|Order of the True Faith
Author: Luna Ice PM
The secrets of the world's shadows slowly emerge. The lies become burdensome and are cast aside.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,560 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 01-29-13 - Published: 01-07-13 - id: 3090152
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Order of the True Faith
~Long, long ago, beyond the veil of lands, came a shadow of truth – a glimpse of fate. The one true light brought the one true faith to the place where it was needed most.
The one true land of the setting sun and the rising Heavens~
"Who is this?" Julie enquired, the sleek black mobile pressed to her right ear.
Her left arm was crossed over her chest. She stood a foot away from the window. The blinds were tightly shut. Small grey slats of light fell upon the floor. Her eyes were directed ahead despite the lack of visibility.
A quiet and gravelly voice came from the mobile. She shifted her weight onto her right leg. A deep frown spread across her face. She inclined her head slightly.
"I understand," she murmured.
Her voice was as smooth as silk. She shifted her weight onto her left leg. The man on the other end of the line continued speaking. His tone was low. He spoke at a relatively slow pace. He was relaxed and at ease.
Julie lifted the mobile away from her face. She stared at it distastefully for a moment. A snap rang out as she flicked it shut. She placed the mobile into her right back pocket. It fit exactly. She glanced over her shoulder, hand still in her pocket.
The room was unlit. The only light came from the sole window. It failed to even reach her. The couch, kitchenette and coffee table were cloaked by the darkness. Julie turned. She didn't need the light to see. She glanced at the room; sweeping from one side to the other. She saw nothing of interest.
Her eyes fluttered closed for a moment. The soft sound of footsteps rang out in the stillness. It was a man. He dared to approach her apartment. He sounded to be of a large build. His size worked against his discretion. He was not of good intentions.
Julie smiled softly. It seemed that the call was nothing more than a diversion. She sensed that the two men were at odds with one another. They had different goals and different ways of getting what they wanted. One seemed a leader whilst the other seemed to be a much treasured, but disposable, weapon.
She began to walk. Her feet lead her to the wall. The L shape of the apartment hid her. She lingered in the far corner. Her eyes were fixated upon the door. Her arms were crossed disapprovingly over her chest.
The door trembled. The handle turned half of the distance before turning back. The man tried again. The door swung open. He stepped into the shadows. He raised his right wrist to his eye level. The red glowing light of an infra-red camera cast its eerie glow about the room.
He inched forward but the entire room was empty. There was almost no trace of it having been lived in. He turned to the first door. It opened to a small black bathroom. It too was empty. A foot away was another door. He opened it and found the bedroom to be equally as small, black and empty.
He frowned and looked around once more. There was no difference. He made his way out. The door closed with a pleasing quietness. He dialled a number on his mobile. There was an immediate response – a robotic one. The number that he was dialling was currently occupied.
It irritated him. He kept his mouth shut. His aggravated mood was in stark contrast to the man he tried to call. That man was cackling to himself. He hid in the shadows of an underground base. The landline was pressed to his ear.
"Julie, I have the information! I know who's tailing you!" he exclaimed; his voice full of lies and feigned concern. "He is-"
"I know," she replied.
He was silenced. He hadn't heard her pick up her phone. He was meant to be speaking to her voicemail. He was meant to be innocently unaware that she had just been murdered. He took a steadying breath before returning to sounding jovial.
"That's so good! What are you going to do?" he was a good voice actor.
"Why don't you tell me who hired you? I know your ploy. The game is up," she smiled wryly. "I will find you, Joshua. Just wait and see. Make the game easier for me."
Author's Note: I think my updates might slow down a little. I'm currently working on chapter 5. The work is so very enjoyable. I think this story is wonderful. I love working on this. I'm also working on a few other projects. They're for FictionPress, Fanfiction and my own personal writings. This story won't be left for months at a time unless I go on another hiatus. There will be a few days separating uploads. I can't leave you all waiting, can I?
Thank you for reading. I hope that you've enjoyed this chapter. I apologise if you're unsatisfied.