In the darkness I will be your guiding light As Kata spoke, the seraph couldn’t help but consider it strange that she actually spoke back to him, not just reciting words the human thought would please him but actually expressing her own thoughts. Whenever Sariel had touched down on Earth it had always been before cowering people, clueless filthy people just trying to survive the elements. Now a majority of people he interacted with or passed by all seemed clean, well kept, educated in any number of ways that gave them their own unique outlook on life. "I like what you have said," The statement sounded as if he was a little surprised by the fact, studying her momentarily, "I find it unusual for a human to have good advice, but what you have said comes across as a wise course of action, I will do as you suggest to the best of my ability." Though there was a slight pause before he added, "Though we were never designed to be handed choices and decide for ourselves what we wish, that is not how it should be, we are told what to do, and we do it. This will be unusual for me," It was difficult to tell if Sariel was amused or overly serious on that fact, to be honest he wasn’t even sure how he felt himself. For now all that really mattered was addressing the issue involving Maion’s suicide mission, the last thing Sariel wanted was her untimely death.Though he wasn’t entirely sure why the attachment to his fallen sister felt so important, why now or why her, there had been others who had fallen, there were still others now alive out there, none of them however were mixed up in his task right now. Maybe that was it, or maybe it was something else, Sariel wasn’t sure, nor did he really put much thought into it at that point, at least he tried not to.Sorry this came out so short...
Posted on May 6 2012, 02:00 PM
Count me inCause now I only see my dreams in everything I touch. Feel their cold hands on everything I love. Cold like some magnificent skyline, out of my reach but always in my eyeline now.Kata, despite knowing about Sariel’s kind, was taken aback by his honesty. It had been a lengthy answer and essentially it was just what she had wanted. The angels were not in great shape in terms of unity. It was hard to believe but she figured that any family could have issues and it wouldn’t be the first time the holy family had squabbled. “Ah,” was all she said at first, nodding as she took it all in. She watched Sariel for a moment in an attempt to surmise something else about him. Why had he chosen to tell her? Couldn’t he have given a secretive answer and a stern warning? Why take the time? If he was concerned about his family shouldn’t he have been off doing something rather than taking time to explain things to her? Surely an eccentric and slightly grumpy parapsychologist didn’t matter too much in the scheme of things. Sariel professed to know very little about her but there was one thing he was sure of, she’d spoken and attempted to understand another angel. Kata did not want to assume too much of herself but there was something about Sariel that suggested a need or underlying desire to talk to someone. Maybe he needed someone who was aware but not a part of the situation at hand. Maybe in some odd way he needed to talk to her. “That must be difficult,” Kata said in a comforting tone. She gave him a small apologetic smile. “Families are tricky. You want the best for them but you can talk until you’ve nothing left to say and it still may not work. You can’t hand someone the right choice, you can only provide them with the tools to make that decision themselves.” She fell silent, hoping the angel could grasp her words and their meaning. Angels were very literal and though Kata had tried not to be confusing, she never could predict what would sink in and what wouldn’t. “If I may,” she started slowly, “I would let your loved ones know how much they mean to you; how much you love them and that’s it.” Kata looked the man in the eyes, “You tell them they are going down the wrong road and they’ll edge further down it just to spite you. I understand that you can’t really afford to let them make their own mistakes but any criticism – direct criticism – will get a negative reaction. Be there for them, love them, express that and they will most likely begin to see how their actions affect those they love. And if they don’t, well then you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” Kata hoped that her advice made sense to the angel. She wasn’t entirely confident that her suggestion would work for heavenly creatures but if Sariel were a human and having the same issue, she would offer the same words. Made by LC @ Caution 2.0
Posted on Apr 30 2012, 01:59 AM
