|Chapter 6 - Vanaheimr|
Sidrat looks at Istanna, then SpaceDog, who nodes their heads YES knowing what she wants without saying a word or using telepathy. The entire group is entangles to Vanaheimr in the blink of an eye. Root, Toot and Soot go directly to the kitchen and prepare hot tea and serve it to all the traveling family members with a sign made saying,
[SpaceDog & Istanna] "Welcome to ours and your new home."
[Sidrat] "What I was instructed to do is rebuild the city of Barra Hold and the surrounding villages that have been in ruins for countless cycles. That task has been completed and in the next few days, we will be returning every Vanir back to Vanaheimr."
[Istanna] "Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to a new Barra Hold that is protected by a barrier of which you have never seen..."
[SpaceDog] "and hidden from all who do not wish peace. Let's go outside and see what Sidrat has done under our instructions. This was a dream we had and Sidrat made into reality."
[Sidrat] "I did not forget the rest of your family. They are not here for reasons I wish not to disclose at this time. When all the Vanir are home, they will be brought along with the crew of the QETS. Wind Walker has been watching your sister, and Tanna was retrieved just before Ragnarok. Freyja said she does not want to be disturbed."
[SpaceDog whispers] "You will forget the name Tanna for five moon cycles."
[Njord] "I will be in my lab checking on the power plants. Is there something I need to know before I go?"
[Istanna] "Yes! Take the twin dream weavers with you and they will fill you in. I think you will be be surprised at what you find in your lab. Mum, you did complete the project I dreamed about?"
[Sidrat telepathically] 'My daughter is operating at 94%. Several precautions are in place only I can unlock to keep Father Time out of trouble as you requested.'
[ ~Luke~ ] "Are we really home? I thought I would never see this place again."
[Rosemary] "Father Freyr, how did you?"
[SpaceDog] "I dreamed about what this place was once like before the war. Then I dreamed some more and in one of those dreams, I saw Sidrat rebuilding this place. She was a gift of Father Time to help me find my true calling. I also discovered a lot about Ymir, the ancient alien we were created from while exploring the ruins of Barra Hold. After Jon Morris and I found the 'Morris' stone, we discovered what it is and how it can turn dreams into reality. You all are now living in that dreams."
[Istanna] "When I met Spacie, he helped me in a lot of ways I could never imagine. But only saw him for short periods of time every 600 cycles as the Air Goddess Dragoness of Alfheim. We had some great adventures and now together for life. We have found something special in all of you as family."
[ Jeff ] "Who is that?"
[Njord] "Looks like your Mum, that Sentient Intelligent Dynamic Remote Artificial Timekeeper I built many cycles ago, but it's smaller and more compact. There are no connections or power supply. Not even sure if it's complete or working.
[Chepi & Zenko] "Don't you know how to wake her up? She was built by Sidrat and she told us not to tell you a thing about her except, she needs a kick start."
[Njord] "Has your Mum turned you into a prankster? Don't tell me you need to kiss the princess to wake her... what? What did you just pull out of your pocket? Jeff? Don't make me read your mind."
[ Jeff ] "I've always been a prankster. That was one of the birthday gifts and I believe you know what my sister needs. Place that in her Chi receptor. It should complete her power source conduit."
[Njord] "How do you know that?"
[Njord] "So that is what you've learned from your Mum."
[ Jeff ] "And now me thinks we need to give her a name. How about .... Atlántida or do you prefer, Tida, Aoi or ... "
[ Jeff ] "Okami"
[Okami] "Place that on me here or here."
[Chepi & Zenko] "This is critical. See her as your sister, friend or pet, then close your eyes and make a wish."
[Sidrat] "Okami, sit, roll over, play dead."
[Sidrat] "Otusan, is the lab up to your standards or is there something you want me to change?"
[Njord] "Fractal ester collectors between the suns of Polaris? How did you pull that one off? I had only thought about something like that after the war started."
