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|The dreamer (standard:Psychological fiction, 2279 words)|
|Author: Dark River||Added: Oct 29 2003||Views/Reads: 2228/1264||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Is it a dream? Is it reality? Read and find out what's in Martin's mind...|
A child laugh was heard in the room dull lighted. Martin startled. He put the blanket aside, rose off the soft bed and looked at the door. He saw the figure of a child who seemed to be no more than five years old. The light got brighter and brighter. Martin's heartbeat became irregular and so strong that he instinctively took his hand to his heart. “Josh is that you?” asked Martin and one could feel the panic in his voice. He looked at the child but he couldn't clearly see his face, though the child got closer and closer. “Josh is that you? Say something. It's me ... your father.” The child said nothing he reached over to Martin as if he had wanted to be taken in his arms. Martin was wonderstruck. Although the room was properly lighted the child's face was completely in the dark. “Josh?” murmured Martin. The child took one more step reaching over to the man in front of him. Martin bent to the child with a fearful heart. He wanted to take him in his arms. Next second he grew pale and released the child who fell to the ground disintegrating himself... “Martin, Martin, wake up!” The familiar sound of his assistant's voice stirred no reaction. She shook Martin's arm. “Martin, wake up! You will miss the performance. The room is almost full.” The man took his hands to his eyes and began rubbing them. “Jenna, is that you?” “Yes, Martin, it's me, but hurry up, you are supposed to enter the Alpha room in a few seconds.” “Wait for me outside please! I'll be right up”, sad Martin in a hoarse voice. Jenna distanced herself slowly from Martin's bed and walked to the door. One must know that Jenna stood by Martin from the moment he had been captured on the planet Akrossya. When he was brought on Neezeria, Jenna had been appointed his assistant by Chronos, the Neezerian who had captured Martin. Her job was to take care of Martin and make sure that he felt more than comfortable. The Neezerians where solitary due to the huge distances that separated their planet from others. Although they possessed the latest technology their behavior and their lifestyle were not civilized. They were primitive. The Neezerians were tall; men reached two and half meters height. Most of them had long hair which was worn in loops. Their dark eyes were emphasized by their bony faces. After a few moments of waiting, Jenna heard the door of Martin's room opening. He showed up on the doorway, his eyes still retaining the traces of sleep. “Martin, hurry up, we must begin at once. Chronos is waiting for you in the Alpha room.” “What does he want from me?” asked Martin. “Come and you will find out. How could I know what he wants? I don't think he will be very happy when he finds out that you have slept.” “I don't care. I will sleep again anyway and he will get what he wants.” The two passed through a large corridor, tasteless, decorated by Chronos' housekeeper. There were rough dusty carpets on the floor and a few cockroaches were passing on unhindered. A door made of iron appeared on the left. Jenna pressed a golden button near the door and she uttered some words which Martin could not understand. The door Click here to read the rest of this story (184 more lines)
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