With trembling hands put the key in the ignition. Abruptly turned, looking in the rear view mirror. Faster, faster. Just to not be late. Now the delay could kill me. With this it`s not a joke. The city is no longer hiding place. No, it is only a trap! Now it’s time to save elderly parents. They are not guilty in anything. Come on, let’s start, dear! We went through so many troubles; you cannot fail me in this situation! Last time, please...
The machine dutifully shows her voice like a beloved dog. Knew it - had needed only to ask - the answer was not slow. I felt that just a little more time here and help will be not necessary... Hurry! Because I do not have time!!! Pressing in gas pedal and in a breakneck pace ride away from the last buildings of the city on the highway. Rain poured glass of my car, winning melody and drumming on the roof. I looked back - and my heart jumped wildly, nearly escaped to freedom through the matter of the body. Despite all my efforts to escape from it - a failure. Well, so be it !!! Maybe it's for the better?
I poked a finger on the button, but it`s not succumbed. Then pressed again and the radio broke the interference. Firmly holding the wheel with one hand, I turned another big wheel, trying to catch at least some station. And everywhere the same. Only noises that made me nervous. Suddenly, a male voice spoke loudly and clearly, " Radio Harbinger is saying. Be vigilant, citizens, try to avoid places where the storm can get to you. We will send news of his movement. Avoid travel! If possible, stay home! Alert! It is dangerous for your life! Currently sinister forces of nature moved to the city Poly and continue moving north toward Montesorry! "
I would press in pedal even harder, driving invisible whip my old horse to go on, but there were no marks. But I only raced alone, on a deserted road on meeting trouble. If possible, stay home! Easy to say! What if my parents are in Montesorry? I cannot leave them. And transfer ... who comes to mind during the storm output broadcast anything out of the ordinary serials and news? Now people are completely focused on other things - how not to die and survive the storm, for example, but not why the local team did not win the cup, though has all reasons for it.
Rain began drumming even more, and I barely saw the road. But half an hour later I have stopped seeing it, it seemed longer because I clearly saw all the surrounding beauty that sank in water and mud. In the air was the smell of dampness that flied to the interior of my car, as I immediately opened the window. A brief glance at the rearview mirror made it clear - i cannot stop, because the tornado was still behind me. The main catch!!! The car continued riding, and I kept one eye to look at the road, looking out the movement of the storm.
It took half an hour from the time I left the city, but still felt that was five minutes ago. I turned off the radio, because everywhere was only the warning. Rain was not visible, but deadly storm still was behind me. I cannot convey that sense of sadness and despair came over me the moment when I saw the town where I lived ten years of my life – was destroyed by tornado. The invisible hand led him and all the skyscrapers, supermarkets, casinos and other attributes of a megacity like puzzle scattered into pieces. I was now far from the city, but not from danger. Being glad was too early, but I consoled myself that at least i alive unlike those poor fellows who do not have time. Would not or could not, but still remained there.
I wonder why the track is so empty? Is no one escape, want to save his life? And once mentioned a radio message and realized all went north, and I rushed to the east. Exactly where the storm would come. Well, so be it. Human life is worth nothing if there is no one to die for!
Before me stretched an endless track - I knew that the ride is quite long and therefore looked into the windshield of the car and saw to my surprise, a huge cloud ahead. The wind intensified as stopping me. Something prompted that it is not necessary to go further, it should be turning somewhere in the roadside and wait, but I did not let the gas pedal and the car with the same breakneck pace continued to move the road.
The car raced and he appeared in front of me. In all its sinister glory. Strange. Looks like going back. I turned around. At his place. So I found myself between two tornadoes. Death is approaching quickly, as I do not press on the brakes. Felt like airflow pressing on the car and I squint in fear. I was ready for death, but did not want to die before I will save father and mother.
It took at least half an hour, at least so it seemed to me, after this terrible event. Sweat dropped from my forehead, and I did not open my eyes. I was afraid to meet death. It could seem even worse than I thought about it. When finally opened eyes, was surprised. Is it possible? The car was where I stopped and in front of me and there was nothing, only the night sky. No storm. Not anything! Only in twenty meters, exactly where I thought was a tornado, I saw a small silhouette. Light blue dress and blond hair. Girl 8-9 years. I drove closer and invited her into the car, she happily agreed. I looked in the rearview mirror - tornado was still behind . I asked the young creature, where to bring her - she replied that the nearest town. It was on the way. And I myself have had a Montesorry until there did not get a storm, and the child would be near people.
-You so kind that decided to ride me! - Fun uttered girl.
-And what else variant? You can freeze, is not the warm weather, moreover, there is a big storm behind - I must take you to a place where at least someone will take care of you! Why are not you at home? Where is your father or mother ???
The girl shrugged.
-Mammy I did not know, and my dad is at work. House we have not. We often move. It is easier. And for us and for them. We are close. Everything for them.
-Suffered people. Such like you. Dad helps them become better, me and my brother do this as well. Although father always angry at us. He say that we do not have to interrupt his business!!!
