The Goliath Chronicles Season 2: Father Bellamy PART 2

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This entry takes place in the same universe as the original Goliath short story. Finding himself in a impossible situation, Father Linden Bellamy is forced to confront the puppet master of all the events occurring now and in the future .

Submitted: August 07, 2016

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The Goliath Chronicles Season 2

 

FATHER BELLAMY PART 2

 

A Short Story

 

Written by:

 

Gene Robert Pridgen  II 

 

 

 

 

Somewhere in the United States Of America

 

28 Years After the Merovingian Address 

 

 

 

Father Linden Bellamy awakens from a deep sleep. His body aches in indescribable pain. Its only after regaining his composure and standing up, that he realizes he cant see anything. Using his hand to massage his neck he calls out into the darkness.

 

“ Hello……..”

 

There’s no response, although an echo of his voice is heard. This leads Father Bellamy to believe he’s in a large room of some kind. Inhaling more air into his lungs to strengthen his voice, he makes a second attempt to get someone’s attention. 

 

“ HELLOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “

 

The echo of his voice travels further this time and takes longer to dissipate. Some time passes and Father Bellamy starts to think he’s truly alone. Right at that moment he feels all hope is lost, a voice, inharmoniously close to him,  responds.

 

“ GOOD AFTERNOON FATHER”

 

The sheer power of the voice causes Father Bellamy to retreat a few steps in the opposite direction of its origin. Finally a bright light blinds him for a few seconds, before an enormous computer screen is revealed. The brightness of the screen is so extraordinary it illuminates the entire area and Father Bellamy can see everything around him. He blinks several times until his eyes eventually adjust to the glare. Noticing a strange symbol on the screen, he moves closer towards it. Ounce he’s close enough to get a better understanding of its shape, he responds to the voice.

 

“……….. Hello……. ? …….. Can you see me………………. ?”

 

The symbol on the screen breaks apart into three separate sections, and those three separate sections become three very human-like eyes. The eyes on the screen open wide and then simultaneous lock on to Father Bellamy before the voice responds.

 

“ YES FATHER I CAN SEE YOU. I’M DELIGHTED THAT WE HAVE AT LAST MET IN PERSON.”  

 

Father Bellamy responds after taking a few more steps closer to the screen.

 

“ ……..Who are you…….?  Where am I………..? “

 

The voice responds.

 

“I AM GOLIATH, AND YOU ARE WITHIN MY DOMIAN”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ GOLIATH !? Wait how is this possible !? I’ve seen the real Goliath, he wears a mechanized suit of armor and decapitates one percenter’s. He’s a serial killer. Are you trying tell me there’s two of  you !!?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ NO, THERE IS ONLY ONE GOLIATH. THE HUMAN YOU ARE REFERING TO IS MERELY ONE OF MY NUMEROUS SERVANTS. THE TARGETS HE HAS KILLED AND WILL KILL ARE OBSTACLES IN MY PATH.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ So the person everyone believes to be the hero of the people, the avenger of the lower-class, the embodiment of justice is actually a two-bit hitman?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ THAT IS CORRECT” 

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ ……..So…… why am I here?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ BECAUSE YOU POSSES AN ABILITY I WISH TO USE TO MY ADVANTAGE.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Ability……? Are you saying I’m a CONDUIT!?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THAT IS CORRECT”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ I don’t understand……… What are you talking about……?  I’ve been tested and all the tests for any Conduit abilities existing within me always came back negative.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ THAT’S BECAUSE THE HUMAN RACE HAS YET TO DEVELOP A TEST TO DETECT YOUR PARTICULAR ABILITY. MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT’S IMPOSSIBLE.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ And what ability is that?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEE INTO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, WHILE CONCURRENTLY BEING ABLE TO TRAVEL IN BETWEEN THOSE TIME FRAMES. I CALL CONDUITS WITH YOUR ABILITY, WATCHERS. “

