IRIS the SOUND follows LIGHT-The Rules of Retribution Part 14

For my research, I have been travelling around Sicily for the last few weeks.  I needed to see and feel the historical monuments for my graphic novel.   The episodes will take place in the present day, but the backbone of my story is the history and the myth.  Covid had scrapped and postponed my original plan, so I jumped on the plane as soon as Italy opened its border to tourists.  It was not good timing for my graphic novel, which was only starting, and the gap may have cost me to lose readers.  Still, I hope my latest research will improve my story and attract and please readers for it.

Scientists can measure and prove that sound travels slower than light, but the Will of the Universe can only answer why that is so.  IRIS the SOUND initially travelled side by side with LIGHT until one day the speed of sound dropped, and now they have been travelling apart.

IRIS the SOUND is seen as a girl.  She is happy that LIGHT (GOD) is holding her hand and taking her with him.  However, the happy time ended one day and the speed of sound dropped significantly.  The monologue of TRUST the dark spirit continues.  ‘They have since travelled apart.  Still in the same direction, but apart.  No one knows what happened, but it coincided with ADAM's creation, molded out of the same soil where IRIS had sprouted.  His resemblance to LIGHT quickly went to ADAM's head. But then what man isn't full of it?  The figure of Adam standing on the soil near the flower IRIS is seen.
A little boy is crying from abuse.  His hands are tied and his tiny body is covered with bruises.  It is a fragment of the memory of TRUST the dark Spirit.  His monologues continues: Men did not hesitate to take advantage of me, small and weak.  I had to call the most irresponsible woman, mother.  I still crave revenge, but IRIS felt sorry for humanity despite witnessing Archangel Lucifer's ruin.  This sensitive mind felt sorry for the humans living in fear at night without a light.’    A fair looking Archangel is seen genuinely sympathizing with the humanity.    He shared Heaven's fire with men, who promptly made weapons of destruction with it.  And yet, IRIS gave men music to sophisticate their minds.  Flame is burning against the dark hell.

                                              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.  

NEMESIS and IRIS: 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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