An Artistic Yarn From Ville-Gjazelle, chapter zero

Far away, in the particularly snowcapped habitat of young Davey Crane, was the frigid seaboard belonging to the worlds’ Northern-most pirate men historically recorded.  One of the most extraordinarily fascinating summers swooped on Ville-Gjazzele fisherman city with the polar sailors.  Some would say the tale began when the church was destroyed, but none can forget the mysterious rumors and fragments of the inner story, which undoutedly began with Crane and his group.

Crane grew up in the J J Krollunb Apartment near the center of the city.  His father had built the complex, and though Crane admired the artistic stonemasonery, he had few real memories with his father.  Crane operated the furnace in the basement boiler room, where he met Frink Jaskall- the earliest reported sea-crook at the frank old age of 12.

He carried armfuls of stacked wood down the steps and did not see Frink dissappear behind the wood littered staircase at the sound of footsteps.  But when he fed the boiler and turned around, Frink was exposed in the empty furnace room.

Crane gasped and he saw a rat dangling in Frinks black, frostbitten hand.  He was irregularly bundled in many binded sacks that hooded most of his face.  But the lumping, dreading beard hung from visibly from his streched mouth.  “What are you doing down here?” choked Crane, hands pressed to his sides.

He extended a burlap arm and opened his ratless palm at Crane. A hacking grunt came from beneath the hood, and he spoke.  His voice was unrestrained and his speech was muscularly impaired causing groaning, stuttery bursts between phrases- “Fraarrr,ink was not hhaaahear”

Crane raised his arm to mirror as if he were shielding himself.  “What?”

Frink did not respond,  His spine was hunched badly and his legs tremored.  Crane decided to leave the basement and fetch the angry service director, Junior Krollumb.  It was a violation of the director for strangers to wander into the building, but no sooner had he proceeded as Frink advanced abuptly.  “Youuua tell noo uubodyy”

“No!” Crane frantically shouted and threw both arms out at Frink.  It was the first time he had stood his ground, a wildly powerful yet terrfying milestone for him.  Frink stopped about a foot away.

Crane jolted when he looked at the whiteish eyes faint bneath the hood.  He immediately began feeling oddly faint and his thoughts rapidly stilled in focus on the eyes.  Fear snapped him back as he realized this intruder was a hypnotist!  Crane dragged his eyes away but found that they only had the ability to unfocus.

Several minutes passed like this, Frink and facing Crane still as the dead rat, Cranes arms outstreched, and his eyes darting back and forth beneath the lids.  Frink abruptly turned away as Crane sunk to his knees, clutching himself frantically.  He raised the rat solwly to his mouth.  He stuffed the belly in and tore away meat and innards from the rib cage.  His face jerked up to the light from the stairwell, and he left.

This was the story whispered to Marimell and old Christopher Kelly in isolated Ville Gjazelle church balcony the following Sunday.  It was told firsthand by Davey Crane, who had escaped suffering only a day of nullifying nausea of after effect.  “The stranger pinned you by entering your mind? Did you say, now what sort of sea-chap was it eh?” Kelly elbowed him critically.

“He had me in the most supernatural of effects I said!” insisted Crane, clinging to their focus on his story, “I dropped down to a oddish coma the instant we met eyes! It was a pressure holding on the various inners of my head, sensationally, and I fought-

“Haha, of all the scales spun, Davey,” chuckled Kelly, and Marimell jumped between, “Where did the footprints lead?”

“Out of town!” Crane’s exhileration raised his voice, “They disappeared into the flattened paths between the igloos.”

“Pipe it!” hissed Kelly, but the choir was singing over their whispers below. “Your burglar must be an old fishing meatsac”

“A stranger more likely.” said Marimell, “Only a traveler would could use offensive mind power, or else I would know him!”

Crane was quite a bit fearful to encounter the stranger again, but he would never admit it to Marimel, especailly with Kelly.  “Don’t be serious Marimell!” gasped Kelly, “You can’t believe this spurious yarn; supernatural mind powers, who’s wide-eyed play is it?”

“Are you thinking we should investigate him?” said Crane tentatively.

“Undoubtedly we will!” pronounced Marimell, “It is our duty to verify the intentions of this mysterious brute, and discover the secret to his powers!”

Christopher Kelly opened his mouth, but the bell tolled in the tower very near them, and church was over.


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