I was trying to avoid war pleads Blair, does the guy ever give up, God Most High shrugs, lets him mouth on a moment or two, there is a long list. What did they do about the image from above, he asks Peter.
They can build bombs, arrange PR, interfere, I want to see immediate responses, and I don’t care for another excuse. Peter is nervous, knows the tone. The divine radar is switched on. Delay it, he can’t. Hears the report, seems they sought more evidence, were unsure. He can’t report that. A major change in the top department is a real possibility. He hears the stories of change, it’s just the same old story, the mind gamers are at it full time. Decapitation of the demon and his, her friends are promised. A report came in, the child was let down again, and the threat he suffered only worsened, the Spirit inside seriously harmed. It’s a pain in the heart and God Most High will not tolerate it.
A worried Peter is unknowing; he has been interceding for a long time, but is stuck for a reason, and the plague that has been ongoing for too long, has been allowed to drift on, when they could have acted. The cosmetic changes, don’t meet the criteria for a renewal, something has crossed the barrier, a plea too far.
God looks at the report of the adult vice commitment, they are sewage in the eyes of children, and gives life to evil, it can’t be allowed go on. Leonard Cohen is in the outside room, he is waiting for a few words with the boss.
Peter swishes by, he doesn’t acknowledge Leonard, trouble wonders Leonard, he and peter are fine friends. Leonard raises his eyebrows; he has the usual suspects in mind. The robes that drape the vision, he knows who they are, but they are so widespread; it’s hard to tell who is and who isn’t.
I told you last year, I gave you the order, God raises his voice, Peter trembles, words mumble from his mouth.
The last time he put the finger on the pulse, there was a public outcry, but it didn’t last long. The threat ceased, but it had reared it’s head. God was reading the prayer of the child, he is pleading, why me!.
Damn it Peter, I have been patient, what happened.
The usual suspects Father.
God waves his hand, peter leaves.
Leonard says, can I go in as peter trickles past.
Red or white, red answers Leonard.
God passes the crystal over, he sighs. A bridge collapse down below.
I sent you those words for a great purpose you know.
And a voice adds Leonard with a trademark smile.
The problem is they think it’s accidental, as if it never would happen again. God looks over at Leonard, sees the confused expression on his face.
Those invested with power stole it, those down below, all because of free will and that other mistake.
Mistake, Leonard is hearing things, mistake doesn’t understand it.
Succession Leonard, I should have put a number on it from the beginning, put a time on it instead.
You can change it can’t you asked Leonard.
I did, many times, retreated many times when I ought to have acted forcefully.
Ever have children Leonard asked God
You know I have
No I mean do you remember the time when you had the awe of a child in your heart.
Leonard sighs, I see what you’re getting at.
Exactly, it doesn’t happen too often, that awe is fast disappearing, and it is something I can’t ignore, its life for Spirit.
I got them to go to the ends of the earth to select a new C.E.O., they had no choice.
It seemed to work quipped Leonard, who was not overly enthusiastic.
I thought he was going to do a full clear out, and renew the Spirit.
A pang of guilt crossed Leonard’s mind, but dissolved as quickly. Everyone took if for granted, least he tried.
I can’t allow the Spirit to dwindle and this last report, he handed Leonard the sheet. Leonard read it, as he did, his eyes filled with tears.
He handed back the sheet, I understand he sighed.
I get this everyday, but this child had it from the start and a helper too, was showing extraordinary Spirit. He lit the room he was that bright.
The wines good though smiled Leonard
The wine, God was reminiscing, children are not unlike wine.
Leonard had his guitar with him, and began one of his famous strums.
I heard that one, it’s one of my favourites smiled God.
A half hour later, the bottle was empty.
Outside a group was waiting to enter. Who is in there asked Peter, who was guiding the group. Peter put his ear to the door, heard the guitar. He looked at the group.
You might have to wait awhile. When Leonard and the chief got together, the evening extended itself.