I thought over what Tip said about dissolving Pam’s soul. He didn’t answer me when I asked if it would affect Lisa. I hoped not. I felt really sad. I know there is no Hell with a red devil with a tail and pitchfork, but I have learned there is evil. God gave humans free choice. I don’t know why anyone would choose evil but that isn’t for me to know. Still, I shivered.
Oh boy, here I am preaching when there is work to be done. With the cleaning all done, I played with the kids for awhile, and then put them both down for a nap. Melissa protesting that she was too old for a nap. I gave her the animal story book to look at and she was asleep within minutes. My beautiful love. So strong willed. I pray it serves her well in her life.
Frank came home in a good mood. Even with leftovers, he was laughing and teasing the kids. They loved their daddy and he was good to them and he loved them too. Turned out he got a really nice raise. This news put me in a good mood too. We all had a nice family evening. Sunny adored Frank and Frank thought Sunny was the funniest puppy he ever saw.
“How in the world do all these animals find you? I’ve often wondered about it. Seems like every time I turn around we have a new cat and now a puppy. You get them to do the most amazing things. They are well behaved, don’t make messes and love the kids. Makes me wonder if you have some special power over them.”
He shook his head laughing and got on the floor playing with the kids and Sunny. I shook my head and for a minute in time my mind blanked. Good grief! He was in complete denial. Oh well, as long as he’s not angry about it. Denial works for me. I finally realized that Frank, the kids and Sunny hadn’t moved for at least a minute. They were still on the floor, frozen in a bizarre tableaux. I slowly became aware that I wasn’t alone on the couch.
I turned to look at the being on the couch beside me. It was Nara, the watcher from the space ship. She smiled at me. “Ah yes, You have a lovely family”. “Thank you! To what do I owe this honor?” She laughed a high pitched trilling laugh. Whoa! Hope it didn’t break any light bulbs. “I am checking in to see how you are.” She smiled again, but her smile didn’t reach her eyes. “I’m fine, but seriously, why are you here? Aren’t you supposed to be watching from your ship? Hence the name Watchers?”
Mara laughed her trilling laugh again. Oh boy, that must be the way her species thought humans laughed. Ear shattering. I felt a tickling in my ear like breathing, then Magic’s voice whispering in my ear, “Mama, that lady’s not who she says she is. She’s evil. I called Ariel!” Uh oh! I looked down at Frank, my children and puppy with his ear flaps up. Then I looked over at “Nara” with fear that I was trying to hide. She smirked at me. Then just for an instant Pam’s face flickered on top of Nara’s, then it was gone.
I smiled nonchalantly, at least I hoped so. Silently I begged Ariel to hurry. “Nara” laughed again. Not as shrill this time. Pam’s face was superimposed on Nara’s. She smiled. “Oh love, you don’t know what you are dealing with. It would be best for you and your lovely family if you stay in your bed and forget dream walking tonight.” This was said in a deep voice. The voice of evil or doom? Hmm! She disappeared just as Ariel popped into the room and Magic was clinging to my shoulder shivering.
“Ariel!! I am so happy to see you!” Ariel had a strange look on her face that I had never seen before. Could it be anger? An angry angel? I have never seen Ariel angry and it was a fearsome sight! Oh boy! I must have looked either shocked or afraid because Ariel’s face lightened up and she laughed. Ariel’s laugh was beautiful. The tinkling of bells. Made me smile and just know everything was going to turn out well. “Whew! You scared me for a minute Ariel.”
“I’m sorry, my dear, but it makes me angry to think about evil threatening one of my dearest charges. I will not rest until this evil entity is dealt with!” I stared at Ariel! Strong words from this Angel! I was impressed! ” Thank you Ariel!” She smiled her sweet smile squeezed my hands and disappeared.
At the same time the frozen tableau on the floor came to life. I was happy to hear my children laughing and Sunny’s excited playful yips echoing through the room. Suddenly they all collapsed in a tired happy heap on the floor. Frank got up with Michael clinging to his back and Melissa to his leg. Sunny ran out of the room to the water bowl in the kitchen. I was laughing.
Frank was laughing too. “Whoa, this is the roughest bunch of wranglers I ever saw. Couldn’t put anything over on them. I give up!” Frank put Michael down and pried Melissa off his leg. Still laughing he plopped down next to me on the couch. Michael climbed into his lap, and Melissa laid on the floor. “I reckon I’d better get this tired bunch of wranglers in bed. They are worn out.”
