Straight Outta the Cage

Chapter 5

P.O.V. Of Adam

Gabriel was broadcasting this to Sam! Maybe they could find me, us! Wait, why should I care? They didn't care to get me out of Hell. No, who cares about that, Samandriel needs help. If Gabriel can't save him, he'll need serious medical evaluation.

My mind raced like crazy, but I just got out of the cage, so I probably was crazy. I stared into the eyes of Lucifer as I said:

"Why did Michael do this to Samandriel?" I hopped off of my bed, wincing in pain still. But the closer I got to Samandriel, the less pain I felt, which made no sense. I mean, come on...

"He didn't want Samandriel to get in the way. I don't know if he was afraid Samandriel would get in the way of him and Dean, or if he wanted to..." Lucifer came over and stood next to me, looking down at Samandriel as well.

"If he wanted to what?" I asked him.

"If he wanted to get rid of your protector." Lucifer finished.

"I don't know either, all I know is last night in my dream I saw this happen." I replied, kneeling down to look at Samandriel more in depth. I suddenly felt this feeling flow into me. The feeling was like a mixture of some sort of love, friendship, and protection. Damn angel bonds.

"You saw this happen? So Samandriel projected our whole conversation to you I suppose?" Lucifer asked, not sounding worried or scared, or even angry... Honestly he just sounded emotionless. I nodded, eyes still on the weak looking angel. But then I looked up at him.

"So wait, you saved him from Michael? Are you like, good now or something?" I questioned. Lucifer looked at me with all seriousness.

"You mustn't believe in everything you hear wholeheartedly. There is no such thing as black and white. Everything in this world is gray, and even off this world. There is always room for debate." he spoke with a very convincing tone, not fear. All I could do was nod. In all my... time in the Cage, I'd always wondered if there were other sides to him and his brother. Occasionally, I did see those other sides, especially with Michael. The archangel definitely had a dark side. I still couldn't believe he was inside me. Wow that sounds terrible. I shivered at the thoughts that crossed my mind.

"I'm just trying to look at all my options... rethink my beliefs." Lucifer added.

"I guess you could say he's playing devil's advocate." Gabriel snorted at his own lame joke and Lucifer and I just rolled our eyes.

"...Yes... perhaps. People can change, you know." Lucifer sighed.

"You're not a person." I said without thinking. Lucifer looked truly hurt by my remark.

"I'm still living, I have feelings. Perhaps I'm not human like you, but I have human features, human flaws." Lucifer said. I thought for a second. He was right.

"Yet humans cannot do this." Lucifer touched Samandriel's forehead and the blood soaking through his shirt near his abdomen disappeared.

"How did you do that? All the angels lost their powers." Gabriel couldn't withhold his shock.

"I believe it is because I was already fallen, and I was in Hell when Heaven was locked out. Ultimately, this means that most likely, Michael still has his powers as well. We have to stop him..." Lucifer explained.

"We?" Again, this came out without me even being able to stop it. Lucifer looked back down at me.

"Yes Adam, we. He's my brother, I'm not going to let him start an apocalyptic fight. I will do anything to stop him. That is what I've decided."

Gabriel was staring at Lucifer.

"Bro, what happened to you... you were always..."

"The bad son?"

"Well... yeah..."

"That's just it, I am not. I loved my father, but when he brought the humans..." Lucifer trailed off, as if it was too painful to talk about. "I realize my mistakes now. You were right Gabriel. They may be flawed, but they do try. Adam... you showed me that. And I am flawed as well... I am so sorry for what I did to you, brother." Lucifer told Gabriel.

Gabriel looked like he was about to cry.

"Aww... come here you big hell whore." Gabriel held his arms out. Lucifer made a face at the name Gabriel called him, but sighed and gave in. He stroked Gabriel's hair.

"I'm... I'm so sorry I killed you..." he tried to hide the fact he was choking up.

"Aw, it's okay Luci. Dad brought me back... I think."

"That's exactly it Gabriel, we never know for sure with Father anymore. I believe it is time for a new era. A time where we no longer have to do as he says. If we are fallen, doesn't that mean we have free will? Well I was fallen for years and Father cast me away in Hell. He even let his prized son stay in Hell with me... do you think he has forgotten about us, Gabriel?" Lucifer blabbed on and on.

"I don't know if I would go that far bro, but something definitely needs to be done about all this confusion. Order needs to be restored."

"Order never existed Gabriel. Father just used all of us as toys. He controls everything Gabriel. So you don't think he controls death and other bad things? Maybe he wanted me to me, yet he wasn't happy with who I was."

This seemed to confuse Gabriel. But I thought Lucifer had a point... Gabriel just buried his head in Lucifer's chest and didn't say anything.

"Not to interrupt the bro moment or anything... but Samandriel still isn't waking up." I said finally. Lucifer let go of Gabriel and looked at me.

"Touch him." he told me.

"What?"

"Just do it." Lucifer muttered impatiently. I jumped a little, okay? Hey, how would you react with the devil telling you what to do? It's a bit freaky. But I reached out slowly and took Samandriel's hand. Then the young angel's eyes popped open and he gasped, scaring the living shit out of me.

"Oh God!" I exclaimed, jumping a foot.

"He had nothing to do with what happened to me." Samandriel coughed weakly. Lucifer came back over and gazed at him.

"No offense baby bro, but you may be wrong. We aren't sure what's going on."

Samandriel tried to sit up fast. This brought a fresh wave of pain onto me.

"L-Lucifer?! Wh-what's going on- where am I?" It took me a second to get over the discomfort, but I launched forward to calm him down.

"Samandriel, it's okay. You're back at the hotel. Michael seriously hurt you. I got your message, though." I told him, settling him back down on the bed. He glanced at me and I found myself going to brush his cheek comfortingly.

"You need to rest and regain your strength, you're still weak and in pain." I whispered to him. Within seconds of me saying this, Samandriel drifted off. I sat back on my legs again and I noticed Lucifer staring at me intently.

"What?" I asked. Realizing I was still holding onto Samandriel's hand, I released it.

"Nothing." Lucifer shook his head, yet I felt like there was something he was hiding. There was something hidden behind his blue eyes, and I couldn't tell if it was a secret he knew, a question he wanted to ask, or an opinion he wanted so badly to share.

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