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The wake up episode two

I was stuned. I was almost numb. As the door shut, i tried to process it all. I had woken up groggy, disoriented.  It was a blur. I soon realized i was in a hospital bed. 

I had been in a coma for three months.  I lost four years of memory.i have no idea why.  I developed an infection.  The doctors beleve i will recover. There will be some rehab. Right now they don’t know how much will be required.  

Within those four years i changed. My life changed.  Apparently a young women named kendra attended my church. She was going to a community colege. She had become a Christian.  She and i became close. Eventualy our relationship went beyond a pastor and congregant.  

We dated and are maried. She is expecting twins. I have no menory of her.  I met her after my momories end. Why cant i remember?  

She is very affectionate.  I cant bring myself to embrace her. I dont remember anything.  I am not ready to embrace her not yet. Right now she is a complete stranger.  She knows everything about me. I find it quite strange. 

A nurse comes in. “I am candace the night nurse on this floor. ” the nurse said.  She was in her fifties.  “Hello. ” i said.

“I am pleased you have awoken. ” she said.  “I am too.” i said.  “I understand you have no menory of your  wife kendra. ” she said. “No i dont.  It is a bizare feeling. She knows details. Its seems we were prety close. ” i said.

“She was hear every single day. She never left your side. She has had a rough few months. Woried about you and growing two babies. She is a sweet lady. ” the nurse observed 

I am sure she was. I just need time to process all this.  It was shocking.  I wanted to give her a chance. I was so carefull who i let into my life. I must have carefully veted kendra. 

“We want to get you off the i.v and on to solid foods.  This will require baby steps. It wont be easy. It will take time. This entire process will take time. ” the nurse said.  

I felt weak.  After a time the nurse left the room. I was glad to have time to myself. I tried to reflect on everything.   

I just stared in the sky for a while. The nurse asked if i was ready for bed. I said i was.  She turned off the lights. 

I woke up the next morning.  They removed the iv. They would wait a bit before trying to get me started on solid foods.

 Kendra had got in her car. She went home. She took off her shoes. She looked at some pictures of her. One was our engagement picture. My sister took the picture.  I wore a white shirt and brown pants . She had a purple dress on. I had my arm around her.

She remembered. “Woa! Get closer to her tim!” melisa said. I got closer to her. “Get closer. You could park a sate between you too. ” melisa said. I got very close. “Put your arm around her. ” she said. Finaly he did so.”better!  ” missy said. She snaped the picture.

Kendra smiled. Then she picked another picture. She looked it over. It was a wedding pic. We were smiling in the picture. The third was the pregnancy announcement picture. 

She had to get away from the picture.she went to the bedroom.  She changed into a nightgowan. She got into bed. She got under a blanket. Her phone rang.  It was her morther in law. 

“Hi mom. ” she said.  Kendra called my mom mom. When Shw first got saved, the church kind of adopted her. My mom had her over for dinner frequently.  They had me over as well.i got to hang out with her often.

“How are you doing? ” she asked. “I am ok.” kendra answered. She thought back the tears.”i know it was hard for you. “My mom said.  “It was not him. It looked like him. Sounded like him. It was not him. This was a stranger. ” she said. 

“I am so sorry kendra.  Give him time. He is just in shock. ” my mom told her. She was crying.  “I know that. He seemed different. He was cold. Stoic.what if i never get him back. What if he never remembers?” she asked. 

“Even if he does not. You two fell in love once. You can fall in love again.  ” my mom said. “What if we cant?” she asked. “Give him time. ” my mom said.  

She and my mom talked for a while. She said her goodnights. She fell asleep. She woke up and realized that yesterday had really happened. I really woke up. I forgot everything.  She knew that i had no memory of her or of our life together. 

My parents came to see me.” i spoke to kendra last night. She was prety upset. ” my mom told me.” i figured. “I said. “Timothy.  She has been though a lot. She has a tough life. She is a sweet heart. She is the weaker vessel. ” my mom said. 

“She cares a great deal for you.  She has for a while now. ” my dad said. “I know.  I am just stuned. I never thought that i would be maried but would have no memory of that. ” i said. 

“I can understand how your feeling tomouthy. It seems unimaginable.  It seems sureel even fancifull. See things from her perspective.  She has wanted you to wake up. You have and you don’t remember her. She needs you. She need you to reasure her. She needs you” my mom said.

“I take it you two aprove of her.” i said. “We were friends with her before you two started dating. We took to her almost right away. The whole church did. ” my dad said.

“I have no conection with her.” i said.”she has a conection with you.” my mom said. ”  it is not all about you. Biblical love is self sacrificing. ” my dad said. I knew he was right. I wish i did remember. I want to remember. Every atempt failed. just could not remember. 

After a while my parents left. I did some rehab. I got dizzy trying to walk. It went faily well. The therapist was pleased.  He said i had a good first cession.  

I was back in my room. After a while kendra came to see me. She wore a pink top and skirt and flip flops. “Hi babe. ” she said. “Hi kendra. Mom said you were prety upset! ” i said. I could tell she had been crying. “I need you timmy. Your not hear.where is the tim i know? Its like you have been replaced by a changeling or your miror universe double or an android. ” she said. 

“Funy i thought you were an alien scientist or a refugee or something. ” i said. “I am your wife. I got the marriage license to prove it. I have wedding pictures. I have witness.  This is not a deception. Cant you remember something of us? Next to God and. Christ sacrifice on the cross my salvation and the indwelling of the holy sprit, your the best thing that ever hapened to me. The last few years have been phenomenal.  They meen nothing to you . to you they are neaningless. They never happened.they did happen. They do matter.  You cant just walk away. ” she said. 

“I know that.i am just in shock.  I remember everything until a certain point and then its gone. I don’t know why. I hope i do get it back. Your in live with me?” i asked. “Yes i very much am in love with you. You always say it is emotions and a choice. One big choice folowed up by little ones. ” she said.”i do tend to say that often. My gtandfarther told me that.”she said. “I know.  ” she said.

“How is it you know me so well? We have been marred what a year?” i asked. “Yes.   We have spent a lot of together.  I know you love ketchup. I know you drink your cofee black. I know more then facts.  Your my very best friend. That is no hyperbole.” she said.  

“I am in love with you? ” i asked. “Yes. You are. You told me not in words. I wish you could remember. I hope you regain your menory. Please dont shut me out. ” she told me. 

I would consider what she said. I just did bot know.  This wad so new. It was so unknown. 

Next up

Tim tries to bounch back form the coma. He tries to remember and get to know kendra. 

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The wake up

I was in a coma . i aperently colapsed in my office at the church. I was in a coma for thre months. The janitor found me. I woke up. I was very grogy. 

I realized i was a hospital. Perhaps a rehabilitation facility of some kind. I tried to find a call button. I looked around.  A door opened, it was a nurse.  

“Your awake?” the nurse asked. “Yes . i just woke up. How long have i been asleep?” i asked. “Three mounths. You were taken to western regonal hospital. Then hear. ” she said. 

“I see. I feel weak. ” i said. “You have been unconsciousness for a time. It will take a while for you to build up your strength.  ” she said. “Of course. ” i said. 

“The doctor is on his way. He will explane things.  Your family is hear. ” she said. “Does my mom and dad have power of attorney?” i asked. “No! I cant realy speak to that. ” she said.

