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Advent Drabbles: Dec. 12 What Is an Angel?

Advent Drabbles: Dec. 12 What Is an Angel?

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abraxas
December 12, 2009
Title: What Is an Angel?
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Severus, Abraxas
Rating: G
Words: 175
Prompt: Angel
Author's Note: The quote at the bottom, not counted in the word count, is from Hermann Hesse's Demian.

What is an angel?

An angel is a messenger.
What is the message?

It is salvation.

An angel is the figure, shining white and pure, so far above you that you can scarcely believe he is stooping, bending from his throne in Heaven to you. He is taking your hand to draw you to his lofty heights.

These are the heights of truth and they are real. You, even you, will rule the world in consideration, in cool clear reasoned thought, in service and diligence, for the good of each and all. You will be example, and an instrument of power.

It is an angel who will help you above your sorrow, where you scrabble in the darkness, without hope or help. An angel will guide you as you struggle, out of your life, towards the sublime. An angel will teach you what you need, to rend from yourself the meanness of your former self. You will learn.

It is an angel who will clothe you in clean new robes.

The angel is named Abraxas.

He who wants to be reborn must first destroy a world.
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