Chapter 5 — Family Matters, Not!
Jun 2, 1996 – A National Park, Somewhere in Georgia
“Everybody, are you okay?” Kayla Reyes asked as she and her passengers appeared in a burst of light. “It seems I’m not able to transport us into Jacksonville, where I sensed the others.”
“What’s really going on Kayla,” Paul Stanton asked as he stepped out of his robotic suit. “Why can’t we get to the others?”
“There’s some kind of barrier that’s blocking me from using my magic to transport us anywhere near where the others are,” Kayla replied as she looked around. “Telly, have you had any luck trying to teleport into Jacksonville?”
“No,” Telly replied with a frown. “Whatever’s going on, that’s some real powerful shit.”
“Yeah, I guess so,” Kayla replied as she sighed. “Whatever it is, it’s blocking my magic. I can’t see what’s going on near the complex or anywhere around. I know the others are there, I just can’t pinpoint any of them.”
“What are we going to do?” Tamara Knight asked, looking around at the others. “They sent out a distress call, so they must need our help.”
“Yeah, help is needed, but at what cost?” Kayla asked as she sighed again. “There are some very powerful magics at play to keep me out of a whole town.”
“What are you getting at girl?” Telly asked, looking at Kayla strangely.
“The world could be in grave danger here,” Kayla responded as she sat down on the ground, closing her eyes as she floated off the ground as her body emanated energy. “I’m still not able to see into Jacksonville. What in the world is going on?”
“Don’t know, but whatever it is, it’s bouncing me all over the place,” Telly stated as he shook his head. “Do any of you have any ideas? Paul, Tamara, Benji?”
“Man, you lucky I even decided to come with you when you popped up at my place,” Benjamin Kane stated as he looked at Telly with a mean expression. “I don’t take to kindly to associates popping up at my parent’s house while we’re having a party.”
“Come off it buddy, you looked like you were bored out of your mind,” Telly stated as he shook his head.
“I might’ve been bored, but I don’t need anyone in my family finding out that I’m a freak,” Benjamin stated as Tamara Knight sighed and then shook her head.
“Why aren’t you able to accept who you are?” Tamara Knight asked, stepping over to Benjamin. “You act like you have it so damn bad!”
“Okay you two, this is not the time to get into an argument,” Kayla stated as she stood up on her feet and then gestured with her hands. “Has anyone heard from Diana lately?”
“Are you kidding me?” Telly spoke, looking at Kayla strangely. “You do know what happened, right?”
“No, what happened?” Kayla asked, looking at Telly closely.
“She—she’s in the hospital, she’s been in the hospital for months,” Telly stated as he looked at Kayla as if she were crazy. “Where have you been?”
“Apparently I haven’t been keeping up with what’s been going on with everyone,” Kayla stated as she sighed. “How did she end up in the hospital? What’s the diagnosis?”
“It seems her mind shut itself down as the doctors put it,” Paul replied with a frown. “We went up against some fools from someplace strange back in August. One of them had this strange looking device and they zapped her with it. Since then, she’s been in Memorial, comatose.”
“My vision,” Kayla stated as she shook her head and then turned her back to Paul. “I—I told John about this and he didn’t do anything about it? Why didn’t he stop that before it happened?”
“Don’t know, I can’t give you an answer for someone’s actions,” Paul replied as he looked down. “He was nowhere around when this happened. Had he been around, we wouldn’t have gotten our asses kicked the way we did that night. Electra wasn’t the only casualty we had that night.”
“What else happened?” Kayla asked as Telly stepped up next to her.
“What you two talking about?” Telly asked.
“I’m updating her on what’s happened so far with the team,” Paul stated as Telly shook his head.
“Did you tell her about JT having another boyfriend to string along?” Telly asked as Paul sighed.
“That’s not of any importance here,” Paul stated as Telly pointed his finger at Paul. “Well it’s not. JT’s personal life is his, we have no say of what he does and doesn’t do.”
“Kevin, Drew, Jamie and now a Joey,” Telly stated as he shook his head. “The guy really needs to keep it in his pants.”
“You need to keep your nose out of it,” Paul stated, shaking his head. “It’s always you, sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong.”
“Whatever,” Telly stated as Kayla waved her hand, using her powers as an image of Diana Hall was displayed. “It’s Diana with her mom in the hospital. How were you able to see that?”
“I don’t know, it’s the first thing from Jacksonville, I’ve been able to see,” Kayla stated with a frown.
“Well if you can see that, maybe you can take us all there,” Paul stated as Kayla smiled and then gestured with her hands as all of them disappeared.
Jacksonville, FL – Memorial Hospital – The Room of Diana Hall
“Nurse, can we get the doctor in here?” Rebekah Hall spoke, standing at the doorway of the room where Diana Hall lay comatose in bed. “The machines are beeping rather loudly and she’s opened her eyes.”
“Yes ma’am, I’ll call the doctor,” the nurse on duty spoke as the brainwave activity monitor connected to Diana Hall started to beep louder, the register tape spitting out tons of paper. “Oh my, there seems to be massive readings.”
