“I need to report to the Queen of Light and King of Darkness keeping order is impossible without an Elder Council and recruitment of Temple Guards,” he demanded with an ice-cold temperament. “We need leadership and authority or the whole system will fail. Humans will soon notice us, and it will be like the Crusades when no Blood-Hunter was safe.”
“Oh my…. I am curious, why come here? Why not communicate by phone or Skype?” asked Dmitri.
“Please believe me,” the Head Guard replied, “I would not be here if I did not think it of necessary to provide escort to the Queen and King to Athens. Because of the lawlessness, their protection is important.”
Tabbruis stepped forward to speak.
However, Dmitri walked casually in the front, and shielded him while he inquired, “A show of power is needed?” He motioned for Tabbruis to back up.
“Yes, there will be a Blood-Hunter Assembly soon,” the Head Guard answered. “We need to see them now. That is all that we can tell you. The rest of our message is meant for them. Have we the pleasure of addressing the Queen or King?” as looked around at the family.
“Why not tell us all?” Tabbruis asked.
Dmitri turned and sent a telepathic look at him to keep out of it for now.
“Because our business is with them!” the Head Guard grumbled in frustration with all the questions.
Neal, in his role as Protector, walked in front of Tabbruis and Dmitri. “I suggest you tell us all. We do not know your full purpose. This could be an entrapment. However, if it is,” he looked around at the family, “you are much outnumbered.” Neal flexed his huge arms and stretched his muscles and threw a precise threat to them. With a big smile, he flashed his fangs, “I could take on all of you, only leaving the scraps for my brothers and sisters to deal with.”
Everyone laughed except the Guards.
The Head Temple Guard’s eyes became round with fear.
As she hovered above, Charmeine could see they were afraid. She whispered, “Very good Neal. They came on our land, uninvited.”
The Guards began to murmur, and the Head Guard pleaded, “Please listen to me! We did not come here to threaten or harm them. We really….” He took a big breath. “We came to ask for their help and warn them.”
“What do you need to warn them about?” Dmitri asked.
“There will be a Blood-Hunter assembly on March 3rd. Mars will be at Opposition and the face of the planet will be fully illuminated,” the Head Guard replied.
“March 3rd is only a few days away,” Shane blurted out.
“Precisely, the Assembly has planned this meeting for years.” The Head Guard nodded, and wiped his face. “We were hoping the lawlessness could be dealt with and more recruits for Temple Guards could be garnered during this congress.” Then with a face of exhaustion, he sighed, “However, we cannot enforce order, if they do not come. The Elder Temple has to show there is a law-enforcement agency still in operation since,” then he looked down, “the murder of the Elder Council.”
The family began to step forward in anger.
Dmitri threw himself in front of them. “Easy now, let us not go off half-cocked. We need to hear what they have to say, though they do not know the truth!” He glared at the Guards with his fangs exposed.
“Blood-Hunters cannot be allowed to reveal our existence to Humans as we will all perish. The Elder Council kept order, and we need authority now!” the Guard shouted. “The Prophecy said the Queen of Light and King of Darkness shall bring harmony and justice to the Blood-Hunters.”
Tabbruis’ face was devoid of emotion because to do so would have made him breakdown with fear. “Without their show of strength, we have no hope of bringing order to the chaos. Is that not right?”
“Yes, and there is no time to waste!” the Head Guard shouted with hopeful eyes.
“Not so fast.” A curious Sandra stepped through the crowd.
The Head Guard threw hateful glance toward her.
She folded her arms across her chest, and put all her weight on her back leg with one foot which tapped the ground and asked calmly, “Why?”
The Guards became angry a Light-Bearer spoke to them.
“Why send four Guards including you, the Head Guard, at a time of such vulnerability?” she probed. “Huh, what about it?”
“You dare question me Light-Bearer?” he yelled with a red face.
Sandra just smiled.
