The Rapha Chronicles
This story has been told-but never like this.
No, Rapha would not strike with physical force this day. But he could not resist goading his enemy just once. Looking up, he fixed the peace of Adonai on Lucifer like a laser, held that malicious gaze for one eternal second-and smiled. A flicker of uncertainty stirred in Lucifer's eyes.
Rapha opened a single thought to Lucifer as he disappeared with the creature still cradled to his breast:
You always did hate secrets.
Rapha, a powerful angel, had seen it all in his countless years of service. at least he thought he had. Then he met Adam.
Lucifer had it all, Adonai's favor, Rapha's friendship and unrivaled power throughout creation. But he wanted more.