PROLOUGE:

The world didn't end in the year two thousand.

In fact some may say the world became a better place. North and South Korea signed a peace treaty ending a half of century of violence. A Cuban boy, age six, the sameage as Percy, was reunited with his father. The presidential election of George W. Bush over Al Gore was the closest in decades. And the Yankees won the World Series over the Mets, four to one. Yet the year two-thousand was a confusing one. Legendary people such as Steve Allen, Alec Guinness, and Pierre Trudeau died. However, most importantly the year two thousand was the last time Percy would ever see his mother.

2000:

"Swish", the rushing air urges sleep upon the young child. The glow of the street lamps blurs into patches of light, blending into the vivid red radiance of the taillights on passing cars creating florescent orange in the in-between. The mesmerizing sight brings the young boy to the verge of slumber. He hears his mother whisper into the breeze, "Goodnight Percy. I love you baby…"and he drifts off into unconsciousness.

That was it. That was all he could remember of her in the year two thousand.

The world didn't end in the year two thousand. In fact some may say it became a better place. North and South Korea signed a peace treaty ending a half of century of violence. A Cuban boy, age six, the same as Percy, was reunited with his father. The presidential election of George W. Bush over Al Gore was the closest in decades. And the Yankees won the World Series over the Mets, four to one. Yet in the year two thousand, a young boy, age six lost his mother, and he doesn't know why.