Healers

A story of vampires, shape-shifters and American Indians

 

©2014

 

 

Charles W. Bird

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This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental. This story may not be copies, transmitted or used in any manner beyond reading for enjoyment without the express, written permission of the author.

 

 
BOOK 6


This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental and may not be broadcast, retransmitted or copied in any form without my express, written permission















Prologue; One thousand years have passed since the deaths of the HUMAN HYBRID Progenitors, Roger and Little Bear. The three great Kingdoms and their outlying dependencies are all that remain of Human Civilization on the planet of its birth. Despite the efforts of the Hybrid Warriors, that civilization is teetering on the brink of failure. Nothing those wondrous and powerful men have done seems to prevent the light of knowledge and civilization from flickering and dimming. A new human hybrid Warrior has appeared, he has been called by some THE HEALER!


Hybrid; Correct term is Human Hybrid, created by exchange of blood fluids with two hybrids known as makers, progenitors of the race were Roger and Little Bear, somewhat sensitive to strong light, can change shape in many forms, extremely powerful mind-speakers, can combine with other Hybrids or Turned Vampires to create extremely powerful long range mind-sweeps, cannot tell a falsehood because of mind to mind meld contact, can read minds of humans and turned vampires, believed to be able to control human minds or plant false images, vampiric but consider drinking human blood for food to be an abomination, there is a life-long maker/childe relationship, cannot create or bear young, have an almost fanatic urge to protect humans particularly children, have an intense hatred of those who would harm humans particularly children slavers, can be savage fighters of great ferocity, life span unknown but believed to be greater than 2,000 years, form life long relationship with their mate, only occur in the male form – no known female Hybrids exist, it is not known how many mated pairs exist in any when, also known as Spirit Warriors, Roger was the first Captain of Hybrids, omnivores
Turned Vampire; Created only by the exchange of blood fluids with a Hybrid (see Hybrid above), light sensitive, strong sunlight is fatal, cannot create other turned vampires, cannot create or bear young, vampiric, however consider drinking human blood for food abominable, life span less than 2,000 years, mind-speakers, cannot tell a falsehood because of mind to mind meld contact, extremely loyal to their maker, referred to as childe, omnivores
Human Sensitive; Many Humans have rudimentary mind-speak abilities, most are unaware of their ability. Humans who have worked with the Human Hybrids have developed their mind-speak abilities to a greater degree than those who have not been exposed to the Hybrids. It is believed that Humans, under ideal circumstances, are able to mind-meld with Human Hybrids, however there is considerable risk to the humans doing so.
This story is a continuation of the tale begun in the “Restart 2012” Series. To understand parts of this story, you should first read that series, especially the last Chapter “We Interrupt this Program….”




Chapter 1 – THE GREAT HEALERS

The Lords Prince Teddy and Tong-Fu remained with the Lymal and L’oki, enjoying the companionship with the Company of Healers. The Lords Prince asked for a Great Banquet to be held, that they might honor the Healers.


After they had finished eating, Lord Prince Teddy stood, “By Order and Convention, the Lodge of Warriors hereby authorizes the creation of the Lodge of Healers, to be separate and distinct from them.” He continued, “By authorization of the Rulers of the Three Lands, I hereby create Lords Prince Lymal and L’oki, please stand and be recognized, Lords Prince Lymal and L’oki!”


After the joyful applause had quieted, Lord Prince Teddy continued, “Warriors Healer Ton and Kal, please stand.”


When the two had stood, facing the leaders of their kind, Lord Prince Teddy said “Warriors Healers Ton and Kal, by the authority granted me and by the orders of the Rulers of the Three Lands, I hereby create you Lords Great Warriors Healer! Forever more, you and your other Great Healers shall be Princes of our Lands and Folk, this includes your Cadets and Turned Vampire-Healers, who shall be Princelings among us.” He continued, “The Officers of our Lands are hereby instructed to render you any assistance you may require and any hospitals you establish shall be supported by our Crowns!”


As soon as Lord Prince Teddy had seated himself, Ton and Kal stood and bowed to their Leaders and Ton replied, “Lords Prince of our Folk, we dedicate our gifts to all the Races of Men, without prejudice or favor. Let none of Humankind be prevented of our gifts, let none of Humankind fear to come to us, let those who would prevent anyone from our healing beware our wrath and those who would cause hurt to the Children of Humankind already know there is no escape from our anger, for we also are Warriors!”


