Monday, 16 April 2018

Salvation Hyperlink to Lost Souls Extract


Day 5: Stairway to the Stars

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw who was accompanying Nanuq. Could you?

Oh, I didn’t tell you; it’s Beth.

What are you doing here Beth? Dan tell her to go back!” Si sounds agitated.

She’s my sister too,” says Beth.

Beth, this could be dangerous. You’d be better going back.” I say.

Grandfather already tried to talk me out of it. But I’m coming with you, and that’s that,” says Beth with dogged determination.

She has to go with us. I have no time to take her back. We must go now, or we will not be able to get to the Land of Shadows for maybe another week, or so,” says Nanuq.

If you’re coming along Beth, it’s no use being mulish,” says Si.

Guys, we need to follow Nanuq, and you both need to stop acting like a couple of  kids.” I say. I’m not always Mr. Amenable, so you better watch out. Ha, ha.

Nanuq has started to walk down the tunnel on the right. I knew I was right to tell Si to wait for the big guy. If I had followed Si’s lead we’d have been off down the wrong route. I’m first in line behind him. Beth is behind me, then Si. We three kids are pretty quiet. I should explain that it’s quite bright down here. Although I’m not sure where the light is coming from.

The walls are a shiny, steel gray color. But as we make our way along the passageway the walls are getting brighter, and brighter. They twinkle as the light which I now realize is coming from up ahead, reflects off them. It’s as though they’re encrusted with little diamonds. Little flashes of red, various shades of blue and green catch my eye.

It’s pretty cold down here, but I really don't feel too cold. I thought I would, but hey, ho. It’s probably because I don’t have any blood, and lots of adrenalin pumping through me. Duh, that must be it. If you know email me. No don’t, my android has crashed again. What’s new?

Are you two behind me okay?” I shout out, but I don’t look back. Because I can see that the tunnel forks up ahead, and I don't want to lose sight of Nanuq who is now charging on at a fair rate of knots. It's pretty unlikely that I would lose sight of him though, because Nanuq’s great mass just squeezes through the width of the tunnel.

He's squeezing through this tunnel similar to the way toothpaste does inside a tube. I can only see passed him if I jump up, and look over the top of him. Which I am doing every now, and again.

Yes, we’re okay.” They do that triplet thing, but as twins. Eh, I mean they both call out together.

We take the tunnel to the left, the light is getting real bright. I should have brought some shades. Nanuq is slowing down, and the tunnel is now beginning to open up.

The light is so bright I can hardly see. All four of us are now standing in an atrium, a beam of green light from the night sky, illuminates the space.

The sky is amazing, it continually changes from green, to red, to blue, back to green. The reflection of the varying sky is responsible for the colors on the walls of the tunnels. I watch Nanuq, as he stares up at the bright colored, star filled sky.

"We must wait, Aurora will let us know," says Nanuq. He doesn't take his eyes away from the sky. 
"Are we meeting up with an other spirit?" I ask.


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