Shadow longing for the Light-The Rules of Retribution part 13

As a writer, I will be called upon to depict a murder scene at some point, but I cannot imagine how a person can plan and kill people whom he has not even met…and is not afraid of consequences.  I don’t mean the penalty on the earth, but that of beyond life.  I used to think those murderers thought they were the untouchable God, but the internet may have shifted their attitude.  In the past, the facts could be tampered with.  Only the media needed to be suppressed, but lately, mobile phones are everywhere, and SNS allows amateurs to get the damning evidence uploaded.  

Bad and good have become complex because the predators play victims when confronted with the facts they failed to conceal.  ‘The other guy has dared first.’  Human motive cannot be captured on camera.  Thus, one can exploit it.

TRUST or the Devil laments the loss of his passage back to the dazzling light.  He wonders why Goddess Nemesis is still in the light after she has endured a cruel fate.  We see Nemesis in her early days when she was still just GODDESS IRIS.  TRUST wonders, ‘Nemesis...how is she still in the light after all the cruelty she endured?  From what I heard, she was one of the flowers created by LIGHT.
TRUST continues his thought, ‘LIGHT is said to have been lonely at the beginning, for he was all alone.  LIGHT called out for someone, and the flower iris turned into a singing deity.  She sang for LIGHT and gave sound and music to the universe.    She was named IRIS
THE CHARACTERS

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 just 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 is TRUST.

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