Oct 222014

[ Master Post ]
Title: Death and Desire
Fandom: Nicoverse
Characters: Gabriel β™…, Michael β™…
Rating: T (L0 N0 S0 V2 D0)
Warnings: War, death, holy vengeance, ethics of a damaged archangel
Notes: In about 701 BC, an Assyrian army led by Sennacherib sacked forty-odd cities in Judah and laid siege to Jerusalem. Assyrian records report the successful sack of every city besieged, except Jerusalem. Although they also do not report defeat there, those records are kingly propaganda, so all bets are off. The story goes that Hezekiah, King of Judah, prayed in the Temple of Jerusalem, for deliverance, and as the first king in two and a half centuries to do so, his prayer was rewarded, and 185,000 Assyrian soldiers died outside the walls. This is variously attributed to Michael, Gabriel, or the onset of one of the usual siege camp diseases. I decided to go for all three. (I never thought I'd be writing Michael, but I suppose it had to happen, eventually…)
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