I was realy confused.  How could it be anyone but mom and dad? How could it be someone else. I was stuned. 

In another area of the facility a young women was siting with my mom and dad. A hospital staff member went over to see them. “Kendra, tim id awake.  ” an official said. Kendra huged her mother in law. 

My parents held her hand. She ran as fast as she could to her to the hospital room. She just wanted to see me. 

The doctor walked in.  “Hi im doctor baket. ” he said. “Am i ok?” he asked. “Yes. You had a rare form of an infection to the brain. The infection has subsided. You should be fine. You are going to have to rebuilld your muscles. ” he said.  “I am not suprised. It is more due to atrophy then?” i asked. “Yes i am fairly sure that that is the case. Yes. ” the doctor said.

The door opened mom and dad and a lady i did not recognize enter. She was young. Early twenties perhaps. She had long hair placed into a poney tail. She wore a gray t shirt and green skirt and flip flops. 

“Mom dad. I am still causing you more gray hairs.” i said. “I was under no ilisuon that it was going to stop just because you hit adult hood Timothy.  ” my mom said. 

I huged my mom and dad. “You gave me quite a scare. ” she said. She had a bit of a belly. She did not look overwight. She looked like she had a baby bump. She wore a wedding ring. 

“Oh! ” i said. She seemed shocked by my answer. I wanted to ask her if she was. “We want to do some tests on you. Just to make sure. ” the doctor said. “Of corse. ” i said.  

I was put though an mri. Then i was brought back to my room. The doctor was pleased with my progress.  He said he wanted me to get back to eating solid food. 

“You should get some rest. ” the doctor said. “Can i visit a bit? ” i asked.”of course. ” the doctor said. Kendra went over to me. She started to take my hand. I pulled it away. 

“You don’t know who i am. Do you? ” she asked.” are you a hospital staff member? ” i asked. “Hardly! ” she said with an almost machivious smile. “She is your wife ” doctor baket asked.”my wife?” i asked. 

“Yes she is your wife timouthy. “My dad told me. I was stunned. I looked at my ring finger. There was an identation. “They took off your ring. I have it. ” she said..she got qiet. She looked defeated. She had it on a necklace. 

“Is memory loss due to the infection?” i asked. “Mostlikly yes. ” he said. “Will i regain my memory? ” i asked. “I honesty dont know tim.” the doctor said. “I see. ” i said. “We should let you and your wife talk.” the doctor said.  The doctor and nurses left. 

“We will leave you too for a bit. If you need anything.  Just ask. ” my dad said.  “Thanks dad.” i said. The two left the room. They closed the door. 

“Hi!” she said with a flirtatious smile. “Hi!” i said.  “So i have a thousand questiones. Am i still pastor of gospel baptist church?” i asked. “Of course. The church loves you and you love them. Your missed.  The deacons and some retired pastor have filled in. We have made due.” she said. 

“You have not preached or anything? ” i asked. “No. You have not.  ” she said with a laugh. “So am i not going evangelical have i?” he asked. “No. Your still fundimental independent baptist. ” she said. “Good. ” i said.

She tried to take my hand. I retracted.”i cant yet.  ” i said. She tried not to get offended. “Look your not in an alternate universe or holowdeck or some kibd of hipnoses. This is not ship in a bottle, frame of mind,parallels or twilite the enterprise episode.  ” she said. I chuckled. “Your a star trek fan?” i asked. “I was not aware that not being one  was an option. ” she said. “Probably not” i said. 

“I realy am your wife?  This is not a deception i promise that. ” she said. “Your going to have to give me time to ease into this.  ” he said ” alright. ” she said. She was not happy but she tried to hide it.

“What is your naime? I dont even know what your naime is. ” i said. “My name is kendra. I am suprised that you dont remember me at all. ” she said. “How did we meet?” i asked. She smiled.  “Well i had just accepted christ as my savior not long before i was to go off to the university. I wanted to find a church. I worked at jenmart with rachele Dolan.  We got talking and i told her i was looking for a church..she invited me to come to gbc. I did. You introduced yourself to me. I kept coming to the church. ” she said. 

“How did we become a couple? ” i asked. She smiled again. When i ask her questiones about us, she smiled. “The church was amazing. Everyone welcomed me with open arms. You were very welcoming. You were a bit detached at first. I went to the church more and more. I saught membership. Once i welcomed into the church,  you got more inviting. You started to let your gaurd down.i started a bible study group on campus. You helped me out. You and i worked closely together on it. You asked me to play the piano when mrs. Sullivan  was unable to do it. You asked me to be a designated substitute sunday school teacher.  When i came back to the school after sumer, you smiled when you saw me. I had not consider a relationship with you.  We hemed and hawed for a while. I asked you out for cofee. You said yes.  We started dating after a time. You purposed on my graduation day.  ” she said. 

“Your a newer believer? ” i asked.  ” yes. I was very wordly. I never thought about the lord. A cousin got saved and dragged me to church. I was saved shortly after. I alnost did not go to college.  I decided to go though with colege. I met you.” she said. 

“Um! I have another question. I dont know to ask it. ” i asked her.” you want to know if i have a bun in the oven?” she asked. “I would not put it quite that terms but yes!” i answered. “I am having twins. Girls.  ” she said. “How far along are you?” i asked. “Four mounths. ” she said.  “You got pregnant not long before i was hospitalized.  ” i said. “Yes. Thats true. ” she said. 

I just wanted to process all that had gone on. After a time, she said she was going to let me get some rest. She wanted to hug me. I rebuffed. She left. I just rested and reflected. 

To be continued.  

Next up. 

Tim tries to remember and ajust to his new life while recovering.  Kendra adjust as well. 

The disabled part three

Alison was once very outgoing. She was bubbly.  Sense the accident she was nore reserve. She was aloof.  She still just as bubbly on the outside but she would not let anyone see that side of her. She eas even reserve around her family. She was a little less rigid around them. She was still not quite the same old ali as she had been. 

She was ok w ith the move.  The whole family had suported the move including her. It was a good move for her dad. It was a huge promotion for him. It was a qiuet peacefull area. She liked the animity. In her old town everyone knew her secret.

Her old friends looked at her with pitty.she was liked a broken doll. They lost the respect they had had for her. She did not want to be considered damaged good. She was disabled not deflective.  

She liked tim almost from the beginning.  She was afraid. Afraid of how he would reactt if he knew the extent of her disiablity. 

It was a sunday he preached. She was excited to hear him preach. She liked to get dolled up anyways. She was very girlie. She could not wait to see him.

He arived at the church at the usual time. He was getting things ready for Sunday school. He knew ali and her family came for the morning service not sunday school. He was still woried that he would lose her to a more contempeary church. He tried not to dwell on that too much. It was hard not to. 

After sunday school he saw her family come into the sanctuary. He went over to her. He was always nervous around her. He did not want to be a past. 

It was not just nerves. It was a kind of butterflies in her stomic. He asked hia dad if the butterflies go away. He told him that he still got buterfilies when he saw his mom.  He did not know if that happened for everyone but it did for that.  He hoped that would be how it was for him and ali. 

He tried to get a hold of his whits. He took a deep breath and went over to her. “Hi ali.” he said. “Hi Timmy! ” she said in a playfull tone. “How are you?” he asked. “I am doing good.” she said.

