(I’m actually wondering if you can still see my tense jumping problem I had when I first wrote this story.)
Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the first two books. That means I hadn’t developed my style yet, wasn’t good at self-editing, and the story was fairly basic. So, you’ve been warned that this is the ultimate author throwback segment for my blog and will show my author origins. FYI- I put the first book (The Summoning) through a Print-on-Demand publisher and the second one (Light, Blood, & Tears) never saw the light of day. Enjoy!
As far as Fate could tell, he had slept for about eight hours. Since he was living on a base found in the center of the sun, it always appeared to be daytime in his room. He had never bothered to figure out how to turn the light off or darken the windows. Currently, Fate’s vivid dreams were filled with images of what the evil immortals could possibly look like. His weird visions ranged from a group of normal human beings to several slobbering monsters. He had finally made a decision to confront Solix and find out exactly what they were being trained to go up against.
“SEAS? Are you there?” asks the young immortal.
“Of course I am here, Fate. Where else would I possibly be?” answers the computer from the room’s monitor.
“Fate? Oh yeah. I keep forgetting about that lame codename you and Solix stuck me with. Do you know where the other guardians are right now?”
“Yes, sir. My internal sensors have been programmed to constantly keep track of the inhabitants of the sun base. Why do you ask?”
“I have to talk to them. Can you tell me where they are? And you can call me Fate instead of sir. It isn’t like I’m more important than everyone else.”
“Certainly, Fate,” says SEAS as a very intricate schematic of the sun base appears on the computer screen. Four mild yellow dots, which represent Fate and his three friends, appear on the schematic. Two of the dots are in the big game room and the other one is in the bedroom across the hall from Fate.
“Hydrana is still sleeping in her room. As you can see, Infinity and Miracle are currently in the game room. That is the place you and your friends have been training in for the past two days.”
“I know that. Why isn’t Solix on the sensor chart?”
“He has ordered me not to tell any of you where he is this morning. He has important and private business to take care of. I am sorry.”
“He does the same thing every morning. Just forget I even asked where he was. I’ll find him soon enough. But thanks for telling me where the others are. Uh, can you light the way to the game room, so I don’t get lost again?” asks Fate. He has already changed into his guardian uniform, minus the headband, and is standing by the open doorway.
“Understood. I will light the way for you like you have asked, sir. I mean Fate,” says SEAS as Fate leaves his room.
Soon after Fate steps into the corridor, a red, arrow-shaped light points to the west of the sun base. Slowly, the Mars guardian walks down the extremely bright hallway.