|Maia | Μαια (starry_sky) wrote in nevermore_logs,|
@ 2016-08-08 11:11:00
|Entry tags:||maia, william shakespeare|
Who: Maia and William Shakespeare
When: Backdated to when the blackout started
Where: The dark, scary streets of NYC, then Kings College
Usually when Maia made her trips into the city it was a one-day event in which she made sure to drop by and seen her son. Her plans for today were no different, apart from the added bonus of seeing her parents and the ultrasound pictures she had demanded they share with her. It was always a treat to see her family, especially since she didn't really have much of a social life. She was far too shy to go to the city more often than was necessary. However, her trip that day would soon turn into something entirely unexpected. At first it was difficult to gauge how dark it was. It seemed different. The entire city seemed quieter, darker, and yet it was still daylight when she arrived. Her first stop proved unsuccessful, as the store was without power and she wouldn't be able to purchase her supplies until power was restored. Maia headed off to her next stop, finding they too had no power. Her third and final stop had the same problem. That was odd, but it got even stranger when she heard the entire city was without power. Had there been a storm before she arrived? It didn't appear that way. Nothing seemed off to her apart from the power simply being out.
Well, if she couldn't buy supplies she would go visit her family. By the time she left the last store night had fallen and Maia was very much aware of how dark the city was without its lights. There were several crashing sounds as drivers plowed into each other. Surely they could drive without the streetlights and not hit other cars? Apparently that was unspoken of in New York City. If she had been on the country road near her farm she wouldn't have had any issues, seeing as it was dark at night and she was used to that sort of driving. However, she felt uneasy about getting in her truck with these lunatics on the road.
Maia stepped back into the store, if only for shelter and to feel a little safer. She texted her son first, letting him know she was in the city and would find her way to him in a couple of hours. Next, she texted her mother to let her know she was on her way now and would (hopefully) be there shortly. However, fate seemed to have an entirely different plan for her as she made her way cautiously down the sidewalk. Maia was used to the night sky. She could navigate it from almost anywhere, but the tall buildings made it incredibly difficult to find her way. She felt more and more uneasy and she felt her hands tremble as she looked over her shoulder from time to time. Every so often she imagined someone as following her, and for all she knew there was someone close by.
There was a scream nearby, crashing, the sound of glass breaking. That sent Maia into a full sprint down the sidewalk as her survival instincts kicked in. When she was out of breath she forced herself to slow down and stop at an old looking gate. There was a sign that indicated she was at The Kings College. She groaned. That was nowhere near her parents apartment. She had somehow managed to go the opposite direction. A noise nearby sent her through the gate and into the nearest building. She wandered aimlessly, peering into classrooms and trying to open doors. None seemed to be opened at this hour. Something about all of this reminded her of old days, when she lived in that Arcadian cave so many years ago. Her eyes had adjusted to the darkness and were still settling when she thought she saw an open door. Yes, she could see moonlight peering through to the hallway. She hurried along the hallway and into the room, shutting and locking the door behind her. She took a deep breath to steady herself as she looked at her phone. "This city has gone crazy," she muttered to herself as she found a message from her mother, indicating they too were without power but were alright. She never doubted once her mother and father were alright. If anyone could survive without power and not completely lose their minds it was them.