We stood gazing at that serene dark lake. There were no jelly strings crawling out of it, but something out in the middle glowed.
Fenrus turned to face me. "By now, I hope you realize we are Ankloi, or angels if you prefer, though it's not accurate at all. With your permission, I can get us a special transport to fly over the lake."
I nodded. I had not known exactly what they were, but had felt something 'different' about this group.
A white disk suddenly appeared before us, hovering just about the cement that surrounded the entire lake.
It had two circles of benches, one outer, and one inner. A four foot pedestal was in front of the middle seat of the inner bench.
Fenrus took that seat. The rest of us found seats. I sat between Sherie and Fesstry, as the Hover Disk lifted.
Fenrus flew us in a circle around the outer perimeter of the lake. The only lighting was from that glowing object in the center of the lake.
Not quite halfway around was another tunnel. And another equidistant from it.
"A wheel." Sharle Dubois murmured. "Yes, it is like the spokes of a wheel." Fesstry agreed softly.
We decided to investigate the first tunnel, but as we turned to go that direction, the dog began barking frenziedly! He did not stop till we chose the second tunnel.
Fenrus followed his lead, and landed the disk before that second tunnel. It was lit with some type of glowing lichen. Just bright enough to be eerie.
We left the disk and looked down it. I had expected the dog to rush down the tunnel, but he remained by my feet.
This tunnel was brighter than the entry tunnel. It was also shorter.
At the end, we faced a screen. Blue lights crawled back and forth between the metal posts. The top and bottom were some sort of ceramic looking stuff.
"It's not a gate, yet....................
To be continued..............