The St.Clair Prophecy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
Completed 12/26/2011

Submitted: December 17, 2011

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The Saint Clair Prophecy

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In the light of the moon, Michael wondered aimlessly about in the woods. Miles from home and with no recolor how he got there. In a small clearing where the light was brighter, he could see that his cloths were tattered and covered in blood.

His hands were sticky with blood, so he grabbed some leafs and ferns to wipe them off. Was this his blood or someone else’s? That was the main question. Still on his parents ranch even though miles from home was very puzzling. He looked down again and looked closer, it was not his blood. He was nauseated then passed out.

I cannot even imagine what was going through his mind. I am Helen Crabtree-St.Clair. However, the story does not end here. The St. Clair Ranch was one of average size for 1892, Harrisburg - PA. Just a mere two thousand Acers. Harrisburg is a small town, there about 800 residents that live here. A third of them live in town and the rest on farms and ranches. I teach at the school here where Michael attends. He is eight-teen, two years younger than I am.

Along with myself was Mr. & Mrs. St. Clair, the ranch hands, and the sheriff. We were out looking for Michael. After about two hours, Mr. St. Clair sent his wife and I back to the house to tend to the other children and they would continue the search. Another two hours had passed when the search party had come upon the little clearing where Michael was laying. He was alive and not hurt. They were secured and headed back to the house.

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Go Back! Go Back Michael, Go Back and try to remember! A distant voice was calling out to him. He could barely hear it, calling out in the darkness, Go Back! Michael fought hard to regain his consciousness, as the voice got louder and louder. His eyes fluttered open. “Ah, there you are Michael! Doctor Phillips smile down at Michael. Michael looked around to see everyone standing there staring at him. His mind still clouded and very unsure as to what had happened to him.

“What happened to me? What is going on? Michael pleaded as he finally came to his senses. Dr. Phillips put his hand on Michael’s head. “Well, you don’t seem to have a fever, so I think that you are going to be just fine my boy”. “That’s a relief! Michael’s father replied. Finally, everything came rushing back to him like a tidal wave. In a scratchy voice, tired and drained, Michael started to tell the tale of what had happened to him.

Two weeks ago I had woke up to do my chores and start my day as normal. Mom was in the kitchen with my sister at her heels. Dad was in the barn tending to the horses and getting things ready to leave. They were heading out for a few days to mend fences on the backside of the property.

Dad had just returned from Virginia City two days before, to find additional help for the ranch. He was unable to find anyone suitable. However, this morning as I walked out of the barn from feeding the other horses, I had noticed off in the distance of the north pasture, a man walking in. Dad had noticed him also; he turned and told me to continue with my chores as he walked out to greet the stranger.

They stood out there for a while. It was too far for me to hear what they were saying. Finally, they both walked back to the barn. Dad yelled.” MICHAEL! Come over here! I dropped what I was doing and ran over to them. “Yes Sir? His Dad put his hand on my shoulder. “Michael, this is Gabe, He will be helping out around here for awhile, Take him over to see Old Joe and set him up in the bunk house.” I took him over, and he rather gave me the creeps. He stuck his hand out to shake, but I was resistant. My Dad smacked me in the back of the head.

“That’s very rude Michael, Shake the man’s hand! Therefore, I did. Everything went black for a split second, I quickly let go. Dad turned to Gabe, and said. “Old Joe will line you up with some chores to get started with! Gabe just nodded and followed me to the bunkhouse.

I thought it was somewhat weird though, he had strange cloths and no jacket, and his eyes were is black as coal. His hair was as white as snow. That rather freaked me out too. I would have to say he was about in his thirty’s. We walked into the bunkhouse and Old Joe was putting on the coffee. “This is old Joe and he will take care of you! I turn to leave and noticed that he now had a coat and a bag. I tried not to think about what had just happened. I ran out and went back to work.

