Across the sea of stars
Across the waves of time
To the beginning we have returned
Once done before, to do so again
A chance to make anew
Where love grows in the seed of eternity.
BLT (that’s me)
Mitrik walked along between the arms of the Mighty Sphinx. Barely audible the ground began to hum. Slow and steady, with each foot step he made, the hum began to grow louder and the sand began to dance upon ground.
The sky grew red. Mitrik stopped and moved no further. From inside his mind and all around a booming voice rang out in the night.
‘MITRIK….FRIEND OF THE CREATURES OF AIR, SON OF HORUS, BEARER OF THE RING OF TIME ….WHAT DOTH THOU SEEK’
The Mighty Sphinx, I beseech thee, I seek a lost soul and that you grant me permission to enter.”
YOU AND THOU BROTHERS CREATED A HOLE IN TIME AND THEREFORE THE SOUL THOU SEEKS MAY NOT BE FOUND. THY RING THOUEST WEARS WILL BECOME POWERLESS UPON THY HAND”
Mighty Sphinx I beseech the once more. Please allow me to enter. What shall I give thee in return?
“YE SHALL RETURN THE RING TO ITS FORMER STATE. ARE THY PREPARED FOR OBSTACLES PLACED IN THY PATH.”
“YES I AM”
“ARE THY PREPARED TO BECOME MORTAL ONCE AGAIN TO LOOSE THY RELATIONS WITH THE CREATURES THAT FLY. AND ARE THY PREPARED TO GIVE THINE OWN LIFE FOR THAT OF ANOTHER.”
“YES I AM’
“THEN ANSWER THIS RIDDLE….
AT NIGHT THEY COME WITHOUT BEING FETCHED. BY DAY THEY ARE LOST WITHOUT BEING STOLEN. WHAT ARE THEY?
‘ANSWER THIS RIDDLE BEFORE THE FIRE GOES OUT IF YOU ANSWER CORRECTLY YE SHALL ENTER.’
Mitrik paced and paced…thought and thought
“Come on man, what is it, you should know this….Bats…no… uhm…lost…stolen…they come out at night….hummmm…. they get lost by day…
Still pacing back and forth struggling to find the answer….the fire grew ever smaller…
Looking up into the red sky….. he shouted… “I KNOW…I GOT IT….I GOT IT…IT’S….IT’S…..”
….STARS…..STARS…..STARS..THAT’S THE ANSWER….STARS”
‘YE HAVE BEEN GRANTED ENTRANCE. IF THY FIND THE RIGHT PATH AND SURVIVE YE MAY ASK THE ANUBIS WHAT YOU SEEK.”
The door plowed down into the ground as rubble fell all around.
In awe Mitrik entered the Mighty Sphinx
With every step, every turn, he met with traps of fire…
Lighting strikes from beneath…
Even the mightiest fall prey to the traps laid in wait.
Long corridors that seem to go nowhere…eerie light glows, as the wind tossed and turned around the broken cracks, a howling mournful cry was left in its wake.
At the end carved in stone: THE VIOLET PATH IS THE CHOSEN PATH. WHEN AIR TURNS TO WATER DO NOT STRAY INTO POOLS OF DARKNESS
The smell of decay and mold filled the air.
The attack was fast and unrelenting upon Mitrik.
Cursed by the mummy, Mitrik felt the poison seep into his soul.
Picking himself up and dusting off his robe. A second Mummy appeared. “Time to go now..sorry boys I can’t stay and play…gotta run…”
Into the chilly violet water he dove.
Reaching the other side. There it was. He found the Anubis.
‘THY SOUL HAS BEEN CURSED. WHAT DO THY SEEK?”
“I seek a lost soul, can you find her, Samantha of Argon? ”
‘I AM THE GUIDE OF THE DEAD. THOU HAS NOT LOST A SOUL FOR THERE IS NO DEATH I SENSE. YOU CAN NOT SEEK THAT WHICH IS NOT DEAD.’
“She was cast into a place in between, can you make right what I have wronged?”
“THY REQUEST CAN BE GIVEN BUT THY OUTCOME IS UNCERTAIN. TO CHANGE THE PATH OF TIME WILL CHANGE EVENTS THAT HAVE NOT YET HAPPENED. THY DESTINY LAY IN THINE OWN HANDS.
“Ok, hey what’s up with all the big talk…let’s just move on ok…”
“Sorry about that..it’s good for the effects…what all that means. Yeah.. I can’t bring Samantha back because she’s not dead, you on the other hand I can move, but know this, your immortality will be forsaken and there are no guarantees that I will place you in the right moment. I’m not the keeper of time, so it’s all a guess for me. Are you sure you are ready for this?”
“Great, I’m ready, oh you’ll remove the Mummy’s Curse right?”
“YES THE CURSE SHALL BE CLEANSED.”
The last thing Mitrik remembered was the searing light that covered his body. The heat stabbed his chest. He felt himself slip into darkness….
Through time and space. Where there is nothing but everything. Silence…
“Honey hurry, you know it’s a half a day’s ride.”
“Everybody ready….. sweetie …have you noticed the birds..I wonder where they came from”
“This is the best for both our families. The House of Argon and the House of Horus.”
“It will be a perfect union. I agree my husband. They should be arriving soon.”
“Welcome to our house the House of Argon. It is our pleasure to accommodate you during your stay here.”
“Thank you, both of you, the House of Horus is very pleased. It is an honor that you have bestowed upon us.”
“Catherine, please prep our gift.”
“Most certainly, husband I shall return.”
“Ahh, yes there she comes now..please let’s sit…”
“In this union between Prince Mitrik and Princess Samantha, our kingdoms will be as one.”
“I give to you our daughter to be the ever loving wife of your son Mitrik on the eve of her 20th birthday.
Mitrik and Samantha thank you so much.