[Sidrat] "I created what you dreamed of. It was possible for me to complete the task with slices of the Morris stone placed in my sensor array. Soon all the Vanir will be home and I can even rebuild Asgard, if my commanders wish for me to proceed. You can wake up now daughter. Jeff, she was supposed to be your sister. Did your hearts change?"
[ Jeff ] "No Mum. I pictured a wolf when thinking about a name and when I looked at Chepi and Zenko, they gave me a hint about what I really need. Did you built her quasi-dimensional like Skithblathnir or is she like you?"
[Sidrat] "She is like me. She is sentient and can follow her own intuitions but still can not kill anything sentient unless commanded to by you or when protecting you or your family. Otherwise, she will shut down."
[Okami] "Now that I am operational, I can change my appearance if you wish. I can even function as the Vanir I was designed to be. But, will always be female no mater what exodermises you wish for me to have. It will take another 4.24 arns for me to be 100% functional."
[Okami whispers] "My sensors are going wild while taking in everything you're thinking. When I wake up, I'll be a Vanir in appearance and I will find you. Please call me Lu'C-Ana. Mum kept thinking that name when she was birthing me. If you need me as a protector or pet, call me Okami and I will change into this form."
[SpaceDog] "Well? What do you think, Luke, Rosemary your thoughts?"
[ ~Luke~ ] "How long did it take to rebuild this place? I only remember bit and pieces of it when we followed grandfather through this place."
[Rosemary] "This valley is gorgeous!"
[Istanna] "Sidrat entan...."
[Sidrat] "665.377 arns. It took more time to read the thoughts of all the Vanir on Midgard and Alfheim then it did to rebuild Kveyka and Barra Hold. I even had The Minds Eye help with the calculations to get everything perfect. Yes commander, I borrowed The Minds Eye.
[SpaceDog] "Tell me about these new tree houses. That was one of my childhood fantasies. I can see from here there is an intricate network of ropes, pipes, lifts pulleys and outside platforms all over the place. Each is unique. Who did you build them for?"
[Sidrat] "I built them for someone not born yet and everyone who wishes to use this place to get away or explore. Wait till you see the canopy road down to the ocean past the geyser field, the hot springs and temple that's linked to your temple home near Mount Fuji in Japan."
[ ~Luke~ ] "Ruffi, Buffi? Go on and explore. Take Jeff with you. I have the feeling there are things he wants to talk about. Just the age gap and his past has a lot to explore as well.
[Ruffi & Buffi] "Jeff, come join us mischief makers..."
[ Buffi ] "swing from the trees and test your limits..."
[ Ruffi ] "... and I really want to see the ocean view when the suns set."
[ Jeff ] "I think someone else will be joining us just before the suns turns the sky a lovely shade of green and orange."
[ Jeff ] "Let's just say... I have a new playmate, friend, pet and/or sister who is like Mum. She made her for me."
[SpaceDog] "What's this about someone not born yet? Who's this playmate?"
[Sidrat] "Has your power of prognostication failed you commander, or is it something only I know? Got to get back to the QETS. Tootles!"
Beyond Kveyka Forest
[ Jeff ] "I believe Mum has outdone herself and my expectations. What do you think, take the lift down or find another line that takes us west along the road?"
[ Buffi ] "If you're asking me, I think we should use that rope swing I saw at the last stop and follow the road."
[ Ruffi ] "Does that mean we're going to run or walk? Looks like a long road with no end in site."
[ Buffi ] "How about a race?"
[ Jeff shouts] "OKAMI!"
[Okami whispers] "Woof"
[ Jeff ] "Okami, meet Ruffi and Buffi. Ruffi, Buffi, I would like to introduce you to my playmate Okami. Okami, sit, roll over, play dead."
[ Jeff ] "Speak."
[Okami whispers] "I'm still dead and you didn't kick me like Mum does."
[ Ruffi ] "She talks and understands us?"
[Okami] "Of course I can talk."
[ Buffi ] "Why did you knock me over and kick me?"
