The Grego Chronicles Book II
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by Scott Winfield
Category: Dark Fantasy/Mystery/Crime
Description: In this thrilling conclusion to the Grego series, Michael has finally decided to utilize all the gifts bestowed on him when he was made immortal, including time travel. He is faced with dealing with Al Capone aka "Scarface" and many other hardened criminals that are bound to ruin the serenity and safety of the Island. On the same case, he is forced to destroy a computer chip developed by the Russian Government for time travel. Should he destroy it? Or should he turn it over to the authorities for further investigation? To add insult to injury, he has also faced with dealing with a family that are direct descendants of Prince Vladimir Dracula. Are vampire's myth or reality?....
eBook Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing USA LLC/Club Lighthouse Publishing, 2009 2009
eBookwise Release Date: December 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [503 KB]
Reading time: 358-502 min.
WE ENJOYED THE NEXT eighteen years with our new son. I continued my detective practice and Linda worked at the hotel on Moko. Ted Jr. had inherited many of his mother's traits. He built robots in the shop. The City of Palm Cove Island donated all of his supplies. Our son wanted to go to college to learn more about his hobby. His dream was to build robots for N.A.S.A. to send up into space. While sitting in the study, I thought about Hank Olson. It had been at least three years since we had a visit to Swan Cove. Looking around, I found my wife sleeping in the study on the couch. A thought came to mind, so I lovingly woke her up.
"Hi baby, what's up?"
"I was just thinking about taking everyone on a vacation to Swan Cove."
"That would be a great idea. Let's go in the next couple of days."
"Okay, I'll make the arrangements."
The next morning my wife and I arranged for the trip. Linda arranged for the assistant manager to run the hotel. I had my attorney take my calls while our family was at Swan Cove Island. Ted Jr. was excited about going with us. I booked a flight that evening. Victoria, Ted Jr. and the rest of my family left the Palm Cove Island that night. The flight seemed to be very quiet as they showed a movie for the kids. Linda stroked my leg as we held each other.
Three hours later, our plane landed at Swan Cove Airport. I was looking forward to seeing Hank again. In the last few years, we had grown close enough to be brothers. His family met us at the airport. He quickly drove us to the cottage next to his house so we could settle in for the evening. Victoria and Ted Jr. decided to go on an evening walk to watch the tide. Linda and I jumped in the shower and lathered up each other's body. The water felt like the sun on a hot day. After showering, Linda and I settled down to watch television for the evening. At least, that was the plan. Then, somehow, Victoria and Ted Jr. were standing in the door as she covered up my body from us making love in a fury in front of the television.
"Looks like both of you have been busy."
"How long have you kids been standing there?"
"Just a few minutes, why do you ask?"
"That's good, your mother and I were enjoying the pleasures of love and companionship."
"We're going to bed in the guest room it has two double beds. Good night Mom and Dad."
"Good night kids."
We sat around and actually watched the television. Linda had ordered some pizza for a late night snack. The atmosphere seemed very nice and quiet. It was nice not working for a change. Later that night we went to bed.
Early the next morning, Hank and his wife were at our door. Linda and I were barely even dressed; however, Hank and his wife had become part of our family. Ted Jr. and Victoria were still sleeping soundly. Linda had a very sexy nightgown on with a robe.
"I figured that we could have a big dinner and play horse shoes in our back yard. There is somebody covering for me so there will be no unwanted interruptions."
"What time is this going to start?"
"About three. I figured that your family could enjoy the island with each other. There is a new amusement park. Your whole family has free admission if you choose to go there."
"That sound like a wonderful idea."
"Remember Michael, this is not a working vacation," Hank said briskly
"Okay, I know. I'll let you be the crime fighter on this island."
"Thanks, I appreciate that," Hank said with a smile from ear to ear.
The kids went to the amusement park to enjoy all of the rides and attractions. We took a shower and decided to enjoy the time alone in the cottage. After showering, we put our robes on and I watched the morning news. Linda stood in the kitchen fixing breakfast and listening to a soft oldie rock station.
In the last eighteen years, many things had changed for us. Our children had grown up and were finishing school. Linda and I had aged by years but our appearance did not since we were dipped in the pool of immortality by my father. Linda was still the knockout redhead that she was when she and I met.
After watching the news, Linda had told me to come in the kitchen. Being hungry for a good breakfast, I came in the kitchen. The lights dimmed and there was candlelight in the center of the table. My wife removed her robe and gown. There was a soft song playing as I sat. She had a ham and cheese omelette with pancakes on the side. Linda sat and had both of our plates served and ready to eat with a large glass of orange juice and a small glass of white wine. My love removed my robe and under clothes before I sat. The situation was a setting for a very romantic morning. The omelettes tasted very good with the pancakes with maple syrup. Linda looked at me, put her hand on my leg, and kissed me on the cheek. We enjoyed breakfast with soothing music on the radio. Linda cleared the table and put maple syrup on her bosom. She placed her chest in my face. It was wonderful to have her body as an after breakfast snack. My lover pressed my face to her chest as I licked each drop of syrup. I pushed everything off the table and she laid there with love in her eyes. Her body was extremely moist as I licked every inch. My wife moaned and whimpered with pleasure as my tongue reached her love canal. Her hips pushed my face briskly as she screamed with love. Linda reached over and grabbed the maple syrup. She asked me to lie on my back on the floor. My wife licked my whole body with her wet tongue. We made love intensely for the next couple of hours.
