Dana strolled into the common area as if she hadn't killed four demons in the last twelve hours. Her sisters ran up to her. "Hey, guys."
Keshia smiled. "You stink like them. Please go to the purging chamber so we can talk. Akiva said we are to meet with him when you returned."
"Great, cause that is what I need, I'd much rather get to Earth and kick some demon ass, or better yet Big D's ass." Dana shrugged. She made her way toward a marble door. "I'll be back."
The smell of eucalyptus and mint filled Dana's nostrils as she walked into the large room. Brilliant white steam billowed over a table. Dana pulled her sword harness, flails and ivory colored spattered with green slime from her feet. She placed them in a box and covered it with the sheet, the way Akiva taught her on the first day. With all of her equipment cleaned Dana laid on the marble slab and inhaled as the mint and eucalyptus. If she hadn't just killed four imps, she'd be able to pretend this was a day at the world's best spa. Maybe moments or hours later, Dana couldn't tell how time passed when she wasn't in the other realm. She felt the steam recede.
Her clothes returned to their pristine ivory and gold. Folded and stacked her weapons and wedges sat on the top of the box she placed them in for purification. Fully dressed and armed, Dana left the room. Keshia, Amy, Erin, and Jasmine smiled.
Keshia hugged Dana first.
"Alright, let's go to this meeting." Dana exhaled.
"We're here. Akiva brought us nectar from heaven and new clothes like you." Eliana twirled around in a toned down version of Dana's outfit in turquoise and ivory.
"Isn't that swell, matching outfits." Dana shrugged. "Where is he? I have work to do."
"This is true, Dara."Akiva appeared from thin air. Seemed you never knew when or where he'd pop out. "Come, the food is ready, and I must prepare you for your assignment."
"My name is Dana, we've been here all this time, I'd think you'd remember it by now." Dana crossed her arms.
Akiva shook his head.
"What do you mean?" Dana shook her head with a faux peaceful look on her face like.
"Those were your previous identities Dana, Erin, Keshia, Jasmine, and Amy are dead. You're Dara, Eliana, Jeula, Athalia, and Kefira. With your new roles in the war come new identities. Those old names carry pain. The boss wants you to have new identities." Akiva smiled.
"I liked my old identity, what kind of name is Dara?" Dana rolled her neck and crossed her arms.
"Your name means compassion and pearl of wisdom. You'll understand why we gave you that name as you become acquainted with your charge on Earth." Akiva motioned for Dana to sit next to her twin.
"Compassion and wisdom, for some charge." Dana sat. "I'm listening."
"You're all going back to Earth. You'll be different than before and how you are when you're here. On Earth, you'll be adults.
Your jobs will keep you connected, but you'll not be able to acknowledge your familial ties unless you're in the spirit realm. Dara, your charges name is Glitter. You have to return her to her family. They have been asking for her." Akiva said.