Through the streets they fled, jumping over walls, crawling under fences. People everywhere, nowhere to hide. Chaos ruled.
Mildred jumped the fence to the railway, ran down the tracks. The tunnel. He could hide in there, maybe he could be safe.
He ran down into the deep darkness. He stopped, catching his breath. What is happening?
-Hey! He heard from the dark. -Are you OK?
-I.. I think so, but I I don’t know if I’m thinking straight. What’s going on? What the fuck is going on!?
-I don’t know, the man said. He could see him now. An old man in a military uniform. Stars on his shoulders. -I mean, I don’t know what the consequences will be. But I do know what happened.
Mildred looked at him in disbelief. The old man continued.
-We opened a gate. A gate to somewhere dark, a place we should never have seen. We were doing military research, working on a new weapon. I don’t know the details, I’m no scientist. All I know is that we found ourselves staring into an abyss. Then the abyss stared back…