TRAIN DREAM               
     
                                       
                                         
                                         
                                          
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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.           
                                          
 ALONG THE  SPAN OF  THE CLEARING LAY TWO 
     PARALLEL SILVERY LINES, DARK HARD    
 METAL.  SOMEHOW  YOU CAN  SEE  HOW HEAVY 
                THEY ARE.                 
                                          
 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. 
                                          
 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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 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! 
                                          
 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...                
                                          
 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.