• Vol. 02
  • Chapter 09
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Where Am I?

"Is anybody there?"
"Can anybody tell me where I am?"

This is so weird; I mean I can't even remember how I ended up here and I definitely wasn't here before. Maybe if I shouted a bit louder, made a bit more noise, somebody might listen, might come for me.

"Is there anybody there?"
"Is there anybody who can let me know where I am and what I'm doing here?"

I don't know what it is, but I get the feeling I'm being watched; but by who? and why? And if I am right, and there is somebody watching me closely, studying my every move, then why don't they reveal themselves?

I take in my surrounding. I'm evidently in a cornfield, a glorious sunset on my left, a complete contrast to where I was a second or two ago. It was night-time and I was crossing a main road, my headphones blaring the sounds of U2 into my ears, oblivious to the world. I think the last thing I remember seeing is a bright white light speeding towards me and I felt a sharp pain in my hip; then a sensation of vertigo and giddiness. Shutting my eyes tightly, I opened them to find myself here.

"Hello darling."


Where Am I?

I turn around and swear I can see my father, the same father who was taken from me years ago. All I can do is blurt out the word "dad".
"I hoped I wouldn't see you here this soon."
I want to hug him, close the distance between us, but something is holding me back. He picks up on my hesitancy.
"Don't be afraid, you're perfectly safe here."
"Free from hurt and harm; nothing and nobody can touch you here."
"Where am I? Where is here?"
"Here is sanctuary, darling."
"What do you mean?"
"Look at this sunset, isn't it beautiful? And this field..."
"Dad, don't change the subject; I wound up here and I don't know how."
He looked crestfallen. "You ended up in the same place that I did because you don't belong in the world anymore."
"What are you saying, dad?"
"I'm saying you're here with me now."
"Here, where's here?" I'm getting angry now.
"Have you not figured that out for yourself?"
"Dad, stop playing games and tell me where I am."
"You're in heaven, sweetheart."