2318:Rebirth, Part 8
2318:Rebirth, Part 8
2318:Rebirth, Part 8.
sudden encounter and quick chat on the roof were still echoing in my
mind when I ran on the streets.
“They are already looking for you. Aunt Aliva just got arrested. She sent me to tell you, you need to hurry.”
“How did you find me?”
just got arrested, I repeated in my head to myself with sadness.
don’t have time for talking. They are scanning the city now and any
moment they can locate you. You need to reach the underground as soon
sirens on the street and the noise of the helicopters now seemed to
sound extremely close, but I didn’t want to move my head in any
direction. The mask that my visitor wore to protect his identity,
didn’t let me look anywhere else. Unknown symbols were running
on it with vibrant colors that reflected the city’s neon lights
back. Cold breeze arrived from the south, and a flock of birds flew away
scared from the noises.
closest metro was close to Cytech, and thanks to the note that I got
from the visitor, I could easily find it.
52nd district, like at other places of the city, public transportation - especially the underground - has stopped
working since eighty years because of the virus. The people
eventually became carriers of the virus despite the vaccine, and as
they still carried and spread it through public transportation,
authorities realized that and prohibited to use of any mass transit.
Their method was simple and very straightforward: the very few resistants, who still dared to use any of the public vehicles, have
been eliminated. On spot.
The metro, during the eighty years of abandonment, has turned into an underground, wildly beautiful world. Gangs of mutants gathered together there, and they lived their miserable life always in dark, and always in fear of the sudden police attacks that randomly were taking place. Since the metro’s underground channels were out of usage for so long, the pipes got damaged and destroyed and eventually got broken. There was nothing to stop the flood down there, and the water became the main life source of the underground life, as it always has been since the beginning of time.