Faces of Death (30)

Book III: Chapter 30December 20 Dr. Ma’bus looked to my friends and I – trying to gauge the effect of his threat to destroy us. Meanwhile I noticed another pair of eyes practically boring a hole into me – Pope Benedict’s. Glancing over at him, I caught him watching me, but he refused to lookContinue reading “Faces of Death (30)”

From the Dust I Came (29)

Book III: Chapter 29December 20 The Blackness overpowered me. It suffocated me. And just when I thought It was about to completely overwhelm me, in desperation my soul cried out for God… I know that my Redeemer Lives! Awake and rise to our defense! Contend for us, Lord! Contend for us! Psalm 35 Immediately theContinue reading “From the Dust I Came (29)”

Alekhine’s Defense (28)

Book III: Chapter 28December 20 When none of us responded, Dr. Ma’bus tried again, “I realize it’s a lot to take in – the whole switching sides thing, but hear me out, for amazing as it may sound, you three still have a chance to save yourselves. Now please, for your sakes, don’t choose poorlyContinue reading “Alekhine’s Defense (28)”

The Temptation (27)

Book III: Chapter 27December 20 Alan and Miriam were still struggling to process what Dr. Ma’bus had just said about ‘possessing our souls for all time,’ but it was what The Beast said next that got to me. “As you chew on the fact that you’ll soon be mine,” Dr. Ma’bus smiled, “Consider this asContinue reading “The Temptation (27)”

The Price is Your Soul (26)

Book III: Chapter 25December 20 The moment lingered… Someone or something was coming through the gate towards us. Destiny? Death? Only God knew what it might be. At last, forging through the gate came Pope Benedict, followed a moment later by Chairman Ma’bus. “Ah, I thought we would find you here,” Ma’bus called out jovially,Continue reading “The Price is Your Soul (26)”

Paradise Lost (25)

Book III: Chapter 25December 20 “I just don’t understand.” Alan lamented. “Tomorrow is the big day, yet we are powerless to stop The Beast. Would the Lord really have brought us all this way, only to leave us at the very end?” Alan, Miriam, and I were sitting under the shade of an olive tree,Continue reading “Paradise Lost (25)”

Into the Fires (24)

Book III: Chapter 24November 13 “What?” I blurted out – a bit too loud — after Miriam had just told me about Cardinal Marrollo’s seeming desire to destroy Dr. Ma’bus. Immediately after my shout there was a knock at the door from the guards outside; one of them called in urgently, “Baron, is everything allContinue reading “Into the Fires (24)”

The Rescue (22)

Book III: Chapter 22November 13 “What are we going to d—“ Miriam stopped short as their door to her cell opened and a trio of Brothers entered in upon her and Alan. “You?” Alan spat in disgust when he saw The Brother in command. “What are you doing here? Did you just come to catchContinue reading “The Rescue (22)”

The Coming of the King (21)

Book III: Chapter 21November 13 Was my cover blown? It sure seemed that way because the Pope was pointing towards me and talking about finding a traitor and all eyes were suddenly turned my way. Luckily for me, I did not get a chance to try to defend myself, for in my shock I didContinue reading “The Coming of the King (21)”

Prepare the Way for the Lord (38)

Book II: Chapter 38July 15 To be honest, right now I didn’t know what to make of the situation because it appeared The Pope was now openly reveling in the deaths of millions of people! Alan too was appalled. “How dare you?” “Oh come off it, man.” Benedict scoffed. “Don’t be a baby. You’ve seenContinue reading “Prepare the Way for the Lord (38)”