Read the Prequel in My Supernatural Affair!
Last night I found a note on my bedside lamp. The note was written in an ancient Malay Language that I could not comprehend. The only thing that I was able to pick out from the note was my name at the address bar. Ever the curious boy, I had walked to the library and gotten the old Malay dictionary to try and translate it. Unfortunately nothing on the book could help me translate the note. I spent half the day on the internet scanning it for language translator software and apps to decipher and trying to figure a way to translate the note but my efforts came to naught.
As I was perusing through the note, one of my friends, Alex, came looking for me.
“Perhaps you try Professor Ling. She is the local expert on ancient languages,” he suggested.
I had not even noticed that he was standing behind me for more than 5 minutes.
“How long have you been standing there mate?” I asked.
“More than 5. You seems so engrossed in whatever that you were doing that I could not disturb you,” he answered, “what’s that anyway?”
I did not know what to tell Alex. I mean the guy has been a good friend to me since the day I reported to college. As fate would have it, he was the first guy I knew in the school. I had been posted to the 4D wing dorm rooms at the Singapore Campus but had no idea where they were. Fortunately, Alexis had an older sibling in the campus and had been coming to visit before he was admitted there.
“Hi? My name is Shane. Would you mind to point me to the 4D dorms?”
I remember him smiling and saying, “follow me son.”
I had seethed with anger at his patronizing attitude not knowing that he was funny like that. He liked toying with people.
Presently, I asked him where I could find Professor Ling.
“You know, she is the head of the linguistics department. I’ll take you there if you tell me where you found that note and why you are so keen to know what it means,” he told me.
I could not help but wince. I had my very strong suspicions that the note was from Raya. Ever since I saw the note, something in my tummy moved. And every time I held the note near my tummy, it turned bright red. It had now been more than a month since my meeting with the Raya and my life had changed, thus far, for the better. How do you tell your best friend that for the last few weeks you have been finding it easy to study or in fact not study at all and blitz my exams courtesy of demon sex? How do you tell your friend that you ended your virginity with the mistress of all ghosts in the Cloud Forest?
“I’ll tell you when I am ready Alexis, ok? Please don’t ask anything more. Be a good friend now and show me where to find the good old professor. Will you now?”
Alex looked convinced that I was losing it. He nevertheless nodding his head in disagreement shepherded me towards the linguistics department in his characteristic patronizing manner.
I could not help but wonder why Raya would send me such a cryptic note. I mean, I had felt real love for her and would have easily thought that she could have been the one that I spend the rest of life with. Little did I expect that she would spend the rest of her life within me. The sex was surreal as I suppose it had to be and she had felt so real, up until the moment the slimy substance slid down to my throat, I was having fun. To find that the algebra that used to give me nightmares was a walk in the park after the experience was nice, but I was getting apprehensive about what all this was about and now thinking about it what my life would now be. What did I get mixed up in? This half-human stuff was giving me goose bumps. And to think that I could not confide in anyone about the experience…arghh.
I followed Alex dazed with all that was happening in my life. In the recent past, I was just an average student going about his business and dreaming about having sex with beautiful Jane. Now I was carrying something in my stomach that made an ancient cryptic note make my stomach turn red every time I held it there.
“Come in Alex. Can’t you be a well behaved son like your friend? I do not know what to do with him.” I heard a voice from a distance.
“Hey…hey! Snap out of wherever you are!” Alex said.
I had not realized we had entered Professor Ling’s office. I was so engrossed in my predicament and it was only then that it dawned on me that Alex was Professor Ling’s child. That explained his fascination in the note I was holding and his brilliance at language studies.
“Sorry Professor Ling. My name is Shane and I am a friend of Alex. He told me you could help with translating an old note that I found in my room yesterday.” I said.
“Sit down Shane. I know who you are. Alex talks about you all the time. I am sure he did not remember to tell you that I am his mother. Bad boy this one. Bad boy,” she said warmly.
I could see that she doted on Alexis. Who would not? The guy is adorable. The way she looked at him told it all. Alexis was the apple of his mothers eye. He was a straight A student and had an easy going aura about him. For a moment I uncomfortably sat there as mother-son exchanged pleasantries. Alexis kissed his mother’s cheek and the mother slapped him on his butt jokingly.
“Let us see the note. I don’t have all day boys,” Professor Ling commanded as if indicating time for jokes was over.
I handed her the note. The moment she looked at it, her face changed from warmth to scowl to mirth and finally to pity. She looked at me and I could see some form of sadness come to her eyes. It was like she was sympathizing with me. Her motherly sense had kicked in.
“What did you do Shane? Oh boy. This is gonna be a hard one for you. Alex, did not I tell you not to go having fun with girls you do not know and if you do make sure that you wear protection? Your friend here is in trouble, serious trouble and surprisingly, only he can help himself get out of it.”
Now I was getting anxious and scared. “What does the note say Professor?” I asked momentarily.
