CH 49: Amy
Amy is questioning why the crazy people are normal and the normal people are crazy. Harley admits to Amy that he was in love once. Amy can feel his pain. Amy’s room used to be Kayleigh’s room. Amy asked what happened and Harley said “she died”. She pictures Kayleigh and what she was like in the room. Harley said that Kayleigh was not meant for this ship. She was meant for a real world. Kayleigh could not wait that long. Harley knows that she killed herself but they did not tell him that.
1. How do you think kayleigh killed herself?
CH 50: Elder
Elder goes to Amy’s room. He is feeling jealous of Harley being in her room. Amy is freaking out because she feels that they should all be down in the Cryo level protecting them. Elder states that there is a killer. He gives her a floppy to track who is where in the ship. Harley keeps giving Amy water and when Elder notices, he tells her to take it easy on the water. Elder battles in his mind if Harley could be responsible for the murders. He does not want to suspect him. He wonders if Harley has missed a week of his exra meds. The Wi coms both beep at the same time. In Harley and Elder’s ears, they hear “ATTN ALL RESIDENTS OF GODSPEED”…
1. What do you think the announcement will be about?
CH 51: Amy
Amy wants to know what Harley and Edler are hearing in their Wi coms. Amy remembers the last all call caused everyone in the colony to turn on her. Amy watches Harley & Elder. From the looks on their faces, Amy freaks out. She gulps two glasses of water very quickly. She thinks that there is some sense in Harley’s remedy to drinking the water as it does seem to calm her. Once the call is over, Elder explains to Amy that everyone is being called to the Feeder level. Harley is excited as he has never been there and Elder is worried and say that this can’t be good. Elder carries Amy up the grav tube. Elder is so shy to hold her. Harley helps them get positioned to go up the grav tube. Amy is frightened by the grav tube. She describes the sensations of the grav tube in great detail. Finally they reach the Feeder level. Edler states to Amy “this is where I live”.
1. What would be your biggest fear of being in the grav tube? Mine would be running into someone else (I am very claustrophobic so this could be only a minor issue compared to even getting me in there at all).
CH 52: Elder
Elders fingers are numb from Amy holding onto them so hard. Amy is smiling and breathing hard. Elder wishes he could kiss her but he hears voices already arriving. Amy has a glazed look over her face. She smiles at Elder. They are still holding hands and this surprises him. Elder finds Harley and winks at Elder seeing that they are still holding hands. Elder observes several woman holding their bellies as he looks around. He observes a couple admiring the “stars” and many other’s then notice them. Elder knows that Harley is not fooled by the fake stars as once you have seen the real stars, how could the fake ones even compare?
Eldest comes out and welcome all the feeders to the level. He announces that everyone should look at the stars and see the trails they leave showing how fast the ship is going. Eldest then announces that they will not be the generation to land on the new Earth. The engines are not keeping up well enough. Eldest announces that it will be 75 years before they land on Century Earth, 25 years more than excpected. Everyone is upset as they realize they will not be alive when the ship lands. Harley is very verbally upset. He says that it will be too late for them to see land but their children will see land. All the feeder woman are then whispering to their unborn children about landing on the new earth. Eldest whispers something to Harley and he runs from the room. Elder is waiting to see the reaction from Amy once she realizes that by the time her parents are unfrozen, she will most likely be dead.
Elder asks Amy how she feels about all this. She replies that she is sad but there is nothing they can do. Then she speaks of how pretty the stars are. Elder realizes that something is seriously wrong with Amy as she is emotionless.
1. What do you think the reason is for the fake stars to even be there? Why mislead everyone that way?
CH 53: Amy
Amy feels really weird. Her brain is saying RUN but why? The cheers of crowd washes over her and she joins in. Elder gives her a strange look. She asks Elder why he does not cheer. Elder states he has nothing to cheer about. Amy feels everyone leaving. For just a moment, she remembers real Earth. Elder takes Amy towards Eldest. Amy is really confused and feels her body trying to rebel going towards Eldest. She does not understand why she is upset with her Eldest. Elder starts yelling at Eldest. Amy is so confused as she remembers her Earth and then realizes that the stars above are very pretty. She keeps losing their conversation. Eldest tells Elder that if you give people what they want, they do what he wants.
1. What do you think has happened to Amy? What is Eldest up to?
CH 54: Elder
Elder wants to get Amy to Doc. He does not trust Eldest at all. Elder sees a man speaking to a nurse of the older woman. He states that the woman is confused. The older lady is upset and states she is not confused. She remembers the stars. The nurse says that it is not his fault, and they have room on the 4th level for her. The fourth floor is for all the elderly that can no longer care for themselves. Elder wonders why the doors to the 4th floor are locked if they are only old people resting.
Elder notices the bruises on Amy’s wrist. He asks her about it. She states that a man pinned her down but it was ok. She is still bored sounding and no emotion. Elder gets upset and starts shaking Amy. He is so upset that she is showing no emotion at all. Elder takes Amy back to her room and tells her to stay there. He goes to find Harley.
He asks Harley what Eldest said to her. Harley would not answer. Elder says that something is wrong with Amy. Harley gets upset. Elder states Amy is acting like the feeders. Harley thinks maybe this is best for her. Elder then thinks of the “crazies” being the only ones that are affected by the news. Elder is upset that Amy was like them before and now she is like a feeder. Elder then starts to wonder if it would be better to be oblivious to everything. Elder wonders if he would be better. Then he knows that Amy would never choose to live this way. He has to find a way to get her back.
1. How would you feel if you were Elder? Would you rather be like the “crazies” or would you rather be a feeder and totally oblivious to everything going on around you?