The Stranger, Part 2
[Previously] Ubal woke up in Madlus, a strange world with three suns, where he met Stok who transfused him with his blood. Ubal also noticed a strange organ
took Ubal’s arm, and led Ubal saw Stok convulse as if some growing out of his chest. him away. invisible force has possessed his body.
On the short path they walked Stok started vomiting some shiny, to Stok’s home, Ubal was restless. He shimmering stones. Ubal picked up didn’t understand anything. Everything three of these stones. “Where did these he saw became a puzzle, or a riddle. come from?”
They entered a dark cave. Stok “You saw where.” took an empty seashell, drew some “But what are these?” glittering liquid from a tiny we l, and “I do not know their name or tossed it on the sandy floor. Instantly, purpose,” Stok forced a smile, “Perhaps, the whole room of the cave was lighted. they are just beauty overflowing.” Ubal saw no furniture. Instead, there “Beauty?” were dried leaves piled in the form of “Perhaps, if you consider the suns’ chairs and a bed. energy as a lover,” Stok explained,
When Ubal woke up the next day, “you would understand everything a the sky looked as if it were painted lot easier.” with blood. After breakfast, Stok led Stok took the shimmering stones him to the clearing on top of Bato- from Ubal’s hand, and threw them Nasidlangan. Stok pointed out the eye into the yellow water flowing from of the red sun, “Face the light of Pintas, the spring along their path. Almost and listen to what it says.” immediately, the water became clear,
Ubal studied the burning brightness and there appeared before them a of the red sun Pintas. Stok looked at it beautiful mysteriform attired in gold. with deep reflection. Stok wasted no time, and dropped “What does the light te l you, Ubal?” on one knee. Ubal did the same even “What do you mean?” though he did not undertand what was “Isn’t Pintas asking for a sacrifice happening. from you?” The mysterious apparition, with
Ubal’s face wrinkled. He felt the its long red hair and skin translucent orbis on his chest stiffen. After reaching like opal, just stared at them. The a length of about a foot, it had stopped mysteriform had noticeable mengkus growing. and sismeglan so Ubal guessed it was
“What sacrifice?” Ubal asked. “What female. It stirred his orbis into a stiff do you mean?” erection.
“Didn’t it come to you,” Stok said as The mysteriform smiled. he gazed at the burning eye of the red While Stok was bowed, Ubal sun, “that this adventure of yours won’t studied the beautiful mysteriform. He come to anything until you have made wanted to know more about it, perhaps a proper sacrifice?” ask its name.
Ubal didn’t answer, and Stok didn’t “I am Yanggaw of Busaylak. You say anything else. A brief silence both be careful, but especially you, ensued until Stok hung his sanduko stranger.” sword around his waist. Then, they Ubal understood the mysteriform’s started their descent through the message even if he noticed that its lips sharp rocks. didn’t even move.
While they were climbing down, “Go another way,” she warned, “you don’t want to meet Kriyum while Pintas and Sheme are having a showdown.” Yanggaw pointed Kirkir, and the female apparition disappeared like a burp.
Ubal and Stok crossed Pinggon Hill, and rested for a while. As Ubal was contemplating the characteristic powers of the blue sun, Sheme, that was fighting off with the burning strength of Pintas, Stok went to cut down some fruit trees.
Ubal saw Stok hugging the trees before hacking them down with his sanduko, but the stranger had decided that things were so strange in this mysterious island he found himself in that he didn’t give any more thought to it. He simply continued looking at the dueling suns that he thought made his blood dance like crazy. He felt a longing, and a certain restlessness.
Stok called him to eat, and he immediately joined Stok. “Eat.” “What is this fruit? Why does it have eyes?”
Stok ignored his questions. Instead, he cut a reddish gourd-looking fruit in halves, and showed Ubal how to eat it. (To be continued/ PN)