He turned and commanded, “Great Healers STAND, Great Turned Vampires-Healer STAND, Red Berets, STAND!”


He turned back to Princes Teddy and Tong-fu and said, “These, Lords Prince, are yours to command, yours to deliver. We shall go wherever you ask, we shall perform any task of your asking, we shall heal any of your folk and we shall treat all of Humankind!” He continued, “Before God and this Company of Warriors and Warriors Healer, we so swear! None shall prevent us from our appointed tasks, neither weather, flood nor war”


They sat down to absolute silence and slowly the Company of Healers and all their folk stood and began a slow clapping in honor of these Warriors Great Healers who had sprung from among them!


The drums began to speak, “THE BOY WARRIORS HEALER ARE THE GREAT HEALERS OF ALL HUMANKIND THOSE WHO WOULD ASK OF THEM SHALL BE HEALED!”


By the next morning, those who had before no hope of healing, no hope of a cure began to arrive. The deformed, the incurable, the diseased and the hopelessly injured, all who were lost in their infirmities patiently waited for help.


Those who could not heal them wept of their helplessness; the newly made Warriors Great Healer went through those who came in hope of help, sending the most desperate through the door first. The Cadets brought them within the treatment area assigned to them. Many of the Cadets were in tears themselves at the plight of those they were leading to their own Warriors Great Healer.


The room began to glow as healing life energy was wielded by the Warriors Great Healer, the Warriors Healer were attracted by the use of energy and they stood watching these gifted young Healers wield life energy at levels they had once thought impossible. The metal objects in the room began vibrating and finally melted to the floor as deformed limbs, missing hands and feet and terrible cancers, injuries beyond counting were treated and cured.


Parents and loved ones stood at the door, tears running freely down their faces as those whom they loved were restored to them, healthy and whole. The Warriors Great Healers waved the family members in to sit beside their loved ones as they were healed.


They worked for nearly a week before those needing their help trickled to a stop. Ton and Kal were standing in the doorway as the last of their patients walked from the clinic, healed and healthy.


Four teen boys walked up to them, slowly and in fear of rejection, “Lords Healer,” they began, falling to their knees, “We beg of you, may we be made your Cadets, that we might help others as we have been helped?”


Ton and Kal reached down and raised the boys to their feet, “Are you willing to leave your families and travel wherever we may go, do whatever task assigned to you, clean and bathe those unable to help themselves and, yes, bury those who we are unable to save, for we are not omnipotent, we are not gods or sorcerers?”


The boys replied, “We have already asked and received the permission of our parents to join with you!” Ton and Kal hugged the boys and told them they were welcome to join with the Red Berets.


They began preparations to resume their journey, The Company of Warriors Healer replaced their Cadets that had become Healers and a dozen healers and their Cadets elected to remain in healing at the New Hospital.

The four Warriors Great Healer, Ton, Kal, Pos and Rus joined the Company of Healers, along with their Red Berets and Turned Vampire Healers, ready to continue their march.


They needed no method of recognition, their features spoke for them, even unrecognized, one needed only to look upon them to know of their greatness and powers. They were indelibly marked with the energy of their calling. Even their Turned Healers Vampire were different, they no longer needed protection from the sunlight. There was a haze of energy surrounding them in protection!


The drums, once again, began to speak, “THE WARRIORS GREAT HEALER ARE TRAVELING THE COASTAL ROAD THROUGH THE LANDS OF THE HERDERS!”



Chapter 2 – THE ROAD TO MARIPOSA


The group traveled south through the Land of the Herders, the officers of the Great Herder led villagers to where they could be treated by the Healers providing shelter and food for all.

Near the village of Yellow Cow, parents of eight boys, victims of a rampaging wild herd of steers, brought their children to be healed. The boys had been trampled, their injuries clearly showing they were very near death. Rus spotted them first, a frantic mental wail went out, alerting the other Warriors Great Healers to come at once.

The four young Warriors Great Healers, their Turned Vampires Healer and Red Berets responded immediately, soon a glow of energy was seen beneath the trees they had chosen to work, other Warriors Healer looked on, still dumbfounded at what they saw.


They all knew of the energies being wielded by these young Warriors Great Healer, but they had all been met with horrible failure whenever they had attempted manipulation of those tremendous life energies!


They watched as horribly injured limbs straightened and missing fingers and toes were renewed as they looked on, a crushed face restored and punctured lungs sealed and repaired before their eyes. They shivered in both fright and envy, but not jealousy, for such would mean they were not fit for those things they COULD perform!


