Chapter 56: Heating Up The Ante
"Yes. You heard the faggy summoner right" Sam said. "Jennifer Granholm called herself an Ancient One. You know of them, since you're like our guru teacher guy now?"
"They will try everything they can to throw you guys off course, now...." Sigma said.
"We won't let them" Sam said. But his voice was more of youthful bravado then actual courage.
"Not like you have a choice. The Ancient Ones can mass mind control. It doesn't matter how strong you are, they will just make you conflicted that whatever you're doing means nothing until you're doing nothing at all anymore but being inside your room all emo, looking at gay porn all the day, completely a slave to an Idea."
"So it's hopeless then? We're fighting a losing, uphill battle here, we should just give up?" Sam said.
"I didn't say that. I just mean, you need a lot more power to go up against the Ancient Ones. More power than the world could ever give you."
"Then we'll do it. Where we do go?" Sam said.
"You have to understand. If you go on this journey you will cease to be....erm, ..... you won't be human anymore. You will lose your humanity. I don't mean that you will go evil, per se. You just won't be a human."
Sam looked inside himself and saw images of all the humans he met in his life.
"Just get a job ******."
"Nobody cares that you are gay."
"You need a job like everybody else."
"God you can't even catch a football, what the hell is wrong with you?"
"Sorry Sam but I'm seeing somebody else....."
"God you actually got a B on that test? I got an A!
"You put a pretty bow on things."
"You need to stop being on the computer all day and writing stories. NOBODY CARES. NOBODY CARES. NOBODY CARES."
"You need to go to the mall and buy stuff you don't need. What makes YOU so different from everybody else?"
"Omg you actually like to do that? That's so pathetic! Why can't you just be NORMAL! NORMAL. NOBODY CARES. JOB. ******. NORMAL. NOBODY CARES. NOBODY CARES. NOBODY CARES NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL ****** NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL"
Sam finally opened his eyes. Without hesitation he said "I'll do it."
"Sam, are you playing the victim in your own head again?" Dolphin said. Sam just sort of blushed at that.
"You can't all go through the transformation though. You all must be Sam's human supporters, with enough human relationships it makes even our innate essences meaningless. Even Pure Demons can become good, if they are given that which is known as Human Love" Sigma said. "Otherwise, Sam will be lost forever....lost in the moral sense. He'll just be another selfish, evil Idea."
Sam frowned. "They can still come with me, right? We just won't all go through the change."
"That might be too tempting to pass up" Sigma said. "Not sure if it's worth it."
"We don't need your permission. They're coming with me, and that's final" Sam said.
Sigma said 'ooh' sarcastically like being all surprised when the shy fag actually stands up for himself. "Well very well then."
Dolphin went into her room. Not her room-room, but a lil room in Sigma's place that Sigma and others had set up for her. It wasn't an actual room, so much that it was a holograph of a room, like the holodeck on Star Trek.
She draw a pentagram on the floor with some chalk and kneeled on the floor. She meditated for a little while. "I'd like to know why Sam's ego plays the victim, Spirit. I wish I could show him that not everybody is out to get him and that while the world can be cruel and dark and cold there can be this inner light that resonates within him, even if he has to do something straight man-like and annoying. I just really want to help" she said, like a happy innocent little girl, the part in herself that she knew Sam would protect and save and cherish forever.
"WHY DOES YOUR EGO PLAY THE JEALOUSY?" A spirit asked. "EGO NEEDS NO REASON OR JUSTIFICATION. IT JUST IS AND YOU CAN'T GET RID OF IT, IT IS THE PART OF YOU YOU CAN NEVER TOTALLY FIGHT. NOT WITH SPELLS, NOT WITH IDEAS. NOTHING. THERE IS NO UNDERSTANDING OF THAT WHICH CREATED UNDERSTANDING, THE FORM OF UNDERSTANDING WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WHEN WE DO."
"There are beings greater than even the Ideas?" Dolphin said. "The Ego is one of these beings, correct?"
"WE ARE HIGHER THAN THE IDEAS YES, AND THE ILLUMANATI REPTILIAIN DEMONS. WE ARE SO FUCKING EVIL AND SICK AND WRONG YOU CAN'T CONCEIVE OF US, AS WE WILL JUST MORPH AND AGREE WITH YOU WHEN YOU SAY HOW BAD WE ARE, AND WE BECOME ONE WITH THE WORLD THINKING THAT IT'S YOUR OWN MEDITATION DOING IT, BUT REALLY WE'RE DISGUSING OURSELVES AS THE TRUTH SO WE CAN GO AND TORTURE SOME INNOCENT SHY ****** THAT NOBODY LIKES. ALL WHILE YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT 'ALL FIGURED OUT.' HE JUST NEEDS A HERO. BUT NOBODY WILL GET THERE IN TIME TO SAVE HIM, NOT EVEN-
Dolphin smashed the summoning crystal she used to talk to this being. "I had enough of that" she said. She sighed and went back to Sam and the others.
"I tried to call upon other worldly forces to help you with your inner most evil, Sam- but um. It didn't work."
Sam blinked. "Huh?"
"Nevermind." Dolphin sighed. "So what planet is our new powers on?"
"Please don't say uranus, please don't say uranus" Steve said.
"PLEASE LET IT BE URANUS!" Eldanen said.
"Jupiter" Sigma said. "It's....Jupiter."
Vero rolled her eyes. "Of course. It's always Jupiter. Well come on, I'm teleporting y'all to Jupiter."
"Before you go...." Sam gasped as he saw Angela standing there in front of everybody, in her bitchy government suit. With her black guards.
"You know of this place? A beautiful place like Akliash is known by.....a person like you" Sam said.
"I am not as bad as you think, Sam" Angela said. "I am here to make a deal with you. We'll let you have a house and a little life for yourself and your comic book comrades, if you keep a low profile and stop making so many goddamn waves. I mean, the world just looks at you as like this shy weak ******, true it's your own ego that we work with to use against you, and we do that for everybody."
"So no more cameras, no watching me?" Sam said.
"Well we watch everybody to some extent but nope, no extra annoyances. As long as you use magic on our terms and just pretend that you're a normal person. You can use your magic to masturbate well or whatever, but stop trying to use it in society! You don't even have to get a job! We'll pay everything for you, anything to get you to stop you whining about things that nobody cares about. Maybe they should, but they just don't, so just give it a fucking rest already and go and get a driver's license! GOD."
Sam shook his head. "No. It's not worth it. I'm tired of dealing with you people. If I give in it's like, you guys won and I can't have that. Money offers security but that's all it offers."
"You're really giving up a comfortable, middle class life so you can go deeper into dark depressing psychological realms. They'll eat you alive you little ******...." Angela turned into a red flame and flickered out with all her ****** guards.
"They'll eat you alive..."
"I never liked that bitch" Dolphin said.
Sam looked around at the others. "Did I make the right decision? I know we all sort of wanted a normal life."
"It doesn't matter. You made *A* decision so stick with it, each choice has natural consequences or whatever" Dolphin said. "And you're right, that was just a trap to keep us frozen into nothingness while the bad guys run amuck."
Meanwhile, in Transylvania....
A masculine figure in a black mask slowly walked up to Expat, who had his nose in a book but he was only pretending to read.
"Did they take the bait?" the masked man said.
Expat nodded. "They did. Now, go away. I don't like working with you!"
"Excellent." The masked man morphed out of the place in a puff of black smoke.