As she passes the lamp oil to Mr. Cobins, Mr. Cobins asks if everyone wants to sit around the fire with even spacing of ten feet from each other so we
get like a five-pointed star within the two rings.
Strangely everybody commits to his instructions and you can see the nervous smiling on their faces, but still, they think it's a joke.
Then Mr. Cobins pours the lamp oil into the first drawn circle behind everyone who's sitting between the two circles. As the oil fills the first ring
and ignites, the fire quickly starts to set the entire ring on fire.
Sian, the protection ring of sian says Alice to Mr. Cobins
as he turns his head to her looking with questioning eyes of knowledge.
The other I don't understand she says.
Mr. Cobins explains and starts to tell that he will speak several words after pouring the oil into the ring of symbols in front of them. And when
igniting it he will speak out another set of words to unlock the portal.
as Jim interrupts.
What portal, you never mentioned any portals John Mac Grierson Cobins!
As he calls out Mr. Cobin's full name.
Did I say portal, then I meant something else, Jim!
as he quickly takes five stones out of his pocket, sealed inside a guild bag with strange branded marks on the side of it.
The five stones as they seem to appear aren't stones but five colored crystals. One pink, red, purple, green, and blue crystals.
Then he says,I put these crystals back into the guild bag and every one of you has to take out one crystal and place it in front of one another
while sitting face forward to the fire between the rings and spaced out as what I told you to do before.
Then he put back the crystals inside the guild bag closing it with a leather strap, he tosses the bag to Alice and says,
do you still know what I'm doing?
denyingly nodding that she's completely lost what will come next she takes out a pink crystal closes up the bag and tossed the bag to Alex.
Alex nearly misses the catch and the bag almost landed outside the outer ring.
Alice screaming, no!
That was close she said.
What could happen, Alice?
as he eagerly wants to know?
Mr. Cobins starts to explain that when the bag would fall outside the outer ring, protection would be lifted but couldn't tell what the consequences
were only known that it would be bad and dangerous for all of them.
Also hiding the full truth from them because it would remember him about the real story of nineteen sixty-eight.
When they all sit cross-legged and evenly spaced apart from each other and having placed the crystals in front of them, Mr. Cobins starts to explain
that he will cast some spells and after he has cast out his last spell they all have to throw their crystals into the fire.
Stop! Jamie screaming, I want out and I don't like this anymore I just thought it was some kind of stupid game to scare us around this campfire but
I get this eerie feeling that it isn't a game anymore, and I want out now!
Jim, Alex, and Jamie start yelling at each other and accusing each other that they all agreed to do this together for fun.
While they all screaming at each other Mr. Cobins resumes his proceedings but stops for a second telling them just to play along for fun ensuring them
that it was a game from the beginning.
All stop immediately looking amazed and fooled at Mr. Cobins
As he's starting to laugh real hard.
Then they all start to laugh and relief can be seen on their faces.Then he resumes and says,boy did I fool you all there, can we play along,
All agree, only Alice seems a bit quiet and confused.
Mr. Cobins resumes his spells speaking out some never heard before language,
bheir e còignear fuireach beò
They all follow his clues and resumes his last spell,
Alice shouted in a loud voice.
At the same time, they all except for Alice throw in their crystals into the campfire while moving their heads towards Alice with clueless
Too late Mr. Cobins says!
A bright light explodes above their heads and beams down a strong bundled bluish-colored light, the whole area lights up and streaks of pure white
flaming light hit a domed barrier just
before their feet.
They all take a step back some protect their eyes as others turn away from the light.
The following happens that the fire collapses inward the opposite from the initial campfire and above their heads, the same fire appears burning
downwards with glassy rippled and what looks like a mirror, as you can see all of them standing around that fire when looking up.
The top of the fire touches the inward burning fire creating a big hole one can see through.
The mirrored fire, Alice mumbles as she continues speaking.
You fooled us all Mr.Cobins
as she looks into his eyes filled with fear.
I'm Sorry Alice as he turns towards her.
And turns back looking up at the mirrored fire.
Alice looks at all the others who all look down into the fire hypnotized, with some strange energetic entangled fluid-like strands connecting the
It takes five to stay alive she then mumbles questioned looking back at Mr. Cobins?
Yes Alice, and four to open the door he resumes.
So your family didn't leave your side she says
No my dear Alice, they were all taken to the other dimension back in sixty-eight and the only way to be with them was through you guys.
you all took the bait I was hoping for.
As she looks up into the mirrored fire she can see his wife and son standing at the other side
reaching out their arms to him, waving to him to cross over.
But, but they are still so young?
she answers back at Mr. Cobins with a stunned but also questioning face?
That's right Alice my dear, you don't age on the other side he answers.
Never, Alice says.
Never Mr. Cobin's answers.
Then Alice says, but I never cast my crystal into the fire?
Mr. Cobins, That's the only part you understood well from all of this he answers.
What will happen to those who did throw those crystals, Alice asks?
But before Mr. Cobins could answer her question a big bright explosion with a loud bang interrupted her conversation.
As blackness enters her sight and blows her away from the fire she passes out....
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