“What’s happening here?” Rebekah asked as Diana’s body started to glow. “Diana, honey can you hear me? Diana, Diana baby, Momma’s here baby.”
“Inferni Igne Perituri Mundi Regnant,” Diana spoke as the glow around her body faded away and then her eyes closed.
“What just happened? What did she say?” Rebekah asked, looking at Diana closely as she gently shook Diana’s arm. “Come on baby, what did you just say?”
“What’s happening here?” A tall white man asked, walking into the room.
“I don’t know Doctor,” Rebekah replied as she shook her head. “She opened her eyes and then said something and then her eyes closed back.”
“That could’ve been just a random reaction to some synaptic response deep within her brain,” the man stated as Rebekah shook her head.
“No, that wasn’t random,” Rebekah stated as she looked down at Diana and then back at the doctor. “I know my baby and something odd just happened here.”
“Mrs. Hall, what do you expect me to do here?” The man asked.
“Run some damn test or something!” Rebekah screamed as Diana’s body started to glow again and then she opened her eyes as there was a flash of light in the room as Kayla and her passengers appeared.
“Hello Mrs. Hall,” Kayla spoke as the light faded from around her and her passengers.
“Phenomena,” Rebekah responded, moving towards Kayla. “What are you all doing here?”
“This was the only place I was able to transport us too, that didn’t bounce us around the world,” Kayla replied with a frown. “How is she doing?”
“Something strange just started happening,” Rebekah stated as the doctor just stood there watching.
“Can it ya’ll, we got a normal bystander in the room,” Telly stated as he motioned with his head at the doctor. “You might want to do something about that before it turns into something else and those special authority people start showing up to try to take us to the other place.”
“Not worried about that,” Kayla stated as she waved her hand in front of the man’s face as he looked like he had been entranced and then walked out of the room. “I’m sure my spell will keep him busy for a bit.”
“Et Viri Justi Regnant Serviet Excelsis,” Diana spoke as a beam of psychic energy projected from her head, striking Paul, knocking him against the wall as he trembled.
“What just happened? Is there something wrong with her?” Rebekah asked, looking around as Telly assisted Paul up off the floor.
“She—she’s connected to what’s going on,” Paul stated as he rubbed his head. “There’s something wrong with the others, but in her current state, she can’t help them. She’s fully aware of what’s happening, she’s trapped in her own mind.”
“She’s trapped in her mind, how?” Benjamin asked, looking at Paul strangely.
“She knows what’s been happening all around here, since she got put in here,” Paul stated as he pressed a button on his suit of armor. “I think I’ll turn on my psychic dampeners to keep me protected.”
“Keep you protected from what?” Tamara asked, looking at Paul strangely.
“There seems to be some kind of psi-wave, emanating around this place. I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it’s communicating with her and each time the wave hits her, she projects,” Paul stated as he pressed another button on his armor, projecting an image of energy levels in the area.
“I’ve seen that before,” Telly stated as he looked at Paul closely. “Are you sure that’s an energy level and not a brainwave pattern?”
“It’s the energy levels emanating around this place,” Paul stated.
“The graphs look like JT’s brainwave pattern,” Telly stated as he looked at Kayla. “Remember that time when Master Power tried to kill him and he was left coma… Oh this is starting to get freaky.”
“No Telly, keep going,” Kayla stated as Rebekah just watched them.
“Master Power tried to kill JT, he threw some kind of psychic grenade at him that knocked him unconscious and he was out for a while,” Telly stated with a frown. “Had it not been for someone in JT’s family, JT probably would’ve still been in the coma.”
“This isn’t making any sense right now,” Rebekah stated as she folded her arms across her chest.
“I wish JT was here, so he could better explain what happened to him,” Telly stated with a frown.
“Well apparently he’s not here,” Kayla stated as she shook her head. “It seems he’s somewhere here in Jacksonville, hidden from my sight.”
“He’s not hidden from your sight, he’s in a beautiful dream,” Necroloque spoke, appearing in the room. “Electra has been here all this time?”
“Who are you, how do you know my daughter?” Rebekah asked, looking at Necroloque closely.
“Oh here we go, enter the spooky, crazy shit,” Telly stated as Necroloque cut his eyes at Telly as the young man closed his mouth quickly and then stepped behind Paul.
“This is Psychic Warrior’s uncle,” Paul answered as Telly just stood there, watching as Kayla vowed her head.
“There’s no need for that child,” Necroloque spoke, patting Kayla’s shoulder.
“Not to sound rude, but what are you doing here?” Paul asked, looking at Necroloque strangely. “Warrior told me that you only appeared here when there was something of a spiritual nature, going on.”
“It seems a powerful creature has escaped from another realm and has come here to take over,” Necroloque answered as Paul gasped.
“See, something freaky and it has something to do with magic,” Telly stated as he shook his head.
