Azazel shook his head in disgust.
I can’t believe I underestimated him, he thought.
“Watching the details?” asked Michael who now stood behind the Watcher.
Azazel angrily turned around. “What do you want?”
“I’m just keeping an eye on my assignment.”
“Relax Michael. I don’t have any bad intentions right now.”
Michael paused for a moment and then took a few steps toward Azazel. “You know, Azazel, this whole thing can stop right now. You would all be wise to stand down. You know that the Creator cannot be defeated.”
“Michael,” said the Watcher before he looked back at him, “you still don’t understand, do you?”
“Azazel, you know that the Creator always finds a way to keep the candle lit. Even I don’t understand how He does it, but it will be done.”
Azazel walked toward the edge of the mountain and then looked down toward the camp again. The sight sort of reminded him of all of the times that he sat on another mountain and watched Shirah interact with her tribe and how he longed to be with her.
“The same creator said that all creation was good. Unlike my brothers though, I fell in love with part of that creation, a woman. I did not fornicate with several women because every relation I had with Shirah was real!” Azazel turned around and kicked some loose rocks under his feet. “For that, I was eternally condemned with no chance of redemption!” Azazel pointed toward the camp again. “Yet that fornicator down there was not only given the chance to repent, but is now called by this same hypocritical creator to save all of this," he said as he made a circular motion with his hand in reference to the world around him.
Michael shook his head. “You know what’s really eating at you, Azazel? It’s the hatred you have of yourself.”
“You and yours continue to make the same mistake that most of the dustballs make. You want change based on your personal desires and not change for the benefit of all.”
“I loved her, Michael! I didn’t ask for this, but it was what it was.”
“I believe you, Azazel, and I know that you still love her to this day. You think I’ve never had desires that conflicted with my position in the Creator’s court? There are rules for a reason and that reason is order, and we all play a unique role in the cosmic order.”
“A cosmic order that I am commanded to obey without having a right to question or change!”
"Because you didn't create it you dumb ass!"
"I helped make it happen."
"Only because you had the knowledge given to you by the Creator in order to follow His directives. Bottom line...you hate humanity because you see yourself in them and you can’t stand the reflection.”