“Welcome,”a singsong voice rang out, “I am Lady Josephine. You may refer to me as Josephine.”
George stepped up and took charge, “Hello My Lady —
“Please, it’s just Josephine,”she reminded him.
“Sorry… Josephine. Thank you for humbling us with your presence.”
“You are most welcome.”
“May I ask what our purpose is here. What will we have to do to receive the powers needed to save our world above.”
“The answer to your question is simple. You must retrieve my wings.”
“Yes, wings. You see, I happen to be angel that has long lost her wings to a rather horrendous monster. I was sent to defeat the monster by my fellow angels for it was terrorizing your world. But, that wretched beast took my wings.”
Connor was the one who spoke up, “Can’t you ask your fellow angels for help then.”
“Alas, they have abandoned me here. They fear it is a lost cause to help a fallen angel,”Josephine replied.
George piped up, “We will help you. If only you can point us in the right direction.”
“Very well. You must go to the deep. There the beast awaits. One will be lost in the land of the dead. Horror will take another. The beast’s destruction shows the way,”Josephine spouted.
“Well then team, looks like we have our work cut out for us,”George responded, “Thank you for your help, Josephine. We’ll be on our way. Is there any way you can send us back to the surface?”
“Of course,”and with a wave of her hand, she sent the team back to the surface.”
At the surface, the team was getting used to their surroundings. “It feels good to be back on even ground,”exclaimed Jackson, “Any idea what that crazy lady was talking about.”
“Jackson!”George shouted, “Show some respect. That crazy lady is an angel.
“Ok. Geez. You don’t have to get so angry,”Jackson replied, “Do you know what Josephine said.”
At this point, Selena spoke up, “I remember. Does anyone have a pencil and paper so I can write it down.”
“I do,”Phoebe said while rummaging through her pockets, “Just wait a second. Ah! Here you go.”She handed a small notebook and pencil to Selena.
“Thanks, “she responded and then wrote down the words and handed it to George.
“Ok so here we go,”George said, “You must go to the deep. There the beast awaits. One will be lost in the land of the dead. Horror will take another. The beast’s destruction shows the way… So any ideas?”
Luke was the one who figured it out, “Hey George, remember that story when we were younger. About how the Grand Canyon was made. It said that a beast of old had carved a path of destruction that resulted in the Grand Canyon. Maybe this was the beast.”
“True.”George pondered, “But what about the rest of it.”
Luke replied, “Looks like we’ll figure it out when we get there.”
Phoebe piped up, “I figured out where we are. Turns out we’re close to the Grand Canyon. We’re actually in Phoenix.”
“Phoenix… as in Phoenix, Arizona?”Jackson asked
“Yeah. It shouldn’t to far from here now,”Phoebe said.
“Ok, team. Let’s find a place to crash for now. We’ll begin the hunt in the morning, “George yawned. And with that, they set off on a journey that would change their lives.