pagemistress: (isaac westwood)
Fandom: Original (The Fates of Angels)
Character: Isaac Westwood

I see the irony of it, don't think that I don't. Spend your last days fightin' for freedom - or some twisted manifestation of it, at least - and what happens? Wind up a prisoner in my own afterlife. Or afterexistence 'cause I sure as hell ain't livin' it up where I am, I can tell ya. I weren't never a prisoner of war but I passed through Castle Thunder enough times to know that there ain't just one definition of the term. Prisoners there were cooped up in dirty cells, visited by soldiers who enjoyed taking their frustrations out on them Yankees a little too much and their one hope was to be left alone in their isolation.

Me? What I wouldn't give for some contact, even if it was just for a quick punch down. At least it would be a way to keep my mind alive, to prove to myself that I haven't drifted off where no-one can find me. Hell, I'd probably jump at a chance to be confined in a cell! At least then you know where ya stand...You're in those four walls and there ain't no getting out. Here I got walls, probably 8x2, that even I can't see but damn do I know they're there. Confinement is one thing but being trapped in the same cubic space for over 100 years and being able to see the world change around's a fresh kinda torture.

Even the folks here that can see me don't pay me any mind. Most of the other purgatorios ain't exactly great company so I can live without that, so to speak. But angels and demons are comin' up (or down) here all the time collectin' their charges and the least they could offer is a "Hey, don't worry, we haven't forgotten you exist!" Course, I've become an inconvenience to 'em now. I'm the glitch in the paperwork that everyone hopes if they ignore it, it will go away. Not gonna happen! This may not be a prison I can break out of but if they think I'm just gonna resign myself to this...ghost world of a hell then they've got another thing comin'! I'm not letting myself get trapped in my own head like the rest of 'em. I will see this through to the end, dammit, no matter what the hell that might be.
pagemistress: (the fates of angels)
Due to the various communities I've joined on DW so far, there will undoubtedly be posts told from the perspective of my various characters and so I wanted to sum them up a bit for anyone (the icons for each charater can be found below, and yes I know I used Callisto for Erich but she's the closest thing to how I imagine him!). I will tag posts with the character's name, just to make it clear if it isn't elsewhere.

Dagan Foster: One of the central characters of the book (probably the main character if there need be one). He is a senior guardian angel, having been one of those original tasked with the job and has been in the position for several millennia. He has become utterly disenchanted with the role and wants out by any means necessary. He is hard-hearted, introverted but with a fierce passion for things he believes in.

Elias Campbell: Another central character, Elias dies in the opening chapter to become a guardian angel and apprentice to Dagan. At only 22, he is one of the younger GA's and his endless curiosity and tenacity cause a stir amidst the community. He values honesty and integrity and is a very wholesome person but his intrigue of Dagan's past and the inner workings of the GA system force him to take a big step out of his comfort zone and take some major risks.

Ravon Evermore: A very important character but one that takes awhile to appear in the text. Ravon is a 31-year-old Australian woman and former charge of Dagan's. "Former" being a somewhat inaccurate term seeing as how she gets more attention from him than any of his others. She is the only human being to be without a GA as several years ago Dagan pushed her to such limits, testing her resolve that she finally went against him and he deemed her worthy of total free-will and stopped acting as a conscience. However, that didn't work so well for her and he is soon faced directly with the consequences of his meddling. She's quick-witted, hard-working and loving but has a bone-deep anxiety that haunts her every move.

Diego Martinez: A supporting character, Diego is another GA. He immediately hits it off with Elias and shows him the ropes. He's energetic and fun-loving and also not quite dead. The council were slightly to eager in recruiting him that they didn't wait the appropriate length of time before assignment and didn't realise that he was on life support. As a result, whenever he flatlines in the hospital, he will temporarily vanish from heaven only to return several hours later when he stabilises. He doesn't like Dagan and the feeling is mutual. He is kind-hearted but internally struggles with back and forth he suffers and becomes increasingly undecided about his allegiances.

Isaac Westwood: Another supporting character, Isaac is a confederate soldier who died during the Civil War and is still currently stuck in limbo. Because of the numerous deaths at the time, there was quite a waiting list to get into heaven or hell and he suspects he fell through the net somehow. It's gone on so long that it's believed that neither side wants to admit that they missed something as serious as a human soul and just keep putting it off indefinitely. As such, he cannot leave the cubic space of his grave site and wallows in the cold and dreary existence that is limbo. He is one of the few people that Dagan can tolerate, visiting him fairly often. He is a voracious reader, a loyal companion and powerful ally but he is slowly losing the battle of will against the psychosis that limbo can provoke.

Lucifer: The prince of darkness himself is a supporting character, albeit a very important one. He has a partnership with Dagan but is rather fond of the angel, in his own way. He thoroughly enjoys his work, especially the little details that people take for granted, and is remarkably easy going and deceivingly friendly. He's certainly a charmer and it's easy to get sucked in by his voice and smiles. He's controlled, devious and enigmatic but he is also terrifying and single-minded. The potential to get back into heaven is his overwhelming goal and little will detract him from that. He won't let it.

Erich: A minor character but one that has a lot of influence on Dagan's character. They were friends back in their mortal life but Erich betrayed Dagan many times over and left his mark over the man's soul. For his sins (of which there were countless), he found himself in one of the deeper circles of hell to suffer for eternity. But his mind never strays from Dagan and he still vows to tear him apart a piece at a time. He is psychotic, chaotic and sadistic. Absolutely no redeeming features there.


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August 2012

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