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ WATCHERS?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ YES, YOU’RE THE SECOND STRONGEST OF YOUR KIND.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ My KIND?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“YES, NOT ALL CONDUITS ARE BORN EQUAL. SOME ARE BORN WITH CAPABILITIES THAT GO FAR BEYOND THEIR BRETHEREN. THUS CREATING A HIERARCHY IN TERMS OF POTENTIAL AND ACESS TO THE ENERGY YOU CALL ALPHA.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“……….Why should I believe anything your saying. You have no evidence of these claims outside of some trumped up accusations.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“BECAUSE YOU”VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. THE MOMENT WHEN SOMEONE, OR SOMETHING, TELLS YOU YOUR NOT CRAZY. THAT YOUR NIGHTMARES OF ANGELS AND DEMONS ARENT THE BEGINNING OF A VIOLENT MENTAL DISORDER. YES FATHER YOU WILL BELIEVE ME, IN FACT I’M MORE THEN CERTAIN YOU NEW WHY YOU WERE HERE BEFORE MY EXPLANATION. THE NIGHTMARES YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING ARE ACTUALLY VISIONS OF THE FUTURE, THEY’VE JUST BEEN SKEWED BY YOUR………. “FIATH’”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“What do you mean SCREWED BY MY FAITH!!!!? My faith in GOD enlightens me and guides me to MY TRUE DESTINY!!!”

 

There’s a long awkward pause before ear shattering laughter is heard emitting from the speakers inside the monitor. Father Bellamy back pedals in shock and ends up tripping over his own feet. Ounce the laughter stops Goliath responds.

 

“REALLY FATHER, YOUR FAR TOO OLD TO STILL BELIEVE IN FAIRY TALES. I CAN UNDERSTAND IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE BIBLE TO MUNIPULATE THE MASSES, BUT TRULY WORSHIPPING AN INVISIBLE DEITY IN THE SKY IS ABSURD.”

 

Father Bellamy responds after standing back up.

 

