|Chapter 5 ~ Alfheim - part 2|
|Istanna turns into a dragon egg after
meeting Shadowfax, a unicorn, who took her magic so she could regenerate
once again. Now Fortana, a light elf, meets the group and the hunt
begins for the missing necklace.
[Fortana] "Wow! So that's how it's done..."
[SpaceDog] "How long has he been standing there?"
[Rosemary-chan Bon] "He's been watching Shadowfax the whole time! I don't think he means any harm. He might even be the guide we've been looking for."
[SpaceDog] "Close your eyes everyone because you did not see what I'm about to do."
[Fortana] "Wow! So that's how its done...."
[SpaceDog] "Well I knew this would happen. In fact it happens every 600 cycles or so and this is the 3rd time I've helped out in the rebirth event with Shadowfax as ward. Are you here for a reason?"
[Fortana] "How did you... you're a magic user?"
[SpaceDog] "Heavens no! I believe in science and magic is just unexplained science, or so I keep telling myself, me and I. By the way, my name is... just call me SpaceDog for the time being. Later we can get formal introductions."
[Fortana] "My name is Fontana and I am a warden of the forest. It's a pleasure to meet you and witness the rebirth. I've been worried about Shadowfax for some time and often look after him thought he never knows I'm here."
[SpaceDog] "Fortana, you may not be aware of this, but Shadowfax knows you as the Guardian of Ljosalfheim Forest and not just a warden. Because you hide in the shadows, he thinks you're shy."
[Fortana] "Really? When did he tell you that? I've never herd him speak until the cat changed into a baby dragon and Shadowfax got his horn back."
[SpaceDog] "Let's go meet the group."
[Fortana] "That's some trick. Do you ever use it to get information from someone who is hiding something, like the truth?"
[SpaceDog] "It does not work unless you trust the other 100% and after Shadowfax explained the situation, he knew I could trust you."
[Fortana] "Shadowfax, I see you have your magic back and it was marvelous seeing the rebirth take place. How long have you been watching me?"
[Shadowfax] "Fontana... I've been watching you since you were born. How do you think I got the name Shadowfax? Well my name was once Shadow Fox cause I looked like a fox when I was young and I have always been in the shadows either hiding from those who would steal magic through my blood, sweat and tears, while I was watching over the Guardians of the Galaxy like the Vanr standing next to you."
[Shadowfax] "Star Lord SpaceDog, how long have I been watching your heroic deeds?"
[SpaceDog] "This is the 3rd rebirth between you and Istanna... I've helped your mother, Wind Walker, and Istanna with the rebirth ceremony 4 times and have known you 600 cycles before that, so it must be about 4800 cycles since I was there to celebrate your birth and it was I that named you Fox Shadow, but you changed it. That's a little over 5,250 years..."
[Trixie] "You remember I was there last time. After SpaceDog rescued me, he took me back in time to meet you and saw the last rebirth of Istanna and you gave me the ability to speak with telepathy and do this."
[Shadowfax] "Yes I do remember. You needed a way to escape if you were ever caught by that evil creature. I sensed you were so afraid, so I gave you some powers to help you survive and it seems you still have those powers."
[Lady Robin] "How old are you Spacie? I only heard of this stuff in fairy tales."
[Panda Kitti] "Meow! SpaceDog is older then the pyramids of Egypt Meeeoooowww! Me thinks meows just a new born kitten, meow!"
[LeeZee] "You said I'm a demigoddess, so how long do they live commander?"
[SpaceDog] "How long would you like to live LeeZee? You all can live a very full lives even if it's only a few cycles or several dozen millennium. What really matters is, what you do with the life you are given. Do you want to help others in the worlds we live in, or would you want to extinguish life from those with little to no time that's left as a moral being. Some insects only live a few micro-arns and some creatures, Gods and Goddesses can live forever."
[Shadowfax] "Now fate is the preordained course of your life that will occur because of, or in spite of your actions. How long you live is your fate. Destiny on the other hand is a set of predetermined events within your life that you take an active course in shaping. You are all here on this fateful day, but no matter how you traveled; walking, riding, flying, swimming and even quantum entanglement, you were destined to be here..."
[Fortana] "It looks like you may or may not need a guide through the forest. What is your destination and is there anything I can do to help you on your journey?"
[Shadowfax] "I need to rest and will be on my way but I'm sure we will all meet again before SpaceDog whisks you out of this realm after he has completed his task, am I correct? Better still, I will see you all tonight if fate allows it. Fontana, take these people to the Village of Elders if you don't mind."
[Lady Robin] "Excuse me! Everyone! Would it be to much to ask, if I could capture an image of this group using my phone?"
[SpaceDog] "I don't think there will be any objections, however, if you want that device to capture us all, we will need to all be holding on to one another hand in hand and you need to touch it to the tip of Shadowfax's horn first."
