The Heights of a New Dawn
For weeks, the islanders sailed under the guidance of Mr. Sloto, who rationed their food and water, played games with the young and danced in the evening while they played traditional music. They kept their spirits high even though they had no idea if they would reach dry land any time soon.
Mr. Sloto studied the stars at night and tried to sail northward from their original departure point, while Mrs. Sloto would make a nice oil tea from the oily branches they brought from the island to keep both of them functioning optimally.
Then, one morning the sun did not come up. Mr. Sloto was awake and knew exactly the time the sun should have come up, but it didn’t. He waited and waited until a huge shadow emerged in the sky. Gradually daylight illuminated the sky and a huge landmass of rock and mountain came into view. The sun rose an hour later from behind the huge mountain.
“Everest!” – exclaimed Mr. Sloto, “This is what I was aiming for, the highest peak on planet Earth!” The entire Himalayan range was still above sea water but the levels had risen considerably leaving only the highest levels of the mountains exposed. As they got closer to the mountains they could see campfires everywhere, as well as thousands of boats and arcs anchored by the shore.
People from all over the world welcomed the newcomers. “Welcome to the Himalayan island” said a group of people waiting by the shore. As Mr. and Mrs. Sloto got off their arc, they were helped by the dozens of new Himalayan inhabitants. The islanders were assisted off the boat one by one and received appropriate clothing as the temperature was much cooler here than on their former island.
“Tonight, there will be a congregation”, explained a young man to Mr. Sloto, he continued: “All the survivors of the earth will create a new civilization, a new chapter of hope for mankind. A new government will be established and we are looking for fair, honest and hard-working individuals that will steer forward the human enterprise.”
The islanders and the Sloto’s were given a big tent furnished with warm beds, water and some fruit. Most took a long rest before the important meeting that evening…
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1st option: Mr. Sloto decides to run for the new world’s head government, promising to be relentless in the pursuit of a fair new world order – even though he is not human himself.
2nd option: Mr. Sloto wakes in his bed, perplexed at the long series of dreams he’s had. Mrs. Sloto is not next to him in bed and he starts to wonder if she was only part of a dream too!
3rd option: During the congregation, people of the Earth start to witness some flashy lights in the sky. Suddenly, a spaceship descends and a being of light appears with an unbelievable message to share.