Chapter 3 is now officially online. I want to add some humor to the story, so let's see how this goes.
"What do you want from me? Listen, if it's about that cat I said was sorry! How was I supposed to know how far flamethrowers can go?!" Egil panicked.
"Calm down my child, you have no reason to fear. You are among friends."
"The prophecy said you would be taller…." The mystic voice pondered.
"Hey! Watch it! You, um….who are you?" Egil asked.
"You shall see my entity soon enough, but now is not the time. There are spies everywhere"
"Oh yeah, sure. I really hope there aren't assassins here to." Egil said sarcastically.
The voice did not pick up on the hint of sarcasm in her voice and took Egil's response seriously. "True, true. Then it would be best if we hurried along then." Before Egil could say anything, a sudden explosion from in front of her knocker Egil off her feet onto her back. As she lifted her head up, Egil noticed a very bright portal had opened up allowing her to see moving figures.
"Hehe. Neat trick, what are we watching?" Egil inquired.
"You are very self-confident my child, maybe to the point of narcissism. Hmmm?" The voice countered
"Now look into the portal. While the events that will take place before you occurred years ago, its significance is no less important now." The voice commanded.
Egil, slightly annoyed, obeyed. She thought the sooner this was over, the sooner she would get out of here.
Through the portal there was the inside of an ancient temple, overgrown with vegetation. Two men with staffs and hoods that covered their identity stood watch over some glowing object.
"So what is this sup…."
"Silence" Egil was cut off.
"You learn with your eye and ears, not your mouth." The voice said.
Egil resumed watching the portal. Just when she thought she was going to be there for an eternity looking an unchanging scene, the side wall of the temple was blown open by some external force. The guards immediately sprang into action. They lifted their rods, which began glowing blue, and ran into the dust and rubble. Thirty seconds had passed until both guards were thrown out of the now settling dust. One landed on his back, while the other on his stomach. Both appeared to be heavily bruised and their garments were badly torn. Out of darkness, a tall figure suavely walked past the two unflinching hooded men. Without any sense of danger, he slowly made his way towards the center of the room where, on a pedestal, stood a blue cube. At the very moment he touched the glowing blue object his entire being disappeared, along with the cube, and everything was calm once more. The glowing portal closed, and left a stunned Egil standing still trying to gather the significance of what she had just witnessed.
"Do you now understand the gravity of our situation?" The voice inquired.
"Well, it would make it a lot easier if I knew who those people were."
"Yes, it would. Unfortunately not even I know the answer to that question. That is for you to discover."
"W-w-w-w-wait. You have the power to manipulate time and space at your whim, but you lack the ability to recognize a face 8 feet away? What, did you forget your contacts oh all powerful being?
"While you have the strength and aggression of your birth name, you lack his humility and morals."
"My birth name?" Egil asked.
"So you are unaware of the legends then?" The voice inquired.
"No, not really. No one really Googles their name anymore because they are afraid to see the results." Egil snickered.
"Gogol? Wha- never mind, I don't want to know. Well, since you are unaware I will enlighten you."
"You seriously have never heard of Google? Huh, some all knowi-"
"Do you want to learn or not?" The voice threatened.
"Yeah, sure." Egil responded.
"Egil was a powerful, intelligent, and moral man from Norse mythology. He was once considered an unstoppable Viking. That is, until the brotherhood put an end to him. Egil had an unequivocally dominant force on his side. It was the blue crystal of Xzen. It provided him with strength and longevity, during which time he prospered. One day the crystal was gone, and shortly after Egil died of old age. The brotherhood deemed it necessary to prevent any one person from holding that much power. It was hidden and protected for centuries, until it was stolen 7 years ago." The voice explained.
"Now do you understand?"
"Yeah, I was named after some sweaty Viking who had a magic gem that kept him alive until some hooded guy stole it, and now another hooded guy stole it from them."
"I'm not sure if I believe you though." Egil Doubted.
"Your belief in me is of no consequence. Make the right choices, follow the correct path, and you shall accomplish your mission."
"Listen, I'm not going on a wild goose hunt for something that I don't even know is real. Right now I need to be on my…"
"Nuts! I gotta get out of here!"
Just then a bright light consumed Egil and she felt herself being brought back into consciousness. She could hear one last reminder from the mysterious voice as she left:
"Remember these words…"
When Egil made it back into the real world, she noticed she was sitting in her ship.
"Wha-How did I get in here?" Egil said to herself.
The stewardess who was eavesdropping heard Egil and answered her question.
"Oh, you're awake. This fine gentleman saw you passed out on the floor and noticed you had a ticket for the same ship he was headed for in your hand. Fortunately we have a doctor on staff who just said you were slightly dehydrated. You were given some injections to fix that. Yep, you are one lucky lady to be here right now." The stewardess explained.
"Ok, well thanks." Egil replied.
"No problem, I'll be here if you need anything." The stewardess replied happily.
Egil looked to her left and saw the man that found her was asleep. She decided to thank him later, and started thinking about something.
"Weird, I drank plenty of water before I left. Hmmm, I wonder if it had anything to do with- no what am I thinking?"
Egil then remembered something else and promptly pulled out her phone and Googled something quickly.
"Ugh, he's real! Stupid Viking." Egil muttered to as she drifted off back to sleep.
Done and done. Another chapter complete! See you later. Remember to Review if you can.