Then, her countenance turned fierce. With clenched teeth, she chided, “Since you do not know if I am the Queen of Light or just any plain ‘ole Light-Bearer that can fry your ASS, I’m going to let that one comment pass. The next remark you make to disrespect me or any Light-Bearer, you will be on the menu at IHOP, as toast. Get it? Burnt to a crisp!”
She threw a warning shot of fire and blue lightning across the Guards igniting a bush and sent a boom of thunder in their ears.
“That’s my girl.” Charmeine quietly snickered. She loved Sandra’s spunk and bravado.
When I wrote the Character “Sandra” I fashioned her after my best girl friend.
She is courageous, kind, loving but unlike Sandra in my book, she speaks her mind but quietly. But she has a lot of maturity and backbone. Backbone that I wish I had!
“Sandra” in the book is like my gal-pal in that she is a beautiful Latino woman with backbone.
Sandra Gomez my best girlfriend, I love you. This video is for you!
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“Okay, we have to imprison Lord Cromwell, check,” and Charmeine held up her hand making a check mark in the air.
“Listen Sis, we need to tell you of how daunting Lord Cromwell is,” Hameal remarked as his face became stoic with a very serious look.
“Some of Earth’s darkest times were influenced by him,” Hera added.
“We know his deeds from our holds in Heaven,” Laura said as she folded her arms across her chest and sat back with a distant look. “We could see the loss of life and destruction he caused by clouding men’s minds. It’s a pretty lengthy list.”
“Yeah Mom, he was the one to influence building the Tower of Babel,” Sandra chimed in.
“The actual Tower of Babel? But how…?” Charmeine asked.
“Generations following the great flood with Noah, we, the people of the Earth spoke one language,” Dmitri interrupted her and had a far off look on his face.
With a glimmer of recognition, Tabbruis added, “We migrated from the east, and came to the land of Shinar.”
“Where the people resolved to build a city with a tower,” Thomas said with a black face.
“The tower was supposed to have its top in the heavens…” Hameal murmured.
“Lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the Earth,” Neal grumbled.
“And so God scattered them upon the face of the Earth, and confused their languages, and they left off building the city.” Laura welled in tears.
Charmeine asked, “You knew each other then?”
They all shook their heads no.
“We did not know each other then, but we lived the same history,” Tabbruis replied.
Thomas uttered with a face of reminiscence, “The Tower which was called Babel because God confounded the language of all the Earth.”
“I’m constantly amazed at the history you all have shared.” Charmeine’s face lit up when she heard about the events they lived through.
Tabbruis snapped, “Charmeine, you romanticize history, but those who have lived it, are traumatized by it!”
She looked at him with surprise. He never lost his temper until Bathsheba came. She felt like her heart was bleeding.
“Amen to that, Tabbruis!” Laura blurted out. “Charmeine, you have no idea how lucky you were to appear on Earth in 1997. Some of us have had to live through Hell.”
Hameal could see Charmeine was still hurt from Tabbruis’ retorts. He tried to change the subject. “The assassination of Julius Caesar was from his doing. Cromwell also influenced Hernán Cortés who was mainly responsible for the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. The carnage of the people and rape of the land was immeasurable.”
“Mom, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated on June 28, 1914, in Sarajevo. Their deaths were the impetus for World War I, and we believe this pitiful excuse for a Blood-Hunter is guilty,” Shane said with a frown.
“How can he wield such power?” Charmeine asked. She tried not to get sick and said, “But, two questions weigh on my mind. First and foremost, how did Pascal overcome the influence of Lord Cromwell? Second, why didn’t Pascal kill him? Why imprison him when he knew he was such a threat to the Blood-Hunters?”
“We do not know, but I feel positive the family will find out those answers,” Tabbruis replied. “Nevertheless Charmeine, you need to know what kind of a force we are dealing with. Lord Cromwell will not be easy to defeat. I am afraid the Elder Council was just a warm up for our family’s strength to be tested on Earth.”
Things are heating up!
A friend told me last week, “Seditious is one of those novels that really make you sit on the edge of your seat.”
I took that as a real compliment, and it made my day! I was smiling from ear to ear.
I hope today you have a good thing said to that makes your day!
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