Blog of Sara Jakša

Why Not Tell? [Fiction]

Milan was catching his breath, as his eyes widened. He almost collapsed on the floor, but, but Mira tried to support his heavier body, as she looked worriedly at him. He looked at her and grinned.

"Mira, you are amazing."

She smiled, but she also become red from embarrassment, as she looked away from his face. She slowly moved away, worried, that he is going to just collapse again. But he was standing strong, and all the disbelief and surprise had turned to excitement.

"Just imagine, how the world is going to change now..."

"No!"

Mira's stronger than usual voice cut him off, before he could finish his sentence. There was determination in her eyes, as she glared at him. There was not a remnant of the smile from before on her face.

"We are not showing that to anybody. Or telling. Promise me that."

Milan looked at her, a disbelief showing on his face. He took a step forward, but Mira shook her head. He stopped, confused.

"But why? I thought you were all for the scientific advancement."

Milan's voice was weaker than before. Mira bit her lip, looking sideways. Milan came closer and grabbed both of her arms, shaking her.

"I don't want more people to die."

Milan released her, but she composed herself, and grabbed his hand again, activating the device inside her hand.

The next moment, they were in the forest, hidden by the leafs. She pressed Milan to the nearby rock and put her hand in front of his mouth.

"Did you hear anything?"

The sound of the footsteps on the leaves were heard. Two people. Their voice was barely audible.

At that moment, they heard the additional footsteps, up above. They looked up and saw a small child jumping on the branches. There was a click. And a bang. Then a thump.

Milan eyes widened, as he looked at the now dead body of a child, how it had fallen in front of them.

"Another one of these annoying pests."

The footsteps came closer, as their voices become more carefree.

"I wish we could just find, where they live. Then we could just end this and go home."

They were closing on the two of them, but in the next moment, they weren't. They were back to the field, where they started. They both collapsed on the grass. Milan looked at Mira with wide eyes.

"Was that...?"

He didn't know how to express his feelings. Mira just nodded.

"Imagine what could happened, if they get a hold of this technology."

They just started at each other for a moment, then Miran nodded.

"I promise, I will never tell that to any other person."