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Redefining the Soul Mate
Princess meets prince who turns out to be a monster and princess becomes enabled. Author's debut fiction novel.
In this fantasy/Action/Adventure thriller, the rogue demon Leachim tricks Princess Lolana of Cloudlife into the vortex of fire where she is born as a human child named Elle. As her chosen soul mate, Leachim is dictated by the Cloudlife chief council to find a means to benefit the princess or to be destroyed as negative energy and forced to the Nebula for all eternity. Leachim has other plans for the princess and her human energy source when he discovers she is the destined protector to save the planet.
The Cover and illustrations are designs of Lousiana native artist Angela Weddle.
“Jump!” yelled Leachim.
“I’m not ready,” exclaimed Princess Lolana.
She watched the vortex spin furiously as it shot small burning blue sparks in front of her feet. She jumped back.
“They told me I had to wait!” The princess called out to Leachim.
Princess Lolana breathed in the heat of the fire. It blistered against her nostrils. She faltered and backed away even further from the flames.
The wind picked up. The trees leaves became multi-colored now as the warm days cooled, and they fluttered in varied directions. A wind spout appeared suddenly nearby whirling feverishly. A solid cluster of cumulus vapors billowed at Lolana and Leachim’s feet. From the vapors appeared a large angel ship and opened a piece of sky, so that looking downward, the people of Cloudlife could see Urantia’s northern most mountains of Resurrection Bay. Underneath the haze, the sea claimed a calm sun shine filled sky. A glimmering view of wild arctic animals leapt up to the heavens hoping for a glimpse of the heaven’s princess.
This was not any ordinary vortex for even Cloudlife, but Leachim did not note this phenomenon as he had only one agenda and that was to destroy the council’s prophesy that the princess would someday destroy him. Leachim reached toward Princess Lolana and pulled her body in a lock hold next to his.
“It’s easy,” whispered Leachim huskily. Princess Lolana could feel his tongue move against her ear as his words touched her cartilage. “And, I promise I’ll be there if anything happens.”
Leachim meant it, he knew if anything happened to cause her life to continue, his was doomed. He told the truth but the truth was a lie, and his eyes twinkled with each deceptive word. Princess Lolana did not see his sparkling sneer.
She closed her eyes waiting for Leachim to kiss her as he had so many times during that night holding her close like this. Only Leachim did not kiss Princess Lolana. Instead, Leachim laughed insidiously and pushed Princess Lolana backward until she fell into the vortex fire and then on to the passing lenticular clouds and toward Urantia.
The surprise perplexed Lolana. She loved Leachim. In an instant, her eyes enlarged and then aware suddenly that he had toyed with her heart in a con game. She fainted.
Life would not be the simple passage which she had been promised by Cloudlife council. Life would be a much more difficult voyage. She let the Universe take her. The citizens of Cloudlife gasped as they encircled the area where she fell. They chattered in whispers pointing fingers at Leachim.
Leachim, who until now had his back to them, also watching the princess as she floated toward the Arctic Ocean, turned around swiftly and unexpectedly.
“Boo,” hissed Leachim, baring his demon teeth.
Leachim placed his hands above his head in a half mockery and protracted his clawed fingers threatening the smallest of children as they screamed. The citizens recoiled from Princess Lolana’s demon. Mothers quickly protected their young.
Below the arctic animals gathered to welcome the princess as she passed their lairs. The princess felt the cool air northern air rush against her face and she sat upright witnessing the multi-colored beaked puffins fly in groups overhead and alongside the paired bald eagles.
Orca whale pods appeared above the water’s surface, and the water’s mammals glided in glee through the iced waters. Bears of all varieties, the black and brown Grizzlies as well as white Polar families, united in the mountains above the ice glaciers. Sea Otters friskily flipped into and out of the waters along the Orca pools. The wolf hurried alongside the moose and squirrel following the path of the Lenticular Cloud.
It had been centuries since Cloudlife’s royalty had graced the shores of Urantia and although humans could not see this phenomena, the arctic animals knew their time,too, had come to save the planet they called home. Nearby, a volcano erupted without warning and then time stood still. The arctic animals, whether friend and foe in nature, the animals stood harmoniously together.
The humans glance about in awe as they watched from their fishing boats, tour boat excursions and marine climatology outings, the unusual activities of nature and the colorful Lenticular vapors growing in both size and pattern.
It was here through the colorful and fiery edges of the clouds of heaven, that Princess Lolana fell into the world. Oblivious to all that surrounded her, a pregnant woman on a fishing boat drew in her net from the waters of the Resurrection bay. The woman felt a sharp pain and the deck was flooded with the woman’s placental eruption. It was at this moment that Princess Lolana was born as the Urantia human, Elle.