Evolution – Chapter 27
The deserts blew away at a cold misty wind above them. There was very little sound, just the coldness that suggested the coming calamity. As the red mix of ice and rock moved freely in the tornado, it split in half the already damaged tower and the echoes of all those who died within it was brief and got washed into the blistering waves of air.
And then silence – should anyone have passed by it would have seemed that the ruins of the tower were from a time long passed and in no way anyone would have guessed they were built just recently and have been standing for only a few weeks. The resourcefulness of those who put in the time was admirable and now, with their work crumbled, they would have no other choice but to start again.
Fario looked at the sight of the broken tower as his hands were instinctively tying the safety belt to cover the hole in his suit. A piece of iron alloy pushed by the tornado hit him so close it almost severed his leg off. Luckily he was able to move away in the last second and only get his suit touched. His training must have kicked in. That was also responsible for that fact the he so effectively could take care of his suit now when he was more scared than ever.
Evolution – Chapter 26
As Luke woke up a cold breeze moved the drops of sweat on his forehead. It’s been winter for quite some time and the kids must have left one of the windows opened. Since it was 3 a.m. and his wife was trembling in her sleep, he simply decided to go shut the window and read something on his computer. As he walked towards the window, he noticed that his computer notification light was blinking. He shut the window, and turned the hit a couple of degrees, then checked on the kids. Both sound asleep, although not so much kids anymore. They were already teenagers. A small sigh came to him as he realized the passage of time. (more…)
Evolution – Chapter 25
The picture in front of him was horrifying. The room was again circular, with a pillar at a center which seemed made of energy. The whole room was vibrating with a hissing high-pitch sound, and the energy in the central pillar moved up and down irregularly but slowly, seeming to be somehow powered by the five women surrounding it. The five women were standing in a circle around the pillar, with no clothing on them, blood pouring out of their eyes and ears, going down on their bodies and simply vanishing as it hit the floor. Jo’s eyes changed position only for a split-second as she looked and Angel and sent the thought, but it was enough to knock him back. (more…)
Evolution – Chapter 24
“This building has some special properties.” – Danny said. “It has to do with what is at the center. But to put it simply, here everything appears differently to everyone. It has to do with what your mind is most accustomed to. In my case, most of the work I do is in a Melt-like environment, which is pretty bad. I was hoping to work like you see me working, but since only thought appears here, wasting any resources on bringing me a workstation that I’ll see like a mere laptop is useless. It still looks better that what I saw the first time, yet I am not powerful enough to make things happen the way I want them to.” (more…)
Evolution – Chapter 23
“Why are you leaving? And when are you coming back?” – Gabrielle asked with a concerned voice. “Don’t you think you should be next to your family now instead of going on an adventure in California? On your own?!! Why can’t we come?” (more…)
Evolution – Chapter 22
“Do you know why people like this kind of movies?” – Angel asked Gabrielle as they were watching an action movie, the one hero does-it-all type.
“I suspect they are moved by the fact that one man puts it all on the line for his family.” – She smiled as she looked at the tiny bed holding their son. (more…)
Evolution – Chapter 21
Making contact with the fugitives from The Melt and other similar facilities from around the world was not hard at all for Danny once he had given up on hiding his presence. They practically welcomed him into their minds. It was a magnificent feeling to be so overwhelmed with happiness. Everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy their new environment a bit too much. No matter how happy they appeared, he could not forget how forcefully they were ripped away from the place they used to call home. If things are so nice now, why not allow them to come by their own free will rather than force them? He could not think of a reason and considered that any moment someone will come for him.