I'm sure several (hundred? thousand?) people have informed you of how Revelation was the best thing that has ever happened to humanity. I'm not sure enough people have told you that. So at the risk of (correctly) inflating your ego even more, that was the best thing that has ever happened to humanity. The fact that you came forward the way you did is also a bonus.
I'm not the sort of person who proposes to celebrities I read about on magazines, however marriageable such a feat might make them, but I am the sort of person who would love to have some coffee with Revelation. If you ever read this and are still single (or open to polyamorous arrangements), hit me up.
- Kaede Gushiken
"I suppose I should have predicted this, shouldn't I," he says, grinning. "How about something fancy I have probably never ever eaten?"
"Something that could not be produced by mundane magicless cooking?"
"No angels doing my breakfasts. Do you eat often? I met a demon who didn't really like eating or sleeping and just ignored the discomfort and drank lots of coffee."
"Sleeping is a waste of time," he nods, and tastes some of the salmon.
"Wow this is delicious," he says, taking another forkful. "And what did you do in Hell all this time?"
"Oh, if you took summonses - were you gagged very often?"
"Every time - that's absurd - I'm so sorry about that."
"I've never gagged a demon, it sounds - absurd - I might have given it some consideration if it were just demons and angels, but it's demons and angels and fairies and that matches no theology at all so why would the soul thing match -"
"Yes but that could have easily come from access to human theology instead of the other way around, and it just doesn't - fit, like, why would demons in particular have this specific skill while fairies and angels don't, the only thing that differs between fairies and angels is the one power and that's already different from demons and there's no reason for the souls thing and besides several demons did in fact say it was a practical joke and I ran tests -"
"Well, first of all as soon as I heard about the soul stealing thing I went - okay, so in the worst-case I need to have at least enough of a positive impact on Earth to be worth an eternity being tortured in Hell, so I was not completely ignorant of risk, here - and then I started interviewing demons about it and their answers didn't add up at all, and I found out some of them record videos of people selling their souls, and some people are there more than once. I got one demon to conjure me some of those, and then I had other demons try to classify which videos were of people pre- or post-soul sale, and the answers were inconsistent. And then I decided to sell my soul a few times to different demons for different things. And so far all my observations do match demons as a species being a superintelligent hivemind that collectively maximizes soul collection but."
"That's of course assuming you're not part of a superintelligent hivemind, otherwise I should just discount everything you say as trying to get more souls - unless being discounted is exactly what you want."
"I did not in fact plan to make it a running joke but good to know. So what did you learn about the daeva realms that you did not know before?"