The Quill Knife has been taken back to the underground base where I was surprised that the likes of Professor Walken, Hayden Norman, Daniel Phoenix and the Cyber family were hovering over the object with great interest. Chisoutsa was sitting with Roger the Barbarian and Mr. Umezu.

“You see all the smart people are over there and we do all action based stuff. Typically we just sit in the corner and wait for the next move,” Chisoutsa complained.

“I’m not part of this stupid group you’re talking about Chisoutsa. Your brother might be smarter but he can’t fight like you. Thou you were always trigger happy,” Mr. Umezu answered getting out a cigar.

“Trigger happy are you saying about me? Over the years I have cut back on my habit of shooting than asking questions.  Go ask the Professor or Lucas. They should vouch for me,” Chisoutsa replied snappily.

“This is truly a amazing object we found. I believe if the author in the war strikes the book with this knife the book will be destroyed. It almost sounds too easy,” Percy Cyber commented on the finding around the group.

Lcasu Walken nodded, “Well we have to get inside the tower which would have hundreds of thousands of soldiers and warriors.  The tower itself moves from location to location and we have a writer who is nearing on being invincible with a book that can command anything in your wildest dreams. It’s not that easy when you think about it in those terms,” he furthered added to the discussion.

“Sounds like we’re fucked,” Mr. Umezu said out loud from the background.

“We are not fucked. We just need a plan to work this out. Stop the tower from moving and guide Chris inside the tower without being seen,”Lucas replied back.

“You know Blackburn trapped us here for a reason. We can’t go back to my company and whip up technology. We are stuck here because he knows we are stuffed without the devices we rely on. My company business is like. lt to be a burning pile of shit because of this. You really think that the old vampire and Jasper is going to save the whole city and world? Even Chisoutsa couldn’t do it by herself and the Xtreme Squad dare I say took a while to learn how to do things right. We are all sitting ducks right now,” Mr. Umezu complained.

“What happened to being all positive and sticking together?” Percy Cyber asked turning around.

“You just have to see it from my own eyes. Let’s just bring a knife into the uncatchable tower and defeat a man who disappears in shadows. It’s becoming impossible because he is sucking all of our sources and giving us nothing to fight with,” he replied back.

“Let’s all calm down for a moment. I can understand Mr. Umezu. We have been left with nearly nothing to use. That’s what Blackburn wants to happens. In my investigations it always starts with nothing and you go searching for the clues and tools to help solve your case. We have to look at it like that,” Daniel said trying to calm everyone down.

I was in the other corner with V         incent Lamour and Wizard watching the group break down again. Wizard looked concerned about everyone not being on the same page, “ I just wish that some would at their history of the odds against them. Some of us have beaten the odds but this time for some reason they feel this is a challenge too hard for them,” Wizard noted.

“Everyone here has their calling cards and tricks when they are against these odds Wizard. What Blackburn has done is removed them and only let them have each other for support. I mean your Legomen is currently sliced and cut part all around your world and are breaking down as we speak. The same is happening here and in Chisoutsa’s world. Half of their Xtreme Squad is missing and Roger’s bravely and leadership is badly missing in his universe. Just remind them that they have the best minds and people they can find anywhere. Remind of where they have come before and where they stand today, Vincent explained to Wizard.

“Wise words Vincent I like that. Why don’t you Chris for a walk while I try to clean up this disagreement for now. Blackburn’s forces will be ready to close in now and we can’t do it without the support of everyone on the same page,” Wizard suggested.

 

While Wizard tried to calm down the problems and pressures of the group Vincent Lamour and I went to a local park found some distance away from the base. Vincent span around with his cane in the middle of the park with the floating leaves down on him.

“Autumn is my favorite season you know Chris. Is it was your favorite one too?” he asked me.

“Yes it is, how did you know?” I replied back to him.

“I did some readings about online when I was with Hayden and Daniel. You know when I feel worried or stressed in life I come to the park and remember all the things that I have done in my life,” Vincent told me.

I wandered next to him as we trolled down the pathway with the leaves covering everywhere. I thought about what he said and I remembered doing that myself but it was hard at times to forget about the everyday life and let your mind drift away to a blank page.

“For everyone in that room and for us too it has been very hard for people to come together in this nature. Most of them are used to running the show themselves and I guess maybe you thoughts these characters would get on better,” Vincent said.

“I was hoping it might be easier but it would be foolish of me to think that,” I replied back to him.

“Teaching for hundreds of years has shown me many different people from all cultures of backgrounds. Those people back at the base do have the single common goal in life. That is to protect the ones they love and to right the wrongs in life. They all carry some hurt, pain, and lost in their lives. The same can be spoken for you. The grey in your hair, what happened in the room when Blackburn approached you?” he asked.

