Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The New Dawn Has Arrived With A New Generation

Out in the courtyard, Jace had just offered his hand down to help her up, telling her the whole time, “Allessia, be glad it was grass you hit and not concrete, or solid ground. That hurts like Hell.”

“Thanks,” she said.

Then Ally looked over and demanded, “Why, the Hell did you do that … just because I mentioned that I needed to get to my art show this weekend.”

Talon being the cause of her laying flat on her Ass, “No, that wasn’t the reason, I tossed you on your butt, because you weren’t concentrating;” he was trying to teach her hand to hand combat, as he asked, “Now, do you see how that’s done?” He had thrown her over his hip and down to the ground to teach her a lesson.

Ally’s smartass comeback, “No …I don’t see…But, I sure felt it. Let’s go again,” not one for giving up she now stood in front of him… in a fighters’ stance, legs slightly apart, knees bent both arms out to her side, now watching Talon, her opponent very carefully. She quickly diverted her thoughts to what a personal private teacher, he was, too, smiling inside.

Jace thoughts went quickly to just how very good looking and sexy she was, in that small little two piece outfit, shorts and top. If that top could be called a top, it barely was more than a bra, cradling those nice breasts in it. Her dark hair was braided into one long braid that hung down her back. He wondered how Talon could concentrate, staring deep into her eyes, as they practice fighting. He knew he wouldn’t be able to, nor would he want too.

“Let’s try once more, before we move on back to the swords,” Talon was moving slowly towards her, as he began telling her the instructions once more, “Really, it isn’t that hard, just watch your enemy as it gets close, plant your feet firmly … your hips should be parallel directly above …. “

Suddenly, as Talon moved in close to Ally, she quickly reached in grabbed and just flipped him over using her hipbone, as he fell splat onto the ground. Ally, stood over him, asking, “Something like that, huh? Right, Hon?”

Taking Talon completely by surprise, he just laid there, with the air knocked completely out of him, looking up at her, barely able to speak, “Ally, that was not fair…”

Jace was always the more serious one out of the bunch, not being one that laughed much. But, once he saw the shocked expression on Talon’s face … as he went up and over her slim little hip. He couldn’t help containing the laughter that erupted from his chest. It was a loud laugh, then he just bent over continue laughing bringing tears to his eyes.

Now, Ally was offering Talon her hand, smiling down at him, “You didn’t say it had to be fair,” she told him, adding smugly, “In fact, I thought your exact words were … anything is fair in war and combat.”

As he took her offered hand, he said, “You are so right… I said when you can catch your opponent off guard,” lifting his leg, twisting his hips to bring her down between his two legs, finishing his statement, “…is a better strategy all around.” Now, he rolled her completely under his hard body, smiling down at her.

She laughed up at him.

Standing up, Jace sobered quickly to interrupt, “I think we need to move on to the handling of weapons,” he didn’t like how the two of them were reacting together.

Talon sent Jace a silent little message, ‘Not to your liking huh… get over it.” But, quickly, he was up on his feet bringing Ally up to hers in his arms, too.

Ally eagerly said, “Yes, let’s.” She bent down and picked up Sage to wait for more instructions.

Jace just sent Talon a drop dead go to Hell look.

Talon just said, “Okay, not a problem, I think Jace might be right we need for you to become a master with that sword. Learn to have complete control to wield the Sword of Light and to use it in battle.”

Now, Talon moved up very close behind her, adding softly in her ear, “Ally, I’ve already taught you the proper way to hold the sword in one hand and then switch it over to the other and also to hold it in both hands for more strength and power. Now, we will move on to the next lesson.” He glanced over to Jace smiling, as he added, “Jace, you can be her attacker…. But, go slow so I can help her with her movements.”

Talon had leaned his large body up against Ally’s backside with his strong arms supporting her arms with his hand over her wrist.

As Jace approached them, together he showed her how to knock the on-coming blade away from her body. He then lifted her easily with one arm, to swiftly pivot her around on his foot, bringing the sword back up high, to get her body back in position… ready for the next attack.

They went several more rounds, when suddenly they all stopped as they heard a cry in the far distance ….

Talon sensed Thor’s message where it was coming from he yelled, “Help is needed in Thor’s room…”

Jace was already gone… in a burst of lightening speed.


Hunter was trying to get Thana some help, as he gently carried her through the winding corridors. Thana heads’ rested against his upper left arm and his chest, with his right arm under her knees …she felt light as a feather in his arms. With each step he took she would glance up at him, and then loose conscious, going in and out of waking consciousness.

Suddenly, she went totally limp in his arm. Her arm fell off to her side her body slumped over his arms. Glancing down he couldn’t see her chest rise up or down. Completely horrified Hunter thought she had just died in his arms, yelling at the top of his lungs, “I need help, Thana needs help …” he began running quickly through the hallways. At Thor’s room he lifted his right leg up to kick the door, it flew open and off the hinges. The room was dimly lit only from a few candles and a small fire in the fireplace.

Thor finally, for once in his life was caught … off guard … with his pants off … yelling out to the intrusion, “What the Fuck!” as the cold air swished over the emotionally heated room and his sweaty backside.

“... Thana’s dying…,” Hunter was yelling, “… I don’t think she’s breathing hurry… she needs….” Not wanting to believe she was already dead.

Both, Thor and Christi had jumped out from their loving embrace, off the bed… completely naked breathing very heavily …

Instantly as Christi saw the lifeless body in Hunter’s arm, she immediately gave instructions in a quiet breathless voice, “Lay her down there… quickly,” pointing to the plush rugs on the floor.

Thor had already grabbed a light wrap for Christi’s naked body, and one for his own. As she walked by him, she easily slipped her petit hands through the arms opening, tying it quickly at her slim waist.

Hunter was carefully kneeling down to lay his lady love on the cushioned carpet floor. Her head lie towards the north, with her feet fell slightly apart, with arms stretched out. Not taking his eyes off her, he said, “Do something… hurry.”

Thana’s eye lids barely lifted to see Hunter and Thor before they floated shut, again.

Hunter sent up a blessing of thanks for keeping her alive, as he was kneeling by her right shoulder, saying, “Tell me what to do…”

Without telling him any thing, Christi just reached for Thor’s long blade dagger resting in its place of honor on the side table. Taking it with her she rushed over to kneel beside Thana’s, left side by her hip. She gently placed the dagger by her knees, just in case she might need it.

Christi began roaming her hands over the younger woman’s body. Starting with the top of her head, over her face, she paused, and sent up a silent prayer as she felt the deep pain the young woman was suffering. Then she, move both hands completely down Thana body, her arms, her sides, over her abdomen, down her legs and back up. Her voice was filled with sadness and bewildered hopelessness, as she apologetically said to Hunter, “She has too many fatal injuries…”

Not wanting to believe this entrusted healer of theirs could do nothing to help, Hunter, yelled in her face, “Heal her DAMN IT!”

Her reply was spoken softly, “Patience, I’m not giving up….” Then seriously, the healer asked, “Hunter, what happened,” in her soft spoken voice.

The voice that answered didn’t sound like Hunter’s, but, he said, “I don’t know… I heard her scream out, I woke up … she was out of bed and then I saw she was hunkered bent over vomiting on the floor… she just collapsed as I got to her. I heard her say, pain …so much pain… As I carried her here, she went limp in my arms, I couldn’t see or hear or sense that she was breathing, I thought her heart had stopped,” he felt helpless as he knelt at Thana’s lifeless body holding her hand to his lips.

Christi was already closing her deep blue eyes and was going into her healing trance. At first a tremendous amount of strange words were softly spoken, quieter than a whisper. Then she reached down for the dagger at her knees. She drew the sharp blade across her own palm slicing a deep gash down from her middle finger through the middle of her palm. Placing the blade at Thana’s upper arm she put an even larger gash down it. Quickly, Christi placed her open wound against Thana’s open wound.

The dagger fell at Christi’s knees.

She began gently to sway going into a chant, “Oh… Great Goddess Mother of Mercy and Healing, I pray to you … come to my aid… give me the healing strength that I need to help this young woman.” As her other hand went up to Thana’s heart to begin to apply compressing pressure over her heart, she kept moving the gashed hand over her body. She added, “Keep her alive under my care.” Every few seconds she was place her cut hand on the cut on Thana, all the while pressing the other one on her heart.

Without the two kneeling on the floor noticing, Thor had left the room. He returned in a second, with both, Indra and Kendrietta by his side. They had several oils, potions and herbs they laid on the table.

Kendreitta began mixing some together, as Indra immediately began to sprinkle amounts of sage clippings all over the area, surrounding Thana, Hunter and Christi with a heavier amount of dried sage bundles in a large circle around them.

Hunter saw what Christi was trying to do to keep her heart beating. His voice whispered, “Let me take over here …” bending over Thana’s upper body he began using both hands one over the other, to compress, as he counted to thirty. Then lifting her chin up, he placed his mouth over hers ….breathing life into her. He inhaled another breath to repeat the process, counting to three….then he went back to the compression of her heart. Administrating, CPR over and over to help keep her alive.

Indra fell to her knees, holding a small bowl of mixed oils in her hand, holding it out to Christi.

Now, that Christi had both hands free, she dipped one hand in the bowl and rubbed the oils over both hands. She easily was moving them over the body on the floor adding, “Allow me to receive Thana’s energy, as she receives mine.” Dipping a finger in the bowl once more, using the oil to make the sign of the cross on the forehead of Thana, “Oh… Great Goddess Mother we pray to you..”

Indra, beside her brother, she placed a hand on his shoulder and reached her other hand to Christi’s shoulder to help chant after her, “Oh, Great Goddess Mother hear our prayers…”

Christi continued to chant, “Deep in my body and bones, the Goddess is alive within me. Deep in my heart and spirit I believe I will heal …I ask be gracious and give me the power …I will accept the power….” As she placed her open wound against Thana’s open wound, once more, she said, “Deep in my cells and my blood the Life Force is strong …. I feel it. Take it into Thana’s body…. give her strength to heal…. Make her feel it….”

Indra repeated, “Give her the power to heal… let her heal…”

Suddenly, everyone was showing up into Thor’s room …..

Jace was first to get there. He stopped as he entered swiftly into the room, with his sword drawn with his crossbows and quarterstaff hanging from his body. He was ready to fight if needed. But, realizing it wasn’t a fight, he was trying to comprehend what was happening, he stood and watched. They he moved over to the side where their healer was knelt.

