Chapter twelve: A long time ago
“Pair of opposites. Good and evil. Black and white. Male and female. Human and God. Angel and devil. That is why they are on either side.
To get to the next level in the world you need to bring with you the pair of opposites for balance.” AJ looked at One. If you are the female since…well…you are the only female leader, and I am the one with the red source, it leaves one position missing. Your opposite. The male.
Shall we line up in our spots and each of the other C/Os can take turns in the male spot until, well, something happens?”
“Yes,” said One. “That does sound like a plan. What if nothing happens? Or what if something happens? I guess there is no way to be ready for this. But this is what we had hoped for. This moment. Some day. And today is the day.
Kal fell to both knees and started to sob. “It’s ok Kal. Things will be fine. Don’t worry,” said AJ. “I’ll protect you. Nothing will happen to you. We’ll be as safe as we can.”
“OK, thanks AJ, I’ll just need a minute. Catch my breath. My teeth are chattering. That’s a new one.” Kal, started to come to his feet and the game began.
“One, take your place with your source. I’ll take mine. Can you…um…tell…um… the other C/Os to line up and take turns to be your opposite? Hopefully something happens!”
One by one the C/O took turns standing in the male spot on the pair of opposites, sources in hand. Nothing. Silence. AJ stepped out of his area. “Well that is everyone.”
“Well there is one thing,” said One. “It’s the oddest thing. There is one more source. It was found here as well. We left it here in the tunnel. It is purple.” She looked at one of the C/Os and he walked down the tunnel and came back with it.
“Yes. Purple. Of course,” said AJ. “Purple is the opposite of gold. Yes. That is the source. But if all of the C/Os have connected to their gold source canes then who does the purple one connect to?”
Everyone looked at Kal. “Oh no. Not me. I am just a flawed one of them. No no no. Not me. I’m not a C/O. I’m just a kid.” Down he went again on both knees. “Oh come on! Not now. Oh jeez. Can one of you C/Os help me with this falling on my knees thing?”
AJ walked over to Kal, helped him to his feet and handed him the purple source. “Yikes. That really smarts. Did you feel that?”
“No,” said AJ. “But I’m not suppose to. Only the owner feels the source. Now we know for sure. You are a C/O after all. Flaws and all.”
“Now…” He walked Kal to the male side of opposites, One took her spot, and AJ stepped into his spot. “On three we hit our sources on the ground. Ready?”
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