A bar on Faroe...Mature

VI:  Dragging his feet along to the next yellow line that he had to stand behind and face forward. Jin was really uneasy about prison, and all the stuff he'd seen in movies. Though, he didn't show it, just had a half-smirk on his face and was respectful to all the guards who continued to impel him to his final destination for the next nine or so years. Jin had nothing to live for, and nothing to die for. He got to his destination at the end of the stops along the way in Texarkana, Texas, and the Telford Texas Department of Criminal Justice unit. What he experienced when he got there was freedom! Prison life was much better than the hell he had experienced in county jail. Even though Jin had no one to send him money or books. He hustled his way, everyday. Get a pressed suit or 2 from his job at the laundry, help write a letter with nuances and distinction for prisoners who wanted to sound educated, to buying and selling hand rolled cigarettes. The funny thing was not just that the paper they were rolled in used to be a Bible, it actually was that the pages in the Bibles the government gave to them were the thick kind. Life was as good as it was going to get locked up. And then it happened, he got his hands on "The Self-Aware Universe" by Dr. Amit Goswami and he was hooked. The book pretty much had the same epiphanies inside of it as Julius Gris did. All about quantum mechanics, and how this universe seems to be sentient. Jin put his own two cents in though by relating it all to religion and God. For two years he studied that book, along with any other book on a religion other than Christianity. Finally, after all that time, he reread the Gospels of Jesus Christ. And holy shit, Jesus states in John 10:34 that, "Ye are gods". Most people that he talked to in prison just dismissed his ideas as the raving of a lunatic. The few that did actually give it serious thought pointed out that Jesus was referring to Psalm 82:6. Jin, though, thought differently. Why would Jesus state that normal men are gods just because they passed judgement on Him? Wouldn't that make everyone a god that makes his own decisions? Wouldn't that give an explanation to Dr. Amit Goswami book's perplexity, i.e. a human is needed in order to collapse a quantum probability wave (when unobserved a particle has a minute possibility of being anywhere but a higher probability of being at a certain spot giving the wave it's name). After four years and give or take twenty days. Jin gets called to a visit. "Who the hell knows me?", he thought to himself. At the table the guard was pointing to a striking red head with shorter hair, and glasses. Jin sits down across from the lady, and the first thing that comes out of the lady's mouth is, "Remember your time in jail, Jin?", she continues without interruption, "Well, life was ... complicated for you wasn't it?""Who the hell are you, even though I appreciate the visit?!""Rachel Ionescu is my name, and you, sir, are an angel!""Wait, wait, what the ...?", Jin blabbed."Look around you Jin, we're not in Texas any more", and with that statement they were sitting in a booth at a bar with everyone speaking a language Jin had never heard before..."Ok, so let me get this straight. What am I now?""Here, let me illustrate this better,", and at once they were floating a couple of miles high in the sky.  "Holy shiznickle, lady! Am I glad that you've come into my life! But tell me why I was chosen!""We are the Guardians of Myrr, angels to a non-existant God.""Whaddya mean, non-existant?"Just relax Jin, we will explain everything to you shortly. For now, would you like to go back to that bar and get a lady a drink?""I have no clue what language those people were speaking! How the hell am I supposed to get you a drink?""Easy, here", and they were back to their booth,"afsakið þjóninn", she asked over the din of good natured chatter. "Já, elskan min góða", he replied. To which Rachel gave Jin a strong kick to the shin, and blinked her eyelashes."tveir Martini á steinum", came out of Jin's mouth from his habit of going with the flow and speaking his mind."Ok, this is seriously weird!", Jin asserted after about a two second thought on the matter. "You are using that quantum computer that is lodged inside your skull to tune into our signals. I just flipped your switch, baby."That's when Jin downed his iced Martini and took Rachel's and downed that one as well. "Well, that was rude of you, but no matter, I have better chemicals than alcohol. This was just to loosen you up, would you like two more?""Umm, let me think about that for a sec. Yes, yes I would""tveir kynlíf á ströndinni", Jamie yelled over to the waiter. "This is Icelandic we're speaking by the way, and you have successfully completed your first interaction with God, but I will let my partner speak to you about all that."
