He had done the right thing by letting them go on without him. He had to, anyway, the wall blocked his way. If he had try to go pass it, he would have been blinded and walked in complete darkness. It was hard to explain to others, but he knew the truth of it. He had explained in detail what he had seen for their future, then helped them load the bikes on the racks on either side of the truck. He reminded them of the paper box wrapped in brown paper and not to open it until they reached New City. He did not tell them that the box contained two million dollars. He hugged them all and watched them go on their way. Now he got on his bike and headed back to Ines and her mountain. He figured, now he'd live as a man should, everything he could ever want and a beautiful woman that he could have his way with. If she resisted he'd take her anyway. Besides, who was she going to tell. She should be glad to have a real man in her bed every night. A man that was young and virile. He was going to tap that ass three or four times a day. Now he was smiling. He accelerated the engine.
The After War
It was the year after the last war, after Covid, after the massive amount of deaths caused by the vaccine. 70% of the world population – gone… There was a shift in the world caused by global climate change, and everyone was told that they had to evacuate. There was a shift to the north and large buses were brought in to transport everyone out of Old World to New City. Many were left behind and many were affected. So many that were left behind formed gangs an communities that were ridden with starvation, hunger, disease, and all manner of chaos plagued the world outside New City. Ines had come out of her mountain and was hiding in the rocks when she found them. She had seen them on the scanner first and decided to follow and monitor their activities. This was the first time any one had come this close to her home since her brother had died. Another victim of the vaccine. She watched them set up camp, the five of them, two women, two men who were white and a black male who seemed to be looking around and listening. Oh, no! He stopped.
Even as we left the bank my mind was still back at that old barn. I just couldn’t let him go now that this can of worms was opened. I clutched the papers in my hand – the will that left me
A Hidden Treasure
I carefully looked at the gold heart- shaped locket again, turning it over and over. The letter had said that I should always keep it close to my heart because when I went to the old barn, I would understand how valuable the locket truly was. I then tied it up safely in my handkerchief and stuck it in my bosom. I was waiting for one of the twins, to bring the car around. I came out and set on the porch to wait when here comes Ms. Tiny up the steps with Jenny and Addie Mae bringing in some peaches from the orchard. Look out, now, Mama Clara! We gonna have Addie Mae’s famous peach cobbler tonight. You going somewhere? No, no. Don’t tell me- I know you off to do your church stuff again. Now you hurry back so you won’t miss out on the cobbler. Just as she went in the door, Harry pulled up.
Mr. Tiny's Will
I really didn't feel out of place, being here at the reading of Mr. Tiny's will. Other coloreds was here - not just the light skinned ones either. three of them was dark. Lawyer Judd said I was to be here. Maybe he told them the same. Three of his immediate family was sitting up front at the desk and the rest was distant relatives, cousins nieces and nephews. Just hoping that they could leave this place in a better situation. Now, I have been here longer than anybody in the room even Mrs. Tiny. I was an old woman when Mr. Tiny brought her home to marry. And then the children was born, Daniel Jr. and Adam Moses.