Earth and Eladia are being invaded by a race of destroyers. Only one hope remains for either world to survive, the good will of a mad woman, his daughter. Can Charles Carter convince her to help or will she even care?
“What do you want with me?”
“That choice is yours to make, little sister. Come, sit with us and we will explain. Come girl. Did we wish to harm you, it would have already happened.” Warily, Cheryl approached the strange beautiful woman who had just torn apart her abductors, and then carried her away over the rooftops. “What is your name?”
“Cheryl, my name is Cheryl.”
“Greetings, sister Cheryl. We are Phoenix.”
“Why do you always talk like there are two of you?”
“Because there are actually three of us,” laughed the woman softly. “This being you see is comprised of two others. They were melded to make one, but it did not quite work as it was supposed to. We were supposed to become one, but we are still here and so is the one we made. The part of us that was like you, was called Megan Carter.”
“I remember her. She volunteered at the mission. How did this happen?”
“That is a long tale, Cheryl dear sister, and we have not the time for the telling. Already we hear the sounds of police cars and helicopters. We must hurry. We chose you for your courage, little sister. The race of the Elade is in great need of courageous warriors. If you choose to come with us you would become like us, and serve both as our bodyguard and as a warrior of the Elade.”
“What if I don’t want to go with you?”
“We will put you back on the street, and you will not see us again. Time grows short, Sister Cheryl. You must choose.”
“I’ve had enough of this life,” sighed the girl. “After what they did to me, I don’t ever want to be manhandled again. Do it, Phoenix. Make me like you.”
“Excellent,” cried the strange woman, as she leaped to her feet and, with a wave of her hand, created a wall of liquid moonlight right in front of them. “Take a deep breath, Sister Cheryl, and hold tight to me.” As Cheryl’s hand closed on her, the woman leaped forward carrying Cheryl through the liquid wall and into darkness.
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