Lazerus' Diary Page - 'Burning Heavens'

The below is written in a childlike script on the back of a dirty piece of cloth that appears to have been torn from some type of cold weather clothing.

Below Mara – 04:00 hours

Dear Diary,

A lot has happened since the last time we had the time to talk. I mean here I am, wandering the corridors of Mara, scribbling this on a dirty sheet of parchment and I’ve only bumped into two… three walls so far! That takes amazing skill, am I right? Anyway, as you know me and my ghost pals have a date with old lady Mara and boy… is she a B-word… Big pain in the rump!! :(

So the ride over here was super exciting. I met this woman who reminds me of Ma, you remember her right? I know I do… She’s strong willed, beautiful, and super smart and experienced with cool things! I know she has so much to teach us. Not like that jerk Simon who is with her, always talking about how he was so and so and did this and that… Yeah right… I bet if he found himself on fire in a place about to explode with salvation a mere footstep in front of him he wouldn’t have the smarts to walk forward!

Speaking of things exploding, when we arrived everyone must have been expecting us because the sky was filled with fireworks! Pew pew pew, kabloom!!! Also there was this giant ship that I can’t wait to drive! Vroom! One things for sure though, I’m not going to let Red drive it…

So we all get into this gun cutter, tight squeeze when Gary takes the good seat… And all of a sudden Red rushes to the front, takes the wheel, and crashes it right into a snow bank. A perfectly good ship plowed into the ground for no reason at all… After the crash a few nice men came to help us with their medical guns and healing bullets. I managed to find this awesome gun just lying on the ground, one of our Janissaries must have left it while he was napping…

A lot of the Janissaries must have been sleep deprived because by the end most of them were napping along with Mr. Quaint… He must have got tired after running all that way and playing around with our new friends. Lys, Ross, and Red had a ‘special playtime’ with one of them. I was sad that I wasn’t able to join it, they had so much fun that guy just fell down he was so tired…

But whatever game they were playing they must have won since the prize was a brand new ship! I saw Red eyeing that one but luckily Hadrian put a password on it so he shouldn’t be crashing this one any time soon…

You know diary, I think there is something wrong with this place. I keep… seeing things… Normally I’m good at seeing the future, but the flashes coming here… they can’t be right… I turn a corner and find myself walking with my friends… but they aren’t my friends… It isn’t me… It’s like the future, but it’s not the future… I don’t know how to explain it diary…

And the voices, I hear the voices in my head. But not the good kind, the strange kind. Our voices, Red’s, Mr. Quaint’s, even my own. And I hear a name spoken… A name I’ve never heard… Herrod… Is he the man I see standing with the other us… the man who stands where Kessa stands now… Is this an omen? If it is, I must protect her…

And furthermore…

Oh wait, Red tells us there is a church coming up… How boring does that sound Diary? When was the last time you ever had fun in a Church? Aside from Hive Navole… Exactly… Almost never does anything exciting happen in a church…

So until next time, stay safe diary!

Love,
Lazerus…

Lazerus' Diary Page - 'Burning Heavens'

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