TEC: Chapter 56: Last Lions
I feel sick today. I’m going through the grief stages. So many things I thought I knew about my fellow human beings no longer apply. I was honestly surprised not to see the zombie apocalypse and/or a global outbreak of rage monkey virus this morning when I stepped outside.
But enough about the election.
It’s time for the final Daniel chapter of this book. Daniel’s still in the gorram lions’ den and still having more gorram flashbacks. This time, it’s an incredibly brief one, to the night when the army invaded, and went through his stuff, but didn’t hurt him.
Riveting, I know.
Then the stone is removed from the top of the lions’ den and Darius calls down to Daniel. Daniel responds that his god closed the lions’ mouths and that is “proof of my innocence and faithfulness to you.”
Remember that for a moment.
Darius is tickled pink by this development, so much so that after he gets Daniel out, he gives a new, very special order:
“I want you [one of my generals] to round up all of the satraps and governors Abu Bakar and Husam al Din. Bring their wives and children with them. The lions are hungry and need to be fed. I want you to put in a new family every three days. Make sure that Abu Bakar and Husam al Din are last. I want them to have time to think about their failed attempt to kill Daniel.”
And he orders everyone to worship Daniel’s god. Who is apparently fine with innocent women and children being eaten by lions. Because…
The first family did not touch the floor before the lions tore them apart.
That’s nice, Darius (and God). Just punish people for the crime of being on the losing side.
(Speaking of Donald Trump’s America…)
Yep, when God spared Daniel from the lions, it was because Daniel was innocent and loyal to the king. Guess those dumb kids just weren’t innocent enough.
I need to lie down.