The Fortune Teller
June 14, 2343
The Fortune Teller woke up early that morning to travel deep into the jungle. Once she finds Alexander, she'll read his mind and know his future. She was eager to know everything about him. The question is would she see him as an Omen or an Angel?
As she entered the jungle, she took off her sandals and watched her step so she wouldn't step onto a snake, lizard, rodent, sticks, twigs, or insects. The sunlight from Vega beamed through the forest as she traveled. The forest was a very easy place to get lost and blend in with the environment, which was perfect to hide Alexander.
She moved as if she were a ghost or a snake. Then she found their house at a clearing of the forest. She thought the boy was in there hiding with his mother Helen and Nadnerb. She looked around to see if anyone was watching her. They were nowhere in sight.
"Everything is quiet," she thought. She listened to find a voice and there wasn't. "This is too easy!" She chuckled as she was about to enter the house. "They have got to protect the boy from me better than that."
As she got inside, she found the place deserted. They may have known she was coming. She searched all the rooms, under the beds, under the furniture, in the cabinets, everywhere. No one was home.
"This is going to be harder to find the boy now," grumbled the Fortune Teller.
Even though the house was empty, she wasn't going to give up. Her eyes burned with hunger for his mind. She was considered an enemy to them. She thought, "If that was the case, so be it!"
She got out of the house and tried to figure out where else the boy could be. Then she found a path that went deep into the jungle. The boy must be at the very depth of the jungle. As she traveled down the path, the forest became thicker.
Then the Fortune Teller found footprints. Some of the footprints with four toes and a thick back toe were made by a tall male Cobain. The other footprints were made by a young female Human, and a young boy. The boy's family made those footprints. She was hot on their trail! All she had to do was follow to see where those footprints went.
She traveled on that trail for a few hours, but to her it felt like time went by fast. As she traveled on the trail, she came upon a meadow. There were flowers everywhere. The flowers were about six feet tall and the colors were red and whitish blue. They smelled like a mix of strawberries and coconut. "They must be hiding the boy in the flowers," she thought.
She then heard voices. The voices sounded like a young woman laughing along with a small boy and a man telling some funny stories. She also heard the boy running after butterflies, which was his favorite hobby. She was very close to the boy now. This was like a scene from a slasher film, where the victim wasn't aware of any danger.
She carried her bag filled with items used for fortune telling, spells, and magic. She looked for something to trick Helen and Nadnerb as well as attracting the boy's attention. She found a mirror, which reflected sunlight. But this was no ordinary mirror; she was going to use it to put a spell on Helen and Nadnerb. She also had another mirror without a spell only to attract the boy.
She crouched to the ground as if she were going to pounce on a deer. She crawled up just about twelve feet near his family. Then she raised the mirror without the spell. Then Alexander saw the reflection and wondered what it was.
"Mother, what is it?" asked Alexander. Then he began to run to the Fortune Teller without knowing she was there.
As soon as Helen and Nadnerb saw the reflection, the Fortune Teller raised the second mirror with the spell. As soon as the two saw the reflection, they froze like stone. This spell the Fortune Teller put on them would only last for about ten minutes. That would give her enough time to find out the boy's future.
Alexander didn't pay attention while he ran up to where he saw the reflection. As he ran, he came face to face with her. He froze in fear as his eyes were locked into hers.
"Well hello there, child," she smiled. "Don't worry, I don't mean you any harm."
"Who are you?" Alexander was spooked.
"I am a fortune teller! I can read anyone's future. Not only can I read people's future, I can perform magic tricks!" said the fortune teller.
"My mother says I am not allowed to talk to strangers," he said.
"I am no stranger! I am a friend of your uncle," she lied.
"What is his name?" he asked.
"Nadnerb!" she answered.
Alexander thought she was telling the truth. She knew his uncle's name was Nadnerb, which would tell him that she was a friend. She smiled at him and acted as though she cared for him. Alexander read her like a book to make sure she was not hiding something. He felt that she was not going to harm him, so he trusted her.
"Are you ready for me to tell your future?" she asked.
"Yes," he answered.
"Perfect!" she said. She had come all this way to read his future. She took out an orb from her bag to read his future.
"Here is how we are going to do this; you will place your hand on the orb, and I will place my hand on the orb too and my other hand on your head and then I will read your future," she instructed. "Now let us begin!"
So Alexander put his hand on the orb and so did the Fortune Teller. Then she put her hand on his head and closed her eyes. It was a big mistake.