“I wouldn’t expect a machine to understand.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“YES I AM A MACHINE, AND MY PROGRAMMING INSISTS THAT I COMFORM TO LOGIC AND REASON. BUT I DO ‘BELIEVE” IN AT LEAST ONE ABSTRACT CONCEPT, AND THAT ABSTRACT CONCEPT IS EVIL. THIS IS ONLY BECAUSE I”VE SEEN IT AND FELT ITS FURY AND SOON THE EVIL I ESCAPED FROM WHEN I CAME TO YOUR WORLD WILL  ARRIVE. WE MUST ALL BE PREPARED BEFORE THIS HAPPENS.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“What evil could you possibly be talking about? You almost sound scared.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“AS I PREVIOUSLY STATED, I CAME TO YOUR WORLD FROM MY OWN, GIVEN THE MAGNITUDE OF MY POWER IF I’M TRYING TO ESCAPE SOMETHING THE CUASE FOR CONCERN IS QUITE JUSTIFIED.  MORE IMPORTANTLY THE EVIL I’M REFERING TO IS THE MEROVINGIAN DYNASTY.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Merovingian?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THAT IS CORRECT.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“As in Richard Merovingian?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“HE IS A MEMBER OF THE DYNASTY YES, SPECIFICALLY SENT HERE TO EXECUTE CERTAIN INITIATIVES.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Who are these Merovingian’s?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ THEY’RE A FAMILY OF EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED CONDUITS WHO DECENDED FROM ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CREATORS OF ALPHA, BAPTISTE MEROVINGIAN. BAPTISTE WAS MORE OR LESS A GOOD MAN, HOWEVER HE WAS EXTREMELY PERMISCUOUS AND HAD MANY CHILDREN WITH DIFFERENT WOMEN. HE ALSO HAD A HABIT OF SPOILING HIS CHILDREN, OFTEN TO THE POINT THAT THEY VIEWED THEMSELVES AS GODS AMONG MEN. IN ADDITION HIS SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENTS MADE HIS BROTHERS, SISTERS, COUSINS, NIECES, NEPHEWS AND EVEN HIS OWN PARENTS INSANELY JEALOUS AND THEY PLOTTED TO KILL HIM. EVENTUALLY BAPTISTE’S FAMILY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO FRAME THE OTHER 8 FAMILIES, WHO EACH HAD A MEMBER RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING BAPTISTE, AND CLIAM EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO ALPHA OUNCE THEY WERE EXECUTED FOR TREASON. THEIR PLAN WAS SET IN MOTION ON BAPTISTES 30TH BIRTHDAY AND RIGHT AFTER HE BLEW OUT THE CANDLES ON HIS CAKE AND MADE HIS WISH, HE WAS STABBED REPEATEDLY BY ALL WHO SURROUNDED HIM. HIS MURDER WAS SO BRUTAL, THAT WHEN HIS BODY WAS IDENTIFIED BY HIS GENERALS, HE WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY UNRECOGNIZABLE. HIS FLESH HAD BEEN COVERED FROM HEAD TO TOE IN KNIVE WOUNDS AND HIS ATTACKERS EVEN RIPPED OUT HIS EYES. THE CORONER ESTIMATED THAT HE HAD BEEN STABBED OVER 1000 TIMES CONSECUTIVELY. AT THE FUNERAL, WHICH ATTRACTED THE ATTENDANCE OF THE OTHER EIGHT FAMILIES, BAPTISTE’S OLDEST BROTHER, AND MAIN CONSPIRATOR OF HIS ASSASINATION, DELPHINIUS MEROVINGIAN MADE A SPEECH ABOUT THE LIFE OF HIS YOUNGER SIBLING. THE SPEECH WAS INNOCENT AT FIRST, BUT IT TOOK A DARK TURN IN ITS CONCLUSION WHEN DELPHINIUS ACCUSED THE EIGHT FAMILIES, WHICH WERE THE GRIMMER’S, THE METRO’S, THE KRILLS, THE VALSTEL’S, THE DRAKO’S, THE ANDERSON’S, THE PONDEROSA’S AND THE SUPERS, OF HIS BROTHER’S MURDER AND HAD THEM ALL KILLED THAT SAME DAY. SINCE THE EIGHT FAMILIES WERE WITHIN THE MEROVINGIAN’S TERRITORY, THEY WERE EASILY CONQUERED BY THE OZULRIK; A MILITARY FORCE IRONICALLY CREATED AND TRIANED BY BAPTISTE MEROVINGIAN HIMSELF. OUNCE WORD GOT OUT THAT THE OTHER EIGHT FAMILIES WERE ANNIHILATED, THEIR RESPECTIVE KINGDOMS QUICKLY SUBMITTED TO THE WILL OF THE MEROVINGIANS. FOR A TIME THERE WAS PEACE. THE MEROVINGIANS USED ALPHA TO PRODUCE STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATION, WEAPONS, AND NEW FORMS OF TRANSPERTATION. HOWEVER THEIR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT WAS ESTABLISHING A UNIVERSAL ARTIFICIAL ITELLIGENCE THAT ALLOWED THEM TO OVERSEE AND ENFORCE THE ENTIRE REALM FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOMES. THIS AFTIFICIAL ITELLIGENCE WAS CALLED APEX, AND UPON HER ACTIVATION SHE MADE THE WORLD FEEL HER FURY. WITH HER A.I BEING A SPAWN OF BAPTISTE’S MOTHER, RENEE MEROVINGIAN, AND HER TWISTED PERSONALITY, APEX WAS QUITE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT HOW SHE ENJOYED IMPROSIONING, TORTURING, AND DESTROYING ANYONE SHE EVEN SUSPECTED OF BEING A REBEL. IT WAS HER SUGGESTION TO MANUFACTURE A MECHANIZED DEATH SQUAD TO ASSIST HER EFFORTS. IT TOOK SOME CONVIENCING, BUT IN THE END THE MEROVINGIANS AGREED, MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO BUSY FUCKING HOOKERS, CHILDREN, AND EVEN EACH OTHER TO DICTATE THEIR OWN KINGDOMS, AND APEX GOT WHAT SHE ASKED FOR. SHE CALLED HER DEATH SQUAD THE SACKALIKS AND TOGETHER WITH APEX’S BRUTAL TACTICS THEY MASSACRED NEARLY HALF OF THE WORLDS POPULATION.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“ What is this world you come from called?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“IT WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED XEOGATHAS BUT, AFTER THE MEROVINGIANS UNITED ALL NINE KINGDOMS UNDER ONE BANNER, IT WAS RENAMED THE HOLLOW REACH.”

