Antonio slid in on the sleek black leather interior of his new two-thousand and eleven CTS-V-Coupe. He put on his sunshades and started the engine.
“Awesome,” he said aloud. He was driving the New Mexico scenery in style.
As an anthropologist, a SUV had always been an essential. Keeping the SUV he was unable to resist the temptation. “Motortrend” called it “Cad-thriller”, “The most desirable Caddy in decades.” This was his first sports car. In fact, he had not had a car since he left Miami fifteen years ago. He waved to the salesman.
“See you, Dr. Dominguez,” the salesman called out.
He was taking his Raven Black Beauty out on the open road to see what she could do. He and Raven were heading out of Santa Fe down the Rio Grande to Hidden Mountain. He was hoping to manage an excavation there someday. The idea remaining in the back of his mind. Planning to investigate it when he was ready to stay home reducing his trips overseas.
Hidden Mountain was a magnet pulling him as if he were steel.
On his first visit to the university, he ended up at Hidden Mountain. It was home to an ancient inactive volcano. Scattered throughout the site was proof of some sort ancient Hebrew occupation. On the way up the summit, a large Decalogue stone sets with a Paleo-Hebrew inscription of the Ten Commandments’ Exodus twenty Version. The stone was the subject of considerable controversy over the years, but now it meets with acceptance as dating from around the range of one-thousand BC. This would coincide with the reigns of King David and King Solomon during the only time Israel and Judea were one United Kingdom of Israel.
Another stone depicts a solar eclipse. On the east side, going up towards the summit a bearded man, praying, it was bearing an inscription on yet another stone. A few feet from the Ten Commandment inscription sat two stones were set to act as a gateway to the summit. The summit itself shows signs of an ancient occupation as a campsite or military hold, or perhaps a mining camp. On the south, end of the summit, at the highest elevation stands an inscription YHWH Eloheynu meaning Yahweh, our mighty one. Antonio had a strong interest in the site's future.
The mid-morning sun was peaking out from behind the mountains. It was the perfect time to hit the open road in a new ride.
He unable to avoid thinking of his brother José's jealousy over his new Black Raven beauty. Later he would call José to brag about Raven. He was smiling at his brothers’ envy.
José was able to afford a ‘Black Raven Coupe’ of his choice. Jose' was one of Miami’s leading attorneys. Unlike himself, still single at the upper part of his forties, due to circumstance, and choice, José was the ideal husband and father.
José assuming Pop’s role, Hell, he was Pop’s clone. Sometimes José was more Pop than Pop. If that were true he would no longer know. He had not seen or spoken to Pop, the Judge in fifteen years. Eight kids, but he was the one who had disappointed Pop, He...