As I was working, Dad came over to talk to me. “Michael, I want you to go and apologize to Gabriel for your rudeness and such! I stopped for a second. “Dad! He gives me the creeps; there is something strange about him! John St.Clair got an angry look on his face. “Michael stops all this nonsense and get to the rest of your chores this instant! You know I could not find anyone to work in Virginia City, so he will have to do for now! I protested. Dad snapped back. “That’s it Michael, He stays, now get back to work! That was useless, so I went back to work.

In the bunkhouse, the men were getting their gear ready to leave. Old Joe extended his hand to shake Gabe’s, they shook. “Nice to meet you Partner, Old Joe’s the name, ranching is the game! Gabe smiled down at Joe. “Nice to meet you Joe, You’re just a little fellow”. Joe looked up at him in a kind of angry face. “Yah! However, I work hard is all, Come on you can put your things here, and then we will head to the barn. The rest of the day went as normal as can be. Just plain hard work. My Dad and the others left about nine- thirty in the morning. I figured that it would put them about half way by nightfall.

My Mom came in to say goodnight to me. She sat on the edge of my bed, leaned over and kissed me on the forehead. “Do you know why I named you Michael? “No Why? “Well you were a blessing from god and I named you after an Angel”. “No I never knew that”. “He was the protector of god, and did all of God’s hard work, Ok go to sleep you got school in the morning, Goodnight, I love you! “I love you too Mom!

I leaned over and cut the light out. However, for some reason I could not get to sleep. I got this funny feeling that someone was watching me. I tried to brush it off, rolled over and went to sleep. I just could not shake it. The feeling kept on getting stronger. I rolled back over, sat up, and then looked out the window. From my window, I can see the front of the bunkhouse. And there he was, standing in front, staring up at me. I layed back down real quick, then sat back up again to check, but he was gone. Therefore, I rolled over and went to sleep.

I came down for breakfast and everyone was eating. I sat at the table to eat before school. The only one who spoke was Gabriel. “Sleep well Michael? “No Sir! I jumped up from the table. “Got to go Mom! She ran after me. “Here’s your lunch! I grabbed it and ran out the door. I ran all the way to school. I figure the farther away I could get, the better it would be. I sat in class and figured that I would be safe there, I was wrong. Little Becky Meyers raised her hand. Ms. Crabtree looked up. “Yes Becky? Becky pointed to the window. “Look at the man by the tree!

Ms. Crabtree walked to the window and looked outside. She looked long enough for her to see Gabriel standing by the tree, and to disappear into thin air. She was hoping no one else had seen that. However, I did. “Hold on a minute Michael! Dr. Phillips interjected. “You mean to tell me that everyone in that classroom saw this happen? “Yes Sir they did, but no one talked about it, we just kind of went back to our school work.” “Okay, I think that we will take a break for a minute, you need some water? “ Yes please!

Dr Phillips went out of the room to talk to Michael’s parents, who were waiting down stairs. He went downstairs and Mr. &Mrs. St. Clair, Ms. Crabtree, and Sheriff Hanson stood up. John St.Clair asked the doctor. “Is he going to be okay? The Doctor scratched his head. “Well physically he is fine, but mentally, I think that something may be wrong with him! John replied. “What does that mean Doc? “Seems to me that he has suffered some real trauma in the head, He said that the whole class saw this Gabriel disappear in thin air, is this true Ms Crabtree? I looked at the Doctor, and was beside myself, unsure as what to say.

“Yes Doctor this is true we all did witness this event, and vowed never to repeat it.” Sheriff Hanson cut in. “What? Has the whole town gone Mad or what? John and Sarah cut in. “This is nonsense, No one can just up and disappear! Dr. Phillips interjected all of them. “NOW! NOW! Folks, There has to be some logic to all of this! Relax, I am going to go back in and let Michael finish his story, then I will come back down and we will talk some more, Okay? Sheriff Hanson spoke. “Okay Doc, you do that!

Dr. Phillips walked back up stairs and went into Michael’s room. “ How you feeling son? “I am okay Doctor” “Okay let’s pick-up where we left off, shall we” “alright!

We all saw him disappear, Ms Crabtree turned white as a ghost and ended the class for the day. When I got home Mom asked why I was home so early, so I said that Ms. Crabtree was not feeling so well, and left it at that. Through the window, I could see Old Joe and HIM! Working out by the barn. He turned and looked right at me. I got scared and ran to my room.

