Trust is a curse-The Rules of Retribution part 11

Devil was the name imposed on the Nephilim by the man, while the name he chose for himself was TRUST.  The Nephilim, rejected by the angels and the man, opted to take over the dark throne vacated by the Serpent.  We, humans, plot revenge, while retribution is the universe's will.   

Confession of love is not always genuine, but the pain of betrayal, 'But I trusted you!' is always meant.  Two women have just finished lunch meeting.  One woman realized her credit card was missing.  She asks the other woman to pay for her.  Of course, the redhead will pay back as soon as she can.

The other girl hesitates as the redhead has not yet paid back for her last lunch.  The redhead accuses the girl of being a lousy friend for not trusting her.  The girl caved in and paid for the lunch.  The read head whispers' idiot' inside.  Nephilim TRUST agrees with the redhead.  The girl should not have fallen for the guilt trip.

CHARACTERS in my Graphic Novel

SERPENT, aka NAGA, the eight-headed deity.  The snake represents the frailty that sees us stray from the path and often into darkness.  Big predators make the headlines, but ordinary people are tempted to commit small-scale cheating when shielded under the mantle of anonymity.  On good days we can fight off the temptation, but on bad days when we have lost something, and the world seems unfair, our hands reach out for it while a sinking feeling spreads inside our hearts, warning us that this is not the way to get even with life.  However, God or the universe may not mind if the gain is minimal?  So we tell ourselves.

NAGA represents the second chance and atonement in life.  

GODDESS IRIS/NEMESIS: Instead of picking one from the existing religions, all of which I respect, I opted to represent the universe's will via Goddess IRIS.  God gave us light, and Goddess followed it up with the sound, but as sound travels slower than light, no one knows her existence despite benefiting from her gift, music.  Something turned this once open-book IRIS into NEMESIS, Goddess of Retribution.

THE SPIRIT of LOUIS XIII: The king of France who reigned from 14 May 1610 – to 14 May 1643.  Enigmatic character the world may not have fully appreciated, not unlike the current, which can be substantial even if the river looks calm.

OMELETTE: the dog who was the pet of Louis XIII in its former life.

TRUST: The Nephilim, rejected by the angels and the man, opted to take over the dark throne vacated by the Serpent.  Devil was the name imposed on the Nephilim by the man, while the name he chose for himself was TRUST.