In the darkness I will be your guiding light "Your phrasing threw me. You may want to learn more about humans in order to speak accordingly. Having some angel tell you that they wrote your name down the day you were born suggests that at any point in your life, they were aware of you. And definitely don’t say you’re not a stranger to them. That’s…it gives the wrong impression." Granted it had been a very long while since Sariel had to talk business with people, since then humans seemed to have gradually forgotten the roles some of the more known angels preformed. Considering Sariel had played such a part in Moses’s life, Sariel admittedly took for granted that people might recall the tasks the Seraph preformed. Apparently not, people did not seem to remember such details from so long ago, in which case Kata’s words were rather wise. All this time the angel had been so preoccupied with avoiding his name unless it was clear it wouldn’t be recognized, but maybe he was over estimating its familiarity. Ego didn’t play a part in the consideration, Sariel was not one disappointed by being forgotten, he did his task and had it had served its purpose, that was all that mattered. Just, teaching a people the secrets of the moon, on top of his time with Moses, it seemed like such a big thing to have forgotten. "So you’re like a census taker?" Considering this a moment, Sariel then nodded, not entirely sure if it was a perfect descriptive fit, though seemed fair enough a word for now. "I appreciate the concern but I’m not really doing anything wrong. I asked him questions – we talked. I am not interested in-" In a war neither side appreciated questions being flung about, especially when it dragged innocents into the mix and then risked the body count to rise. From Sariel’s understanding a majority of rebel’s claimed to desire to protect human lives, though involving them as soldiers in a war against angels and demons seemed hardly sensible for that desired goal."Being anything more than a spectator. I want to learn. I am not going to do anything – it would be fruitless." Some angels would agree whole heartedly, in fact, even the rebels would often doubt that a human could stand against them with much hope of survival unless a hunter fully in the know took them by complete surprise. Sariel himself was torn, admittedly, the angel found it hard, as a warrior, to see these people as a massive threat to his survival should it come down to him against them. However, as a teacher, guide and guardian in the past, he knew they possessed the ability to surprise, some times, when mankind stand at a crossroad, you just had to expect anything was possible. Thought what fruit had to do with any of it just left Sariel staring a little mystified."If you’re worried about him why don’t you talk to him?" Yes, why not talk to the murderous, fight now, ask questions only if can be bothered later, sibling? Sariel loved his younger brother greatly, only tainted by the anger over Castiel’s actions for as long as the lower ranked soldier continued to misbehave. Besides, others had tried to talk to Castiel, he ignored them, even brethren that Castiel was closer to had tried, no one seemed able to compete with the Winchester’s. "Family problems can be hard to deal with but if you don’t try to help your loved ones – who will you help?" Helping them was what Sariel was doing though! The problem being the more help the rebels got from humans, the more it fueled their misguided determination. "And no thank you to the..." The human added, tapping the side of her skull as speaking, "Now that I get what you mean you needn’t prove anything to me in terms of Kata knowledge." Sariel’s hazel gaze studied the human a moment, then lifted briefly to the skies, trailing across the expanse before lowering back down to Kata’s face."The reason I am here is to help them," There was a forced monotone to his voice, perhaps that in itself was all that was needed to suggest Sariel’s attempts were not going so well. "However they are going against our Father’s will, as well as involving many people in their rebellion and turning them into soldiers against God and the Host of Heaven. I am an Angel of the Lord, I do not desire to fight the very people I am to bow before and love above all else, it is a mockery to all our father asked of us." If this actually explained to her clearly as to why Sariel was here, talking to her, instead of being off talking to his sibling, the angel wasn’t sure, he admittedly wasn’t really thinking that deep into it. Just a brief explanation of why he was there and to get her to understand that mankind held priority over all else, that’s all he aimed for. The stress of it all, the war, his siblings fighting, the deaths, and now the humans being dragged into the front lines, it was hard pretending none of it affected him, even if it were frowned upon allowing ones vessel's emotions to taint the soldier inside. "Beside's, Castiel has been spoken to many times, his misguided dedication is rather admirable, though troublesome, as well as dangerous, they are spilling the blood of our brethren, and so in turn their blood too is spilt. I am having great difficulties in getting them to just ... talk, beyond insults - from either side. All I can do now is attempt to keep as many humans out of harms way as possible till this comes to an end."
