Current Classic Bill postVolume 5, Issue 43

Part 64 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
Previous episodes.

Recap of last week's episode.

We have been following the experiences of two Agents of Cosmic Intelligence, Melchizedek and Layla, here on a mission that started in 200,000 BC. To infiltrate the Rebel forces on the planet, they walked into the near-dead bodies of Blu and Ska around 40,000 BC on the coast of northwestern Spain. Taken into the Rebel Stari-ki’s army, they trekked southward, made a miraculous crossing over the Straits of Gibraltar, and are now discovering Africa.

In our last episode, Canda expressed her gratitude to Blu and Ska for saving her life, kissing Ska a bit more fully and fantasizing about having her first sexual experience with him. An aroused Ska shared a similar fantasy adding his wife. Meanwhile, Stari-ki is slowly recovering and dreams that Goma is communicating to him from her spaceship, which she actually is. Ever the double agent, she tells him Command thinks he’s gone rogue, which is confirmed when Stari-ki confides his distrust of Command since being attacked by Aldus. Goma hopes Command will not overreact.

Stari-ki was coming around at last. Even before he opened his eyes he knew he felt like himself again. Well, maybe not deep down, where he was still a mass of confusion, having somehow touched his own resistance to inflicting pain. But at a muscular vitality level, he felt alive again, the familiar energy flowing through his body.

Neva and Stari-ki

He opened his eyes and was dazzled by the beauty of Neva’s face inches from his own. The concern for him and love in her eyes melted his heart. Where was his normal distrust and caution? This new soft self of his, was this healthy? Or was it going to get him killed? Better to go with being the person he knew so well, or to relax into this new self?

“Oh,” he said in a husky voice, his right palm just barely touching her cheek.

She backed up slightly, seeing that he was awake at last and looking very perky indeed. That look in his eyes… she saw that he was as attracted to her as she to him. That was a boon for which she thanked The One. She noticed that he mentally picked up on that thought. They both realized simultaneously that the other was psychic, both thinking, Who are you? Who am I? Who are we?

Stari-ki sat up, feeling his normal strength or maybe more so, and Neva gawked at him for a brief instant before adapting, causing them both to smile with amusement. “Neva,” she spoke her name aloud and touched herself. He nodded, “Stari-ki”. Why do I feel I recognize you? they each asked the other simultaneously, laughing. We have to stop doing that, they both pathed in unison, sparking the uproarious laughter that comes with getting a Cosmic Joke. Stari-ki wiped a tiny tear of laughter away from his eye and noticed the unusual event.

“Maybe we met in a dream,” Stari-ki said, offering his hand. Shyly, slowly, she put her hand on his, and nodded it was possible. “Maybe I remember something like that,” she said. When they spoke aloud it was in their two different languages, but they understood the meaning through the simultaneous telepathic stream. Over time they would learn each other’s language this way.

“Is everyone in your tribe telepathic?” Stari-ki asked, and she shook her head. “No, just Canda, my younger sister whom you saved — thank you so much for that!” She moved forward and hugged him briefly and strongly, then stepped back and sat down on the ground. “And I taught Canda how to do it. It didn’t come naturally to her.”

“Did you always have it?” he asked. She looked unsure.

“What is your first memory?” he asked. Her eyes widened at the thought of trying to touch her memory all the way back. He waited while she made the effort.

“Oh, wow,” she said.

“What is it?”

When I looked back to my earliest memory, I knew I was in the womb and what I was thinking. I was thinking then, in the womb, if I could remember back to what would have been my earliest memory.

So in the womb you knew that you had still earlier memories, Stari-ki pathed back, and she nodded. “Yes.”

“So did you in the womb touch any earlier memories?”

She nodded.

“Are you going to share them with me?” he asked coyly.

“You were in them,” she said.


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