The ability to travel long distances in a very short time is one very special capability for the Elite. This has been done three times; to and from this planet to LiteWorld and then from one continent to another. It is, however, a somewhat limited ability in that it can only be done once every 30 earth days…so it had to be used for a good reason.
Our ability to sway the Holy Men or should I say, Jolie’s Lite’s ability to sway them was one reason we needed to travel quickly back to Mecca. We needed to get them together with the Spiritual Guides before they changed their minds again. And, there was no guarantee that the combined forces of the Elite, Lite and Holy Men were going to alter the Guides religious dogma. But the Lite, MY Lite was telling ME the end of our journey was nearly completed and this trip for some of MY Elite was necessary.
The NanoMaterials were continuing to evolve and the new NanoTube structures that were stronger than any steel found on this planet, were slowly replacing the muscle material for all the Elite. The energy producing NanoMaterials were also getting more efficient so the Elite could, in essence, operate 24 hours a day with little or no rest. These improvements would be needed before the journey and our mission was over….there may be a reason for these changes happening now.
After Stan nodded approval that he had seen the words I wrote in the sand, I quickly erased them with my hand. “Stan,” I thought, “your pack along with Bill’s will go back to Mecca. Jolie found the Guides once before, I’m sure she can find them again…assuming they are still in Mecca.” Stan looked at ME, “right boss.” Bill nodded in agreement.
Getting the Holy Men to Mecca would require us to use the Lite Wrapping and perhaps some small amount of the Lite Ring to introduce some of the Nanomaterials used by the Elite for this purpose. We explained the plan to the Holy Men in as much detail as we could and hoped they understood their role in this mission. It would take MY Lite, Jolie’s Lite, the Holy Men and some significant persuasion to get the Spiritual Guides to alter their religious dogma.
The two Elite packs were lined up side by side with Stan and Bill at the head of each group of 10 Elite. Jolie was jumping up and down and projecting the words..”Let’s Go, Let’s Go!” on her cape. I tried to ignore her but the rest of the Elite were watching her and then ME to see how I would react to this demonstration. I decided to walk over to Stan and Bill and avoid the little one for now.
“The trip should be very short…a few minutes at most. We are going at night as you will have a better chance of running into any more humans…and most importantly any dogs. I know the Spiritual Guides will be well hidden this time and probably protected by a large number of armed soldiers. Look for the greatest concentration of flying machines…possibly an indication of their location.”
Stan and Bill nodded and then the two Elite packs slowly lifted from the road. Very quickly they disappeared into the night. I was about to turn around and give some new instructions when the other one with the Lite contacted ME. I was not surprised to hear from her but disturbed by what she said……”Light to Lite, Lite for life, tell my story to the night.”