Continued from February 26, 2018
“I think you may have been a little harsh with him.” Claire said as she walked into the lobby.
“I couldn’t stop myself. He needed to understand that he is not actually in charge of anyone here. The others are preparing as we speak.” Justin said.
“Are they going to attack this building?” She asked.
“They might.” Justin said as he shrugged, “They might not. I believe that they are scared and lost. Much like you were when this all started.”
“You weren’t scared?” Claire asked.
“I was uncertain, but when I was shown the possible futures in store for me I found comfort in that knowledge.” He replied.
Claire chose to remain silent the rest of the trip upstairs. She wondered what exactly Justin had seen when this started, but thought better of asking. She had made up her mind. She was going to go against everything Daniel and Beth had wanted her to do and team up with Goldman to bring everyone back.
“Can I speak with you, Daniel?” She asked when they reached their floor.
“Of course!” Daniel replied, “Follow me.”
He led her down the hall to an apartment at the end. Inside he had erected a shrine that contained nearly every religion she could remember, and several that she couldn’t. In front of the shrine incense and candles burned filling the entire apartment with a musky odor that was fairly unpleasant to her.
“Can we open a window or something?” She coughed.
“Oh, sorry.” Daniel said as he rushed over and opened the window letting the air circulate through the apartment. Claire wasn’t sure if it had made it worse or not, but resigned herself to the fact that she was going to have to deal with it.
“Daniel, what do you know about what’s happening?” She asked. “I need to know everything.”
“If you have the time, I’d be happy to tell you the story.” Daniel replied, motioning to a cushion on the floor.
“I think time is all we have right now.” She said as she made herself as comfortable as possible on the floor.
“Alright then, do you prefer the dramatic or the traditional?” He asked as he produced an ancient looking book.
“Alright then.” Daniel replied looking slightly defeated. “So, from what this book tells me, all of this was set in motion a long time ago, like at the time of the first creation of humans. The Creator loved us, we were adaptable, and survivable. We could create and marvel at our creation, just like the Creator. There was only one flaw to our creation, we were self destructive. In every major cataclysm throughout history, we were the cause of our own undoing. When the cataclysm would come upon us, two select groups representing the way things used to be and another for the rebirth of our species would be chosen. They would then go forward, and so far anyway, the rebirth group has triumphed over the other.”