Prompt for January 31, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

“What do you mean you won’t let me in? Don’t you know who I am? I am Meridea, firstborn daughter of Yahweh. Perhaps you’ve met my younger brother Jesus? Now let me in!”

The guard stared back at her with sorrow written across his face. His voice calm, despite the verbal abuse that she had been throwing at him for the past few minutes. “I am indeed aware of who you are milady, but I cannot let you in. Your father’s orders were to not let anyone in, including family.”

Before Meridea could launch into another tirade the door behind the guard opened up and a family face was seen through the cracks.

“Father,” Meridea squeaked.

“I thought it was you,” said the eternal face as he opened the door wider to let her in. “Come in before the hosts of Heaven and Hell start to fight over who gets the first opportunity to try and quiet you down.”

Meridea entered the room to discover only one other person in the room: Hippocrates. She stopped in the middle of her father’s study and turned back to the door. “Father. what’s going on?”

Her father came over and embraced her in one of his famous hugs, a hug designed, to put all of your fears to rest. But it didn’t work on Meridea, she knew something was seriously wrong if an immortal required a doctor and the hug did nothing but cause her more anxiety. She wiggled her way out of the hug and stepped back as her fear was slowing starting to take over control.

He looked at her with the grief of the ages written on his face. His shoulders, once square and mighty, were slumped, almost as if in defeat, and his eyes, once expressive and full of life, were dull and grey. He held out his hand and she took it, holding on as if that could change what was going to be said.

“I’m sorry, Meridea, I didn’t mean for you to learn this way but …” He paused, as if unaware how to say what needed to be said, but one quick look at Hippocrates, who gave a short nod and he continued. “It appears that I am dying.”

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