Oct 192014
 

[ Master Post ]
Title: The Birth of the Sea of Salt
Fandom: Nicoverse
Characters: Gabriel (as Labashi) , Hizkiel (as Harsu) , Kafziel (as Kurigalzu) , Lot & his family
Rating: G- (L1 N0 S0 V1 D1)
Warnings: Objectification of angels, threats of violence, really oblique threats of rape, violent nationalist sentiment, non-explicit mass destruction
Notes: A telling of the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah, from the perspective of the angels. I apologise for the names. Lot’s supposed to be Chaldean, and Chaldean names are a pain in my ass to find, but he spent enough time in the Jordan River valley that I can mangle some names for his family. And then I had the bloody stupid idea the angels should be posing as Chaldean merchants… I give up. Also, I like Lot’s daughters as self-determined hellraisers, able to make their own decisions and enforce their intent. I think canon supports that. And Gabriel loathing its shell is always hilarious — so, yes, this is really substantially before the fall of Jerusalem. (~2018 BC, maybe?) And if you’ve got any problems with my geology or geography, keep in mind that historical fiction is still fiction. (And I’m using a trope that’s been argued by biblical scholars, which doesn’t make it true, but does make it sufficiently popular to base a fictional work upon.)
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