Angels and Gargoyles, Part 11
In 2012 I published a novella, Angels and Gargoyles and offered it for free. Since then it has been downloaded 1675 times. I thought I would post it on my blog a little at a time for your enjoyment. I’ll post it once or twice a week. If you would like a free copy, go to http:/smashwords.com/b/149430. Here is Part 11. Enjoy.
A week later St. Peter summoned Three and Garth to his office. The two sat in front of his desk.
“I have heard some very disturbing rumors about you two and I want an explanation.”
Garth and Three looked at each other. Finally Three asked Garth, “One of the gargoyles?”
Garth answered, “I don’t think so. I made them swear to secrecy. Their loyalty is beyond question.”
“Who else knew?” asked Garth.
They both thought for a minute and at the same time said, “Six!”
Peter interrupted, “It doesn’t matter who. The rumor has it that you two are in love. Is that true?”
Garth held out his hand and Three took it.
“Yes,” said Three. “We are madly in love, and we want to get married.”
“We do?” asked a startled Garth.
“Impossible!” said Peter shaking his head. “First of all, there has never been a case of any Angel falling in love with a gargoyle. It is totally unheard of.”
“Well we did,” said Garth.
“Not possible! Angels and gargoyles do not have free will. You cannot choose to fall in love. It cannot happen.”
“We don’t know how it happened,” pleaded Three. “It just happened. We did not choose to fall in love. It might not be possible, but we did.”
“So I see!” yelled Peter, staring at their hands. “Please don’t hold hands in front of me. I cannot allow this. It will undermine discipline. We can’t allow heavenly hosts to fall in love with each other. How would we get any work done?”
“Perhaps you should let us get married,” said Three.
“And how would that solve the problem?”
“We could become human,” answered Garth.
“Absolutely not! A terrible idea!”
“Has an angel ever become human?” asked Three.
Peter thought for a minute. “Yes, it has happened before. You might recall Joan of Arc, and more recently, Mother Theresa. But they never married. I sometimes send Angels in human form to deliver messages or to perform miracles. But they do not stay long. No angel has ever married a gargoyle and become human.”
“But it is possible?” asked Garth.
“Of course! Anything is possible. But why do you want to get married and become human?”
Three stood up and picked up Garth. She sat him on her lap in her chair. Garth put his arms around her.
“Because we love each other very much, and we want to have babies.”
“The Saints preserve us! This just get worse and worse,” said a frustrated Peter. “And why, pray tell, do you want to have babies?”
Three smiled. “We love babies. We want to have our own babies.”
“And if you could, and I am not saying you could, but if you could, how many babies would you like to have?”
“Maybe one or two hundred.”
“The Saints deliver us! Not possible!” cried Peter.
“But you just said anything was possible,” reminded Three.
“I meant anything was possible in heaven, but it is not humanly possible. Garth, please get off her lap and sit in your own chair. I can’t talk to you this way. Did you show her labor and delivery at the hospitals?”
“Yes, I did,” answered Garth as he reluctantly sauntered back to his chair. “And she still wants babies.”
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