The Bendersons: Kidnapped at K7 by Leanne Schroder - HTML preview
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I laid down and was almost asleep when I heard somebody shuffling at the end of the corridor. I listened while as the footsteps came closer and decided to investigate. I walked down the passageway and saw someone who resembled Merlin the magician. “Hi, who are you,” said the elderly gentleman.
“I am Tam,” I said, not knowing what to say.
“Pleased to meet you, Tam, and I am Hare,” said the elderly gent peering at me and trying to find his way. “I have lost my way.”
“Where do you have to go, Hare?”
“To the junction as I have to be there soon as I am one of the higher workers,” he said, looking downcast.
“OMG, AM I DREAMING OR WHAT,” I thought to myself while looking at the thin figure wearing a silver robe with Triad written all over it. “Okay, but I really do not know my way around this place, Hare,” I said.
“Now, Tam, how long have you been hostage here?”
“Around six months or so,” I said.
“I have been here over 10 years,” sighed the hare. “Now we can continue our chat and you can show me the way to the Junction as my eyes are failing. Show me the way via the green strip and that should lead you to the junction. Is it in front of you, Tam?”
“Yes it is,” I smiled, walking with the Hare.
“Now, who are you sleeping next to…at your quarters?”
“A guy by the name of Spike,” I said not giving any further information.
“Well I have heard of him and I am warning you to be on guard when he is around,” Hare responded.
“Why, what has he done as I have only seen him once and that was only briefly,” I lied, thinking now that I had to deal with resident evil next door.”What I meant, Tam,” replied Hare, seeing my concerned face, “is that he is a keeper and if you managed to get a bloke like that then you are lucky to have him. He tried to get my brother Owl out of this place, but the Walf’s associates caught him in the act. He was lucky to not have been killed for his actions, but he is now put in a position of doing the most mundane work here, just plain laboring at the power grid when he could be exposing the Walf’s evil deeds to the world and bringing the whole organization down.”
“Wow,” I said as we followed the green stripe through hallways and corners until we reached the junction between the two mountains. “Here we are, Hare, and it says the Junction,” I faltered looking at the sign in front of me. At the same time a new person arrived and gave greetings to Hare.
“Hello, is that you Spock,” said Hare, wincing his eyes. “This kind lady, Tam, from the other side brought me here and you can take me now to the other mountain. Do you want to come with me Tam, and see the other mountain side?”
“Of course, and by the way aren’t you the new girl for the computer hackers?”
“Well yes and how do you know that,” I asked Spock curiously.
“Well, the news here travels fast,” Spock replied as he pressed a few buttons and then the door opened.
“OMG,” I thought to myself and could not believe my yes. It was unlike anything I had ever seen as we stood on a viewing platform looking out over several stories of people moving around everywhere like ants in the ants movie. “Is this all inside the mountain?”
“Yes it sure is, and it is set up by the Walf to provide all that we need to be a self-sufficient society with no need of the outside world,” Spock replied.
“This is awesome! Now where will I be working?”
“Over here, Tam,” said Spock, pointing to where the purple door was situated. “That is where the computer hackers are hard at work keeping track of the outside world, so you are on the up and up here, Tam.”
“I am flattered Spock but I am really not that good at computers,” I said.
“Well the Walf begs to differ on your train of thought; he is like that you know.”
“I have only met him once for a meal,” I said.
“Wow he must think the world of your ability, Tam,” beamed Spock proudly.
Suddenly, feeling overwhelmed by the situation, I asked to be shown the way home. “Now Tam, just go the way you came, but first follow the purple stripe and once that stops follow the green strip and it is 10 doors to the right and then you are home. Are you okay with that,” asked Spock, smiling with his thin face.
“Yes and I was suppose to pick up my new uniform,” I said.
“Oh that is no problem, Tam. It just here,” said Spock holding my shoulder gently and guiding me to the counter. The young girl appeared to know who I was. She handed me a parcel and asked me to sign off. I did just that and said goodnight to my kind new friends.
Fortunately, the route was just as Spock had described. I was soon sound asleep and more than ever determined to make it out of this place alone, realizing that David and Jenny must be worried about me.
The next day, I could hear the breakfast trolley arriving and I prepared for my new day on the job. Spike came in and smiled, “How is sleeping beauty today and here is your uniform Tam.”
“Gee thanks, Spike, but I already got it last night. Sorry Spike.”
“That is okay, I was wondering why a uniform had already been given to you, but I thought you did not know the way to the Junction, Tam,” asked Spike curiously.