99 years since the last solar eclipse passed over the earth, and now it has returned to pass over the town of Brimstone. The Gravely family and friends awaited outside in the backyard for one of the universe's most anticipated moments.
"Oh this is gonna be exciting," Carmen giddily said. "Remember to be wearing your UV glasses when the eclipse arrives, kids."
"We will," Rosemary, Regan, and Dominic replied as they sat at the picnic bench together.
Mike maned the grill, flipping some juicy steaks over the sizzling fires. "Who wants some solar eclipse steaks?" he called out.
Everyone cheered and waved a paper plate for one of Mike's steaks. With Mike's telekinetic powers they flew across the yards like meaty saucers, touching down perfectly onto everyone's plates.
Over by the shady tree the royal adviser Legion assembled an old telescope. Lilith waltzed to where the ancient demon stood. "Ello, Legion," she greeted, "Whatcha setting up here?"
"If one is to view an astronomical event such as this," the old arachnid explained, "then it is proper to do so with this telescope."
"Blimey, you must be ecstatic about this."
"Not really. This will be my 499th time I've witnessed this event, which will pass over the sun for the duration of about 2.36 seconds; yet I can understand why some would be invested in this once in a lifetime event."
"Places everyone!" their king, Lu, hollered to everyone. "The eclipse is coming!"
Everyone huddled around the picnic benches and watched the sky. The sunny day was dimming down around them. The wind blew wildly then settled to a calm breeze. With the assistance of a pair of ultraviolet sunglasses, Carmen, Rosemary, Regan, and Dominic saw the red sun be slowly consumed by the darker moon. Smiles spread across their faces.
Carmen glanced at her husband and his supernatural company. "Honey, don't you want some-" she paused. Her cheery smile dropped when she saw her husband, his brother, his secretary, his assistant Scrugs, and his adviser looking directly into the solar eclipse, with no eye protection on. She saw their pupils boil over red as if they were sunburned by the flares. Yet their smiles still remained fresh.
2.36 seconds later—just as the old demon predicted—and the moon completed its phase over the sun. The eyes of the demons and archangel were blackened like coal. They were blinded. Carmen continued watching as their eyes quickly healed back to their original, healthy forms. Their visions returned after their brief blindness like nothing happened during those 2.36 seconds.
Lu turned to his wife. "Sorry. You say something, dear?"