Several minutes later, Talon and Ally stood at the door way … each carried their swords and quarterstaff.

Ally took one step forward, and as she saw her dear friend lying lifeless on the floor … she screamed out …. then instantly became paralyzed with fear, she couldn’t move.

Talon went to the opposite side where Hunter knelt as he quickly looked over the scene he realized what they were trying to do. As he knelt, taking his own sword removing it from its sheath. He said in a confident voice, “Christi, we need to act quick, when I cut myself … my blood will surface fast …remove your hand from her open wound … I will give her some of my blood,” he looked over to Hunter, “You’re next … here,” picking up the smaller dagger he saw down at his knees, “Cut your hand …give her your blood.” Tossing it to Hunter then he said, “Jace, you take over on the giving her CPR ….”

Now, using his own sword Talon yelled, “Christi move,” running his open palm down the sharp blade cutting a long slash over his the inside of his hand, slapping it quickly over Thana’s gash, as he prayed, ‘Take my blood…heal thyself…’ saying the prayer over and over.

Christi was continuing to chant, “Goddess, I feel you at my core filling me with faith and courage, fill me with all the Abundant Life Forces of the Universe let it flow through me, into Thana beneath my hands. I pray to you Goddess banish all her injuries, all the broken bones from this young woman beneath my hands.”

Indra repeated, “We ask this of the Great Mother of God… banish all injuries and broken bones from Thana… Mother of God ….hear our prayers …. “

Jace had already squeezed between Talon and Christi, placing his hands over her heart to press lift press… repeating it as he called out, “One.. two.. three…” counting all the way to thirty.

Hunter leaned back as he took the dagger, instead of cutting his palm he placed it on his inner left arm cutting a long gash into it, then he put the blade against Thana’s arm, quickly cutting her arm, laying his slashed arm down onto top of her open wound wrapping his fingers around her arm, squeezing his fingers to pump the flow of his blood to mingle into her body.

Jace couldn’t reach her mouth so he yelled out, “…now, Hunter … breath, into her….”

Hunter inhaled a deep breath quickly leaning up over to place his mouth over hers to exhale into her mouth watching as his breath lifted her lungs, rising back up to take another breath, as he heard Jace voice.

Jace was counting, “One breath, two breaths, three breaths… stop”

Between them they were giving Thana CPR…..

Now, Christi had begun chanting louder, “Accept this healing blood, take the strength from our bones, take our cells to heal …. now… I know The Goddess force is within me to heal Thana … I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!”

Indra began to say over and over, “… I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!” continuously to repeat the ancient chant, “I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!”

As Hunter saw the looks of pity on the two women faces, he pleaded to them all, “Don’t give up… give her life…” his blood was dripping over Thana’s arm, running down it, he moved his hand to press his arm over hers… trying to force his blood into hers.

Jace continued to compress her chest, as he counted to thirty…

Talon’s opened wound had already healed its self. He quickly was slicing his arm, again, down on his sword to open another wound, placing it against her open wound. Not, giving up either, letting his blood flow into the young lady’s body. Quickly, he had healed again. He just cut another place on his arm.

Kendrietta was as busy now blending together the essential healing oils from Carnation, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Peppermint in a bowl of hot water, swirling it together and then handing the concoction over to Thor, telling him, “This is for healing and to give them all the strength they will need to endure.”

Thor dipped his fingertips into the mixture then sprinkled it over the team, as he walked around the group in a circle, adding his own prayer as he did. Making sure he sprinkled the liquid over them, including the floor they knelt on and on the sage he felt at his feet.

Now, Kendrietta just began to put together another blend of oils from her herbs, as she added; Basil, Clary sage and Jasmine… together it would help to heal muscular pain and strengthen bones. As she finished she went to stand at Thana’s left leg …she began flicking the liquid out and over the length of Thana’s body, covering her with the hot liquid. Then she too began to circle the area, sprinkling the hot liquid over them and the area.

Christi reached on open palm up to Thor’s asking, “Pour some liquid into my cupped hand.”

Thor felt for her hand and did as requested.

Christi took the liquid in her palm letting it run down over her onto Thana, singing, “Send the energy of Brigid to heal with this water from her Sacred Well … take the Pains and Aches and all damages of Evil Things from this body” she paused, added, “… I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!”

Indra still was chanting “… I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!” then she added, “…we pray to you … remove all damages from Thana.” She stood and began to circle the group, repeating the ancient chant.

Kendrietta joined in with, “I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!” repeating it… several times

With tears in her eyes, Christi looked to Hunter, crying out, “I’m loosing her… I’m sorry,” glancing over them all adding, “I can’t get her pain to leave …. it’s deep, most all her bones are broken… I can’t get them healed fast enough and she has lost so much blood…she has massive internal bleeding…” she slowly began to slide her hands over Thana’s broken body… adding, “I can’t sense that she wants to heal … it’s like she broken more than her bones…. Her spirit … ”

Hunter, yelled between breaths, “Don’t give up..” his voice caught in a sob…

Ethan had entered the room a few minutes prior he heard Christi’s, cry. He went to Thana’s head. He directly sat down on the floor, with her head between his upper thighs he bent over to place his open palms on either side by her temples. He closed his eyes, as he massaged his fingertips over her forehead he easily was able to move forward into this death dream of hers. He knew his mission would be to encourage her to live. So, he began to speak to her in this state of unconsciousness, “Thana, you want to hang on … you need to stay with us … remember you don’t want to die… you want to live …you have a life here among us… we care…” he continue his encouraging, “do not go to the spirit side, stay here…fight and over come this pain of yours ..… allow the healing power of Christi to come to your aid..…release the pain…. You have much to live for… Hunter loves you…. ” he paused as he began to visualize what had destroy her… he flinched and moaned as he felt he was entering her death with her… it was a strong pain that filled them both.

Thor sprinkled more of the healing liquid over them as he said to Christi, “Love, continue ... I believe you can bring her back … do it … believe.”

Christi began again, “I pray to the five elements that now surround this body of Thana’s. The element of Air from Jace with his lightening speed. The element of Fire of from Thana’s with the fire inferno in her core. The element of Earth from Kendrietta from the deep bond she had to Mother Earth. The element of Spirit from Ethan the Dream Walker with his power to walk among others dreams. And the element of Water from myself, through my power to transcend liquid into healing power,” she chanted once more, “Fly to me on rapid wings! Send the energy of Demeter to restore life to these withering cells.”

Indra added, “Restore life to withering cells… We pray to you Mother of God… Goddess of all that is good and strong, allow us to heal….”

Both Indra and Kendrietta were still following Thor in his circle of prayer.

Kendrietta added, “I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!... Mother of God.. we pray to you… help us … help her…”

Jace had counted to thirty and said, “Breath…”

Hunter exhaled another breath into his lover’s open mouth, expanding her lung up.

Jace counted for Hunter, saying, “..one breath.. two breaths… three breaths… stop…”

Jace and Hunter continued with applying the CPR.

And, Hunter was making his blood surface and then forcing it in her arm.

Christi chanted, “Send quickly the energy of Quan Yin to bless this healing with peace and tranquility. Magick to mend…..Sickness be banish. Good health to return.” Her hands were continuing to caress over Thana’s body, with open palm and then closing them to bring them up from her to open them up … to lift the pain from her releasing it out into the universe.

Indra, was still repeating portions of what the healer was asking, “Bless this healing.” Plus, she stopped over Thana’s body with her wet hand… she bent down to make the sign of the cross… letting the healing oil liquid pool on her body.

Suddenly, Christi, stood up and actually went up and over Thana’s body placing one foot on either side at her thighs, with one hand on either side, keeping her body an inch from Thana’s. She leaned her head up as she said, louder, “Oh, Great Goddess Mother we pray to you…Work the will for which we pray - I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!” waiting a second. Then Christi told them, “Pour some of the liquid over my back to drip on Thana.”

Both Indra and Kendrietta from opposite sides poured some of the liquid over her.

Christi now added, “Remove all the deadly pain and broken bones, take them from Thana’s body, come forth and enter my body, let me wash it away to never return. Surround me in your radiant light. I pray for the Magic and power pure and white. For peace from pain and give health, I do yearn. Banish this ….. ….flow them to me … allow me to accept her pain…as mine…. I ask in the Name of the Goddess, bring them into my vessel….and use my body in place of hers…”

Both Indra and Kendrietta, bowed to one knee and said, “We pray to you oh Mother Goddess… take the pain and give it to our healer.”

Hunter no longer could stay quiet as he yelled, “She’s not responding ….she feels cold…not hot like she should …. Damn it.. some one do something.” He sent an evil look up at Thor, as he now shouted at him, “OLD MAN … Do Something ….I know you can…..”

Thor silently thought, “Hunter, you know I can’t… my limit is with Christi as my other half….”

Then Hunter pleaded, “Or, tell me what I can do …”

Now, he switch his eyes to looking at Christi, “ NOW.” He screamed.

Christi shook her head, as she moved her body back over to a kneeling position, “I’m at a loss….” lifting her hands up to say, “Mother of God… help me… help her…allow me my healing powers….do not forsake me now in this hour of my need …let my touch heal …. take my life into Thana’s… bless me by giving me all of her pain…. ”

Thor reached his hand down to Christi’s uplifted hand, taking it in his hand, saying in a strong voice, “Christi, offer up my Tremor Sense and…,” hesitantly, he added, “… go ahead add my eye sight …. forever more … no longer to be used just as my weapon of defensive shields for our protection in this our Heavenly Paradise … … it must be time. Take it… ” as he thought we will deal with all the enemies, as they will be able now to track us here…

Christi look at him in total despair, “No, Thor… we need you to keep ….” It was the first time she ever openly disobeys.

Thor’s voice was firm as he stated, “I command you to do it…”

Now, tears were streaming down Christi’s cheek, “I will not ….”
Everyone else was continuing to try to do whatever possible for Thana.

Suddenly, Ally realizing what she had just heard, it registered in her mind of what Thor had said…. his eyesight was a weapon of defense. She no longer stood frozen as a statue in fear. Taking the few steps forward, asking loudly, “Thor, you said I have the power of the Lifestream .. tell me how to use Sage to its full advantage … to give life not take it ….”

She stood at her dear friends’ right side, with Sage in her hands.