Posted on Apr 28 2012, 09:59 PM
Count me inCause now I only see my dreams in everything I touch. Feel their cold hands on everything I love. Cold like some magnificent skyline, out of my reach but always in my eyeline now.A wave of relief washed over Kata as the angel revealed the real meaning behind his words. She sighed and nodded, “Your phrasing threw me. You may want to learn more about humans in order to speak accordingly. Having some angel tell you that they wrote your name down the day you were born suggests that at any point in your life, they were aware of you. And definitely don’t say you’re not a stranger to them. That’s…it gives the wrong impression.” She looked at him in another light. Was he some record keeper tasked with keeping track of every soul on Earth? “So you’re like a census taker?” Kata nodded. It would stand to reason that there would be someone like him. Kata straightened herself up and began to feel slightly at ease for the first time in their exchange. She took a deep breath and tried to get the attention of the ducks once again. She spoke to the man, keeping her voice soft as not to startle the animals she was trying to coax back. “I appreciate the concern but I’m not really doing anything wrong. I asked him questions – we talked. I am not interested in” she waved her hand, unsure of the words she wanted to use, “Being anything more than a spectator. I want to learn. I am not going to do anything – it would be fruitless. “ She looked up at Sariel, “If you’re worried about him why don’t you talk to him?” Did angels have an issue with communication as well? It was funny to think but it could very well be true. Kata handed a piece of toast to a duck brave enough to near her. “Family problems can be hard to deal with but if you don’t try to help your loved ones – who will you help?” Kata wasn’t going to promise not to talk to angels or try to pry into their mindsets – it was what she did but she certainly didn’t think that she had a place in whatever it was they were doing. Nothing she did would matter, it wasn’t her fight. It was possible that her desire to know more would get her in the middle in some respect but Kata couldn’t see anything getting too bad.Upon realizing that she hadn’t expressed that she didn’t want her mind read into, Kata quickly added, “And no thank you to the...” Kata tapped the side of her head. “Now that I get what you mean you needn’t prove anything to me in terms of Kata knowledge.” The young woman realized that she was a hypocrite when it came to psychological assessments. She wanted to know everything she could, and wasn’t always considerate in the process. However, if anyone were to go inside her head or try to figure her out she would be furious and fairly worried. Made by LC @ Caution 2.0
Posted on Apr 28 2012, 03:50 AM
In the darkness I will be your guiding light "If you have been…paying attention to me, surely you’d know that this wouldn’t work." Paying attention to her? Sariel thought about this a moment, wondering if she meant in regards to today, because unless he really delved into her mind there was not a lot a name could tell him on its own. Not to mention, honestly, he had not the time to spy on every child of God that inhabited the Earth who's name resided in the eternal black book he carried with him. Maybe she misunderstood and thought he was prying into her mind without permission, Sariel might gleam a few things here and there but he much preferred offering these mortals their privacy and figuring out a way to get them to tell him the things he wanted to know of themselves. Otherwise it was just boring. Or maybe she thought he watched her from above, like an archangel over a prophet, ever alert and ready to descend at the first sign of danger."Tell me something I’ve not told anyone," Sariel stared at her, not entirely sure if Kata understood that to find that out, he would be getting invasive, was that not what upset her in the fist place? "You think you know me," That depended on what exactly she thought he knew, of course the angel knew of her birthday, he knew basic things about surface memories… Maybe Sariel seriously needed to work on his approach with people; it would be so much easier to speak Enochian, human language had so many twists and turns he seemed to get wrong."Yet you haven’t introduced yourself. No name, just a warning. Why would I listen to a warning from someone I don’t know?" Actually, this was true, Sariel had been trying so hard to remain under the radar and avoid bring attention that introductions could bring. But now he needed her to know that Sariel was who he said he was, and somehow it had totally slipped the angels mind to actually say his own name."You are right, again my approach may need some work, it has not been since the days of Moses that I have walked upon this world, people have changed, and I have been... wishing to remain discreet." Came the mused realization with a thoughtful consideration of what was said as he replied, "I am the Command of God, I am his will, I am of the name Sariel, and it is my task to write down the names of all those born into my Father’s world." There was the briefest of pauses before he added with a light chuckle, "I do not perch upon ones shoulder through their lives, I can tell you things only you would know if it pleases you, however in the past that had been rather upsetting for people… described as… as uhm," Sariel squinted a moment to recall the phrase, "Invasion of ones mind space?" The questioning tone suggested he wasn't entirely sure if that recollection was accurate or not, since to him - especially when directly translated to Enochian, it did sound peculiar. To some that would pay attention, they would notice the more formal Sariel got, the less noticeable his borrowed British accent became, business was business after all, and even the angel found it hard to not fall back into old behaviors.
