A Visitor From Paradise
Copyright © 2016 by Lena Jill Lorenzen
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Lena Jill Lorenzen
I lay restlessly in my bed, nearly each and every one of the flaming images of my now former high school of Long Reach now painfully branded into my memory from the news report. My cheetah Auntie or more like earthly godmother was surprisingly huddled next to my bed with her bare feet and knees tucked rather closely to her round stomach and chest herself; which was severely surprising to me, considering she held the pretty downright notorious reputation for being one of the most toughest as nails felines in the entire collaboration; aside from sister Jessica and Mwezi of course. I munched quickly on some more green tea leaves along with some eucalyptus to help settle the bit of bit of boiling nervousness and anxiety creeping up into my stomach chambers, and just when I believe we all felt nearly every and all in our world was beginning to shatter steadily into pieces around us, I suddenly had a more than vaguely familiar sense of comfort and sanguine wash over me as a very well-known presence began to make its full appearance known through the pitch darkened doorway of my room. There was the usual three rather startling raps on the door to alert us of her arrival; then I saw her. She was surprisingly still in the exact same bright apple red leather jacket, black bra top exclusively printed with her exact rune symbol, and barefoot as usual along with the same pair of mud brown cargo pants she had departed in nearly three weeks and a half ago. Donna looked up, and by the expression on her face, I could tell that she was pretty stunned as well, but not at all in a fearful way. “Mama Leslie? Is this you?” “I’m here, my sweet Joey.” She answered sweetly in her usual mother lupine tone. “It seems my assistance around here is in for a more dire need then it originally seems. As I know, you’ve definitely seen during and before my transition, I’ve never once rejected lending a shoulder to cry on and nor will I.” She then turned to Donna as well and began to speak openly and equally amongst the two of us. “We will fight these monsters together and all as one. You, Aunt Donna, Aunt Emma, My brothers, all of us together are still a team once again, and don’t you ever forget it, dear Jill.” She bear hugged the both of us and then tears began to slowly flood into the pupils of my eyes as she sadly turned to leave. “I believe my time has come for me to make my return to my new life as one of your fellow kind. We will indeed meet again soon in physical form again, my little roo. But, for now, just remember that my spirit will forever and always shine bright and live on, not only in your heart, but all the hearts, immortal souls, minds and fighting spirit of all the rest of my dearly beloved brethren from this very group and community. Goodbye, my lovelies.” She gave us both one final wave and nod of farewell before slowly vanishing into the darkened halls of the rest of the house and soon never to be seen, felt, or heard from again for a good, long while.