So, where have I been? That's a long, long story. Multiple parts ahead. I have been...in and out of it for a while. I was trying to keep up with you all and post comments. But, every once in a while I was incapacitated.
I'm sure many of you were catching on. Don't know why Jack didn't. The Agency was holding me. That's where S was going every weekend. They brought her to visit me. In the med-bay on-site. How did I get there? Well, (the late; more on that later) Commander Cartwright had hired someone who could use the Path. That person came into the room at the exact second before the failsafe killed me. (Which also prior knowledge on their part.) He brought me to their Alaskan base. I was put into the med-lab. From there, they were trying to remove the Azoth from my system. It didn't work as planned. I fell into a coma. While in said coma, I...noticed a lot.
- Cartwright murdered the man in cold blood. He called the guy 'an abomination' before shooting him in the back of the head. Multiple times.
- S was brought in and briefed on the situation. They were expecting me to 'come-to' quicker if there was someone who I knew talking to me.
- Cartwright wanted to (and eventually did) make me his second-in-command.
- However, he still didn't like me.
-Carter? Is it really you? It's been so long! Come on in, I'm sure the others would like too know that you're here!
It was Alan. Exactly as I remembered him. I started asking myself where I was. I was too shocked to say anything.
-Hey, guys! Carter's finally arrived!
"Where am I? How did I get here? How are you here?"
-To answer the first, I don't know. To answer the others, you're dead. And so am I.
Footsteps were heard. Jamie, Tim, and Alyson came from upstairs.
"Dead? I'm...dead? This is where..."
I trailed off. I was surprised. He explained to me that they all ended up there as they died. He told me that Seven was actually a good cook, and was cooking the dinner for that night. The others got to us as he finished.
Jamie spoke first- Carter! (I was given a long hug) It's so nice to see you again! (It was a few minutes until she finally let go) I've missed you.
I didn't know what to say. It was surprising to see them all again. Especially her. I still felt guilty about her death. Then, Tim and Alyson came over and shook hands with me. They chose the left hand, showing knowledge of what had occurred.
Alan spoke-The Council is reunited! (this had been received by some laughing and smiles) If you all don't mind, I need to talk to him. You'll all get your chance. After all, we have an eternity! (more laughs. Everyone gave me one last smile before going back to wherever they were before.) Let me give you the grand tour, come on.
He started leading around the house. It had everything needed to live in. Bedrooms, a kitchen, bathrooms, a pantry, sitting rooms, entertainment rooms, libraries full of books, and much more. He explained that the house restocks supplies on its own every week. He also explained that the libraries update info based on what events are occurring in the world. Which is how they found out about my arm. Based off of what they learned, the house could likely be one of many in the forest. They've never found another, but it's hard to believe that there are only six people in this place. In a lot of the sitting rooms were trophies. Artifacts from ancient civilizations. Some looked future-like. There were also paintings. Hundreds of them. Men and women of different races and ages. I couldn't see anything alike between them. The house was amazing.
I'll continue in the next post, we're hitting some major turbulence right now and Raven squad needs help securing equipment. I'll try to respond to any comments. Next post should be on the way soon.
It's been far too long,