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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Son of the river

this is chapter 2 of my story "Swimming up the current" which I wrote long time ago! Hope you'll enjoy.

Son of the river

The same scenario occurred and the boy got the letter, and of course he loved the idea, he sent a message down the stream telling the guy down the river that he will start moving in 4 days which mean that they will meat after 6 days according to their calculations.

And so he did, he left his family after 4 days without telling them, he didn't feel any sorrow regarding that, he was so connected to the river that he didn't care about his family, his life was centered around the river and what it could provide to him, he walked and walked, two days passed and nothing .. nothing changed, still the same trees animals and water but no one around, he kept walking for four days without any trace of anyone or any guy, the silence that surrounded him made him feel scared he couldn't go on anymore so he decided to go back, on the way the river was his only companion, eating its fish and drinking its water and four days passed on his way back home.

Still no signals "I didn't change my course! I should be home by now ..." those thoughts made him more and more afraid, by the fourth day noon he reached the area where he lived! Where he used to play, write his letters… but there was no one, he was sure of it! He couldn't find his house, he wept... he went to the village but no one there, he spent that day by the river thinking, then for days he walked up the river , down the river, but no one would appear, he is all alone now.

Time passed, he couldn't realize how much, his loss was so big that he stopped counting days, and finally he decided to stop and start living again... he built a new house where his family used to live, he lived by the river and it became the only thing that takes care of him, he grew up, years have passed in which the river didn't change its current direction, it kept going down, he became the son of the river for it was his father, mother and all family, all the world.

He started to forget about his family until that day when he woke up with this strange feeling of sorrow and longing for his family, he went out of the house and saw something he haven't seen for a while, the river was going up in a very angry way !, he stared at it and there was a bottle !, he rushed toward it with feelings of fear and confusion, he opened the bottle, a message inside, it was his family this time "help us son, you must find us, we are you are only family and we love you", there was a symbol down the message it was the letter M inside a circle drawn in a creepy way, the symbol glowed and dark smoke started to go out from it, it filled the area around him, he felt paralyzed, it kept going out until the sky turned dark, the weather chilly and the water so warm, he felt so lonely like never before, he lost his mind he loves no one now, he has no feelings, he is just a figure standing by a river within a dark sky, the son of the river is lost.

End of chapter 2
...To be continued


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