“You look nice today.” he told her. She blushed a bit. “Thank you. ” she said with a huge smile.  “I meen it.” he said.”i know that. You look nice today too. ” she said. He thanked her.

“So are you preachig tonight?” she asked. “Yes indeed. ” he said.”excellent. “She said. 

She liked when he preached. She liked his dad’s preaching but she liked his preaching. She hoped she did not go too overbored with her flirting.  He feared the same thing .

She wanted to see him after the service. She was going to. She had some medical isues that changed her mind. They seemed to leave in a bit of a hurry. She did shake his hand on the way out.  

“I am so glad you all are coming. “Tim told them. They thanked him. He gave her a big smile and she winked at him. He beleved that things were good between them. 

That night,  he saw her and her family.  She came up to him. “Hi Timmy.  ” she said.”hi ally.”he said. She looked fine. Whatever the reason for the family rushing out she seemed fine now. 

“How are you tonight? ” he asked. “I am good..i took a nap this afternoon. I get tired easily.”she said. “I see. Are you feeling regreshed now?” he asked. “I am not planing to fall asleep during your mesege. ” she said. He smiled.  “Well Thats good to hear. First sign of eyes close i get the skirt gun out!” he said. “I realy hope your kidding.  ” she said.  “We will see. ” he said. They both laughing.  

She loved his sense of humor. She loved how he was so playfull. She loved to bantor back and frth with him. He loved her humer. He loved teasing her and being teased by her. He felt so at home with her.she felt the same way. 

She felt like she could be herself around him. She felt safe. She felt like she could let her gourd dowm even if it was for just a bit.  

He went back to the podum and got ready to begin the serice. She really admited him.  It was nice to see him setving the lord in the way he did at a young age.   She liked that about him.

He seemed older then he was. He was 25 but he apeared to be much older. He was mature but he had wisdom. He had the spriruel gift of teaching and posibly preaching as well. He loved the lord. 

He was a bit more comservitive then she was. She hoped he would not mind that she listened to contemporary Christian music and wore pants on ocasion. She was wiling to let him lead should They decide to marry one day. 

Then she got nervous.  Was she kidding ? Could he ever even consider dating her? Was marriage ever really a posibility? Was she getting too far ahead of herself? Was she hoping for something that would never happen.  Was she just kidding herself? She did not know.  

She was nervous. She feared getting too close to him. She feared his rejection. She feared his total acceptance only to be rejected later. She feared him losing interest after he learned the truth. She did not want that. She feared that was what would happen. 

She had to walk away. She could not risk being hurt. The days had been heard sense she was injured in the accident.  She felt like she had to claw her way to where she was now. She wanted to rest in someone else’s arm. She feared no one could accept her. She was content but wanted someone to spend her life with. She wanted it to be tim. Could he accept her. Why couldn’t she had met him before the car accident?  Why now?  

She tried to stay calm. After the service she said hi to him.”i liked your message.  ” she said. “I am glad ally. ” he said. 

“You are going to be used mightily for the lord. ” she said. “I realy hope so. I want to be. I want to do well abd finish well. ” he said. “Keep working at it. Dont give up. Press on. “She advised him.he promised her he would. 

She greated him on her way out. He shock her hand.  He greated her parents and sisters as well. He was glad to see her and her family. He really liked her. He was begining to think about her as a potential wife. He wanted to get to know her more. 

Next up

As tim and aly hang out more,  tim considers a posible future with her. Tim asks her out to a date but she declines due to her medical isues but regrets her decision.  

Alternative election 06 

On what should have been a victorious night for house democratic leader nancy pilosi turned out to be anything but. The democrats picked up enough seats in the house to take control. This would be the first timr srnse 1995 when republican won control for the first time in forty years. Nancy pulosi lost her seat.

In a surprise upset, republican mike denunzio unseated democratic leader nancy pilosi. This was a shock as denunzio receved little mony from the national party. The isues were mostly local politics.  It is beleved that denunzio will not be able to hold the seat. Republicans are considering not defending him in 2008.  

Under the constitution, the speaker of the house of the house does not have to be a house memeber. So far all have. Pilosi could serve without being a memeber. She could run in a special election in a democratic held seat. Members do not. Have to be from the districts they serve.  Congresman howard berman has indicated that he would be wiling to resign his seat so pilosi could run.

If pilosi decided to step aside then it would be wide open. The next in line is staney hoyer of maryland. Pensivania Congresman john Martha is interested in runing. Merpha has been considered a noderate even a conservative.  He has a checkered past. He was involved in Keating five scandial. 

Hoya would make nore sense. He has indicated that he would step aside if pilosi still eantswthe job. Republicans say that they study the matter. They might ask the house parliamentarian to weigh in. 
Legal expert jonathen turley said that there is no constitutional reason that she could not serve. If she won a bi election there would be no issue. Republican might stil make an issue of it. 

The fact that it has never happened might weigh in to the matter. The house parliamentarian would probaly not want to anger the incoming mojority party. The parlimenterian would probably decide to alow pilosi to serve in the top job.

In the senate,democrats also won control of the senate. They have a one seat mojority. Hary reaid of nevada is expected to serve as senate mojority leader. 

There is speculation that outgoing house speaker dennis hasturt will not serve as minority leader. That will lrave the republicans without a leader. Number two joe boner wpuld probably be a top contender. 

In the senate bill frist decided not to seek a third term. Mitch moconnel the number two of Kentucky is expected to seak the top job. 

Democrats are expected to meet on thirsday to elect a floor leader. Nancy pulsi is expected to meet with the top leadership of the democratic cacus. She is also expected to sprak by phone with dnc chairman howard deen. 

Folow up.

Nancy pilosi was elected leader despite not being house leader. President bush convinced republicans not to mount a challenge. She was elected to the house in a special election. 

Notes. 

A denunzio victory is unlikely as sanfransisco is  a heavily drdemocratic area. The posible world theory staes for sonething is happen in our world the alternitive had to happen in abother world thus this post. 

It is an interesting posibility. 

President elect mccain angry at own voters.

November 2008. 

A few days after the election.  

  last Tuesday,  senator john mccain of Arizona won a surprise upset defeating us senator berak obama of ilinois. He was able to garner 51 percent of vote.

Pols leading up to the election indicated that senator Obama was leading the arizona senator. On election night, mccain took an early leed. It was clear that he was going to win. 

What should have been a joyous occasion for the former prisoner of war turned politician was hardly that. Mccain’s campagn leadership tried to calm down the crowd after thundrous aplause at the mccain victory party.  

Mccain’s victory speech sounded more like a concession speech.  The senator noted that america failled to make history. America needs to have a government where all are represented. He pledged to be the president of all of the people. 

There are unconfirmed reports that the president elect apologized to senator obama. Neither has confirmed that report. 

Now sources within the Mccain campagn say that the president elect got visably angery at his victory. The claim is that while in a private room, he seemed distraught as he heard the returns. 

At one point the senator is rumored to say “come on america! You had the chance to elect the first African anerican president if the united sates and you picked an old white guy? What gives? Are you that racist ?” 

He also reportly was angery at an exit poll from west va that said voters factored in race when deciding who to pull the levor for.  

There are reports that president elect Mccain jokingly asked if he coukd concede to senator Obama anyways. 

