Together they harassed and saved Darryl during his more and more frequent visits to the Astral Realm and occasionally, and quite by accident, directed
him to useful destinations.
In fact, it was their silliness that finally tipped him in the direction of the Hall of Akashic Records and Darryl disappeared in there for so long
that they feared he would never come out. They started to worry and wonder what punishment they would incur as it was their fault he'd found the
When, eventually, he emerged Darryl looked rather different. He looked more thoughtful and less brooding. He seemed to have somehow matured and
re-entered his body without the usual melodrama. Usually the procedure reminded the Entity of the time he'd been hanging around at an airport and
watched a plane make several attempts to land.
Darryl spent the next few days immersed in his books, was polite to his Mother as a matter of course, not because he was practising how to speak to
Higher Beings, cleaned himself up and started to sort his room out.
Hs Mother, who had suspected the increased efforts to be civilised were a ploy to get on her good side, felt vindicated when Darryl asked her to help
him clean up his room. She was surprised when he said that all he required were some instructions on how to use the vacuum cleaner and would she mind
telling him where she kept the cleaning materials. She showed him everything he requested and even explained what the various polishes and sprays were
Once he'd got everything in order in the Physical Realm Darryl went back to his attempts to visit the Astral. He was more frequently successful and
finding it much easier to navigate his way around. Some entities noticed his new demeanour and stopped sneering so much. Now he was more likely to be
greeted with a cordial nod even if he couldn't get onto most of the Paths. It was being appreciated that he'd made some efforts and soon, maybe, he'd
Of course, there were a few Beings who were malevolent and still tried to frighten him and, of course, he would call his 'Archangel' for help.
Because he was now a more civil person, Darryl started to notice a bit of a lack of grace and good humour from the 'Archangel'. He decided that
perhaps he'd better ask if the 'Archangel' was displeased with him or if there was, perhaps, some small service that he could render for such an
Exalted Being. The 'Archangel' harumphed a bit and put the thought into Darryl's mind that perhaps he'd better start learning to protect himself.
The seed planted itself and Darryl could envision himself being a Mighty Astral Warrior.
The Entity came along at just the last minute, too late to stop his Mate from making the suggestion.
'What's the matter with you? It'll take me ages to find another one as gullible as this'.
'Well, you be the sodding Archangel then, I'm really sick of it now. Go on – you have a turn, see how you like it'.
'But he hardly gets bothered around here' protested the Entity 'everyone knows he's ours and we'll knock their lights out if they trouble him too
So they squabbled and Darryl went off to the Akashic Records and had another chat with the Keeper who had started to uncover a rare intelligence and
had encouraged his diligence.
In fact, even the Entity was starting to suspect that his prize was growing away from him and wouldn't be a plaything for very much longer.
One day, as the Entity was skulking around the Lower Astral Realms wondering what to do next for amusement his Mate came charging over in a state of
'We've been summoned'
'Eh? What for? What have we done? Who's summoned us'
'Ermm...' the Mate's voice tailed off ' ermm a Council of Archangels' it whispered
The Entity waved the Mate away, not in the mood for silly pranks. It was always the instigator of pranks itself, not the victim.
'I'm serious. They've set up a Council to interrogate us. They must have got wind of what we've been doing to Darryl. And they know I've been
impersonating one of them'
'Well, I haven't' said the Entity 'You did that'
'But, you told me to'
'You wanted to or you wouldn't have done it'
The Mate looked forlorn and imagined how many centuries of the worst kind of Hell would have to be endured for impersonating an Archangel. It wondered
if it could get time off for informing the Council that it was all the Entity's idea.
Squabbling they made their way to the Council Chambers and found themselves before a panel of five Archangels with the Keeper standing to their Left.
It seemed that he was there to represent them. At that point, they didn't know that it was him who had reported them to the Lofty Beings on the
One of the Archangels looked down at them as they shivered on the spot and it demanded to know what, exactly, they had been up to.
Miserably, they started to to tell the story of Darryl and how he'd attracted the Entity, probably because he was so dark and loathsome. How could the
Entity have failed to be attracted to him?
They explained about Darryl wanting protection from an Archangel and how they had thought it would be funny to play a game to frighten him and then
rescue him. They hadn't hurt him, they finished rather lamely.
'And, that's the point' said the Keeper. 'These two scoundrels have helped Darryl and, somehow, persuaded him to become the man he is today. A man who
has the potential to do a great deal of good in the Worlds. Here and in the Physical. We owe them rather a lot'
The Entity and his Mate gasped, just a little bit. They looked at the Council and couldn't imagine it owing them anything.
The Archangels communed silently, frowning in their direction now and then. One of them spoke
'We heard your squabbling on the way over here and it was noted how quick you were to try and blame each other for what you did to Darryl. It's
obvious that when you started to play your prank your intentions were not good and you had nothing more in your minds than to intimidate and frighten
The Entity and its Mate looked up at the 'However'. How many years would that knock off their stay in one of the Hells?
The Archangels looked across at each other and the Keeper tried to conceal a smile.
'However' continued the Archangel 'whatever your motives you have,indeed, done a great deal of good. Not just for Darryl but for the many people in
the future who he will be in a position to help. You have, in fact, contributed to the making of a great Hero. A Warrior'
The Entity felt its knees buckle and its Mate held it up, with some difficulty it should be said.
'You might well look discomfited' said the Archangel, pretending to misunderstand 'he'll be a scourge to you and your like'
The Mate spoke up 'I'll try and be good. Or at least, not so bad. I sort of learnt how to scare off some of the nastier sorts when I was pretending to
be an Archangel...' its voice trailed off as it saw the stern looks of the real Archangels.
The Entity wanted to speak up for itself but could find nothing to say until 'Well, I found Darryl. I spotted his potential' it lied.
The Archangels let out an almighty sigh and looked even more sternly in its direction.
'Well, you did find him' said one of them.
The Entity felt it was finished and wondered if Archangels could be appealed to for leniency, after all Entities such as itself were, by their very
nature, the Baddies of the Astral.
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