" This is going to hurt like hell.
The grim thought was confirmed by the look on the gatekeeper's face, but Bishop didn't want anyone's pity. After all, he'd volunteered for this.
"Are you ready?" the gatekeeper asked.
"Yes, I'm ready."
"And you know your mission."
Bishop glanced over his shoulder at the expanse of bright white behinde him. This was as he could go before leaving Heaven entirely. He'd left before, many times, but this was different. He pushed aside a sliver of fear. He would return soob - this was not the end for him. It..."