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¨^=\*&#¶¶¶                TRAIN DREAM               ¶¶¶#&*\=^¨
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¨^=\*&#¶##                (SITUATION)               ##¶#&*\=^¨
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¨¨¨¨¨¨^\&¶ YOU  FIND  YOURSELF  IN   A  RIFT   -  A ¶&\^¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*&#¶@#  CLEARING, NARROW BUT IMMEASURABLY LONG. #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨¨^^^=**## TO YOUR  SIDES ARE WALLS MADE OF  TREES, ##**=^^^¨¨
¨¨¨¨^=\\&¶ THICK AND READY TO SWALLOW  YOU. THE SUN ¶&\\=^¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*#¶@## IS  NOWHERE  TO BE  SEEN, BUT NONTHELESS ##@¶#*\=^¨
¨¨¨¨=**&¶¶ IT IS VERY  BRIGHT - THE AIR FEELS LIGHT ¶¶&**=¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*#¶@##           BLUE, ALMOST WHITE.            ##@¶#*\=^¨
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¨^=\*&#@## ALONG THE SPAN OF  THE CLEARING  LAY TWO ##@#&*\=^¨
¨¨¨^^=\\*#    PARALLEL SILVERY LINES, DARK HARD     #*\\=^^¨¨¨
¨^=\*&#¶## METAL. SOMEHOW  YOU  CAN SEE  HOW  HEAVY ##¶#&*\=^¨
¨^====\\*#                 THEY ARE.                #*\\====^¨
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¨^=\*&#¶@# THEY  EMIT  A   HIGH  PITCHED   WHINE... #@¶#&*\=^¨
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¨^=\*&#@## YOURE  AT   THE   TRAIN STATION,  ON   A ##@#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶## CATWALK ABOVE  THE RAILS. YOUR  TRAIN IS ##¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶## LATE,  OR YOU  ARE LATE  TO  THE  TRAIN. ##¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# IT'S A SUMMER AFTERNOON AND THE  STATION #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶## IS BUSY,  FULL  OF  RELAXED  CONFIDENCE. ##¶#&*\=^¨
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¨¨¨¨=***## YOU'RE IN HIGH SPIRITS,  ALTHOUGH A  BIT ##***=¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# STRESSED ABOUT  THE  TIME,  WHILE MOVING #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# UP  THE  STAIRS  TO  YOUR PLATFORM.  THE #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨¨¨^^\*#¶¶ STATION   IS  IN  SEVERAL  LEVELS,   ALL ¶¶#*\^^¨¨¨
¨^=\*&#¶@#     PLACED WITHIN EACHOTHER BY SOME      #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨¨¨^^\\**#    INTELLIGENT DESIGNER, AND FULL OF     #**\\^^¨¨¨
¨¨¨==\*&&¶       STAIRS, ELEVATORS, SHORTCUTS,      ¶&&*\==¨¨¨
¨^=\*&¶@## BAZAARS... YOU  SIGHT YOUR TRAIN THROUGH ##@¶&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# SOME  GLASS  WINDOWS. IT'S...  NOT WHERE #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨¨¨¨^\\&¶@           IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE?           @¶&\\^¨¨¨¨
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¨¨¨^=\&&¶¶                (SITUATION)               ¶¶&&\=^¨¨¨
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¨¨¨¨¨^\\&# YOU'RE FINALLY ENTERING THE  CITY. WHILE #&\\^¨¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*&&### IT IS  INDEED A  VERY HIGH  SPEED  TRAIN ###&&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# YOU'RE  TRAVELING  IN,  THE JOURNEY  HAS #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\**&#¶@ BEEN  LONG.  BUT   IT'S  ABOUT  TO  END! @¶#&**\=^¨
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¨^=\*&#¶@# SOCIETY  IS  GROWING DENSER AROUND  YOU, #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\***&¶@ THROUGH THE WINDOWS YOU SEE  FIRST SMALL @¶&***\=^¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨^=*# SHACKS, BUILT  OF METAL AND  STONE, THEN #*=^¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨^\*&## PROPER HOUSES  WITH MORTAR TO KEEP  THEM ##&*\^¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# TOGETHER...  WHO  IN TURN  MAKE  WAY FOR #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶¶@    THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS, THE URBAN   @¶¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&&&&¶      MAZE, PROTECTIVE WALLS, JUNGLE      ¶&&&&*\=^¨
¨¨¨^^=\*#¶                NETWORK...                ¶#*\=^^¨¨¨
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¨^=\*&#¶## THE TRACKS LEAVE  THE GROUND,  WHICH  IS ##¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶¶¶ NEEDED  FOR  OTHER  PURPOSES.  YOU   ARE ¶¶¶#&*\=^¨
¨¨¨¨^\\&&#   CARRIED GENTLY, CURVING UPWARDS UNTIL  #&&\\^¨¨¨¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# YOU'RE MOVING UPWARD  ALONG THE  WALL OF #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@# A  BUILDING. IT'S MADE  OF SLABBY STONE, #@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\\*&&¶@    WITH GREAT GLASSLESS WINDOW HOLES     @¶&&*\\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@@ LOOKING  OUT THE  WAY  YOU  CAME. IT  IS @@¶#&*\=^¨
¨^=\*&#¶@#            PITCH BLACK INSIDE.           #@¶#&*\=^¨
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