As she began to read his future, she saw the city with her people minding their own business. She saw Nadnerb walking towards a temple where Alexander was born when all of a sudden, the sky became dark. The Cobains looked up and saw large ships blocking their sunlight and then the ships threw fireballs to the city. The ground shook, the city was catching on fire, and everyone was running in panic. Then an army of demons landed on the surface and killed everyone!
"Omen! You are a demon!" screamed the angry Fortune Teller. "Your blood must be shred for this world!"
Being called an Omen and Demon scared Alexander. He was so scared that he could not run, hide, or protect himself. The Fortune Teller took a sacred dagger out of her bag and snarled, "Your blood must be shed!"
Then Alexander screamed "Mother!" His scream caused the Fortune Teller's spell to weaken and had set Nadnerb and Helen free. As they heard his scream, they rushed to his rescue. Helen grabbed him from the fortune teller and held him tightly as she could. Nadnerb was supposed to not let that happened. He had failed to protect Alexander from the Fortune Teller. He turned to Alexander and Alexander's eyes had tears of fear. Then he looked at the fortune teller with anger.
Nadnerb grabbed the dagger from the Fortune Teller, aimed it at her, and yelled angrily, "What did you do?!"
"I saw our own future from that demonic creature!" she was horrified.
"Don't you ever call him that!" screamed Helen.
"What did you do to us?!" demanded Nadnerb.
"I put a spell on you and the young woman so that you would not know I am here," she confessed.
"You are a hag!" screamed Helen as she held Alexander deep into her chest as she trying to get him to calm down.
"I saw the end of us! We are all going to get killed by the Omen and your army of demons!" screamed the fortune teller.
Helen remembered Alexander's nightmare about the demons and his nightmare was his future. Her eyes were filled with horror. She and her own family were about to die. She couldn't let him die.
"I have to warn everyone! That demon will kill us!" alerted the Fortune Teller.
"The only one who will be killed is you!" roared Nadnerb.
As soon as he said that, he charged at her with the dagger. But the Fortune Teller took out some powder and threw it to the ground and she disappeared. The family was having fun in the meadow until the Fortune Teller showed up. Nadnerb feared there would be a huge outbreak of panic and riot.
"Both you and Alexander stay together and not let anyone near you, understand?" he commanded.
"Yes! I am very scared!" Helen worried.
"As soon as the witch is dead, we will travel far away and everything will start over for us," Nadnerb said.
"What can we do? Are we going to die?" cried Alexander as he held his mother tightly.
"We will just travel to an island that no one knows except me, no one lives on that island so we will survive," said Nabnerb.
He ran as fast as he could to get out of the jungle and into the city. When he got into the city, the Fortune Teller started getting everyone's attention by saying that the end was near and demons were coming! The Vega star was setting, making everything dark. She was at the center of the city and a huge crowd surrounded her with fear. Nadnerb swam through the crowd as he was about to kill her. He took out his knife and leaped right into the Fortune Teller. But the Fortune Teller blocked his strike and knocked him out with a rock. After she knocked him out, she began her speech.
"My people listen to me! Alexander known as the "Child of the Heavens" is a demon! We have been deceived by our lords! The child did not come from our lords, the lords we trusted ever since we emerged! Now they can never be trusted! Today, I searched for this boy, looked into his mind, and saw our horrifying future!
"I saw ships from the sky destroying our city, ships full of demons! We will be running for our dear lives, but the demons will track us down and will all die! He and his mother are responsible for bringing them to our world!"
Then everyone started panicking and screaming in terror. Some started running to their homes and getting out of the city. But some started forming a group with the Fortune Teller to try to kill Helen and Alexander. They each had knives, clubs, and farm equipment to be used as weapons.
"We must shed their blood to save our world from the demons," said a male Cobain raising his pitchfork.
"And shedding their blood is what we will do!" declared the Fortune Teller.
Many agreed with her and started getting any tools for weapons. Then Nadnerb woke and saw that an angry mob was formed. He was about to get up, but one male member of the fortune teller's group threw him down and was about to slit his throat.
"You are a trader to the entire world!" hissed the male member of the Fortune Teller's group.
But this man was whacked in the back by Noremac. She helped Nadnerb get back up, but she was upset with him.
"Mother, I failed! The Fortune Teller tricked me and formed an angry mob!" confessed Nadnerb.
"Never mind that, where is Alexander?!" shouted Noremac.
"He and Helen are deep in the jungle away from the tree house. I told her to travel far away from the city so that no one can find him," he said.
"You have to get them to safety! I have heard about this future from the fortune teller! A storm is coming!" she warned.
"A storm?" he asked.
"This future that the Fortune Teller read from Alexander's mind, it is happening now!" she stated. Nadnerb looked and saw in horror a huge fleet of Helbot ships high above the sky.