The End Of The End Of Days
“The succubus. She did it. When I rounded the corner, I heard her tell the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse they were nothing, and they vanished.â?
“She was a god. What she said became…â? Blake stopped.
“It became true.â?
“The elemental forces of war, famine, pestilence and death,â? Blake said, “she banished them from this plane.â?
“She accidentally created Paradise on Earth.â?
Blake looked at the newspapers again. “That’s the pre-Babel language, isn’t it?â?
“Yeah. My vocabulary’s totally… messed up, now,â? Simon laughed a tired laugh. “Guess I wasted a lot of time learning all those dead languages.â?
“I have a feeling they’ll come in handy again, kid.â?
“What are you talking about? We won. It’s over. No more death, no more plague. All the fights over food and religion and misunderstanding – it’s all done.â?
“For five years.â?
“What?â? Simon didn’t think it was possible for anyone to misunderstand anyone else ever again, but maybe he was wrong: he had no clue what Blake was talking about.