The Doctors have surrendered to his addiction, no rehab, nor any anti-addiction medication can help him now. The truth is he has given on life long ago. Since the time Maria had left him alone, he has been living just for the sake of few leftover breaths. His lungs, liver and now even nerves are dying.
‘Jesus knows how he is still surviving, murmured hospital nurses. It’s like his body is poisoning itself, slowly but for sure‘. Will God punish his own son like this? There are certain questions which cannot be answered.
He never visited any place of worship, nor found himself pleading in-front of any power. But for his Maria, he begged on every tomb, church, temple. Visited all those places and prayed for her life, lit numerous candles followed many rituals. His prayers were never answered and she suffered in his absence, was brutally taken away by the evil.
Today when he is waiting for life to finally leave him forever and reunite with his lovely Maria, he receives a phone call. That’s weird; because his connection is always via letterbox. The same old postman who saw him as a kid. The bloke delivers those special messages in return of some good hash.
“Hello,” said the voice on the phone. “My name is Gabriel. I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am. But I’ve been given your name as someone who can help me CONSTANTINE.”
He has stopped accepting favors from anyone, and an angel would be the last on his list. Gabriel the fallen angel need favors from Constantine to capture some wandering and plotting evil souls. This is a game of ego and resignation. If he wins the battle, God will grace him all that he wishes for and if he dies fighting the enemy – nothing is lost. The war between good and evil will continue forever.
Now is the time he make some calls and remind few their overdue. A pact that he made as a child with Lucifer, to send some perilous souls back to him. In return for his mother Maria’s life (when she was stabbed by his drunk father ) and his own innocent soul.
Maria lived for 19 years since that pact until that evil soul took her away last year. Constantine could not save his own mother and now is the time to make few amends.
The Prompt used – “Hello,” said the voice on the phone. “My name is __________. I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am, but I’ve been given your name as someone who can help me _______.”
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Other posts from Write Tribe FOW –
Copyright Notice –
© Dipika Singh Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dipika Singh (Gleefulblogger) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
3,428 total views, 3 views today