No, there’s nobody on the other side of the link. I can’t understand the force that I’m sensing, but it feels like the memory of something that is about to happen – not from an event in the past. By focusing on it, I can feel it’s activity still unfolding, moving things around me. The people in the building seem to be affected by it too. They all fall asleep, and I also feel a certain drowsiness taking over my body. It doesn't feel like an attack. I feel… protected. I begin to relax.
“Adama? Are you doing that?”
Khalil answers, “I still can't reach her…”
“Are you sensing that?”
“What do you think it is?”
“I have a hint.”
Khalil goes silent for a while.
The anxiety is no longer the only force governing my attitude, and I manage to breathe, inhaling air, and exhaling for opening up emotional space to deal with the problems I’m about to have.
Frontex is aware of my presence in the city. The agent I had possessed for inserting the pulse is now de-linked. They might have found out everything about my plan to contact Adama before breaking the connection.
There’s nowhere to run, and I have already attracted too much attention with all my telepathic shouts. It’s just a matter of time until they find me here, and, when they do, I won’t have a chance. They’ll come with their telepathic blockers, so I won't be able to reach any of them. They’ll sedate and kidnap me, as they did to Adama. That is if they decide I’m worthy enough to be kept alive. I need to think fast.
“You need to stop thinking, baby girl...”
“A manifestation of her, yes.”
“I don't know if I understand what you are saying…”
“You don’t need to. At least not right now. You just need to calm down.”
“Why y’all keep asking me to do that? Don’t you see what’s going on around me? I’m fucked!”
“I see you’re damned, baby girl. I’ve been watching you closely the whole evening.”
“What? Who are you anyway? Where’s Adama?”
“I told you I’m a manifestation of Adama…”
“Ok, bitch, then bring me the real you ‘cause I don't have time for this bullshit!”
“Why you always have to be so stubborn? Listen! You’re missing the whole point.
You need to calm down ‘cause you can't stay where you are. Right now, your anxiety is growing energetic roots under your feet, holding you to the ground, and messing with everything around you. Telepathy is not about thoughts, baby girl. It’s energy bending. If you keep rooting yourself like this, you’ll not just raise a flag for Frontex’s surveillance system, but you’ll sink the whole building in the process.”
“But how do I do it? I feel myself sinking…”
“That’s what I’m talking about! You need to stop sinking the way you are.”
“HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO DO THAT?”
“You sure you gonna raise your voice to your MOTHER?”
“Enough of this drama! Now focus on hiding and do it fast! I’ll show you how!”