Edge of Thorns - Pt 39Part 39
I can't let Avery die...
Nathan held the shard steady until Wren came into view. The teen froze, eyes widening, but he couldn't let him hesitate. "Wren! Get over here now!" That got him going, though he kept as far away from the angel as he could when he jogged up to them. The writer shifted Avery up so he could take him, but kept his gaze on Gabriel. "Get him out of here," Nathan said as calmly as he could. "Call an ambulance and get him to a hospital."
Wren nodded quickly. "What...?"
He didn't have to be told again. Hefting Avery up as best as he could, Wren dragged him back down the tunnel, hurrying out while Nathan continued to stare down Death. The angel was less than happy.
"Let me do my job," he demanded, the air around him becoming so cold Nathan could see his breath. "It's his time."
"Not if I can help it."
He couldn't risk waiting any longer. Nathan gripped the shard, his heart racing, pulled his hand back and jabbed the glass into his neck. T
Edge of Thorns - Pt 38Part 38
Releasing Michael probably won't help Avery any more than waiting will. I'll have to distract him with one of his belongings so Lumiel can do whatever it is he needs to do before Gabriel gets to him. This could be painful...
"I don't know what you're talking about," Lumiel said, eerily echoing Nathan's question. The writer was sure he did, but just like him, he was trying to buy time. Again, Avarice rolled his eyes.
"Give me a break; you know exactly what I'm talking about," the Sin mocked him. "You might be a force of chaos, but even that is tempered. For one, you can't attack anyone directly unless directly attacked first, and I know better than to do that."
"Ha! That's a lie!" Lumiel smirked, lifting his chin in cocky protest. "I can name at least a hundred individuals I have accosted before, all without provocation. Job, for instance, and his family. You can't say I didn't attack them."
"Ah, but not directly. All the pain you inflicted on him was