Rafar is pissed.
While he was talking to… someone… we’re not sure who… he is interrupted by the sounds of swords falling. Two of them, simultaneously. The demons who dropped them apologize frantically for the crime of interrupting Rafar’s conversation with plot.
For some reason, however, Rafar is interested in the swords. He stares at them. Then he becomes even more angry, whispering the name “Tal”.
Does anyone else understand what just happened here? Because I’m lost. Rafar rages and screams and throws swords around and I still have no idea what this is about. Are demons not supposed to have swords? Did they steal them from Tal? But then, wouldn’t that be a good thing, since they stole the enemy’s weapons? Or are the so-called demons actually angels in disguise? But then, why are they bowing and scraping before Rafar?
Rafar takes out his anger on poor Complacency, casting him into a bottomless pit he just opened up with his own sword. So I guess they do have swords. Rafar’s logic doesn’t make sense here, but I’m guessing that’s because he’s a brutish villain:
“You [...] have failed because of this Tal!”
he claims, yet he punishes Complacency anyway, despite knowing it’s not his fault. RIP, Complacency. You had the most personality of all the demons.
Rafar goes back to the original two demons, who have retrieved their swords, yanking them about by the wings while he rages on and on about how awesome Tal is. Somebody write them a slash fic already. We do get mention of “Micheal” having sent Tal, so there’s at least a nod to the more canonical named angels.
This made me chuckle:
“Somewhere somebody is praying!”
Those words brought a chill over the group.
We’re left with the assurance that a trap has been laid for Busche and that poor Sandy is “already within [their] hands”. Oh no! First Complacency, now Sandy! All the best characters are being killed off :(