Long story short, I'm studying Paradise Lost by John Milton in English Lit and a new idea for a story came leaping out of the page and smack into my face, demanding attention. Before you look, Please don't get mad! I'm not trying to make any commentaries on religion. What I'm going to do is take the character of Lucifer and put my own spin on what's happening. *deep breath* So, here it is, my take on Lucifer. So you know, these short stories will take place within the 'Faded Reverie' universe. I'll add images and snippets for the others who will appear in the stories if all goes well.
There are two major topics in the debate about my fall. One is that I became so vain that wanted to take Heaven for myself and vowed revenge when I failed. The other is that I was created to fall from grace and corrupt Man so that God could rescue him. Hm, the one thing everyone seems to agree on is that I'm a selfish, ungrateful, stupid wretch who's too proud to admit he's wrong. But that's not how the story really goes. I waged war in Heaven knowing full well that I was condemning myself to a life of misery. But why would I corrupt one third of the Angelic Host to rebel? Am I full of hot air and was really doing it out of spite? No. I did it because I knew that without my hell-fire to temper the strength of mankind, they could never stand against what was coming.