Seeing my apprehension, Professor Ling said this is a very old Malay dialect that is only used by the grand Mufti from the Islamic religion and his chosen few. There are perhaps 300 people in the world that can decipher this 100% correctly but I have enough knowledge to give you a rough translation. Here is how I translate it”.
Dear Shane My Love,
If you are reading this note my love, it is because I have gone on to a good place within you. I am sorry to have transferred this burden to you, but there is a good reason that I chose you. First of all, my name is Raya, the daughter of Hantu Raya, I was the gatekeeper of the Cloud Forest. I know you did not know this, but the Cloud Forest is not what everybody thinks it is. A long time ago, there was a war between the gods. One side was fighting to keep the people on planet earth while the other was intent on recreating a new being to inhabit the earth as they were unsatisfied with our creations. After centuries of war, the gods decided to give men a test. A test of goodness. A test to see whether they were good enough to be the inheritors of the earthly kingdom or inherently bad and if so be destroyed like the despicable creatures some of the gods believe man was.
They thus mad a new creation being half god from the heavens earth and half demon from hell. This being was called Hantu Raya, and it was its task to marry a human wife and together they were to bear a human man child who would hold the balance of power over human salvation and mercy or misery and destruction. The power was passed from both the gods of light and gods of darkness to Hantu Raya. Hantu Raya got married to a human wife, they tried many years and yet the wife could not conceive a son. She gave birth to many daughters – my younger sisters – who to this day roam the Cloud Forest. Seeing that Hantu Raya was unable to bring forth a son, the gods of darkness got furious and plotted to kill Hantu Raya and replace him with a being possessed of only dark forces that could influence the sex of a child at conception. Fortunately, the gods of light got to know about the demon gods plan and warned Hantu Rays. They helped him transfer the spirit of mercy and salvation to his most beautiful daughter. That daughter happened to be me – Raya.
They made me promise to protect that spirit of salvation with my life. I have carried that spirit within me for aeons. This burden was mine and only mine to carry unless I happened upon a kind-hearted, preordained male human virgin who had to be pure of spirit. This is where you come Shane.
It is not by chance that you were born and reared in Singapore. You are a direct descendant of the Buddha even though you do not know it and due to his good virtues, he was chosen back in the 5th century by my father to be the father of the heir of the Spirit of Salvation and Mercy for humanity. That is why from when you were a little boy, you were taken to mosques, temples and churches to acquaint yourself with all of humanities’ religions. You were also admitted to this university for a reason. That is to get you near cloud forest in order that I could meet you and release me and have you with your inner goodness finally decide the fate of humanity.
The couple that brought you to the leaning tree was my sister and a demigod that enchanted you making you follow them to the Cloud Forest so that I could meet you. The dark gods had come to know that I possessed the spirit of Salvation and Mercy and had hatched a plan to kill me. I therefore had to come up with a plan to meet you and leave you the Spirit before they killed me. The only way to do this was to lure you to the god’s shed (that’s the place we made love), have sex with you and transfer the spirit through my loins and mouth. Thus every time I kissed you, a small bit of the spirit came to you. At orgasm, I transferred every bit of the spirit to you. Unfortunately, I lost the shield that protected me from death and my body dissipated in the wind. So if you are reading this note, I am probably dead my spirit having passed on to where the gods live, and if I am not, I am in hiding and cannot come to find you. This note has come to you from one of my sisters and it is now up to you which fate is in store for humanity. Do you choose the light or dark?
I am sorry to leave you with this burden without choice but I had no choice at all as if I should have been killed the dark gods would have had their way. This note and the spirit within will guide you going forward. Every time you need help, go to the leaning tree. Any one of my sisters will be waiting for you. My sisters may come to you in times of danger and they will possess an exact copy of this note. Do not trust anyone or anything else that does not possess this letter.
One more thing please. I know you now have powers as the guiding spirit is within you BUT if you abuse this power you may as well go to the dark-side. Now that you are aware you should refrain from using the influence over people, especially now that women find you so desirable, they will want to take you to bed and if I hazard a guess I am sure you have already bedded many. You must refrain, if you feel the need to release yourself erotically go to the tree – one, any or all of my sisters will be there to accommodate your most primal of desires.
Again, I am sorry for everything. Hopefully, you will succeed in your preordained duty and save humanity. If you succeed I will meet you again my love. Your duty is onerous. Make me proud Shane! Make the Buddha proud, make humanity proud.
Finally, there is a reason Alex is your best friend. He will be your trusted companion in everything you do. He was preordained to protect the Spirit of Salvation and Mercy. He is the only human you can fully trust.
By the time Professor Ling was through with the note, she was crying. I guess she had never expected that her son would be involved in anything like this. Alex looked disturbed. He looked at me in disbelieve. It was as if he couldn’t believe that I had kept such a secret from him.