I lay on my bed scared out of my mind. I was beginning to think that I was going crazy. Mom came up to check on me. I told her I was not feeling to well and was going to sleep early. I was still scared, but I slept all night.

The next morning I headed out to the barn to start my chores, suddenly everything went quiet, I mean quiet! No birds, no wind, no animals, nothing! The hairs on the back of my neck stood straight up. I started to freak out; I spun around in all directions to see if he was there, I turned back around again and faced the barn. The barn doors came flying open and there He stood. His eyes Black as coal, as he stared at me, and started to come towards me.

I froze, could not move a muscle, not one. As he walked towards me, His eyes pierced me like a knife. Then I saw wings coming out, big dark gray one’s. Still coming to me, now he was three feet off the ground. I knew that I was a dead man. The wind started to blow, the clouds came rolling in dark thunderous ones, it got as dark as night, like a bad storm. All of a sudden, there was a bolt of lightning that came down. He was shooting blood out of his hands at me. That is when I started to run, he chased me into the woods, and then I blacked out. I woke up in the woods, started to walk, and then passed out again. And now here we are. “Okay, let’s take a break again, I’ll be right back”. Doc left the room and went downstairs.

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Suddenly the room started to light up. It was getting really bright in here. I tried to close my eyes, but I could not. An image appeared in front of me. “Grandpa? “No Michael, Don’t be afraid, I took this form from your memories so I would not scare you. I think you know who I really am”. “No sir, well, I think so? “That’s right Michael, I am God. You need to finish this for me. Gabriel has once again gotten out of hand. He is here against my wishes and is reaping havoc on this little town. Therefore, you will wake tomorrow, finish him, and send him back to me! I then blinked my eyes and he was gone, just like that.

Dr. Phillips came into the living room. “I think that this will be enough for today, we need to let him rest a bit”. Sarah approached the Doctor. “Is Michael going to be okay? “ Yes, with a little time, He will be just fine; He needs to rest is all”. Sheriff Hanson steps in. “Alright Doc I will escort you back into town, Ms. Crabtree can I offer you a lift? “No sheriff, I think I will stay here for the night if it’s okay with John and Sarah? Sarah replied. “By all means dear, you are more than welcome to stay! John walks the sheriff and the Doctor out to leave.

“Sarah, I wonder if it is okay to go up and see Michael? “That’s fine dear, go right ahead”. Helen Crabtree made her way up the stairs slowly. She was trembling inside. Unsure of the feeling coming over her. They grew stronger as she got closer to Michael’s room. She stopped outside the room. Not sure if she wanted to go in or not. She slowly opened the door, stepped in, and shut the door behind her. Helen could see that Michael lay there in a sweat. She walked over, drew a cloth from the basin, and sat next to him on the bed, wiping his brow.

“Michael, it’s Helen, can you hear me? Michael opened his eyes to see the young beautiful girl at his side. “Yes”. “I was so worried about you, I just can’t help myself from feeling this way towards you, it’s a feeling that I can not explain. I think that I love you”. Michael lay there, smiled at her. “I have always felt the same about you”. Helen blushed a little. “What is happening to you? I am worried that something bad is going to happen! Michael reached up and touched the side of her face. “Everything will all be better tomorrow; this will all be over tomorrow! Helen looked confused a little. “Are you sure, I really love you and don’t want you to get hurt”. Michael smiled at her. She leaned down and they kissed for the first time. She sat back up and continued to wipe his brow. “I am feeling really funny Helen, My whole body really hurts! I need to sleep, okay! She leaned down and kissed him on the lips again, this time it seemed electrifying. She smiled, got up and left the room. Michael turned over and went to sleep. Sarah showed Helen the spare room and wished her a goodnight. Helen did the same. Sarah made her way downstairs to tidy up and go to bed herself.

