OverLand: Chapter 1*The Advent Crossroads* "The corners of the map have not been filled in, son." There was nothing....endless nothing. Blackness, sparked by the begining of conciousness, interrupted by only the feeling of falling. A voice rang out, a calm one, speaking as a father to one's son. The voice seeped out gentle sounds, to be heard by one and one alone. The only word that could be interpreted was at the end of the abstract noise. His head reeling, he felt as if he were floating in water, "AWAKEN" the voice reverberated off everything in the realm he was in. His eyes burst open."Why, dad?" He awoke to see air, all around him. He was falling from the sky. As he jerked around to face the world below he saw a massive dessert stretching to the horizon in every direction. He landed in a large hill of white sand, sending up clouds of dust."Because, my son, the world is still being created." &
In Real-Time: Phase 6-------Phase 6------- The world marches on, as it always does.No one had seen Mark in days. Sherry was worried and everyone else was full of concern. Something celestial filled the air in Tahoma, giving everyone a feeling of uneasiness. The only thing Sherry could think of was, "What if what brought him..back......was only...temporary..." She refused to think about the thought any longer. He must have had some sort of business to...handle. No one had seen Mark since the night he had payed Jack a visit.Jack sat on the couch in his den, Violet in his arms. They hadn't left eachother's person in two days. The bond wasn't exactly natural anymore, but they were intoxicated by eachother's company. "I've missed you so much...I can't describe the joy I have to you." He said as they pulled eachother closer. He didn't know what to do now, his life goal was to get back his beloved Violet, and he had...What to do now?Amy, the lead
In Real-Time: Phase 5-------Phase 5------- Mark was lost in thought, he had been for days. What am I? Why me? How am I here again? The impossibilities circulated in his head. The stars were visible, but only in the northern sky. The orange glare from the power plant blurred the southern sky. He watched the stars a lot. Him and the rest of them would hang out on the roof of The little convenient store where Mark would normally loiter. They knew the guy who owned the building so they could come and go as they pleased. That night Shanon and Jake met up with Sherry and Mark on the roof. James showed up later. They never talked much when they were hanging out on the short little building. It was an unspoken rule between them...that was a place for contemplation. They would lay back and look up at the sky, or sometimes they'd look out over the horizon. When they were there they'd get lost in deep thought. In a way, that place pulled them closer, but It also pushed them away from the rest of the world.