by: Carla L. Sierra Arzuffi
Chapter seven: The ferris wheel
I remember when I was younger that I used to think that maybe I was different because I was meant for something great, something more; but of course it never crossed my mind that I was supposed to save my whole town from an endless sleep, from being controlled by the elders. What if they didn't want to be saved? What if they didn't want to wake up? Maybe they where happy in their fake happiness, maybe they where better off, not knowing the truth, never waking up. Getting old on a bed while dreaming their life's, away from real danger, turning into dust, never really moving. Was that life? Was that better?
As I was lost in thought Peter took my hand,
"Mary, are you okay?"
"I dont know" I couldn't sit any longer, so I got up and started pacing in circles round the cliff.
"This is all very confusing Peter, I have million of questions"
"I know you do" Peter said pushing himself off the ground. "I did too, but its difficult to explain it all. You have to do it, and when you wake up, I don't know how, but everything will make sense. The world is waiting Marie, life is waiting"
Peter walked towards me, he took my hands into his. "Listen, I know you must think you are going crazy, and you have too much in your plate right know, that this is too much, but just as you were meant to this, I was meant to help you, we are bound together"
I looked right into Peter eyes, he was so sure of everything, he was Peter, and even though everything felt crazy and confusing I knew I could trust him.
"Mary" Peter whispered "I love you, I have always loved you, I don't know why I didn't say it before, before all of this, but I don't want it to be too late".
I didn't expected it but Peter kissed me, he softly put his lips into mine and we kissed. I felt light. I felt the world. I felt alive. And I knew what I must do.
This is not life, sleeping is no life. Everyone deserved the truth, they deserved to wake up. They deserved living.
After we kissed we just stood there quietly for a few moments.
"What must I do?" I said now determined to put a stop to the elders control over all of us. Peter smiled.
"Dont you remember, in the book, "The fair of the deceased", what happened before everyone realized that is was all an illusion and they could all leave?"
"Tommy fell of the ferris wheel" I said remembering what Old Tom had wrote.
"Exactly, he didn't die, so that was a big shock and they all knew something was wrong"
"But we don't have a ferris wheel here"
"No we don't" Peter said "but we have the main building, the elders building, in town"
"The tallest building. Wait, you expect me to jump from it?"
"Yes, but you must first make a scene, so everyone sees you"
"Are you crazy?, I cant just jump of a building, Im gonna die"
"No you wont" Peter said "Thats the thing, you wont die. You cant die in a dream"
To be continued....
We are getting closer and closer to the end, can you feel it?