I got the kids ready for bed. Michael was asleep before I put him in his bed. Melissa asked for a story, but she was asleep before I even started. I looked at my sleeping children and love rose up in me and I knew I would protect them with my life. Sunny had climbed into his bed and was sound asleep. Pearl was curled up next to him. In the living room Frank was asleep also. I turned out the lights and went to bed.
I was sitting up in bed when Tip popped in. “Aye lassie, I feel your fear. No need to be afraid. Ariel and I will protect you.”
“Why do you need me Tip? You’re right, I am afraid!” “Lassie, Ariel and I will confront the evil that is Pam with a ritual used to banish evil. As angels, or heavenly hosts, we are unable to touch evil or a vessel where evil has been.”
“Ariel and I will confront Pam/lisa and transfix
her. When we do this I will give you a signal and you will reach out and grab Lisa with your arms all the way around her. Hold on to her like your life depends on it. Your life is safe don’t worry, but Lisa’s life and soul does depend on you holding on and not letting go of her no matter what you hear or feel. Close your eyes and keep them closed.”
Oh my gosh!! I was shaking and terrified. “I have a question Tip? Why do I always get to do the scary, dangerous stuff?” “Lassie, I told you it’s not dangerous. Ariel and I trust you. You are one of the few humans who can say you are trusted by Angels. We will not let anything happen to you. I will pop in to get you when it’s time.” Here’s hoping time slows down.
I was dozing off when I felt like I was being pulled upward onto a soft fluffy cloud. Hmmm! I woke up with Tips arms around me and his wings around us both. He whispered, “trying to sneak up on Pam. She is in the dream time because Ariel pulled her in and has started the ritual to separate the evil that Pam has become from Lisa’s body and soul”
“Remember Lassie, when I give the signal grab Lisa around the waist and close your eyes and pull with all your might. Hold tight to Lisa and do not listen to any thing. It will all be trickery by the evil one.” “When will I know it’s over Tip?” “Aye, lassie you will know. Don’t forget to hang on tight and keep your eyes closed”
I was terrified. My heart was beating like a drum. I looked around Tip and saw Ariel as I’d never seen her before. She was at least ten feet tall, her eyes were blazing blue ice, her. Hair was long and wild! She held a scepter in one hand a gold cup with black smoke coming out of it in the other hand. Oh no! I started praying and then I saw Lisa/Pam.
She was crawling along the ground laughing maniacally! Her eyes were black and there was a black fluid pouring from her mouth. She stood and when she did, Tip pushed me and then he went to join Ariel! I sidled over to lisa/Pam hoping she wouldn’t see me. I started praying again.. I was terrified. Lisa/Pam turned and looked at me and her red eyes turned black and she howled. Lord please get me and Lisa out of this. I really did think I was going to faint.
The black smoke from the gold cup began to envelop lisa/Pam. She howled louder and Tip waved at me frantically. Oh boy. Pay attention woman. If this was transfixed, it has a different meaning to the Angels than it does to me. I reached out and grabbed Lisa with all my strength. I held
on to her while I was sure my arms were going to snap. I clasped my hands together and closed my eyes. I kept them closed even when I thought I was holding on to something that writhed like a snake. Oh no no, don’t think! Don’t think at all.
The howling began again and then short static yip! Yip! Yip! Something bit me on the arm. A hand with, what felt like talons tried to pry my arms loose. I could feel blood running down my arms, my strength was going fast. Suddenly everything got quiet. Lisa stopped struggling and I could hear her crying. We fell backward. I opened my eyes as we landed on my bed. Lisa was sobbing and she turned around and threw her arms around me.
She was shaking and so was I. She looked at me and said, “she’s gone! She’s finally gone! Thank God!” I laughed and said, “Yes, and thank two very determined Angels!”
“Is this Peace?”
The Kitties Korner.
I am Tabitha Abigail. Mom calls me her Diva Princess. I don’t know why. Could be because she claims I’m really spoiled. I’m 17 years young. Black, shiny and beautiful. Why shouldn’t I be spoiled? There is a large handsome black boy that lives in the other part of the house. He has two girlfriends. Says he wants to add me to his harem. Ha,ha,ha! Lovely boy, there is no harem with Tabby. I am the only girl you will ever want! Purrrr!