Alex apartment. 10.30 a.m.
‘We have a problem in the lab.’ The voice sounds strong and convincing. Why he had answer ‘yes’ to him?
‘Frankfurt?’ Oddly, Alex asked it safe of himself, trusting that the other part of him won’t ever betray the other.
‘We need you here, John. It’s important. This time we cannot do it without you. Take the first flight, please.’
‘The compound?’ Alex asked.
‘We cannot explain it by phone. We need you see it. You will receive the ticket shortly. Wait there, don’t move and don’t let anybody enter. Did you understand?’
They pretend to know his address or… do they really know it?
The pass is Flu. Remember it.’ The voice finished. How would Alex forget it?
Somewhere in Manhattan. Day V. Later
He stands up for a moment. He has at least ten minutes more before she come back. Now, he is absolutely sure that the plot needs him. Two ‘vampires’ on the doors confirms it. He feels something like honored. They designed a fake for him and they needed even the nicest girl he had ever seen. He or his blood must be important for someone. He looked through the window and saw the bright city covered by the fresh lights… the moon was clear. After nearly a week, he feels fine now.
‘Did you see them, true?’ Lorraine asked from behind.
‘I saw, that’s true.’
‘Do you have any questions, John?’
He would like Lorraine stops calling him John, but he decided to shut up.
‘No questions, Lorraine… or whoever you are.’ he answered.
Alex apartment. 10.35 a.m.
Alex prepared the baggage with care and, suddenly, he realized: how he would be a man he wasn’t? He was not Dr Mirror, he has just read a book about a character called Dr Mirror. What was happening? He felt worst but he was dying to see something, he couldn’t still know how or what. At least, when they see the truth, he would ask them for the game. The phone rang again but he didn’t answer. Was he playing a game with no rules? The phone rang again but this time, with magic word on, he answered.
‘Did you read the book?’ Old Michael’s familiar voice asked. He thought it twice before answer: he had given him the book for free. Was old Michael the other player in this game? He smiled before to answer.
‘Flu.’ Alex answered.
‘Nice to meet you, Dr Mirror.’ Old Michael ended.
**Fake Game. Serial novel by Martin Cid http://www.martincid.com