05/16/22 Snippet, HERO OF THE REVOLUTION.

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I sighed. “Tell me, Forfax: the War between Heaven and Hell. Who won it?”

He scowled at me. “Screw you.”

“Sorry, let me start. I’ll admit it: Heaven lost the War.”

The demon had been with the Embassy long enough to notice the lack of cacophony that accompanies a lie in Heaven. He looked around, confusedly. “Hold on. We lost the War!” Then his eyes widened, because there was no cacophony there, either.

I nodded. “Exactly. We both lost. Your War aim was to retake the Eternal City. Ours was to lock you away forever. Neither side has accomplished its goals. Instead, we have an armistice. More: we have a status quo. And nobody can quite say how it took root.”