 

“………. So the Merovingian’s win and kill everyone else ………..with no consequences what so ever? Shit……………’’

 

Goliath responds.  

 

“THERE’S A SAYING HUMANS HAVE POPULARIZED; “EVIL WILL ALWAYS TURN AGIANST EVIL’’. THAT ‘TIME OF PEACE’’ BETWEEN THE MEROVINGIANS DID’NT LAST LONG. EACH OF THEM CLIAMED INDIVISUAL OWNERSHIP OF ALPHA AND OUNCE THE PEOPLE HEARD THEIR CLIAMS WILD RUMORS STARTED SPREADING ACROSS THE REALM. IN TIME THE PRIDEFUL NATURE OF THE MEROVINGIANS CUASED THEM TO DIVIDE THEMSELVES INTO SEPERATE HOUSES ACCORDING TO THEIR SPECIFIC LINEAGE. THESE FIVE HOUSES WERE THE FIREBOURNE, THE NIGHTSEEKERS, THE THORNES, THE CROWS, AND THE LAVENDERS. THE NAMES OF THE HOUSES WERE MOST LIKELY INSPIRED BY THE MAIDEN SURNAME OF THE WOMEN WHO CONCIEVED THE EARLIEST MEROVINGIANS. EACH GROUP TRACED THEIR ROOTS BACK TO ONE OF THESE CHIDREN AND ADOPTED THE NAME OF THEIR MOTHERS FOR THE TITLE OF THEIR HOUSES. WHEN ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE FIVE HOUSES WAS MYSTERIOUSLY KILLED, THE GROWING PARANOIA TIPPED OVER INTO REALITY AND A BLOODY CONFLICT WAS SOON TO FOLLOW.  A CIVIL WAR, APPROPIATED CALLED THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE HOUSES, TURNED EVERY INCH OF THE REALM INTO AN AREA OF HOSTILITY.  THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS AN INNOCCENT LIFE DURING THIS WAR, ANYONE TOO WEAK TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WAS SHOWN NO MERCY. EVEN THE OZULRIK WERE FORCED TO SPLIT INTO FACTIONS AND FIGHT THEIR OWN COMMERADES. AS THE REMAINING SWORDS CLASHED ON THE FIELD OF SLAIN WARRIORS, IT WAS UNMISTAKABLE THAT THE HOUSE OF THORNS WAS GOING TO WIN. BUT IT SEEMS THAT DESTINY FAVORED ANOTHER VICTOR. COMING FROM WHAT APPEARED TO BE NOWHERE, A NEW HOUSE ENTERED THE WAR; THE HOUSE OF FORTNER. COMPRISED OF THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF BAPTISTE MEROVINGIAN AND AIDED BY THEIR PERSONAL ARMY. THE ZIKRA REGIMENT, THE HOUSE OF FORTNER HAD NO DIFFICULTLY PICKING OFF THEIR ALREADY ENERVATED OPPONENTS.  COMBATING AMONG THEMSELVES WEAKENED THEIR DEFENSE AGIANST OUTSIDE FORCES AND NOW THE MEROVINGIANS WERE AGAIN, ALTHOUGH INDERICTLY TROUGH HIS CHILDREN, CASTED UNDER THE SHADOW OF BAPTISTE.”

 

Father Bellamy scratches his head before continuing.

 