“I am sorry man. I did not know how to tell you this.” This was all I could manage. “Let me show you something,” I offered as a way of consoling him. I took off my shirt and held the note against my stomach. The stomach and the note started to go red. “I am not sure why it does it but I believe somehow it is a Raya wrote, that the note will guide us and this part of that”. Finally the truth sunk. Our fate was intertwined. And there was no escaping it. The people in this room were going to help me to either realize and achieve my destiny or we would all perish. As for Raya, I still loved her, but for now, I was angry for Alex and I being put in such a situation.
Nobody would have guessed the task I now had ahead of me would be this difficult. The girls suddenly started taking keen interest. From just a couple of days I was the invisible man. Women were now throwing themselves at me but every time I remembered the note, but it was not easy. Classwork became more interesting. I could not believe it when the exam results came out and I was not only the best student in the University but also the best in the Country. I had taken a special interest in computers and computing. I was impressing even the professors with my new found knowledge.
Another thing that has lately changed is my diet. I loved eating beef burgers and meat in general. Now every time I eat meet, I vomit. I have discovered a new love for vegetables and fruits. The other day Alex poked fun at me.
“You might as well become a rabbit mate. You are eating too much vegetables.” he said.
“Remember that your life and that of your descendants depends on my well-being,” I joked back.
Every time I go to the Cloud Forest Alex has been going with me. He has taken his task as my protector seriously and I have even taken up a class in the linguistics depart with Professor Ling to understand more of the ancient Malay Language. I suspect my dad knows the transformation has taken place. Last Saturday he came to visit me and as we parted.
He told me, “Take heart. You are special…have always been.”
I remembered how my dad used to take time and read me all kind of religious books. How he even took me to Angkor Wat for a religious pilgrimage. Suddenly a lot of things my dad used to do with me have started making sense. I remembered one time in junior high school when I went with Megan, my study mate, to my room at home. My dad was so furious. He even went ahead to tell me that I should never come with her to my home again. I did not understand why my dad with be so furious with something so unimportant. So he was preserving my virginity so that I could receive the Spirit of Salvation and Mercy? Now it was all starting to make sense. Another time I went with my classmates in high school and came home so high from alcohol and pot smoking. Again my dad went ballistic at me. He could not understand why after taking me to all those religious functions and holy places I could not just become priestly.
My dreams during the night has started becoming weird. I find myself in a place that I am sure I had never been but one that feels so real. Last night I was dreaming holding a magic sword that kept the dark gods from invading the cloud forest. I could swear it was not a dream. I woke up drenched with sweat and could not go back to sleep. The sights in the dream were so disturbing. Now as I sit in my dorm room, I feel so alive. I have been forced to wear denim shirts because every time a woman comes onto me, my tummy start glowing red. I do not want people to think that I am weird – but I am now very different. Only Alex and his mom know my secret. And I intend to keep it that way.
The Cloud Forest has sort of become my shrine. I find peace there. One of Raya’s sisters are always there when I get there and sometimes there is more than one. They are all beautiful creatures and offer themselves to me in the shrine each and every time but my experience with Raya has disturbed me a bit. I know I will not be able to resist too much longer. Their beauty and almost palatable erotic desire pull me and as the not says I am to do with them as I please. But not just yet!!!
I still have not yet figured out how I am going to save the humanity. The only message I have given them is to tell Raya how much I loved her and how much I wish she was there with me to face what is bound to come.
Yesterday Alex was with me at the forest. Always the tease, he had started flirting with one of Raya’s sisters and they seemed to hit it off. She had asked me if I wished her to satisfy my friend. On our way back to campus, I reminded him that they were not completely human.
“Even better. I am tired of the emotional human girls. Besides, I get the bragging rights too. You are not the only to screw a half-human. I will sleep with her before the end of the week,” he had responded with or without your help.
“Suit yourself mate. But remember what happened to me the last time I slept with a half-human,” I had retorted. That seemed to put him off a bit but knowing Alex, he was definitely going to ask me to tell one of them to sleep with him.
As we walked towards the computer class, I had a premonition that something big was going to happen. I can’t quite place it, but I am sure it is going to be big. I sit on my desk and boot the computer. The normal boot process is that I put in the password and the desktop appears. Instead of the desktop appearing, a screen saver of a woman the splitting image of Raya appeared. I clicked on the computers mouse thinking it would go away but it remained. What strange message was this? What did it mean? And as suddenly as it appeared the screen goes blank.
I sit there, lost in my world. How does she expect me to save humanity? I smile as I realized that my mate, my best friend, is going to be with me on this journey.
“Hi Alex? I got a strange message man. It was just a screenshot of Raya. I don’t know what it means.”
He smiled and said, “I told you man, lets go down to the tree and get freaky. We do not know what lies ahead but I do know in my heart that we need to power up and those descendants of Hantu Raya hold the key.”
I said as I smiled thinking of what was shortly to come, “I think your right. Let us both go to the Cloud Forest finish what I have started.”