Finally, Thor smiled, as he told her in a very soothingly voice, “You must believe you can give the source of life, hold Sage up over Thana then bring it back down to gently pressed its tip into Thana flesh, place it directly over her heart…as you press… let the Sword of Light, become the source of her Life. Believe in your power…”

Quickly, removing Sage from its sheath she tossed the casing to the ground. Planting a foot beside Thana’s right knee and one at her left knee, Ally took a deep breath, to hold it into her lungs as she raised the heavy Sage high up over her head. She closed her eyes to concentrate…remembering Talon’s words to concentrate… then what Thor said she needed to believe … but what she thought was a doubtful ….. I think I can.

Instantly a vision.. was delivered in a flash of light as she saw …

the strange color of the small round eyes, light green with a sky blue rim around the edges of them. Showing deep concern, love and peace, with a greater show of kindness as Ally realized.. whose eyes they were.

Suddenly, she heard in her inner soul, the voice of The Angel of Valor repeat what they were told just a few days before….. It went on to say;

use one hundred and ten percent of your mind …. Both of you… need to open up and
concentrate… open and receive the thoughts that surround you … they will tell you a
mountain of wealth. Evaluate those you encounter between good and evil… get to know
both sides. Allow your mind, your body and your spirit to enter the others …. to become
one….. the United One …. no one will be able to harm you once you do. Seek the knowledge
that over flows …. fills your bodies, in your blood, in your heart, and in your emotions,
especially your compassion for those around you. You love Thana…Thana you love Ally …
now you have the ability inside to turn your knowledge into forces of weapons that will
defeat those that have been ordered to do you both harm. Now, accept the knowledge …
bend to the will of the guardian’s teachings….”

Then it added, “Ally believe… I believe in you… .”

She heard Christi voice yelling loudly trying once more, “Fire flame and fire burn, make the mill of magick turn. Work the will for which we pray - I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!”

Then as if rehearsed, each of them that was surrounding Thana, doing what ever they could at the same time. Everyone repeated, “… we pray - I-O DEEA HA HE YAY!”

Then out of the blue, “I think her soul’s leaving her body….” Christi cried out, “She’s going over …. Death has come …”

Hunter screams of, “NOOOOOOOO,” echoed through the room as he quickly leaned over Thana’s body completely with his upper body … quickly he flexed his mind to send all of his power to blanket them all in a shadow of darkness, as it immediately surrounded them, he yelled, “I will command her soul to stay in tack, continue Allessia DO IT, No one give up… ”

Hunter closed his eyes and brought more of the void of darkness around them as in his mind, heart and soul he was saying over, over, ‘Thana, love stay with me… don’t go.’ Allessia held Sage above her friends body .... her eyes glanced down quickly realized to get to her chest… she had to press the blade through Hunter’s flesh … her last thought was she would give Thana life, then she pressed the tip of the sharp blade onto his flesh it went through a metal chain that hung off his neck into the flesh part of Hunter’s shoulder where it met his neck. She continued to apply a steady pressure until the tip went gently into the flesh of Thana’s body.

Hunter had stayed still barely flinching… as he felt the cold blade enter his arm.

Simultaneously, Sage began to glisten into a shimming of lights. First a bright white light then the blade began to change into one of many colors one after the other… there was a bright blue, a deep golden yellow, a deep purple, a blinding silver with a blood red … as the many colors quickly bullet shooting inside Thana chest.

At the same time, it was as if an electrical lightening blast shot through her whole body at once. There was a bright yellow golden red shooting from her hands, feet and the top of her head. The forces of this strange energy began to ricochet around the cloak of void darkness that Hunter had engulfed all of them trapping it and them inside …

As this energy discharges touched the invisible shield it went bouncing all around them with flashes, sending the power from the Lifestream from Allessia through Sage to finally hit upon them all at once, it sounded like was a huge thunderous dynamite explosion.

Thana’s body shot upward off the floor, actually arcing as the stunning energy became an astonishing silver glow.

Hunter’s large body remained where he was over hers he barely flinched from it.

Talon’s larger body was leaning over her placing his open would once more over Thana, as he realized what happed he was yelling and reaching at the same time, “Hunter grab Ally’s leg… keep her grounded and firm.”

Hunter grab Allessia’s left leg as Talon had the right leg, holding her down firmly to the floor, or so they thought.

But, for a brief instant, all of their bodies moved a few inches off the floor with hers as they floated before, they were all settling back onto the floor.

Jace’s body had already been shot back a few inches from the force of the blast, away from Thana’s body.

All of the other women; Christi’s, Kendrietta’s, and Indra’s bodies had fallen to her sides onto floor.

Ethan’s body was actually blasted back scooting his butt slightly away from her head … tossing him flat on his back with his legs no longer anchored onto Thana’s shoulder, they fell to the side. His extreme shot from her was not only delivered from the Lifestreams’ force. But, at that exact moment Thana’s internal element of defense, a wave of darkness transcended … she had created the strongest barricade that closed her mind from his, tossing his existence from her inner soul.

The only ones that were physically left connected with Thana body lying on the floor; were Hunter lying over hers stretching his right arm down Thana upper leg to hold Allessia’s left leg firm to the floor. Talon was lying over Thana, as well, stretching his left arm down Thana upper leg to hold Ally’s right leg. The two men had held her grounded and firm, during the extraordinary blast.

But, unbeknownst to any of them, at the very last moment Thor had been more worried then he led them to believe. So he placed both of his hands above Allessia’s shoulders …then touched her giving her a boost of his life’s strength as he prayed, ‘Let them give her life.’

Between the five of them they had created a Human Element of 5 Pentagram the symbol of Faith encased in the circle of sage.

Now, once Sage began to cool down, the shine of the blade went to a light blue, Allessia withdrew it from her dearest friend chest…and quickly out of Hunter’s shoulder …. blood began to drip from his deep wound, the blade was a bright white to a light shimmer of pale silver.

As Hunter lifted his body, the chain and medallion that had hung from his neck, was on Thana’s chest … the cross of the medallion had been burned into the upper flesh of her chest.

From the small cut on Thana’ chest above her heart a bright deep orange blood red spit of fire was spurting up and out … then instantly it settled back into her body to turn a light reddish. The blood was already beginning to coagulate containing the bleeding within her.

Thana suddenly shot up gasping, coughing, as she sputtered, “What the Hell?” and yet, it barely came out as a whispered. Then she took a deeper cleansing breath.

Hunter’s medallion and broken chain slid from her side onto his knee, by reflex he picked it up in his hand.

When she opened her bright orange red eyes, she saw Hunters’ loving eyes absorbing hers. Suddenly the cloak of darkness faded away. Now, as his emotions were no longer of anguish and anger. He had calmed enabling him to hold his powers in control, once more.

He reached for her and brought her lips to his for a long loving embrace, as they pulled apart, he said, “I thought I had lost you…” Now, they stared into the others eyes. His lips felt hot, as he had felt the deep heat of her fiery flame it was just at the boiling state … and her body was still hot to his touch. He didn’t care, let him blister up, he kept his hands around her.

She saw the tears in his eyes as her own were tearing she leaned into him to say, “I’m sorry… “

Her eyes glanced further over to see Thor standing.

He smiled… sensing Thana was out of danger, with the help of all of them… he thought … good they came together as a unit. That was what he wanted to find out if they would… they had passed this strange unexpected test of strength and abilities… using all their known powers to over come whatever happened.

Now, Thor could easily sense his Christi was in pain, he bent down picking her up in his arms… she was not only spent from all of her efforts to heal the dying Thana, probably more like dead Thana. But, as he brought her close to his chest, she whispered to him, “This pain she had is excruciating …I feel the broken bones …in my body …. I must lie down… to release it.”

Thor easily carried, now her injured body to their bed and placed her gently onto the jumbled covers, holding her hand as she let loose all of the damages to the Goddess as she whispered, “Mother of God, blessed be to you for giving me the healing power… please take this pain from my body.”

Thana eyes continued to roam around the room as she realized everyone was around her, finally her eyes rested on Aley, still standing over her, holding her blade.

Jace handed Ethan his hand to help him to sit back up, asking, “You alright?”

“Shit, that was very very disturbing…and ugly…” was all Ethan said. He had seen what Thana had gone through this evening, from one of her latest memories. He stood there, wondering if he should tell Hunter or not. Deciding against it, he only told Jace, in a very quiet troubled voice, “I was there with her, we were heading for the brightest light I had ever seen and beyond it looked heavenly…a hand was reaching out to Thana, I could feel her reluctance to touch it, but her fingertips were almost there at the other’s fingertips. Then just as sudden we were pulled back with a force I can’t believe, and I don’t understand… but we went fast into a deep darkness of warmth… I heard Hunter’s loud voice he was screaming … no for a long time. Plus, I saw something it was at the very edge of the pit of her core I saw this amazing inferno… like a wall of fire heading up.” He shook his head and added, “I’ve seen many scary things but nothing compares to this Dream Walk. I think I was close to death with her….” He stood there as he thought about that darkness that tossed him from her, it was different then other shields he had encountered. He could only stare in awe of the woman still lying on the floor, as he began to remember some of the things he felt, some of the memories he had encounter… and her worries. But, mainly he was in awe of what she was becoming.

Thana said, with a stunned shocked voice, “Ally .. that was most strange ….very strange, I could see myself through your eyes .. …once you placed that blade into my chest…I could see all of you doing everything possible trying to help me,” she looked again around the room to say softly, “… thank you.” Lifting her hand up to touch Hunter’s face, as she did… she noticed the long gash on her arm… then she looked over to her other arm by Talon… there were several longer slashes over it. Even stranger no blood was dripping from them… just opened wounds.

As they all stood to watch, magically the slashes on the side where Talon’s blood had entered Thana began to close to heal without a scar … then she held up the other one and the open flesh that Hunter had gashed open was now closing and healing. She looked down at the small pinpoint on her chest and it was like nothing had ever happened there at all. As she did, she noticed the burned mark of the Cross, she touched it… it was permanently embedded in her skin. She looked puzzled.

Hunter showed her his medallion she took it in her hand.

Now, Talon was saying, “If, I’m not mistaken, I believe my ability to regenerate has just became part of your DNA now. I ended up giving you quite a bit of my blood, any way I believe so. If I was to guess … you .. are now invincible, as well.”

Thana placed her hand up to Hunter’s shoulder where it was cut from Sage’s blade, she tearfully said, “You’re hurt,” her face was filled with a deep lovingly pain for him.

