Her wings extended and it was like flames shot out from the motion. But it was simply warm air, perhaps a circulation from the very volcano. Forgiveness thought otherwise. It wasn’t the same sort of heat from exertion or from the vents of the volcano. It caught Forgiveness’ breath and would have knocked them to the ground if they hadn’t already been sitting. It did make them close their eyes against the pressure and when they opened them again, the phoenix was there in front of them, beak opened and talons flashing.
The angel opened their mouth. “Can I have a symbol of your reincarnation?”
The phoenix stopped, neck bending down to drop her head down to Forgiveness’ level. “You wish for something of mine?”
Forgiveness nodded. “I need something. For a gift.”
Those blue eyes peered into Forgiveness, then around at the rest of their mortal body. “You have come a long way for a gift.”
“It can’t just be anything. It’s for Life and Death.”