Alienation Series: Volume Three
The stranger continued but ignored the question. “Your baby has a purpose beyond anything you can imagine. The choice you make right now will determine the direction of the entire world.”
“Who are you!” Ayan again demanded.
The old wooden beams moaned under the weight of moving drywall; another explosion rocked the side of the massive two-hundred-year-old mansion. With the power gone, the emergency lighting was just bright enough to keep evacuees on track for escape. Most had remained calm enough to make it to the exits, however, some of us felt it was too soon for surrender.
Another explosion shook the ground from under my feet. Helplessly, I tumbled straight back. My skull took the brunt of the fall, bouncing hard off the carpeted, hardwood flooring. Stars flashed in and out of my vision for a few seconds, but I managed to fight back to my feet just in time to feel a giant meat hook-like hand lift me onto my feet. “No time for napping, Captain,” a sarcastic voice chided.
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