Chapter 21: The End
It was a dark night. Jacob was weaving under the broken statue. The sound of the loom always reminded him of his mother, who would always sing while weaving. As wind blew in from the open ceiling and made a humming, it mixed with the sound of ocean waves like a song. He could almost feel her presence again.
“Evening.” Samuel suddenly showed up.
“Evening.” Jacob hated to be interrupted like that. The mother’s presence had gone. “Are you here to kill me?”
“No, not yet.” Samuel said, “Though I really want to do that now.”
“Then what can I help you?”
“I am here to ask you to change your mind.”
“Change what mind?”
“Tomorrow you are going to make Richard turn on the toxic gas in the Tempest station. I hope you will not really do that…Read more >
Chapter 20: The Incident
July 4th, 1977. The incident happened.
In most of the ancient civilizations, when people found a place that could perform miracles, the first thing they did was to set it up as a ‘Sacred Place’, and prohibit anyone from getting too close and doing damages. You can call it ‘superstitious’, but it worked. The ‘Sacred Place’ would be preserved for thousands of years.
On the other side, Science is doing the completely opposite. Scientists will explorer anywhere that’s explorable, open up anything that’s openable, invent anything that’s inventable. Sometimes they explore the places that they shouldn’t, open up the Pandora’s box that is full of worms, and invent things that will devastate the world.
It is the same situation …Read more >
Chapter 19: Tales from Princess Charlotte
“… But, to everyone’s amazement, the shoe fitted perfectly.
Suddenly the fairy appeared and waved her magic wand. In a flash, Cinderella appeared in a splendid dress, shining with youth and beauty. Her stepmother and stepsisters gaped at her in amazement, and the ministers said, ‘Come with us Cinderella! The Prince is waiting for you.’ So Cinderella married the Prince and lived happily ever. As for the cat, he just said ‘Miaow!’
“I like the story, mommy.” Charlotte said, “Could you tell me again tomorrow?”
“Of course, sweetie.” Jeanette kissed her forehead gently, “Good night.”
“Mommy?” Just when she was about to leave, Charlotte had a question in her little bed.
“Do you think I can marry…Read more >
Chapter 18: She’s Not Crazy, but Mad
1974. Days after Paul’s death.
Before the tragedy, Amy Maxwell was happy. Paul gave her everything she needed: Love. She liked the flowers he brought back for her everyday; she enjoyed the little chit-chats through walkie-talkie with him. He would say “I love you” at least 3 times a day. Every evening she would prepare some new dishes from recipes she just learned. Sometimes they were delicious; sometimes they were hard to eat. Paul always ate them all.
Amy always talked about Paul in the Flame station, where she monitored the Electric-Magnetic energy and radiation, but her mind usually was on what she should cook that night. She kept her progress of research, but she was not the previous workaholic anymor…Read more >
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Chapter 17: Nazi Amy
It was an eventful day for Horace.
He got an alarm early in the morning and gathered 8 security guys. Something bad was happening in their food storage house. When they arrived at the crime scene, the guy who guarded the house swore that he saw a group of polar bears used stones to break the lock, then turned the door knob to enter. It seemed that those bears somehow were even smarter than some of those timid DI guys. Horace didn’t believe it at first. He used fish biscuits and honey to lure the bears, only found out that those bears were not interested at all. They were already having a feast inside, why bothered coming out and gettin…Read more >