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70. The Dark Side of LiteWorld

Terrified, the dogs were barking, yelping and clawing at the air like they were drowning in water. The animals were not alone. All of the humans, citizen and soldier alike were dancing in the air and not just those closest to the little one. For as far as Stan and Bill could see the entire population of Mecca was air bound with the exception of the flying machines, which were now on the ground. Stan knew that even collectively, all the 50 Elite would not have enough control over their Lite Rings to amass the power required to do this.

The “writing in the sand” conversation with the Entity provided the solution to this problem. Stan was about to take over the operation completely. “Jolie.” Stan tried to get her attention. “Yes Stan.” She knew what Stan was about to say.” You know I can hold these people and planes and stuff like this and still help you find the Guides.” Stan had to think quickly. The entire city of Mecca and probably the world now knew where they were. They needed to get the Guides but if Jolie reversed her power the small number of Elite would have a real challenge finding the Guides while fending off a few million humans at the same time.

“Jolie, I don’t doubt your abilities. I do need to make sure we can get to the Spiritual Guides and get them and us to a safe place. Do you know exactly where they are?”¬† Jolie stood still and moved her head back and forth then showed Stan where they were. She didn’t tell him or point in their direction. Instead a red laser beam shot out from her Lite and placed a fairly large red dot on a door attached to a small building 300 yards away. “There they are.” Stan looked at the red laser and dot and noticed the laser passed through, or in this case, drilled through about 200 humans on the way from Jolie to the door.

Stan motioned to Bill and the other Elite to head down to the dotted door and make sure the Guides were there. He hoped the little one was correct but his trust¬† level had dropped significantly over the past few days and now he wanted…no he needed to make sure they were there.

Jolie continued to hold up the citizens of Mecca who were now spinning and twirling in the air. Some of them getting motion sickness and spraying breakfast or dinner onto the ground. Bill and the Elite got to the building marked by the dot. The door was locked so they used the Lite Ring and blew the door inward. They looked around and didn’t see the Guides right away because they were plastered against the ceiling of the room along with four guards. Stan was following the mission. Once he knew they found the Guides he asked Jolie if she could just lower those seven people in that one building. “Sure can.”

Bill and the Elite were ready for the Guides when they came down to the floor. The four guards were stunned by one of the Elite just before they could get their legs. The Guides were dazed and very reluctant to come with the Elite. Gentle use of the Lite Ring solved that problem. Bill used the Lite Wrapping and covered the three guides and made them all reflective. They were then carried out of the small building and brought back to the spot where Stan and Jolie were now standing.

Stan looked at Bill. “Let’s get back to the sand dunes. Jolie will stay here for a short time and let her keep up her good work..so to speak.” Stan was now making fun at Jolie’s expense. “Stan!” Jolie yelled into his head. “How long do you want me to stay here?” Stan looked at Bill. ” Until the Entity gets here.”

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About the Author

Don Musilli started his journey as entrepreneur and businessman. Surveyed the sky above as a private pilot and lived in the sea below as a scuba diver. Looked at the future through the words of Asimov, Clark, Heinlein, Herbert and Ellison. Learned a new way to write technical blogs and make them readable… and then created LiteWorld to extend his journey.

You can reach him in the dark at: dmlite@liteworldonline.com