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* Note - This Journal is Kara's Final one. It has much more narrative than previous journals. Also the screenies are marked with "**" if they add a lot to the story. Some of the other screenies are included for those that like to look at lots of pictures and, of course, they also relate to the story line though may be considered superfluous if you look at the "**" screenies.Kara's Swan Song (Part 2 of 5)
Chapter 2: Sis' Prayer and Her Conversion
Well while I was gathering some of my clothing and armor for Sis, she found that awful note from Asmodeus. I subsequently saw the ink on his letter was all runny with her tears. I was furious! So I wrote the above-mentioned response to Asmodeus in the hopes he might know something about her whereabouts. I then tried to feel where I would go if I was as deeply hurt as she has been. Most fortunately, I did find her in the Bruma chapel. Sadly she was crying and praying to be taken away from this world.
** Please hear me Great One. Take me up to where You Are! I cannot handle the sorrows of this world any longer... ** [DialUp #14]
** Her heart-deep prayer is answered, but not quite as she requests. She suddenly feels very blessed from above, all the way down to her toes right where she is standing. And although she still feels a very deep sorrow in her heart, she gains a little bit of space from it. ** [DialUp #15]
** Sis sees me and immediately embraces me, almost knocking me over. ** [DialUp #16]
** I try to console her by holding her for a long time. She cannot stop crying, and I don't try to stop her. This is long overdue for her. [DialUp #17]
She is beside herself with a flood of contrary emotions - all the years of feeling lost and alone without parents, me, and friends while trying to survive in a very difficult world - all of that over against suddenly having me back in her life. [DialUp #18]
** She is so emotionally on-edge right now that she cowers from the blessing of an adjacent altar! ** [DialUp #19]
Kara speaking to us: I apologize for all this sentiment - but this is also very difficult for me - to feel what she has been through at her age and my not having a real clue as to how to help her other than to love and protect her. I am not exactly the maternal type!
We finally leave the chapel and enjoy the quiet expansiveness of this blessed evening, and return to my house to sleep. But Sis is all energized from her revelation in the Chapel, and wants to talk about everything. She even asks me to style her hair and pick out some new clothes for tomorrow. She wants to let go of the old unhappy person and let this new feeling be whatever it wants to be. Then after this Sis wants to go back outside, where we wander around Bruma in an estatic state.
** Thank you so much Kara for being here with me! ** [DialUp #20]
** My dear sister's first evening of real peace and happiness in a very long time...** [DialUp #21]
(to be continued...)