31 A BURIAL AND THE BABY
The Chopper came in low and barely brushed the tops of the old growth Douglas fir trees. The Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon were covered with many types of conifer trees and this particular area just happened to be a large forest of Douglas fir. Mary had searched her gear to make sure there weren’t any other humans on the ground. The small meadow was clear of trees for a distance of at least a hundred and 50 feet in all directions. The thick tall Doug fir trees surrounded the area and it seemed like the perfect place for them to land. Ken and Sally were consoling Bethy as she was morning the loss of her other son Bill. Buffalo had been taken at the base of Mount Rainer and now Bill had died in that place on the ocean, saving them from some crazy people. All of them were thinking about the loss of their companions on this dangerous mission. They had managed to remove all five nuclear bombs that the mad man had planted. They had lost Tamara and Buffalo in Washington State and then John and Bill on the west coast of Oregon. They retrieved the bodies of John and Bill and were going to bury them in this meadow. Tamara never came out of the mountain and Buffalo had been buried close to that lake at the base of Mt. Rainer.
Samuel lowered the bird into the meadow and left the rotor on standby. They all sat and starred out the front or the side windows while their thoughts of the deceased flooded their memories. Mary knew that Tamara was inside her and would come back. She did not know if Tamara would be born in the Haven or perhaps during the soon to be war in Colorado. She did know that Tamara would be born as the baby talked with her. Samuel knew that Tamara was coming back also and that gave him solace but the others that had been taken made him very sad. Ken and Sally were lost in sorrow for two dogs and one brother companion. Bethy seemed to be the most hurt. She lost both of her children. All she could do was lie on the deck and make small whimpering sounds. Sally and Ken both talked quietly and were petting her but they knew that she was going to be hurting for quite awhile. Samuel had turned to speak to Ken and Sally about burying Bill and John here when Mary tapped him on the shoulder. He turned to look at her and saw her pointing out the front window. Samuel turned and looked straight at the small herd of deer standing just inside the meadow from the wall of trees.
Honovi, Afra, Starbuck and Dori had been told about the mission of Samuel and Mary and their companions and how four beings had been taken from the great mother recently. They had been given the vision of where Samuel and Mary would land in this forest and a portal was opened for them to be there. They watched the chopper lower down easy and rest on the meadow. Honovi was guided to the place where the burial would happen and as he saw the humans look at him he began to walk to the north side of the meadow and stopped at a place that was lush with wild flowers. Samuel stood up and said “looks like a small welcoming committee for the funeral. Shall we take John and Bill to their resting place?” They had wrapped Bill and John in some material that Mary retrieved from the Haven and took them from the chopper. Samuel instinctively began walking toward Honovi who was standing close to the small mound that was covered with the wild flowers. As they came up, Afra spoke and asked were Bethy was. They had been so busy with getting John and Bills bodies to the mound that they completely missed the fact that Bethy wasn’t with them. Sally started to go back to the chopper when Dori moved in front of her and spoke into her mind. Let me get her, she is broken and must recover soon. She will meet another in the haven that will be a strong mate for her and she will have more babies. I will talk with her and bring her here.
Dori turned and walked toward the chopper.
Inside the chopper, Bethy lay on the deck with her heart broken. All the memories of her children growing up and the times they fought along side each other had caused her to not want to move. She had watched the others pick up Bill’s and John’s bodies and take them from the chopper. She knew they intended to bury them in the earth. The tears of her soul ran profusely and she was ready to give her life up. You know, mother of bill and buffalo, you have many times left here and you must meet the one that waits for you at the place called the haven. He has waited for you for along time and you shall have more babies. Sally and Ken wait your healing and they too will have children that will grow with your babies. So, you must come and say farewell to Bill and John as their spirits have already found other bodies to inhabit.
