Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 579) Rushing Water
Gasping for air, Stephen jumps up from the dark water. This enormous intake of air is not only due to his near drowning, but also from his fear of the complete and total darkness of the water and surroundings. The level of fear he is at within himself has nearly pushed him to hysteria.
Stephen has never been an individual who enjoys being around water. He knows how but does not like to swim and even flying over the ocean in the plane was bothersome to him. Here, in this intense darkness and black water, his fear of the distorting qualities cause his apprehension to be overwhelming. As the water rushes out of his ears, he realizes Klara is speaking in another chanting type of way and he hears her loud and clear as if she is right next to him.
“My mind is zealous, my heart enormous, my soul as old as time.” She says clearly. “I bind you to your beginning; I bind you to your end! I ban you from these intimates, for they have committed no crime or sin!”
Stephen cannot see her or the menacing Guta, but he can tell they are near for Klara’s voice is remarkably strong, as is the cat-like hiss coming from the Guta itself. Listening to her speaking above the rushing water, he tries to find his way to her. He wonders how she managed to free herself from the tightening rope that was around her neck, but he is thankful that whatever she did, must have worked.