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Sometimes Caphriel dreams of another world, where Zirah is not broken, but whole and beautiful.
His name is Aziraphale, and he makes Caphriel coffee when he visits, although he prefers cocoa himself. He likes books and antiques, but there are no blood stains on his book covers. He sees everything Caphriel sees, but he maintains a dented optimism six millennia on Earth have given him no reason to retain.
He is comfort, and everything Caphriel never knew he wanted.
In the day, Caphriel looks for him in Zirah's eyes. He would forgive God everything, if he could only find him.