Chapter 18: A Ritual with a price part 2
“Quinn, no! Don’t touch the relic!” ugh… huh? Elleri?! What… did I do?
Come to us, Quinn. Come to us, lend us your strength….
“I…” I tried to resist the lure of the relic… it’s… it’s….
It is okay… You are safe now. Safe… with us….
“No!” Tried as I might, that relic’s pull toward me is powerful. I feel my body moving on its own. Mira! Elleri! Help…
“Quinn! Stop! Get a hold of yourself!” Mira pulled me back as the best she could. I felt a presence blocking out my senses. My eyes…
“Begone, woman!” I... push her out of the way with a flick of my hand. “Salvation… deliverance… This… this… is our strength!”
“Why are you doing this? Let me go!” I demanded, however, is controlling me to release their grip. “Release me now! Or I’ll…” I saw myself grabbing the relic… Elleri’s voice snapped me out of it.
The power overloads me
I tried to release myself from the relic… it’s glued to my hand. I can’t… I can’t move…
“Help!” Elleri moved toward me, but the energy of the relic repelled her from away from me. I saw a shadow emerging from the relic, it emerging from the object.
Give us your body! Offer your Spirit to us! Fall into slumber, dream of us!
“I will… NOT GIVE YOU ANYTHING, DEMON!” I spat back.
It is too late… You cannot resist us… No one can…
“I will not succumb!” The form took the shape of… me?
“You don’t have any choice in the matter… We… Will… Teach you!” As soon as I saw it, I tried to move away from the apparition. My body… I can’t move. I can’t enter dreams, either “Quinn…”
“No! NO! NO!!” I tried to enter its mind so I can shut it down. It only smiled at my attempt. I won’t give up… I can’t… I won’t… I won’t let it win!
Alas, no matter what I tried to do… It continued to move toward me as if nothing I can do will stop it from getting near. It raised its hand and touched on the side of my head. I felt… power surging thru me… I can’t…
“MASTER!” Fenrir…? He is trying to pierce the barrier that the creature put up but… it’s not working.
“Your struggle is over!” It forced me to look at myself. “Your body… Your spirit… Your will… It is ours, now.” It opened its mouth, hands poured out of it... I can’t… I.... “Do not despair… Soon, you will join with us. Be with us. Together.”
As soon as the hands flying out, they grabbed from every place on my body. It fired a powerful beam of energy from its mouth, screaming with all of those voices as it started pouring into my body.
The energy… It felt it entering through every part of my body, it… intoxication yet it felt comforting… I felt terror… fear… yet I am in peace… I felt my strength ebbing… yet my body felt more powerful than before…
My mind… it’s fading… yet I can see the stars at night…
What is this…?
The vast energies
“Accept us…” A voice speaks to me… how? “Accept us…”
I… I accept.
“Open your heart. Open your mind to the infinite.” The… Infinite…
As I raise my arms, the energy is pouring into me like water. This is… too… too much… I can’t…
“Let our energy flow through you.” I feel a song… The song that is smooth my soul…
“I feel the energy… flowing through me…”
“Embrace the infinite! Do not fear…” I felt hands holding me in a warm embrace. It’s… my family and friends. Angharad?
“Angharad, is that you?”
“Hush now, my boy. It is time to embrace the power we offer you.”
As I did, the world became blurry… I saw the sun going down on an island, only for the moon to rise again. The moon moves again only for the sun to rise to being moved to a vast city, a metropolis…
It’s… New York City! How did I…?
“Open yourself to vast knowledge, Quinn. Do not be afraid.” I know it’s not the Angharad I knew… Father?
I saw my brother, Reagan… sitting a top on the throne. He ruled with might, but absolute fear. No one dares oppose him. I couldn’t hear what he was saying… He spoke to… 2 humans. Their face froze out of the fear of what he’ll do to them.
I saw… Tilda leading our people to glory… they were another woman with her. The enemy slew the woman… Devastated; she swore to get her revenge on her enemies that took her life.
Lord… Immuney? The man is 7 feet tall with black hair with a shade of white. He wears a white-crisp T-shirt with a reddish cape. He took a bite of garlic; gasping for air as he did. Vampires are weak against garlic, but after seeing him struggling with it… he stood again and gazed into the sunset.
“Quinn!” Huh? Mira? Or is it my imagination?
Then next thing I knew, I flew toward into a pool; it was a black-sludge like substance. Yet… I feel warm… full. I… Accept.
“Embrace the harmony, Quinn.” Angharad stands over me.
Embrace the harmony. We welcome you into our whole.
“I am warm and full…” What? Those are not my words. “No… it’s not…” The hands emerge from the sludge to hold me down in place. “Let… go of me!”
Go down… let us become one body. One mind… One goal.
One hand dived into my mouth, my tongue tasted honey… how? What is this substance? I can’t… breathe… More of them dived into my mouth, my body… it is going through…
Be full, deny us no more! Come, Quinn Dewalt!
Pink-burning like entity is coming toward me… I… felt… bliss. The power felt good… I know everything… I AM EVERYTHING. I’VE BEEN HUNGRY FOR SO LONG! GIVE ME MORE…
“Quinn? Quinn! Snap out of it, please!” I kept moving toward the being despite hearing Elleri’s voice. I am hungry! This is the power that I wished for.
Yes! Come to us, Quinn Dewalt! You are hungry! We shall provide!
“I am coming to you…” I reached out to the entity, it poured its flames on me. It showed visions of the future, the present, the past.
The flames surrounded me; I felt… reborn. I absorbed all the power from relic making it mine!! The power is… No….
This cannot be right… I can’t…
The vessel is ours!
What I did…? Home? No, wait? Morning ridge? I saw George walking with Ingrid and Dean, is he?
Then I saw… mother. She is wearing a dark-blue robe, has her hood up.
“Mother!” I ran toward her. She is getting further away from me each moment. “Mother, wait!”
I am back at the black sludge pool… The world is… I am in New York City… Dubai… No, California, No…
“Your luck ran out, pup!” Samuel? He is pointing his revolver at me. I thought he… he was… was… I… I…. agh….