BOOK One: Discovery
Journal entry, September 21st
I figured out a secret that no one knows, at least
I don't think so. It was after training one night,
sword training with Uncle Johnny, that I found it.
I went into the Contact Room. I know we aren't supposed
to go in there, but Uncle Johnny and Danny said the
academy is ours, so that should mean we could do whatever
we want. I wanted to go into that room.
Anyway, I was in there and no one else was. It's the
place where you can contact people in the Real World
through the Dream World. It's full of computers and
screens and it's kept really cold. So, I went up to
one of the computers and pressed a few buttons. All
of a sudden, Gabby comes up on the screen. She doesn't
train much at the academy because she is so young.
There she was, sleeping.
I don't know what made me do it, but I started doing
things with the keyboard and this other thing that
kinda looked like a mouse but was bigger and didn't
need to be moved around. I looked left and right to
make sure no one was coming. I was safe.
It's not like I knew what I
was going to do, but I could see the circuits of the
computer in my head. The Contact Room sent out signals
to the Real World. From what they told us (and it
wasn't much) all people did in the Contact Room was
watch people in the Real World, and sometimes help
them come to the academy.
I found something else out. While I was playing with
that mouse thing, I somehow grabbed one of Gabby's
stuffed animals. I moved it up and down. I placed
it back on the bed, feeling my heart beating really
hard, like I was about to get into trouble. That wouldn't
be good, getting into trouble after just starting
out at the academy.
When I was sure I was safe, I tried to touch something
else, and it worked. The top drawer on Gabby's dresser
opened and closed when I moved my hand back on forth
on the device. I couldn't believe it, I was able to
control things in the Real World through the Contact
Room. I don't think anyone knows about it because
I was able to check with the computer and found that
no one had run that script before. I don't know how
I did it. I stopped the script and tried to start
it up again, but then I heard something.
Kal was coming down the hall. I had to hide.