The Beginning of Evil
"I know you all envy me but believe it or not, it's not easy to be the child of the Big Boss. There's all these expectations. I'm educated to know all these things and to act all benevolent and still be majestic and shit. But has anyone ever asked me what I want? No!"
Lucifer was emphasizing her speech with her hands, almost knocking a sandwich out of Gabriel's hand.
"Hey, watch it girl!" Gabriel said moving the sandwich further away from her dangerously flailing hands. "Besides, you're not the only one whose life has been dictated for them. I'm supposed to be some kind of head honcho of messengers, but I don't even know who I'm supposed to deliver the messages to. It's not like those stupid cockroaches in that world your Father created are going to listen much of advice."
Lucifer rolled her eyes. "I'm so bored with that world! I mean, it's been over three billion years since my Dad created life there, and every day I've had to go with him to see the fucking bacteria floating around. Couldn't he have invented something more interesting?"
"Haven't you heard?" Michael chimed in.
"Heard what?" Lucifer and Gabriel asked simultaneously.
"Of the latest plans. Humans! They're supposed to be these really smart beings, so smart that the Father is planning on giving them a free will!"
"What, animals that decide for themselves? Has the old geezer completely lost it?" Gabriel laughed. Lucifer wasn't laughing, but after a while a small smile started to creep to her lips.
Michael looked at her warily. "Lucifer, what are you thinking? You don't have a new idea, do you?"
"Ooh, I have the perfect idea", Lucifer answered. "We'll be making the world less boring. If this works, we'll have fun for eons to come."
Another voice joined the discussion. "What idea? Little sister, you're not going to get into trouble again, are you?"
Lucifer looked up to the young man who oozed charisma and leadership.
"Jesus, stay out of this," Lucifer said grumpily.
Michael nudged Gabriel and they sneaked away. They had seen enough of these fights and heard enough Lucifer's great ideas that they knew to stay away.
"Come on, sis, I don't want to clean up your messes again. There was enough work to do with what you did with the dinosaurs, and let's not forget who talked Dad into believing all those stories about a giant meteor. Next time I just might not be there to save your ass."
"Don't worry, I don't want you to save me or anyone else. You don't always have to play the hero."
Jesus threw his hands into air and sighed.
"I can't be your guardian all the time. Just don't do anything stupid, okay?"
"Oh, this isn't stupid. This is brilliant," Lucifer muttered under her breath as she watched her brother striding away.