Posted on Apr 26 2012, 10:20 PM
Count me inCause now I only see my dreams in everything I touch. Feel their cold hands on everything I love. Cold like some magnificent skyline, out of my reach but always in my eyeline now.The more the angel spoke, the wider Kata’s eyes became. The idea that anyone had been keeping tabs on her for her entire lifespan was incredibly unsettling. This being felt as though he knew her. Oh that was too much. How much did he know? Her mind was riddled with possibilities. Had he been hanging around without her noticing? If he wasn’t an angel she’d call him a stalker although technically he fit the definition, innocent motives aside. At least, she assumed they were innocent motives. As he continued his reasons for appearing to her, Kata felt slightly dizzy. Not only was this man slash supreme being ‘not a stranger’ to her, he was coming to warn her about her choices. Now that was a bit much. “If you have been…paying attention to me, surely you’d know that this wouldn’t work.” She frowned, “Tell me something I’ve not told anyone.” If the man expected her to believe him, he needed to show proof of his lifelong presence. She stared at him, unsure of what exactly she wanted to do about his words. Was she getting into trouble? Her desire to learn and understand had gotten her into trouble before but could she be leading herself into some sort of cataclysmic shit storm? She wasn’t sure what he meant exactly but she had a feeling there was only one person he could mean. The angel she’d met at the hospital. Why after all of that time would he just come around? Kata had always had her hand in dangerous things? Something wasn’t right. The man wasn’t physically imposing but if he really were an angel, he wouldn’t need to be. Angels didn’t adhere to the laws of human strength. He or his vessel rather did not have an unsettling look about him – possibly the reason he chose it. Kata wouldn’t call his vessel very threatening or ‘creepy’ at all but the angel inhabiting him should have probably been labeled as both. “You think you know me,” she said, fully aware of the fact that he knew her proper age though it was possible that it had been a correct guess. “Yet you haven’t introduced yourself. No name, just a warning. Why would I listen to a warning from someone I don’t know?” It was true. He could know everything about her but that wasn’t settling. If anything it was unsettling to be so familiar to an unfamiliar person. Made by LC @ Caution 2.0
Posted on Apr 26 2012, 06:10 AM
In the darkness I will be your guiding light "I don’t read minds, I read behavior." Well most humans couldn’t read minds, Sariel was fully aware of that, and even with his limited experience was still getting the distinct impression she was annoyed with him. "My use of ‘Jesus Christ’ is an expression and an expression only. It is not in vain – in fact you could say that my use of God, or Jesus Christ is something of a comfort. And in case you haven’t noticed, we live in a world of many problems – I seriously doubt that my gut reaction to being startled is of any concern upstairs." At that, honestly, Sariel tilted his head, taking in the words and seeing what she was saying with more acceptance then perhaps some of his other siblings. After all, God was supposed to offer guidance and support, Jesus and all his children too, both the human and the inhuman. Finding comfort in calling out, Sariel couldn’t judge that, after all, that was the whole point in praying to an angel."Just so you know, people – humans, don’t just pull things out of thin air." Again something that Sariel knew, technically, though as he’d often struggled with in the past, a habit so natural it was very difficult to catch himself on it. As Kata looked away, Sariel stared down at the tub, looking almost disappointed the offer hadn’t pleased her and if anything just made the woman more concerned. Clearly not everyone was as impressed with ice cream as he had been, "And no thank you. I don’t take things that strangers magically produce." The decline caused both the original ice cream he’d been eating as well as the tub to disappear, the angel’s hands dropping to his side. Fine, clearly things were not going to just go smoothly without having to get down to the task at hand, which caused a reluctant slack of the angel's wings, even if the human couldn't see them."I wrote your name down the day you were born and it has stayed with me for the last twenty-four years, I do not feel as a stranger to you; I am here out of concern for your recent interactions with my brother, who while I love him dearly has strayed down a dangerous and misguided path. You are placed in great risk should you involve yourself with them, I thought attempts of small talk were preferred then just stating these facts… I feel perhaps my approach may need some work," The angel mused with the slightest air of an English undertone to his voice, especially recalling his initial contact with Vitani who had threatened to hurt him, while Sariel was hardly concerned by the threat, clearly he had startled the cage fighter as well.