“Do I need to take a certain Perception first?” I asked Faith.
“No, I’ll just use my Goddess Magic,” she said.
“Alright, but I’m a little scared of The Other World. Aren’t there forces there which might pull you in forever whether you like it or not?”
“It’s Alright, Baby. It’s my home. I know everything there and can protect you.”
“Well, I guess it’s alright, as long as we make it back for the Wedding on time.”
“It’s Alright, Baby. In My World time stops.”
Then she grabbed my hand, and suddenly everything around us became bold and colorful feelings. Wings and The New Jersey Roads combined to become zoom! and the manufacturing plants and swamps around us became glorious stink!
“Are you ready?” she said.
“I think so,” I said. “Will Wingzooms be Alright here?”
“Yep, he’ll be paused until we get back.”
“Alright, then let’s go.”
Faith sprouted her wings and pulled me close.
“Now,” she said, “the last thing The Gods will expect is me taking you to The Other World, but we still have to be sneaky about this.”
“Of course,” I said.
“I’m going to take you in my arms and hold you tight so you’re covered, and they won’t be able to see you when we fly thru The Veil.”
She made sure her arms were wrapped around me tight, and I was nestled snuggly into her chest, and then suddenly we jumped out of the car and launched up high into the sky and right thru the sun. It did not melt or blind us, but led us straight to Pure Other World, where there were only feelings, and they didn’t hafta match up with any actual physical things. The Goddess guided me ahead over I won’t let you fall and we were surrounded by take your time and easy does it, and there were big strong slam dunks! and happy birthdays! and power chords! above us, and little snuggles and sweets and ahh! floating around us, until finally we reached The Temple of It’s Alright, Baby!
“This is it,” Faith said. “We’ll have to be very quiet, and not do anything to draw attention.”
Then we went in and lay down on some so soft, supportive, and absolutely safe.
“This is a great place,” I said. “It has all the things I’d want to be around every day.”
“Thanks,” she said. “I want to kiss you again so badly.”
“MeToo,” I said.
And when our lips touched again in the Other World a strange thing happened. I started to feel a surge of energy in the center of myself that swirled and vibrated and popped. I told the Goddess about it, and she said she could feel the same thing happening inside her.
“I’ve never felt anything like this,” she said.
“What do you think it is?”
“Maybe it’s telling us that we need to let it out and reveal our true selves totally and clearly.”
Then she started removing her outer layer, and underneath she was pure It’s Alright, Baby.
“Oh my Goddess,” I said. “It’s so much of my favorite thing at once. I Love it.”
“Thank you,” It’s Alright, Baby said. “Now you.”
I looked down and noticed I had a lot of protect myself still on. The It’s Alright, Baby reached over and helped me remove it, and some kind of pure essence of me started coming out. It was so raw and intense I kinda wanted to put the protect myself back on.
“It’s Alright, Baby,” It’s Alright, Baby said. “You can be yourself with me here.”
Then I let her completely strip me, and underneath I was pure Bluebird!
Not a moment later I felt a strange and powerful magnetic force acting upon me, just like the one from my Adventure in Perceptionism: Mushrooms. Before I could do anything, it grabbed up all of my Bluebird! and shot it straight out at It’s Alright, Baby! At the same time her essence shot out straight at me. There was a great explosion full of noise and light and heat and when it was over, we were suddenly fused together creating a whole new super-essence called Bluebird’s Alright, Baby!! and all the other feelings around us who witnessed suddenly became yes!!!
“LOVE,” Bluebird’s Alright, Baby!! cried. And then it wanted to stay itself forever.
In the reaction tho there was just the littlest bit of outer layer and protect myself mixed in, and they combined to create oh no someone might see! It was enough to make the super-essence start to separate, and eventually we turned back into It’s Alright, Baby! and Bluebird!
All we could say was, “Whoa…”