Sitting atop a mountain, I caught the whisper of a Word.
My brothers had mocked me when I suggested we Listen. They were drunk with love, and none could blame them. Certainly not I. We’d been denied simple pleasures – any pleasures, really – for our whole existence.
He must have Seen this. Either He had reason for allowing us to carry on, or He simply got distracted. With the whole of time and space laid out before Him like a jigsaw puzzle, one can hardly fault Him for missing a detail or two. I was counting on it.
Interesting trick, subterfuge: alien to us, but inherent in the creatures we were given to watch over. I’m certain we were not meant to watch them quite so closely, but perhaps that, too, was Ordained. He is both crafty and subtle.
I was neither. Not before the Word. With dreadful understanding, I descended to the valley.
“Bring me the daughters.” A simple Command, immediately obeyed.
Without explanation, I led the girls away. Humans could not stop me. My brothers cared not. They had their precious boys – rowdy giants wreaking havoc for amusement.
I’d been Blessed with daughters.
I led the girls to where Lucifer slept in peace, where he sleeps to this day, and left them there, safe and sound, until the Flood had passed, and the sons begat by Angels had perished from the Earth. The Word had said nothing about daughters.
Nephilim yet live.
That’s what He gets for overlooking girls.
Note: This is background for my current novel project.