StonehengeA Chapter by TKBickel
The cool breezy night whipped around the mysterious group of rocks. Being the bewitching hour added to the eeriness of their situation as the four hiked up from the dark road towards the center of the historical stones. Samantha felt a low vibration, like a hum of flowing power. Sam avoided smashing into her as she made a sudden stop. The other two, unaware, trudged on as Samantha whispered to Sam. “Do you feel that?”
“Yea, it feels like we’re walking across a transformer.”
Quickly closing her eyes she focused on the energy around her. As usual, Sam was bright, white hot and coaxing her into him. With some effort she pushed past him and made a wide sweep of the area. A windy, “wow,” slipped out under Samantha’s breath. “You have to see this. Look at the energy around us.”
He joined her in the sight seeing. Awestruck by their surroundings, he didn’t utter a word. The world showed its true colors without being hinder by the night. That alone was a beautiful sight but there was more to be seen. The rocks had a life of their own. The little stones radiate a soft warm glow of blue but the big stones glowed with a soft warm pink. Taking a collective view, the rocks pulsed in unity like a slow heartbeat with their energy. A familiar lavender haze filled the air at the peak of the pulse.
Samantha still whispered. “That’s down right spooky.”
“I agree but it doesn’t feel threatening.”
“No, it doesn’t. It’s rather…comforting.”
“Come on before Mick starts whining at us.”
Kelsey setup for her summoning spell as Mick stayed in the shadows and watched her every move attentively. It was taking longer than expected to coax the spirit to them but Kelsey insisted he will come.
Sam and Samantha drifted off to a big toppled stone. She lied stretched across it, staring up into the cold clear starry night’s sky. With no lights to hamper the vision of the stars, they gleamed and sparkled like diamonds in the sun. A ribbon of the sky diamonds stretched over them, forming the Milky Way. Relaxing to the pulsing vibration from the stone, she almost purred. “Isn’t that the most beautiful sight? I feel like I can almost touch them.” Raising a hand, she tried to cup a few stars.
Sam laid next to her propped up on his elbow, studying her face. “Yes…it is.”
Dropping her arm, she peeked over to him with an arched eyebrow. “I was talking about the sky.”
“Oh,” with a quick glance at the sky then back to her, “It’s not bad but I think the most beautiful sight is right here on earth.” A wicked smile painted across his face, “and I can touch it.”
She met his smile with a laugh. “Pretty boy, how many girls did you get with that line?”
“Just the only one that I’ve always wanted.”
Fingers softly touched his smile. “Lie here with me and enjoy the quiet and beauty of the sky. Times like these are few and far between.” Tucking her arm behind her head, she returned to the stars.
Sam realized just how true her words rang and quickly found his courage to take advantage of the perfect moment. Reaching for the red box, hidden in his pocket for way to long, he took an anxious breath. “Sammie…”
Kelsey’s voice rang in the air with excitement. “Malmisha! I can’t believe you made me wait this long. I’ve brought friends for you to meet.”
Samantha shot up on her butt and grabbed Sam’s leg. Excitement rode in her voice. “It’s time!” Sam’s strange expression caught her attention. “What’s wrong?”
Jumping up, he tugged her along. “Nothing, lets hurry so we don’t miss out on this window of opportunity.,” as he mentally kicked his butt for missing his own. The red box was shoved back home in his pocket. I’m not waiting any longer! After this craziness is over, I’m chaining her to a tree and asking!
Two lanterns flanked Kelsey standing in the center of the rock formation. Their light illuminated a white ball of mist, a size of a baseball, circling slowly above Kelsey’s head. It created a tail of evaporating mist in its trail. The tail was so long, the beginning almost met the end within the circle it created. The strange sight reminded Samantha of Ouroboros, The Eternity Snake, eating its tail.
Kelsey eagerly called to them. “Please come in closer. Let me introduce you to Malmisha.” Arms rose over her head in fanfare fashion. Malmisha circled down around her extended arm, like a snake, and continued slithering down her body to the ground. Returning back up the body, the spirit slid off the opposite arm.
Looking above, Kelsey started a half sided conversation. “No, I’m sorry. I haven’t seen Orelana. I’ll keep looking for you…You will be the first to know unless you’ve grown tired of visiting me.” The misty mast became faster and jittery. “Please Malmisha, it saddens me to see you like this. I’ve brought friends that want to meet you.” Kelsey waved them to come closer. “This is Mick and Sam Simon.” The white phantom circled around the stiffened brothers as Samantha stepped into the group. Speed and agitation returned to the misty spirit over Kelsey. “No it’s not Orelana…No it’s not, this is Samantha Kelley…You’re right, that is her name for this life but her name has never been Orelana. See for yourself, it’s not her.”
The spirit levitated over Samantha then descended down. Remaining calm and still, she letting the entity explore every inch from hair to toes. She felt the cold bite from glancing touches of the mist. Exposed skin numbed to its touch as it slowly circled, creeping up and down her body.
