Chapter Fourteen: A long time ago
He was not a kid—he was an adult. In fact he was an old man by their standards—maybe in his 50’s. Silver hair, wearing a black t-shirt and jeans, a big happy smile and very straight and very white teeth. He jumped to his feet.
“Ajax. One. Kalihai. You have arrived. Perfect. Just so you know One, your team cannot enter this space. It is only for Ajax and the pair of opposites. I would appreciate it if you can block them from your mind while we have this discussion.”
“Done,” said One. “Disconnected. Please continue. Oh and before you do that, who are you? And is all of this of your creation? Like, oh I don’t know…me?”
“Of course One. I am indeed the architect of all of this. The others. The chamber. I left the sources for you. I created the feeding system of the source. How about that rainbow Ajax! You needed something extra. I loved creating that! You are a monster! In a good way. You are serious stuff. And One. You may think you are only a conduit. But you are not. You are One. The number One and the One that will make things happen. And Kalihai. You are the voice of the rest of the others. The connection point. Gosh it is so good to meet you three.”
“Do you have a name?” the three said in unison. “Oh sorry yes, I do. I am Hector. I’m sorry to say it Ajax but in time I will kill you. But really there is nothing I can do about it. It is how it all goes down. But now that you know that little tidbit you can keep your eye on me. It could happen at the oddest time. But it will happen. Let me apologize ahead of time for killing you.”
“Apology accepted. Until you do kill me Hector what is it that you want us to do? I know there are more of us that us three and the six C/Os outside this room. There are hundreds of kids. How come? What do we need to do? And what have you done with our memories?” AJ was searching for answers.”
“Good Ajax. Good. Well it was foretold that in the year 2020 the world would end. And I wanted to fight that prophecy. How will the world end? When the world is being run by the group of seven. The seven most powerful people who control one thing. Information. And those seven people would wage a war where no people actually participate. And it will lead to the end of the world. Literally. So combing the world for the brightest, most special kids who were not jaded by politics and society, who could use their talents to stop it all. To take back the earth. To save us all. That my friends is where we are right now.
The world is at eight. And in time it will drop to the group of seven. And then we are doomed.
So in conclusion you must figure out how to save the world and I will kill Ajax. Any other questions?”
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