[Lady Robin] "Why's that?"
[SpaceDog] "Magic creatures cannot be imaged without direct consent first and that's why you will rarely see a picture of a real unicorn."
[SpaceDog] "Okay now. Fontana, can you take me to the elders? I've met most in the past, but they may not recognize me since its been almost a millennium and I'm bad with names."
[Shadowfax] "I see you are in good hands and I must trot off, but I will accompany you all as far as the path to the village."
[LeeZee] "So we need to talk and you need to tell me about me being a succubus and how am I a demigoddess?"
[SpaceDog] "Remember I said you have a way of finding out information with negotiation skills? That is why you are here with us and why I chose you for this journey. Now don't let me shock you, but I know who your parents are or should I say, who they were before they were betrayed and you were left in my custody in another time and place."
[LeeZee] "What? Another time and place? Are you trying to confuse me?"
[SpaceDog] "You were born in Massachusetts in 1692 during the peak of the Salem witch trials. Both your parents were killed unjustly shortly after you were handed over to me. It was me that brought you to the 20th century and put you in a foster home. Unfortunately the foster home I put you in was soon over run by debit due to drug addiction and when your foster parents were imprisoned, you were turned over to an orphanage. You were raised by another family when adopted at the age of six and they kept in touch with me until just a few years ago."
[LeeZee] "What can you tell me about my real parents? Were they witches?"
[SpaceDog] "They were Fay. It's a class of non-humans that have lived on Midgard throughout the ages. They live with the humans and often look human as well. Many Fay have powers that humans can't comprehend and are cursed as evil. However, some are dark and some are not. Most of your power have not surfaced."
[SpaceDog whispers] "When all your power have matured, you will be able to get both people and creatures to obey your every command with just a touch on their skin. Not only will they obey you, but also tell you all their most dark and hidden secrets. Those are just some of your powers!"
[LeeZee] "What can you tell me about my parents?"
[SpaceDog] "You will need to know more about yourself before I can tell you about them. Sorry, but if I tell you too much too quickly, you might not ever gain the powers you need to survive the awakening."
[LeeZee] "And what is this awakening? Can it kill me? Will I become stronger? Do I have control as to when this awakening happens?"
[SpaceDog] "My sister will tell you all you need to know and your awakening is coming soon. When all your powers wake up, it could kill you. I can only see you survive and be stronger in many ways. Do yourself a favor and just trust me, Okay?"
[Lady Robin] "What's going on here? Am I missing something important?"
[LeeZee] "SpaceDog is madly in love with you and wanted to give me some advice! Now go spend some time with him. I need to go cuddle with my kitten over there."
[Fortana] "Oh dear! What have I done to deserve such gratitude and we only just met?"
The White Witches
[Angela telepath] 'I am Angela, a white magic witch. May I ask what you are doing here?'
[Panda Kitti telepath] 'Meow! I'm Panda Kitti. We are on a quest to find a necklace stolen from Odin and meow we are following Fontana to his village. Meow!'
[Panda Kitti] "Meow, SpaceDog?!?!?"
[SpaceDog] "Yhw si a hctiw gniwollof su? Era uoy suoiruc or do you have another agenda?"
[Angela] "First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is!"
[Fortana] "Angela! Are you guarding the path to the village today?"
[Angela] "Fonta my love, you should know by now that the whites are always on guard just before the twin moons are full."
"The caterpillar sheds his skin
to find a butterfly within
[Angela] "Excuse me, I'm Angela. How do you know that song and who are you?"
[Lady Robin] "Hello, I'm Lady Robin and that song I know from my youth. It was originally sung by someone named Donovan if I remember correctly."
[Angela] "You know the retired elder Donovan Philip Leitch?"
[SpaceDog] "Greetings Angela. I'm Star Lord SpaceDog. We have not met and we are following your friend to the village where we want to meet with the elders to get some information on anything that might lead us to finding a stolen necklace. We believe it was taken by someone who lives around here. Is that your familiar?"
[Angela] "Yes. Her name is Little Kitty and she is pleased to meet your group. If we wait a few more moments, Sister Sister will be here to take over my duties for the day so Fontana and I can both escort our new friends before the moons rise."
[SpaceDog] "It would be my honor."
[Angela] "Who's the succubus?"
[SpaceDog] "Her name is LeeZee and she was put in my care many cycles ago. I've always sensed good in her so do not be alarmed. She has not awoken and her powers are yet to fully emerge. Give her time and I'm sure she will be a good friend to have if the storm ever comes..."
[SpaceDog whispers] "and I am literally her Godfather."
[LeeZee] "Hey! I don't bite, not unless you want me too, and the name is Captain Lindsey Smith, but my friends call me LeeZee."
[Sister Sister] "Star Lord SpaceDog, your sister, my mother, Bonnie Jean Vanadis Freyja, is she expecting you?"
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