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Meet the Characters

The Living Miracle A Love Story

Meet the Characters

Outside of the absence of God, this book takes place in a basically peaceful time.           Those who believe in God, are in hiding.

  1. Dr. Izanagi OkamuraMaster Okamura is the protagonist.  He is a man, afraid to die.  He believes his mind is far superior –to even a God.  Surviving years, with the transplantation of synthetic organs –he must create life, before it is too late.  Izanagi is from Japan, but comes to America at a young age.
  2. Hiroto OkamuraHiroto is the grandson of Master Okamura.  He is the heir to the financial power, that is -Center of Life. 
    1. I chose Hiroto as my Hero’s name, from the lead male in a Japanese drama.  I loved the drama, and the actor. 
    2. Okamura comes from a student I had, from Japan –whose last name was the same.  She was a sweet girl, and her name has just stayed with me.
  3. La’Besa Okamura – L4-13354 – La’Bessa is the living miracle.  She began as a non-living, synthetic humanoid, a Mosouka.  God gives her life.  The book explains how I used the numbers to make her name.
  4. Ayumu OkamuraThe father of Hiroto.  Japanese male, raised in America. Ayumu does not have the mental gift of his father, or son.  His primary job is growing synthetic organs used for transplants. 
  5. Aska OkamuraThe father of Hiroto Japanese woman, raised in Japan. Aska loves money –and all it will provide.
  6. TekukuShe specializes in Physics and Biological Sciences, from Standford University, in the year 2553.  Tekuku is a Japanese student, who studies under Izanagi.  Later, she becomes one of the founders, of Center of Life. She is a transfer student from Japan.
  7. Alex BrunsmanLeading anchor for World News, located in Germany.  Alex is perfect, in every sense of the word.  He works out, and dresses to impress. 
    1. I used the name Brunsman –for my nephew.
  8. General WhittingtonMilitary leader, working with LAMBS.   He is a hard man, and believes war should be fought with a military forced. 
    1. General Whittington is the father of Peyton –in my mind.  He was a hero to Peyton, so he is a hero to me. 
    2. He also personifies, my hero –my dad!
  9. Dr. Josiah ScottThe doctor that discovers who La’Besa really is.  Josiah quickly becomes attached to La’Besa, and struggles with where those emotions are leaving him. 
  10. Josiah is the name of a boy who died from DIPG.
  11. Dr. TraboneA leader of  LAMBS
  12. Father GarciaPastor at the Las Lajas Cathedral, in Columbia. 
    1. Garcia is a name I used for personal reasons.
  13. Faith Harper OkamuraDaughter of La’Besa and Hiroto.  
    1. Harper is the middle name of my great niece.
  14. Adaline A maid, guardian of the living miracle. 
    1. Adaline is the name of my boys’ wife.  I love you Allen!  We took Allen in as a teenager –and he’s been one of my own since.
  15. Aiden Dr. Trabone’s brother –and the boy who nearly kills La’Besa.
    1. Aiden is another boy who died from DIPG.
  16. Dr. BartonA German scientist, who studies miracle on Bare Mountain
  17. Dr. OstikIsraeli leader of Muslim extremist group, known as IN SHA’ ALLAH.
  18. Brother RussoOne of the last remaining monks.  He lives at the oldest, living, Christian monastery, St. Francis. 
    1. My husband works for a monestary –Sisters of St. Benedict.  The monks have a college in the next town over.  I guess you’d say they are dear to my heart.
  19. Lucy The wife of a LAMBS marine.  She takes part in the experiment to give birth to a live baby. 
    1. Simple –my wonderful daughters name.
  20. SagalSomalian woman, dying from the deadly disease BFT.
  21. Bettina, AudoEmployees of World News. 
    1. Bettina is the name of a friend from Germany.  I miss her, since she went back.
  22. Melgart HagdadLeader of SBMAL.
  23. L3-67891 & L3-55537 & L2-99999Mosouka’s that help Hiroto on his experiments.
  24. Axton Faith’s husband. 
    1. My youngest boys name.

 

 

MosoukaA lifeless being – made from synthetic tissue.  They form in the birthing unit next to their human twin.  At the time of birth, a small computer is inserted into the base of their neck, and their bodies begin to function as any human, except they lack life.

LAMBSlife abundant, miraculously begotten through sanctity.  Followers of Christ.

Center of Life – or CofL, is where all life is born, whether human or synthetic.

Creation Amalgamation – The union of believers who denied the existence of God in the spiritual form, and believed that man was a god.  Specifically, the Master Izanagi Okamura.