The sun started to rise; it trickled into Michael’s room, bringing the room to life. He stirred in bed as his eyes fluttered open. Like everything was a bad dream. He felt refreshed. He thought to himself, “Man I feel great, then he remembered what his Grandpa had told him. Finish it! He got out of bed and started to get dressed. But there was a slight little problem. While trying to put his shirt on he had realized an alarming factor. It does not fit. Confused, he got up and walked over to the mirror. “Holy crap! I am huge, bigger than my Dad is how is this possible? Wow, my voice has changed to, deeper. Man I am in big trouble, uh huh! He walked to the door, with his sheet wrapped around him and started to creep downstairs. His Dad was already in the barn, so the plan was to sneak out there and have his Dad get him some cloths, before the women could see him. This was a really big problem.

He started down the stairs, but with every step, they made a creaking sound. So he went back to his room.

He wrapped the sheet tighter around his waist and climbed out his window and down the side of the house, then ran to the barn. He ran up to where his Dad was working. “Dad! Michael yelled. His Dad startled, turned around and dropped the shovel. “OH MY GOD! What happened to you? “I don’t know, I woke up and I looked like this! Michael stood there with a confused look on his face. Now his Dad was confused. John scratched his head and said. “Well, I guess we got to first find you some cloths before your Mom sees you like this, and that pretty girl that has taken a liking to you”. they secretly made their way to the bunkhouse, trying not to be seen.

Old Joe was in the bunkhouse making coffee when they came in. Joe was not really paying attention to them. John addressed Joe. “Joe we need to find Michael some cloths and fast! Joe looked up from what he was doing and saw the two of them standing there side by side. Michael looked two times bigger than John did. “Holy Jesus, what in tar nations has happened to you boy! “I don’t know Joe, I woke up this way! “WOW! Cannot believe my eyes! John cut in. “Joe, the cloths, Please! “Yes Sir, right away! Joe scurried off to gather up some cloths for Michael.

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John turns to look his son over. Not really understanding what has been happening around here lately. “I really don’t get all of this, but if this is how you are going to be from now on then I guess I like it. I don’t know how you’re Mom and Helen are going to react but rest assured that they will scream and probably pass out”. Michael shrugged his shoulders. “I am not sure Dad? I guess this god work. I know that I have to finish this mess with Gabriel! His Dad looked at him funny. “What do you mean, Gabe? Has he done something wrong? If so, I will handle it! “No Dad! This is my fight and I will take care of this problem, Just stand back and keep everyone else safe”.

Joe finally found some cloths for Michael, and came back into the room. “Here you go Michael, Hope they fit you! “Yah me too Joe! Michael went into the other room, changed into the cloths, and came back out. John checked him out. “okay you look fine, Let’s go in the house and get this over with, we will grab some water on the way in, we will need it, now you walk in behind me and let me explain to them first before they see you”. “Okay! They walked to the house, John went in and Michael stayed on the porch. John walked back to the kitchen.

John addressed the ladies. “Okay I got something to show you so don’t be alarmed or frightened! The ladies looked at him in puzzled faces. “Okay Michael, come on in! Michael walked in, back to the kitchen, and said “Good morning”. Both women stared at him. Sarah fainted John caught her before she hit the floor. Helen stood there with her mouth open trembling with mixed emotions, not sure what to say if anything. Michael stepped to Helen; he took her into his arms, pulled her close and passionately kissed her on the lips. Her whole body trembled again. The only thing she could manage to get out of her mouth was. “Oh Michael, I love you! John got Sarah to come to. Sarah stood on her own, composed herself and walked over to her son. She kissed him on the cheek. “I love you my son! Michael smiled “I love you too!

Meanwhile, outside there was a completely different thing going on. Trouble was brewing; Gabriel was not having any fun. Now that he has finally returned to the ranch. He came flying down and landed which sounded and felt like an earthquake. The storm clouds moved back in, the wind started to blow, rain, hale, and lightning. Joe scrambled to set the horses free. Fire and brimstone, the whole farm was in an up roar. Gabriel called out Michael. “MICHAEL! Time to fight! I am the arc angel Gabriel you will heed my wrath upon earth! Michael went to the window and looked outside.

