Chapter 1: Introduction

Hello there. If you're reading this, you're one step closer to understanding our future, and whatever happened to me. If you're a friend, thanks for looking. If you're family, I'm safe and sound. Don't worry. I guess I should explain who I am first. The name's Nathan. At least how you knew me, that is. I'm just a simple human from Kansas, and please don't start. I've heard ALL the 'Wizard of Oz' jokes. I suppose I should start with my story, first.

It had been a really bad day for me. First, I (epically) killed my spot in the pool tournament by knocking both the cue ball and the 8-ball in on the first shot. Then I'd gotten upset by the pool tournament, and dropped the pool cue on its rubber end. It bounced off the floor, and it came back up and landed where the sun don't shine. Ouch.

After recovering from the shock, and intense pain, I got ready for the church's youth-group laser tag event, only for it to be cancelled due to maintenance to the Laser Tag building.

I was heading home in the church's travel bus, up front near the driver and chatting with one of my friends. 'This day's been terrible. I hope I get home fast enough to watch some of those Sonic Shorts again…'

Suddenly, my thoughts were interrupted by a heavy jolt. I was thrown from my seat into the front of the bus, and hit my head hard on the dash. I saw everyone else in the bus pretty much intact, meanwhile my vision was blurring from the force of the blow. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a pretty tough guy, but the force of this blow was too much for even me to keep up with.

I don't really remember much more about that day, but I vaguely remember the bus driver yelling for everyone to get off. 'Hello, I'm right here! Able to help, anyone? Or is it every person for himself?' I'd guess the people were more worried for themselves, and most people either ran right past me, or went out the back exit.

'Oh well. At least everyone else is safe' Was all I had time to think.

Then the engine exploded…

To be continued