“So you’re sure everything is ok?”
“Yes, mommy. Uncle Tony and I are good. We even had Chinese for dinner last night.”
“Ok, beti, I’ll see you soon. Be a good girl.”
Jax hangs up the phone and looks around the small office. The hospice is quiet for the night, with only the faintest ping of a medical monitor or a scuff of faint footfalls.
At least everything is going ok back home. I’m glad I was worried about nothing after all….
Sitting bolt upright in the chair, Jax grabs the small bag of green powder from her pocket and inhales a pinch. Within seconds a feeling of mental focus rises within the young woman as the mundane world fades into grayness, replaces by bright auras of life and magic.
Carefully making her way back out to the hallway, Jax stays hidden in the shadows as she scans for auras moving about in the darkness. So much of what she sees is unfamiliar and difficult to interpret, but within moments she finds her prey.
The small creature can only be a grey, but next to it floats a dark and sinister form that is difficult to even look at directly. Feelings of dread and revulsion threaten to overwhelm her, forcing Jax to focus only on the small alien. The intruders slide into one of the rooms and hover near a child’s bed before the occupant gently floats out and back down the hallway toward the entrance.
The actress follows carefully and at a distance for many blocks, shivering miserably but only partly due to the cold night air. Several times she almost reveals herself to the alien abductors when the horribly oppressive aura of the grey’s companion threatens to overwhelm her composure.
After what seems like an eternity of darkness, cold and dread, the aliens and their prize arrive at an abandoned warehouse or factory. The dilapidated chain-link fence is plugged with rusted cars and the ‘gates’ of the place are heavily armored school buses. The entire area is blanketed with an even stronger aura of despair, darkness and horror, forcing Jax to turn back voluntarily or run screaming in madness.
Wrapping herself even tighter in the woolen shawl, Jax begins the long cold walk home.
Probably just found the Initiates new hideout. Going to need everyone’s help to deal with that place. Hopefully their American job will be done soon.
Assuming they don’t do something stupid like shoot the President…