“Mr. Scott, please keep in mind that I can still do what I did the last time,” Necroloque stated as Telly closed his mouth and hid back behind Paul again.
“Mrs. Hall, I was led here because of your daughter and another of your relatives,” Necroloque stated with a sigh.
“Another of my relatives, who?” Rebekah asked, looking at Necroloque strangely.
“Ryan Hall,” Necroloque stated as Rebekah just looked at him as if he hadn’t said anything. “Ryan Hall, your…”
“He’s nothing to me, you might want to ask my husband,” Rebekah stated as she turned her back to Necroloque.
“Mrs. Hall, is there something wrong?” Kayla asked, turning Rebekah around to face her.
“Nothing’s wrong at all,” Rebekah stated as Diana’s body started to glow again as she opened her eyes.
“How come you can’t explain it… The way you’re acting recently… It seems that everything is changing… ‘Cause I can tell the way you’re treating me… I believe that you still love me… But you find it hard to show… Don’t throw away the chance… ‘Cause it might be your last… And I won’t let you forget…” Diana sang as everyone in the room looked at her strangely.
“I know that song,” Tamara stated as she looked at Benjamin and then over at Kayla and then to Telly. “Didn’t JT sing that song a while back?”
“If so, why is she singing it right now?” Paul asked, looking at Telly and then over at Necroloque as one of the alarms on his armor went off. “We have a problem guys.”
“What is it Golem?” Rebekah asked, looking at Paul.
“The psi-wave I spoke of earlier, it’s getting stronger, more intense,” Paul replied as he pressed another button on his armor. “Incoming!”
“No!” Diana screamed as she opened her eyes as psychic energy emanated from her body, striking all around her, knocking Necroloque down to the floor as he held up his hand, trying to use his powers to shield himself from the attack.
“Stop child!” Necroloque screamed as his eyes crackled with energy as the beam of energy projected against him, pushed him backwards as Diana’s boy floated off the bed.
“What in the hell is going on here?” Rebekah asked, covering her mouth as she watched as Kayla jumped in front of Necroloque, trying to assist him with shielding himself from the attack.
“I don’t want to hurt her, in her current condition!” Necroloque screamed as his costume changed and he’s slammed against the wall.
“No!” JT screamed as he appeared in the room, standing in front of Necroloque, using his powers to shield Necroloque from Diana’s attack. “Diana, wake up, stop this madness!”
“I’ve had so many lives… Since I was a child… And I realize… How many times I’ve died… I’m not that kind of guy… Sometimes I feel shy… I think I can fly… Closer to the sky,” Diana sang as JT shook his head as tears fell from his eyes.
“Diana, wake up!” JT screamed as his eyes crackled with energy as he gestured with his hand, striking her with a beam of magical energy as Telly and Paul tackled him, taking him down to the ground. “Get the hell off of me!”
“We’re not going to let you do something to hurt her!” Telly yelled, punching JT in the chest as Kayla gestured with her hands, trying to use her powers to restrain Telly and Paul.
“All of you stop, you’re drawing unneeded attention to us,” Kayla stated as Necroloque got up off the floor as his costume changed back to its normal appearance. “Psychic Warrior, is everything okay?”
“No, everything isn’t okay,” JT replied as he looked at Necroloque. “Why Uncle, why did you do that?”
“I didn’t need you and your friends interfering,” Necroloque stated as things started to rumble and shake.
“Well regardless of what you wanted, Celestus is still apart of Ryan Hall and we have to stop him,” JT stated as Rebekah looked at him strangely.
“What does Ryan have to do with this?” Rebekah asked, looking at JT.
“Uncle, you didn’t tell her?” JT asked, looking over at Necroloque.
“When I asked, she didn’t give me any relevant information,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head.
“Your cross-dimensional relative is trying to bring hell to Earth,” JT stated as he sighed and then spun around in a circle as his hand glowed as his costume changed. “Uncle, the next time you want to trap me in a dream, make sure it’s a happy dream, not one where I’m a lonely singer, that has nothing left to live for, not able to count on anyone.”
“I’m sorry my boy,” Necroloque stated as he looked down. “What about your friends, did they wake from their dreams?”
“I don’t know,” JT replied as he floated over to Diana and then touched her head. “Diana, I know you’re in there, you’ve been calling out to me, since I stepped back into this realm.”
“Calling out, how?” Rebekah asked.
“Duh, because she’s in a coma, doesn’t mean her mind and psychic powers stop working,” JT stated as he looked at Rebekah. “I’m sure you knew that already. Ryan must be stopped and it’s going to take all of us to do it. Oh and Telly, I’ll kick your ass later on. You want to take pop shots at me, I’ll give you a change to do that all you want.”
“We don’t have time for this petty arguing,” Kayla stated as JT looked at her, smiled and then waved his hand as all of them faded away, leaving Rebekah standing there, looking around the room.
“Where did they go with my daughter? How am I going to explain this to the hospital?” Rebekah asked as she sighed and then covered her eyes.
To Be Continued…
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