He shook his head, “It’s nothing,” smiling at her.

Then she quietly asked him, “please, help me up…” she felt her bones were no longer broken and her pain was gone.

Hunter carefully helped her to stand up keeping an arm around her to make sure she was steady. Realizing she was fine, better then ever.

As everyone began to walk away from the place they had all knelt on the carpet.

As they did, both, Indra and Kendrietta handing each a cup of tea made from some special herbs, “This is a simple tea it will help to calm your nerves.”

Hunter walked over to Talon, held out his open arm and said, “Give me your blood, too.”

Talon only hesitated for a mill-a-second…

Hunter grabbed his arm, flexed his power to reopen one of gashes in Talon’s arms and then quickly placed their arms together, open palms intertwining their fingers.

Looking back over to Thana, he thought, ‘If she’s invincible I never want to leave this world without her…’.

Since, Thor was preoccupied with Christi, he was not fast enough as Thor’s own thoughts shouted out, ‘Hunter, Talon… no…’

They both thought back, ‘too late..’

But, Thor already knew it was too late the flow of their blood was already blending together. If Hunter would have just waited, he probably got more than he needed from Thana’s blood flowing between the three of them.

Thor stood there as he realized now several of them had entered cellular evolution, allowing these powerful warriors to literally change their molecular structure. They would become increasingly resistant to certain types of damage, empowering them as non-magical weapons. Turning them all into formidable weapons.

Hunter actually called out with his voice to ask, “Thor… why… did you let Thana almost die …” not really waiting for the elder to tell them.

Hunter simply asked another, “Thana what happened, how did this happen….”

Her voice sounded troubling disturbed as she said without thinking, “Viktor beat the Hell out of my body.”

Hunter furiously repeated, “Viktor, did this…how….” And, his last thought was said a loud, “He’ll regret hurting you, my love.”

Again, Hunter’s impatience got the better of him, as anger seethed through him then he immediately was gone into the shadows of darkness.

Thana yelled out, “Hunter….”

But, he was long gone.

Pointing to the floor, Indra said, “Look! ”

As everyone was staring down at the floor in amazement, there embedded into the floor beneath the scorched carpet, was burn markings was the symbol of a human pentagram encased in a circle of the carpet remains.

Christi, said, “Thor, Hunter took your Hikayat Hang Tuah Keris dagger …”

Thor became very still, as he said, “I no longer sense Hunter…” he knew without a doubt Hunter had gone deep into the Void of Darkness.

The remaining group heard Thor thoughts, ‘I wonder how this will affect the balance of the worlds …. He’ll become too powerful now that all of his emotions are involved …’


It took him one week to find out where his brother Viktor’s Keep was located … and another week to gain access deep beneath the Point. He had lived up to his name …as he had become a Hunter.

The longer it took, with all the consuming anger eating at Hunter, he became much stronger and more powerful than he ever thought possible.

But, now, finally he had infiltrated Viktor’s resting place. As he entered the edge of the area Hunter strangely felt more at home, in this darken room, actually the walls looked closer to a cave then a room. However, there were several nice pieces of furniture in the room like a sofa, a few chairs, table with a lamp…not lit, and a fireplace across the room with a roaring fire.

His dear brother, Viktor was standing across the room, about to take a drink from the glass he held in his hand. He looked as if he was about to go under for the day. And, Hunter was extremely surprise to find Viktor all alone, but, he was.

Hunger uncloaked his body from the darken Void of the shadows, that he had lived in them for these past weeks. His body felt strange, torn between Good and Evil between Love and Hate as he stood looking at his brother.

Viktor’s head snapped towards him completely shocked as that moment instance was the first he had felt of the sensation from his brother presence, and to see Hunter actually standing there. It was very usually that he had not sensed that his brother was this close by. Normally, he could tell if he was in close proximity to him.

But, now, they barely stood a few yards from the other, he said, “Well, hello, Brother Hunter what a surprise. What do I owe this honor of your presence, too?”

Forcing a smile on his face, putting up the shields around his feelings and without blinking his reply was, “I decided to take James’ suggestion, I have come to end the feud between us, Brother,” Hunter took a step forward, and then another and another weaving his body between the furniture that was between them.

Viktor asked, “So, you have visited again with James. I take it he mentioned how Max is now one of us.”

“Yes, I spoke with James,” not giving anything away, he added, “So, he finally took his first taste of good blood.”

Viktor laughed, “You might say that.”

As Hunter got closer he added, “And, he liked it, enjoyed it.”

“Immensely, can’t get enough of it these days.” Viktor’s speculation was on high alert, “So, you have decided to join ranks with James and I.” tossing the glass down into the fire, it flamed higher, “Good, father will be pleased,” Now, his fangs became apparently visible, adding, “So, you are willingly going to give me the pleasure of giving you the joy of re-birth to join me…”

Hunter stood directly in front of Viktor…eye level, equal in strength, powerful, and evil as he let his anger and hatred soar forth… Yet, his love for Thana balanced him to remain calm, cool and collected. As Hunter lifting his head up, exposing his neck to his brother, as he smiled, saying, “Do what you will …” he put his skins shields up just in case those fangs got too close.

Viktor not to look a gift horse in the mouth, leaned in, thinking he would have that seat on the council…soon. He was within a fraction of an inch… from biting his fangs deep into his brother’s flesh …. he could almost taste the fresh blood.

Hunter waited, as he sensed his brother’s eyes close.

Hunter’s eyes went from their chocolate brown, to the light green and then quickly completely black as he engulfed the two of them in the total Void of Darkness, the room began blacker … capturing Viktor in his power, he lifted one hand to his brothers shoulder as he warned, “You should never have hurt Thana,” quickly his other hand went up to his brother’s neck.

Viktor’s puzzling comment was, “Thana, how did I hurt…” was all he got out, as he jerked back.

The long blade of the magical treasured Ancient Keris dagger was already embedded deep into his brother’s neck … Hunter added, “I doubt father will be pleased at all… ” as he swiftly twisted his hand to move the blade back and over cutting completely through his thick neck … severing his Brother’s head off….. blood was already spurting out and running down his body from the cut.

As the Vampire’s head rolled down onto the floor, blood spurting from where it once was, it went everywhere as his lifeless body fell to the floor. Viktor’s protected cape had fallen first as the knife had cut the lacings from the tie.

Hunter let his brother’s body fall.

Thousands of the deadly cries of Viktor Kiss were heard throughout the underground world as they were being obliterated from this ones death.

He bent down to pick up both the cape and the head of Viktor taking them with him to burn. He wrapped the head in a tablecloth and the cape around the bloody mass. His thoughts were he didn’t want James to get the cape for his protection.

Knowing now the war had begun, and he had drawn first blood.

Hunter turned to walk away… As he came to a piece of furniture, he leaned down and with his fingertips he lifted it up and tossed it out of his exit path.

As he reached the exit, he paused and as he did… he let his inflamed anger burst through his body, giving him more strength and power. With ease he flexed his powers out across the room …wanting to destroy everything. Suddenly, there was a volcanic explosion.

Hunter, was pleasantly surprise, as it all went into an exploding flame and ended up in a pile of blacken dust.

Except Viktor’s body … Hunter had wanted it to be found, it lay where it had fallen. But, already, the body had begun to decompose and wither to the ugly being he was.

His deepest thoughts were, “No, Father and the Council Heads will be very displeased ….”

Smiling, he looked back at the pile of burned ash dust…. He narrowed his eyebrows and the burned ashes began to form a message in the blood of his brother… it said. “You will be next, Love Hunter.”

He quickly blended into the darken void of the shadows, now, with his only thought was, “I need to go home to Thana’s loving arms… I’ve been gone too long.”


In front of the courtyard’s fire Thor sat crossed legs, with a shawl blanket around his bare chest, playing a sweet melody on his flute… sensing the others around him, as they became the warriors that were required.

Instantly, he stopped playing, as he knew the scale of Good and Evil just tipped, he said, “Hunter’s coming.”

As he stood up tall, the blanket fell to the ground to show the large tattoo on his back. It had become visible to all that stood and stared at him.

The design was a Dragon in flight, the large wings spread out and coming from its nostrils was a blast of fire, Thos shook his head, ‘We will soon become the battleground, get prepared.’

Saturday, February 14, 2009

So Sorry About the Delay

For all you few readers out there...

We are so sorry for the delay in adding to our storyline.

I think I was asked to write the next section.

But, I got sidetracked, however, now I will post something in the next few days.

Keep looking... I hope it can be as good as the previous ones.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Plans Change

Continuing from a previous post:

As he flew at them, both Kalena and Roni were stunned by his presence. His flight was quick and fast. Before either was able to say a word, he had waved both hands up in the air… their bodies came up off the ground to slam against the wall ….. high up to the ceiling. They were suspended there squirming against the cold hard stone.

As he hover in front of them. With his over bearing thoughts his demand was simple, ‘You will go with me before the council… and you will explain how YOU fucked up their plan. You will take full responsibility of this unfortunate change. I’m sure you will have only the next few hours before one of you, if not both of you will see Hell, I’m sure,’ dropping them hard on the ground.He floated down to stand in front of them, he said, “Lead the way.”

The two struggled up right. Kalena’s hand was at her throat. Roni just moaned more in pain. The threesome began to walk towards, the monstrous fireplace in the room. Kalena turned the scone that was attached to the wall. The bricks began to move apart, opening to show a passage way, that Viktor knew would take them down deep into the underground tunnel leading away from the club to an ungodly Hellish hole.


Kalena turned and faced Viktor and Roni.

She spoke quietly, eyes on Viktor the entire time, “Roni, your attendance will not be necessary. You will wait here.”

Roni slowly nodded, still in pain from her earlier punishment, and took a couple steps back until she was on the other side of the passage doorway. The stone wall slid back into place, leaving Kalena and Viktor in blackness.

Their eyes adjusted immediately, and Kalena glared at Viktor. Viktor’s face was distorted, his eyes wild with anger.

“Take me there, now, Kalena,” he said, his words were almost lost by a guttural growl.

Kalena abruptly laughed through the darkness. “You forget yourself, servant. You are not MY master Victor. No one sees the council without my recommendation or direct invitation from them. You know that. Your anger has clouded your mind.”

“My powers have surpassed yours, woman. You will do what I ask, or I will tear your heart out myself!” Viktor roared and lunged toward her.

