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'and so comes the dawn'...

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-03-27 00:00:00

(note, you shoudl have read SM's story before reading this, since it takes place right afterwards.)

Tridus feels consciousness slowly returning to him, slowly... painstakingly slowly...

at first its just a vague awareness, senses that his mind can't yet process into something useful...

then the realization that what he is seeing is the roof... what he is hearing is the sounds that are familiar outside his cottage...

at the same time, control of his body was returning... he could feel his eyes, could direct them to look at different parts of the roof... underneath his hands and arms was something, he couldn't tell quite what... but not his polished hardwood floor... his feet... his feet felt cold.

unsure of what else to do, he tried to sit up, and was rewarded with a wave of dizziness that quickly sent him back down onto his back.

so he waited... more senses came back to him... agonizingly slowly, but still they returned... he became aware that most of his body ached... that his feet were cold, and seemingly getting colder... and that something was missing...

moving his arms a little bit and feeling around, he noticed that what felt like a table was around him...

trying once again to get up, he was slowly able to lift himself into a sitting position... the room was spinning, but it was manageable.

the spinning slowly subsided, and he noticed more things about his surroundings... the table he had borrowed from some friends in Montreal all those years ago was in less then ideal condition... the door to his cottage sat wide open sending air from the cold Northern Quebec night blowing into his cottage...

yes... thats right, his cottage. his cottage, his home... and he had a guest...

slowly looking around the room, he couldn't see his guest... maybe whoever attacked him had done the same and taken him... maybe he had left... maybe they were somehow working together...

he put a hand to his head, the attempt at reasoning made his head throb... figuring it was probably a concussion causing that problem, he resolved to simply make it over to the chair sitting not too far away, and he managed to painstakingly crawl his way over and into it...

after sitting there for a few minutes, enough of his senses had cleared that he realized he needed help...

"Sashie, call the hospital." The words came instinctively.

However, unlike what his instincts expected, a response never came.

"Sashie?"

Again, no response came, and something told him something was very wrong.

Mustering the energy to look around, he scanned the room as quickly as the dizziness would allow, and noticed that something was missing, but couldn't quite figure out what...

'ugh... I'm too old for this nonsense' he thought as he laid back in the chair. 'it doesn't make sense... someone... he... he... SM_007.. yeah... thats right... was here... I was sitting over there... someone knocked on the door... I got up to answer it... and flew back and landed on the table with Sashie...'

Tridus looked at the table.

'SASHIE!'

Fear sliced through the dizziness engulfing his mind like a hot sword through butter, at least briefly..

He jumped up and tried to dash over to the table to look for his laptop, but after two steps was overtaken by the dizziness and collapsed into a heap on the floor, just as the pizza guy was walking in.

Chuck the pizza guy - Tri dude you ok!?

Chuck sets the pizza down on a small coffee table, closes the door, and then goes over to Tridus quickly to check on him.

Chuck - dude you look horrible... what happened??

Tridus - *groan* sashie... just...

Chuck - dude... I'm gonna call a doctor or something...

Tridus - no... *groan* just... get me to... the... chair... and look for... sashie...

Chuck - you mean that computer of yours? Sure.... sure...

Chuck the pizza guy helps Tridus back into the chair he was sitting in before trying to run around, then looks around the cottage for a few minutes.

Chuck - its not here dude.

Tridus - ... *sigh* thanks...

Chuck - did it get stolen or something?

Tridus - *very wearily* probably...

Chuck - that sucks dude.. wnat me to call the cops?

Tridus - no... just.... just go...

Chuck - ... alright... you take care.

With that, Chuck departs, leaving Tridus sitting in the chair, gazing out the window with glazed eyes and an empty heart.

Night passed and the morning light descended upon the cottage, but the scene inside had not changed. Eveuntally, the sun shining into his eyes through a window finally awoke Tridus from his daze.

However, after that, he still couldn't think straight, and all that came to mind was a sense of loss... and a burning desire to find out who had done this and make them pay... and thinking of SM_007, anyone the least bit involved... they would all pay, just as soon as he mustered up the will to get up and fight again...

"If there were no words, no way to speak... I would still hear you..." - Martina McBride

'and so comes the dawn'... - Tridus - 2000-03-27 00:00:00
-Good narrative storee, but one question... - SM_007 - 2000-03-27 00:00:00
--Hehe - rRaminrodt - 2000-03-27 00:00:00
---Well, it's always good to have some lesser villains to keep our heroes distracted... - SM_007 - 2000-03-28 00:00:00
--no, because... - Tridus - 2000-03-27 00:00:00
---I...see... - SM_007 - 2000-03-27 00:00:00