This has fuled speculation that mr. Mccain may decide not to seek a second term. Aperently he told the senator from ilinois that he hopes he will make another run for the white house.

Many republicans are not happy with his comments.  House republican leader john boenor said that “the president elect waged a great campagn. He has nothing to be ashamed off. ” 

South Carolina senator jim demint was very perplexed by hia response.  “Who apologizes for winning? A winer does not! ” 

Talk show host rush Limbaugh was flabbergasted.  On his show, he refered to the senator as a sore winner. “You won fair and square senator Mccain.  ” 

Many on the right who were reluctant to support john mcain. Mccain was known for his centrist views and being a moderate. Mccain has run afowell for everything from his advacacy for campagn finance reform to pro imigration and cozzying up to the press.  Mcan took advantage of fracturing of the social conservitive colition formed by preaudent bush to win the nomination.  Though manny pluged there noised,  they did vote for him. Now they feel slighted at his words. 

Vice president elect  sarah palin who is well loved by the right defended her runing mate. “President mccain is mearly pointing out what many are thinking.  No one faught harder for the presidency then john mccain. The fact is that he would have been the first African American president. He is simply acknowledging that fact. ” she said.

South caronlina senator lindsy ghram , a friend and aly defended the president elect. “The new president is trying to set a tone for the nation. He wants to be the president of all the people.  I think it was a good tone.he is not one to spike the football. ” 

Response from the denocrats has been mixed. Congresman john lewis who was a cival rights leader said that he wanted his cake and to eat it too.  Congresman john cornyers of Michigan said that he sounded disingenuous.  

President bush said that the senator waged a good campagn.  He said that he had no reason to be ashamed. He did not understand his shame in wining the election.  Bush said that he believes that mccain is the best. Person to continue to wage the war on terror. 

The new president will have a lot of isues to deal with. The economic downturn and the housing crash will take up most of his agenda when he takes office in january.  He will also have to make decisions on trops in iraq and athganistan. 

The denocrats increased there seats in the house of representatives.  Speaker of the house nancy pilosi will be keeping her job. In the senate,democrats picked up seats in new hampshire,north carolina, Alaska,  oregon, new mexico, Colorado and va.   There will be a divided government. 

Both speaker pilosi and senate mojority leader hary haid have said that they will not be a rubber stamp to the president elect.  

Some fear that speaker pilosi might try to act as a prime minister. Some fear that the president might be a ruber stamp to the congress.  Vice president elect palin said that will not be the case. 

Chestnut springs part six.

Town criers walked all over the town announcing the swaring in of the new Marshall.  The ceremony was to be held in the center of town at noon.

While the swaring in was merely a formality. The Marshall was invested immediately upon commissioning. Durgans wanted to meet and greet the town.he wanted to make friends.  He wanted to maje connections.  If he could build relationship, perhaps they could build something together.  He did not want to be seen as an outsider,he knew he would at first. That was unavoidable.  He wanted to prove to them that he was not the enemy. He knew that that would be a tall order. He had to be patient.  He had to earn there trust. He knew that. 

People from all around the town flocked to the town square for this event. Some for curiosity, some out of boredom.  Some saw it as a civic duty. While some stayed away for various reason including opposition, averson to crowds etc. Manny did come. There was a huge crowd.  

People from all walks of life. From profesionals to comon people and everyone in between.  At noon the doctor got peoples attention.  “If i can have your attention!  Welcone to this historic event. Marshal!”dr. Brenen said.

“To f.s.a Marshall bryan j.durgens.you are hearby asssigned to take up residence within chesnut springs to fulfil the duties of the Marshall for and around chesnut springs. This is efective immediately signed clifton j weber attoney general ane robert j wheeler director Marshall service. ” he said.

“As pursuant to the order of attoney general and director of the mwrshal service i hearby announce that i am hear and fornally assume my duties. ” he said.

“On behath of the town i welcone you to chesnut springs!” dr.Brenen said. The people clapped. 

“As my first act as marshal i am naming dr. Jacob brenen as mayor for a two year term. At the end of the term will have a moyiral election. I have named timouthy hyde as my deputy.  I am issuing a full and unconditional pardon to choe wales. Order of relese is to take afect at once. I am your servent. I am hear to work with you and along side you. Chesnut spring can be a beacon to the outlands. I believe that with your help,that will happen. This can be a dawn of a new day but it will require hard work. The road ahead will not be easy but we can make it together.  “He said. 

There was a perade after ward. It was folowed by a chior and a marching band. 

“A full pardon. I expected to do some jail time !” choe said.”you did a couple of days. I promised you i would helo you if i could. ” he said.”i wont let you down. I feel like i have a new lease on life. ” she said.”you can start over. “He said. “I intend to. ” she said. “I could use your help from time to time if your interested.” he asked.  “Do i get to be one of your deputies? ” he asked. “Well we will see. ” he said. “Ok fair enough!” she said. Nicky saw them. She tried not to get jelous. 

“You ok ?” reverand luter asked. “Of course reverand. ” nicole said. “Your quite taken with our new marshal?”he asked. “He seams fine.”she said. 

He shock the hands of various people. He got to one man.”anarchy foever!” he said. The man was about to take out a granade. The marshal pushed people out of the way. The granade exploded but no one was hurt. The man got away. 

Doctor brenen checked everyone out. Luckily there were no casulties.  No one recognized the man. They saw him just before the attack. 

“Do you think this was a petty criminal or a member of a gang or mage?”tim asked. “I dont know. The mesege was clear. They dont want me hear. ” he said.”un civilization is striking back.”elizebeth said. “There will always be push back. The f.s.a could withdraw from the outlands. The gangs would fight it out. Eventually it will spil over to fsa.catilonia even cademer. We need to take a stand now. “He said.

Neither nicole,choe or bryan said much at dinner. Leah babled a bit. “This was very good. ” bryan said.”it was a collaborative effort “nicole said. 

Later on in the evening nicky was outside. She was looking at the moon. Bryan came out. “Lovely evening!”bryan said. “You know you could have died today you know?”she asked.

“I do. I am been though far more dangerous situation. This is my fith or six brush of death this week. I have lost count. I am aware of it. I am stil hear!”he said. “Dont you worry you wont be able to dodge every single bullet?  Dont you fear you will run out of nine lives?”nicole asked.  “It is a risky job nick. I had no illusions.  Someone has to take a stand. There has to be someone wiling to stand in the way of the lawless. ” bryan said. 

“I dont agre with elizebeth. We should not just ket this area fight it out. I thought you were a goner. “She said.  “So did i? I was fearful.  I am now. I believe in this. I treuly do. I feel this is inportent. “He said.

“It is importent.” she said. “Look i still respect you. The respect that i have for you cant be easily lost. Nothing has changed. ” he said. 

“I saw the way you looked at me. I could tell you respected me. I wish i had not seen that tatoo. I let my gaurd down. I want to believe you. I just want a chance to prove myself. ” nicole said. “You dont have to prove anything to me nick. I am not judgemental at all. I am wiling to give anyone a chance. ” he said. “Like i said i want to trust you. Its hard. ” she said. “I understand that.”he said 

“Marshal!”tim said. “What it is tim?”bryan asked. “I have good news and bad news. “Tim said.”ok! “Bryan said. “The good news is that we have located the bandit leader who attacked you at night. He saught refuge at sand dune ridge. “Tim said. “Elikon has declared it his private fiefdom. Not even the red ember challenged his claim to that teritory. “Nicky said.