Viktor body froze in midair. His eyes widened, his jagged mouth open in a scream that never found its way out of his lungs. Kalena stared at him, her eyes gleamed red in the dark. She tilted her delicate head to the side, looking at Viktor with intrigue. With an easy thought, she gradually shifted his body to where he was directly in front of her, eye to eye.

“Surpassed me, have you?” She said softly. “Surpassed ME? Who in the hell do you think you are? You think your shape shifting abilities make you more powerful? Or perhaps, your mind reading? Even the simplest of creatures can master that…or is it your brute strength? A lot of good that will do, when you are unable to move… Or maybe your pathetic excuse for telekinesis? Is that what makes you superior to me, slave?! Your powers do not seem to be helping you now, do they?” She said with a smirk.

She walked closer to the suspended figure, his face frozen, all but his mouth, which flapped open and closed repeated like a fish. The sight made her giggle. She leaned in and whispered in his ear, “You are nothing compared to me, my defiant little child. I am the one who created you. You may think your powers are unmatched because of who your father is, but your father and I are similar in ways you cannot possibly imagine. Yet, your father could not watch you die all those years ago, and all but begged me to change you… and for that he will always be in MY debt. We have the same creator, he and I, and the powers that course through my veins will forever exceed yours. You will always be less than me, and you KNOW it. And now…I am going to make sure you will never forget your place again…”

A snarl escaped as her lips pulled back, revealing her dainty fangs. She stroked the side of his face gently, before burying her fingers into his thick black hair. Her fingers twirled a lock of hair for a moment before snatching a handful, ripping it from his head, along with most of the attached skin. His mouth twisted again into an empty scream, only to be met by a petite fist. Several teeth fell to the ground in a trickle of blood, as well as his shattered hollow fangs. Her fangs sank home then, and she tore them downward. She ripped and slashed her way through his neck and throat. Blood poured down their bodies, her dress quickly becoming soaked, the material clinging to her flawless curves. Her arms reached around his body. Her perfectly manicured hands dug into his back, tearing through flesh, breaking bone. His body bowed from the damage before falling limp in the air. She whispered one last time into his mutilated ear, “You are lucky I am feeling so merciful today, pet. Or I would ruin you so completely, even with your impressive healing talents, you would have trouble fixing the damage…”

She promptly dropped him to the ground, letting him swim in a pool of his own blood and gobbets of flesh.

Kalena chuckled again as she absent minded licked her fingers clean. ‘Feeble slave,’ she thought, as she turned on her heel and continued down the black hall. She moved rapidly, as she had many things that needed to be addressed before he healed and was back in her way. He was becoming more trouble than he was worth. With each year his arrogance was getting increasingly worse, and she was so very bored with fighting her own. ‘He just needs to be eliminated all together,’ she thought to herself. ‘After we take the girls back, of course’…

She knew Hector would be pissed, and with good reason, but she could handle him. She knew of his charade as the so-called Grandmaster and she knew the true power behind the throne would support her in this decision. The real Grandmaster, Alec, had offered his title to Hector a thousand years before, in hopes that his enemies would assume him dead and gone. It had worked, of course, as all his plans did. But the title had long since gone to Hector’s head, and he had truly begun to believe he was untouchable…

She glided through the hall, to a winding staircase. The stairs went down, and down and down. A mere human would have spent 15 minutes or more going to this room, but she had made the journey in less than a minute. She stopped abruptly at a solid stone wall. She smoothed her hand down the front of her dress. The hand came back up smeared with Viktor’s blood. She placed her blood soaked hand against the cool stone and pressed. The stone began to warm immediately, and shifted slightly back. Kalena smiled, pulling her hand away. The door continued to groan its way open as Kalena brought her hand up to her mouth. She stopped, realizing the blood was cold and was beginning to congeal. Damn, she thought. A powerful being like Viktor had extremely potent and delicious blood in his veins. Her mouth still tingled from the sensation of it, and she could feel the power flex in her veins. It had been a pleasure tasting his essence, and she silently decided she would taste it again before she disposed of him.

Once the opening was wide enough, she slid past the stone and into a room with just one thing - an enormous mirror. The mirror was set in a gilded gold frame. It looked ancient - because it was. The reflective surface was not the type of mirror you would find today, but more of a polished glass with metallic flecks throughout. She walked up to the mirror, and stared deep and hard. She pictured the Council, all 6 members spread out across the world. They were almost never all in the same place as that would be too dangerous. There was usually seven members, to ensure a quorum on any vote or decision, but the seventh had forced the Council to exterminate him only months before and he had not yet been replaced yet.

Kalena had, of course, expected her appointment immediately, which she had not received. It had been made clear that the Council would hold that appointment out in front of her, like a carrot on a stick, until this issue with the girls had been settled. If it was resolved to their satisfactory, the position would be hers. If not… well… if not, she may be the one wishing for death.

She allowed her thoughts to call to each of them individually, petitioning for a brief gathering to discuss the past 24 hours. She knew she would be held responsible for the faux pa but it was better to go to the Council then to have them come after you…

Faded images slowly started to appear before her, one at a time. Fuzzy and indistinct at first, then they slowly started becoming crisper. Hector and his wife, Mala, were there together, of course. They were the only two members allowed to reside together. She could see Drake, Nikol, Baren and Jazza all start to come into focus as well. She was glad her favor was still high enough to merit an audience, although she secretly wished they hadn’t shown, as she feared it would be a difficult meeting for her.

“Greetings, Council Members,” Kalena said, bowing her head.

“Hello, Kalena. I must admit I was surprised by the call tonight,” Jazza said, smiling. She was always the friendliest of the group, if you could call a vampire that could invade your mind and drive you completely insane from 1000 miles away ‘friendly’.

Before she could respond, Mala spoke “I understand you are having problems keeping your Kiss in order. Defiance is a poor sign of leadership.” Mala had been against the possibility of Kalena’s appointment from the start and never let an opportunity pass by, to make her look incompetent.

“The two in question have been reprimanded. I assure you, there will be no further issues, Lady.” Kalena was grateful that they were not meeting in person. She feared her words to be false, and any vampire worth their salt can smell a lie. When you tell a lie, your body produces hormones with a very distinct smell… she was sure she reeked of it.

Hector laughed. “I will be very impressed if that is true Kalena. I know my son, Viktor, is a real pain in the ass. I was amazed that you even allowed him into your Kiss after the incident in Spain.”

Kalena smiled. “He is a very headstrong creature, but of course, very powerful as well. He is an asset in more ways than one.”

“Let us cut to the chase, shall we?” said Drake. “We know why you have summoned us, and I must say, personally, I am not surprised the Light stole the women back. It was foreseen that way. You must now concentrate on getting them back. Thana is the key. She was once one of us, and should be the easiest to steal back. She lived as a creature of the night for 300 years – she was extremely powerful and she enjoyed the life, I remember distinctly.” He grinned devilishly before continuing. “She would be the easiest to persuade back. And if we get her, Hunter will have no choice but to follow. And she may very well be the key to finally pulling Allessia into our world as well.”

Hector spoke hurriedly, “If Hunter was convinced to join us as well, your seat is guaranteed, Kalena.” He had been waiting centuries for an opportunity like this to present itself, and his anxiety showed.

“What is my task, my Lords, Ladies?” Kalena asked.

Nikol spoke, finally. “Oddly, your first task does not concern either Thana OR Hunter.” Hector scowled at this. She continued. “I have no objection to allowing the women to continue their training with the Light. The knowledge and powers they will come to possess over the next few weeks will be invaluable when we finally have them with us.” The others nodded in agreement.

“No, your first order of business will be to secure Max’s safety. Tuesday he completes his first year of his rebirth, and his true powers will begin to manifest themselves. The Seer has informed us that his power will be the most dominant of any vampire born in a millennia. We must ensure that he continues to be ours, at all costs. Once his powers are established, he will need time of his own to master them.”

“What is this power you speak of? And ensure he stays with us – is there a chance he would not?” Kalena questioned, not quite certain what Nikol was meaning.

“The power is unknown so we must be cautious. The vision was unclear regarding his actions after his Quickening, and we prefer to stay vigilant. You must do whatever necessary to keep Max in your Kiss and under your tutelage.”

Kalena sat thinking for many moments. How would she do that? Brainwash him? Use force, threats?

Baren, who had sat silently through the entire conference, now spoke. “Use whatever is necessary Kalena. Use any weapon at your disposal.” His eyes narrowed, as if trying to force his thought into her mind from halfway around the world.

“I will do as asked. And I will wait for your next order regarding the women.” Kalena finished.

The others nodded, and Baren spoke again, “Do not contact us again. We will send a call when we feel the time is right.”

His image wavered, and began to fade, the others each following in turn until only Jazza was left.

“You must not fail in this Kalena. Know that I will help you in any way that I can, although I would prefer if you contact me in an alternate fashion if my help is ever required,” She said with a smile. Jazza was the only member who did not agree with the way they had dangled the Council Seat at Kalena. She felt she was worthy and did not deserve to be put through this charade. The task they had appointed her was near impossible, and they knew it. Few expected her to actually succeed. Jazza’s image finally faded and the glass went black.

Kalena sat and thought about what had been discussed. Max was going to be powerful, eh? That would be a definite advantage to their cause. ‘Keep him safe… from what?’ She thought. Surely even with his limited powers, he should be able to protect himself from their enemies. She decided to go ahead and speak with him anyways, and possibly persuade him to stay close to her for the next 2 days. ‘Yes,’ she thought. ‘I will keep him VERY close.’ She smiled at the thought. ‘And I will start immediately…’

She focused her Sight on Max, her eyes fading to black. She knew Max was in the club, but she needed to know where.

A scene unfolded, one she was not expecting. Viktor, obviously healed by now, was standing over him his eyes engulfed in a red glow. Max was cowering in the corner, his shoulder shredded into so much meat, and large claw marks gashed across his chest. The wounds were starting to heal already, but the blood that soaked his clothes made it apparent that this beating had been taking place for a while.

Viktor was yelling, “So you don’t want to be a vampire anymore, eh, Max?!” Viktor rushed at the cowering figure and another slash across Max’s face appeared. Viktor’s movements were so incredibly fast, that the cut appeared instantaneously.

Kalena’s eyes snapped back to violet and then bled to red. ‘Damn it, Viktor!’ she thought, as she rushed back for the stairs. At least now she would have her reason to kill him.


