This Is My Destiny

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( 8 ) Time To Leave

Unfortunately, I got the New from Irfan today, it's time for me to return to Hampton Bluff, my home village...But, I'm not sure I'm ready to leave this beautiful place, but Irfan says I am...

From what he has told me, I've been here 6 weeks now...Hard to believe, time here has passed so quickly...I figurer most of the people of Hampton Bluff have been searching for me but think I died and gone...

Irfan looked at me sternly, they more than likely have LuCinda, you are a well know healer to the folks of Hampton Bluff...But you must go back, they need you more then you think.

Why? I asked.

From what I'm being told, some are taking ill from bad medicine they're getting from Nergal and Eresh, the god & goddess from the world of the dead...You must get back to them as soon as you can, some of them could die.

I have sent 2 of my best workers ahead to ready things for your return and to let some of the people know you will be returning in a few days...If you need them to stay and help a few extra days, please let them know that when you arrive...

I don't know how to get back to them from here, What am I to do? I asked...

I've sent Felix and Finn for Justis Hermit, an old friend of mine, even though he looks old and weary, he is wise beyond all possible means, he can lead you home, he will know the quickest way back...

LuCinda...Do Not Speak Of This Place to Anyone in the Village Boundaries... The Enchanted Forest Can Not Heal Everyone, only a few chosen can be cared for...Felix & Finn should be returning soon with Justis...

What has Nergal & Ersha been using on the villagers?

They've been giving them unsafe herbs and spices and it has made some villagers ill...

Have any Idea what they've been giving?

From what Scarlett has told me...Lobelia...Eyebright...and I believe the other is Goldenrod...

Lobelia...weight loss

Eyebright...help relieve chronic bronchial colds.

Goldenrod...used for desire, arthritis & kidney Inflation...

none of these make sense...very few people of the Villagers use those...I guess I need to get back as soon as possible to get this under control...

Yes, LuCinda, it's vital to the safety of Hampton Bluff...

I'm sense Felix & Finn Coming...

Hope they found Justis...he started to walk in the direction of the trails...I followed him...

Thank goodness they are almost here, it's getting late..., Irfan called to them as they entered the camp clearing, He took Justis hand shaking it, hello my friend, how are you this fine evening?

Can't complain, a bit tired from the trip, that's about it. Justis replied.

I'd like for you to meet LuCinda, she in need of help to get back to the Village of Hampton Bluff.

Nice to meet you LuCinda.

Same here sir...Will we be leaving tonight after supper?

Sorry, LuCinda, I must rest tonight we've traveled many miles in the last two days and nights...We'll head out in the morning after breakfast...Irfan leads him to the stump chair so he could sit awhile. Have a set, my friend... Justis sat down.

Very Well...A bit upset, but knew where he was coming from, I was a bit tired myself...So nothing more was said the rest of the evening about the trip...

I bet you all are Hungary from the trip, right? they all answered in unison...

YES, Sir...

Let's see what I can gather for supper... How about some Venison, Salad & Sweet Berries for Dessert before retiring for the night?

Sounds Good To Me...Justis replied...food was passed out among the camp dweller, Most eat in silence, but Irfan & Justis seemed to talk late into the night, Almost seemed like forever... But When they finally fell asleep, it was like a blessing in its own right, I'd guess could say...


I tried to get comfortable, but couldn't...No matter how hard I tried...

Unfortunately, I finally gave up my effort in the task of trying to sleep, I was tired, but my thoughts were with the people of my Village, who needed my help so desperately, and I couldn't get to them right now...So I decided to talk a walk in the beautiful moonlight, but not too far from the camp clearing where the other was sleeping peacefully...I was afraid to wander too far for fear of getting lost in the nigh...That is one of my greatest fears, I'm going to have to conquer and overcome...As I neared the banks of the healing waters, my fear seemed to start diminishing, much to my surprise...The beauty of the water was breathtaking in the bright moonlight...

It sparkled mystically and brightly on that unforgettable night, the wind blows soft and gentle through my hair and across the swaying wave of the water...while the toad's, and cricket sang along the shore...

In the distance, you could hear owls, and wolves sing their lullaby to the young and old alike in the blissfulness of a full moon shining brightly above...

After my walk.

I was able to sleep in the silence of the night...


Written By: Cindy L. Rasey

Feb.22,2019


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