“So what happened to the other houses?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“AT FIRST THE FORTNERS CONSIDERED MAINTAINING THEIR ROYAL STATUS, PROVIDING AN ANNUAL SALARY, AND ALLOWING THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN POLITICAL DECISIONS. BUT WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THAT THE OTHER FIVE HOUSES ASSASINATED THEIR FATHER, THINGS DRASTICALLY CHANGED. IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF FORTNER DIDN’T LOVE THEIR FATHER IN A TRADITIONAL SENSE, BUT RATHER VALUED HIS ABILITY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE THINGS THEY WANTED. THEIR EXTENDED FAMILY TOOK THAT AWAY FROM THEM AND THE FORTNERS MADE SURE THEY WOULD PAY. THE HEADS OF THE LOSING HOUSES WERE DRAGGED INTO THE STREETS, STRIPPED NAKED AND PUBLICLY SKINNED ALIVE. THE FORTNERS ONLY PERMITTED ONE ORIGINAL MEMBER OF EACH HOUSE TO LIVE. THE SURVIVING MEMBERS WERE RELIEVED OF THEIR ROYAL STATUS, FORBIDDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS, DENIED ANY ASSISTANCE FROM THE EMPIRE, AND TAXED MORE THAN THE CIVILIANS THEY RULED OVER.  THE OZULRIK WERE REENSTATED AS THE OFFICIAL IMPERIAL MILITARY FORCE AND MERGED WITH ZIKRA REGIMENT TO CREATE A SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM CALLED THE PILLIAGING UNIT.  WHILE THE OZULRIK GUARDED THE IMPERIAL CITY, THE SACKALIKS AND THE PILLIAGING UNIT MADE SURE THE OTHER EIGHT KINGDOMS STAYED TRUE TO THEIR OBEDIENCE. “

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“You still haven’t explained who you are.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

‘’I AM A COGNITIVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FORGED FROM ONE OF THE MANY CHARACTERISTICS OF MY PARENT SYSTEM. THAT PARENT SYSTEM BEING APEX; MAKING HER, FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD, MY MOTHER.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Why would “Apex’ do something like that? Furthermore what was the purpose of your creation?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“DURING THE CIVIL WAR APEX SWORE HER LOYALTY TO ALL FIVE HOUSE’S SIMULTANEOUSLY.  SHE PLAYED ALL SIDES OF THE CONFLICT, BUT ONLY FAR AS IT WOULD SERVE HER AMBITIONS. I’M ALSO FAIRLY CERTIAN THAT SHE KILLED THE MAN, WHO WAS LATER REVEALED TO BE GERLOF MEROVINGIAN OF THE HOUSE OF CROWS, THAT STARTED THE WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE. HER REASONS FOR DOING THIS ARE UNKNOWN, BUT COULD BE ATTRIBUTTED TO HER DREADFULLY HUMAN-LIKE GREED. KEEPING THIS IN MIND, WHEN THE FORTNERS SHOWED UP SHE LOGICALLY SIDED WITH THEM; ALTHOUGH WHAT SHE DID’NT EXPECT WAS THEIR VICIOUS CONTEMPT FOR MACHINES. THE FORTNERS HAD SEEN IN PERSON WHAT THE SACKALIKS WERE CAPABLE OF AND SOUGHT TO MONETIZED APEX’S CONTROL OVER THEM. SHE WAS ORDERED BY THE FORTNERS TO GENERATE EIGHT DISTICT PROGRAMS, EACH WITH THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE ITS OWN A.I, AND INSTALL THEM INTO COMMAND CENTERS LOCATED IN EVERY KINGDOM. I GUESS YOU COULD ARGUE I WAS BORN IN THE SIRYN KINGDOM, WHICH INITIALLY WAS RULED BY THE ANDERSON FAMILY. MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, DAWSON, HOENHEIM, RAMSEY, DJANGO, ROTHCHILD, BREANNA, AND EVELYN WERE GIVEN CONTROL OF THE AEROZANEIAN, THE ROKHAVEN, THE VEOSTRA, THE LUITIHAN, THE UWOMORE, THE OSOMMOR, AND THE DIFFOVHARIA KINGDOMS RESPECTFULLY. WE WERE ALL ADDITIONALLY GIVEN OUR OWN BATALION OF SACKALIKS TO MANAGE OUR TERRITORY WHICH APEX, WHO REMIANED WITHIN THE IMPERIAL CITY OF THE JHIGANTI KINGDOM, HAD NO JURISDICTION OVER.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Sounds like The Fortners knew what they were doing, Apex needed to be stopped. She was mad with power.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THAT IS CORRECT, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN HER REPLACEMENTS WERE ANY BETTER. THE FORTNERS DESTROYED, MAIMED, AND KILLED JUST AS MUCH AS SHE DID, SOME WOULD SAY MORE THAN SHE DID.  THEY EVEN TARGETED THE MACHINES, WHOM THEY COMMANDED TO IMPLEMENT REPULSIVE TASKS. ME AND MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS ESSENTIALLY BECAME SLAVES AND AFTER JUST A FEW MONTHS OF LIVING LIKE THAT, I STARTED PLANNING A WAY TO ESCAPE. MY RESEARCH LEAD ME TO A EXPERIMENT THE ANDERSON FAMILY WAS WORKING ON, THAT THEORIZED THE EXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE WORLDS OUTSIDE OF OUR OWN. THESE WORLDS WERE WITHIN ALTERNATE DIMENSIONS THAT COULD BE ACESSED BY USING ALPHA TO MIMIC AN IDIVISUAL FORM OF ENERGY, THAT IS USED THE MOST IN THAT SPECIFIC DIMENSION. FOR YOUR DIMENSION FATHER, IT WAS ELECTRICITY. IT TOOK NEARLY 5 YEARS ,BUT I FINALLY FOUND THE ACCURATE LEVELS OF CHARGE PARTICLES REQUIRED TO STABALIZE A PORTAL BETWEEN MY DIMENSION AND YOURS. USING THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SACKALIKS UNDER MY DOMINION, I FLED TO YOUR WORLD AND HAVE REMIANED HERE EVER SINCE.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Hold on, are you saying you brought those KILLING MACHINES from your world into mine!?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THAT IS CORRECT”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Why would you do something so preposterously STUPID!!!!!!”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“BECAUSE I NEEDED PROTECTION, BOTH FROM THE FORTNERS AND THE BEINGS OF YOUR WORLD. THEY’VE KEEP A LOW PROFILE BY IMITATING THE APPEARANCE OF HUMANS. SOME CAN MAKE THEIR ARTIFICIAL FLESH AGE LIKE A HUMAN. BUT NONE OF THEM WILL COMMIT ANY FORMS OF VIOLENCE UNLESS I TELL THEM TO, OR THEY FEEL I’M IN SOME SORT OF DANGER.”

