[Chapter Fourteen – “Awake” — Part Thirteen of Seventeen]
[To be continued…]
[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]
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“The cut on your palm has healed.” Charlotte said.
Jack nodded. “Yes, and all of the blood is gone as well.”
Charlotte looked down at her own hands and gasped.
“What is it?” He said.
“Earlier this afternoon I was visiting your grave. I was on the edge of the cemetery when I placed my hands upon a barbed wire fence. I screamed at the sky as the metal pierced my skin. I remember the pain. I looked down at the cuts- But now…”
“They have been healed.”
Charlotte walked back over to the bed and sat down on the corner of the mattress. She placed her hands upon her knees and stared down at the floor with a confused expression.
“He sent forth his word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.” Jack muttered.
“What was that?”
“Oh, I am just beginning to realize that certain things are much more literal than the average person has ever dared to believe.”
“The fact that our wounds have been healed is amazing,” Charlotte said. “But the Sentries have shown themselves to be capable of extreme violence.”
“You said that they were part human, though. You called them Transhumanists. Well, has anybody ever killed one?” Jack said.
“Yes, of course. When the electronic global currency was established and the public was told that they no longer had the Bill of Rights there was a huge uprising. The Sentries were used as shock troops in most of the major cities. Hundreds of them were killed, maybe thousands.”