|Destination Starlight (standard:fantasy, 57441 words)|
|Author: Erwin A.Stevens||Added: Oct 01 2017||Views/Reads: 87/33||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The prelude to Healing Starlight, Return of Starlight, Forever Starlight. How Rijiin left the future and was taken to the past, where he found death and rebirth into a new century.|
Destination Starlight: Prelude to Healing Starlight Erwin Stevens: To: Gail Baudino, (and the Elves of Malvern): Thanks for the Inspiration to get me writing again, and your book's help and healing, "Alanae ea yolisi, Elthia!" Again for Mimi Stewart: For her eternal friendship and who died of cancer (1956-2009) To The DeAnza Rat pack: for your continued inspiration and long lasting friendship. The Synerchat BBS Members (1990-1995) - For the good times. A cold wind whipped as a steady snowfall of winter settled over the region known as Adria. The area is a fertile valley by the Aleser Mountains from the northern sea, to the lands in the south. It is the time of change in this region, what the elves would call the day of completion, where everything old is discarded making way for new. Walking alone, a cloaked figure makes his way along the paths deep in forest known as Malvern Forest. The lone person is that of an elf named Rijiin L'Theil, a now resident of this land, who was brought here through time and space over a year ago. As the elf walks back to the encampment of the elves, he is deep in thought, reminiscing to the past and his abrupt arrival in this time, from which he had come. He had been saved by the powers that belonged to the elves, from certain death, after being wounded by the soldiers of Hypperex where he had arrived from the twentieth century. Before that, however, a few hours before, he had been in the Mall in the twentieth century called Eastridge, and he had come for a party for a Bulletin Board called Synerchat at the local restaurant located there. He had merely come at the request of his friend and school-mate from college and ended up stepping through time and space, literally out of time. The elf grimaced at the memories that flooded his head, as he remembered that very day that he had arrived at the Mall, and had not been expecting all of this to happen to him during his visit to this place. Nathaniel stood in the midst of the falling rain on a Saturday morning, at nine o'clock, on the bus terminal one hundred feet from main buildings of Eastridge Mall. As he stood there, he glanced up at the falling rain that fell upon the city and suburbs of San Jose, coming for a gathering of people from the Synerchat Bulletin Board System. Here he was in the middle of everything, in the worst side of town in this city hating every minute of it. “But I did promise Joseph.” He thought, “I am a man of my word, so here I am. Although he would understand if I didn't show up.” This would be the third gathering that he had been to, ever and the people were less than cordial to him because of his online persona. They did not like him, and had conflicts with him all the time. But it was of his own doing, because of his arrogance and youth. His conflicts always seemed to be getting him into trouble and really he deserved what he got by coming to the gatherings. But he continued to come anyway, at the request of his school chum that he graduated with at the college he attended in the early nineties. The young man shook his head, and with a heaving sigh, he stepped into the narrow street that ran on either side of the deserted bus terminal. He turned his head, quickly scanning it. It is a long strip with an overhang roof in the center of it. It is strangely devoid of people and buses; despite it is early in the morning. Walking through the opening in the fence he entered the sprawling parking lot that surrounds the mall, through the falling rain with squishing footsteps toward his destination. He grimaced at the sight of the Red Robin™ that was located here at Eastridge and turning away from it that he walked toward the Sears and Roebucks™ side of the mall. He didn't quite want to arrive there, Click here to read the rest of this story (6630 more lines)
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