The night was tremulous, but not uncomfortable as the climate is tropical.
At the hour of dawn it became darker still. I detected a swirling motion in the clouds but then realized it was actually a massive swarm of insects being flung far and wide overwhelming the horizon. I traced its source to a fissure in the mountain dome, and there directed Elijah’s attention.
Elijah simply said, “It is time.” And pounded the butt of his staff on the rocky ground.
The fissure gaped open and a chained monstrosity issued forth.
“Could this be Abaddon?” was my single thought.
Stan charged by oblivious to us and placed a collar around its neck.
Elijah struck the ground again releasing its bonds.