Reckoning: a settling of accounts.
This is another long one, well, much longer than I expected it to be, so it's broken into three somewhat even parts. I've explained before why I do this and I hope it's only mildly annoying to those who could download the entire thing. Oh, and since I can't stand it when I'm not warned about even the smallest bit of a crossover- The Millennium Group makes a brief appearance.
I hope you'll find the following useful:
*Information on Angels can be found all over the internet. Sites I used included, but were not limited to: http://www.angelfire.com/nj/Dani1/angels.html , http://www.public.iastate.edu/~cbenton/angels.html , and http://corp.arabia.com/DesertLand/angel.html .
*I found Zoroastrianism to be a fascinating subject. You can get basic information and links to other sites from the Religious Tolerance Organization. It's a great place to start when searching for information on religions.
*The Ouroboros is a familiar symbol to the Chris Carter crowd. For more information: Ouroboros
*The supernatural occurrences in the story are the direct result of a brain damaged by too much late-night television. If you are offended, please sue Hollywood, not me. They have tons more money. Besides, it seems to be the only way they can get publicity lately.
*A brief reference to The Sentinel episode Remembrances. There are also references to my own stories: Bayou, of course, The Haunting, Speaking For The Dead, and Extreme Possibilities.
*All disclaimers apply including those for The Sentinel (Pet Fly Productions), MillenniuM (1013 Production and the master Chris Carter), The Lion King and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Disney Studios), Game Boy (Nintendo) and PlayStation (Sony). If I missed anyone, my apologies.
*Finally, a SPECIAL THANKS to all of you for your patience. It took me longer to finish this piece than I had planned.
PART II: Chapters 6 - 10
PART III: Chapters 11-15