l woke up the next day feeling less pains. My mother had already wrapped my wounds properly with bandages and put a blanket over me to protect me from cold. What a nice woman she was. I looked through the window and saw that everywhere feeling unusually rowdy and noisy; I immediately jumped off the bed and threw my clothes over me and rushed out to see what was happening. I reached the door and before I could open it my brother flung it open from outside and shifted so it won't hit me. "What's happening?" l asked him when he rushed in. "The gargoyle is gone!" He told me with a panic. "What!"l exclaimed."And we all were told to assemble at the temple."I stood still and did not move because this latest development hit was the least news expected to hear. I tried to but I could not see reasons why the gargoyle left. I had no choice than to prepare and go into the temple with the rest.On my way into the temple I noticed that for the first time since I was initiated into the, Priest
"My name is Myth." He replied to my thougnt which was contemplating on the best way to ask him what his name was. I scanned everywhere for my mother and siblings and I saw them together chatting happily. I knew they must be feeling very relieved that I returned. My eyes and Martha's met and we smiled at each other. I continued looking around and I noticed that the head priest cast an undiverted and suspicious gaze on me l felt uncomfortable and wondered what next he was up to. As expected he was the person who looked the least pleased by my arrival. I was really tired of the mission's ups and downs and needed to get some rest luckily for me, the head priest begged to see the gargoyle and he obliged. I became the only one occupying the stage and as I walked down I heard the children naively begin to sing a dirge for me though I still lived. "Our hero may has gotten the mission accomplished at the cost of his life; Moments with him will remain ever green in our hearts... The adult
He initially held me by my hands and when he noticed it was uncomfortable for me he threw me up and wrapped his arms tightly around me. We crossed the valley of illusions and went deep into the trap zone. I was marvelled at the fact that although he did not all follow the lane he knew the way. "You are too dull human can't you bring a topic out for discussion. Do you know how it feels to be silent for several years. "Which year is this?" He asked me. "Twenty twenty one." I stuttered. "Twenty twenty one? Do you know how old am now? He asked looking worried. Ok nevermind." he said dismissing the topic."Why did you awake me from my very enjoyable sleep." He asked me."I believe it will be better explained in when we get to the white village."We said nothing to each other because I respected and feared him so much though I knew he wouldn't hurt me."He must be dead by now" he said aloud."Who I asked him"I don't think that should bother you. Just know that you humans live a very s
"How did you enjoy my package specially prepared for you?" He asked "What package?" I asked trying to hide my fear. "The trap zone. I'm sure you were not informed by anyone and least expected that package. You must be a well calculated and clever human to be able to scale through that area." He said and laughed out very loudly."What are you a gargoyle or a crow scarer" l asked cautiously walking towards it. "Does that really matter? Do you really want to see me? Then here I am." he said then to my shock appearing right in front of me seeing his face l assumed he was an extremely handsome illusion probably there to scare me from going to the innermost chamber. "That is not who I am" he said replying my thoughts "You probably want to see the real me." He began to transform and in few seconds he was nothing but an ugly beast in human form. "This is the real me and I originated from the pit if hell and I'm here to drink up the content of that your cup and let you go back peacefully"
"I have to go."I muttered weakly. slowly opened my eyes slowly.Everywhere looked strange. "How did I get here l asked myself but got no reply from anywhere. My whole body felt sore and all my bruises reappeared.Neglecting the pains I stood up to survey the environment and maybe understand what happened to me.On looking back I recognized the trap zone which I ran through.Separating me and the trap zone was a very sandy valley. But I couldn't tell how and when I crossed it.I stood there for a while waiting for answers but none came. I decided to name what I experienced several seconds ago a 'real seeming dream' but that could still not explain how I crossed the valley.I kept pondering over what just happened till the answer finally occured to me. I just crossed the legendary valley of illusions and has passed the test by agreeing to go with the priests."If my guess was right then from here I should see the big temple or hall where the gargoyles were said to be at rest."I thought.
We continued our discussion for quite a while but was interrupted by a knock on the door. My mother who sat on a sofa nearest to the door went to see who was knocking and on looking outside immediately shut the door."Who is there my father asked as he went to see for himself. On getting there he hatred and bitterness became visible all over him "don't you think you have done enough?" He asked them with a very loud voice which made me to check out the situation and on getting to the door, I met people who l least expected an didn't want to see.At the door was the head priest and his assistant. Pleading to be allowed to have a word with me. "Please let them come in." I requested and they were finally allowed to come in and sit down.Before I could say a word the head priest fell on his face and began to sincerely apologize for sending an assassin after me assuring me that he has now realized how wrong he was.Without giving it much thought I accepted his apology."If that is all that
"The land of the saved, saved from from what?" I queried"Saved from the wrath and jealousy of Helinah." He replied "Sunny your dad is still kneeling down please forgive him" my mother pointed out.At the point of my father's death I forgave his misdeeds and I no longer held any grudge against him. This words of his is something l wished I could ever hear but thought it will never be possible now l've heard it and I'm really happy about it."I forgave you at the point of your death and now I no longer hold any grudge against you. Please stand up. I'm sorry to keep you kneeling."I replied to add to his joy.He stood up and hugged me tightly as many emotions flowed through my mind and his."I missed" you he whispered while sobbing."Tell us what you faced at the dark cave" Steve requested. "I fought an assassin the head priest who had wanted his sonband my rival Raiden to be the one to go on the mission sent an assassin to kill me and a ferocious fight ensued between us. This ended whe
Everything seemed blurry at firs then gradually it became clearer till I could see very clearly.I noticed I was lying down on a very comfortable mattress with my and my bruises had been treated and wrapped with bandages.I raised my head up slightly and noticed that most of my property was also there. I began to ruminate over the last things I could remember but could go no further than when I was flung against a huge tree branch by a big log of wood in oscillation.I lifted my arms and surprisingly I felt no pain. I hit my legs which were also wrapped and I felt no pain too was about to stand up when my mother came in."You are awake Sunny lie down and get some rest" she told me"Where are we? How did I gethere?" I asked with a very noticeable amount of surprise in my voice."Get well first and we have all the time in the world to discuss." She replied shoving my question aside but I really wanted answers immediately.I immediately stood up. "I am ok. Can't you see that" I asked bu