TAMPAD – (bubble cup) I type of tampon, designed by Hiroto, when La’Besa starts her period.  Since, women do have their menstrual cycle –it is misused as a bubble cup, for patients and children.

IN SHA’ ALLAH – translates to “If Allah Wills.” A Muslim extremist group of this time (fictional)  This group speaks with their voice, not with their hands, in a world which God is not spoken of.

SBMALScience Believes Man Alone Lives – Two men, attending Harvard, do not want Hiroto to close the study of synthetic life.  Like Master Okamura, they want to live forever.

The Chapel on the Rock – Located in Allenspark, Colorado, at the foot of Mt. Meeker.

Las Lajas Cathedral – Built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River, in Columbia.

Bandeja Paisa – National dish of Columbia. It consists of Paisa Pinto Beans (Frijoles Paisas), white rice (Arroz Blanco), Powdered Beef (Carne en Polvo), Fried Pork Belly (Chicharrones), Chorizos (spicy Spanish pork sausage), fried eggs (sunny side up), pantainsor (Tajadas de Platano)(a type of unsweet banana), Hogao (a sauce made with round onions, long green onions, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper), served with lime and avocado.

Notre Dame du Haut -located in Ronchamp, France.  The church was built upon the hill of Bourlémont near Belfort in Eastern France.

San Thome Basilica – located in Portuguese, India

Diocese of Mogadishu – once located in Somalia, but ceased to exist in 1924.  With the return of God, the hidden secret society of Somalian Christians, are rebuilding. (I hope one day –this last part, will be true.)

Love Forgotten – A novel written by Donna D. Vaal – soon to be released.

BFT – A deadly infection, secreted through the glands.  There is no known cure.  It spreads through all bodily fluids: sweat, saliva, and sexual glands. (Fiction)

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I am a mother of 16 children and grandchildren. Some of them are by blood and the rest by heart. I was a foster mom for a few years and the children I cared for during that time have mostly stayed with me through the years. I love to write, read, dance, paint, and play with my animals. I enjoy dressage riding and just being in the barn. My words are my gift, as they allow you to know me as I really am. Thanks for joining me on this ride of life!

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  1. Please reconsider the name of your terrorist organisation. Insha’allah is a phrase used by Muslims in day to day chat. Unless you are publishing to really upset any regular Joe islamists left in the US?

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    • I apologize. My book is already set to be published. When I came up with the name, I wanted to give the Muslims a name I thought would show respect to their religious beliefs. I was not trying to be thoughtless -and I apologize. This deeply upsets me, that I have been thoughtless here. I believe we all have our beliefs, and they are genuine to each of us. I truly did not mean to upset. In the book, there is a discussion about a miracle. I included different beliefs because I think we all have a voice. This group of people are not fighters by hand, but by voice. They come onto the show by video, to speak their voice -not to threaten. I believe if you read my book -you will see that this leader is only saying the same thing I am saying throughout the book -God will bring his wrath upon us -this is what he says. It is true! I value your beliefs as I do my own. Again, not trying to insult, but bring the truth to the forefront. My fight is against the alienation of God from our world -simple. I believe all voices should be heard in this fight.

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    • I see the problem. The word is supposed to be extremist group -which is what my book says -not terrorist. I have changed it -again, I am sorry I offended any person of the Muslim religion. If you believe in God -to most people today -we are all extremist. The world is fighting all religion -except the belief that mankind is the higher power.

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  2. Thanks for the reply. It’s your book, so probably don’t need to apologise. I put terrorist, as Extremist groups seem to share the same tent, and I share this only as having worked with and taught muslims I am aware of how freely this phrase is used, right down to “See you tomorrow Sir, Insha’Allah.” It struck me odd to have as a Group. Perhaps there’s someone in Libya writing a book with Fundamental Christians called “Bless You” (or whatever Christians say to each other about something turning out how they want… “Hopefully”?
    Thanks again for the reply, I’m sure the book will be a hit, Insha’allah.
    (see there it is again).

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    • This is a basically peaceful time, I write about. The problem is -no God. I will make sure I write this in -I had to go get my daughter. If a Muslim writer makes a Christian extremist group -called Bless You -I will be sure to accept it with grace. To me, if we are talking about God -in today’s world, and the direction our world is going -you are seen as an extremist. I love language – I chose words that spoke to my heart -to fight for God, in words. They are beautiful in meaning and in thought. Bless you, and insha’ allah.

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