Agitation laced in Kelsey’s voice. “Malmisha, that is rude. I didn’t bring friends here for you to feel up. You know it’s not Orelana so back off.” Malmisha peeled off Samantha and returned to a halo over Kelsey.
The trio watched the strange duo in front of them. Kelsey didn’t say a word but her face spoke volumes. Mouth dropped and eyes popped open to their full potential. Her mood changed just as a breeze flipped a lock of red hair across her reddening face. Teeth grind when her mouth slammed shut with a death glare squint, hiding angry blue eyes. “Why her,” arms folded across her chest in animosity. “Yes I’m angry at you!”
A pissed witch set Mick’s nerves on edge. He didn’t want to be in the line of fire with an angry witch but they needed to know what was going on. This one sided communication thing was getting him no where. Sucking in a deep breath and courage, he spoke up. “What’s going on? Remember we are only hearing one side of the conversation.”
Kelsey stepped out of the center to Samantha. The brothers drew in closer. “He wants your permission to posses you.”
A cool breeze whistled through the rocks as they all stand stunned silent. Samantha recovered from goose bumps and shock to echo Kelsey. “Why me?”
“He claims he wants to talk to all of us, through you.”
Sam instantly went on the defense. “I don’t like it. Something’s not right. She has known this spirit for almost all her life and never once it joined her. Now it wants to be all up in Sammie’s business. I tell you I don’t like it!”
His fingers raked through his hair, yanking hard at the roots, as Samantha wrapped hers fingers around his arm. “Baby please calm down. I can’t think straight when you’re upset.” Her focus retuned to Kelsey. “Why are you so angry?”
Kelsey’s eyes shifted to the brothers and back to Samantha. The anger melted away to embarrassment. “I’m sorry. It rather hurts my feelings that he would want to jump into a stranger, than me, after all this time we’ve spent together.”
“I fully understand, Take a deep breath and relax. I need to know something.”
Filling her lungs with the cold night’s air, she whoosh it out. “Ok, what is it?”
“You recently said you trust it-him, whatever…Do you still feel the same way?”
“Yes, I do.”
Peeking up to Sam, Samantha knew he wouldn’t like her decision. “I’m game to go but I think you would like a vote.”
An instant, “NO,” spouted out as Sam put the pressure stare on Mick.
Oh Man! Mick’s gaze covered the three waiting faces. They had to dump this in my lap. Give me a werewolf and I know what to do. A witch and spirit possession is so out of my league. “You think you can handle this?”
“It will be a new for me but like I said, I’m game.”
He closed in on Kelsey and kept his voice low, even though he knew they could still hear him. “You say you trust it.” She shook her head. “God you have no idea how hard this is for me.”
Samantha interrupted. “Mick, don’t pull your hair out over it. Go with what your gut is telling you right off the bat. You have great instincts.”
“Do it,” came out of Mick with no hesitations as Sam barked out, “Damn it Mick! We don’t know what we’re dealing with!”
Mick stood fast to his decision and faced Sam. “No we don’t but Kelsey does and I’m putting my trust into her knowledge.”
Sarcasm rang in the air. “Oh now you’re willing to trust a witch!”
Samantha grabbed his jean jacket’s collar and yanked him down face to face, ending the beginning of his rant. “You better take a deep breath and calm down pretty boy. I need you to be clear minded and grounded. Nothing will happen to me as long as you have my back.”
The concern, for him, in her soften eyes melted his hostility. Caging her in his arms and wrapping his energy around, he acted like a human shield inside out. The woman would throw herself in front of a bus!
She smiled mischievously at him. “You know that wouldn’t be a fair fight. The bus wouldn’t have a chance.” She hoped the shock of hearing his unguarded thoughts would throw his balance off long enough to shake his mood. “That’s right. It’s hard to control your thoughts when your mood swings are whacky.”
Good God what else has she heard from me? Uneasiness settled deeper as he wondered if his surprise was already blown. He studied her for a moment and decided it was still intact. Realizing she was using one of her favorite tactics of distraction, he slapped a stare down, eye to eye, forehead to forehead. “You are not bullet proof Samantha Kelley so don’t go doing idiotic things because it might be a grand new adventure for you.”
“Please, I deserve more credit than that. It will be a walk in the park. He can’t do anything with us literally surrounding him inside out.” She sensed something more stirred under the surface setting him on edge. She planned to dig it out of him, later.
Pulling her in for a deep desperate heated kiss, she pushed further into him but Mick’s throat clearing broke the spell of the kiss. Sam growled. “I don’t like it.”
“Noted, many times, let’s get this over with so we can get back to…us.”
Reluctantly, he moved out of Kelsey’s way and she jumped in to coach Samantha with a short permission evoketion spell.
“Showtime,” drawing in the cold night’s air Samantha slowly released it with all her tension. The strange words rolled off her lips as Malmisha descended down, twisting, covering every inch over her body, leaving a white milky haze of a shell. Reaching the end of the spell, like a dry sponge, her body absorbed the white misty shell encasing her. A sudden gasp of air pasted through her gritted teeth from the sharp shock of cold pain sinking into her bones. She had no more control.
© 2012 TKBickel
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