Eternity's Edge by Bryan Davis

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The camera flashed. A jagged bolt of light bounced off the mirror, but it bent away from the camera and knifed into the swirl. The lights on the perimeter brightened, seemingly absorbing the energy. As the vortex expanded toward them, Nathan kept one arm around Kelly and the other clutching the violin. Daryl latched on to his elbow and squeezed until it hurt. Within seconds, thick fog and sparkling lights drifted across their eyes. A floating sensation — weightlessness, or maybe air pushing them upward — gave Nathan an awkward, unbalanced feeling.

Such richness! Such clarity! He could listen for hours and still beg for more. The sound of Daryl’s wheezing breaths broke through the music. ” she said. ” “Yeah,” he replied, “but it looks like the bus station needs better lighting. ” Kelly’s voice drifted by. “You can’t? I see fine. ” Nathan searched for the source of the voice. Two bright spots pierced the darkness — Kelly’s eyes, shining through a black canopy. The glow spilled across her face and illuminated her cheeks and forehead. He let out a breathy whistle.

Still, the ever-present symphony in the air played on, more beautiful than ever. ” The sleeve jerked out of Nathan’s hand. “Wait here,” she said, her voice fading. ” Nathan froze in place. “Don’t worry. ” He scanned the darkness. ” The darkness felt heavy, as if the black air weighed down his shoulders and seeped into his mind. Yet, the beautiful sounds eased any fear that tried to bubble up. This was a place of stark contrasts — a symphony of angels in the midst of a black void. After almost a full minute, Daryl’s hand began to tremble.

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