A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 022, Monday
January 22nd, 2018
Chapter One: Watching
Jim said goodbye to Kathy and left the cafe.
He was unemotional, focused. He did not reach out to her, even though Kathy was sure he had wanted to. He was methodical in his bearing; as always.
He never looked back.
Kathy followed him with her eyes, when he turned the corner, with her thoughts, which were disturbing.
She was never able to read Jim, but today the membrane of consciousness that shielded him form her was less opaque, almost translucent.
With a little more focus, with slightly more concentration, she felt as if she could go to a place with Jim, a psychic place, a place she had never been able to approach before.
She sat in her chair, at the table, in the noisy café. She sat upright, hands folded together on the table top. She closed her eyes and allowed the teaming voices of the world to recede from her.
She was vulnerable in those moments, it could be frightening. She was disconnected from her immediate present. Time could lose its significance, she may not be able to track its passage around her.
Kathy rarely accessed these gifts in such a setting, it had been decades, but she was faced with an urgency that she had not felt before. She was now certain that she would never see Jim again, and there was something she needed to know about him, something going on with him that she had to figure out now.
She relaxed her mind, and entered that space, trusting that her handlers would protect her.
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