“For then we certainly come under judgment, but that the redeemer and the judge are the same.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
Samael is an angel, and not just any angel but one of Heaven’s most feared and fated angels, who now stands accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He is awaiting his Father’s punishment, and when you have a Father like Samael’s, judgment is sure to be swift and the sentence severe.
I love stories of fallen angles for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the idea that there is an unseen force which creates a universal balance between the angels above and the demons below, and that equalizer is the fallen, the in between, the ones stripped of their wings and their powers that now walk the Earth as they’ve been condemned to do for their transgressions, mortal yet something more. Samael’s punishment is exacted, and he comes crashing down from the heavens into a dirty back alley Dumpster, landing nearly on top of Brandon, a man who’s gotten himself into all kinds of trouble with the wrong kind of people.