Haniel knew from the moment he woke up that something had happened
to Ashima. And he saddled his horse and he rode to the Temple of the Priestesses in the utmost of haste. As he arrived,
he rushed in, and the priestesses, as they saw who he was, let him pass, and they showed him the way to the House of the Ill.
And he saw Ashim lying pale and still as if dead. And the Angel cried. Tears were falling on his
cheeks. But Ashima then felt the presence of her darling Angel. And she awoke. And she opened her eyes. And Haniel
told Ashima then that he loved her. Always. And Ashima told her that she knew. And he told her that he would never more
stray from her side. But Ashima said to him that he could not stay, for there had been great evil there. She told of the Nephilim
Demon. And Haniel told her that he would take her home. But Ashima said that she was all empty inside, and that she could
not leave the Priestesses now. And Haniel told her that he would stay.
Many weeks passed. And Ashima was better in time. she was all empty inside.
Her divine powers of Life were no more. But Haniel then came to Ashima. And he gave to her the Heavenly Swords
that he had made. And the swords carried the mark of the Goddess - on carried the Dove, the other carried the
Divine Circle Cross. The time had come for the Reborn Goddess to live once again. And Haniel took her
outside. And out there a grand horse waitied. It was a mare as white as the snow on the mountains. Her
name was Mand. And the saddle on her back had the color of ripen wine. It was a wild horse with a strong will. But she
chose to receive Ashima on her back. For the Goddess was indeed the kindest of all beings, and the friend of
all animals. She would never harm. The horse knew this, for the Goddess spoke the language of all
creatures. And the touch of Ashima was the softest and most careful touch in the world. And with the softest
touch did Ashima make the mare gallop, running across the field as if it was flying.
And Haniel and Ashima rode to a glade by the forest. And they fought
with their swords. And their skills were beyond any skill of any mortal creature. And Haniel then said to Ashima to
take off her all her clothes. And he did the same. And hand in hand they went into the river. For Ashima was
now to be reborn. For Haniel told her to wash away the pain over that what she had lost, to let the water cleanse
her spirit. And he told her to rise from the water only when accepting the person that she had become - an ordinary woman without
the Divine Powers, but nonetheless as valuable as the Goddess herself. For so says the Goddess, all Life has an equal,
immense and uncorruptable value. Indeed, all Life is sacred. And he told her, that if she cannot accept the ordinary
existence, and if the could not live without divinity, she might as well sink below the surface and let her herself
be forever exstinguished and never more be, for in that case her life was now forfeit. And the Goddess made her choice. And
she sank in the icy water. For the Goddess was indeed ordinary woman, and never could she be even if she wanted. It
was not her faith to be ordinary. And Haniel realized his mistake, and regretted what he had done, and he dived after
her. But Ashima once again felt Life inside, and with her very last powers, she touched the bottom and
then rose once up once again to the surface. And Haniel took her in his arms and carried her to the shore. And she
woke up. And she felt a new sensation inside. And she knew that what she wanted now was the life of an ordinary woman. She knew
that she could not be. But her heart wanted it so badly. Her love and desire for Haniel was felt unbearable
to carry hidden inside.
And before Ashima returned to the Temple, she and Haniel rode
back to Hama in silence. And they stopped at an inn for a meal. And everyone looked at Ashima Goddess in awe, for
the rumor of the nephilim, and of Ashima's sacrifice that Ashima had made, had reached the town. A city has many
ears and mouths. And the nephilim had murdered many hundreds in Hama. Everyone was thankful for what Ashima had