“The Crusades were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by the Pope and the Catholic Church, with the main goal of restoring Christian access to the Holy places in and near Jerusalem. These took place between the 11th and 13th centuries and based upon where we are today, it looks like they were not totally successful.” A little history lesson from the Lite was appropriate now as we were about to have our own expeditionary force enter the building…and hopefully the end of our Crusade.
If Jolie was right…and she seldom missed the mark, the Holy Men were behind these doors, but not by themselves. In order to give us enough power to deal with any armed resistance and to allow for unimpeded access to the Holy Men, I determine only four of us would enter the building. MYSELF, Stan, Bill & Jolie. That gave us the two similar but obviously distinct Lite’s, and four Elite with all the powers that come with that well earned status. With the exception of maybe Stan.
I decided to use the Lite Ring to force the doors open, surprising the humans inside long enough to quickly eliminate any threat. Bill and Stan would enter first with Jolie and MYSELF following closely behind. The rest of the Elite were stationed around the small building in two concentric circles. No one gets in….and no one gets out.
I opened MY cape and stood directly in front of the two doors..the blast was short but powerful. Bill and Stan rushed into the small room. The human guards, six of them, were spread out evenly on either side of three kneeling men. The humans were ready for us. The blast didn’t take them by surprise for very long and their weapons were already pointed at the door when Stan and Bill ran into the room. The Lite Ring blasts directed toward the six armed humans came just before the humans could fire their weapons. Six soldiers now stood motionless next to the Holy Men.
I looked around for Jolie and saw her standing in front of the three Holy Men. They were staring at her and she was printing something out on her Lite Papr cape. I decided to walk around the back of the still kneeling Holy Men to see what was keeping their eyes focused on Jolie’s cape. I took two steps toward the men and before I could get behind them or look at the words on the Lite Papr all three Holy Men stood up…all at the same time.
Jolie stood there with words and pictures moving across her small cape. One of the Holy Men raised his arm as if to reach out and touch the pictures or words on the black, Nano surface. Maybe this time we got their attention….