Here we are on Day 5 of life on Godspeed. Current events have Amy in a crazed state of mind. Lets find out why!
Ch 25: AMY:
Amy sees a man from the Hospital ward. She is told he is having strange memories. The nurses are cold and calculating. This bothers Amy. The nurse states that "it is his time". Amy is saddened by this. Amy meets Harley for the first time. He introduces her to everyone on his wing of the ship. Harley reminds Amy of Elder in a way. Everyone is curious about her. Many comments are made about her pale features and her bright hair. Amy thinks by telling everyone abou Sole Earth, she will gain their trust and friendship.
1. Where do you think the older man is being taken?
2. Why do you think everyone is so intrigued by Amy's features?
Ch 26: ELDER:
Eldest & Elder are quite upset about Amy stirring everyone up with her stories of Sole Earth. Eldest and Doc speak of "The Season" coming soon and will make everyone forget Amy's crazy stories. Eldest makes an announcement over the WiCom. He states they have a new resident with pale skin and birght hair. She is a science experiment, harmless and prone to lying. She is a freak and should be treated as such.
1. Why do you think Eldest labeled Amy as a "freak" to everyone on the ship?
Ch 27: AMY:
Sitting with Harley in his ward, Guitar player says they are not crazy. Victria is reading an ancient, leather bound book. Amy is puzzled as to where she got it from! Victria reveals that they take mental meds to stay sane. Harley says they are all insane. Amy argues with them. Amy tells them that they don’t act crazy at all. Guitar players says ALL CALL. We have not had one since Elder died. Everyones stops to listen but Amy as she does not have wi com/ Harley calls it a “load of shiite”. Will nto tell Amy what it is. Victria calls her a freak…starts yelling at her, calling her a liar! Amy has no clue what everyone heard Eldest telling them in their wi com! Everyone but Harley is super mad at her. Amy is so confused. Harley takes her out of the hostile room.
1. How would you feel if like Amy, suddenly a whole room full of strangers turned on you? Started calling you a freak and you have no clue why?
Goes to visit Amy and Harley is there. Slight jealousy on Elders part??? Harley is sketching in coal on the walls. Elder states to Harley that he is no longer drawing his Koi. This does not mean anything to Amy. Harley gives Amy the nickname Little Fish. Elder is very upset at this as you can just sense the jealousy! Harley calls Elder boy and Elder wants to punch him. She then takes a drink of water & flinches. Elder asks what is wrong and Amy states “headache”. Elder tells Amy that Eldest sent the all call that she is simple, slow & a freak.
Harley is obsessed with stars. He loves that Amy used to see the stars with her family. Harley loves the stars and loves to hear about them. He is drawing them on the walls of Amy’s room. Amy tells Harley that they are spread out more & different shapes. Harley says” YOU HAVE SEEN THE STARS”?? Amy is honest and tells Harley about the hatchdoor for the dead that they saw the stars through. Elder remembers when harley had his last “downward spiral”. Not on the feeder level. Amy says can we see the stars? Elder wants to be the one to give Amy back her stars. Not Harley!! He tells Harley that Eldest wanted to throw her out hatch to keep life calm. Harley gets upset. Elder says that Eldest does not like disturbances. Amy compares Eldest to Hitler. Elder states that Eldest told him that Hitler was a wise culture leader for his people. They ponder why Amy would be chosen to be put through the hatch. Elder knew about it b/c a man was killed.
1. Why would Eldest tell Elder that Hitler was a good leader instead of the monster he really was?
2. Why do you think Harley has such an obsession with the stars?
Amy finds out that the only type of police force is Eldest on the ship. This bothers her. Amy is very worried about her frozen parents. As Elder and Amy are talking about her thawing out, she is quite upset and telling Elder about this. Trying to breathe, wanting to rip the tubes out of her throat (I am almost hyperventilation just reading this…OMG)!!
Elder keeps encouraging Amy to drink her water. She has drank a glass full but he keeps refilling it. Amy notices a bitter aftertaste in the water. She feels a little calmer and is a little surprised. She then states that “how would you feel if these were your parents’. Elder admits he has never known his parents. Amy writes her name in paint across the wall of her room. She writes everything that could make her a target for the killer. Elder then accesses the Eldest/Elder records to review the deceased frozen man. Amy sees the information on her. She sees that they labeled her a non essential. She writes this on the wall. Elder states she is not non essential. The black paint runs down the wall.
1. What do you see as the foreshadowing in this chapter, if any?
Amy is trying to keep her chin up and deep down, Elder knows this is hurting Amy. The stares & all the whispering from the others on the ship have to be getting to her.
Elder, Amy & Harley go down to the cryo chamber level. She asks where her parents are. Elder does not know but offers to find them. Amy says not today! Harley wants to know where the hatch is. He wants to see the stars. They let him go exploring. Amy wants to see where Mr Robertsons was kept and they stop at #100. Amy reaches out but stops. Elder thinks she is imaging her parents or herself laying on that table. Amy wants to CSI the crime scene. Amy sparks back up and calls for Harley to use his art supplies. Elder uses his com link to find Harley. He tells harley to get his art supplies. Harley agress ONLY if Elder shows him the hatch to the stars.
Amy then asks Elder about the wi com/com link. Tiny headsets//embedded in your skin. Brushes the wi com. Amy is intrigued by it. She leans in and he can feel her breath on his ear. She brushes the wi com with her finger. Elder is overcome the emotion to seize her and crush her mouth with his! Elder panics and says Doc can get you one if you like. Elder is not sure if Amy realizes how much he wants to embrace her! She declined the wi com for now.
Harley brings his art box. She finds the charcoal and crushes it. Harley gets upset as he has to make it himself. She uses a brush and picks up the power. She brushes it across handle and finds prints. Elder scans it with the floppy. The print dispays in seconds. He accesses the biometric scanners. The floppy beeps and it shows up as Elders print. Harley says it says Elder/Eldest. We have the same access. It always shows both of our names. Checked the biometric scanner and Eldest was not down there earlier. 4 docs, 12 of elder/eldest. Amy found another one. It is a thumb print. It comes up as Elder/Eldest . It has a slight scar in the print. Elder does not see any scar on his thumb at all. Amy, Harley and Elder are quite puzzled as where this print came from. It shows as Elder/Eldest but Elder knows it was neither of them that left the print. Elder asks Harley to watch over the frozens if he lets him spend the night in the hatch. He gives Harley all the info and programs it so Harley and Amy both have full access to it. Elder then gives Amy access to the floppy. Elder then blurts out to amy “DOYOUWANTTOSEETHEGARDENWITHME”. Amy smiles and says “WHAT”? Elder can see in Amy that she really wants to see the stars too. How can he compete with that. Amy says “Sure” to the garden question.
1. What emotions do you see developing with Elder in this chapter?
2. What do you think is the significance of the fingerprints?
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Thanks for following along! See you at Chapter 31-36 on July 15th!