Thana laid awake in bed next to Hunter, going over the events of the last few hours. Thana had been trying, unsuccessfully, to get some sleep like Thor had suggested, but her body just wasn’t cooperating. Every time she closed her eyes, new images would flash in her mind - some from past lives and some as recent as from the past day. She had gotten to the point where closing her eyes was keeping her from sleep more than getting her closer to it. She lay there, listening to Hunter’s breathing, steady and even, and let her mind wander back to Ally.

Allessia had surprised everyone with her new talent, especially Thana. Allessia was never one for violence, and she worried about her friend being pushed into the position of ‘warrior’. Although Ally had seemed comfortable enough holding the sword, she still felt bothered by it. Maybe it was HOW comfortable Ally was with the sword…

Thana had recognized the sword also. She remembered it piercing her chest, slicing straight through to her heart. She remembered the burning, the agonizing pain of the blade, as well as the thump of the hilt as it slammed into her chest. She remembered at that time she had truly welcomed the death, but the excruciating pain had been unexpected.

She remembered being told that the Sword of Light was one of the only relics that could bring true and instant death to the creature she was at that time. All other methods, such as cutting out the heart and removing the head, were thought to be more painful and drawn out because you were technically still ‘alive’ until the last bit of heart was removed and you felt a blade bite through that last bit of muscle as your head fell from your body. She had wanted it over quickly, and had painstakingly sought out her chosen demise.

Her chest tightened at the memories that had come flooding back. She was almost getting used to the recollections frequently berating her mind, as she had been forced to remember things at regular intervals, ever since the vision quest she and Ally had gone on the night before. But many memories still eluded her… like, why had she been so eager for death? She knew she had been very powerful, more so than others her age, yet that power had not been able to squelch the feeling of needing it all to be over.

Thana dropped her feet to the ground, and slid from between the covers. Standing next to the bed, she reached for the cloak Indra had given her. Wrapping it snuggly around herself, she moved her eyes to the dark fireplace and brought flames to life in the heart of the stone alcove. She was beginning to get a hang of this new gift, and felt more comfortable using it more often. She walked softly over to the fire, and kneeled down before it.

She decided if her body wanted her to remember things, she would open herself up to it and just get it over with. Maybe then it would let her rest…

She began her breathing, slow and deep, working towards a meditative state. She concentrated on breathing, in for 5 seconds, out for 10 seconds, until she no longer needed to count in her head. She visualized a black shroud around herself, slowly peeling away, as if stripping away all the negative thoughts and feelings and discarding them into oblivion. She allowed a pure light to begin pulsing deep in her chest, brighter and brighter until it consumed her person and she could no longer distinguish where her body ended and the light began.

Hitting this plateau, she began letting her psyche open and roam freely, rifling through all the thoughts swimming in her mind. One image she kept going back to was an image of Max. Her heart ached, knowing what they had done to him, destroying all the light and happiness behind his smile, replacing it with something much more sinister and dangerous. She tried to push through that, back to her past memories as she had planned, but her mind would not allow it. Giving in, she let Max’s image fill her thoughts, and began her meditation. The image became clouded as she strained to keep a hold on it. ‘Must not let it go,’ she thought. ‘My mind needed me to see this,’ as she fought for a deeper concentration, a deeper understanding of what her mind was begging her to explore…


Pain exploded through her jaw and her sight was blurred with tears. ‘Oh my GOD! What the fuck was that???’ she screamed in her mind. She felt as if she had been slapped with a brick. She tasted copper on her tongue, and felt the liquid copper leak out between her swollen lips. She spat it out onto the floor and struggled to open her eyes, when she felt herself lifted off the ground and slammed backwards into a wall. She was held there, suspended in the air. The force holding her there was pressing against every inch of her body - pressing her relentlessly, until she felt the wall begin to give behind her. She was dropped immediately, landing squarely on her feet, feeling pain shoot through her ankles, into her calves and knees. She screamed in pain, and fresh tears sprung to life as she curled into a ball against the wall.

She looked wildly around a room that she did not recognize. The walls painted gold and beige and the marbled floors were littered with shattered vases, torn paintings with splintered frames, and blood was splattered throughout the entire mess. Her blood, she was sure of it.

She must be remembering a torture from a past life, but it was so very intense. She could feel her shoulder throbbing and her chest was on fire. She saw a massive figure in front of her, its eyes glowed red and blood dripped from his hands. She assumed that was her blood too…and she was suddenly terrified. She looked around for a way out of the room even though she knew if she tried to run, she wouldn’t get very far at all. This huge ‘thing’ in front of her wanted her dead. She could smell his hate for her like a thick cloud of cologne in the air.

The figure yelled at her, “So you don’t want to be a vampire anymore, eh, Max?!”

…….Wait… What??? Max?!! He thinks I’m Max!

Before she could process the thought any further, a brick slam into her face again, only this time she heard the crunch of bone shattering under the blow.

She sobbed in pain as she struggled to look up at her assailant. Who would want Max hurt like this?

When her eyes finally focused on the face of the attacker, she froze in shock. It was Viktor! What in the fuck is Viktor doing kicking the shit out of Max?? I thought they were on the same side! A foot swung with lightening speed and she felt the wind get knocked out of her as it connected with her torso.

She took a second to relearn how to breathe, just enough to shout, “Fucking stop it, Viktor!” She was shocked as she heard Max’s voice yell out instead of her own, but was unable to give the idea much attention as she was blinded by pain yet again, this time her own doing. The shouting had caused the pain in her jaw to shoot up through her ear and behind her eye, making them tear up again.

He stopped, looking down at her with rage, his voice fighting through anger for every word, “If you want me to stop, fucking make me, you whiny little shit.”

‘He WANTS to kill me…er, Max…I can see it in his eyes,’ Thana thought to herself. Knowing Max would be dead regardless, she let her hatred for Viktor fill her. Without thinking and with inhuman speed, she rushed him. She slammed into him and they fell to the ground hard, Viktor breaking the fall. She heard herself snarling, and felt her teeth sink into Viktor’s flesh.

Realizing what was happening, she pulled back, the taste of blood filling her mouth. It was like drinking an electric current, the scorching liquid poured down her throat leaving a fiery trail in its wake. The blood woke a piece of her that she didn’t know was even there, one that demanded more of Viktor’s blood. The heat she had swallowed down was beginning to warm her from limb to limb. She felt the bones in her ankle start to mend, and a power began radiating from her fingertips. The feeling was familiar, like an old friend that had finally come home, in fact…

A voice far in the back of her mind was still screaming to plunge fangs back into the man on the ground, but she fought against it. The voice was overwhelming, screaming, demanding, and finally begging to let it take over and mutilate the body underneath hers. Her head snapped back, away from the temptation below her and a scream was ripped from her throat, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” She wasn’t sure whose scream it actually was, hers or the voice’s, but she knew she had to get away from the blood pouring out of Viktor’s wounds before she started lapping it up like a starved cat.

She used the last of her strength to pull herself back and rolled to the side, off of Viktor, who took full advantage of the situation. He sprung up launching himself several feet away to regain his composure. He had not been expecting to be attacked like that, and the surprise still showed on his face.

He lifted his hand to throw his opponent against the wall again, yet this time, nothing happened. Thana stood up, a smug smile spread across her lips. His power didn’t work on her anymore, apparently. Maybe she could make it to the door after all…

She looked past him, to the door, and it suddenly flung open, Kalena standing in the doorway.

“Stop this NOW!” She shouted, her voice boomed, causing Thana’s knees to buckle and give out under her. Viktor lunged at her once again, and she flung her hand up, trying to keep her assailant from hitting her again. Viktor’s body was pushed back across the room, and slammed into Kalena, who was still standing in the doorway.

‘Oh, shit,’ Thana thought to herself. She looked down at her hand, and then back up to the pile of bodies in the doorway. Kalena’s eyes were red again, and she looked very, very pleased.


Thana gasped for air, as she fell sideways onto the stone floor in her room. She coughed and choked as she struggled to breathe. Each breath sent pain through her lungs and down her sides, around to her back. She gagged on the bloody taste in her mouth, and vomited on the floor.

She heard Hunter talking to her, although he sounded so far away. Every inch of her body was in pain, she was broken. She wanted to call out to him, to tell him what had happened, but her jaw would not work. She reached for his hand, and was just barely able to hang on, as she heard him shouting for help.

He whispered in her ear, telling her that he would fix it, that everything would be okay, but she knew better. She knew that she had taken a beating meant for an unbreakable vampire, and was lucky to have survived it. But she had survived. And once she was able, she had to find out what in the hell she had done, and she knew Thor would be the one to explain.

She knew now that her visit to Max was not a past memory of anyone’s, it had happened in this time, right now. She had somehow pushed Max aside and took his place inside his body. She worried that maybe she had pushed him out for good, but decided it must have been his voice in there, begging for the blood…

She let Hunter hold her and whisper promises in her ear, as he carried her to another part of the maze of underground rooms. She knew he would not leave her and she finally passed out in his arms, just as Thor’s face appeared over her own.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Revelation on the Horizon

Thor announced, “Well, now that everything is fine and all of us are here together, I suggest we go back … we still need to discuss a few things. Try to put our minds together to come up with the best possible solution to a devastating situation that is just on the horizon.”

Everyone stood just waiting for someone else to make a move.

Thana walked over to her dear friend with deep concern, asking her, “Ally, are you really alright? Your face seems different ... you have this look about you.”

Allessia looked up at her to reply, “Oh… I think I am definitely different. What about you?” Glancing at Thana from head to toe, “what are you wearing… what happened to your other clothes?”

Thana looking down at the piece of clothing she was wearing, she had forgotten that Indra had given her a few things. Chuckling she said, “It’s kind of a long story, let’s just say I burned up my other outfit and Indra was kind enough to lend me a few of her things … she assures me these can’t be burned. I love this material, it feels so soft. Feel it.”

Allessia looked confused, “How did you burn them up?” as she touched the sleeve.

Thana said quietly, “It’s amazing, I’ll have to show you for you to believe it.”

Thor coughed to interrupt them, “Please, let’s move down the hall, we really need to put some type of plan together. Allessia, Thana if you want to join us, do so, or if would you rather not that will be fine, as well. ”

Now, he just began walking from the room, calling out names, “Ethan, Hunter, Indra, Jace, Kendrietta and Talon join me,” like it was a command no longer giving a choice. Briefly turning his head to the girls, as they followed, as he knew they would, he added, “Allessia bring your sword … I don’t want anymore of you feeling odd and incomplete, and you taking us all down, again. Thana, I think you have gotten control of your fire, just be careful.”

