Journal Entry 39 – “Deep Breath”

(Last Updated On: November 6, 2017)

I worked near 65 hours last week. That’s my excuse. What’s yours? 😉

This is what I wrote today from The World of Courage (Superhero World)

7 – Deep Breath

Following their trip to Army Dave’s
Braden and Rayen got a hotel room.
They put together all of their knowledge
But still felt a sense of gloom.
Braden now had a stealth suit ready
And communication between them was set.
They had their plans all together,
But something wasn’t quite right yet.

Rayen: “-And your batteries should last until 1 hour after
The job is scheduled to end.”

Braden: “Grandma-”

Rayen: “Just be quick and stealthy and all should be well.
If you have any extra time, do not spend.”

Braden: “Grandma-”

Rayen: “Thankfully for us,
Security seems to be a wreck.”

Braden: “Grandma would you be quiet,
And listen for a sec?!”

Rayens eyes snapped out of her focus,
And she looked in Braden’s eyes.
She saw fear within those dark orbs, shivering.
Something that he couldn’t hide.
It was not a fear for the mission ahead,
Or for California or more.
It was only for his Grandmother’s sanity,
That his eyes shook to their core.

Rayen: “I am alright, Nahuel.”
She said, using his middle name.
“I’ve just neglected to tell you the real reason,
I’m so ignited by this flame-
Of intriguing plans and subterfuge,
And International politics ensuing.
I’ve forgotten to to tell you why-
I am doing all that I’m doing.”

Rayen got up out of her chair,
By the computer she’d set up.
And she poured Braden some hot chocolate,
And put it in a little cup.
She sat down next to him on the bed,
And laid her head upon his shoulder.

Rayen: “I know I don’t act like it most of the time,
But Nahuel, I’m getting older.
Ever since your Grandfather died,
I’ve been on a downhill slide,
I’ve raised with all the ferocity I have,
At least, I’ve surely tried.
You are on the uphill swing,
You’re conservative approach-
Shows that you are thinking of the future,
And a future that’s filled with hope.
I have such a future too.
But now is what matter’s most.
If I don’t act when God gives me a chance,
And simply live and coast,
Then everything I’ve taught you would be in vain.
A hypocrite I would be-
To desert our homeland here and now,
In her greatest time of need.”

Braden slowly nodded his head.

Braden: “You miss Papi a lot.”

Rayen’s eyes then broke into tears,
And her face was contorted and fraught.

Braden: “Nothing you have taught me has been in vain.
We have to fight, you’re right.
We’ll miss Papi together now,
But after tonight, we fight.”

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Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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