The meeting of the table of counselors is about to finish soon, and since Elixirya understood very well her incapacity to charm the heads of cults in order to have a glimpse of what they are hiding, she resolved to the idea of following them.
Elixirya had always a book in one of her pockets. She is often reading. It is in these crucial times where her kind of knowledge is needed. The book she has in mind right now is a very rare book that deals with hunting passive aggressive nighttime beasts in the wild or in the desert. Our reader may want to stop me for a second to ask, why hunting and not espionage? Elixirya has not made a mistake into choosing this book from the hundreds she has in her mind. This is a very strange situation; This is something that is out of the imaginary.
Humans on earth, especially writers have always written about religions or cults, but the common knowledge is a skeptic one and even the secret books are still a mystery. You can never know if the writers under the category of the occult are willing to lure you or not, if they have altered their history or not, so for the inexperienced or for the people who have not an intimate acquaintance from within those dark circles a new method of thinking is needed.
The situation – trying to figure out the heads of cults – that is happening during non-ordinary circumstances is not to be dealt with using ordinary methods. Only individuals who got a very unrealistic thinking pattern coupled with a strange personality that still somehow falls into an alien logic are able to deal with matters that are unexplored by the reasonable human mind. The domain from within the heads of cults operate is a dark and much unknown domain. So ancient that most humans won,t dive in unless they have something inside, something feeding from the affinity they have for the dark and for the strange. Some kind of access to the other realms.
Elixirya having all of this in mind, tried to apply and also change the methods of tracking the wild nighttime beasts depending on this specific and personal case. Changing the breathing scheme, the heart beats, paying attention to the wind, to her smell, to her steps, to the attention of others, to the behavior of animals and birds and insects, hiding from time to time and keeping a distance so she won’t be noticed and so many other things that i am not willing to stress here.
Know that Elixirya did not make a mistake. Know that Elixirya used very well her knowledge even if the heads of cults knew from the beginning that she was following them. They just did not care because they are masters of their own field. Secrecy is what kept these spiritual authorities running in the shadows and they have dealt with so many human generations for hundreds of centuries.
They did not care because there is no way she will follow them to their headquarters. However she did very well in her job of following them that she made them impressed. They were impressed that a young lady could succeed so far in hiding her presence, in following them so discreetly. And not only a normal young lady but a an attractive one. They were impressed because most attractive girls, after the nuclear crisis, indulged in drugs, sex and alcohol. Most of them were suicidal and most of them have killed themselves. No one judges them because to humanity, there is no hope for the species to survive this nuclear calamity.
Elixirya is following the heads of cults. The seven heads had all of them the same instant feeling of being followed, each one depending on the kind of magic or secret knowledge they use. Except the seventh head, that mysterious and silent cult leader, we don’t know much of his commandments nor followers; He just walks and follows the other heads of cults, and never communicates with them using a conversation or any other kind of sign language. The only thing that links the six heads to the seventh head is a a very profound, otherworldly, spiritual knowing: He is one of them even if his holy book is full of white pages. They know he is one of them and that they should remain together for what follows this dying planet. The seven hooded silhouettes are now exiting into a plain area. Now Elixirya cannot follow them any further since it would be so obvious that she is behind their tracks or at least that she suspects something about them.
The moonlight is shining on this opening of the desert where no animal nor insect dwells since it is full of toxic waste and high nuclear radiations. Elixirya activated silently the customized invention – the anti-toxic-radiation – offered to her by her intimate friend, the scientist and inventor, Azgarry. She had made this invention especially for her friend, even under the lethal constraint: No one should use this equipment apart from the head of the one government ruling the planet. Not even scientists.
Now no long building is hiding the cenobites, the great naked deserted land has shown their game and they cannot hide it any longer. They have gathered and are willing to attain a certain destination, against the rules made by the table of counselors,
They are walking,
Into the desert they are walking,
Under the moonlight they are still walking,
What is this?