-And what exactly he do?
-People. Awaken their best features. Makes mention humanity.
-So he is psychologist?
-Scientist, yes, he studies the human soul!!! I also want to be just like him.
I smiled. It is ridiculous to hear from nine-year old girl that she wanted to become a psychologist, as a father. While we were talking, I'm not for a moment ceased to press the gas pedal. Now I was responsible not only for my life.
-How is your name?
-How greek goddess ... interesting, but do you know what it means?
-Not like a greek goddess. Always you all are mistaken!!! This is reduction -EoS. But in your language it would have sounded like EoS. Eye of the Storm.
Eye of the Storm. Eye of Storm ... EoS ...
Absurd! What these parents are? I would understand if they called her as a goddess, but not the eye of the storm! How should they not love child to call it so? But even more not love to leave it in such weather outside! Creepy little family!
-You father has a good imagination - I said shocked.
-Yes, it is wonderful! People need his help. And he comes to them to help. Hear their prayers. We all help you...
-Saving you from the horrors of the world ... too much evil make entire cities. They need help. They need cleaning
I looked out of the way to a girl. Only now my eyes fell on a small pendant in the form of lightning. There was a bright red button. Eos is twirling pendant in her hands, as would want to click on. I reached for it, but the girl suddenly recoiled.
-Father not like when I clicking it earlier than it should. Moreover, I do not want you to do it now. You will find your test. - She took off her pendant from his neck and hid in her hand, clenched fist.
-Test? What are you talking about, Eos?
-You do not escape from it. Boreas wants to meet with you. All in vain. - Suddenly she opened the window in the car and pointed a finger at tornado that raged far beyond us. - He was there. In rage. They suffer. And he does not care.
Boreas? What's the demon? Is it to say that her brother in the city, from which I only departed? Is there a boy? And he really suffers. Get in tornado apparently really horrible!!!
Maybe it is the reason of dying city ???
At night the horizon appeared the outlines of a small provincial town. Not far. I still have time to bring the girl and to save parents.
I turned right and drove deep into the city. Stopped middle of the square. I do not know what to do and what to say to this girl. Maybe she sick? Mentally ill? And escaped some hospital somewhere? Maybe not? Maybe fate gives me a chance to meet extraordinary person?
Hey, man, wake up! She is crazy, and you believe her? Are you the same?
I got out and opened the door for Eos.
-Here is the city, as you requested. Now tell me who the Boreas? Again some reduction? You know, I do not need help of a psychologist or someone else.
-Your parents. Boreas is followed today ... Bloody moon ...
-You do not meet with them. My father went to them already. You go there for nothing after so many years of absence. They are not. No one.
-Are you confused? Better go inside - pohriysya, if you frozen. All the best.
I turned and walked away. It was bad feeling,whem I talked to this girl. As if she knew more than me. It scared!
-It would be if I do that. Not now. I have cases here. 23:57!
Scary ... Fear covered me from head to toe. I took a look in the little eyes ... It seemed, I saw a whole universe. But the answer somewhere lost.
And what is the manner of speaking in riddles? In what schools teach this way?
23:45 - as reported by radio waves to me when I left the city and half-crazy gir behind l. I was happy that this burden left my shoulders. Now let residents Kurtzville take care of this seer or mentally ill person. And I - I have to make it back to parents. I rode quietly and not worrying about anything. The first two minutes. And then in the head through the gap words of the girl began to talk. Awaken their best features. Makes remember their humanity ... You will test your ... What she say? What test? Suddenly I found myself already and not distilled thought that the Eos was a psychopath. I began to believe her. But the explanation is not found. You will not escape from it. Boreas want to meet with you ... She never gave an answer, who is he. Maybe it's her father? Maybe it's his name ??? But why would it be called the father of his daughter so??? Brother. Well, of course, brother. But what I have to do with it?
Suddenly, thunder behind me gave voice. The entire neighborhood was trembling. I returned and, horror of horrors, saw behind ...that the town, where I left Eos were tornadoes. Sharp move and I forced the car to change direction and has gone back to town. The chance that the girl survived was small, but I was hoping for it. Hoping to save her because I was owed that has brought her there. Moreover, she could answer my question. If she wants. Now I did not care that went near death. That is entering the city I expose myself to danger. I accuse myself for the death of a small girl, if now do nothing. With a speed of intergalactic rocket, I flew to the city. Tornado was here, grabbing objects and people. In the city center, I saw all the same small figure of EOS. She smiled to me. Spread hands and circled around it and was whirlwind. The last thing I saw was an electronic scoreboard that fell before my by car. Before my eyes flashed figures - 23:57
Suddenly, the whirlpool seized me, but now I closed my eyes. I pressed the pedal, but nothing helped. I wanted to save Eos, although he realized the truth. Her eyes were smiling happily to me and then - an abyss. Machine thrown whirlwind, flew into the building and hit so that even bent. I felt as aching bones ... Darkness hug me with soft blanket, and my ears heard the voice of Eos: "It would be better if I do it. 23:57 »