Chapter 8:


Magnum Opus

What is the meaning of this? Why did he kill the officers from this police station?Bookmark here

“Where all the officers from this station killed?” I ask the officer.Bookmark here

“Yes, none of them survived.” Bookmark here

“Tell me son, how in the world that girl wasn´t scared at all? You know, you were all surrounded by death, a normal person would be in shock similar to you.” Bookmark here

“That´s something she must answer.” I say trying not to say that I´ve seen people being burnt to death. After all, confirmations are events that are hidden to the public, so I must stay quiet if I don´t want to be killed. Bookmark here

“Yeah, about that, she refused to talk.”Bookmark here

My mind brings back flashbacks about my mother after remembering the officers taking Hope down. I grab my head.Bookmark here

“Where is she?”Bookmark here

“Follow me, she´s fine don´t worry.” Bookmark here

After getting in the station we go to a different room where Hope is. Bookmark here

“Listen son, we will prepare a car to take you home, if you remember anything contact us.” The officer says.Bookmark here

“What about her?”Bookmark here

“We can take her to her home as well.” Bookmark here

She looks at me rapidly. Her eyes are telling me that she won´t leave me alone.Bookmark here

“About the tuxedo guy, what if he tries to kill me while I´m in home?”Bookmark here

“Don´t you have security guards at your house? You are son of Gilbert Kind, you should have guards all around your house.” Bookmark here

He´s got a good point however…Bookmark here

“The thing is that my father lives with my brother at High grounds”, High grounds is the part of the city where only few people can access, a normal police officer can´t get in without permission as it is the place where the Emperor and Ruler live. Bookmark here

“Tch”… he grabs his head in confusion. “Why do YOU rich people have to make things complicated? See, we can take you there or the place you live in, after all he´s your father he will let you in, right?”Bookmark here

What an innocent answer, I admire that ingenuity, to think that my father cares for me in anyway. Bookmark here

“Fine, take me there.” I answer without having any expectation. The chances I can get in are low, almost zero. Bookmark here

“Hope, I´ll go to my father´s house. Don´t worry, High grounds is the safest place in the city.” I had to tell her that, otherwise she would follow me. Hopefully, this helps me feel safe now that I won´t be at the reach of the tuxedo guy nor the mafia… however, I´d feel uncomfortable.Bookmark here

The reason why I don´t leave with my father is because after my brother´s confirmation we started living in High grounds thanks to the Emperor. High grounds is a place full of hedonists, there are parties all the time that involve some kind of guilty pleasure or abuse, there are men hunting, animal fights, and a “school” where they teach the “art” of prostitution only for the use of the confirmed. I hate all that, I never take part of that, when my mother was alive I used to kill animals, make others suffer and things like that with my brother, but after she died I stopped enjoying that, I don´t know why.Bookmark here

Considering the nature of that place, I was seen as a weirdo, first the people there thought I enjoyed voyeurism but I did not feel anything. That made my father angry and disappointed, he thought I would never be a confirmed and thus leading our family to bad reputation. My brother on the other hand, was busy working with the Emperor, but every time I saw him I was reminded of the flames, people burnt alive, people dying, asking for help and me, feeling as If I was going to die. How suffocating. That is why when I got to college I asked to study in a different part of the city and living alone as consequence. Bookmark here

“Common son, an officer will take you there, I´d do it myself but I got to investigate more.” The officer says. Is he some kind of detective as well?Bookmark here

“Oh, my name is George by the way, see you son.” The officer says, as if we were going to meet again.Bookmark here

I turn to see Hope and then depart ways.

I get in the car with the officer.Bookmark here

“Why don´t you live with you father?” The officer who is taking me to  High grounds asks to break the silence.Bookmark here

“Because I study out High grounds.”Bookmark here

“And what do you study?”Bookmark here

“Medicine.”Bookmark here

“Oh, nice, and how old are you?”Bookmark here

“I´m twenty.”Bookmark here

“So you must be in second year, nice.”Bookmark here

“Not actually, I started high school two years later.”Bookmark here

“Why is that?”Bookmark here

“… my mother died so I wasn´t feeling like studying at that time.” For some reason I can´t remember well what happen in those two years.Bookmark here

“Oh, sorry to hear that, and what does your father do?”Bookmark here

“He´s a director in a school at High grounds.” My father is the director of the “school” of prostitution, however, for the public is a scientific college. These scientists are also the ones who use the prostitutes. Bookmark here

“Woa! That´s wonderful you must be proud!” Bookmark here

“… mmm yes….” I couldn´t care less.Bookmark here

“And your brother? I heard from George you had one.”Bookmark here

George said that? maybe he really is a detective. “He works for the Emperor.”Bookmark here

“Gosh! Your family is the real deal, you are all successful. I can´t wait to see how well you´ll do in the future.”Bookmark here

This officer just won´t shut up. I close my eyes to pretend I´m falling asleep. Bookmark here

It seems she bought that, so I stayed like this for twenty minutes.Bookmark here

“Hey sir, we are close.”Bookmark here

I open my eyes. The high grounds have a wall of twenty meters, the reason behind that is to protect the rest of population in case something happens inside the labs, which is a lie, the labs are hidden in the underground. Also, there is one door in this huge wall, at least that´s what I know. Those walls are made to keep people in no matter what.Bookmark here

“We are here, please come out.”Bookmark here

We get down and head towards the entrance. Bookmark here

The officer talks to the guards. She looks back at me and gets in with the guards.Bookmark here

Few minutes passed and there is no sign of her. Bookmark here

A guard comes out and approaches me.Bookmark here

“It seems you won´t get in Mr. Kind.” The guard says.Bookmark here

I´m surprised. “What? Why?”Bookmark here

“We contacted your father and brother, and both agreed that they don´t trust in you.”Bookmark here

“What do you mean by that?”Bookmark here

“They said you are suspicious for being involved in three different attacks, they think you are the tuxedo guy.”Bookmark here

“What a nonsense! Are you saying that I tried to commit suicide at school! That´s crazy.” I´m losing my cool. Bookmark here

“They say that you are working with someone else, that your purpose was to get to the hospital.”Bookmark here

“THAT´S STUPID!”Bookmark here

“I don´t know Mr. Kind, it makes sense to me, after all there is no proof that you are not guilty, that´s why they agreed on not letting you in.”Bookmark here

…FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!! How can they think that?! … GODDAMN! I hate that it makes a little sense but that is beyond crazy.Bookmark here

“FINE” I yelled. “I´ll leave this place. Where´s the officer?”Bookmark here

“She is suspicious too, so we took her with us. I said you won´t get in but that´s not entirely false, you will get in but to the labs.”Bookmark here

Hell no, I won´t go down there, getting down in the labs it´s like a death sentence. That´s where the prostitutes they don´t need any more are sent to be experimented with.Bookmark here

“Sorry Sir, orders are orders.” He grabs me by the left hand and twist me facing the car I came, he puts my hand behind my back and grabbed the other to cuff me. Bookmark here

A motorcycle is getting near, I can´t see from where, but the guard falls behind me. He screams in pain.Bookmark here

“DAMN YOU GIRL!!”Bookmark here

I turned to see what happened. She´s here, Hope is here and on the floor the guard, she cut the back of the guards knees probably his ligaments.Bookmark here

She turns to face him and slices his left eye. The man screams in pain. Hope takes a fighting stance and kicks the man on the jaw to be precise, she KO him.Bookmark here

“Come, let´s leave this place, you´ll explain to me this later.”Bookmark here

I do as she says.Bookmark here

“How did you find me?”Bookmark here

“I followed you.”Bookmark here

And so, we leave the High grounds.Bookmark here

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