“I am not allowing a figitive to get free. I will need a pose. “Bryan said.”your going to atempt to enter sand dune ridge?” tim asked. “I am.magic is ilegal in the federated states. It is ilegal to fortify areas to keep awat legitimate agents of the law. One way or another, buz greyhorn is myne. ” bryan said. 

Bryan, choe and tim rode off. They rode to town where they met up with the pose led by mayor doctor Brenen.  They rode out.

They rode just outside sand dune ridge. He motioned for them to stop. “What is going on?”dr. Brenen asked.  “Have everyone rest up. ” bryan ordered. The pose members were confused but complied.

 He put out a red ribon. He waited. Then felix larson arived. “Your not riding to the front door to elikon’s lair and demanding he turn over greyhorn? “Larson asked. “I give up on greyhorn,  i send a meaege to every two bit thug that all they have to do is run to elikon. I tell elikon that he is in charge.  If the red ember had chalenged him right away, it might have gone different for you. ” he told him. “Your playing a dangerous game bryan.” he said. 

“Dont you want us to solve your problem. I cant beleve red ember wants to see this area go down in flames.” he said. “I dont want that. Taking him directly might not be the best idea. ” felix said. 

“Look i was hoping you could help. ” he said. ” yes. I have information for you.  I have a map of this property. I hoped i could convince you not to do this but i have a feeling any atempt to do would be fruitless. ” he said. “Your right.  It would. ” he said. 

“Until next time. ” felix said. He walked away. He left the area.he returned to where the orthers were.”ok we are not going to thr front gate. ” he said. He put the map on the floor. 

“Where did you get that? ” dr. Brenen asked. “Non consequential. “Bryan said. They looked it over. “We can go hear. There is a look out tower.  We will have to go in weapons hot. ” tim said. “I am fine with that.  ” he said. 

They rode and went into an area. They rode in. They were fired on by a sniper.  They fired back. A bett came at them. “It is a holow image. “Choe said. Choe hit the image. It vanished. The sniper fired. 

Bryan climbed up the tree. He was fired on. He fired on the sniper. The sniper fell off of the stand. He then got down. 

“That was really risky? ” choe said.”no choice chlo.” he said. A mage crawled though the ear. He sent creatures that went after them. They tried to eat the pose. One was bit. The town person developed rashes all over his body. They fell back. 

“It is a crime to asult federal agents.”bryan declared.  “I do not recognize your authority.”a projected image of a gigentic ekikon said.

“I do not recognize your authority either elikon! “Bryan said. “I own this area. My authority is unchallenged. ” the chief magician said. ” not quite. You have a man who was is wanted for trespasing and threrining a federal agent. I want him!” bryan said.

“He is under my protection ” elikon said.  “You are not above the law!”he said. “I am my own law. I define law. ” elikon said.”not hardly !” he said. 

The mage attacked them with a wound. One of the townspeople was enveloped by the device. Bryan schot at the wand. The waund exploded. The mage was forced to withdraw. 

Bryan tackled the mage. The mage tackled the marshal. He knocked the mage out. Bryan ordered the team to keep going. The team went futher into the compound. Closer to danger as well. 

End of part six 

Chestnut springs part four 

Newly minted federal states of anglomer marshal Bryan durgens was on his way to take up his post In  the town of chestnut springs. He had been acoasted by a mage. He has been targeted by bandits.he had even made an arrest. He and his prisoner was on there way with the captive. They were nearing the area. 

” You know your crazy to think you can tame this land. This land is made to be wild. Wild canions,wild animals wild people. It is crazy to think that you can civilize this vast reigon. Your dream of making this reigon part of the federal state and is crazy. “Choe said.

“All of the great nations had to start somewhere. Tori g tribes,small city states,families. It can happen. Maybe it won’t. Something has to happen. I can’t believe the outlands will remane as it is now. It can’t. Something has to happen. ” Durgens said. 

“The red ember just wanted to get rid of it. They needed a slump to but it. They tried to sell it to Carolina.they passed on it. Cadamer passed on it. The nation of Ferdinand passed on it. Ruso passed on it. It is too hard to manage . The area is unmanigible . Why not just leave it alone. Let the bandits fight it out. “She said. 

“It did not work that way. Eventually it would spread into the federal states or catilona or into cadamer. The termoil in the outlands won’t be confined to the outlands forever. It will spread. “,Durgens said.”you are going to have to fully mobilize.an all out military occupation. The factions will have to put down. The money ,the blood that will have to be spent.”she said.”fight it now or fight it later. We chose to do it now”he said. 

“Your government is crazy to come up with this plan. Your crazy to go along with it.”she said. “Your not the first person to question my sanity. “He said.”the life of a lawman is solitary. You resigned to bring a belchor. “She asked. “Many in my profession chose to be belchors. It is a hard job,a hard life. I want to be maried! I hope I am not doomed to perpetual singleness. “He said. She smiled. 

They kept riding. All of a suden he started to feel weird. He had a massive headache. He fell to the ground. She dismounted. She ran to him. “Bryan! Brain!”she said. He started to be OK. “I felt light headed. I think I am OK!”he said. ” Rest for a second!”she insisted”this has never happened before. I was fun and then it hit me. It was a genetic Strom cloud schot a massive lightning bolt on my head.”he said. “I don’t think this was a fluke event . I think it is a mind qake device. “Choe said.

“What is a mind  quake device?”durgens asked. “It is a device used by mages. The device is able to cause head aches. There are rumors that it could kill. No one knows if it is true. The mages claim that these devices are mythical.part of anti mage propaganda. Everyone knows it is true. No one would admit it. ” She said. “I would say this was the opening salvo. They already attacked me once”he said. “The mages won’t quit. There strategy is keep attacking. They go small and escilate” she said. “This is going to get worse?”he asked.”yes. The mages are letting you know that they know about you. Your on there racer. You are on there crappy list. It get worse then hear!”she said.

He rested for a while. Then they rode again. They continued on the way to the town of chestnut springs. They neared the town. 

The mages alied with elikon reported back to elikon.”we sent the message to the devil law man. He got it!  A mage said.”is he trying back?”elikon asked.”no he is still on his way to chestnut springs. “,Another mage reported. Elikon smiled with a devilish smile.”good. I had hoped he would be brave.i want to have a competitor. A bemused. It seams I have one. I look froward to being able to challenge this man!”elikon said.he laughed. 

The law man and his prisoner rode closer to chestnut springs . They saw a sign for the town. ” Vani have a minute? ,” ,She asked.”yes. “He said.they got off the horse.she took food and eat it. She sat down. She looked around. She took everything in. She looked at the sun. The sky. “You going to try to escape?”he asked. “No. I am tired of running. I don’t have it in me. “She said. ” I could over look this! “He said. “No you can’t. You would hate yourself and you would hate me. Work within the syistom. “She said. 

“I wish I had not caught you. I don’t want to turn you over to the authorities. “He said. “You will fight for me?”she asked.”it may take time. I will do what I can. You have my word on that. The law is a bit merky out hear. Yes I will. “He told her. 

