A deep booming voice issued from above. It seemed to the young heros that it was both within and around them all at once. "HALT CREATURE." Armewgedon looked to its source. There decended before him the figure of a tall man. He looked like any ordinary man of high stance and strong build, except for a few very prominent features. He was clad in golden armor which conformed to his muscles perfectly following every contour, his blond hair didn't seem like hair at all but rather a sort of living flame which burned without consuming, and most prominent of all were four huge white feathered wings jutting from his back. His wingspan on either pair had to be at least twenty feet.
"IT IS TRULY SAD THAT THE SWORD WAS SUMMONED FOR THE PURPOSES OF EVIL. YOU HAVE USED THE FOUR PARTS OF THE WHOLE TO BRING EVIL INTO THIS WORLD. YOU WILL NOW BE JUDGED BY THE HOLY WRATH OF GOD!" is all he said before launching an enormus white beam from a a foot in front of him without even gesturing. The beam engulfed Armewgedon and plowed through the wall behind him. He dissapeared in the ensuing explosion and did not emerge. Everyone stood in disbelief at the spectacle they had just witnessed. With one effortless attack this new warrior had defeated what had just moments ago seemed an impossible opponent. Mac was carefully studying the apperance of this new creature as Shane simply stared at the pile of rubble expecting Armewgedon to burst out at any moment.
Ray looked up "IT'S ABOUT FREKKING TIME!" He yelled half joking. "Is it over?" Asked Shane. Ray walked forward to confront the angelic figure. "Thanks but.....who or what are you?" He asked. He didn't like the answer. "I AM CALLED SARAPHIM. ANNGEL OF THE EARTH. THE GAURDIAN OF THE WHOLE. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME MY BEING HAS BEEN WITHIN THE FOUR PARTS OF THE WHOLE." "Hi, I am Shane McInnis, I have been the gaurdian of chocolate and women of this realm for a long time, we have something in common," Shane said as he reached up his hand. Saraphim quickly snapped his head over to look at Shane and raised his hand. "WOAH MAN I AM JUST TRYING TO BE POLITE!" Shane screamed as he jumped back. He then said something under his breath that isn't appropriate for younger readers.
Saraphim then continued his speech. "WHEN THE FIRST WAR WITH LUCIFER ENDED MOST ANGELS EITHER WERE CAST INTO HELL WITH HIM OR RETURNED TO HEAVEN TRIUMPHANTLY. I AM ONE OF A VERY FEW WHO REMAINED HERE. I AM THE SUPREAM OF THE EARTHLY ANGELS. AND THE JUDGE OF THIS WORLD. I KNEW THAT IT WAS INEVITABLE THAT THE FOUR PARTS WOULD BE ASSEMBLED FOR EITHER JUSTICE OR GREED. SO I HAVE SLEPT WITHIN THEM WAITING FOR THE DAY WHEN I WOULD PASS JUDGEMENT. NOW THAT DAY HAS COME." "So you judged Armewgedon right?" asks Shane. "NOT ONLY HIM BUT THE ENTIRE WORLD WHICH WOULD CREATE HIM. I DECIDED THAT IF I WERE EVER AWAKENED IN THE NAME OF GREED THEN THE WORLD HAD PROGRESSED BEYOND ALL HOPE. IT IS TIME TO SAVE THE INNOCENT SOULS AND DAMN THE GUILTY. AND FURTHERMORE TO TEAR DOWN THE WORLD AND START ALL OVER."
"So you're saying you're an angel of appocolypse? Is that it? Well I don't buy that. It isn't the place of any man and not even an angle to choose the fate of the world." Shane said in deffiance. "Do you think you can just take our lives and futures away. what about those souls who are yet to find salvation? What about those who are yet to come? I defy your false judgement!" Mac retorts.
Saraphim looks shocked for a moment then his face returns to its forboding appearance. He turns and extends his hand to Ray. "Then Chosen one. You the holy warrior of God will surely find your place in Heaven. Will you come away from this world? Your job here is done."
Ray hesitates for a moment. The look in his eyes told that he was struggling with everything he ever believed in. He finnally answers "NO!" jerking his hand away from Saraphim. "You expect me to help you destroy all of this? I grew up here, I have friends here, this is my home. There is no way that I am going to help you! I don't care what your decision is. I won't let you carry it out. You think that one event can determin the fate of the entire universe. That all that matters is the final product of good and evil's conflict? What about our lives and those of the ones we love. If it all ends now what about our future. Don't you see that it's not just the final product but the every day victories and failures that make life worth living. We take the good along with the bad. otherwise we would never grow. I too defy you Saraphim. You may be stronger than me. mabey a thousand times, mabey a million times, probably a lot stronger than that. But no matter what. I refuse to just die. I will not lied down. I will not surrender. WE WILL NOT BE EXTINGUISHED AND WE WILL NOT GO SILENTLY INTO THE NIGHT! I WILL FIGHT YOU!"
Mac also steps forward "I was never much of a gambler but today I'm going to go against the odds. I too will stand against you Saraphim."
Shane steps forward. "I've got too much living to do to die now. I can't make any promises but I'll try. And Ray, If I let you down you can spend all of eternity kicking my ass."
Ray looked over to Shane "Yeah, and if we win I'll buy you a planet made of chocolate."
"DO YOU TRULY THINK YOUR DEFIANCE WILL HALT ME EVEN MOMENTARILLY? THEN COME. TRY YOUR POWER AGAINST MINE. BUT YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY STAND AGAINST AN ANGEL OF THE LORD. FOR I HAVE BEHIND ME THE INFINITE POWER OF GOD." Said Saraphim lifting himself off the ground.
The last capable warriors stood in front of him. "Hey you, big dark and holy, if you wanna rumble you came to the right place" Shane said Drawing his weapon.
Ray focussed his mind and returned to Ultimage Chosen One form. "Alright everybody. This is the end of the game so lets make this play count. This one's for love. This one's for life. This one's for hope, and humanity. This one's for the future!"
Mac took a battle stance "Like Frag always said. No matter how hopeless the sitiuation, I WILL NEVER GIVE UP!"
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