It’s been a while since we embarked on the journey of Jonas Irapada, a desperate and determined man, hell bent on bringing his mother back from the dead by any means necessary.
”I am Jonas Irapada, a lowly farmer”, Jonas said amidst fright, as his voice quivered in fear ”I have summoned you for the purpose of your aid”.
”And what purpose art thou summoned me for?”, Akana retorted.
”I wish for you, O great one, to please bring my mother back to the land of the living”
”Hahaha”, Akana laughed, his laughter echoing throughout the entire room ” A resurrection? What doth thou possess to trade in for this gesture?”.
”I know it is has barely been done before, but I offer you something great in return” Jonas paused briefly, turning to face Jenna ”My life”.
”Nooooo! You can’t do this brother” Jenna protested ”It’s not worth it, trading your life for mother’s”
”Your sibling speaks true, for I canst accept the life of the summoner, such action renders the transaction null”
”Ok, alright I can offer something else”, Jonas said.
”IT IS DONE!!!”, Akana bellowed.
Jonas appeared surprised, Akana had accepted to bring his mother back to life without stating his price. He was wondering what it meant when ‘SZINHK’. A bright light washed over the room, illuminating every corner of the room and eliminating every shadow or shade. The light source emanated from the top of Jonas’ mother’s corpse. A hole appeared out of the thin air as a pathway manifested with a bright and shining figure descending down the pathway. The figure was clothed in a celestial robe radiating with a golden glow. The figure had a female face with long blonde and glowing hair. She reached the edge of the glowing portal and looked towards Jonas and Jenna. She opened her mouth and spoke.
”My beautiful children, it’s so lovely to see you again”
Her voice sounded like a clash of cymbals. Jonas stared bewildered, hot tears streamed from the corner of his eyes. He was looking at his mother, the same person he had lost a couple of hours ago. He opened his mouth to speak but no words were found, Jenna, equally amazed noticed her brother’s shock and decided to speak instead.
”It’s so great to see you again mother, we thought we had lost you”
Jonas finally found his wit and got up from his crouching position, he stretched out his hand to touch his glowing mother.
”Enough! Our deal hath been concluded, I have retrieved your mother from the afterlife”, Akana interrupted ”It’s time for thou to honor thy end of the bargain”
”Yes I know, but you said you couldn’t take my soul”
”I know, but there exists another soul in this immediate vicinity”, Akana replied with a sly grin.
Jonas stood perplexed at first, then came to the sudden realization of the situation.
”NO! YOU ARE NOT TAKING MY SISTER!!!”
”Hahaha, thou hast offered thy soul, but alas I canst take thy soul, hence I have to make due with the next available soul”
“That was not the deal, I will offer something else, anything else, just leave her alone”, Jonas pleaded, his heart racing with panic and fear.
”Negative, the deal hast been done, well cast thine eyes upon thy mother and bid her farewell”
”What do you mean?”
Jonas’mother faded away and the glowing portal closed up, leaving his mother’s lifeless body in its wake.
“NOOO!!!”, Jonas screamed ”Bring her back!!!”
”Dost thou really think that a demonite could resurrect an individual? Anyway it was a pleasure engaging in business with you, I shall take my leave with my prize”
With that said, black smoke emitted around Jenna and grew thicker exponentially, it gradually enveloped Jenna as she began to fade away from reality.
”Brother, help!”, she screamed.
”I wont let you go sis, hold tight”
Jonas grabbed unto her hands but slowly began loosing his grip as he felt her body become intangible, she was becoming transparent.
”Leave her Akana, I beg you, take me instead”
”My apologies young one, that canst be done”
”Leave her alone or I will kill you!!!”, Jonas screeched with tears welling up in his eyes, He reached for any object lying around, he picked up an iron rod and hurled it at Akana, but before the rod could make contact, it simply dissolved into nothingness.
“You dare strike a demonite, you insolent vile creature”, Akana bellowed, then he waved his hand and threw Jonas across the room without even touching him. Jonas hurtled across the room before slamming into the wall.
”I bid thee farewell”, Akana said as he disappeared, shortly after Jenna became entirely see through and vanished as well.
”Jenna I will bring you back, I swear it”, Jonas called after his sister but she was gone ”This is all my fault, the demonite, it tricked me”
The conjurer who had been silent throughout the entire ordeal, sauntered over to Jonas and helped him off the floor.
”I’m truly sorry for your loss son, I told you it was risky”
Jonas turned to the conjurer and grabbed him by the collar, demanding that he knew about all this. The conjurer objected, insisting that he had no idea that things were going to be this bad.
”I have to get Jenna back here”, Jonas muttered, his shoulders slumped and his lips quivering in lachrymose.
”Look kid, that’s impossible”, the conjurer stated ”The only way one can venture into Delious safely is by using power bestowed by the gods or absorbing the soul of a god which I doubt is even possible now”
Jonas looked around the room, his heart heavy with guilt and pain as he realized that he had lost not one but two people that cared about him in a single day. Jonas sat down sluggishly, his arms spread out in fatalism as he tried to think of any solution to his current predicament.
TO BE CONTINUED.