Destination Unknown (Part 10)

Parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

So I froze, unable to comprehend how my parents could be there but also not there. I turned to the mirror and the image changed.

Mesmerised, I let go of Ann and stood, watching as the past was revealed to me.

 

“Alright James, all we want you to do is swallow this pill that’s called Mystermianango which is an experimental drug designed specially for your condition. We can’t guarantee that it will work but we have to try.”

“He did it. Oh yes, he did. He silenced the voices. Now Mr Mango is all I need. I LOVE YOU MR MANGO! Thank you doctor, it was a struggle trying to regain control but now I’ve managed it.”

“And are you alright with the way you’ve been treated? Not offended or harmed in any way?”

“I’m not happy that they’ve put me in a special hospital but otherwise I’m fine. THE FOXES SHALL NEVER STEAL MY BREAD! I was completely insane before the Mr Mango pill. I just shouted senseless things, sometimes at random. NO JENNY! YOU CANNOT PUT CRABS IN MY BROOMSTICK! The therapists told me to create a coping mechanism to help me deal with my problem, finding a focus for the crazy me would silence the voices and allow me to function like a normal person. That didn’t work, so I came to you and I’m happy I did but now I keep thinking about star jumps.”

“Hopefully we can put that dreadful past behind you, the Mystermianango needs taking twice a day and soon you’ll feel better. Just make sure no-one but you can take them, they may have negative effects on someone without your condition. It’s also illegal for us to give them to you so they’re in antibiotics packaging to avoid suspicion.”

“BUT THE CHAIRS DON’T CHEER FOR GRANDMA! I used to get lost inside my mind while the other me went out and screamed its craziness. It’s such a relief to know that Mr Mango will keep the voices at bay, it will be nice to have control. CONTROL WHEN WE ROLL, ROLL, ROLL INTO THE STEAMING OPEN GOAL!”

“You may experience side effects such as blackouts but you shouldn’t worry because that will mean the medicine is working.”

“THE CARPET CHEWS ON MY SPACESTATION! Are we done now? I really want to get back home.”

 

Those images went away and I found myself watching through another man’s eyes, I could hear his thoughts.

 

Stupid Ralphie, losing all my money like that. How am I supposed to buy food for the kids now? Stupid street, stupid pavement, stupid job, stupid foreman, stupid stupid. I’m not even getting paid for that work and to top it all off the bus hasn’t come. Who are these people? Dressed up fancy? Should I? No, I’m not a bad person.

“Honey, watch it. He’s got a knife!”

What’s she screaming for? Oh, right. I don’t have pockets so have to carry my work knife in my hand. Why not? Got to be worth a try.

“Give me all your money! The jewels too, lady!”

Yeah, that’ll do it. They look so scared, they’ll just hand their stuff over. Wait, what’s this guy doing?

“Come any closer and I’ll cut you!”

Damn it, I killed him. Leave no witnesses. That’s how people get away with this stuff. Ok, she’s dead too. What now? Oh, yeah. Run.

 

My parents. That’s how they died. I turned to Agatha whose hair was blowing even though there was no breeze, in fact the air was still. I realised that we were in a large stone room with the strange engravings. Then I realised, my dream wasn’t a dream, it was a premonition.

Watching Agatha carefully I awaited her inevitable destruction. As she opened her mouth to scream she burst into flames, just like in the dream. It was all because of the mirror. The mirror had to be destroyed.


Featured image credit to Bartek D of Penumbra

18 comments

    • Part7 established that Ann’s boyfriend was called James.

      Part8 told us of how the parents were lying dead in the road and that Agatha drove to get there.
      I’m going to throw in an extra twist here because people seem to have missed it: Mithra knows what happened to his parents, or at least thinks he does. The mirror is gaining influence over his mind, to further this there’s no way Agatha could just burst into flames… Or is there?

      The next person should in my view tell us him much power the mirror really has, can it just change what a person believes to be reality or can it do more?

      Sorry about being confusing.

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  1. Ammm same here …. Iโ€™m a bit confused … seems like I havenโ€™t gave a clear picture actually in my part I was trying to show that they were killed by their enemies …… but itโ€™s good to see you gave them this kind of death …….. well who gonna write about the family background ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. So it is Apple and Lloyd left and then are we ending it? Or do some of you feel like you need to write more? Also how will we decide who writes the ending? One of the ending I was thinking of could use confusion and wrong details for its benefit. What I’m saying what might look like a mistake in consistency can be deliberate to give the other person a challenge.

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      • Yes that’s what I meant, I like this part and reading the comments I just don’t want anyone to think negatively of it in any way. Guess I’m not fully awake yet to express myself haha

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      • Before I wrote this one I went through the other parts trying to find bits I could use. I know it ended up being a bit confusing and I probably should have put my explanation in the post. Thank you for not just giving up on it.

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      • Ur welcome to giving up it a great twist I wanna use it to go more deeper with this fact … you let readers imagination work on it ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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