The Inner Dragon Book Eight
By Colin J Platt
Copyright Colin J Platt 2015
Derek Weston: bully from school days
Anna Godfrey: friend
Kyle Simonson: friend
Grun’s father Andor Magnusson
Mr. Thomson: next door neighbor
Alec Macnee: Detective Inspector
John Watkins: Detective sergeant
Jenkins: Police constable
Chief Superintendent Barton
Police Inspector Jackson
Swat team members
Ian: Newspaper store manager
Janet: Newspaper shop assistant
Lieutenant Colonel Roberts
Please be aware that this is part eight of an ongoing script
Grunwald Magnusson was always a lonely person, ever since childhood where he struggled to understand people. People were his antagonists. People were always interfering in his life. Why did his father give him this ridiculous name and leave him when he was only five years old? Only his father could tell him what to do with his life. He left him a coded message which took Grun months to decipher. The message was locked in a cabinet under the mirror which Grun was always frightened to look into. It had runic symbols running around it. His mother had given Grun the key when he turned twenty one. Grun had found another key in the cabinet and a letter. The letter was from his father. It said he must begin the quest? After much work Grun finally managed to find the hidden box. Why didn’t his mother know anything about it, or anything relevant about his father? All she said was she was told by Grun’s father never to sell the house and to give him the key.
Grun was on the threshold of something which would alter his life forever. The box which was buried in the outhouse under the floor contained an assortment of things. It would take Grun three years to even begin to understand them. The main thing was the book.
After another three months of decoding he found the second letter hidden behind the fitted bookshelf. The letter said that he should stand in front of the mirror at a certain time and he would be given certain powers!
The time was the spring equinox. Grun stood in front of the mirror at twelve o clock. He meditated for several minutes with his eyes closed. When he opened them he could see a man writing a message on the inside of the mirror. He knew this man to be his father.
Grun had copied the message which remained for ten minutes after his father disappeared. Grun was disappointed at not being able to talk with his father but he knew that his father had Grun’s welfare at heart. Grun started to practice the exercises which were given him. The details are too secret to reveal here.
Scene Twenty three: Army HQ
I want to know exactly what happened.
It is exactly what happened at the helicopter crash, sir; the weapon rebounded to the original point.
Then there must be some sort of weapon in the house.
It is thought, sir, that there is a sort force field around the house.
We have got to get in there. If there is some sort of force field around the house then we want it to be examined. I have been told to use any and all resources to get in there. Major Park from the Royal Engineers here will tell us what he thinks about tunneling in from below.
Thank you, sir. I believe that if there is a force field around the house then it will not be in operation under the house. A force field of any consequence has not been invented as yet, but we have to look at the recent events. A considerable force is repelling our efforts to enter through the walls.
Excuse me, Major Park. May I make a suggestion? We don’t know exactly how much power it is capable of. We know it can repel an anti-tank gun but how would it stand up to a missile fired from a plane?
I see what you are getting at, Colonel. Maybe it needs a little more clout?
Exactly, sir, this power cannot possibly withstand a guided high explosive bomb.
What about the surrounding district?
We would, of course, evacuate the area and make things safe beforehand. These guided bombs are very precise you know.
I’ll ask for clearance. In the meantime, Major Park, make preparations to tunnel under the house.
Scene Twenty Four: Canal Crossing
Grun was now alone at the canal crossing. Kyle had left before him as Grun suggested. Grun wanted to keep his invisibility to himself for now; if Kyle knew about it then Grun would be vulnerable if Kyle was caught. The protection that Grun had given him was just enough to allow Kyle to evade capture. It was a spell that would make Kyle unnoticeable; People who knew him would simply not recognize him, and people who didn’t know him but were near to him would not even notice him. Grun had the same protection plus the invisibility coin. The next problem was where Grun was going to live, or move to. He couldn’t go back to the house, and he had not eaten for three days. He didn’t need to use the influence spell on Kyle, but he had to eat and rest so he decided to seek out a person with a good aura to help him.
Scenes Twenty Five: Town center
Grun was now able to move about without being invisible. The initiation which the Elder had had given him had enabled Grun avoid the prying eyes of people. People were Grun’s antagonists. Grun wasn’t unsociable but he always did attract the wrong sort of person. He knew now that it was a past life thing and that he had to work out his karma with these people.
He was sat down on a bench in the town center, watching the people hustle here and there. He knew that if someone was attracted to him while he was in this new consciousness, so to speak, then that person could be trusted. After twenty minutes a girl of about twenty five approached him. She stood staring at him with a look of tenderness. Grun knew her name and just looked at her with a smile
May I help you Peggy?
