Okay. I stopped looking up at him and stared straight ahead over his shoulder. I don’t know what to say to that.
Rhage was the last of the line-up, and strangely, he seemed to be in the worst shape. At least his Mary was by his side.It’s going to be okay, iAm lied.
The truth was, he didn’t know what the fuck was going to happen next.You gotta give me something to do, Hollywood said around his gritted teeth. I gotta … I gotta do something.You’re here. That’s enough.
iAm embraced the guy and then kept going to the entrance to the locker room. Pushing his way inside, he stilled and just breathed for a couple of moments. Then he proceeded to the lockers immediately on the right.There were four Nike bags in four separate units, and he took them out one after another. Strapping two on either side, he hefted the heavy weights and squeezed back out through the door.
In the tradition of the Shadows, remains were cleansed with sacred minerals and purified water over and over again while a litany of prayers was said forward and backward. Then there was a wrapping process with fragrant cloth, followed by wax that had to be melted on.
He was about to pass by Rhage again when he stopped and frowned."No," I say again. "Fighting isn't the answer. As long as both sides continue to seek blood for past sins, they will destroy each other. It will never end."
She cocks her bald head, her tribal tattoos catching the moonlight. "Right now, it is the only choice we have. You must choose, Princess Arianna. You must choose who you are. Are you the Midnight Star, sent to save your people? Or are you a pawn of the demons, aiding them in killing and enslaving our kind? Who will you be?"Her words fade and her body turns to mist, disappearing into the night.
I walk back to my bed and sit on the edge, shaking from nerves, fear. I don't know what the right path is, but I'm sure all the ones that have been presented to me thus far are wrong.The rain dies down. The lightning and thunder stop. I try to go back to sleep, but it will not come. I can't settle my mind or rest my body. I keep glancing at my window waiting for another visit, another attack.