By Simon Funk
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I leapt to my feet to take care of her, saying only “sorry sorry sorry sorry” the whole time until I was annoying myself with it as much as her. The fragments were plenty sharp. My fingers are fine. Still it seemed a ludicrous proposition, so while I was wrapping bits of cloth around her fingers I thought to see how long I could hold my breath. That would be many hours now and running, except, as I find, I have to breathe to speak. The urge to breathe grows at first in the usual manner, but just to a point and no further.
The latter was completely intuitive, once I knew to try. It’s really very distracting—I don’t know how Clark Kent ever got any work done. I guess I need to develop self-restraint. I’ve tried talking to people without moving my mouth, but no replies yet. I haven’t eaten since yesterday, but have no hunger. And I’ve been holding my breath for hours again, but with no farting this time. Perhaps the breathing helps process the food? Not sure I want to analyze that too deeply. I’m half giddy to discover I have superpowers, but am 43 also struck with the irony of being here, in the Pit of Eden, where I can’t imagine ever having use for them.
I felt a bit dizzy for a moment. ” she asked. I told her I didn’t know. And then our feet felt the floor move just a little, and I realized we had come to a silent stop, having gone into motion during Laura’s flinch. ” she asked again. I repeated that I didn’t know. Reaching behind her again, I unbolted the door, and opened it. We were in a hallway again, but not the same one. I peered out the door down the hallway. Laura leaned out and peered out the door down the hallway. It was straight as an arrow, clearly made of synthetics never seen topside, and went on as far as the eye could see.