Part 76 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
It was summery warm in the stone tavern that was largely open to the air. Melchizedek and Layla sat with two men in the upscale roof-covered section. Outside, the rest of the city could be seen in all directions — streets, bustling people, the walls and buildings mostly white. They had even seen what looked like crude marble columns in and around the capital building at the center of the city. They knew that area would be dense with Rebels and had skirted it.
In fact one of the men they were drinking with, Sniike (“Sn-eye-kkk”), was a Rebel. Sniike even remembered vaguely what he was and what his mission was, as he was a spy. However, he was in a human body with the same new brain that the Rebels had altered to be a weapon against the Agents, not expecting that they themselves would be so weak as to be affected. As a result Sniike had lost all of his supra-human powers and even the telepathic abilities of humans, which most humans had lost by now as a result of these brains.
They had chosen him not as an emissary to be shown the Truth but as a target of opportunity to be learned from, garnering intel on the Rebels. In fact they had not been the first to move. Sniike had chosen them, sensing what they were. Without anyone admitting anything outwardly, the adversaries had a realization of one another.
The most dangerous part of having Sniike around was that the Rebels would be able to read his mind and therefore be able to see everything the Agents would be doing on Atlantis, and hear their teachings — all the better to prepare counter propaganda. This Sniike find was not actually a happy one. The odds of success had just gone down a notch even though it already looked like a suicide mission. Nevertheless keeping Sniike was more practical than killing him, which would result in complete warfare and thus no opportunity to try the Miracle and Truth dissemination plan, spreading the good news. Continue reading