 He heard a noise. “What is it?”she asked. “Wait hear.”,he said. He got his gun out if the holster. He moved slowly but in a determined fasshon.he moved further out. He saw a red ribbon! He kept going. He went into a cave. He saw a tall man. He was six feet. He had a well trained mustache. He had brownish hair. He apeered to be his mid thirties perhaps a bit older. He looked seasoned but work has vigor. He looked disciplined. He had a stager. He  guessed that he had served in a military and was probably a unit commander. Either a sergeant or an officer. He had his gun out. 

“You have guts. Putting that red ribbon. If bandits or gangs or mages came in you,they would shoot you on sight or worse ! I hear mages have impalled people with those magic wand of there’s. That is just a rumor. I hear the outlands is full of them. “Durgens said.

“,Well you cannot believe everything you hear! ” The other man declared. “Perhaps not. Let me guess red ember external affairs directorate. “Durgens said. “At your service! Felix Larson. “He said. ” Red ember has no jurisdiction hear. The deal to buy the outlands stipulated that the red ember would fully withdraw form the area including clandestine operations. “Durgens said. ” I am no longer part of the read. I resigned form the agency. I have a personal steak. I fear that if you fail to govern this area, it could spread like wild fire. Eventually it could soil over into catilona,and giveldi and even into cedomer. Someone needs to keep an eye of things.besides I did not want to take a desk job back in red city.”Felix said! 

” Understand or. I was offered verious posistions in the f.s.a  bureaucracy. I ran. Form it as fast as I possibly could. “He said. “I wanted to introduce myself. I try to keep a low profile. I could be an ally. At some point you might need me. I will be there. ” Felix said. ” I am surprised . Red ember people tend to be full of themselves. Out for own.”durgens said. ” I have spent most of my adult life in the atune. This is more of my home then the mother country. “Felix said. 

” How did in contact with you?”he asked. “Put out a red ribbon. Do it outside city limits. I will come.”Felix said. “I see. This was just an introductory meating?”durgens asked. “I felt it was important. Every petty theef to bandit to gang to mage is tuning for you. You will be the most distent marshal in the outlands. They want you gone. If they can behead you and send the head to the Congress in federal city,they will do it. ” Felix said. ” Great! I am really not that unlovible. ” Durgens said. ” It’s not personal. It who you represent well what. This is chaos vrs order. ” Felix said. 

“I will see you around?”durgens Said. “You got it.”he tiped his hat and walked off. He got on to his horse and rode off. He left the cave . “You were gone for quite a while. “Choe said. “We are fine? We better get going. I would like to get to town before it gets dark. ” He said. 

They rode to town. They entered. “I’m doctor brenen. I am chestnut springs doctor. I am the closest thing to an authority. We have not had a mayor of town council in a few years. People come to me. “He said.”Cornelius Bryan durgens f.s.a Marshall. “He said. He showed his badge and have his papers.the doctor looked them over. ” Everything seams in order. I have aranged an official sharing in cerimony. The whole town will attend.”the doctor said. “,Of course. “He said. “The old beraks have been reserved as your home. You can live in the commander’s residence. “The physician said. “Excellent.”he said. 

“Who is this?” The doctor asked. “This is choe walles. She is under arrest. “Durgens said. “She will be taken to the jail at once. “The doctor said. He told her he would help her. A man named Tim offered totwke him to his home. 

“You a veterin?” Bryan asked. ” Yes I am.” Tim Hyde said. ” I need deputies.i will have to reconsisiton funds . I won’t be able to pay you much until the paper work. Are you interested?”he asked. “Yes I am. I was decorated with the star of alpha, rings of two. I left as a warrented sergeant. “He said.” Iam not surprised. You look like a veterin “he said. “I grew up near federal city. I was a farm boy. I was conscripted during the war. I never planned to stay in. I had nothing else to do. I tried to go home. It was not me any more.i left and somehow I ended up hear.”he said.” I understand. It is a common thing. I went to the war college.i ment it to be a carer. My dad intended me to be in Congress,a senator or may y even president. “He said. “Do you want that?” Tim asked. “One day at a time.” He said. 

They  came across the property. It was large house with our buildings. They was place for a farm. They parked the houses. They got off. They saw a young mom with a young child.” Someone is living hear?”he asked.”the building was unused. We had no news on a marshal. We began to think that no one as coming. She is a squatter. The doctor told her she should stay until the marhsla came. “Tim said. “Where will she go?”Bryan said. “I don’t know. She will have to find another abandoned buildings I suppose.,”Tim said. 

Tim and Bryan said Good byes. He went inside. “Your the marhall? ” The young mom. Said. “Yes . Bryan durgens. F.s.a marshal. ,”He said. She picked up he baby. She got her things. “What are you doing ?”Bryan asked. They headed out. “We are leaving?” She asked. “That’s not nesisary. I don’t need this much space. Six of me did not need this much space. I see no reason can’t stay. I will square it away with the local clergy so that there is not an issue.” He said. ” I cook. I can earn my keep.”she said. “We can discuss the later. What is your name?”he asked. “I’m Nicole this is my daughter Leah.”he sais. “It is good to meet you. “He said. 

” Welcome to chestnut springs Marshall.,”she said.”,call me Bryan !,,”he said.  “OK!”she said. 

Elikon was informed that he was hear. Elikon was preparing a porter eleco me for the law man. 

End of part four. 

 

Prime Minister of america

George Washington 1789-1796 

Former general. Hero of the French and Indian war and American revolution.he was opposed to a Parliamenary system of government but was overuled. Asked to serve as prime minister under a coilitian government. Ruled behind the veil until elected in a bi election. Relected.did not run for election I. 1796. 

Two John Adams conservative party 1796_1800

Lawyer,member of continental Congress. Elected to Parliament. Wanted to lead Parliamenary. Agreed to let Washington lead coilitian government. Served as foreign minister. Came in first in a hung Parliament. Invited to form unity government. Murged with Thomas Jefferson and the liberal party. Scandal over convert spying called XYZ afair. Party lost to liberal. Resigned as leader. Left Parliamenary.

Thomas Jefferson liberal party 1800_1809

Although much if Jefferson ideas were rejected,he decided to work within the system. Jefferson was not present at constitutional convention. Jeferson was elected to Parliament. Wanted to from first government but supported the Washington government.served as minister of war. Served as foreign minister under Adams. Was reluctant to support Adams government but agreed at urging of Washington. Party  came in first but did not win minority.formed coilitian government. He perposer buying Louisiana territory from France. The purchase was heavily debated but passed. Jeferson led part to the first minority government. Decided not to seek another mandate. Replaced by James Madison. 

James Madison liberal 1809-1816

Wanted to write deceleration of Independence. Madison was criticized by Christian for his secular views. He did write non binding opinion peace .Did not attend constitutional convention. Elected to Parliament as a member of liberal party. Served as Parliamenary secretary to the war minister. War minister under p.m Adams. Served as foreign minister to jeferson. After British blockade of ships,Madison declared war on Briten.parliment building burned down. Negotiated end of war. Decided not to seek another mandate. Replaced by  James Monroe. 

James Monroe liberal 1816-1824

Prisoner of war during the revolutionary war. Member of parliament. Replaced Madison as leader of the liberal party. Led party to two government. Drafted Monroe doctrine that stated that america would stay out of the affairs of eroype. Europe still in turn stay out of the affairs of the new world. 