*makes mental note for next introduction; randomly appearing and offering treats or playing with hair, not working well*
Posted on Apr 25 2012, 11:04 PM
Count me inCause now I only see my dreams in everything I touch. Feel their cold hands on everything I love. Cold like some magnificent skyline, out of my reach but always in my eyeline now.The man was smiling at her. It made Kata uncomfortable and not because the jury was still out on his mental affliction. People didn’t smile at her unless she was supposed to fork over money. He wished to speak with her, well she knew that. She wanted to know what their conversation was supposedly going to be about. “Okay, got that bit but what did you want to speak to me about?” Why was she entertaining him? Her lust for knowledge really would be her undoing. Kata listened as the man explained that he had not mentioned some modern poet in hope for admiration. So why had he used the person’s name? Did the man think she was someone else? Perhaps the reason he’d walked over was that he thought she was a mutual friend of her and this other person. Though it seemed unlikely. “Well usually when one mentions a friend or relation to someone they don’t know, they just say, my friend or someone I know said…how was I supposed who this person was,“ she asked. “I don’t read minds, I read behavior,” Kata continued, eying the man as if to suggest she was analyzing his behavior. His ‘advice’ made Kata roll her eyes. He was one of those religious fanatics apparently. She looked him dead in the eyes and with a confident tone said, “My use of ‘Jesus Christ’ is an expression and an expression only. It is not in vain – in fact you could say that my use of God, or Jesus Christ is something of a comfort. And in case you haven’t noticed, we live in a world of many problems – I seriously doubt that my gut reaction to being startled is of any concern upstairs.” They had bigger fish to fry.When the man produced the ice cream, Kata was not fazed but rather she was relieved. He wasn’t some creep or some socially awkward individual just trying to make a friend. He was something else entirely. He was something that was disconnected yet interested in being connected. Though she did not want to jump to conclusions, Kata was closing in on ‘angel’. She reached over and lowered the man’s hand. She leant in slightly, knowing that he didn’t have issues with personal space, and whispered, “Just so you know, people – humans, don’t just pull things out of thin air.” The young woman gave him a warning look, hoping he realized the gravity of her words. She turned around casually to make sure no one was panicking in the distance. When she was satisfied that the man was not in danger of being lynched she sighed, “And no thank you. I don’t take things that strangers magically produce.” Made by LC @ Caution 2.0
Posted on Apr 25 2012, 02:29 AM
In the darkness I will be your guiding light "I wasn’t calling you, Jesus." Then who, the ducks? Sariel looked from his ice cream to Kata, a slight tilt to his head as he watched her speak, "It’s an expression one uses from time to time. Gut reaction. Again, where did you come from?" Apparently the human was keen to know of his origins, and Sariel inwardly sighed, turning his attention back to the lake. As soon as that was brough up, then discussions would turn to the task at hand whether he wanted it to or not. "Am I supposed to know who that is? Is that some author or something you’re trying to sound smart by mentioning because the reference is lost on me." Sariel once again stared at her, all the more confused as to what Kata meant about Vitani being an author, as far as Sariel knew, she was no such thing."Not everyone drinks or …attempts to procreate, you know." This was actually a good thing, at least as far as Sariel was concerned, because so far he was being led to believe they did, and Sariel found the drinking boring, and