Aside

Ch 2; pg 2

Brit gathered her things as the train was coming to a stop.  When she stepped off the platform of the train station she got her first real glimpse of the city.  She hesitated, she had no idea where to go.  Having never been to Themiscyra City before, she wasn’t exactly familiar with the layout.  She was headed to the Quartz Tower, a landmark in the region and the building that held her new place of work. Just as she was about to ask someone how to find it that same, annoying red headed man came up and tapped her on the shoulder.  She turned around and all she could do was sigh.

“By the way,” he said,” my name is Mellvin. And I can tell you are already lost.”

“Thanks, yes…Mellvin.” she replied unenthusiastically, “I’m looking for the Quartz Tower.”

“Actually, I’m headed there myself. Follow me!” he began walking and immediately took a left down a grimy road heading diagonally through the city. Of course, she thought as she followed along, next I’m going to find out that he works in the desk right next to me and I’ll never get rid of this guy. He was talking the whole time and Brit was so preoccupied with trying to seem interested in whatever it was he did for her company, he did indeed work in the same place, that she didn’t really notice that they had taken about six wrong turns. By the time she finally did notice how lost they really were, the Quartz Tower was in sight and straight ahead of them.

“Tada!” Mellvin boasted,” I told you, this map of mine always gets me to where I’m going. It’s enchanted, you know, adapts to real-time street directions.”

“Are you kidding me!” Brit couldn’t help raising her voice out of frustration. “That must have been the most convoluted path we could have taken, it’s been nearly an hour since we left the train station!”

Mellvin looked at her, a little puzzled at her lack of appreciation and said, “But…now, we’re here!” ending with a note of excitement.

“Well, yeah…” Brit paused, unwilling to quash her new “friend”‘s enduring positivity she once again sighed, “Come on, lets go inside.”

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One thought on “Ch 2; pg 2

  1. “It’s enchanted, you know”… And just like that, it becomes a question of whether you’ve suddenly revealed this story as a work of fantasy, or Mellvin is simply glorifying a perfectly reasonable GPS app grounded in realistic fiction. Or to phrase it more simply, ‘now I’m curious’.

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