"Indeed it is." Replied Michael.
"Believe it or not, you actually have been here before long ago..."
“Wow, this isn’t like anything I have ever seen!!!” Connor said, amazed by the sight of the Utopia and everything surrounding it. “It looks like heaven!”
“Ugh...that is because it is heaven, dum dum.” Impulse said as he wasn’t so overly amazed about it. That’s who he was, rarely did anything amaze him, especially nowadays.
While Connor was admiring the view Bruce had other things to worry about, he didn’t care if it was made out of Gold and Silver with hints of white everywhere, nor that it was the most Advanced place regarding Science and Technology with a slight hint of powerful magics attached to it.
“I can’t believe this.” He had a slight edge to his voice and his eyebrows were narrowed. He found this to be a mockery at best. Instead of going to action and fighting against the Xir'algath or probably flee and make a base of operations to defend themselves when they would attack they were talking to some rather unknown being that was talking high and mighty.
But luckily for Bruce, he wasn’t someone who would shut up and not say what was on his mind just because of the Grand Seraphim or any other deity. “Excuse me, Seraphim.” He talked with a loud and clear voice as he walked in front of him.
“While everyone here seems to be amazed by your domain such as the Realm of Life with its overly luxurious appearance my question for you is.” He looked at him with a serious look that made them equals no matter the power scale between them.
“Where in the hell were you when we needed you to fight against the Xir'algath?” He asked as he crossed his arms. “Am I here the only one who is sane enough to ask questions as to why weren’t you there and why in the hell you decided to help us now, at a time like this?” He gestured with his hands as he looked at everyone.
“I don’t care what and who you are, Grand Seraphim or whatever.” He said with an upset tone, he was really on the edge today. “I need answers to every question I ask and I demand to know it now!” He rose his voice at him.
“Because for all I care I can take my wife, my children, and Connor and get the hell out of here and leave you all alone to fight against an enemy you choose not to share enough information we need to better know what we are up against.” He said.
There was a temporary pause of silence from The Grand Seraphim. Bruce and the others would hear nothing, save for the humming that emanated from The Seraphim’s aura.
Then, he spoke.
"Jonathan, things are not as simple as you may think. We are not omnipotent, and The Xir'algath are very resilient. If we are to defeat them, it must be executed in a very precise manner. We cannot yet fight them head-on. If you yourself wish to do so, then be my guest. But it is your own funeral."
Bruce smirked. “Careful there. Maybe if you face them you’d be the one who would have his own funeral.” He bites back at him with his eyebrows frowned. “Clearly you are not the strong beings you proclaim yourself to be...if you were. You wouldn’t be here asking us for our help.” He crossed his arms stating his point.
The Grand Seraphim surprisingly answered.
"We do need your help, but you also need our own help too."
"So why have you brought us here then?" Mark asked.
"To prepare." Answered Michael.
"You see, when you first faced The Xir'algath, you were not properly equipped. You may be skilled and powerful warriors, but you did not have the right weapons and technology to exploit The Xir'algath's weaknesses. That was why you failed in the first place. However…"
Michael unsheathed his sword, Lightbringer.
"We do. And so now, we shall forge weapons and armor for all of you, so that you may be properly prepared for the coming battle."
"And where will we get our gear?" Asked Richard.
Michael pointed across the horizon, to a tall structure in the distance.
"The Forge is located within our palace. Let us head there now." Said Raphael.
Raphael leaned in towards Seeker.
"I know many things must seem different here, and you might be slightly confused. But I assure you that this is very much the same Realm of Life you lived in before you left." He said, specifically to the "Errapel" half of the being.
Richard stopped just as he passed by Charity.
"Excuse me, but who are you? What are you doing here?" He asked her.