ΩΑΔα.10.10.2012.01:23:17

Malachi stood at the edge of the observation rail and looked down into the reactor as is began to light up for the first time. He’d imagined this moment at least a thousand times over the last 28 months alone, not to mention the countless times he’d fantasized alone in his room at night, or staring out the window when he should have been paying attention in class.

His pulse quickened and he felt a warm rush of adrenaline as blue light flooded the chamber three stories below him. He realized instantly just how bright it was about to become, and quickly pulled his protective glasses down over his eyes. He turned to remind the others, but they were already wearing their eyewear.

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An Accidental Ascension

“Hey you.”

Jessica had a way of intoning those two words that somehow made them only for Stephan, in a way that communicated her love to him, and immediately took him back in his mind to when they had met 3 years earlier. He flashed on how engrossed he’d been in his book, but for some unknown reason that still eluded him, his attention was suddenly broken, and he looked up just as Jessica entered the classroom. Their eyes met, and the smile that passed her lips was a timeless as the Mona Lisa herself. He suspected, but did not truly grasp at the moment, how intertwined both their intellectual and romantic lives would become.

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