
Michael: Sariel, here, well … he knows about
our conspiracy, and …
Lucifer: WHAT? You TOLD him? How COULD you? Mike,
I trusted you! I …
Sariel: Calm down, Luce …
Lucifer: You, shut up. This is between me and Mike.
Michael: Listen, Luce, I didn't tell …
Lucifer: I knew it! Ury told him in the Angel &
the Gambler. Or Raph. Or both of them, probably. I'm gonna kill
them, I'm gonna …
Sariel: Luce, no one told …
Lucifer: Or maybe it was Gabe. He really was pissed
about our little disagreement. That sissy, can't take an honest
word from an honest angel. So he had nothing better to do than fly
over to you and rat …
Sariel: Can you listen for a moment?
Michael: No one told Sariel. He found out for himself.
Lucifer: Eh? … How?
Sariel: If you'd just listen for a minute, we could
Lucifer: I knew it, you were always snooping around.
Getting my mates drunk so that you could question them …
Sariel: Now hold it, Luce.
Lucifer: I bet you're proud of yourself now. Looking
forward to that promotion, aren't you? Bringing Rod the clipped
wings of five treacherous archangels, that'll give your career a
nice push, I bet.
Sariel: Give my career a push? I already AM captain
of the army, forgot that? Besides, I'm not going to report …
Lucifer: Oh yeah, you're not going to report all
of us. Of course. Michael's gonna be pardoned, right? He's a good
warrior, Rod would be a fool to throw him out.
Sariel: Luce …
Lucifer: Gabe's gonna be pardoned as well. Anyway,
the rat quit the sinking ship right in time. As always. Chicken.
Michael: I don't think, Gabe is out. He's just
Lucifer: URY didn't like the idea from the start.
He wanted peaceful negotiations. That's gonna work in his favour.
A smile, and he's forgiven.
Sariel: Probably, but listen …
Lucifer: So that leaves Raph and me. Well, better
than nothing, isn't it? But Raph is your "amigo", right?
Can't report your amigo, of course. Anyway, nobody can be angry
with our little Raphy, correct? HA, pity we don't have Gabe here
to tousle his hair right now. What a farce.
Michael: Luce, can you calm down, for Rod's sake?
Lucifer: That leaves me. … And DON'T Rod's-sake
me! … That's what you wanted from the beginning, right, Sariel?
Huh? You wanted ME out of the way. Anyway, with me gone, the whole
group will split up.
Sariel: Actually, there you might be right. Now,
could you hold your breath for a couple of minutes, and let me explain?
Lucifer: Explain what? That you arrest me?
Sariel: No …
Lucifer: Well, you can try, but don't think I won't
put up a fight. You wanna arrest me, you better be prepared to lose
some feathers in the process. So? I'm waiting! Come on, I'm …
Sariel: FUCK, CAN YOU LISTEN TO ME !! Don't you
see that I know for quite some time already, and NONE of you has
been arrested so far? Why do you think that is?
Michael: Please, Luce, listen to him. He's gonna
Lucifer: Well, ok, go ahead then. But don't think
you can catch me unawares. I'll be on my guard.
Sariel: You're exasperating me, Luce. Ok, as I
was trying to say, I found out, by bits and pieces I collected …
Lucifer: … always snooping around …
Sariel: Well, if you want, yes. Anyway, I chose
NOT to report you.
Lucifer: And why not?
Sariel: Because I want to join.
Lucifer: HA, you expect me to believe that? This
is just some sort of trick.
Sariel: Why would I need to use a trick? I already
know everything, so why would I bother to put up a comedy now?
Michael: He's right, Luce. He asked me a while
ago to tell you about his decision to join our group.
Lucifer: My group. … And why did you never
Michael: Well, quite honestly, I never caught you
in a favourable mood. You were always so hot-headed.
Lucifer: When was I hot-headed?
Sariel: When were you not?
Lucifer: If you start like that, you can forget
it right away. I don't need another smartass making side-remarks.
I already got Gabe for that. … If Raph manages to convince
him to stay with us, that is.
Sariel: Does that mean, I am accepted?
Lucifer: Well, I don't fully trust you yet. Can't
see your motive, really. For fuck's sake, you're Rod's captain.
That's as good as living on the fucking Rainbow. Why would you want
to join the rebels?
Michael: Hey, I'm also part of the army, remember?
Lucifer: Well, that's different, you're a friend.
Sariel: Just give me the chance to prove myself.
Michael: Come on, Luce, I can guarantee for him.
Lucifer: Well, mmmh … oh, for fuck's sake,
ok. Bring him to our next meeting, then we're gonna see. There's
something I've been wanting to do for quite a while, anyway. I'll
tell you when we're all together, then Mister Captain of the Army
here can show what metal he's made of.
Michael: Thanks, Luce. You won't be disappointed,
I swear. See you at the meeting, then.