I stood at the top of the stairs as I watched Brian walk out the door and closed it behind him then I waited for some extra more minutes until I had heard the noise of an igniting engine and then the zooming-off sound of a car moments later.
"Ahhh! finally" I sighed
The gun fell to the floor from my hand which freed it to support the towel as I took my wounded hand to my chest with the bloodied towel between my cloth and the injured hand then I went downstairs turning right at the bottom and entering into the kitchen.
'Sorry about using your love for your daughter like that but I had no other choice' I mumbled halfway down the stairs.
I rushed straight to the sink staggering my way there and almost tripping on the step which separated the living room from the kitchen as my light-headedness made everything wobbly.
While at the
The female officer countenance changed and she became a bit bashful "Drunk? but we won't know that until we check it out... Sometimes the boy who cries wolf does actually sees one""What area did the call come from?" The chubby officer asked leaning in closer to the screen to find the location himself"That is a Log Chip domjnated area so if what you say was actually the case then don't you think that we would have gotten information from the GHA about a shooting incident?"On the police monitors which was specifically arranged by the GHA the location of people who had their Log Chip implanted would show up like landmarks with the log code number beside itThe officer was right and majority of the people who live around Brian had already gotten their chips implanted but since most of them weren't close enough to hear the gun shot or were close but the sound wasn't loud enough to be registered as a gun sh
They drove then came to a stop at the home of the drunk caller."So this is the place, what a lovely neighbourhood...I can't really imagine there being a criminal who shoots people living here"*CLICK*Officer John stepped out the car and walked towards the building while the chubby officer stayed inside looking pissed off at the whole situation.*DING* *DONG*Officer John pushed the door bell and after waiting for about a minute the door was opened by a lady with messy hair and smudged red lipstick who was also looking a bit intoxicated."What'd you want?" She said impolitely"Good day ma'am, I'm officer John Wallace and our hub got a call from this residence about a possible shooting" Officer John spoke nervously as this was his first real field case.*chew* *blow* *pop*The lady standing in front of him did nothing but blin
It takes about a couple of seconds for my brain to fully wake up after making a jump in time but because of the amount of time i spent in Amanda's body I needed a couple of minutes. My wake up time was based on how long I jumpedWhenever I returned was also based on the amount of time I spent outside my body divided by the number of hours in a day and the time it took my brain to recover was never static but the longer I stayed in the past the longer it took to recover.I had only done two test runs apart from landing in Amanda's mind so I lacked the full scale of information I needed to calculate the precise returning and recovery time but with the two jumps I had enough to guestimate the fractions*BLINK*Ten minutes later I opened my eyes to a hazy and blurry surrounding and the inconsistent beam of light from the flickering lightbulbs dangling above my head also stung my pupils but as the time went on grad
I regained consciousness and jolted upwards changing into a sitting position with my legs stretched forward on the floor and my hands palms flat on the floor behind my back and supporting my weight*PANT*With lowered head which made my chin to press against my chest area I started to hyperventilate as my sight was once again hazy.*COUGH*"What... was... that?!" my voice had lost a considerable amount of quality*spin*Still in the same position and hyperventilating I turned my head to the left and looked at my matrix and everything I saw was spinning around accompanied with a ringing noise Lodged in the deepest part of my ears making me to go dizzy and seasick. I did the same thing looking at my set up by my right and got the same experienceThere were also power cells and the power cell boxes on the floor right beside the table with my set up on it. I
What they had just done was prepare themselves and their surrounding area especially the concrete circle they stood on and the same coloured platform in the middle of it which was a milk brown colour for what was about to happen while everything was in the dark parts of the forest and surrounded by large towering trees.Without saying a word two of the cloaked cult members stepped out from their gathered position and went in the west direction with one walking over to the platform and taking the rope with him before joining with his partner who had turned around to wait for him*step* *crack*They both walked slowly stepping on some branches on the ground with their bare legs and cultivating some cuts on them but with not a single sound coming off of their well covered bodies as their covered cloaks mixed with the darkness of the entire forest concealed every ounce of their skin.They both walked side by side until
*GULP*With eyes agape and the rock in my hand trembling almost falling off I stood in shock as everything I feared had come into reality, there was someone in the back of the vanIt was a little kid, a girl not older than Amanda dressed in a white gown which had now caught on some dirt and all chained up to the floor of the van with bruises around her hands and feet gotten from pulling too hard on the chains in trying to free herself"What the f*CK is this?!" I exclaimed almost going out of breath in the processThe girl had her mouth muzzled so she wasn't able to speak out her words and the sight of myself suddenly and forcefully opening the door with a rock in hand and concealed identity had filled her with more terror than she was already experiencing as she pushed herself back defensively while crying but the chain wasn't long enough so she got pulled down before getting another bruise from the impact wit
For a second the image of the people in front of me doubled and overlapped each other "What... was that?"*RUB*I felt behind my neck and made contact with a foreign object, a tranquilizer dart "What the—" and everything started getting woozy and dark until I couldn't stand anymore and made my drop to the groundFrom the ground I saw another cloaked shadow walk up to me and then everything went completely black but I hadn't lost consciousnessI would momentarily get visuals of what was happening around me then go back to black again and in those short lived images I would see more and more cloaked individuals surround me then carry me as I felt my body being raised and taken somewhere*crack* *crack*Everything was dark but lit to an extent by the light from the moon when I was by the van but after being raised and taken through an unknown path the light from the moon got obst
"Does that also mean that every single one of you has also—?" his smile gave the answer I needed to know and stopped me from proceeding with my question*TCH* "What about the girl?""Well, as long as others are concerned, she no longer exists" He kept his smile plantedI looked at the unconscious girl tied on the platform for a quick minute then alternated to looking at the red cloaked leader through the side of my eye "...Who are you people? Taking out your Log Chip isn't as easy or a straight up process as it sounds"'Apart from myself only people of a certain privilege could manage to do what I did'*step*He took another step closer and was standing directly below me "For that we will have to thank you Mr Akin Samuels" he gave me a malicious stareThe utterance of my name made my heart to skip a beat *BADUM*"You know me?"