219 Bread

“The one you are looking for has changed” he says.

“How?”

“Things passes slower, in the shadow of the trees. Even if you find him in time, you won’t be able to get out of here … together.”

“Why?”

He doesn’t answer. She eats some of her bread, and offers the man some.

“I think I can remember how it tastes” he says, feebly.

He tries a piece. Within an hour he is dead. She has picked up a few clues from the pessimistic man, but not much to work with. And now he is gone too. He was unable to eat. Sophia continues her search of the House, for David.

219 Bread

“The one you are looking for has changed” he says.

“How?”

“Things passes slower, in the shadow of the trees. Even if you find him in time, you won’t be able to get out of here … together.”

“Why?”

He doesn’t answer. She eats some of her bread, and offers the man some.

“I think I can remember how it tastes” he says, feebly.

He tries a piece. Within an hour he is dead. She has picked up a few clues from the pessimistic man, but not much to work with. And now he is gone too. He was unable to eat. Sophia continues her search of the House, for David.