Without skipping a step he added, “Hunter, quickly introduce Thana and Allessia to Jace and Talon. Come on we have much to do in a short time.”

As the group proceeded down the hallway, Hunter did as he was told, “Well, Allessia you just met Talon. But, Thana this guy here is Talon he will be giving her some instructions on the use of her sword, to become an excellent swordswoman. You might want to ask for his help, as well, Thana. And, this other guy is Jace….” He paused, smiled before adding, “Let’s just say he is well versed in dealing with many undead creatures. I’m sure Thor will want him to give us all some advice on what all we will need. I know how to deal with my brothers and their kind. You already have met Ethan. So, it looks like we all know each others names, at least.”

Both, Thana and Allessia was looking over the two new guys. One at a time they said, “Hello.”

Allessia leaned around the group as they all continued to walk, to shake the hand of these two men.

Thana added, “I would shake your hand but I might set it afire, forgive me that one small gesture, please. I’m not as confident as Thor is that I have it under control.”

When Thor heard her say her comment, he had to chuckle to himself. Out loud he said, “Well, Thana I trusted you had it under control for the simple fact that my courtyard wasn’t completely burned to Hell and back.”

Indra actually found she had to laughed, adding, “Well, that one area by the pond doesn’t look too good, at this moment… it took me a few seconds to bring enough water up to put it all out.”

Thana’s cheeks turned red, “How many times do I have to say, sorry, for that, at least I didn’t get you, Indra, be thankful for that small thing, please.”

Now, as they all entered the huge room. Once again, they began taking the places they had been sitting in before they rushed from the room.

Indra went on to say, “AND I am very thankful for that as well. But, you wouldn’t have harmed me too bad. I can handle a little fire, when I’m dressed for it. I make sure that I have the correct garments on when I know you will be around.”

Allessia asked with impatience, “Okay, I really want to know what the Hell you all are talking about. Will someone tell me?”

As Thor took his chair, he just deeply sighed, knowing it was going to be another round of horseplay, unless he did something about it.

Hunter was already guiding Thana over to sit in the chair by Thor’s left, allowing her to sit where he normally sat, with him sitting on the arm of her chair.

Thor spoke up, “Hunter, place a large piece of wood in the fireplace. Thana before you get too comfortable. I give you permission to show your dear friend Allessia what you and Indra are discussing.”

Raising a hand up he added, “But, Thana, be very careful and just stroke up the fire in the fireplace … concentrate and aim precisely. I trust you not to set my room in flames.”

Thana stood up.

Indra immediately took a few steps away.

Thor thought ‘Indra … how dare you ... show some respect to your student. Now, move closer to her.’

Indra shook her head, but, she took those steps back to stand close to Thana, as she was told. Sending up a silent prayer.

He sense they all were about to move away, when the saw Indra stepping away. Thor thought, ‘The rest of you stay put.’

Now, everyone just stood and watched.

Thana took a deep breath, closed her eyes to concentrate. As she was raising her hand to point at the wood in the fireplace…. her eyes opened they were glowing like the color of fire… her hand turned the color of red-orange for a brief second before the flame of the fire shot forward in a straight line to the wood, it burst into flames. She turned her palm up and closed her other hand around it… capturing and extinguishing the flame that had rested in her palm. She closed her eyes again as a huge smile broke out over her face. She had done it… she felt proud.

Indra, said, “Well, done, very well done.”

Allessia, “Holy shit, when did that happen…no How did that happen… Thana are you alright? Thor what is going on here?”

Hunter touched Thana’s shoulder, and immediately removed his hand, shaking it, saying, “Shit… she’s hot… I mean like burning … Thana are you alright.” He took a step in front of her.

Talon just said, “You think that is wise, walking in front of her. Are you that brave?”

Thor announced, “She is fine. She will be our weapon of fire, we will need to accomplish what needs to be done. Now, everyone sit down, please.”

He thought, ‘Talon, get a chair for Allessia, if you want her by your side, unless, Ethan will switch with you.’

Talon immediately went to the side of the room to pick up a nice easy chair, placing it beside the one he had used just a few minutes ago, saying, “Allessia, here would you like to have a seat, here?”

Jace had walked over to the sofa where Ethan had sat … wanting to be close to Allessia also, saying, “Allessia, you can sit here, Ethan you can have my chair.”

Ethan said, “Take your own fucking seat,” as he sat back down where he was at.

On one sofa sat Indra and Kendrietta, smiling at the men… as they proceeded to make asses of themselves.

Allessia looked from one man to the other, finally, she said, “Thank you Talon and Jace. But, I think I will just take a sit over on the floor by Thor, it’s closer to the fireplace. I feel a little chilled.” And that is what she did.

Thor already seated moved his head from one to the other, like he was staring at them individually, in his mind he was saying to the group, ‘let’s please have some silence and self discipline, you are all warriors are you not’ ... it took less than half a second until everyone became silent, serious and took their designated seats.

Finally, he was looking at Hunter, as he made his request, “Hunter, lift the lid to the table…” placing one hand out to the coffee table in the middle of the group.

Hunter immediately stood back up. He began handing Ethan all the loose pictures and items from the table top.

Ethan sat them on the sofa by him.

Hunter lifted the lid from the coffee table, carried it over and set in down on the floor behind the chairs.

As the lid came off, a very pleasant aroma came from within the inside of the table the lavender scent floated over the room.

Everyone became very calm as they scooted up to the edge of their seats to peer into the opening trying to see what was inside the table’s bottom. All that was visible was two huge rectangle pieces of wood on the back was two hooks and a wire attached to the hooks. They looked like picture frames turned upside down lying on a piece of velvet material. The material was a deep purple color.

Hunter came back to where he had been sitting, “Thor, the lid is off, now what do you want me to do?”

“Just wait,” as Thor instructed, “Indra, see the large ruby in the center on the north side of the case in front of you … twist it half a turn, then push it in.”

Indra leaned forward and did as she was told…

Suddenly, they heard a squeaking sound ….. as the bottom of the compartment of the table, began to move up to become the new top of the coffee table.

Thor looked at his right side, saying, “Allessia, would you please lift the two frames off, hand one to Indra and the other to Kendriette.”

She stood back up and moved over. She picked one up and just handed it to Indra, then took the other one out handed it to Kendriette.

Thor said, “Indra, turn it to face the group.”

As she did everyone gasped out loud.

With a deeper gasping sound that first came from Allessia, as well as her surprised voice asking, “Thor, how did you get this… When ….”

Thana interrupted as she said, “I remember it, Ally.”

Thor said, “Allessia, I would like for you to describe to me what …. you see on it? What it represented to you?”

Now, Hunter had chimed in, “I don’t believe it.” He stood up and moved closer, “How could she have….”

Allessia began talking, “Thor, this is one of my paintings. I painted it probably, well, I would have to guess years ago. Way before I put them in any art shows.” Taking a very deep breath she stated, “The one that Indra is holding is of a sad lonely lady, sitting in a room all by her self. She is seated facing the window, so you don’t see her directly. But, the way I had her sitting on a wooden window seat in front of an extremely large bay window looking out into a darken night. There are clouds that surround the area that she is looking at, with several high scraper buildings in the distance with a mountain in the east. It is like she is wishing for something or someone… looking very much in despair. Her left hand is raised up to her forehead, pushing some strains of her long hair away from her brow. And although she isn’t directly visible to the viewers eye, like a true portrait would. Her reflection appears back at her from the glass of the window. It shows her overall beauty, she is dressed in a formal looking gown with a scooped neckline. In her deep violet eyes you can see the sadness that the woman feels. Even with all her despondent look she still has a very gentleness about her, almost like a radiant being, an angel without the wings.”

She paused, as she looked closer making a connection, “She almost looks like Indra, only the woman in my painting is much older than Indra is now. Where Indra’s hair is a shade darker, then the woman’s it is almost light brown to blonde. And, on her lap is her right hand she holds a picture. It is of a cute young boy with the same coloring of hair as hers, and a man … and ….” She stopped talking.

Thor said, “and … go on.”

Allessia looked at the picture and then back up at him, “Well, Hell Master, it looks like you. But, I have never met you before this trip, I swear. I mean you might be a few years younger than now, but, the resemblance is eerie. Even if I say so myself it is very remarkable,” she glanced around the room to the others and asked, “AM I right, doesn’t it? It looks like Master Thor.”

You could hear “yes…” from several voices.

From Ethan was, “It’s fucking amazing… weird.”

Hunter said, “I have to say it is more than Fucking weird… because, that’s my mother, Velnetta and I’m that little boy I would guess probably when I was around age twelve, and yes Uncle it is you. We are the ones in the photograph she holding and what is even, more strange, is I do not remember ever taking a picture with you.”

He walked on over to kneel down in front of Indra, to say, “I never realized how much you do look like our mother. But, you do. She is beautiful and you are, too.”

Indra immediately looked closer to the picture, “So, that’s our mom? I never got to know her like you got, too. I was still so young when she was taken. I only have vague memories of her. She is pretty isn’t she? Thor, it is you and Hunter.”

Thor asked, “So, Allessia do you remember why you painted that picture.”

She thought for a second, “It just came to me one day in a dream. Then that next morning I couldn’t do anything until I sketched it out and then I started painting it…I think it took me maybe two days to paint it. It was like something I had to get done, right then. It was like the woman was asking for my help, like she was being held as a prisoner. And yet, I didn’t know what to do or anything. So, I just painted it… and eventually put it up for sale.” Then she brought her hand up to the mouth, saying very excitedly, “wait a minute. But, this painting wasn’t the only one I did around that same time. I had a series of dreams, each night… for a week or more, until I painted the Damn things, then they disappeared from my night dreams.”

Thor laughed, “No, you are correct, this is not the only one, Kendrietta turn your painting around.”

When she did, everyone shouted out.



Thana joined them, “Jesus Christ… Allessia I don’t remember this one.. but, I know that face … it is of pure evil. Although, I only saw it in my own nightmare, he’s a monster in the flesh.”

