We headed out of the small, abandoned village to meet up with the other three Elite packs. Rest time or maybe I should say play time was over for Stan and Bill’s packs. It may be that the other Elite look at Jolie a little differently now…although the fact that she knows what I am thinking makes ME second guess everything I do…and that could be dangerous. For all of us.
The full moon is still up and the elongated shadows of fifty Elite drag along the sand dunes and rock formations. We should meet up with the other Elite soon. The two packs are walking side by side with Stan and Bill in the lead with MYSELF and Jolie at the rear. I have cautioned the pack leaders to look for any signs of Arabian soldiers….either on foot, horseback or in flying machines. Once we re-group we will set out to Jerusalem immediately and begin our search for the Holy Men.
“I am concerned,” the Lite said, ” that the Holy Men will be as resistive to changes in their religious constructs as were the Spiritual Guides. Reluctance to accept the changes on the part of both groups will be cause for more direct action on our part. Action that will put their religions in jeopardy.” I could only wonder what those actions would be as I have always believed our journey would be a success. What was it the Lite intended to do if we failed? The power of the fifty Elite I thought to MYSELF…the power!
The glow of the morning sun began to push the night away as we drew closer to the meeting place. Up ahead I could just make out a large rise in the sandy terrain. It was what they called a sand dune. It would be tall enough to hide the Elite and the side not facing us was in shadow this time of the morning. MY guess was the other thirty Elite were parked in the shadow.
As we approached the dune I saw the two female leaders, Jill and Nora standing near the top. Steve and his pack were still down in the shadowed area. I gathered all the packs together and we discussed the results of our meeting with the Spiritual Guides. The Lite then told them what it had just told ME about the importance of shifting the beliefs of both groups and the significance of locating the Holy Men. This last part of our journey…MY journey …..I started to have that uneasy feeling again.
“I will find the Holy Men…just like I found the Guides. I also think I can make them understand the importance of our mission.” The little one sounded very confident. Did she feel MY apprehension, MY fear? She had the Lite. But WHY did she have the Lite? What could she do with her Lite that I couldn’t do with MY Lite? Was there something that happened to the Lite during the transformation process on LiteWorld? I had other questions….then I remembered…the little one is still listening.