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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Short Story: Big Trouble in Little Hela {Chapter 2 of 4}

A shy stutterer became friends with a narcoleptic girl, a telepath that looks surprisingly like the Roswell alien, a guy with three eyes, a water breathing princess with blue skin and a girl who can split herself into three people. From that day forward, he became Savant, the boy with a saber tooth tiger in his head. He along with his friends are Team Savant, the greatest cadet action team in the known universe.To read the previous chapter click Here.



“Why can I see you?” Zorn asked.
“Because you are a powerful telepath,” Elmo said.
Nathaniel broke through the ghostly from of Elmo and stood in front of him. “Who is Elmo?” he signed.
“He—“
“It would be better if you used your telepathy to let him communicate with us and observe through your eyes.”
Zorn placed his hand on his temple. “Done.”
Nathaniel immediately jumped back into a defensive stand. He signed frantically.
“I mean you no harm,” Elmo said. “My name is Elmo and you will find that you can speak fluidly.”
Nathaniel eyes shifted from Zorn to Elmo. “What is going on?”
“I am a reality hopper. Raiders attacked my shuttle and the reality shuttle tore through this reality. I’ve essentially caused a hernia in your reality and it must be fixed immediately, or—“
“The two realities will collapse?” Nathaniel asked.
“Eh no. Maybe. Typically the old one disappears, creating a new one. Your friend can attest it is a painful loss for those capable of remembering.”
“He believes that this reality is wrong,” Nathaniel said, “but this is my reality.”
“No, it is not. This is the reality you are aware of. Your mind is amazing but you are no telepath,” Elmo said.
Nathaniel shrugged. “It doesn’t matter. The risk of both realities collapsing is too high.”
“Yes, but improbable.”
Nathaniel folded his arms. “Why should I trust your judgment? You appear to be telling the truth, but you are the cause of this problem.”
“Understood.”
The market place hushed and the people around them bowed low. Even Nathaniel dropped to one knee. It took Zorn a moment to discover the source of the reverence. Isis came through the main doors followed by Angela and Jon. Isis surveyed the area, chin held high, dressed in regal armor, which wore more like a bathing suit than a suit of armor. Angela and Jon wore comfortable casual wear, and yet a blaster protruded from their hips.
Nathaniel broke their connection. “G—get d—down.”  
Zorn stood motionless.
“Is this pervert the reason, why you are taking so long Lord Nathaniel?”
Zorn frowned. “Pervert?”
“M—my ah—apologies m—my queen,” Nathaniel said. “I d—didn’t realize th—the time.”
She grabbed him under his arm. “You do not bow to me.” She lifted him to his feet. “After all, you are my future king.”
“O—old h—h—habit.”
She shook her head. “I suppose you will never change.” She turned to Zorn. “Angela. This knight has forgotten how to bow.”
Angela swiftly moved to Zorn’s side. “Sorry.”
“What?” In the blink of an eye. Left became right. Up became down, and Zorn was on his face, slowly registering the pain. “Owww… This reality sucks.”
“I—Isis. H—he is my fr—friend.”
“Yes, and I have questioned that since day one of meeting the two of you. What does he want this time and sweetheart, I love you, but if this is a long story, please use your hands.”
Zorn turned sideways enough to view the end of Nate’s explanation.
“If this is true. All I know will change. What if—we are dead in this reality?”
“This reality may collapse if we do nothing,” Nathaniel said after re-establishing his connection with Zorn. “But whether it does or not, we have a duty to put things right.”
“How? How are you able to speak without—”
“According to our invisible friend. In Zorn’s reality, I speak like this all the time. Isis, I cannot sit and do nothing.”
“I fear losing you.”
“You can’t,” he said. “I will always be by your side. In this reality and the next one.”
Her knees nearly buckled. Embarrassed. She stood up straight and turned her eyes elsewhere. “Well, at any rate, I order you to find this problem and fix it, and before the reality changes you must come to my side, if you are able…. So we may travel into this reality together.”
“My queen,” Angela said. “Should we aid Lord Nathaniel?”
Isis turned to Nathaniel. “How may we help?”
“I don’t know right now. Telepathy is our most useful tool,” Nathaniel said. “If I need your incredible strength or intellect I will seek you.”
“As you wish.” Isis turned around and took three steps toward the door. She stopped and looked back over her shoulder. “I will be waiting for you.” As she left, more and more of the people stood to their feet.
Certain of his safety, Zorn finally stood. “Why does she hate me?”
“You have no memories of this reality?”
“No.”
“You peeked during a public bath?”
“Public bath?”
“Yes, Isis, Angela, Kagome, Marcella and Levision were bathing in a public bath, and you had the bright idea to go spy on the girls.”
“No way.”
“We were ten, we didn’t know any better.”
“Ten? We have been friends since we were ten in this reality?”
“Yes.”
“Wait—you were caught too.”
“Yes.”
“Why isn’t she mad at you?”
“They were mad at me, all but Isis. She said that we were even since she had spied on me when I was eight.”

The End of Chapter two of Big Trouble in Little Hela
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