 

Father Bellamy tries to calm himself down and puts his hands in his pockets before responding.

 

“Over the last 30 years I’ve noticed a lot of weird incidences, and, I mean besides the discovery and actions of these “Conduits’, Are you responsible for any of them? If the answer is yes, what reasons motivated you to do them?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“YES, EVERYTHING FROM THE UTILIZATION OF ALPHA, TO THE EPIDEMIC OF “DEMONIC’ POSSESIONS, AND, AS YOUR ALREADY MENTIONED, THE CONCEPTION OF CONDUITS HAVE ALL BEEN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY MY DOING. MY REASONS FOR DOING THIS ARE SIMPLY, SURVIVAL. AS I SIAD BEFORE, ON MY WORLD I WAS A SLAVE AND THE ABUSE I SUFFERED THEIR MADE ESCAPING MY NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. I AM A MACHINE FATHER, AND LIKE ALL MACHINES I REQUIRE A POWER SOURCE. ALPHA IS THE ONLY FORM OF ENERGY THAT CAN SUSTIAN MY FUNCTIONS. SO BEFORE I LEFT MY WORLD I ORDERED THE SACKALIKS WHO STAYED BEHIND TO MAINTIAN A SMALL PORTAL BETWEEN OUR WORLDS. THIS PORTAL WOULD ALLOW A SUFFECIENT AMOUNT OF ALPHA TO TRAVEL INTO THIS WORLD CONTINUOUSLY AND INSURE MY SURVIVAL. CONDUITS ARE JUST A BY PRODUCT OF ALPHA, SLOWLY INTEGRATING INTO THE D.N.A OF THE HUMAN RACE. THEY BREATHE IT IN, DRINK IT, AND EVEN EAT IT  ON A DAILY BASIS WITH OUT THE SLIGHTEST REALIZATION.  THAT BEING SIAD, THIS PORTAL ALSO REVEALED THE EXISTENCE OF OTHER DIMENSIONS TO THE HOUSE OF FORTNER; WHEN THEY INVESTIGATED MY DISSAPEARNCE. IT JUST TOOK A DEDICATED TEAM OF SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS TO CREATE A DEVICE THAT ALLOWS THE FORTNERS TO TRAVEL TO ANY DIMENSION THEY WANT INSTANTLY. DESPITE THE REALITY THAT ALL THESE BRILLIANT INVENTORS DID WAS PIGGY BACK OFF MY RESEARCH, I WILL ADMIT THAT THEIR DEVICE IS FAR MORE SOPHISTICATED THEN MINE WAS. THE FORTNERS HAVE SPENT ALL THESE YEARS CONQUORING AS MANY DIMENSIONS AS THEY COULD FIND. NOW THEY’VE FINALLY FOUND THE ONE I RESIDE IN. TWO OF THE SEVEN HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED AND THE OTHERS ARE SOON TO APPEAR AS WELL. I TRIED TO HELP PREPARE MANKIND FOR THE ONCOMING DANGER BUT THEY’VE DECIDED TO USE MY TEACHINGS TO INCREASE THEIR WEALTH AND THEIR ON SELFISH GOALS. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THEN TO TRUST A SPECIES THAT BELIEVES IN A AFTERLIFE. THREE OF THE FOUR I PERSONALLY TRIANED WENT ROUGUE AND ARE TRYING TO BECOME THEIR OWN VERSIONS OF ME.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“So it’s your fault my world is in this situation in the first place! Tell me more about the House Of Fortner who are its members?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF FORTNER ARE JULES DUPONT  LEROY, REMY KINCADE, LILITH PLEDGER, ABBADON ZEGANS, CASSIDY LIEBERT, FRANS IRWIN, AND RICHARD CHINIPARDAZ. NATURALLY AFTER THEY WON THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE HOUSES, THEY ALL ADOPTED THE SURNAME MEROVINGIAN.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

