For many long years, the Angels Resplendent protected humanity in the Emperor’s name. But they are no longer resplendent, their purity and zeal turned inwards. Now the Angels Penitent, they are ruled by the Crown of Thorns, who punish any brother who dares to break their edicts. As Brother Montaig considers just such an act, he wonders how bad the punishment could be…
A 1,000 word Angels Penitent story by Peter Fehervari.