Astral Privileges may be revoked
Excerpt from Saving Leilaka, The Chronicles of Han
"My body slept, secured in the arms of my wife.
My spirit rose up from it and I knew I was leaving it in the Astral.
I had not done this for a very long time here on Leilaka, and it almost felt alien to leave my body thus, walking around only in conscious spirit form.
I left Merrykara where she embraced my body, anchoring it for me to this world of Leilaka, cocooned securely inside a nest of blankets from which there should not be any escape.
Drifting in spirit form, I left my house through the back door onto the porch, past the table still occupied by the glasses, to stop in front of the mysterious Walnut tree that kept on sending me back to my bed without me being consciously aware of it.
Now I was in spirit form and, although all my other gifts seemed to be blocked from me, I could still slip out of my body and travel with my spirit.
In Astral form I became aware of a giant energy surrounding the tree.
"How many times must I return a stubborn Hanuman to his bed?" Gorrd's voice came from this energy that appeared as if a shadow.
"As many times as it takes until you explain to me what is going on here. I thought I was going mad and you think it funny," I accused a laughing entity.
"This is Fae business, Master Han. You cannot be here. No mortal can," Gorrd replied.
"You are keeping things from me. I will consult with Ariëtte if you do not disclose this to me," I warned.
"And I assure you that you have worse things to worry about than an energy vortex in your back yard. Go back to your body. Go sleep and see to your own business," Gorrd ordered, a harsh edge to his voice, a warning that boundaries should not be overstepped.
"No. I wish to know what you are doing here, why you are behaving as you are and why all my other gifts have been withdrawn from me," I insisted to know.
"And just as your other gifts have been blocked, so your Astral privileges have just been revoked because you do not want to listen to reason."
With these words Gorrd condensed himself into his normal giant form. Stretching his hand out towards me, I felt a searing hot sensation starting at the equivalent of my heart energy point before a dark vortex pulled me back towards my body . . . "
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