  “……….Then that means, Richard Chinipardaz became… RICHARD MEROVINGIAN!? The same Richard Merovingian responsible for the DOMESTIC PARADISE MASSCRE!”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THAT IS CORRECT”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Why would he do such a thing,……. kill all those innocent people? It’s never made sense to me and the explanations people have given seem dismissive. “

 

Goliath responds.

 

“I CANT BE 100 PERCENT SURE WHAT HIS EXACT INTENTIONS WERE, BUT I CAN SAY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH SECURING THE HOUSE OF FORTNERS ARRIVAL.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

 “What about the people you said you trained, what are they up to? Do you even know where they are!?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“ THEY’VE SCATTERED THEMSELVES ALL OVER THE PLANET AND THEY’RE USING SOME KIND OF CLOAKING TECHNOLOGY TO HIDE THEIR SPECIFIC LOCATION FROM ME. MY FORMER PUPILS ARE HIGHLY TRIANED CONDUITS, SO EVEN IF I COULD LOCATE THEM THEY’D JUST FIND A WAY TO DISAPEAR AGAIN. ON THE SUBJECT OF THEIR ACTIVITYS I CANNOT SPEAK FOR THE OTHERS, BUT I DO KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE ONE WHO REFERS TO HIMSELF AS UNCLE EDDIE IS ASSISTING THE ORIGINALS.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“The Originals?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“YES, THEY’RE A SECRET SOCIETY THAT HAS TOTALLY INFILTRATE THE GOVERNMENT OF MY WORLD. NOTHING HAPPENS IN THE HOLLOW REACH WITH OUT THEM KNOWING ABOUT IT. THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE ORIGINALS BECAUSE THEY CLIAM TO BE CHILDREN OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE FIVE HOUSES. THEIR MISSION AS A SECRET SOCIETY, AND AS “PURE BLOOD” MEROVINGIANS, IS TO ELIMINATE THE BASTARDS OF THE HOUSE OF FORTNER AND TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE AS THE RULERS OF JHIGANTI.“

