Behind the Fairytales

Behind the Fairytales
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


- Leigh!
   David was concerned. It was the third time he rummaged through the whole house and tried to call him, but his cellphone was off.
- Leigh! If this is a joke, you need to know that you are not a child! Come here now!
   No answer. David was getting tired of looking as it was getting worried. He tried to call the boy again, but his cell phone was still off. David stared at the phone until finally dialed another number that was not Leigh.
- What happened?
- Leigh disappeared.
- You must be joking.
- I'm not! I'm looking for him for three hours! He disappeared, Edward.
- That's not what he would do. Even knowing something that could change his life, Leigh would not disappear like that without giving news. I'll see what I can do here.
- He turned off this signal, I can not find it.
- I'm sure that the virus has disabled his sign, so that he would not be tracked. Anyway, I'll try to help.

   Leigh was sitting on a bench in a square which was in an opposite side where he lived, reading the error report for the thousandth time. The feeling of weakness and dizziness were still there, but were not as frequent. Anyway, the headache he felt was terrible, as if he had taken a very heavy blow.
   He looked around. There was no living creature around and no open establishment. It seemed it was an abandoned area a long time ago and which was formerly made up of various industries but who now were no longer there. Certainly they were defeated by technology and now serve as the backdrop for a ghost neighborhood. Leigh activated night vision and saw that theinside of most buildings had been looted, so that some served as a home for those who had nowhere to live. He saw some people lying in deep sleep, but not many.
   The boy looked building by building until he saw that one of them was in good condition, as if it had been recently abandoned. Leigh could see all the equipment and furniture and realized he should be treated any tecnology company, but they had some occupants.

- Edward, what do we do? I looked all the neighborhood and did not find him.
- Leigh can not have gone far. We will continue looking for tomorrow.
- Tomorrow? Edward! Tomorrow may be too late!
- We will not find him now, try to contain yourself.
   David typed without stopping until he finally found what he wanted.
- It seems that it will not be long before Leigh is controlled by the virus.
- How long do we have?
   David swallowed.
- Three days.