Calais: The Sneak Peak into The Annals of the Hidden — Greek Mythology in Youth Fiction
THE EXPECTED VISITOR
The feeble ringing of the doorbell reverberated throughout the ranch home, pulling the homeowners’ attention toward the front entry. Opening the door revealed the confident stranger. The young man exuding an air of authority stood on the stoop as if he owned it. His dark hair was styled in a modern fashion; cut short with the front gelled up, reaching heavenwards.
“Hello. May I help you?” The homeowner noted the young man stood about his height despite the elevation difference between the steps.
Regardless of his foreboding physical stature, his dark youthful eyes betrayed his sympathy as they met the older man’s gaze without wavering. “Anicetus.”
The one word pronouncement caused the homeowner’s wife to gasp at his side. She clutched her spouse for support. “Oh, please. Not yet.” She begged the visitor. “We’re not ready yet.”
Brooding, the homeowner refused to acknowledge the expected intruder. Sulkily, he stomped through the house, grabbing his car keys before leaving out the back door. As the door slammed shut, he heard the young man state the words he’d feared for nearly sixteen years. “It’s time for the transition.”
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