VII : 
Juli awoke feeling better than he had in years! "Wonder what he sprayed on that marijuana?", he thought. Everything around him was pitch black, and even though it did not hurt anymore. His hand tingled from where he had burned himself. Recalling the lamp on the nightstand on the right side of the bed. He put his feet down on smooth, ceramic-like ground. Even though his feet had found purchase, his hand did not. There was nothing on either side of the bed, and all around him was darkness. "Hello? Hello!", he repeated to no one in particular. "Jesus, this can't be real." I appear out of thin air, and beside me is Rachel, a stunning brunette. The walls, positioned in an octagon and at least fifty meters from each other, begin to gradually give off light.  "Good morning, Jules. I do hope that you are feeling alright. Well, are you?", I ask. "Yeah, yeah... Feeling terrific, but who are you again, and what in the nine hells is this?", came Juli's reply. Taking a look around himself and blinking like there were flashes of light every other second. Then as he looks at his hands and arms, I take a nanosecond to dress him up properly. "Oh, what the fuck?!" Juli exclaims after noticing his attire."Relax, Juli. You are an angel now as I promised, just sit back and enjoy the ride until told to otherwise. This beautiful young lady beside me is Rachel. She's all of seventeen billion years old, give or take a few hundred mill. She looks better than she did twenty seven point eight four million years ago when she became my wife." Juli's jaw is hanging open as he stares at Rache baffled.  "Let's go somewhere a bit more lively than this dump," and with a bat of my own eyelashes we are transported to Tjornuvic in the Faroe Islands (north of the UK and west of Norway). Standing in a night landscape with light streaming out of a nearby edifice. I realize that it is a lot colder than I expected it to be, and immediately conjure three jackets out of the nether. "Here you go Rache and Juli." I murmur towards my companions. "Even though those of us with a little time under our belts do find the cold invigorating. Poor Juli thinks that he's in a refridgerator right now. We will only be outside for another what Rachel?" "About two more minutes now," came Rachel's melodically instantaneous response. So, I put my hands in my pockets, and out comes a cigarette and a lighter for Juli. "Oh man, you read my mind!", came his hushed reply. "No, you just thought of smoking when you saw the cigarette. You cannot fool a telepath, Juli.", I reckoned. I could no longer read Juli's mind, but the poker player in me knew a bluff when faced with one. Wondering why in the universe they were both speaking so quietly. I lay all my cards on the table and ask in a severe tone, "What are you two whispering about, the only people about are inside!" With the sounds still vibrating in the cold, dark air. The front door opens and out walks Rachel. She looks around, sees us, and starts walking our way.  I can imagine Juli's thoughts as he looks from Rachel to the other Rachel and back to Rachel. The Rachel that just came out of the building walks up to us and says, "Hi! Bye!", and disappears into thin air. "That was absolute schizophrenia, wasn't it, boys?", the only Rachel left asks. To which I reply, "I should've figured that you were that talented, Rachel. Only, why did we never try that trick in more subtle places?". To which Rachel replies, "I don't know, babe. I've never imagined sharing you with anyone, even myself... Anyhow, we'll discuss this another time, in better circumstances. Now, let's go get Jin." Juli's about two thirds  of the way done with his cigarette, and still puffing away. "Juli, don't toss out your cigarette. Just follow us." And he nods as if he understands, which I suppose he does in his dazed mindframe. As I stand there holding the door open for the two of them. A chill runs down my spine, figuratively, when I notice Juli letting Rachel go first and then checking out her ass as she does. As I let go of the door, I smack Juli upside the head semi-lightly, "Don't even think about it, young blood.", I warn him. "Sorry, man, force of habit," came his reply as we step inside a sauna like atmosphere of heat along with cigarette smoke. Rachel leads them to the table she was sharing with Jin and sits down. I sit next to my Rachel, and Juli sits down next to Jin. "Hello Jin, I am Dan. Rachel's my wife, and this here is Juli.", I announce. "Heya Dan, I was starting to take a liking to ... your wife. But then she got me drunk, and I forgot all about asking about her personal life. Hell, I even forgot her name. A lot of things have happened to me today, and I've lost track of where my thoughts are or should be. Oh, don't mind me, I'm just as drunk as a skunk." To which I snap my fingers and state, "And now you aren't because I can't abide that devil water. Used to just make me do or say stupid things, but now it just tastes funky."  "Juli and Jin, do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?" To which both assent that "Yes, hearing you loud and clear", Juli. Then, "Reading you five by five Charliehorse", Jin.  "Alright, let me begin by congratulating you two, and welcoming you to the afterlife, so to speak. No, you are not dead, but you, Jin, are getting older by the second. Juli is undergoing the transition to a more suitable form. While you, Jin, just believe that you've poisoned yourself with alcohol and are dead. The question remains, though, how did you manage to ingest that much alcohol in prison, and why are you not light headed anymore?" Jin just sits there dumbfoundedly realizing that he isn't drunk anymore. "Wait a second, Dan, how the hell am I not buzzed? I must've drank ten martinis by now.", Jin inquires of me. "Haha, the same way that...", I make a subtle motion of my right shoulder transporting all four of us, "we are now in my "office"." And sure enough, when Jin and Juli look around they are surrounded by books and paintings, instead of drunk Icelanders. Everything is quiet and serene, as well.

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