It had been a rough day for old Grigori, City 17's only priest, and he was exhausted. That particular day more people had come to him than usual. The recent antlion attacks had destroyed many lives, and people relied on Grigori to give them hope for the future.
Even though Grigori was growing tired of being the priest of the city, he knew he couldn't let the people down, so he had started to work late, and he had even gone to work sick sometimes. But he managed to survive through all the stress work gave him by simply thinking of his loving wife, Judy, who waited for him patiently every day.
One day, a new priest showed up, Eli Vance. Eli noticed the incredible amount of stress and exhaustion Grigori was under, and one day offered to stand in for Grigori as well as doing his own work, so Grigori could get out of work sooner. Grigori took his offer, and headed home.
As he entered his apartment he heard weird noises coming from the bedroom. He rushed in, thinking something was wrong, but what he found was much, much worse.