"When the Stars threw down their spears
And watered Heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?"
Did He who made the Lamb make thee?"
The game is ancient, the players powerful beyond measure. Champions battle across the globe. The seven billion prizes to be won are the souls of every man, woman, and child on earth. Both sides will stop at nothing to claim them.
There are rules of engagement, long established. There are eternal principles that none would think to break. Each side is destined to despise the other, and their mutual hatred is written into the DNA of the Universe.
So Ambrose and Pandora definitely shouldn’t have fallen in love.
Now Heaven and Hell are hunting them. Nobody on Earth can help them. To survive they must face the most terrifying warriors their superiors can muster, and the consequences of failure are beyond imagining.
A short story about big problems.