meteor shower went on for five days straight, which has never happened before
not since the beginning of this world. The story is that Galum created us, our
God. Galum decided we needed protection, including protection from showers like
this, this protection was been up for billions of years but it’s went down and
we did not know why. The priest who is child of Galum interprets his father.
For us, the Valadamirs we worship him not as a father but as everything. The
Valadmirs are an ancient civilization that was here before the beginning of
time. The priest says Galum was mad at us for being selfish and his father
might end us all. But he will not end me, Galum chose me I am the pure bred.
girl is chosen when the priest turns 30, all the girls that turn sixteen that
year are examined but only one is chosen. We stood on the steps of the
cathedral, and we were examined by the priest, and the purest girl was chosen
to breed a child with the priest to continue the line of Galum on going for
centuries after us. This did not happen. The Galum gene always wins over
Valadmirs blood, they want the purest blood so the Galum gene is not tainted.
There would have been no trace of me in his blood, he would have been a boy
Galum wills only boys to be the priest, and I had a rune on me that only makes
me bare a boy. I have a permanent rune on me that mark me as the priest
Maybe it’s the fact that they thought I was pretty or that I
went to the cathedral once a day, when we only needed to go twice a week, or maybe
because I found beauty in everything. I don’t know why they chose me; the
explanation was that your blood was the purest, nothing more. I loved Galum
more than myself, I would have done anything for him but surprisingly I was not
happy about the fact I was the chosen one. When he announced the chosen one in
front of the whole world the Valadamirs lit up.
“Galum has spoken, Valexia Morgenstern is the pure breed.”
The priest said with a quiver of happiness. I stood on the pedestal accepting
my fate with a neutral look. My stomach churned, as he announced the date that
we would of had the child.
“Galum wants the offspring born on the 14 of July,” the
priest said giving me my special cloak. The cloak was beautiful, a white silk
that wrapped around my neck and down to my feet trimmed with gold and golden
bow that wrapped around my waist. But that did not feel right, everything felt
There was something wrong I knew it, it wasn’t just the
meteors my parents would not stay still, they would not talk to me, and people came
over constantly. My parents were the cool and collected type, something was
wrong and they knew what. Every time I asked my mom told me that the pure bred
is not suppose to be worried and she sent me off to my room. I got no response
at all from my father; he rushed back and forth from his office to the front
door where new faces come in and out of my house.
The sixth day arrived; the meteors had stopped falling from
the sky. Galum granted us another day of beauty, or so I thought. There was
something that still made my stomach churn, the sun rose like every day but
some was not right. My parents still acted strange. My father stayed in his
office much like he had for the months before the end came and my mother was in
the kitchen looking like something took the life out of her.
“Mother I am not a child, tell me what is going on.”
“There are forces much greater than Galum.” She said sad and
distant, looking at her hands that were pale and weak.
“How can you say such a thing? Galum is stronger than life
“Valexia, I hope you never have to see those forces.” She
looked into my eyes with a strong steady hold “I hope those forces are far
away, for I fear they are near. Only if…”
“Mother this is insane, Galum created this world and everything
in it. He is God, the god of everything.” I thought he was the God of
“There are worlds beyond our world, Galum is not the only
creator. Yes he created us but…” her eyes looking dazed, I interrupted suddenly
and dismissed the idea of something being greater than Galum.
“GALUM, is everything no force is greater than him.” Angry I
stormed out of the door, I went to the cathedral. As I walked down the street
everyone greeted me, and offered me groceries, antiques. I forgot for a moment
that I was the pure bred; I put a sweet smile across my face.
“I am very gracious for all of your offerings, I shall be
back later to accept this wonderful gifts after I return from the cathedral.” I
said politely, smiled at everyone and they all nodded. Mother always said a
pure bred that walks proud through the streets gives hope to the hopeless. Anyone
who lost hope we right but I didn’t know that then. I walked down the street
where the cathedral stood, I approached the cathedral and the world shook.
I ran to the cathedral as fast as I could, my golden bow
came unloose fell to the ground. The world shook again, I reached the steps of
the cathedral and the priest was lying on the steps begging.
He said “Father take the creatures away, save me.” He
pointed toward the sky. I had not noticed the things in the sky. The things
were shiny silver, and were floating in the sky. I stood their puzzled; I didn’t
know what they were. The world shook but this time the force threw by body to
the ground. The crawled by way to the priest his eye were closed, I touched his
arm and his eyes flung open.
“Come now.” He said and I obeyed. I struggled up the steps
of the cathedral pulling the priest to the door. Before we entered the
cathedral I looked back. The silver things landed and things came out of a door
on the silver thing, they looked like us. I remember my mother talking about
the forces bigger than Galum and that Galum was not the only creator. Could it
be that we are not alone? I saw one of things that looked like us killing one
of the Valadamirs, what happened to our protection? Where was Galum? What are
these things? They attacked us tearing down every part of the world. The
screams from people echoed through my ears.
“Where is Galum?” I whispered. I watched my world die,
Valadamir by Valadamir. They burned my homes, my crops, and my family. I
watched my world go to ash as I stood on the steps of the cathedral.
“Where is Galum?” I whispered. I turned but the doors of the
cathedral were closed, the priest escaped through its doors. I stood there; I
soon turned to ash as well.