She and I took a shower again and watched the news. Suddenly, a vision came to my mind. I tried to resist but it was no use. Ted Jr. and Victoria were looking at a well that was in Hank's backyard. The sky looked clear and sunny. A little breeze blew the palm trees back and forth. The ocean sounds were very relaxing. Weirdly, Victoria and Ted Jr. disappeared. In my vision, I looked everywhere and my son and daughter were nowhere in sight.
"Are you okay? Your mind seemed like it was in left field for the last ten minutes. What's on your mind darling?"
"I just had a vision about our children. They suddenly vanished without a trace."
"Does that mean that it might just happen?"
"I don't know if any of my visions will come true."
"We'll just have to keep a watchful eye on them today won't we?"
"You bet we do."
Victoria and Ted Jr. returned to the cottage. Ted and Clara drove up with a rental car to surprise us. The kids were surprised to see them. Seconds later, my mom and dad walked in the room. The feelings of family unity came to all of us. All of us exchanged kisses and hugs. It was ten to three, which gave us ten minutes to go to the activity. The whole family left in our cars and arrived in Hank's backyard. Hank's family had two tables of food. Hank had hired some island singers to sing while we had our meals for the day. We ate, drank, and had a tremendous evening as a family. Hank and his family seemed to be living a prosperous life since he'd decided to work here and to live life to the fullest.
LATER THAT EVENING, HANK also hired some fire dancers for our entertainment. The backyard looked well lit so I could keep an eye on Ted Jr. and Victoria. Suddenly, a man wearing old 19th century clothing appeared and shot a laser at Hank, Victoria, and Ted Jr. They vanished in front of our eyes without a trace. All of the women screamed and cried. My father looked like he had seen a ghost.
"What is the matter Dad?"
"Remember how I told you about time travel years ago?"
"Yeah go on."
"In history, there was a man known as Jack the Ripper. I banished this mad man into a black hole in a different time dimension. I thought that he would never be able to kill or bother anyone again. The Englishman that we just saw was Sir William or better known as Jack the Ripper. He has found a way of getting back to this time dimension. He is probably out to get revenge on me for putting him there."
"You mean that a murderer has taken our family to their death?"
"He can't kill them because they are immortal like us, however, he can place our family in any period of time. In other words, he could put them in the past, present, or future."
"Sounds like it's time that you do some traveling."
"Michael, I am not allowed to do time travel anymore. The Creator has called your mother and me to do work of a higher calling. You have the power of time travel from this moment forward. Do not abuse this gift because God will take it away. Summon me when you need guidance. I love you son, Good Luck."
Suddenly, my parents vanished before our eyes. What should I do? I had used the gift of time travel once before in a case many years ago. I never knew that time travel would involve my family. Linda stood there lost for words. Tears of anguish streamed down her face as she embraced me. Hank vanished with his new powers to try to find them. He had never disclosed that he also had the power of time travel.
"What are we going to do? I don't want to lose our children."
"You and I will find them, don't worry."
"I hope you feel as confident as you sound."
"I do. I've been a detective for many years and this case can't be any harder than the others."
"Where do you think he took them?"
"I don't know but Hank and I talk with our minds. As far as I know there are no barriers of time, galaxies, or any other means."
While standing there with my wife, Hank's voice beamed into my thoughts. Using the powers that I possessed, his image appeared in front of us. Having this new gift seemed to have its advantages and disadvantages. The only thing that seemed somewhat dangerous was possibly changing historical events that might alter the future.
"Where are you and my kids Hank?"
"This mad man has taken us to a different time in our natural history. Victoria and Ted Jr. are fine; however, they are very afraid of what might happen to them."
"What part of history are you in?"
"It appears to be in 1950. Your father had the gift of time travel. Is he going to be able to help us get back?"
"He has given me the gift of time travel; however, I am kind of afraid."
"If it is going to help us, you must use it Michael." Linda sorrowfully said.
"Your father has told me that you possess the knowledge of Sir William and his background."
"He is known in history as Jack the Ripper. My father put him in a different dimension of time. He found his way back; sadly, taking our children is a way of getting his revenge on my father."
"I will watch over them but you need to get here soon, I don't know what this man is going to do with them."
"Linda and I will be there as soon as we can."
Soon after Hank's image left our presence, which seemed a little odd to us. Suddenly, clothes, money, and information about the 1950's appeared before us.
"You will need these items to fit in 1950. To travel in time you must concentrate on the year that you want to travel to and the rest will explain itself." My father's voice came as a soft whisper to our years.