Gen – Hands of Power and Light

  Lines and Symbols A ring of buildings surrounds me, miles high. Sunlight flows down the edges of the buildings, through light pipes, and brighten the walkways far below. This is my city, the largest in the world. Today,it seems tiny, as I imagine the endless world that the Gen live in. When I get home, my rooms feel too small to hold me for the long hours until day’s end, and my meeting with Vala. After a short rest, and a light meal, I wander the city until I reach the streets and parkland near the school. Day’s end finally comes, and I stand by the great archway at the school’s entrance. The hard crystal windows of the school are dark, the entryway a wall, sealed until tomorrow. The communicator is off. If I wait here, will Vala come? No. This is a challenge. She expects me to find…

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