John quncy Adams independent liberal party 1824-1828

Son of John Adams. Lawyer. Member of parliament. Opointed to the Senate. The liberal party split apart. John quncy Adams led one faction. Adams had been known for his opposition to slavery. The Adams faction won a minority government. He was able to cobble Together a  government. America celebrated fithty years as independent country during his government. His farther and Thomas Jefferson died during his government. The quncy Adams government was very unpopular. The faction led by Andrew Jackson won the next government. Adams returned to parliment as a back bencher. 

Andrew Jackson independent liberal  1828-1836

First peasant to lead government. Served in military . Veterinary of wars with Indiens and British. Retired as a general. Appointed to the Senate on the reccomenation of Prime minister James Monroe.  Tried to convince the speaker of Commons to ask him to form a government.j.q Adams was able to form a government. Jackson was able to form the government in 1828.He wanted to be known as the prime Minister of the common man. He opened up the parliment to coming person.he set up a big block of cheese in the lobby. It backfired and he decided against it. His ida of a central bank had to be scraped after the Senate refused to adopt it. He servived an assasination attempt during question period. His health declined towards the end of his mandate. 

Martin Van burden. Liberal 1836-1840

Van Buren Was a secret advisor to Andrew Jackson.  Later elected to parliament .Served as foreign minister in the second mandate. Replaced Jackson as liberal leader. Elected to own mandate. Due to economic dipresson,he was very unpopular. Lost bid for second mandate. 

William! Henry Harrison whig 1840-1840 

Military officer who served in numerous campaigns form war with Britten to indien wars. He was the first prime Minister to have never been in politics before leading the parliament. He was recruited by the new whig party as an compromise . He had no political paper trail. He was seen as a unity campaign. Elected to load whig and won the right to form a government. He became ill after insisting on being shown in outside in the looting rain. He died a month later. Replaced by Treasury minister John Tyler. 

John Tyler whig

Tyler was a member of Parliament. later a senator.saught the whig leadership. Lost to general Harrison. Endorsed Harrison. Elected to house and became Treasury minister and deputy prime Minister. Became prime minister upon death of p.m Harrison. Disliked by whig party. Tried to act like he had a  mandate.replaced as party leader. Whig party lost in the next election. 

James k Polk liberal 1844-1848 

Polk was a former member of  Parliament who served as speaker of the house . He was elected to the tenise legislative Assembly and served as premiere of tenise. He ran for leader of the liberal party as a reformer. He had a platform of increaing America ‘s borders and prominence. Elected prime minister.foughtwar with Mexico.expanded territory. Declined to run for another term. Party lost power to Zachery tayler and the Whigs. 

Zachery taylor 1848 whig party

The slavery issues threatened to tear America apart. It also threatened the whig party. Like they did in 1840 they saught a consensus candidate. They found him in general Zack tayler. Tayler ran a positive candacy both for leadership and the general election. It had little susbstence. It highlighted his military carer. He died of food poisoning a month into his term.he was replaced by millard fillmore. 

Mildred Filmore whig party 1848-1851 

Fillmore was an accidental prime minister.  With a bad economy, everyone who could be something decided to sit it out for a while. Filmore was not popular in or out of his party. He was replaced as leader right before the election. The whig lost power. This was the last time the whigs won a  government. They would soon disappear as a party. 

Franklin pierce liberal 1851-1855 

Pierce served in the cabinet of James k Polk. Pierce was elected leader of the liberal following there defeat in 1848. Pierce tried to present himself as the interelecual sucessessor to Polk. He pledged to recreate the Polk government. Elected pierce was very unpopular. Slavery was threatening to destroy the nation and the party. Pierce was forced to resign as leader of the liberals.  The liberal tried to get pierce to return as leader but he declined. 

James bucanon 

Former member of parliament and minister under Polk ,he was elivated to the Senate just before Polk steps down as leader. Buckanon was able to win leadership of the liberal. He was elected to the lower house in a liberal safe ryding in pensavania. He struggled to keep the party together. While the new conservative party tried to derail the parliament as well. John c Fremont and abe Linkin tried to get the speaker to ask the Tories to form a government. Buck was able to keep the party together until the next election. The south would not join Steven Douglas a former Illinois senator and instead nominated John c brekenridge. The conservative s won the government. Most of the south formed the American confederation. The speaker considered dissolving the government and holding new election with the new structure. Linkin convinced him to allow the government to be seated. There would not be another liberal government until 1884. 

Abraham Lincoln conservative 1860-1865 

Born in the province of Kentucky. His family ended up in Illinois Provence. He served in the federal parliament for one term. He servded in the provincial assembly even ran for leader of the provincial whig party but lost. He ran to succeed John c Fremont for the Tories. He won. He was elected to the house in a bi election. The Tories won. The south suceded. Linkin demanded that the south pay for bases they had capture. They refused. Linkin tried to capture fort sumotor. The result was a schooling war. The south was wining the war. Many urged onion to noviciate an end to the war. He consided doing that but then the north score a victory at getyburg. The liberal chose former general McKellen to lead there party even though he disagrees with the party platform. Linkin and his party won another mandate. The south were defeated and general Lee surrendered at apametox. Linkin was schot shortly after the war ended. 

Andrew Jonson conservative 1865-1868 

Andrew Jonson was a former liberal member of parliament. He crossed the isle at the urging of Linkin. He held the cerimonial post of deputy prime minister. He became prime minister at the death of Linkin. He had little support. Edwin santon tried to force him out,many in the Tory caucus were Leary of santon. They kept Jonson in power long enough to recruit a better choice for leader. With the election of former general ulisias s grant Jonson stepd down as prime minister. He did serve in the Senate before his death. 

U.s grant conservative 1868-1875

Grant was a graduate of West point. He served during the Mexican war. He was a little known colonel before the at. He was able to replace Mccelen and turned the war around. He is credited with wining the cival war. He had a reputation for excessive drinking. Many saw him as unqoth.he served as foreign minister but was not a member of the house. He resigned in order to keep santon from leading a revolt against Jonson. Grant was a no a member of any patyy during the at. He voted for the liberal candidate form his pensivana ryding once. He was elected leader replacing Jonson. He won the right to form a government. There were charges of corruption. He won a second mandate. The party was not happy with him. They secretly works to convince him to step down. Rutherford b Hays took over. 

President and prime Minister of republic of america 

President George Washington 

1789_1798

Former heroof the revolution. Reluctant to accept presidency. Lived at home in Mount Vernon. Post was cerimonial. Did in office. 

Prime minister John Adams 

John Adams 1798-1805

Assumed presidency upon of predasessor.called new elections. Shown in Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republican party as prime minister. Elected to second term. Decide not to speak another term. 

Thomas Jefferson 

1805-1809 

Former prime minister. Not interested in post but talked into it by foreign minister James Madison who wanted to be prime minister.the two had a power sharing arrangement.  

Prime minister James Madison 

James Monroe 

1805-1814

Appointed Thomas Jefferson prime minister after party infighting. Jefferson was not a member of parliament but was elected in a bi election. After resignation of Jefferson reapounted James Madison. Served two terms. 