Bethy opened her eyes and starred at the deer that was standing with her head in the cabin. She stood up and moved to the animal and placed her head very close. She sensed the love coming from this deer. Jumping down from the chopper, she began her journey to say farewell. https://youtu.be/QE8YLPHZImwhttps://youtu.be/QE8YLPHZImw
Samuel was going to remove enough dirt from the mound to place the man and his dog into and then cover it all back up. He was not sure if the extra lush amount of wild flowers would stay. Mary had asked him about that with some concern. They laid John and Bill down and waited for Samuel to dissolve the earth so they could lay the bodies in. Samuel pulled his TMG and started to make it remove just a fraction of the soil. Honovi spoke quickly into his mind. Samuel, you must not do that. The Mother has a better way. Place the bodies on the mound, you can lay them in the wildflowers. They were brought here for this very reason. You must wait but you will see how mother so loving utilizes the corporeal shells we inhabit while in this place
Samuel and Ken with Mary and Sally’s help moved the bodies of John and Bill to the top of the mound and laid them down. Honovi had asked them to remove the wrap from around their bodies, so they did and they all backed up. The deer split up just enough that they made a partial circle around the mound and the 4 humans and 1 dog moved into positions to complete a circle of life around the mound. As they stood in that circle it seemed that John and Bill’s bodies were encased in the flowers. The flowers grew so thick that the bodies were covered and it looked like there was one giant flower. The pixels of flowers melded into the rainbow of colors and within a few moments neither body could be seen. A few minutes into the swarming movement of vegetation, the flowers began to fall apart once again and also began to shrink into the grassy soil. As everyone watched, the grassy mound returned to just a grassy mound, dotted with many colored wild flowers. In the middle of the mound, Mary saw something interesting and moved to the closest place she could find without actually climbing the mound which appeared to have grown somewhat in size. She could see the small tree that had sprouted after the whole ceremony of the flowers. The tree was a sapling of a Doug fir. She smiled and knew that the corporeal containers where John and Bill lived had now brought fourth the new life of this tree. They visited with Honovi and his family and when they climbed into the chopper it seemed as if they had been uplifted.
Mary was looking down at the area where the patriot base was supposed to be located. There was no sign of life and she read zero heat signatures except for some small animals. They were told of a secret base in a hill so Samuel thought to set down close to the coordinates. On the ground Ken and Samuel stayed cloaked and moved to the location. What they found was a hill but no secret entrances, just an ordinary mound of dirt in the desert. They both moved around a bigger radius but found nothing. Back in the chopper, Samuel and Ken both were baffled. “Are we sure this is the right coordinance for that base?” Mary examined her Intel and remembered what Bill had said about the place.
“I am pretty certain, this is the place, where do you suppose they went and why and how long ago?” Samuel didn’t have any answers for those questions. All he knew at the moment was the secret base did not exist. “I thought we were supposed to meet here and storm that old base to the south.” Ken and Sally had listened to this conversation and Ken was just as mystified as Samuel. “I know Major Wheeler and I know the Sergeant Major and I would never think that they would abandon this mission. The way I heard it was whoever was in control at the old Groom Lake area was completely insane and he was in the process of spreading some very nasty biological, chemical poisons on the west coast population. Fortunately we have removed the nuclear threat of the north Subduction zone. Has anyone heard from the other team that is working on the San Andreas Fault line?” Mary said she hadn’t heard from anybody for the last week. She was a bit worried but she knew that Kevin, Kristyl, Bill and Logan were very busy with the other nukes and not hearing from the Patriots, not to speak of the team over at the Dulce place in New Mexico gave her thought to reach out. Someone at the Haven would have some answers she was sure. Samuel told everyone to strap in, “We are going to see what is happening down at that Groom Lake base.”
A very short time later Samuel brought the chopper to a hover and they all looked at the dust and smoke coming from the ground. They had come to the North air field. The guard shack where the gates should be was in a rubble pile with fire burning it. Samuel flew along the fence line to the west and all they could see were pieces of the fence still standing. Samuel flew back toward the main North base and then they saw parts of the jets in the ground. It looked like this could have been ground zero for a small nuclear blast. The ground had literally swallowed most of the jets. The runway was all broken up and heaved in many places. When they came in over the buildings, they were all smashed and laying in heaps like the guard shack. They saw one vehicle that looked like it had been hit with a missile but no others. Mary said that the only signs of life were small signatures and they seemed to be running all around. Samuel asked her for the coordinance for the west air base and they began to move that direction. Sally was the first to notice the vehicle alone the road as they flew south. Samuel was just starting to turn toward the west when she spotted it. “What is that? She asked hurriedly. Samuel slowed the chopper and circled around. They landed on the road surface and could see the old gas powered Jeep. The rear end was tilted to one side. Ken said he would go and see if anyone was around. Mary told him that there was a faint heat signature but it was so faint she thought it might be another small animal. Ken jumped out and was cloaked. He walked to the old jeep and inspected it. The rear wheel and tire were not on and this is why the jeep was sunk on that side. He walked around the vehicle and then saw the tracks and blood in the sand. He came across a colonel who had been shot at least three times. He figured the one in the head had done him in. He then noticed that the man was missing a hand. Someone had neatly cut it off at the wrist. He came close enough to see the name on the shirt and made note of it.