‘It’s a long way down and…’
‘You must do this.’
‘There must be a better way…’
‘For someone to get their wings? How? Jump. It’ll be over before you know it.’
‘That worries me! Why are you sneaking around the back? You were going to push!’
The trainee jumped. Within seconds huge white wings unfurled from their back. The trainee, looking much happier, soared heavenwards.
The trainer smiled. Another newbie angel launched. Archangel material - probably not - but tradition was upheld.