“He said he would bring out darkness within me. The depression that I have had for most for most of my life it will show clearly on my body the wears and tears of it. I wonder if my pains and thoughts inside my head will take my life in the end. I really don’t the answer. Can a soul breaker do that to me,” I asked Vincent.

“You are in a strange moment. You may have written about the soul breakers in your books but Blackburn is the other author in this war and he is adding a darker and more dangerous element to the subjects you have written in the past. He is using your words to cut at you. I honestly don’t know how this will affect you and maybe it might cot your life. But you must the ray of light that shines through the darkest of souls. You love to learn and teach like me. You love to explore the world and the wonder around you. They are the things that Blackburn can’t take from you. Only you can let your soul and heart be given away. I have walked down parks and seen this scene a million times and it still gives me joy and happiness in my life. Autumn may come to winter but it is a season like spring. It’s a time of change, a time to take the good in your life, discard the bad and walk down the path of your choosing,” he said.

He turned around to face me and put his hands on my shoulders, “Never give in to life. Never turn to a point where the end of your life has more meaning than life itself. Look at my own life. I have tried everything to keep extending my time here from my science accident since I was a young teacher. I would love to live another five hundred years to see how humans will change and grow, what new adventures that I could do and what I can learn from others. The greatest lesson I have learnt from my many years is that you cannot learn everything and you cannot meet everyone.  When we die there will always been a chapter left unwritten, a novel never quite finished or a tale never quite told. I learnt that if you learnt everything in life than life would become boring. Like a good novel, you want to end your life wanting just a extra page to write or read. Keep your head high and proud of the people around you because they are very much like you. They believe in the goodness and they want the best in life no matter what struggles or paths they have taken. They have all come from different paths but they are united as one. Don’t listen to the words of Blackburn. He just wants to bring you down to his dark level of seeing the world in his eyes. Please remember this, it is all I can give. I’m not fighter, I’m just an educator like you,” Vincent said giving me his words of wisdom.

“Thank you Vincent. That means a lot to me that it came from you. You’re a close person like Wizard is to me. You seem to think on your same level. I can see the clouds are coming together in darkness and the weather is blackening. He has control of the weather and the ThunderDragon is weak from his powers. Everywhere you turn there is something that reminds me of Blackburn. He’s trying to get inside my head it is getting hard but I will remember your words when I need them the most.”

“Keep the memories of what it used and not what is just a passing phrase. This will pass if you don’t worry about the darkness,” Vincent reminded me.

We decided it was time to go back to the base to see how things had changed and hoped for a better outcome. When we arrived back Mr. Umezu looked relaxed at a table playing poker with Chisoutsa, Roger and Lucas Walken while the Cyber’s were nodding at each other over the Quill Knife.

“Is everything better now?”  I asked everyone.

“Things are better now Chris. We just really need to understand where people are coming from. We have to understand everyone’s concerns and fears. We all feel trapped in this war and I understand when people get upset. I have dealt with pirates and angry castle knights in my time,” he smiled at me reminding me of some of the banter issues between the Legomen from years ago.

“You were lucky to have Mr. Guard and Kevin as your loyal knights in your castle Wizard,” I told him.

“Yes I was and Kevin is doing very well running the Dragon Knights as we speak. I hope the war is not affecting him too badly. I do too feel the need to be at home where everyone else is. There is much pain around here but we will work through it. Percy just told me that the Quill Knife has the ability to destroy the book, confirmed by the unfinished notes that Harold gave to him through a letter,” Wizard told me.

“A letter from nearly a hundred years ago? How is that possible?” I asked him.

“A suggestion from Vulture to make the letter because of the time blocks in place. I’m still very surprised that he is on our side,” Wizard noted.

“Like Mr. Umezu he knows when to change sides to suit himself,” I replied back smiling to myself.

There was a few shouts from the other side of the base when Cody and Hayden came racing up to the poker table and the others were looking over the Quill Knife.

“I think the universe portals are opening up again but we can pull people through the portals and they would be trapped here,” Cody said.

“What we should do is pull out the rest of our friends and return them here. Make sure we have everyone here to take care of Blackburn and turn the tables on him. We just need to do this quickly,” Professor Walken said to everyone.

“Where do we do this?” Chisoutsa asked at the table.

“We will start with LeogLand, than Evermore and move to The City of Demons. The portal is going to cost plenty in terms of power usage but it’s required if we have to create any chance of challenging in this war,” Percy Cyber told the group.

“They should also know when the portal is open. The great thing with these things is that you can’t miss them. Large and noisy stuff these portals ,” spoke up Dr. Cyber seeming to get excited about seeing some old friends again.

The entire group decided to channel the home base’s power to help the portal choose the universe of LegoLand first and they were all hoping that their plans would be successful. For all of their sakes.