The air above them was turning purple as the escaped energy swirled around them, strange bands of more energy jumping from mind to mind as the four Great Warriors Healer worked. Even Turned Vampire Healers were seen receiving energy, the Red Beret Cadets feeding their own life force to their Healers, that they might maintain their healing powers. Some Cadets were seen channeling power from their own fellows nearby, in order to keep their Healers supplied!


The boy’s parents prostrated themselves before Ton and Kal, promising great payments for the restoration of their sons. They reached down and raised the parents to their feet, “We ask no payment, what we do is for the good of our folk, we ask only that you treat others as we have treated you.”


As they turned, two boys stood there, they were two that they had just healed. One said, “We are brothers, Mac and Zet, our parents have agreed, we ask that you accept us as your Cadets, and that someday we might become Great Warriors Healer like yourselves.”


They saw that the boys’ parents had indeed given their permission, “Remember, this is a trip of labor, we go to heal those who are in need. There is no glory in need, no reward to do what our nature dictates.”


Both boys replied, “We know this, but we wish to be Warriors Great Healer and do that which you do.”


Ton and Kal gave them each a Red Beret and told them to join with the Cadets attending them.


The Company of Healers spent the night in the village before they resumed their journey south. The next morning, Mac and Zet bade goodbye to their parents and proudly joined the Cadets walking behind their Warriors Great Healer.


That morning, the drums again spoke of their deeds and told the next village that the healers were coming.


When finally, the Company of Healers reached the City of Mariposa, the year had again turned. Huge crowds met them at the outskirts to the capitol city, bringing those in need of their help out to them.


The Rulers of Mariposa, The Bobby and The Andrea met them and escorted them to a new hospital and asked that they make it their home while they healed the folk of the City and Land of Mariposa.


Parents, bringing their children were already lined up and waiting at the entrance to the Children’s Clinic.


Mac and Zet, being the newest Cadets, were sent to direct those needing immediate care inside first. As they were assessing the children, they were presented with a young girl who had been mauled by a bear, her arm was nearly lifeless, it had been bitten through by the bear and half her foot was gone with the leg bone protruding from the flesh.


The two young Cadets were horrified, Zet mind-screamed, “My Lords Prince Ton and Kal, come at once!” The two rushed to the door, appalled at what they were shown. Ton said, “Zet, Mac, bring the child inside, assist us!”


The boys, frightened at such an ordeal so early in their training, picked up the small child from her parents and followed Ton and Kal as they headed into the ward.


It was to require both Warriors Great Healer to restore the child. They placed the small girl on a bed and Ton and Kal placed their hands upon her, feeding her small body their own life force. It was not enough, Ton called out, “Zet, Mac, join meld and assist us!”


The two were frightened, but there was no one else, they HAD to support their Warriors Great Healer!


The two new Cadets placed their hands upon the backs of Ton and Kal as they had seen other Cadets do and willed their life force into their Healers. Suddenly, there was a bright flash of energy from themselves to both Great Healers, the room lit up like a sunny day and all four of them began to glow.


Ton and Kal felt the surge of energy coming from the two boys and the bystanders watched as the small girl began to heal rapidly.


All the other Healers in the area also felt the tremendous energy surge and came running, thinking there had been some kind of accident!


They stood in thunderstruck awe as they watched a flow of energy from the two Cadets to both the Two Warriors Great Healer at the same time. It was a flow of energy beyond anything the Warriors Great Healers had ever seen before, energy transfer directly mind to mind and did not require physical contact!


It was nearly beyond their capacity to comprehend. Such levels and methods had always been thought impossible!


The child’s body mended and repaired itself as they watched, a new foot formed and grew on her leg. As soon as she was healed, the girl awoke and reached for both Ton and Kal, kissing each on the cheek.


Her parents were holding each other, tears flooding their faces. They were unable to comprehend how their only child had been restored to health before their very eyes, without scars or blemish!


Even before the child had been discharged, the drums began to speak, “BOY WARRIORS GREAT HEALER PERFORM MIRACLE HEALING OF SMALL GIRL!”


Ton and Kal held Mac and Zet and carried them from the room, “Ton asked, “May we read you, something is very different about you both?”


The two Cadets gave their permission and Ton and Kal entered the two boys’ minds, they were different from other Cadets, the two boys had minds just like their own! Ton sent to Kal, “These boys must become healers!”


