Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Learner


                              PREFACE 

            He is coming for me.
            I have no clue how I know this—a premonition has never happened to me in this manner before—I just do. My species is powerful. Far more powerful than my hosts; nevertheless, we are unable to read minds, nor can we predict the future. Still, the perception that I am about to be discovered is undeniable.
            If I hadn’t been on this particular bus, none of what’s about to happen would be affecting me. And if I hadn’t passed out, he never would have found me. For one of only a few times during my sojourn here on Earth, I experience a profound unease. Even fear. And intense unremitting pain.
            He is going to find me. This is inevitable. I’m unable to move. Escape, impossible. I’m too incapacitated. Yet somehow I must save myself, preserve my being; otherwise, I’ll be forced to leave before my time here is done.
            I have no choice, I tell myself. My rulers would order, “NayéLi, leave your body.”
           And I would say, “No.”
            Let him find me.
            What concerns me most, though, more than being discovered, is that I harbor no inkling of what will happen next.
            Just that it will change...everything!



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