: Bright With His Splendour
: Good Omens
: PG-15/RAuthor's Commentary:
: The complete life and times of Anthony Crowley, from the war in Heaven to the war on Earth, and a few encounters with an angel in between.Snippet
"Once your lot was seen to be involved my people wanted in on the act. I was supposed to shift round from place to place, getting the men to renounce God before dying. I ended up in one command the entire time, with one group of men. Got almost all of them home, too."
"Will you get into trouble?" Aziraphale said.
"I'm sure more than enough of them on both sides died cursing God without me adding to it. I couldn't do it to my men, not when they believed," he said.
"They had very strong faith?" Aziraphale said.
"They believed," Crowley said sadly, "in me."
Aziraphale patted his hand. Crowley hissed in irritation, realising in disgust that he had come off as sounding noble. He snatched his hand back.
"They were my men, Aziraphale! Mine! I
decided what happened to them, not some pen-pusher off at a desk! And I
decided that Hell couldn't have them!