Chapter Eighteen

"You have read my book so you obviously know about Foltor and those of Light." Gregtree said.

"We know the basics but every since I read this story it seems to be taking over my life. Korbin here was even kidnapped by these people!" Steven replied.

"Not kidnapped, protected. Mr. Korbin, you are going to play a serious role in what is to come."

"And what role is that?" Korbin asked.

Gregtree shrugged. "I don't know. We of Light only know what we need to know for our purpose. My purpose is to teach people like you what I know so that you may help us."

"Help you fight Them?" Steven asked.

Gregtree shuddered. "Yes," was all he said.

"Well, we don't know how to do this! Why us?"

"An elder came to both of you. This is a sign that you are Protectors. I already know how Mr. Korbin was discovered but not yours, Doctor."

Steven sighed. "I used to live in New Orleans. I lived there in a nice big house with my wife. Then we had a baby. She became obsessed with that baby, more than was normal for a mother. She would never set him down and never let me hold him. Finally, she told me that I couldn't even be in the same room as them. I didn't know what to do, so I left. I moved to New York and opened my practice. Then a few days ago Korbin came. He's my brother-in-law. He told me something was wrong with the house. We went back to New Orleans. Korbin disappeared, I guess that's when he was kidnapped. I opened a door and one of The Light was there. She vaguely explained things and then I read your book. Now I'm here."

Gregtree nodded. "Yes, that sounds like Ligeia, one of the elders."

"She didn't look old."

"We of Light can choose our appearance to be anything we like. She probably chose the form she did to get your trust."

"Well, I don't trust her and I don't trust you either. How do I know you didn't make all this up?"

"If you really thought that, you wouldn't have come. Now, it's time to go."

The End

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