Kal agreed and asked the two boys, “Is it your wish to become Warriors Great Healers as Ton and I are?”


Mac and Zet dropped to their knees and they said together, “Lords, we are yours to command, our greatest wish is to be like yourselves and do what you do!”


Ton sent to Lymal and L’oki, “Fathers, we must delay here, our Cadets Mac and Zet have powers such as our own and wish to be created Warriors Great Healer.”


They heard in return, “Sons, make it so, we shall wait to receive Warriors Great Healers Mac and Zet, despite their extreme youth!”


They took the two boys to an empty treatment room and performed the necessary blood exchange and then sat Vigil over them for six days. On the 7th day, they led the two new Warriors Great Healer before the Company of Warriors Healer who were waiting outside the door.


The Warriors Healer stared as a nimbus of energy was seen flowing between the four young men as they stood there.


Mac and Zet bowed to Lymal and L’oki and knelt saying, “Before God, Lords Prince, we are yours to command. We shall use our powers in the service of all Humankind, we pledge our souls and bodies to this promise.”


The Company of Healers sent, “Welcome Warriors Great Healers Mac and Zet!”


When they had finally reached the City of Mariposa, Ton and Kal requested the use of a Fast Boat from the Mariposan Leaders, Bobby and Andrea. They wished to go to the shrine of the First Bobby and pay homage to the Brother of their ancestor.


All six of the Great Warriors Healer and their Cadets were supplied a Fast Boat, Lymal and L’oki joined them as they traveled north to Bahia de Los Angeles, where the First Bobby and Andrea lived during the Great Destruction.


They spent three days in rest and exploration of their combined abilities at the Shrine. They all learned much about themselves and their abilities and they came away with a better understanding of what they could do and what they could not do. The first list was much greater than the second list.


As they were returning, they heard a faint call for assistance that was coming from Cabo del Warriors, “We have suffered a great fire and need healers!”


Lymal instructed the boat’s crew to increase the reactor to “Emergency” and the boat’s speed increased to 250 knots! They raced south to the Cabo at maximum speed and arrived a few hours later.


Before the Fast Boat had made landing, six Great Birds of War leaped from the boat and headed for the village, leaving a trail of smoke and singed feathers to mark their passage.


It was the Cadets’ first change, other than practice, but they were powerful flyers and the Warriors Great Healers were struggling to maintain leadership of their own Cadets!


The villagers were waiting for them, for they had seen the Great Birds in the sky, the Headman prostrated himself before these legendary beings, “Lords Warriors Great Healer, the school caught fire, many children are burned!”


The Great Healers and their Cadets rushed to the room where they could hear the wailing of hurt children, their injuries were appalling! The Cadets arranged the children; those most severely burned were to be treated first. The flow of energy frightened the villagers, the sky glowed and the radiated light shone on the clouds as inconceivable bands of energy flashed around the room.


The Warriors Healer back in Mariposa sensed the flow of energy and asked for Fast Boats to take them to where they could assist in healing the children. As they crossed the sea, they could see the energy being reflected by the clouds, they urged the Boat Captains to race even faster across the sea!


They had only heard about the powers generated by these young Warriors Great Healer, they could hardly believe what they were seeing while still out to sea!


The injuries suffered by the children were horrific, it was all the Warriors Great Healers could do not to burst into tears of sorrow at the children’s agony.


Mac and Zet who were the two newest of the Warriors Great Healer, trembled at the task before them, but, as they lay hands upon those who were hurting so badly, they steadied and performed healings once thought impossible. Their Cadets, Rol and Mor sent them their own life force that the children might be healed. Energy was flowing, mind to mind, without physical contact! Young teens from the local area stepped forward as volunteers to have the cadets draw energy from themselves in order to help their families and friends survive.


Some of the children were yet babies, barely walking! Many were without parents. Mac and Zet vowed this would be corrected before they left the village.


As soon as the last child had been healed, the two stood before Ton and Kal, “We must have the children without those to care for them. They must be ours!”


Ton and Kal joined them as they approached the village headman, “Your children without parents, we would take them as our own to nurture, to love and to hold.”
The headman feared he would be blamed, “These children are orphans, their parents killed while fishing the sea.”


Mac replied, “We care not how this came to be, they shall be our own children.”


Thus it was that the six Warriors Great Healers carried away twelve new sons!


