My first dedication in Volume II. I hereby dedicate this one to all my fans
out there who cried after reading Eternal Happiness: Are We the Price?,
and would just like to say that, well, even though a character may die, the
author will live forever.
Also note that the
official notation for naming clones is in this way: Name of body/Name of will.
For instance, Archie/Taft would be translated "Archie's body with Taft's
screamed again, his voice echoing thoughout the chamber. The sound, however,
would not travel across the infinity. Aven was trapped in his own cage. A cage
that would last an eternity...
sat down in his cell, next to his stolen mistress, Wisdym. Next to him sat
Blue Ledic; it seemed that all of them had given up hope. Aven/Taft&Aven
silently thought glumly to himself. "How could she have broken my power?
Am I not stronger than a mere mortal?" He thought and thought on this
subject, but he could not come up with a reasonable answer. And then it hit
Of course! What? Could you not die? Could you not give up? Only you could have
the power to break mine! Come out! Where are you? Hmm, I don't really care.
But I will have my one last revenge! Take heed, Oh, you most sickly of
Wizards!" With that ended, he concentrated with all the Power he had
left: For not even the Ring could take away all the Power that he had
obtained. The House began to vibrate; then it began to shake violently. Blue
and Wisdym shrieked as the last remnant of the great House was destroyed: As
the last of Aven's power drew up into the greatest performance of the Power
yet, and Aven/Taft&Aven smiled as finally the culmination of his treachery
ended in his greatest feat ever...
last words were "My husband, I now join you in death. I'm sorry about
what happened 476 years ago..."
small voice below the turmoil was also heard. "Adena, I never would have
broken with you. Don't you remember our promise..."
soon all noise stopped. "Remember..." A voice broke out. "The
**T. G. Taft**
scene on T'Mir was frantic as each tried to piece out his own thoughts. There
were men frantically running all over the place; two men in particular were
trying to get at the communications center to contact the Enchantress.
"Quick," Meric Tartre/Enad the Encephalon shouted. 'We must take the
ship to save my mother's galaxy!"
Torquay Sharpe/Mij Slochin announced. "I must warn the people."
interesting conversation was taking place in a separate room above the
Complex. Suralio Iffley/Enad the Great was talking to himself. "Yes, of
course you like her. Don't be silly. She's like a child. A pretty one,
was interrupted with a knock on the door. "Should we tell them to come
in? Yes. I think so. Well, I don't know..."
person entered the room despite the disagreement, and slowly paced the floor
until she was directly in front of Iffley/Enad the Great. She touched his
shoulder, caressing it, and gently moved her lips to touch his. Adena/Susan
Smith V looked into his eyes, trying to find the satisfaction that she
door began to open again, and yet another personality came in. "Ruff!
Bark! Growl!" It said.
Pierce/Rex kindly bit the heel of Iffley/Enad. It seemed to do this out of a
deeply implanted reflex. Iffley/Enad tried to bite it back, and a scuffle
began. Then yet another person entered the room.
how may I serve you best?" Said Dion Puriantio/Leffy, in a Jiffle sort of
tone. Jiffles, as you will recall, are just plain fun.
may take me away to better hunting grounds." Replied Adena/Susan, after
staring at the fight that Iffley/Enad and Jonathan/Rex were having.
you wish, m'lady." Dion/Leffy led Adena/Susan down to the first floor as
Adena/Susan quickly began her work...
**T. G. Taft**
on the Madison, things were shaping up in a much different way. It
seemed that many of the crew had been mysteriously reported missing, and it
was beginning to look as if Bronson's birthday was not going to be a happy
one. Bronson/Slosh Gorshkin II stood on the Madison's bridge, carefully
studying his fellow workers. There was a faint tone of reddish goo around his
lips as he studied Madison/Fewo. "Come here, my mentor friend."
pwomise not to pway by the cwiff any more..."
**T. G. Taft *'*'
inside of Phoebe's only escape pod, Enad the Encephalon/Bob the LXVII tried to
piece things together. "Dad gum it! It seems like I'm always the
inside of the Cantible poor little Megan/Bronson tried to piece things
together, too. "Wait! One chance! Madison, I need a spell. Madison! Oh,
inside of the Dimension field device poor Blotzfrig/Iffley stared with a
distorted pain. "I don't get it. Adena! Is this another one of your cruel
**T. G. Taft**
problem seemed to span the universe as cloning began everywhere. Deep aboard
the Slosh Gorshkin there was a skirmish going on as the last-minute
preperations for Project Exodus continued throughout the night. "But
Archie said that I would have control of this ship." A simple
private/Jonathan Pierce was telling a tall doctor on the bridge.
don't care! I will have full command of all the ships! And I mean that! Don't
argue with me!" Mij Slochin/Adena Ludit stopped and glared in the man's
I can help!" shouted John Jemason/Madison as he raced onto the
**T. G. Taft**
quietly watched the actions that were taking place on his old world. Wisdym
was right, he thought. The world had grown past what theirs had; the Wizards
no longer belonged; they should no longer have effect on the present time. Yet
he also knew that this new generation of semi-wizards were young; perhaps they
had matured a little bit, yet they still fought. Yes, he knew that he could
change what Aven had done, but, yet... It would be at the price of leaving an
unguarded world. Unguarded from all sorts of evil. Unguarded from treachery,
from the misuse of the Power... He consoled himself as he realized that the
Punishment was finally over. Ozino reached back and touched his ancient,
weary, bones. He was getting old. He knew he was the only true Wizard left.
Only one, illegitate boy remained... and yet; he looked down on the confusion
again. Aven must be put asunder.
concentrated, as his nemesis had done, and a sound much the same as Aven had
created resounded throughout the area where the House once was. He now
silently amused himself of how he, Taft, and Adena had all shared the same
body: How, after having his own body stabbed managed to sneak into Adena's. He
remembered the time that Taft entered too, with his help: Both were victims of
that evil Wizard, Aven. But now it was all to be over. All the good times...
his mother's love... growing up in Seattle... the degree... the space
mission... his love for his only wife... the heartbreak... the Punishment...
his physical death... and now his mental death.... It was finally
universe nearly tore into two as all things were made as they were before
Aven's plague. All except a few missing individuals, things were exactly as
they had been; not only had the most powerful Wizard erased Aven's plague but
turned back time as well. He had made it impossible for future will-switching,
as it took a Wizard's special talent to perform such an action. You see, all
was as before, but now there was no Aven. No Taft. No Blue. No Wisdym. And no
Ozino. And yes, Adena: They are gone permanantly. Forever. They cannot
be brought back.
**T. G. Taft**
globe known as the Earth slowly turned in its orbit around the sun. It
seemingly enjoyed its first freedom from the Wizards in 426 years. Well, yes,
the Power still existed, as it had since the beginning of time, but now it was
locked only in the Keys.
the universe was now totally independent; it was now free. But was danger not
bound to arise? There was no more looking to Ozino when help was needed: The
powers of this world would now have to make the decisions that would affect
now, and eternity... and
eternity...a n d e t e r n i t y . . .
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