Skooter reporting 05/18/12
The six-foot-three woman wryly smiled, a swagger stick in her hand, lightly beating it against her thigh. Kim and Thomas James watched her in silence anticipating any hostile moves. The Stetson wearing woman reached out at the duo introducing herself as doctor Chloe Jane Stone and she was there looking for Dr. Ralph James de Montehor.
The duo looked at each other, astonished. “Did you say, Ralph James?” The older doctor was over zealous to know. The tall woman smiled once more and said yes and why. “I’m his father and what are you to my son?” She replied, “I’m her fiancé, we met in Chicago.”
Again the duo looked at each other in surprised. “I don’t believe it,” Kim said. Dr. Stone turned her sight at her. “And who are you?” Kim defiantly replied, “Never mind who I am. Why are you looking for Ralph James? And how are you sure that he is here, doctor whatever your name is.” Thomas James smiled a bit amused of the feeling of jealousy that was now working on Kim.
“You haven’t told me your name yet and you are…” Again in an insolent tone she said, “Kim Bauer…Doctor Kim Bauer.” The ever smiling doctor Stone twisted her lips and said, “Oh yeah? I heard ‘bout you Dr. Bauer…from RJ. He talked a lot ‘bout you. Yeah I know, you are his fiancé too.” She sarcastically laughed aloud.
“Now I know why you’re here,” Doctor Stone turned away from her heading slowly towards the cave’s mouth. Then she stopped and faced them. “Let’s join forces in looking for the lost little doctor. You know, I’m not alone. I have somebody with me and he is inside right now searching for our dear little boy.” She looked at them knowing that the other two doctors were hesitant to accept her offer.
“Trust me.” She said, appearing serious this time. But the couple didn’t trust her yet and asked one more time how did she know that RJ was missing and how in the world did she know that this was the right place where to look for him. Doctor Stone was clever enough to give them a smart answer saying that someone from Harvard informed her about the disappearance of RJ and that someone, was now inside the fissure
Soon the trio went inside and started exploring their way through the cavern using powerful flashlights. Doctor Stone was following closely behind the two other doctors. After half hour ducking and sometimes crawling, yelling the name of RJ, Thomas James and Kim looked back. Doctor Stone was gone and they didn’t know where she went. And in the next moment they were calling out two names, Doctor Stone and RJ.
It was such a large cavern, a corner here and a corner there, actually they were in a maze, and eventually they lost their way. Kim found a rock to sit on, rested for a while, then moved and continued their search, yelling RJ’s name here and there. Both promised that they will stick together until they’ll find RJ and their way out.
In the next few hours, they found their way was getting narrower until they were forced to grovel their way on the dirt floor of the cave. Shortly, Kim spotted some kind of a light ahead and thought they were moving towards an exit. The lady doctor crawled hurriedly to reach the light leaving behind the older doctor, but to her dismay, the light vanished suddenly. She tried to look back and was shock to know that her companion was nowhere too. Where is he? Where did he go? She called out his name and only echoes of her feminine voice did she received back.
She remained on the ground and saw a pair of black leather sandals right in front of her. As she looked up, she was taken aback to see the face of Antiochus. Now she understood that doctor Stone was a farce and her companion was the dreaded rebellious archangel.
Antiochus reached out his hand and helped her to get up. But she refused keeping herself out of reach from the evil one. Finally she faced him and outright she asked him where’s RJ. He told her to take it easy; he will tell her where the boy was if she tell him who told her where to look for RJ. Kim denied him of the information telling him that he forgot that she was a psychic. She knew where to look for her fiancé.
Antiochus grabbed her neck and began to choke her. She was gasping for breath as she struggled to get free. The rebel angel was knocked out cold when the jinx hit him hard with a stream of light. While the notorious paranormal being lay unconscious on the ground, dozens of jinx waved their tiny arms to the woman and led her outside the cavern.
She was glad to see the sun again so warm and bright. After getting rid of the dust from all over her body, she started again to search for the father and son. She stopped when she heard a familiar voice from behind her. “Where do you think you’re going, young lady?” Kim saw Thomas James with the freaky looking guy, standing in between Doctor Chloe Jane Stone and him, arms tied up from behind.
She didn’t have to fear Antiochus for she was confident that her tiny friends were just behind her ready to shield her from harm. Besides she had at least four vials of improvised deadly weapons that were inside her backpack. These were the same vials that Jamila had formulated for RJ to combat evil spirits. For her these were enough to put the enemy down for good.
“Where’s RJ, you nincompoop!” Kim yelled. “All right then,” came his reply. “Just don’t move, stay where you are.” The black robe Antiochus raised his arm and pointed his finger to the woman. But Chloe Jane Stone interrupted her supreme master and shouted, “Let me do it.”
Kim stared hard at Thomas James as if to tell the older man to be ready on the run for hostilities was about to start. The lady doctor had already a couple of vials in her hold. The other lady doctor had produced some sort of magic wand in her hand and whipped it in the air and aimed it at Kim. A spit of fire nearly struck the mortal woman by an inch and exploded like a lightning bolt.
The explosion hurled Kim Bauer a few feet away and landed on the hedge unhurt. She got up and ran towards a wooded area. Meanwhile Thomas James hid behind a boulder that was a few feet away from the laughing Antiochus. He was so amused of what was going on so that he forgot his captive.
Chloe Jane started to march to the woods to end the war in the shortest possible time. Kim was just waiting for her behind a elm tree. The vials were at the ready. The monster woman spotted her and started to bombard the tree with amazing devastation. The poor tree was engulfed in fire but Kim was not around. The battle between the two lady doctors didn’t end shortly as it had been expected. It was going to be a long war. Kim was moving irritably from tree to tree to make it difficult for the opposition to have a good target.
The cantankerous female spotted her again. What Kim didn’t know that the enemy has a bionic eye that can operate like the eye of a fly. She could see Kim in every corner of the battleground. Chloe Jane enjoyed pursuing her prey, but then she was hit by something she didn’t understand. She became immovable, in other words she was paralyzed.
to be continued...
Austhor Noel Horlanda