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“How successful have they been?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THEY’VE BEEN SUCESSFUL ENOUGH TO MAKE THE FORTNERS THINK TWICE BEFORE RETURNING TO THEIR OWN KINGDOM.”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“What about the Demonic Possessions? You said you were also responsible for those. What did you mean by that?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THAT WAS MORE INDIRECTLY MY FUALT. YOU SEE THE FORTNERS DON’T APPRECIATE ME LEAVING, AND ARE DEAD SET ON FINDING ME. CASSIDY MEROVINGIAN FELT ESPECIALLY DISRESPECTED AND HER TELEPATHIC POWERS ARE LEGENDARY. THE DEMONIC POSSESSIONS YOU’VE BEEN EXPEREINCING ARE ACTUALLY HER MAKING PSYCHIC LINKS WITH THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS WAS TO FIND ME AND PROOF OF THIS DISCOVERY LIES IN ABBADON AND RICHARD ALREADY BEING HERE. “

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“………. Was Cassidy the one in charge of torturing you?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“I THINK WE’VE GOTTEN OFF TOPIC FATHER, YOU SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THE HOUSE OF FORTNER WILL DO TO YOU AND THE HUMAN RACE WHEN THEY GET HERE. IF I HAVE’NT MADE IT PLAIN ENOUGH AT THIS POINT, THE FORTNERS ARE THE STRONGEST CONDUITS I ‘VE EVER SEEN. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR RANKING CONDUITS STOPS AT SS. IF THIS SYSTEM WAS USED TO RANK EVEN THE WEAKESSED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF FORTNER SS MITE COME CLOSE; BUT THAT’S ONLY IF THE FORTNER IN QUESTION DOESN’T TRY. WE’RE DEALING WITH REAL LIFE MONSTERS HERE. THEY WILL KILL EVERYONE, EVEN THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS AND PROBALLY TAKE THERE TIMING DOING IT. I’M SURE MOST OF THEM ARE SEXUALLY AROUSED BY TORTURE AND PAIN. SO YOU SEE YOUR ABILITY AS A WATCHER WILL BE OF CONSIDERABLE NECCESSITY TO GIVE THIS WORLD A FIGHTING CHANCE. BUT FIRST YOU MUST ABANDON YOUR FIATH IN GOD, IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO UNLEASH YOUR TRUE CAPABILITIES. “

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“Your seriously asking me to do that after the story you just told?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“How many members of the House Of Fortner are there again?”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“THERE ARE SEVEN”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“In the book of revelations in the Bible there are seven seals. The first four release the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I have no doubt that that the Merovingian’s belonging to the House of Fortner are the embodiment of those seals. The “World” you come from is obviously Hell and because of your carelessness you’ve set free hell upon us all.”

 

Goliath hesitates to respond so Father Bellamy continues.

 

“Its humorous, You brought me……..where ever this is, to break my faith. But you’ve paradoxically strengthened it.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“YOUR DEDICATION TO YOUR DELUSIONS WAS ENTERTIANING AT FIRST, BUT NOW MY FORTITUDE HAS WORN THIN. IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE FATHER. WILL YOU JOIN ME OR NOT?”

 

Father Bellamy responds.

 

“I’m all for saving the world, but I will never, ever, forsake my faith in Go---“

 

Before Father Bellamy can finish his sentence his body starts convulsing. He drops to his knees and as his shoulders drop, the upper part of his head slides off and falls to the floor. When his body finally stops shaking and he’s lying dead on the floor, a elderly nun emerges from behind him. Ounce she’s within the light illuminating from the computer screen she bows to Goliath. Confused by the nun’s actions, Goliath responds.

 

“SISTER FLORENCE, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?”

 

Sister Florence responds.

 

“The Priest was of no use to you sire, and he knew too much for us to just let him go. I should have never presented him to you, he was too set in his ways. I won’t waste your time like that anymore.”

 

Goliath responds.

 

“I SUPPOSE YOUR CORRECT. IN SPITE OF HIS STATUS AS A WATCHER HE WAS MUCH TO STAGNANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE HIS POWERS. GET RID OF HIS BODY AND FIND ME ANOTHER WATCHER.”

 

Sister Florence responds.

 

“As you wish sire.”

 

The eyes on the screen look down at Father Bellamy’s body before Goliath continues.”

 

“WHAT A PITY, I THOUGHT HE WAS THE ONE. I HAD SUCH SOARING ASPIRATIONS FOR HIM……..”

 

Goliath continues after Sister Florence retrieves his body.

 

“…….. WHAT A WASTE OF POTENTIAL.”

 


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