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,,,,,,,,,,               TRAIN DREAM                ,,,,,,,,,,
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,,,,,,.«\=               (SITUATION)                =\«.,,,,,,
,,,,,.«\=%                                          %=\«.,,,,,
,,,,.«\=%§ 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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,,,,,,,.«\               (SITUATION)                \«.,,,,,,,
,,,,,,.«\=                                          =\«.,,,,,,
,,,,,.«\=% 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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