Djinn History Continued (32-2)
New Year’s Eve
As Gabriel rose from the table he bent over to kiss his Djinn wife in a most tender manner and then kissed Sophie. Again Sophie felt the unbearable urge to be with him, but for some reason felt a closeness to Alliona. She shuddered off the feeling, wishing Gabriel a profitable day.
After Gabriel left, Alliona said, “Girls, time for all of you to return home to your families so to prepare for church and the feast for Our Resurrection Day. Make sure to wear your scarfs and mittens, as I do not want any of you to be sick. We will be busy the day after tomorrow with many parties at the inn and you all need to be ready. Now, come give me a holiday hug and then off with you.”
Wintry and the other girls came for a hug and wished Alliona and Sophie a Blessed Day and quickly disappeared into the winter landscape. Alliona sat back at the kitchen table, “Sophie, we will have the whole day to ourselves. I have much to teach you. More hot tea, sweetheart?”
Sophie replied, “Yes, please. You are a great mother, Alliona. I hope I can be like you when I have my little girl.”
Alliona smiled at Sophie and went to the iron stove so to make a fresh pot of tea and returned to her chair, “Sophie, let us continue with the history of the Djinn. Firstly, I don’t want you to think the majority of my people are demonic or hold ill-will toward your species. Most of the Djinn live in much the same way, as before the Resurrection. Even though, we were quite advanced in science, though technology never held much attraction for us. This is why we live in such a simple manner. We try to be useful to each other and so everyone works and many even go to church to commune with the Holy Family.
“It is true that we enjoy being together and sharing strong mead and tasty food. This is why my inn is the central gathering place in our village. Some days we fill with families with children and on other days just adults. Our Djinn men and women, when the children are at home asleep, do come to the inn so to enjoy our herbal drinks and a tryst. I think Gabriel told you that we are not a race who often marries and sticks with one mate–though, parents are very attentive to their children and give them first priority. At least one parent always stays at home with the children. It is rare for a Djinn to feel jealousy; unless, you were on of the Djinn who reverted back to the prescience days. But, the Djinn are very libidinous creatures.
“As a rule, we do not interact with your species, as we do not want to be taken to be differently than we actually are. Any way, why would we tempt our psychogenetics,” finished Alliona as she got up to pour the tea and brought two fresh cups to the table. She placed one cup before her seat and the other before Sophie. Bending over her gently kissed Sophie on her right cheek and whispered into her ear, “You are such a precious creature, honey. I wish you success in your journey to immortality and permanence with our Gabriel. I am finding my heart is full of genuine love for you.”
Sophie turned her full face to Alliona and kissed her on the lips, “I am finding my heart is filling with love for you, Alliona. It is such a warm and soft feeling. Thank you. I always wanted to have a sister and I think now I do have one. I love you, Alliona.”
Alliona smiling returned to her chair and continued with her story, “Some of the Djinn history has been recorded within your spiritual literature, though in language of another age. Your historians think that the story is human, when in truth, it is Djinn. The story concerns the one and only Djinn war after the Resurrection.
“Now, after stabilizing the Resurrection, Gabriel returned to our old universe so to find a way to recover his physical body and move it into your universe. He was gone for a very long time and we all feared that he had allowed himself to be trapped in the old universe and we had lost him forever. A funny thing, though. He did return to await destruction of the old universe for this was the only way he could remove his physical body when the Holy Family left for a new beginning.
During this time, the two factions of Djinn arose being utterly opposed to each other. This was before the human race was created. A great war arose and many Djinn were lost. At the darkest moment, Gabriel returned with the Lord’s Sister, Ariel, and the two of them raised havoc amongst the evil Djinn, while assuring our safety. This is why the Djinn address our love, as Lord Gabriel, Warrior Prince.
“Oh Sophie, you should have seen Ariel, the Lioness. She was so magnificent. She was tall, with the deepest blue eyes, and golden hair reaching her waist. She wore her hair, as two braids coiled upon her head Indian Naga. Her breast plate carried an image of the Egyptian goddess Sekmut on the front and back. I have never seen a more beautiful woman in my thousands of years. When she was in battle, flames came from out of her mouth and scorched her opponents. Wherever she fought, the brown ground turned red from the blood split. And in every battle, Gabriel fought at her side, as mercilessly as Ariel. His fury was so great.
“After hundreds of years, the majority of the leaders of both sides were dead and a surrender arranged. The details, I will tell you about later. She spent a very long time with us after the battle working with Gabriel to correct our situation.
“Sophie, the most amazing thing about Ariel was her eyes, Her right eye beamed Mercy and her left eye Justice. In battle, her helmet covered fully her right eye, with us, a golden patch covered her eye of Justice. After the Great War, she stayed many years with Gabriel and our family stabilizing our religion so that we would become a ward of the Holy Family who created this universe.
“She taught us the religion introduced by her brother, Lord Jesus. Not the corrupted verison, St. Paul was forced to construct so to preserve the Lord’s True Teachings, but the True Christianity. When we celebrate Resurrection Day, we are celebrating our true rebirth as four brain beings of your universe, Sophie. Ariel showed us the Way. When, we go to church, we go to show our love for the Holy Family and the gift of a meaningful life.
“Ariel showed much Love and Mercy to those of us who had kept the peace and allowed us to inhabit this portion of the universe and be protected from all evil. She banished the degenerate Djinn to your hell regions so to protect us. The Djinn who had gone to war for Good, all volunteered for service to the highest Angels of your human heaven.
“I once asked our Gabriel, why Ariel sent the warring Djinn into your species’ mind. He said it would help your species become conscious. Your natures were so violent and she knew of no other way to save you,” concluded Alliona.
All this time, Sophie listened with eyes wide open, sitting forward in her chair. Never once did she touch her tea. At last she asked, “The Djinn and my species are so very similar, Alliona. Do you think Ariel will have to come to us? Presuming, I attain entrance into the Society this life, our Gabriel said that we will create the earthly vessel for Ariel and she will come. Will she destroy my species?”
Alliona replied, “Sophie, if you are to be the earthly mother of Ariel, you will be honored as much as the Mother Mary of Lord Jesus. She will not arrive dressed in her chain mail and helmet. She will come in Peace first. For you see, dearest Sister, after the Great War, Ariel dressed as a normal lady Djinn. She spent much of her time with the women and helped with the births of many Djinn babies. She never demanded to be served or treated any differently than any other Djinn lady. Gabriel told us that this is how her innermost nature is–she is utterly wise on the inside and utterly loving on the outside.
“The reason the Djinn became Christian is because we saw the power of unconditional love flowing outward from Ariel. For her, every Djinn was either a son or a daughter. After awhile, one could not but help love her and want to do all that you can to help her. Oh Sophie, I do hope you will be her mother and then you will see what I mean. I think you already know some of what I am telling you, for Gabriel is very much like her in many ways. He called her ‘his baby Sister’ and she would smile. Sometimes she would take his head into her lap and sign beautiful lullabies to ‘her little Brother.’”
“Oh, Alliona, I do hope so. And I wish that I am able to spend time with you after she is born. She may be the Bitya, the daughter of God, but she still will be a little girl who needs all the love that mother and aunties can show her. Alliona, I would be honored if you would agree to become Ariel’s God-Mother,” replied Sophie.
“God-Mother to the Daughter of God, clever. I agree, sweetheart,” answered Alliona. “Let us put our warm clothes on and go outside and walk in the winter sun. There is more to tell you before Gabriel returns.
TO BE CONTINUED