EX/WHI :: Part Seventeen

Previous Part :: Next Part His intelligence is impressive: able to translate her notes into a truth that now galvanises them both. The memory before Chris’ demise is of the Embankment, and afterwards of Big Ben, which does not necessarily assume they’ll visit the locations in that order whilst logically heading west. It is just … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Seventeen

EX/WHI :: Part Sixteen

Previous Part :: Next Part The suitability of this match has already exceeded expectations. Watching him work, Ami begins to understand just how complex a relationship she’s been inserted into, that their captors have considered long and hard exactly who from humanity would be abducted. Her initial assumption for their removal was simple: pick any … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Sixteen

EX/WHI :: Part Thirteen

Previous Part :: Next Part Chris is awake, bolt upright from cold, wet grass, looking around in terror, pretty sure that he was dead about thirty seconds earlier. This will be the second time his heart has stopped whilst in active service: considering where the last one took place, it is considerably less stressful to … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Thirteen

EX/WHI :: Part Twelve

Previous Part :: Next Part This is a dream, same one from last night as time itself shifts slightly off centre, out of focus. Her memory is of what is now happening: not deja vu, but something more fluid, insubstantial yet holding cast iron appearance of reality. Ami’s whole body hurts simultaneously: heavy-limbed and tight-necked, … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Twelve

EX/WHI :: Part Ten

Previous Part :: Next Part Arrival This place looks, fees and smells like London, but is anything but. Looking down from Tower Hill, to the Bridge on their right, not a car is in sight. Buildings are reproduced in a detail that beggars belief, and whilst they feel very solid none can be entered. Chris … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Ten

EX/WHI :: Part Nine

Previous Part :: Next Part It’s a second before Chris grasps who Ami is talking to, that her honesty and intelligence might count for something if they’re no longer trapped in such an enclosed space. Looking outside, there’s no doubt this won’t be London they’re walking into, but what happens after that would be far … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Nine