In 1814, great Britain and the American republic go to war. The Parliament decides to leave the presidency vacant during the war. James Madison continues as prime minister. The war ended in 1816, Madison resigns as p.m. they ordered new elections.

John Quincy Adams and the Republican party win a minority government bearly beat the liberal party led by former general Andrew Jackson. Adams formes a government. Jackson joins a colulition. The Parliament voted to abolish the presidentcy. The speaker of the Senate now acts as ceremonial head of state. In 1820 the liberal party led by Jackson wins power. 

Andrew Jackson 

Prime minister 1820-1826 

Jackson governed in a kind of populist style. He opened up parliamentary building to the coming people. He expanded American teratory. Some viewed him as anti parliamentary and imperial. He decided not to seek another mandate after secret party coop led by  former ally and foreign minister Martin Van Buren. 

Martin Van Buren

Liberal

1826-1831

Van Buren had been a secret advisor to Jackson. A kind of secret wizard if you will. Later elected to Parliament and served as foreign minister. Fears about Jackson health and mentle stability forced the liberal party to replace Jackson. Van Buren was unpopular due to eccomic dipeesson. The liberal party lost power in the election of 1831. Van Buren resigned as leader. 
 

Words of faith part two

The two checked into the cabin.they started to bring in there bags. They had not really spoken to each other for a while. They really did not have anything to say. After they finished bringing stuff In.she went to the  bathroom. She locked the door. She just sat and thought for a little bit. She had no idea what to do. She wondered why her Perents would set her up with this man. What they thinking ? Was this kind of a joke. Would she get a call or a text saying just kidding. Of course she did not. She did not know what to do. How could this possibly work out? 

He was upset at first. He was a bit angery with her. Then he realized that he was in the wrong. He had been harsh and self absorbed. As he began to have a pity party ,he felt the holy Spirit lovingly rebuke him. It was as if he was being told he was saying to him,I have given her to you. Why are you rejecting her. You have not even given her a chance. He felt rally bad. He decided to humble himself. He recommitted himself to her. He wanted to see her. He wanted to go to her.he figures he should give her a few minutes. Let he sort all this out. He has really been a yutzah. He knew it.he wanted to make it right even though he really did not know how. 

She was so confused. She had no idea what to do. She cried. She struggled to regain her composure. She ended up being in the bathroom for an hour.finaky she came out. “Libby hunnie are you OK?”he asked.”yea I think so!”she said. 

“I was afraid you jumped out the window!”he said.”to be honest the thought had accured to me!”she said. “I am glad you did not.”he said.”really?”she said.”yes. We did not really get off to a great start did we?”he remarked.”no we did not!”she answered. “Your not upset with me?”she asked.”no not all all. Come hear!”he said.

He put his arms around her. They hugged. He held her as tight as he could. They went to a couch.she sat next to him.he out her arms around her.she rested her head on his shoulders.”do you think we can make this work?”she asked.”I would like to try.”he said.”I would too”she said.

They say in silence for a while. Nether one said anything. They just held each other. They both tried to calm down for a bit. ” I guess I a! Not what you expected?”she said.”no but I suppose I am not what you expected either!”he answered.”to be honest not really.no offense !”she said.he chuckled.”none taken.!”he said.

“Are you strict?”she asked.”depends on who you ask. Some see independent fundimental Baptist as very strict. Some see me personally as strict.i guess I hold some view that could be interpreted as strict even by I.f.b standards. I take holiness serious. I hope that my strictness is not out of mallice.i want to speak the truth in love. That is not always easy. It should be but it is not always I’m afraid.”he said. 

” I am new all this. Can you patient with me?”she pleaded with him.”absolutely!”he said.he patted her back. “I have heard that your brand of Baptist don’t like my church !”she commented. “Well I disagree with the view that if your not materialy or physically prosperous,your not right with God. That view is contrary to scripture.”he said.

“God does what Christians to be prosperous.”she said.”yes but how do you define prosperous? Prosperity is doing what God wants you to do. Our best life is later not now. Someday we will be with the Lord. We will have a mansion just over the hilltop but that is not for now. Later we have the sweet bye and bye but now we have to deal with the nasty now and now.”he said. 

“When Jesus died on the cross he went to hell and got the keys.he overcame the power of death and hell. This includes sickness and wealth. He had power over it and so do we.”she said.”I don’t believe Jesus went to. Hell to get the keys. I am familiar with that view but I don’t agree with it.setting that aside,Jesus made it clear that his kingdom is not of this world. While the kindgom excist in a mystery form it will not be set up on earth until after the tribulation. I believe that although death is defeated,oh death where is thy sting,the full effect will not be felt until the milenial kingdom.”he said. 

He realized he went into lecture mode a lot. This was his wife not a debate opponent.He felt like he was patronizing. That was not what he wanted to do. “What is the banefit of a believer now? If your right it all future?”she remarked.”not quite.as a Christian we are looking forward to the blessed hope. There is much to be hopefully for. Right now we have the promise of the presence of the holy sprit. We have the help we need to live daily for the Lord. We have his presence ,his encouragement. Health wealth and wisdom could be a hunderence to our walk with the Lord. Paul asked three times for the thorn in the flesh to be taken away. The Lord told him my grace is sufficient. Some people,God does give health and wealth and they use it for the Lord. There is no formula . He does what is best. I don’t like the enthises on material wealth and physical health over sprituel prosperity”he said. 

“So what are your expectations for me?”she asked.”well I figured your would be I.f.b. my expectations are I want a partner a helper,encoreger. Being a pastor there is a detachment between myself and those I’m thinking congregation. While I am not sure that is bibilical ,it happeneds. I get lonely.it would be nice to have someone to talk to.” He told her. 

She learned early on that whenever she asked a question,she would get a story.at first she was taken a back. Later she got used to it.shecame to expect it even found it to be a bit endering. Rather he intended to or not,he had really opened up. 

“I can see that.i am a good listener not quite an elorien but I will do.”she said.”a what?”he asked. “Never mind.”she said.”what are your expectations for me?”he asked. “Please be patient with me. I am all new to this. I can be v verry sensitive. Please keep that in mind. That did not come out quite as I wanted it to !”he said.”no I understand. I will try to be sensitive.i am glad you told me that. “He said.

She noticed he seemed to genuinely care about her. She could see compassion in him. ” You are?”she asked. “I want to respond to your needs.” He said. Your not a Klingon?” She remarked. “A what??” He asked. ” Never mind! “She said.

“I have a feeling that we have almost nothing in common!”she commented. “It’s possible.”he said. “If there is to be a brave new world our generation will have the hardest time Living in it. We will have to work on that I guess. “She said.”yes we will.,”he said.

“What are your interest?”she asked.”church history. theology. History.i like snowmobiling. I like playing sports not really good at it but enjoy it. I like hyims as you know. I enjoyed joy himnology. I like airplanes.you? “He asked. 

I like to read . I like fiction and nonfiction fiction. I read books by word of Faith writers. I like reading and writing poetry. I like contemporary Christian music. I like Star trek and sci Fi.i play the guter. I play the piano but prefer the guter. I like playing volleyball ball. ” She said. 

“We do both like sports and to read. We just read different thing.”he said.”I noticed. Like you said we will work at it.” She said. After a while they decided to call it a night. They had stayed up pretty late. They turned off the lights. They said goodnight. 

End of part two.