The Two Men
Scott was slowly coming to his senses and realized that he was lying on the ground and as he looked around he saw the professor lay unconscious a few feet adjacent to him. He immediately got up and woke up the professor as well so that they may figure out what had happened.
Scott: “Professor! Professor! Wake up!”
The professor moan with a low voice as he yawed his head sideways until he started to open his eyes too. He leaped into a standing position at a blink of an eye in utter shock as he was trying to piece together his fragged memory about the events on the barn. His anxiety nearly got them both in a head butt, luckily Scott was quick enough to avoid it.
Professor Elberg: “Dear God Scott! What just happened? We got lucky that time we walked away unharmed.”
Scott: “Actually professor we didn’t make it. If you’ll direct your attention towards your surroundings you’ll see that we’re no longer in Lawrence, New Jersey or in the United States for that matter.”
The professor already knew what he was talking about, but he still could not believe that they’re dead. He lowered his head in what seems to be despair and when Scott looked at him he knew that it was his arrogance that caused their demise.
Scott: “I’m so sorry professor…this was all my fault. If only I had listened to you, if only.”
Professor Elberg: “Hush Scott! It was my fault, I should have stopped you the minute you walked in to my office and convinced me to allow you to do this. Alright, let’s try to figure out what went wrong in the experiment come on give me something.”
Scott: “Professor, the whole thing was **** up the minute that flashing thing came out of nowhere. I think it was the lightning sparks that killed us all. God I hope the others are still alive though.”
Professor Elberg: “And you’re certain that you didn’t miscalculate?”
Scott: “No, we couldn’t have been. The DMT dosage, the settings, and the power they were all the same in all the 9 times we’ve tried. The only observable difference this time was the multiversal fluctuation meter. It was set to allow Mrs. Luther to bypass realms in a milifraction of a second, but I still don’t know what went wrong. I only have a hunch that it was that shrieking noise and the sparks that somehow caused this influx.”
They stopped talking for a while as they observed their surroundings and then they found out that they were standing near the edge of a very tall cliff. The sky was visible with millions of stars scattered across it while over the horizon it was a mixture of dozens of colors with no discernable signs where the light source is radiating from. From the cliff the ground looks as far as a thousand feet at least, but it was completely covered in fog that only a few hills protrude from it.
Scott: “Not a bad view wouldn’t you say so professor? You know I bet that if we jumped off of this cliff we wouldn’t get hurt or die.”
Professor Elberg: “Well, unfortunately we’re already dead.”
They both exchanged chuckles trying to accept their fate and forgetting anymore hurts or regrets. As their chuckles and laughter faded they heard footsteps and that natural defensive instinct of a man was given adrenaline once more.
Professor Elberg: “Scott grab a rock and let’s go check it out! At least we’ll be ready if we’re attacked here.”
Both men tried to locate where the sound of footsteps came from, they wouldn’t take lightly to any sounds this time around especially since one got them both killed. As they turned around they saw two very tall mountains with each of the peaks rose higher than where they were standing at and it was about 3-4 miles from where they were. Then they realized that they were standing on top of a monolith and then a woman’s voice came calling…
Woman’s Voice: “Hello! Is anybody there?”
Scott: “Oh my God! I know that voice.”
Professor Elberg: “What? Who?”
Scott: “It’s Lois.”
At the far edge of the monolith a figure of a woman appeared and as it drew closer to them, they couldn’t believe their eyes because it was indeed Lois.
Scott: “Lois you’re here too?!”
Lois: “I’m so happy to see you guys! Hello professor!”
Professor Elberg: “Lois, thank God you found us. But how did you find us anyway?”
She told them everything that had happened ever since she came to that place and then they waited for the sign from Mrs. Luther as the woman told Lois to do.