CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED-NINE
“Do you know what you’re doing?” Raz asked.
“Not ever,” Alex said with a laugh.
“True,” Raz said.
“We stopped off in the Isle of Man,” Alex said. “You remember Edie?”
“Jimmy Kelly’s wife?” Raz said. “Your sister-in-law?”
“We went to Edie’s sister’s house,” Alex said. “Her dad hooked us up with this amazing library.”
“I’m listening,” Raz said.
“I read… I don’t know how many books,” Alex said. “A lot. Old Templar manuscripts. Diaries. Ancient maps. Absolutely fascinating.”
“And you learned?” Raz asked.
“The purpose of the quest is to find a variety of items that are tucked away at old Templar sites,” Alex said. “The items were left there by the Templars to assist the heir. Only the heir can find them.”
“How’s he doing?” Raz asked.
“Good,” Alex said. “Getting more and more confident. He has an eidetic memory. So he memorized everything. These Goddesses seem impressed.”
“I am,” Raz said. “How can we help?”
“It’s nice to know that you’re keeping track of us,” Alex said.
“Always,” Raz said.
“What can you tell me about this site?” Alex said. “We’re at Castle of Soure.”
“Give me a moment,” Raz said.
Alex waved Nelson over.
“Raz is looking at the scans,” Alex said.
“Small castle,” Raz said. “I see your location and Nelson’s. The castle appears to be exactly what it looks like. Nothing below or hidden. There seems to be some kind of area behind the castle. From the satellite feed, I’d say that there’s a chamber below the area, near what looks like a canon.”
“Got it,” Alex said. “Thank you.”
“Thank you, Raz,” Nelson said. “Can you check… I don’t see that old guy, you know, the Templar that we met on Barnsley. Do you see him, Raz?”
“Nothing,” Raz said. “Are the Goddesses with you?”
“No,” Alex said at the same time Nelson said, “Not yet.”
“Bestat?” Raz asked.
“She’s not here,” Alex said.
“I don’t like it,” Raz said. “Should I make some calls?”
“Let’s wait until we’re sure that we’re in danger,” Alex said. “I don’t think…”
There was a crack in their ear buds.
“Raz?” Alex asked.
She looked at Nelson and he shook his head. A Goddess appeared in front of them.
“Athena,” Nelson said, under his breath.
“I am Minerva here,” the Goddess said with a roll of her eyes. “Abi asked me to come to tell you that this happens to be a Roman temple. Only the Goddesses who were acknowledged by Rome will be able to join you.”
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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