Drako: Can I just say, it's about damn time.
Anaya: *laughs* It's not my fault it took so long.
Galen looks quite uncomfortable at the moment, but he's not talking. Guess we know who's fault it is, right?
Drako: So seriously, what the hell was the hold up? We've seen Galen meddle with Brandon and Phil's stuff to get them together, but his own soul mate has been right in front of him. What the hell?
Galen: It's a lot easier to help fix someone else's problems than your own. I'm in Brandon's service. I was always meant to be. I was never told it was possible for an angel to have a soul mate
Anaya: Five years in, that's a cop out to me.
Galen: I came around, didn't I?
Drako: Well, angels have souls. Makes sense they could have a soul mate.
Anaya: Don't apply logic to the angels. I've learned it doesn't really apply.
Galen: I resent that. We are logical beings. But we were created to act at guardians and guides. We serve the gods and mortals alike.
Drako: Speaking of which, why did you choose Brandon? Not to sound stereotypical, but don't angels fight against darkness?
Galen: I understand that darkness does not mean evil, it is simply the opposite of light. Without one, the other does not exist. Brandon needed loyal servants. I like to think I've been that.
Drako: Seriously, you have been. But don't you get a bit irritated that Brandon has a kid with your soul mate? Isn't that awkward? Because it sure sounds like it is.
Galen: *chuckles* That's not really an issue to me. We all have a past. It's not as if Anaya knew I was her soul mate, nor did I know she was mine. It's normal to go through life and end up with others outside of your soul mate. Most mortals never actually find their one true soul mate.
Drako: Sounds rather diplomatic. Was really hoping for some kind of animosity there.
Galen: Jealousy is not an emotion I am familiar with. It is unnecessary by and large.
Drako: Alright, fine, spoil my fun. But on a different note, you two being together, how does that work with Theo? I mean, you're an angel, Galen, and he's one of the Moirae. Doesn't that kind of make him a god?
Galen: Yes, it does, but he does not have his full god powers yet. Brandon limited them as it grows depressing living among mortals when you know the exact time and nature of their death.
Anaya: Since he is one of three to guide fate, Brandon and I think it would be best for him to truly get to know what the mortals he'll dictate the lives of actually go through. The original Moirae were a bit out of touch, possibly because they weren't supposed to have survived so long.
Drako: I noticed that in the last book, the depression thing. So, here's an interesting question. What if Theo decides he doesn't want the power or the role?
Anaya: I never really thought about it, but I suppose that would be something he'd take up with Zeus. It wasn't as if I chose this fate for him.
Galen: Agreed. Zeus reigns supreme over all things. If Theo were to elect not to be a Fate, he would have to be stripped of the power by Zeus.
Drako: So, next thing. We learned a lot about Anaya's parentage and history in this book, along with Vlad. We didn't learn much about you, Galen. Think you might let us in on more of your history.
Galen: There's not much to tell that you don't know. I'm a lot older than just about everyone you read about in this story. I've been a warrior. I have spent my life fighting demons and preparing for Brandon and Demun's ascension to godhood, as well as the fall of Lucifer. The bond I share with the likes of Vlad and Andreas is that of a loyal soldier.
Drako: As we saw, Andreas and Vlad have some secrets and some serious regrets. I'm sure you know what they are and can't share, but do you have any like them?
Galen: Not the same type of regrets, though I think when a warrior lives as long as long as we have, we make mistakes and we regret certain decisions. I'm far from perfect, and perhaps I was hastier in my younger days to kill demons on sight, but I have nothing the scale of Vlad and Andreas. I don't have the power Andreas possesses. Plus, I was never under Jarel's command. You haven't been shown the depth of Andreas' power.
Drako: No offense, but he's already pretty damn strong.
Galen: I think your next story will be eye opening as to how strong he really is and always has been.
Drako: Any more parting information? What's next for you two?
Anaya: We'll be around in the future. After all, there's a lot more for you to tell.
Galen: We may not have starring roles, but we'll always be around. It's not like we're mortal.