Hatred filled his voice as Hunter exclaimed, “And, this one is of that evil man that was the sperm donor to my mother, to produce me. I refuse to call him my father.” He stormed away from the picture stating, “Thor, she does not need to tell you how it looks… she has captured his image to perfection.” But, with a tone in his voice that showed his confusion and questionably he added, “How…. I do not know… but, I know without a doubt this is of him. I see some of both Viktor and James in him, even unfortunately my self.”

Hunter looked at Allessia, thinking why had she painted him that scene, the one of his mother… what the Hell is Thor up, too? He continued to walk over to the other side of the room and suddenly he was being consumed into the dark shadows, as his anger took him into it.

Thor heard Hunter’s thoughts ….

And just as sudden Hunter heard Thor thoughts … yelling inside his head…. it sounded as if he was shouting at him.

Thor thought, ‘Hunter, don’t you go off sulking like a spiteful child, get your ass back over here.’

Hunter’s thought was, ‘You’re the ass, why didn’t you prepare me for this,’ as he walked back over to the group and just sat down on the floor beside the chair Thana was sitting in … his chair at Thor’s side.

But, now, he said so everyone else could hear, “Okay, old man what do you want us to see next. Maybe, I need another Damn drink before the next show and tell, someone hand me that fucking bottle.”

Jace handed the bottle over to him…

Hunter just looked at it and decided there was only enough for him, he just drank from the bottle.

Thor asked, “Allessia, please tell us about this picture in your own words.”

Allessia looked at the man on the floor, “Hunter, I’m sorry it upsets you.”

To the rest of the group she said, “Well, this painting is like a collage with several images around the edges, it has a background that looks like the setting was in a cave. There is an open coffin setting up high on a stone based pedestal behind the main image. That one main image is dead center on the page … and strange as it seems, that image is of a person. As Thana mentioned, more like a monster. And as we all heard from Hunter, that one image has a few features that I now think has a slight resemblance to Hunter … Sorry, Hunter, but I can see some of his facial features, that looks like yours. Like your high forehead, your firm jaw line, those strong cheek bones of yours, even the straight nose between those deep set eyes of yours. I know right at this minute your pupils have turned that same deep dark, almost black color, as his. I think it is because Hunter’s your eyes become that dark when you get very angry …. and you seem to be right now. But, usually, you look a lot nicer and friendlier.”

Talon joined in saying, “Yeah.. .lighten up Hunter, we all know you aren’t anything like this ugly guy.”

Ethan added, “Even in your dreams, I could never see anything like this monster. Take another drink and then ease up, bud.”

Thana first just touched his shoulder very lightly with her hand, trying to give him some comfort. He felt so tensed she began to massage his neck and shoulder area.

Allessia continued, “But, I think most importantly was the look of strength and power the image had, that Hunter possess, also. And, Hunter you are so much more handsome then this guy.” She smiled at him, as he was relaxing again, “But, there of course are many differences and very noticeable. The picture is of evil incarnate … showing two fangs dripping with blood from the sides of his mouth against a face that looked as if there was not a drop of blood running in his veins. I remember thinking that he had just taken several more lives, to feed on.”

She paused, adding, “Another difference, as well is the deep dark black head of hair that hangs down to his dark covered shoulders. He has a black shirt on, and you can see his shoulders and upper arms, but, that’s all. Back to his eyes, if you look very close there is a touch of red flame, you could almost see Hell’s fire rising up in the very center of his eyes as he stares back from the canvas. The images that I placed strategically around him are of several other Vampires males and females. All on the feed, some are large and some smaller images, plus if you look closer you will see some show signs of aging and others are in their prime of life, or I should say were. Now,” she pointed to some areas, “here you can see deep dark shadows along the walls of the cave that everything is portrayed in. If you look, even closer to the walls of the cave there are superficial pictures of innocent people’s faces that I heard screaming in torment during this dream.”

She shivered as she finished, “I remember feeling very frightened as I painted this one, not knowing for sure why it came out this way.”

Thor asked, “So, other than what you described you have nothing else to say about this one. Does anyone else see anything that Allessia hasn’t told us?”

Kendriette spoke up, “I see that it looks like a cave yes, but, to me it could easily represent some type of underground subway … Allessia, are these tracks here?” she pointed to some dark lines that looked like wooden planks with a steel rod in the center of two rows, two sets.

“Yes, oh… my I forgot that. Yes, those are railways for a subway train… and I never thought anything of it before now, but, right here.” Allessia pointed to one of the walls in the background, adding, “are the words barely visible, but it reads New York City, NY.”

Talon asked, “So, Thor do you believe these are symbols for us to find HIM there? Hunter, what do you think?”

Thor answered, “Be patient… we might not need to find HIM he might be coming to us.” Then he said, “Now, Allessia please remove the velvet material from the object that is left in the case?” turning back to his left looking down he asked, “Hunter, will you help her lift it out. After, everyone looks at it I want you to tell me what you see?”

Ethan said, “Shit, I don’t know if I can stand looking at another one of these. Sorry, Allessia nothing against your painting, I’m just not sure what you think we need to figure out, Thor.”

Allessia had move the material off to the sides of the item. As she saw it, she nodded her head, smiling saying, “Oh, I think you will enjoy this one.”

Hunter said, “Okay, Talon help me with that end, I don’t want to stumble and break it in two.”

Both men took the huge painting out and moved it to the end and propped it up.

Everyone said almost in unison, “Alright…”

Talon said, “I can really relate to this one.”

Jace yelled, “Finally, something I’m interested in…”

Ethan added, “Okay, I stand corrected… this might be good.”

Allessia was excited about this one, she interrupted them, “Oh, Thor… I remember this one very well, it took me a long time to paint it…. like a month, before I felt I had captured everything in it, that I dreamt.”

“Okay, tell us about it. What did it mean to you?” Thor smiled as he asked her, “In your own words tell me, what I can look forward too.”

Everyone stood up and moved closer sitting on the floor to look at every detail.

Allessia started, “Well, it is a huge battle scene of I believe, now, us fighting to the death those that would be classified as …. undead, our enemies. But, it isn’t just vampires, but, creatures that for a better name I will call Demons. Where should I start?” She thought for a second.

Thana said, “Start there… Hell is that me? I not only see my face but, I see the fire not only coming from my hands, but, my eyes as well. But, Shit… Allessia I love my outfit…and is that you… Shit it is… and of course your outfit is better, Damn it all to Hell,” her voice sounded envious, “Why couldn’t you paint my outfit like that.”

Hunter had to laugh, “It sure the Hell does, and I’m speaking for all of us males, we love them too, sweetie. Both… outfits. But, why wear them it barely covers your bodies.”

All the men were laughing and nodding their heads, “Oh yeah, you two are looking good … very fine.”

Thana looked over to Indra, “Can I wear a bra and thong, like that, would leather burn up or should it be of something else. It’s looks like leather.”

Indra only said, “We will work on something.”

Allessia said, “Hey, this is my painting… Thor, what they are referring to is that Thana and I are in what I would like to refer to as a woman’s warrior outfits. They are basically skimpy. We do have arm protectors for our forearms. Tops that are barely breast cups. Bottoms which is a pretty much a scabbard, hanging from our waists for the swords in our hands. High boots that come up to our knees, with sheaves for daggers and a wooden stake. In the painting I made one image in the likings to Thana, not knowing why, but, there she is. With one woman, in my own image swirling a sword. Now I know it is with my Keris sword Sage. I’m wearing something like chain mail that barely covers parts of my body.”

Thor asked, “And that is all that’s in the painting?” smiling as he knew better.

“Well, no.” she said.

Jace interrupted, “Hell, no there’s a whole battle ground and Thor I believe that’s you standing up on a mountain watching us.. it almost looks like the courtyard in that area, over there," he pointed to an area that was off center of the painting. Before he continued, "AND, I repeat you are watching us, your eyes are not covered, but, looked very focus and dashing vibrant green. I say us, because I can recognize several here in this room, among the many on the painting. Talon there’s you, isn’t it, you are doing that double sword thing you do… taking off several heads from those ‘undead’ creatures. I can almost see it in action, as some of the bodies are lying on the ground ... headless. And, I have no doubt that’s me over there, Allessia tell me if I’m wrong. It’s like two images … of the same person with a flashing light between them, like I’m flying across the field before I kneel down and use my crossbow shooting that long staff up to the that guy…. ” he looked over to Hunter.

“Yeah.. I know who it is .. it is Grand Master Hector Bera,” Hunter added, “He is commanding his league to destroy us, I’m sure.”

In a sweet voice Indra interrupted everyone, saying, “But, I believe over here,” she pointed to a building in the upper left corner, “See, Hunter, that looks like you climbing on the outer edges of the stones, you are looking up to that window. Look isn’t that our mother looking out the window. You are going to her.”

Ethan had moved up and was studying the picture very closely, looking at every inch of the detailed piece of art, trying to memorize the whole structured scene.

Allessia tried again to interject her own comments, “I believe this whole picture is what Thor was stating earlier… what’s out on the horizon for us all to put our plan of attack in place and this picture should be study hard. It tells us a lot that we can learn from. But, Thor I would still like to know how you came across these that I painted. They were only shown once and it was gone before I knew it and I never got a name who bought them.”

Thor looked at her and said, “Even though physically you have only been with us for hours. You have been with me, spiritually, for a very long time, I knew that you painted magical portraits and I sent Christi to purchase these. Before the others got to them,” To him self he was thinking he only wished he knew which ones Roni had gotten before him …

Thana asked, “Christi… I haven’t had the pleasure to meet her, have we?” She looked around the room.

Thor answered, “I believe she is also in that picture, look for a young petit woman. I think she told me she’s down by the courtyard, on the dead barren field that Allessia brought everything, man and beast, to their knees dying that was in her way when she used her power of the Lifestream. Christi is helping a wounded warrior of ours, she’s has the healing power … If she can reach them before they take their last breath. If not, well, let’s just hope she is around when one of us needs her.”

Allessia said very enthusiast, “I remembered naming the picture…

Kendrietta being closest to the lower left corner, “It’s called, The Last Coming of the Storm …. the Dark Ones and the Order of the Light. You actually put that right there…” she pointed to the corner, “… by Ally M and 2222 beside your name.”

Thor began clapping his hands and said, “Good for you… now you know why you have all come to me, at this time. This picture with its details will become our plan ... study it long and hard, find every possible hint of a weapon or strategy we might need. We will meet often to discuss what each of you have discovered... and Allessia you can tell us more.”

Talon said, “When do we start training?”