You know my name! I knew you knew me but I wasn’t sure.
You know me also.
Yes, I do but I can’t recollect your name. I am usually good at names.
I’m Grun, it’s short for Grunwald but I never liked it.
My name is short for Margaret but I like Peggy.
Yes it is nice, but I bet you wouldn’t like to be called Maggie.
No I wouldn’t although one gets used to names as a child.
I am going to get something to eat, would you like to join me?
Yes, that would be nice.
Scene Twenty Six: The sky over Grun’s house
The area had been evacuated and a strong metal structure had been built around the house. A Eurofighter Typhoon was about to release a 250 pound precision guided glide bomb capable of penetrating three feet of steel reinforced concrete. As the fighter flies over the house to lock in the target it starts to have electronic problems. The pilot says he can’t see the house on the aircrafts screen; it is blanked out. He asks to abort the mission, the plane is told to return to base but it is now having serious problems. The plane’s engines shut down and the pilot tries to use the ejector seat which doesn’t work. All he can do is pray as the fighter nosedives into the churches social hall and several rows of shops. The resulting explosion is heard fifty kilometers away. Some people said they could swear that they saw the outline of a giant snakelike creature in the resulting smoke.
Scene Twenty Seven: Army HQ
General Taylor and Colonel Hampson have now been replaced by General Lloyd-Hewitt and his staff from the army intelligence Corps.
The catastrophe with the plane has now started a public inquiry. We have to gather all the evidence we can of why the plane suddenly lost power and also why the ejector seat didn’t work. The pilot is above suspicion; he could not have shut off the power so suddenly. The ejector seat is foolproof and is not a part of the planes electrics, now, suggestions please.
The pilot could have had a heart attack and would not have been able operate the ejector seat, sir.
Yes that is a possibility, but we will never know as there is no trace of his body. Captain Cox, I can see you are on the verge of cutting in here; do you want to contribute something?
Captain Cox (is a woman)
Yes, sir, if I may propose something which will create scorn and laughter in some.
Captain Cox, I know you are an expert on psychic phenomena and such. I won’t scoff at your proposals and neither will anyone else while I am here, please go ahead.
I believe the Magnusson house is protected by an entity of great power (sniggers from around the room.)
Captain Cox, I can see there are several people here who disagree with you, but I am ready to hear more of what you think, carry on.
I have been studying Grun Magnusson and his family for days; he has been involved in mysticism for most of his life. His father before him was heavily into it and went missing when Grun was five years old. People that live nearby his house have reported sightings and other phenomena over a very long time. In 1992 three people were badly hurt when they played a Halloween trick on Grun; his father was gone and Grun was only a teenager. The three boys were thrown out of the garden with such force that they had several broken bones and concussion. Grun said he didn’t do it and the boys said they couldn’t remember. Grun also said they tried to bully him.
What is all this leading to, Captain Cox?
We know there is a sort of force field around the house. I believe that force field was brought here by Andor Magnusson to protect his family while he was away. People have seen this being over the last few days in the shape of a snakelike dragon. I have been doing some research on this particular entity and I can tell you that it is steadily gaining power.
Sir, if I may.
Carry on, Colonel:
I have also done some checking up on the Magnusson family. I found out that Grun Magnusson was the top boy in his class every year until he reached his last year; he then became disillusioned and sulky and has never worked. He was left enough money to do whatever he wanted to. I also believe he has the brains and resources to invent a force field and other weapons. His teachers said he was the most talented kid they had ever taught; he was top in every subject. He could have been a Nobel Prize winner, but in my opinion he wanted to be seen as a man who could do miracles by showing the world how he can keep the S.A.S and everyone else from getting into his house; his little world.
There was a show of approval for Colonel Wright. Captain Cox knew she had lost this round.
I must agree somewhat with Colonel Wright, although I would like Captain Cox to investigate further. We still have to get into that house so I have instructed the Royal Engineers to start the tunneling. Captain Cox knew it would end in disaster.
Scene Twenty Eight: Cafe and Peggy’s house
Grun and Peggy were sat eating a late lunch.
My mum would love to meet you, why don’t you come over later.
I would love to, but I need to find a place to stay. My house is in the process of reconstruction.
You can stay with us! We have two spare bedrooms.
Are you sure, I don’t want to be a burden.
I want you to stay with us; I feel I must help you.
Thank you, Peggy, I will never forget this.
Grun stays at Peggy’s for three days. She lives out of town and the setting is peaceful. He needed to rest and meditate away from all the trouble; he knew that two hundred and forty two people were killed at the plane crash and one hundred and seventeen injured. The total was now two hundred and sixty five.
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