Fluffy paced back and forth. "So, replacements, they didn't have the decency to give me the heads up.. I'm totally unprepared for this." The rabbit was walking on his hind legs like a man, hands on hip, he shot a look at John and the spliff. "Hey do you think I could get a pull of that man?" John looked down at Fluffy, and then to James, he shrugged, and said "Sure man, have at it." Fluffy took the spliff in his furry paws, like bugs bunny smoking a giant cigar he took a deep pull. Fluffy bit the end of the blunt and swallowed it.
"Jesus man, take it easy on the nibbling, that stuffs cheap but not that cheap!" John, like smokers can often be, was a little miffed at the audacity of the little fur ball.
"Relax Chong, you'll see things a little differently next time you pull off that." Fluffy smiled, and gave a nod to Muffy who was heading towards the Merry Go Round. " Take a look at Muffy after that hit." John took the spliff and pulled in deep, he looked around, and found Muffy sitting next to a tree by the Merry Go Round. James hit the spliff and saw the same.
"So what, I see a talking, hind leg walking, Rabbit kicking it by a tree," They shrugged, but jumped back as Muffy hopped closer to the Merry Go Round. They exhaled and watched a dome of energy form around the Merry Go Round as Muffy stepped into it, it was as though an invisible field of energy existed around the play ground ride. Muffy hopped into the dome and transformed into a beautiful tall blond woman with silky complexion. The black splotches of her fur turned into a silk black dress that draped off of her body like a mist of air committed to her body. She smiled and stepped back out into the park, and once again was a rabbit.
"Pretty neat trick right? You guys should see what I look like, " Fluffy began. John took the liberty to interrupt however,"I'm sure its a wonder."
"Right, dick. Anyway, this is an entry point into the world of the spirit. That guy you saw come here, Dioxion was his name. He is a ranking agent in Hell's Army Intelligence Community(HAIC), and tonight you caught him giving safe passage to ranking Generals of the Core of Demons(COD), and a few of the top cats from the Legion of Minions(LOM)." Fluffy continues. "James, are you going to hit that or pass that?" Fluffy said.
James hit, and passed the joint, "Sorry man."
"It's no problem," Fluffy, now smoking more of a roach talked while holding his breath. He exhaled, "Dioxion has been moving and shaking in these parts for about a year or so, we started surveillance about six months ago, as you know. His story is pretty simple, like I said, he's top HAIC, he's worked in every branch of Hell's Army, and is frankly, the only one of these bastards we want to bring in alive." Fluffy smiled, passing the roach to John, "That's where you guys come in, I guess, your first assignment. To fun his activities of the spiritual realm, Dioxion is known to dabble in... how would you say... street corner entrepreneurship. " Fluffy paused, John took an opportunity to get a word in,
"So he's a dope dealer?" John tossed the roach to the ground, for the bugs, the spirit of the earth.
"Oh yeah, he's a dope dealer alright. Crack, Heroin, Pills, PCP, Weed, Coke, Special K and Ecstacy. A regular Sears and Robuk, so to speak." Fluffy plopped down on all fours, "Look, for now I need you guys to get close to this guy, get into his scene. Your spiritually apt already, by your nature, he's going to know your players, just don't let him know who's side your on." Fluffy gave the men a nod, to say, 'you know what I mean?'
"You mean you want us to tell this guy we worship the devil so he'll give us secrets?" James asked.
"No, I want you to buy drugs from him, and become his friend, let him know, that you know, the war is coming, and offer your services, let him know what side you want to be on." Fluffy paused, "basically, you need to go to this guy and defect from the Nation of God, and swear to divulge secrets of the Army of God. Of course, we'll give you the proper secrets, you'll be prepared." Fluffy stood up on his hind legs again, "don't fuck this up guys, it's your first gig. And relax, it starts tomorrow, so get some rest. We'll meet here again tomorrow night to go over some more fine print. Well, Muffy will meet you here, I'm going to Hawaii.
"Oh yeah, one more thing," Fluffy pointed behind the men, to the fountain. The fountain began to hiss and boil, the water took on a shine like mercury and began to boil. With a violent eruption of fire and steam, something shot out of the fountain, and with a sonic boom and a delayed scream went soaring light years into the nights sky. It was only a moment later that John and James saw a bright twinkle in the distance.
The twinkle got brighter and began to move, and like an approaching asteroid came hurling back towards the earth. The fire in the sky was seen from New York to Los Angles, from Seattle to Miami, but it only lasted a second. The engulfed sky shrunk around a single flaming streak which penetrated the ground, melting concrete like butter.
"Holy shit, " John said, backing up his eyes gazing on a sword of fire, which seemed to burn effortlessly with out any fuel source.
"John, take the sword," Fluffy spoke in a very deep, and serious tone, it was as though he was some one else. "The flames will not hurt your hand, It is safe."
" I don't know man, I learned a thing or two about hot surfaces as a kid... Stove, hand, bad combination you know?" Fluffy however was not moved,
"It is safe."
John looked at James, but was disappointed to find that James was frozen in place, he seemed, in a trance. "Okay, I suppose." As he walked towards the sword, the flames grew hotter and John could feel it on his face. A whirl wind of flame swirled around the sword, but to his surprise, his hand felt no heat as he reached into the torrent of fire. The handle was cool to his hand, this moved up his arm and across his body. As he pulled the sword from the cement the flames dropped down to a low roar, pilot light variety.
"That's a tool of the trade, you should put it in your closet for now, you won't need it for a while." Fluffy smirked, and scurried off into the bushes.
James was dazed, and grasped for reassurance that he wasn't dreaming, "John, What the hell just happened? I was in like a space ship of some kind, this weird guy gave me this sword." John's head darted to the sword in James' hands.
"Man, you won't believe this," and John flashed his flaming sword.
"Oh, that is cool."