Revelation, a short story by Novafix. Date added: 2006-03-29. Times viewed: 2781.
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- Intro: Ignorance is bliss and the truth kills.
- I'm sitting on a roof top with the constant, never ending rain thrashing
through my hair. I don't know how long I've been up here and my clothes are
sodden and cling to my skin.
I'm getting cold now. It's hard to hold on.
The cars and taxis below me are small dots of slow moving light. Everyone is
carrying on with their lives unhindered by my knowledge.
A company operative calls to me from someway behind. Her honeysuckle voice a
mere whisper against the rain and is drowned by the one thought in my head.
The world was such a big place before my realisation. Now it is as hollow as
the TV we are forced to obey.
There is a way for me now. A way to finish this. A way to end the pain of
I bring my hands to my face and cover my eyes but the image of what I've
seen cannot be so easily avoided.
An operative reaches for me, desperately trying to earn a reward by bringing
me back to safety. I speak a single word of the truth to her and she falls
from the perch, ears bleeding. One word.
As she spirals downward I can hear her honey scream dwindle and dwindle till
a walkway silences her.
Her colleagues behind me are shouting now. Sweet words no longer.
I rise to my feet, unsteady and shaking.
I turn towards them and see guns raised. They are telling me to get down
from the roof or they'll shoot me. I see the fault with their logic even
though they cannot.
The wind is rocking me and I turn away from them.
Looking below me I see salvation.
I will not suffer anymore.
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