The Fortune Teller
June 14, 2343
The Fortune Teller slid out of her bed that early morning. She packed a few items in to bag she would need when traveling deep into the jungle. Once she finds Alexander, she'd read his mind and know his future. The question was would she see him as an Omen or an Angel?
As she entered the jungle, her rough skinned feet never stepped onto sticks, twigs, or insects. She didn't even had to look where she was stepping. Vega's sunlight beamed through the forest as she traveled. The forest was an easy place to blend in with the environment, perfect to hide Alexander.
She moved as if she were a ghost or a snake. A house was found at a clearing of the forest. The boy must be there hiding with his mother and Nadnerb. She looked around to see if anyone spotted her.
"Everything is quiet," she thought. She listened to find a voice and there wasn't. "This is too easy!" She chuckled as she entered the house. "They have got to protect the boy from me better than that."
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's not going to give up on herself. Her eyes burned with hunger for his mind. She snarled, "Now where did they hide that boy?!"
She got out of the house and found a path that went deep into the jungle. The boy must be at the forest's meadow. So she traveled down the path and squeezed though the thicker vegetation.
Then the Fortune Teller found footprints. Footprints had four toes and a thick back toe made by a tall male Cobain. The other prints from a young female human and a young boy. Hot on their trail, she followed to see where those footprints went.
As she continued, she cut through boulder-sized leaves that blocked her path. An army of purple ants scattered across and she waited until it was safe to continue. She had been on that trail for a few hours, but to her it felt like time went by fast. Then came upon a meadow covered with red and blue flowers six feet tall everywhere. Strawberries and coconut fragrance mixed into the air. "They must be hiding the boy in the flowers," she thought.
Then the Fortune Teller heard a young woman laughing and a man telling funny stories. She heard a boy running after butterflies, Alexander's favorite hobby. She went through her bag to look for something to trick Alexander's protectors. She found two mirrors, one with a spell and the other to attract the boy.
She crouched to the ground as if she was going to pounce on a deer. She crawled up just twelve feet near his family. As she raised the mirror without the spell, Alexander saw the reflection.
"Mother, what is it?" asked Alexander. He began to run to the Fortune Teller without knowing she was there.
They turned to where he was going; the Fortune Teller raised the second mirror. The two froze as stone right as they saw it. This spell the Fortune Teller put on them would only last for ten minutes. This gives 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 smiled at him and acted as though she cared for him. Alexander read her as a book to make sure she won't trick him. He felt that he won’t be harmed, so he trusted her.
"Are you ready for me to tell your future?" she asked.
"Yes," he answered.
"Perfect!" she said and 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 puts his hand on the orb and so did the Fortune Teller. It was a big mistake as she closed her eyes. As she began to read his future, she saw Nadnerb walking towards a temple where Alexander was born. The sky became dark with large ships blocked their sunlight. Then these ships threw fireballs to the city. The ground shook and everything got caught on fire. An army of demons landed on the surface and slaughtered everyone.
"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!"
Alexander screamed "Mother!" His scream caused the Fortune Teller's spell to weaken and 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 tight. Nadnerb should have known she would find him. He looked upon 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.
"Hag!" screamed Helen as she held Alexander deep into her chest as she tried 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 a pouch of powder and threw it to the ground and she disappeared. The family was having fun in the meadow until she appeared. Nadnerb feared of a huge outbreak of panic and riot.
"Both you and Alexander stay together and not let anyone near you, understand?" he commanded them. "As soon as the witch is dead, we will travel far away and everything will start over for us."
"What can we do? Are we going to die?" cried Alexander as he held his mother tightly.
"No we are not going to die!" Nadnerb shouted. "We are going to travel north to the pole. There are rocky islands scattered around, one of them has a cave where we could rebuild a new home. Now go, pack you things and I will try to persuade her to stop this uprising!"
He ran out of the jungle and entered the city. When he got into the city, the Fortune Teller started getting everyone's attention by yelling the end was near. She appeared at the forum and a huge crowd surrounded her. Nadnerb swam through the crowd as he attempted to kill her. He took out his knife and leaped right into the Fortune Teller. But she blocked his strike and knocked him to the ground. Then 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 began to panic. A few started running to their homes to get out of the city. But a few formed a group joining the Fortune Teller 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 standing next to her and 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 an angry mob had formed. He started getting up, but one male member of the Fortune Teller's group pinned him with a knife on his throat.
"You are a traitor 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!" 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. The Fortune Teller's group looked up and dropped their weapons as the sky blacked. The people ran into their homes as if a hurricane was about to hit hard. Nadnerb looked and saw in horror a huge fleet of warring ships hovering high above the sky.