at the gates and the walls of Mount Segur ...
I hate Sundays …
Uriel: Where is Raph? He'll be late again if he
doesn't show up soon.
Lucifer: Ts, doesn't come as a surprise to me.
I should have stayed in bed too. Why do I even bother to show up
Uriel: Because we don't want to raise suspicion,
that's why. Remember?
Lucifer: Yeah, yeah, we play the game. …
Ah, there's Michael.
Uriel: Hi, Mike!
Michael: Hi, folks. Isn't it a 'kin great morning?
The sun is smiling, I am smiling, Uriel is smiling, Luce looks threatening
Lucifer: Haha, very funny. Just thinking about
the next hour makes me throw up.
Michael: Come on, it's not gonna be that bad.
Lucifer: You're right, it's gonna be even worse.
Each Sunday the same scenario … Rod flanked by his army coming
down from the Sanctuary …
Michael: Actually, you're right. I better get up
there. See ya later.
Uriel: Yeah, see ya. And don't forget about tonight
Lucifer: … the other angels awaiting him
faithfully at the gate …
Uriel: Shit, Raph's still not here. I should have
dropped by his cloud after all. Now I feel bad.
Lucifer: … Raph, late as usual, gets gently
reprimanded by his All-Forgiveness. I get sick when I just think
about it …
Uriel: Gabe is also missing, that's unusual.
Lucifer: … choir of angels starts with the
"The Sign of the Cross", of course with a solo from Gabe,
our Voice …
Uriel: Well, the Voice hasn't arrived yet.
Lucifer: What? … Well, maybe he had the sense
to wake up Raph on his way.
Uriel: I hope so. Raph has to play a harp solo
today. He's been practicing like crazy for it. Elaborating on every
single note. I wonder why he doesn't just improvise. Would be less
Lucifer: Gabe's probably still tousling his hair,
that's why they're late. ... Ah, two minutes to showtime! Here descends
Rod, flanked by Michael and Sariel in full gear. I still think it's
a bad idea to let Sariel into our group.
Uriel: We'll see tonight, ok? Don't worry now.
... Finally, here's Gabe and Raph.
Lucifer: Raph, you're really a hopeless case.
Raphael: You know, Sunday mornings suck. Why can't
Rod hold his speeches on Sunday evenings?
Lucifer: Gabe, everything ok?
Gabriel: Well, yes, all's fine with me. Had to
wake up little Raphy here. We wouldn't want to miss his infamous
harp-solo today, now would we? Well, not infamous really, since
we've never heard it before. Hmmm.
Raphael: I'm so tired, I'll probably fuck up the
Uriel: No, you won't, I know that. You prepare
so much, you never fuck up your solos.
Raphael: Thanks, Ury, you're a mate.
Uriel: Don't mention it, mate.
Lucifer: Are you two done mating each other? ...
Gabe, for tonight, everything ok? You'll be there?
Gabriel: Of course I'll be there, don't worry.
Lucifer: Ok, glad to hear that. ... And ... about
last time ... well ... you know ... I probably overreacted ...
Gabriel: Yeah, yeah, don't worry, I know.
Lucifer: Well, ok then, great.
Uriel: Great to see you make up, folks. I'm happy.
Oops, Rod is looking in our direction, we better stop talking.
Gabriel: Aw-kay, I better get going then. My vocal
chords are wanted in the choir. See ya later.
Raphael: I feel sick ...
Lucifer: Raph! This is not your first solo. Don't
get a stage-fright now. Pull yourself together.
Raphael: I haven't developped it enough. The down-tuning
probably was a bad idea.
Uriel: It wasn't, it sounds great. And you've practiced
enough, stop worrying.
Raphael: I'm going back to bed ...
Lucifer: You stay here! We cannot let Rod get suspicious
of us. You play that solo!
Raphael: Fuck, Ury, can't you improvise something?
Uriel: You know I could do that. But it's your
turn today. I don't think Rod would like a change.
Lucifer: Of course Rod wouldn't accept change,
that's why we're changing it for him. And soon, you can bet on that.
Come on Raph, it might be the last Sunday you have to get up early.
Raphael: Is that a promise? I'm starting to like
this revolution thing.
... An hour
later, after the speech:
I survived. I thought I couldn't bear it a minute longer.
Uriel: See, it wasn't that bad.
Lucifer: Aren't you listening? It WAS that bad.
Uriel: Well ...
Gabriel: Hey, guys, it was great, did you hear
Lucifer: Yeah, yeah, we all heard your crescendo,
the window behind me started to quiver.
Gabriel: Thanks for the compliments, Luce. Ah,
here comes Raphy, the healer and heavenly harpist. Hoops, so many
H's, we should start calling you H. Haha, lame joke.
Uriel: See, you worried for nothing, your solo
was a blast. Cool down-tuning.
Gabriel: Yeah, didn't even know one could do that
with a harp.
Raphael: Well, actually it's quite simple. You
just take the lowest chord and replace ...
Gabriel: Yeah, yeah, sounds really interesting,
can't hear enough of it.
Raphael: Huh? ... Oh, ok.
Gabriel: For the meeting tonight: are you gonna
lie down again or what? Cause I don't feel like waking you up twice
on the same day. You know, Acacia Heavenview is a huge ...
Raphael: Can you stop making fun of me all the
time? No, I'm not gonna lie down. I'll be on time, I promise.
Gabriel: Your word in Rod's ear ...
Lucifer: Well, glad to hear that. And for once,
try to keep your promise, ok? I have something very special for
us all tonight.