“Who are you?”, Jonas demanded ”Show yourself”
”Very well then”, the voice said as a sheet of white light materialized in front of Jonas’ vision.
In front of him stood the figure that had initially fallen to the ground, except this time he wasn’t rotting away but maintained his golden aura.
”We seem to have experienced a celestial fusion successfully”, the figure said ”This hasn’t been done in decades”
”Who the hell are you?” Jonas asked again impatiently ”And how are you talking in my head”
”Oh do forgive my impudence my young blood bag”, the figure replied with a cunning smile ”Behold, I am Rerin the god of laughter and mischief, Chief Lord of the Court of Smiles and host of Ecra, I had done wrongfully before the eyes of our king and grand-master, Otun himself and hast thus been reprimanded accordingly by having my title stripped off and cast down to dwell amongst you lesser creatures. However in order to maintain my survival on this damned planet, I require a host lest I wither away into obscurity, hence your opportuned arrival, by locking grips we were able to merge into one, although utilizing your fleshy vessel as residence, I have been able to ensure my survival”.
Jonas looked stumped, he heard what the figure had said but wasn’t sure he understood.
”You mean you are a god, and you are trapped inside me?”
”Precisely, however there are benefits to my tenancy as my occupancy within you imbues you with certain godly abilities and oh, pay no attention to the other blood bags, they can’t see me”, Rerin stated, referring to Osi and his men.
”What the hell happened? Who is he talking to?”, Osi’s men murmured among themselves.
”My gods!!! I think he has been possessed by a god”, the second thug exclaimed ”I’ve heard of this things before”
”Nonsense, he must simply have had a seizure”, sneered Osi ”and thus clearly gone insane”
Osi branded his machete and walked towards Jonas, attempting to strike him again, but as he approached, arm stretched, he suddenly stopped mid step, his arm still in the air, he tried to move but his body wouldn’t obey. He was frozen in place. Jonas turned and looked at Osi, realizing that he was the cause of Osi’s inert situation.
”Hahaha, thou art a swift learner”, Rerin chuckled ”Already utilizing my abilities”
Jonas continually stared at Osi, who was visibly distressed, before nudging his head forward. This action lunged Osi a couple of metres across the ground. Jonas had just used telekinesis due to the presence of a god within him.
”Oh gods, he has been possessed by a demonite”, yelled one of the thugs.
”Not a demonite”, Jonas retorted ”A god”
With that said, Jonas opened his right palm, summoning Osi’s machete from the ground and willing it into his open palm. He then hurled it at the shoulder of the thug, causing him to squeal in pain like a shot deer as he ran away bleeding, the other thugs saw this and took flight as well, leaving Osi behind.
”What are you?”, Osi asked frightfully ”What happened to you?”
Jonas walked over to Osi and levitated him with his mind, before proceeding to slam him to the ground. He picked him up again and repeated the action several times until Osi was bleeding from various parts of his body.
”Stop, please, I beg of you”
”Did you show my mother mercy?”, Jonas said, his voice echoing throughout the open field, his eyes bright gold and his hair swirling in every direction as if he were underwater.
”Your days of preying on the helpless are over, I will cast you down to the fiery pits of Delious were you shall suffer a million times for all of eternity, first I will give you a little taste of what to expect”
Jonas snapped his finger which prompted flames to burst out and envelope Osi as he hovered in mid air, he screamed in agony as the flames devoured every inch of his skin. The flames were unearthly as they dripped from Osi like lava from an angry volcano until there was nothing left but a bloody mess of flesh and bones. Jonas collapsed in exhaustion.
“Ah beautiful isn’t it, alas do not over exert thyself lest ye bring permanent bodily harm to thyself”, Rerin said, his voice echoing within Jonas’ skull.
”That was overwhelming”, Jonas voiced out ”I have never felt anything like that before”
”Oh dear boy, that is what it feels like to be a god”
”It’s a strange yet satisfying feeling Rerin, I can do so much good with this”
”Actually I do concur your remark, I believe if I do enough good on this forsaken surface and show adulation as well, Otun would accept me back into Ecra”
”Ok I see, you just want to use my body for your selfish gain and leave when you are done”
”No hard feelings, blood bag, I am a god as thou hast witnessed and I don’t bother myself with the petty squabbles of you vermins”
”Do you gods really think this lowly of us?”
”Well there is a reason Otun shut the heavens to you folks, you lot became self indulgent and neglected thy duties to give adulation and perform obeisance towards the gods”
”Ok you know what I would propose we do?” Jonas said ”Why don’t we help people in need together, free enslaved individuals, rid lands of vicious scums like Osi and also restore the faith the people of Jaiye which will in turn lead to the people praising the gods once more”
”Hmm, I adore your pathway of thinking blood bag, perhaps our alliance can truly be fortuitous, what is thy first order of business?”
”First stop calling me blood bag, my name is Jonas, you gods have to give us more credit, we are stronger than you think”
”Hmm, that yet remains to be seen”
”And secondly, I plan to go to Delious to rescue my sister”
”Hmm, I can see why thou would pursue such an adventure”
”Once Jenna is back, we will ensure that Jaiye is returned to its blissful age” Jonas said with an optimistic smile as he turned east and began walking towards the prior conjurer’s hut in hopes of getting a pathway to Delious to rescue his sister. He walked away from his destroyed house, brimming with energy and hope as he ventured on, having lost his mother, he was not going to let his tragedy befall any one else ever again. He pondered on all the potential adventures awaiting him and as if reading his thoughts, Rerin snickered and said.
”Well the hour presents itself as though it is going to be a long and arduous journey for both of us, Jonas Irapada”
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