he had no intention of breeding with a human. The consequences would be far too problematic, far too dangerous… "I realize that they can feed themselves." The human interrupted the thoughts, causing Sariel to blink a little, clearly she was displeased at him, though the angel couldn’t entirely figure out what he had done to upset her. "Did you need something or are you just here to talk at me?" A smile spread across the angel’s lips, with a light voice replying to her last question first. "I wished to talk to you." The Seraph confirmed, turning his body to face her fully and ignoring the ducks entirely for the moment. "I do not believe Vitani is an author, and I do not expect you to have overheard what she said to me so that is understandable. Though I have to say, to use the name Jesus in vein is blasphemous, you should be careful." What else had she asked, Sariel thought a moment, taking the chance to have another bite of his now semi melting ice cream. "I was over there." The empty hand gestured towards the distant park bench, as if assuming that was all she cared to know and hoping to avoid needing to mention his heavenly origins so they could keep the focus on Earth. "I did not mean to upset you, would… some ice cream improve your mood? It seems to improve my vessel's, though I do not know why." The previously empty hand now held a small tub of creamy ice cream out for her to take, seemingly entirely inconsiderate of the fact people didn’t just make things appear, but it was something so natural to him and a hard habit to break. As far as his 'discreet' behavior went in regards to not raising suspicious questioning brows, he was about as affective as many other totally clueless siblings attempting to act in a way that was anything but natural to them.-bribes- Love meee
Posted on Apr 24 2012, 11:26 PM
Count me inCause now I only see my dreams in everything I touch. Feel their cold hands on everything I love. Cold like some magnificent skyline, out of my reach but always in my eyeline now.Kata attempted to not judge the man as he insinuated that he was a child of God. Weren’t they all supposedly children of God? Was he being more literal than that or was he mentally ill? She hadn’t heard him approach but she had been lost in thought. It wasn’t out of the question. “I wasn’t calling you, Jesus.” The fact that she had to explain the common phrase was a puzzle in itself. “It’s an expression one uses from time to time. Gut reaction. Again, where did you come from?” Kata was annoyed that she had to repeat herself. Not only did the man intervene on one of her only calm moments, he didn’t answer her thus making her repeat herself – the one thing she really, really hated to do.She could not help the tug of her eyebrow as it raised upward in response to his brief lesson on ‘ways to relax’. “Am I supposed to know who that is? Is that some author or something you’re trying to sound smart by mentioning because the reference is lost on me.” The name sounded exotic enough but was the man simply going up to strangers trying to sound intelligent. Didn’t he know any Nietzsche? ”Not everyone drinks or …attempts to procreate, you know.” She sure as hell didn’t. When you have a parent with alcoholism, you tended to either abuse or abstain from booze all together. And when you hunted monsters with your cousin and had an inability to not believe people’s bullshit, you weren’t exactly hopping from bed to bed. Kata didn’t mind too much – what she minded was the man who seemed to be judging her personal way to relax. “I realize that they can feed themselves,” she said with a slight scowl. Deep down she knew why she liked feeding the ducks. It wasn’t just to relax; it was the closest she’d ever get to have a bunch of people want to spend time with her. Sure the ducks wanted her because she had food but she tried not think about it too much. She sat silently, looking at the creatures once more as they resumed their leisurely swims. They were less fazed than she apparently. Again she glanced at the man, “Did you need something or are you just here to talk at me?” The young woman didn’t really care if the man thought her rude. Nor did she really want to assess him as much as she would have if her heart wasn’t still in her throat. There was something about him, she couldn’t deny that but she wasn’t sure she wanted to know. She was kind of into the idea of being someone else for the day; someone who wasn’t obsessed with every little detail about others.Made by LC @ Caution 2.0