The bunker was the very definition of chaos. Angels, demons and pagans all clamored for answers to the battle's abrupt ending. No one understood or trusted that the victory could be that easy. The arrival of the four archangels only turned up the volume.
"Will you all just shut your cakeholes for a minute?" Gabriel growled. "I swear I can't understand a damned thing any one of you is saying!"
"Please, Gabriel has a point. He is the angel of communication, if he can't understand you the rest of certainly cannot." Michael said waiting for the din to quiet down. "Alright, we know that you are confused. This was no victory; it was a rout with no effort on our part. After all of our planning and knowing what Abaddon was capable of; it makes no sense that she would just hand us a victory like this."
"Abaddon chose to take her own life without a fight. Right after saying something about leaving us something to remember her by." Raphael said.
"What does that mean?" Kevin asked.
"I think it would be safe to assume that it means something ominous." Thor said.
"That is exactly what we think." Lucifer agreed. "The question is what?"
Whatever Lucifer would have next was interrupted by the ringing of Dean's phone and the arrival of a flustered Zachariah.
"We have a huge problem." The angel said to the group at the same time Garth was saying the exact same thing to Dean on the phone.
Zachariah placed a hand on Michael's shoulder and stared at him for a few moments. Michael's eyes widened in alarm. "You must be mistaken Zachariah, that's impossible!"
"I wish I were mistaken." Zachariah said. "You can't know how badly I wish I were wrong."
"What?" Gabriel, Lucifer and Raphael all demanded at once.
"Will you asshats keep it down, I'm on the phone!" Dean yelled.
"Shut it Winchester, we've got a serious problem here." Michael shot back.
"Yeah I know. Garth is trying to fill me in right now." Dean said.
"Wait how can he know that all the divinely consecrated places on earth have become unconsecrated?" Michael asked.
"What are you talking about?" Dean was the one confused now. "We have ghosts, ghouls, goblins and every kind of monster you can think of suddenly running amok!"
"I guess we know what the bitch left for us to remember her by now don't we?" Lucifer asked.
Continued in the sequel at s/9848316/1/After-the-Fall