“An instant storm, here, now? Impossible…” Elixirya thought surprised and added,
“This strange storm was not mentioned in the weather forecast nor it is its season. What is more strange, the storm is not touching nor the sky nor the ground. I would better keep watching”
The cenobites are headed towards the eerie storm. In one instant, they have all disappeared leaving no track behind. No footsteps nothing. Elixirya so surprised and without having a second thought she rushed into the location of the storm. The storm is now disappearing.
Elixirya, now that she is next to the fading storm, started feeling an abrupt anxiety. She is trying to calm herself.
“I know I have made a mistake into coming here, into this naked land, I have left the buildings that were hiding me, I have acted carelessly without really thinking. This might be a lure. I hope this is not a trick of the old men. Oh God, I don’t want to be sacrificed nor offered as a rotten bloody meal to some invisible deity”
“This is strange, I have calmed myself but I still feel like something is wrong, why is this storm not fading completely? I feel a strange presence behind me but I am frozen, I can’t look back, I can barely move my head a bit to see a shadow behind me, but may be this is my imagination, some kind of hallucination because I am fearing to be discovered”
“Oh God, something is moving under the ground, this is impossible, no beast dwells here”
Slowly and surely, three snake heads are getting out from the ground, and to Elixirya’s surprise, it was one snake with three heads, and its tail is ringing making an annoying infernal chant.
Shassisss Echaaassseet Sochiissshhhh
Ashheee Sasseech Chashessch Sasss
“What the fuck is this, what is this deformed snake, why it is not paying attention to me, why is it looking behind me? Ah the shadow”
Two lurking serpentine big eyes were casted on the shadow behind Elixirya. Elixirya felt an outer voice inside her. What the shadow did not know is that Elixirya even if she is not a spiritual person she had a very deep knowledge on how her mind operates. She is the kind of person who is constantly analyzing others and her own thoughts. Elixiriya after knowing for certain that something is trying to interrupt and deconstruct her inner confidence, she used one of the chess algorithms she used to read about in order to cast these thoughts out. These algorithms were made in order to predict all the possibilities of your opponent and thus think of a winning alternative. Moreover the advantage she had is that her mind is her own intellectual environment. No other psychic being can invade her but her own. Usually psychic entities will try to destroy your awareness of being self-conscious or they ll inject extreme fear in order to manipulate you or just drive you insane. After a series of thoughts, and anti-thoughts, Elixirya won the psychological constraint put on her by her foe. Elixirya turned herself towards the shadow, she calmed herself down, cause the eyes reminded her of Ibchaliss. Plus the presence she felt was similar to his since she remembers the way his energy feels very well.
“Very nice mind game Ibchaliss hehe I am sure you have made millions join your infernal cult and follow your commands by using this lame trick. Anyway I am not denying the fact that I was so scared. Tell me, do they know I have followed you?”
“Shiiisss Sashhh Sheesss”
“I don’t understand your language. Seriously, do you think this is the right time for teasing me?”
“Look at the three headed snake he will speak in my behalf”
The snake stopped ringing, and then each head spelled a letter, the whole thing was heard like what follows. It was so hard for Elixirya to fill the blanks but she is the kind of person to complete other’s sentences and even read their lip movements.
The three headed snake spoke and said,
“I myself am followed, they hear me, they know me.
A great danger is awaiting you.
Go look For Senssssssss
The presence of Ibchaliss has vanished. Elixirya instantly calmed down, the storm disappeared, and the three headed snake went into the ground, but tail first, then the three heads followed.
Who or what is Senssss? What is the danger following Elixirya? Why Ibchalliss has decided to keep her alive? Why gave her a hint into finding something or meeting someone?
Elixirya did not express her fear nor had she let it stop her from asking this newly identified familiar. Because she knew if Ibchaliss wanted to kill her he would have done it earlier. Since she is smart she knew she had succeeded his test and that he wants her for something. Ibchaliss needs Elixirya but what for?
To be continued.