Today is the conclusion of Six Sentence Sunday and I will miss it desperately. I started off two years ago as a very naive writer but through your comments, friendship and encouragement, I have gained confidence and learned so much. I will miss you all.
Due to Phoebe’s insistence, after all she is a librarian and thorough in her research, the group agrees to investigate the punishment for breaking the thirty day rule.
Gideon thinks the demons is their best bet to obtain information and since he is the most familiar with them, consents to contact his former messenger imp and make inquiries.
A request is submitted with Customer Services. The demon, by name of Memnoch, yes Anne Rice used him as a model, agrees to meet with Gideon, and so he is reunited with his former colleague.
“The devil is eccentric and a bully, he plays by his own set of rules that change regularly to suit his fancy,” Memnoch explains. “And he’s a control freak. But the day to day drudgery is not for him, hence the demons are in charge; no different than any human CEO of a large corporation.
Mr.D looked at the regulation I pointed out and a smile crept across his face.
‘Oh yeah, ha, I remember now. I thought it would be fun to watch the agents struggle with just one more reminder that they were in hell. I never paid attention to it or anyway not for many eons, never heard you guys mention it or if there were problems, so I assumed not. Well just as technology changes and now we have the watches and cell phones and all, maybe this is outdated or redundant too.’
He took a big black marker and scratched out the regulation. I really had to repress my inclination not to laugh. It is his own fault right? Of course he is in charge. It is his shop and his job to pay attention.”
The four couples are left to live their lives in peace. And isn’t that what anyone wants? Just to exist in peace.