[Okami] "I knocked you over and kicked the blood sucker off your leg before it bit you. Nasty bugs those Knockles. They can't kill a Vanir but sure hurt like Hel. Want me to lick your wounds?"
[ Jeff ] "Okami, how far to the shoreline?"
[Okami] "Walk 2 arns, trot 1 arn, run 1/2 an arn, entangle 1 microarn."
[ Ruffi ] "Wait, you can entangle us?"
[ Buffi ] "Ah... How is that possible?"
[ Jeff ] "How is anything possible. It's called magic. Okami, brake Bravo 156 Sierra star 23 NOW"
[ Ruffi ] "Wow! What type of spell was that?"
[Okami] "That wasn't a spell. It's a set of command codes. I'm an A.I. and Jeff could have used telepathy, but that was just the beginning of the demonstration now that I'm fully functional like Mum, but without Morris stones in my sensory array."
[ Jeff ] "I have not seen her in Vanir form yet, so, get ready for anything when she becomes... Lu'C-Ana."
[Lu'C-Ana] "If you could see the looks on your faces."
[Lu'C-Ana] "This is priceless. Guess you like what you see. What were you expecting Jeff, a porcelain Doll?"
[ Jeff ] "How will I ever recover or get any studying done with you around. Thank you Mum for making Lu'C-Ana the work of art she is."
[Lu'C-Ana] "Thank you Jeff. We're not far from the beach and it's almost time for the suns to set. It's only a short walk over that dune."
[ Ruffi & Buffi ] "Let's go."
[ Jeff ] "What, no race?"
[Lu'C-Ana] "Mum sent you food and blankets so we can spend the night here."
[ Jeff ] "She thinks of everything, doesn't she."
[Lu'C-Ana] "Yes she does. She even wanted to send you something else but told me to give it to you instead."
[ Jeff ] "Oh! And what would that be?"
[Okami] "I'm also here to protect you from the coming swarm."
[Istanna] "This valley reminds me of Alfheim, except without the world tree, Yggdrasil."
[SpaceDog] "I was just thinking we should bring some of the plants and animals here we took to Fornax Santé once their population grows a bit in a few cycles. Let's go for a stroll in the city. Was wondering what the place looked like before the Aesir destroyed it. All I can remember is the ruins and rubble left behind as they turned the place over looking for the Vanir. Let's go explore some more and see how everyone is getting settled in."
[Istanna] "It's been 2 days since we got here and I still can't believe how incredible this place is. Everyone is taking the move quit nicely and seems to be very happy. I've not seen Genni or Jessi since we got back. Do you think they have already looked over the entire city or explored any of the village?"
[Rosemary] "Don't mind those two. They can take care of themselves without any concern."
[SpaceDog] "I'm ready to explore some more."
[ ~Luke~ ] "Mind if I join you? Looks like I will not need to do much building since Mum rebuilt Barra Hold."
[Rosemary] "Don't you dear leave me behind Luke. I have some ideas for improvements you might like. After all, I am an architect. The place may look new but somehow it lacks character. Been thinking about opening a bakery and would like to scout out a good location."
[Rosemary whispers] "Does he know?"
[Sidrat] "Better head for shelter. It's about to rain."
[ ~Luke~ ] "Rain? But there isn't a cloud in the sky."
[Sidrat] "Look again. Just another way to keep the valley green and cool the power plants."
[Citizen Cain] "Will you look at that! Never expected you 5 to be my first visitors. Welcome to the Barra Hold library. Ruthr and I thought we would look over the place and see what we could find. I found some of these at the reception desk. It helped to guided us and another couple, Pete and Rah, get around this place."
[Citizen Ruthr] "Cain, I'm not sure this one is working properly. I am detecting 1 A.I., 1 fey and 9 Gods in this room, but I only see Sidrat, our 2 new friends Pete and Rah, you, me, Luke, Rosemary, Freyr, Istanna and... are you with twins?"
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