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the Whitechapel Interlude

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Summary

An organization consigned to the shadows of history, the Order of Lilith marks the beginning of its benign, if not clandestine mission from the first chapter of the most read book in history. Not so much a secret society, the Adversary's influence on cultures has never hesitated to create a surplus of those, rather the mission of the Order has focused on those in need. Those without power. The Whitechapel Interlude deals with the most fascinating, and intractable of problems: a Time Traveler with an agenda. The Order's chapter in the Whitechapel section of 1880s London is where our story begins. Where it ends, well, that remains to be read.

Genre:
Other / Fantasy
Author:
clarkscottroger
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1



No sooner had the man shimmered into existence, on the far side of Thrawl Street, when a hansom cab, racing towards the relative safety of Commercial Road, blocked my view; the half-second it took for him to reappear, reached back, according to my notes, at least one hundred fifty-one million years.

I waited.

Earlier, on this fog-dimmed day, Brother Abbott, on the pretext of helping me carry the soup pot out to the sidewalk, handed me a glue-stained square corner of a flyer from the Adelphi Theatre promising ’high drama and zany amusements’; written in broth-smeared ink was: Genesis 2:18-20; the traditional reference to secure one’s mind against sudden changes in the reality around it.

The chronos-effect manifested in the expected proportion: embedded in the mass of the hungry and the poor, like tumors not yet killing the host, the slumlords and the money-changers mirrored in their appearance, if not numbers, those of a higher social caste, the frock-coated, bejeweled rulers of the city, all now clearly of Saurian decent.

The natural cruelty of a cold-blooded species was not poorly suited to their innate view of life, as I took note of flesh-tearing beaks and extra arms among the more permanent citizens of Whitechapel; for the lifetimes I’ve spent among my kind, secretly guiding and quietly limiting the excesses of the descendants of Eve, no one promised it would be simple or easy.

Consistent with the natural tenacity exhibited by members of my branch of God’s grand experiment, my whiskers twitched and tail swayed in anticipation, helping smooth the hackles ridged around my neck; I followed him with the knowledge that witnessing the effect of his arrival was only half my task.

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