Mac and Zet each held a new son, Sol and Lars. As they explored their new sons’ minds, they made a startling discovery, both boys’ minds were like their own! They mind-screamed to their fathers, Ton and Kal, “We have two future Great Warriors Healer, we must investigate the other children!”


They discovered two more children whose minds were like their own. They did not know whether it was heredity or something that occurred under the duress of pain and suffering, but, those children were just like themselves!


Chapter 3 – RETURN TO FORT WARRIOR


The Company of Healers returned to Mariposa, they had saved all the injured children and had found four orphaned boys with minds like their own Warriors Great Healer. The rest of the orphaned children were adopted by the Warriors Heales, who would raise them as their own.


The Capitol City of Mariposa declared a holiday upon their return, the entire city was in festival, honoring the Healers. Mac and Zet took great delight in showing off their sons, Sol and Lars. The two little boys were just barely walking, their eyes as big as saucers at the sights of the large city.


The Bobby and Andrea made the Hospital Ship, MHS ROGER available to them on a permanent basis. It was a nuclear powered ship, similar to a heavy cruiser and capable to making 130 knots at maximum reactor power. This was to be their ship permanently, as it was also suitable for the Turned Vampire Healers among them who were unable to withstand direct sunlight. Sitting on its afterdeck was a fleet of six skimmers; all were the newest models, capable of 280 knots in an emergency.


They returned to their home of Cairns, their folk turned out to greet them, delighting in their return. Lords Prince Teddy and Tong-Fu were on the pier as the great ship tied up.


Lymal and L’oki were first down the gangway as Teddy and Tong-Fu threw their arms around them in greeting and each calling the other, “BROTHER”!


The drums of the Aborigine Folk and those of the Maori People had been talking the entire night, with the same message, “THE WARRIORS-HEALER AND THE BOY WARRIORS GREAT HEALER HAVE RETURNED HOME! BRING THOSE NEEDED HEALING TO CAIRNS!”


Already their folk were arriving, bringing those so injured and hurt, none other than the Warriors Great Healer could save them.


The Great Shaman of the Maori, Kali-Ti, brought his Grandson, Lymal-Tu. The boy was named after his Grandfather’s Spirit Brother.


Lymal-Tu had been injured while swimming in the sea. Both his arms were paralyzed and he could no longer speak as his brain had been damaged in the accident. His condition was getting worse and his grandfather feared the boy would perish.


He saw Lymal and through his tears of anguish, he said, “Brother, is it possible to heal my Grandson, Lymal-Tu? Lymal examined the child and shook his head, “Brother, I have not the skill, nor the power to heal the boy.”


Kali-Ti started to turn away, his tears flowing down his old face, Lymal spoke again, “Turn not away, beloved Brother, there are those here who can heal my Grand Nephew, Lymal-Tu!”


Lymal mind-screamed for Ton and Kal to come at once.


All six Great Healers and their Cadets responded to Lymal’s call. Ton took the boy from Kali-Ti’s arms and they went back aboard the Hospital Ship.


There, in the Children’s Clinic, he laid the boy on a treatment table and Kal joined him in placing their hands on the boy. The other Great Healers acted as backups to Ton and Kal, energy began to flow, flashing mind to mind. Soon, the entire room was lit up and great bands of energy were seen streaming from Healer to Healer.


While his Grandfather watched, Lymal-Tu’s limbs straightened and his clawed hands unfolded, becoming straight and smooth. His twisted legs became straight and the pressure behind his eyes from his injured brain became normal, his eyes no longer bulged out! The boy’s tortured breath eased and he fell into a normal sleep.


As Ton collapsed the meld, Kali-Ti sat on the floor, sobbing. He kept repeating, “Bless you Ton, Bless you Kal” through his tears.


Ton and Kal assisted the Great Shaman of the Maori People to his feet, “Brother of our Father, dry your tears, Lymal-Tu but sleeps now, we have put him to sleep. Even our Great Powers taxed the boy and he must recover. When he wakes, he will be as he was before the accident.”


The old man could not stop crying, “You are truly, The Healers of Humankind!” He continued, “I, Kali-Ti, Great Shaman of the Maori People name you HEALERS OF THE RACES OF MAN!”

TBC

The journeys of our Warrior Healers are not yet completed, nor are their tasks finished. THEY ARE THE HEALERS OF THE RACES OF MAN. They shall heal what is left of the Human Race so that it will, once again, prosper on the world of its birth.


 

 

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