How the hell am I supposed to take on the whole New York Giovanni family alone? Sounds fuckin impossible if you ask me. ONE damn vampire almost killed me. But apparently something up there thinks I can do it. Maybe if I study Space with Caesar for a while, I can pick them off at a distance. Fuck, I should stop using phrases like that. Distance is an illusion, etc.
I guess what the daimon was getting at was, the family’s a distraction. Standing between me and enlightenment. First the Mensarius and now my own “higher self,” huh? Think somebody’s trying to tell me something? Cheese and fuckin crackers. But they’re not wrong, if today was any indication. Took me a whole hour just to get started meditating, couldn’t keep my mind off Luciano and all the rest. I’ll say this, though. If I do this, it’s gotta be fast. LA and Rome might steer clear if I do enough damage, but not if I take my fuckin time between hits. Gonna need a plan. And I’m sick of owing people so best if the plan involves nothing but me, magic and a couple of good weapons. I’m thinking ghouls are my ticket to success. Maybe I’ll start practicing telepathy more.
What the hell did he mean by “wake up” though? Can you be more awake than awake?
So I looked up “Asphodel.” It was from ancient Greek myth, the part of the underworld where people who were equal parts good and evil were supposed to go when they died, or people who were just nothing special. I must’ve read it somewhere once, maybe. Is it there because of me, or because of the sleepers that guy killed in there? What will be there when I get there? And what’s with that highway sign?
Nothin but more questions. I guess this is why they call them the Mysteries, huh?