We find ourselves sitting on the fine linen that covered the big fuchsia sofa match with a clear pearl at the end of each side, the furniture in the living room where all of them are created by the famous designers of the world so called- earth. The train began to move and increase its velocity to its highest acceleration.
“Welcome to Seven City, where peaceful, harmonious and loving persons living in unity. Founded by the greatest and strongest who ever lived- The Seven three years ago; We had twenty-nine degrees Celsius of temperature and a wind of twenty-five mph northeast” said a woman’s voice from the hall room where everything she says is heard clearly from our ears.
It take us minutes before we arrive at the entrance of the another station; as the train stopped from moving, the door automatically open and Mr. Camron walk with us away from the platform.
“Mr. Ishik is waiting for you downstairs, you should go” bid Mr. Camron
We leave the station and meet Ishik happily and we drove to the Highest Council Edifice, ten blocks away from the station near the Evergreen Park where most of the people stay and have fun. As we stepped out from the car, flashes of cameras light up us, photographers taking photos, interviewers trying to get a word from us, but the more we are close to the council the more adrenaline rushes to my body and having a feeling of something will happen. I cannot explain what I feel right now; I never felt this kind of feeling before.
“Make way” said the man that wears the same as of Mr. Camron, it seems he is the personal guard here that usually takes control everything. Every year the Highest Council hired a special guard like a general in the army to make sure everything goes as what is planned.
“What are the new improvements this year?”
“Is it true that you discover a cure over that disease that spreads through the city of Ok’tan?”
This are some of the questions we heard from the anchors and there are still many of them but I couldn’t hear it exactly, all I hear are whispers- whispers says that I shouldn’t go in there. Now it all came back, the feeling that I had for over a month now since I had the dream about that girl.
Who is that girl?
Who is she?
As I wake up from reality we walk through the old-fashioned stairway with an art carved. “Altissimus autem Concilium” the written carve over the flat golden yellowish metal above the metallic entrance door; as we opened another door, behold a great court room-like appeared before our eyes, seven chairs are placed at the centre surrounded by armies. The Highest Counselors sat before us wearing their usual common white shinning robe with some of the leaders of the different cities at their back.
“Welcome Seven! For your annual report!” says one of the Highest Counselor in a hollow voice
The report is officially starting and I still cannot calm myself, I need to get over with this feelings. I know once this report is done I can forget all about the things I’ve been through. This is just what I get for not getting enough sleep for the previous month. I thought. We sat at the chairs prepared for us, great light shines throughout the whole edifice. Then the whole council mumble something and then a cold wind blew throughout the whole room.
“You may start the report” says the man with a long beard.
It finally starts.
“I am Merk, Son of Inkt, First of the First, Best Ability ‘Energia’ ” said Cush as he stands in front of the Highest Council and there appeared a dark blue smoke-like all over his body.
“I am Les, Daughter of Mo’n, Second of the Second, Best Ability ‘Telepathy’ ” said Seth then appeared all over her body a smoke-like dye corresponds to its colour- red.
“I am Lo, Son of Caesar, Third of the Third, Best Ability ‘Telekinesis’ ” I cast before them and a smoke-like dye of green appeared in my body covering it wholly.
“I am Tek, Son of Philip, Fourth of the Fourth, Best Ability ‘Great Strength’ ” said Luke as his body covered with a smoke-like dye of yellow.
“I am Ka, Son of Odin, Fifth of the Fifth, Best Ability ‘Lightning’ ” cast Mark as his body also covered with smoke-like dye of light blue
“I am Ast, Son of Chis, Six of the Six, Best Ability ‘Darkness’ “cast Reu as his body covered with dye of black smoke-like
“I am Sin, Daughter of Anad, Best Ability ‘Teleportation’ ” said Amilah and a dye of sage appeared all over her body.
“And we are The Seven!” we shout in chorus with aloud voice and a great applause been made.
Cush leads the report with different stories, news, solutions and other things that might come in the future. It takes a space of three hours before we finished our report. I still cannot imagine that we finish the report without harm done. The feelings I had earlier start to wear off, it seems gone.
“Well done, what you did is what you must do!” said the Highest Council and they make a ritual to end the report
After the report, we meet Master Shukoji at the Great Hall of the Edifice. Master Shukoji had been our master since the day we are brought into the magical realm. He is our personal adviser, whatever happens to us it is his responsibility. He stands straightly and looking to us blankly at the corner. He wore his traditional monk cloth and a glimpse of happiness seen in his eyes.
“Master!” we say in chorus and hug him tightly.
“Well done, it is just like I’m teaching all of you yesterday” says Master Shukoji.
“When we’ll you celebrated with us?” ask Seth cutely.
“Oh, don’t worry I already arranged a special dinner tonight at the finest dining restaurant here” with a smile replies Master Shukoji.
“Really?” asks Amilah as if she is doubting Master Shukoji’s words.
Master Shukoji pat Amilah’s shoulder in manner of a father would do if he is proud of her daughter. Beside it has been a very long time since we see Master Shukoji personally. After the Proclamation Day, we never see Master Shukoji. He said that we can take good care of ourselves without his guidance.
“Yes, besides I miss all of you, and before that may I speak to Cush (he turn his face to Cush) we have an important matter to discuss” replied Master Shukoji and cast a spell that makes their conversation privately.
“Merk, I know that you know that the council isn’t happy with those reports and they are not satisfied what the Seven did. I am here to warn you! All of you! To prepare with great preparedness for your next task; I am afraid that this is different from your previous task” Master Shukoji explains in a voice of a great weary old man.
“We will try our best Master! We won’t fail you, we will show them what the Seven can do” reply Cush proudly.
“Words are words” state Master Shukoji while tapping Cush’s shoulder.
I know what Master Shukoji and Cush are talking about; I know that it is somehow related to the task this year. The Task. The Highest Council way of testing us, it depends on our performance whether to give us a task. Last year has been easy, but I’m afraid this year could be harmful. Now the feelings I thought earlier was gone comes back to me in a sudden. I want to rip off myself to get over with this feelings, I hate it when I want to solve a mysterious problem that the solution is really far from reality, lost in the deepest blue ocean. Let the problem solve its own problem as I discussed it to myself.
“What take you so long guys, what are talking about?” I ask as Master Shukoji and Cush reach us.
“Nothing, just all about the....“ pause Cush to make a thrill.
“Come on! Do not make any suspense! It isn’t working!” say Luke.
“Well, just all about the dinner today” smile Cush.
“What? That’s all?” reply Luke.
“Nothing more, nothing less” answer Master Shukoji.
I know Cush lied, I know that he is hiding something from us that Master Shukoji wouldn’t allow him to tell us. Whatever it is I need to figure it out before it is too late. I need to find what it is, no matter what is the priced in finding it or the consequences.
I need to find it.