When Locutous arrived at the basilica, he was taken down to the excavation. Locutous looked down into the vault storage area and saw Gyorgy sitting with his crew talking about the artifact. Locutous looked at the open coffin and was pissed, and he let everyone know it. Locutous knew if the risk was great enough, the dark gypsy dig team might try to steal a valuable artifact. He knew they couldn’t be trusted. He screamed, “Who took the original spear?”
Gyorgy looked up and pointed at the coffin and said, “Locutous, this is as we found it. No one has touched the inside of the coffin, let alone the spear.”
“Do not play me for a fool. Where is the real spear?” asked Locutous.
“I swear. This is as we found it,” pleaded Gyorgy.
Locutous pointed to a gypsy standing next to the coffin and said, “Hand me the spear. Someone is going to die for this.”
Looking back, Lucifer thought that was a very prophetic statement.
Yoska bent over to grab the spear, but the skeleton’s hand just wouldn’t let go of it. Gyorgy, seeing the impatience on the face of Locutous, said, “Hurry, Yoska, we haven’t all day!”
Yoska lifted the skeleton arm and began to slide the spear through the bony fingers of the hand. When the spear tip got to the palm of the skeleton, Yoska tried to guide the spear between the skeleton’s white fleshless fingers and accidently cut his own palm with the tip of the sharp spear. He began to scream as if he were taking on all the pain of the world.
An abnormal mix of water and blood started flowing from the small cut on Yoska’s palm. Lucifer was now sure these fools had found the Spear of Destiny. Lucifer could see it wasn’t a drip, drip, drip of fluid but more like a slow faucet flow. The crew attempted to stop the stream of fluids pouring from the small wound in Yoska’s palm by applying a cloth with direct pressure, while he screamed in agony. They couldn’t stifle the loss of liquids. Yoska continued screaming in pain until he mercifully died only seconds after he had cut his palm. A look of horror was frozen on his face. Workers shivered with fear as they watched from the shadows. Yoska appeared to be drained of all bodily fluids. The loss of water and blood from his body was so complete that his skin looked like leather dried so severely in the desert sun, it had begun to crack.
Gyorgy looked at Locutous and said, “It’s true, the old stories of Christ on the cross. When the Roman soldier pierced his side to see if he was alive, blood and water flowed from the dead body of Christ. It is said he bled for our sins, and the water he shed was for our purification. What do we do now, Locutous?”
Title: The One Path
Author: Larry S. Gerovac
Lucifer asked the Gypsies, “What is the punishment for killing a Dark Warrior?” There was absolute silence. All the Gypsies were in fear for their lives. They did not want to draw the attention of this powerful demon.
Jal, seeing an opportunity for himself yelled, “Life for life.” Lucifer watched as Rayus tried to warn his dad by tugging on his arm.
That evil grin appeared on Lucifer’s face once again as he said, “Jal, was that you?”
Seizing his opportunity he said, “Yes, my Lord Lucifer.”
In this second book of the God Chronicle trilogy, Thomas, God’s Last Prophet, realizes that the only way to beat Lucifer, and prevent Armageddon is by stopping the birth of the Antichrist. In his efforts to find Lucifer, Thomas gets bonked on the head by the Pope using a religious artifact, gets beat up by Gypsies, and almost killed by demons. Eventually, Thomas teams up with a stuttering genius that is possessed by a fallen angel. The unlikely threesome seems to click on all cylinders as they work together and chase Lucifer through Europe. Will collaborating with a fallen angel prove to be a bad choice?
Larry was born and raised in the Midwest. He is a first generation American, U.S. Navy Veteran, ex-Air Traffic Controller, and a retired nuclear worker. He loves science, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His goal is to entertain readers for many years with some truly out of this world stories.