“another stressing day in the work” – though João Pedro, a Brazilian who was living in the U.S. for a living. João was in a difficult week in the job, the bureaucracies and financial difficulties of the company was hindering his project. A big financial crisis was taking over the world. But João didn’t care, he though only of returning home and see his family.
“Oh that sucks, I still have to sign some papers.” – Though João.
The day was looking normal, few cars in the city, time for work and study. A sunny day, blue sky. Everything looked normal and calm. The sea in front of his office made him more calm in times of stress. João missed Brazil, the wonderful beaches of the northeast, the large fields of Brazil, the wonderfull southern climates. Sometimes he wishes to come back there, but the job won’t allow it.
Sudenly, looking to the sky, João noticed that the sun was brighter and redish. The beautiful blue and sunny sky was gone. The sky now was red, and the sun, brighter than ever. João was paralyzed, without understanding what happened. But, before he do anything, a meteorites start falling from the sky, a meteor shower was destroying the city!
João was perplexed, observing that devastating, frightening and also, beautiful scene. João didn’t understand that, why the population were not warned? Scientists haven’t seen it coming? João remembered then of that crazy and old legend. 21st December of 2012, the apocalypse day, the actual day. He didn’t believe in what seens to be the end.
A big meteorite fall in front of his window, luckly didn’t hitting his office. He was thrown on the floor, dizzy.
João lyed there for a few seconds, thinking, remembering. João was lying in the floor of his office while listening big explosions and screams all over the place. Feel then a great shaking in the building, coming back to the world, remembering the actual situation. He jumped up, and, when started to run, come face to face with the picture of his family.
João looked, and his eyes filled with tears as his head was filled with worry. He couldn’t stop thinking in his family.
But, he need to save himself. He started then to run, no knowing how he would wen down 135 floors. He knew that the fire scape was crowded, and probably would be trampled. Then, he remembered of the tiny symbol in the elevator, that he seen while going up to the office. The symbol indicates that the elevator was fire proof, and could be used in emergency cases. João tooked the left corridor and started running, running like never to reach the elevator. Fortunely, the elevator was in his floor. He entered the elevator, and told to go up. The lift with new technology obeyd him, and begun to ascend.
João knows that dying like this was better and faster than the other way.
But, all that didn’t involve only João, nor the city. It involved the world, a world that will repent their very acts against the universe.
For the end is only darkness