The anger started to swell inside him like a steam locomotive barreling down the track. Michael turns to them. “You all still inside and stay down” Michael walked outside and prepared for battle. Gabriel turned and saw Michael coming out of the house. “So Young Michael has finally come to play! Gabe squawked at him.

Gabriel stood there with his wings spread wide, fist clenched, and his arms to his side. “Go ahead Michael! Take the first shot! Michael’s Rage hit the boiling point. He charged him, tackled him to the ground. Which surprised Gabriel, he was not used to this kind of fighting. Then Michael punched him in the face, which did leave a mark.

Blood splashed as Michael hit him again. This was Michael’s newfound hope. He bleeds like a man. Gabriel managed to squirm around and kicked Michael. He went flying through the air and hit the side of the barn. He hit so hard that it sounded like thunder. Michael got up and came at him again. The two collided like a train wreck. The struggle went on and on. Both of them were tiring. Michael began to think that he could not win this battle.

Gabriel grabbed him and they take to the air as Gabriel hangs on to Michael and punches him repeatedly. The fear now is starting to overcome Michael. Now high above the ground, Gabriel let’s go. “This is the end for you young Michael! Michael is falling to the ground. Now in the clouds, which Michael always thought was Heaven, were merely just clouds. Heaven is in a much higher place.

Something or someone grabbed Michael as he was falling. He was on the verge of passing out. “Wake up Michael! You are not done yet! The voice said so close to him as if they were face to face. They landed on the ground softly; Michael looked up to see who had saved him from certain death. “Who are you? Michael said as he peered into the eyes of yet another angel. “I am Michael, the arc angel, you are doing my job, but God told me to help you.”

I am to let fight this battle though. I am here to make sure that it is a fare fight. Michael looked at him in a confused way. “I can not beat him Michael? Michael leaned down and whispered something in Michael’s ear. Then he was gone. Gabriel hit the ground. “Michael! We are not finished yet! Michael shake’s it off. “Let’s go! Michael clinched his fists and charged towards Gabriel with full force. The two collided again like a freight train. The sky and all surrounding area looked like hell on earth. The battle seemed to have last forever. THe barn was damaged, the bunkhouse destroyed, and the house had been mangled a bit.

A Bright light started to appear from out of nowhere. The light kept on getting larger and brighter. Michael saw it out of the corner of his eye as the two of them continued to fight. Finally, an image appeared in front of them as they both stopped fighting. To Michael he saw his grandpa, and to Gabriel, he saw god. Then God spoke. “That’s enough, I have had it. Gabriel, you have caused enough trouble here. I am banishing you from Heaven. You are to spend eternity in purgatory. You can do what ever you want there! God raised his hand and Gabriel disappeared. With another wave of his hand all that was a disarray is now restored back to normal.

Michael’s Family came out of the house along with Helen. Michael’s Dad came walking up next to Michael. “DAD? “No Dad, This is God, he has helped me defeat Gabriel! God spoke again. “There was no harm done and Michael you have done right by me, so I leave you as you are. You and your family from now and time to come will carry on this secret. And will battle Gabriel again in time. So I in stow this power on to you and generations to come Michael”

They all stood in amazement as God turned and disappeared into thin air. The family walked back into the house.

The sun breaks through the clouds as it set’s on the horizon. The family gather’s in the living room. Michael stands next to Helen and addresses his family. “Mom and Dad, I am in love with Helen and I think that she is the one for me. I am going to walk her home and I will see you tomorrow.” John stood there next to Sarah and said. “That is fine with us Michael, You have done an incredible thing for this family, So you go on, we will see you later, enjoy yourselves you too!

Michael and Helen left the house and were heading back to her house. “Michael, I am very happy on the way things have turned out for us. I have been struggling with these feelings inside for some time now! They stopped; Michael took her into his arms, and kissed her ever so passionately. “I am forever yours Helen, Will you marry me? Helen pulled Michael in even closer to her. “Without a dought Yes Michael, I will!

They went on to marry and had two wonderful children. As for Gabriel, he was never seen again by them.

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