14 LOGAN AND THE MOUNTAIN
Bill had told them where the Fault line begin and where it appeared to end. He also told them that the old maps and records of this fault were not so accurate anymore because activity of such records had ceased to be kept after the destruction of Washington DC and all he could dig up was some sketchy stuff that was still around from late 2019. “We should start our search somewhere north of a place called Shelter Cove.” Logan waited for Bill to finish and then said “I think we should look at Mt. Shasta first Bill. That is an old volcano but it is active these days to some degree.” Bill looked at him with surprise and said “you may have something there young man. I have read about that mountain coming back to life within the last 10 years.” “Although the mountain is quite a distance from where the fault line is shown to begin I would say that if someone planted a nuke close to that mountain it would probably set off a chain reaction that would cause the ring of fire to become very active.” Kristyl asked “what is this ring of fire you refer to?”
“That my dear is all the old volcanos up and down the west coast and around the northern rim of the Pacific plate and down the eastern coasts of the Asian land masses. It extends all the way down into the New Zealand land mass and could even go further. It does run down the Western shores of Mexico, Latin America and South America. A bit of history here is that those volcanos were active back in the 20th Century and the beginning of this century. Some are still quite active today. This fault line we are investigating has been quite active also and with the nuclear trigger will tear large chunks of the west coast away from the main continent.” Kristyl shook her head and said “I remember now some of that history but it was told to us differently when I was going to the government system of learning.” “Yes I suppose it was” Bill said with introspection.
Kevin had listened to the conversation and Logan moved forward and gave some coordinance figures to him and Kristyl. “I think we must fly around that mountain to see if there is anything in the way of a destructive device planted there.” They both made the adjustments and the chopper flew North West from their present course. Bill spoke into Logan’s mind and asked him to speak with him. Logan agreed and Bill spoke how is it you know if something may be in that mountain. Logan was not quite sure what to say to Bill but remembered Montgomery telling him to be open and honest with Bill. Montgomery has told us that your latest invention to detect the nuclear weapons will not work in its present configuration. We have discovered additional information from those people that planted these things and where they are located. I have information in my pack that will help but I also have a sense that will show us a dangerous condition.
Bill was not all that surprised at Logan’s abilities because he had suspected that the children on the bus possessed much more knowledge and abilities. He had come to know his daughter and Evelyne and how they possessed all the abilities to do what they did. The children of the Bus had been born into a new existence and were destined to be a major part of healing this world. He suspected that most children being born into this realm today were ascended to higher planes from the old 3 dimensions. He had been seeing it for quite some time now and what he had been doing was a stage or stepping stone to that next plane. Eryne had been a God send to him and Carolyne and she had taught him so much. She had essentially created the haven and he had put the mechanics together from his learned knowledge. When Evelyne showed up with her mother and Mark and Maria it was as if the puzzle had been completed for Eryne and then Carolyne had been taken to a higher plane and given access to open more doors in her mind. All the wonders that had happened for the past few years were designed to push toward the complete healing of this world. The Haven had been told about and shown of the Children of Paradise and that was a wondrous day for all. So am I to understand that you will be able to detect these nuclear devices so we can remove them? Yes father I will see them where they are and I can also make them go away or whatever you would tell me to do with them. Bill felt the love of this child and his love grew tremendously. You call me father, is that a fondness of my giving to you all back in the earlier years of the haven? Logan held his thought for a moment then said you are considered our father because you are the father of Luun/Eryne. You are our father on this plane of existence but we are all one in the universe with the Divine Creator and he is the Father of all.
Kevin took the chopper up to 9000 ft and began to make his way around the mountain. The snow was thick on the mountain and he had climbed above the cloud ring that hung at the lower elevations. They saw the steam tubes blowing off above the cloud ring and wondered what was happening below that they could not see at this time. Logan told them that the lower lakes were hot and all the fish were dying off due to the sulfuric acids that were coming from the mountain. They were above the tree line around the mountain and all they saw was the snow and in places it had been melted away and they saw bare black rock. Kristyl said that her instruments showed very hot spots on that bare rock surface. As they continued to move they could see numerous avalanches of snow where the heat was causing the snow to melt. Coming around to the North face, Kristyl gasped out loud. The North face had very little snow and there was a huge waterfall gushing down the steep face. They could see some of the mountain side through the cloud layer and the mountain seemed to be one big eaten away gully with the water running. The gouging was taking trees and huge boulders as it made its way toward the valley below. Kevin was watching the cascading water fall when all of sudden a giant blow of steam came roiling at the chopper. He jerked the stick and the chopper moved to the side and up very rapidly. Bill had to grab Logan and pull him down. Kristyl let out a yelp of uncertainty as the chopper was barely spared from the billowing steam blast. “Wow that was too close” Kevin said. “I think we had better be more cautious about this mountain, seems that it is becoming more active.” Bill told Logan that he should sit down and strap in until they got beyond this side of the mountain.
