Student or Learner
“I just mean . . . when Virginia called that demon to possess Alice, did that mean Alice—like, actual, real Alice, her soul or whatever—was gone, and it was just some monster wandering around in her body?”
Dad gave a startled laugh. “Oh, God, no. Is that what you’ve thought this whole time?”
I crossed my arms over my chest. “Well, how was I supposed to know? It’s not like anyone was in a big hurry to answer all my burning, demony questions.”
He stopped laughing and actually looked a little sheepish. “You’re right. I’m sorry. No, when a demon is called forth, it’s really nothing more than large, dark . . . force, basically.That’s what being exiled to hell does to an angel. It strips it of everything but its power. ?? They don’t have names, or personalities, or even bodies. They’re nothing but pure, undiluted magic. ”
Also, presumably, any purpose or reason for the angel to exist in serving God is also removed when he falls to hell. And emotions or feelings. Nothing but power remains.