As they entered the Western sector of the mountain it was apparent that the mountain was waking up. There were bare spots on the slopes and flank of the mountain here also. Logan had looked out of the side window as they came around and seemed to be very concentrated as he continued to look down. He moved to the front and asked Kristyl if she was observing any dangerous hot spots. She spoke as she watched her instruments and said “yes there appears to be several at the lower elevations on this side. They aren’t registering as hot as the ones did on the North face but there are more of them and are concentrated in tighter groups. Logan moved back to the rear of the cabin and sat next to Bill. Bill stood and moved forward to get a good view of the mountain. When he turned back Logan was gone.
At the base of the mountain, Logan stood and watched a small fire. He heard a roaring sound and moved to the cave entrance. Just as he entered and made his way about 20 feet inside, an avalanche of snow completely buried the entrance. He watched as the snow closed off the light and covered the entrance then turned and began his journey to the location of the Nuclear weapon. When he had moved forward and asked Kristyl about the hot spots he had detected the nuclear device so moving back to the seat was his preparation to come and send the device away. He knew that there was no time to discuss his action with Bill because the old cave, which was an old lava tube from hundreds of years in the past, had been breached by a new surge of molten rock deeper in the mountain and the lava was rushing toward the device that had been planted there. The device had been set to blow the entire West face loose and start the chain reaction of both faults, the Cascadia Subduction zones to the north and the San Andreas Fault line to the southwest. It had been discovered by one man that worked for the Emperor, how the Subduction zones and smaller fault lines all connected under this mountain and with the right trigger along with the other devices would cause the entire west coast of the North American Tectonic plate to slide into the ocean to the top of the Pacific oceanic plate and the Juan de Fuca oceanic plate as they moved under the continental plates. All of this information, Logan had learned after reading the material and the mind of the general at the Base.
The Cave was relatively smooth on the sides and the roof. The floor was a bit rough where rocks had fallen from the roof over time but it was easy to move around the rocks. Logan could see his way because he used his inner sense. He traversed the cave for around 200 feet and the heat became more intense as he moved further in. He could hear the rumbling and a slow dull roar and knew the molten rock was moving closer toward him and the device. The cave was also becoming light so he could visually see his way easier. He noticed bright shinny stones on the ceiling and some on the sides of the cave walls. He knew that they were what people called diamonds. The cave took a hard right turn just ahead of him and when he came around he saw the nuclear device. It was a tubular shape with a computer consol on the top of it. The tube shape rested in a cradle and looked to be around 7 feet long. The cradle had 4 wheels and he could see the tracks where it had been pushed or pulled to this location from outside. He wondered how many people knew of this thing and what may have happened to them. As his thoughts swirled around, the roaring noise grew louder and the heat was rising rapidly. The device began to glow with a deep red hue. Logan knew that the time was now or never and thought of the Sun’s surface as he held his hand out and the device disappeared. He turned to run from this place just as the molten rock slowly moved into his view. The stuff looked like it was moving in slow motion but he knew that it was just the head of the greater flow and he would be overtaken before he could escape by running. He opened a portal to the chopper and jumped through just as the molten material reached where he was standing. The Portal closed before any of it could move through. 30 seconds later the cave entrance spewed large globs of fiery red streams of molten rock that moved into the forest of trees and erupted fire. On the Star of the earth’s solar system a few specs of bright light could be seen if anyone happened to be observing.
On the chopper, Kevin had taken it down through the cloud cover and was flying around the base of the mountain when the portal opened and Logan literally fell into the cabin. His clothes were smoking and everyone could smell the burnt sulfur. Bill immediately grabbed Logan and sat him down while removing the extinguisher on the bulkhead and spraying him. Kevin took the chopper up just as the molten rock/lava came spewing from the cave entrance to their left. Logan spoke quickly and told him to climb as fast as could because this area was going to experience an eruption on the side of the mountain. Kevin climbed straight up and everyone was pushed down by the immense rush of the upward movement of the chopper. Something hit the front window of the chopper as they were climbing. Kevin and Kristyl both watched as the entire side of the mountain moved toward them. Kevin kicked the jet gear into operation and the chopper shot backward and up at a rate of 600 mph. Bill had strapped himself to the webbing of the bulkhead just before they began to rise and when the jet gear activated he reached out and caught Logan before he was thrown threw the front. 15 seconds later they came to a halt far above the carnage of the mountain and stared in wonder at the total gigantic destruction. The mountain had just blown half of its great peak and side outward. The rising dust and earth was moving toward them so Kevin turned and shot due west and then south. Once they reached a safe zone he slowed and turned. The scene was awesome to the Northeast. Bill looked at it and said “that is almost identical to what happened to Mt. Saint Helens back in the 20th Century. I suspect that dust cloud is going to disperse over a great distance.” He looked at Logan and asked if he was alright. Logan told him that he was and that they should be looking for the other nuclear devices. “This occurrence may set off an upgraded time table of the mad man.”