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SHATTERED - Romance And Sci-Fi Story

Updated on July 27, 2012

The Time Is Now...

It was late. She wanted to go to the party but something told her to stay home. Something had worried her for quite a while and the paranoia that had built up deep inside for many years was coming on strong. The phone rang and it was him so she decided to stay quiet for a while and listen while he spoke. Her heart was fluttering from excitement but she could not deal with it all so she laughed a lot. She often does that when she is nervous and it sort of takes the intensity out of the conversation. This was something that had saved her from pain many times before. She was so good at making jokes when she was nervous.

Bianca Cole had been working really late hours for quite a while and it was getting harder and harder to sleep throughout the night with so much on her mind. The memories of her youth were getting more and more clear and the past was catching up to her. There were still a lot of shattered memories. Painful visions of a lot of turmoil and a lot of hard times were always haunting her. She stayed silent on the phone as he spoke. And her mind started to race. She listened quietly as she stared out the window imagining her future and the places she was going. His voice stopped and there was a silence on the phone before she spoke. “I’m leaving here tonight. Will you meet me in New York? I know it is far but not as far as here.” The electric current was reaching out of the phone on so many levels.

He knew he had a long way to travel. He knew that it would take a lot to grab her heart, but he knew what he had to do. “Yes, I will be there tomorrow.” This was the sort of man she longed for. Someone who would be there whenever she needed him. She had been let down so many times before.

She sat in her glass house and wondered what her future would be like as she had visions of a different life. Working for A.U.T.O.M.A. Enterprises was not easy and she was privy to trade secrets and her life could be in danger if she ever slipped up. She knew that the new generation of cyborgs they were building would change the world and she knew that she would be part of it. Deep down she was scared of that responsibility and knew that she would be part of the eventual takeover. But part of her also knew that her time was up and that others would eventually get rid of her. So she decided to do what she always wanted to do before it was too late. The man on the other line was there for her and she was not going to miss it nomatter what.

The past year had been insane and Bianca was losing her grip. The company she was working with was sold to a bigger corporation and they were slowly losing their power in the new world of manufacturing. She had tried everything to keep control of her scientific advances, but others kept getting in the way. One particular tyrant by the name of Ostello was increasingly making her life difficult and would go to extensive lengths to make sure she was kept in check. It was all about money and power and he knew that Bianca could ruin everything if she wanted too. All she had to do was pick up the phone and she could ruin his life. That much power always ends up with a very bad ending and she knew it.

When she hung up the phone, she went to the power screen on her wall and decided to turn on camera at her office across town. She looked at it all on the screen and she made sure everything was normal before she shut the system down. When she walked into her bedroom she looked at the pictures on her dresser of the memories that were still in her heart before the kids grew up and went on with their lives. Her suitcase had been packed earlier in the day and she still was leaving it open for last minute additions. She walked to her closet and pulled out her long black dress that she had worn at all her best occasions and decided to put it in for old times sake. It had been a long time since she had really had fun and there was no way that she was not going to have the best time of her life.

The driver was outside and there was a stranger below waiting nearby. She caught site of him when she glanced out of the window. The hair stood up on the back of her neck and she frantically searched for her weapon and strapped it under her arm. This was the beginning of the takeover and she knew it was all part of the eventual set up. She called her friend at the police station and asked him to send a car and made sure that it would hover across the street with cameras on the entry of her building. When she made her way down with her suitcase in hand, the stranger had disappeared and there was no sign of him at all. This was happening more and more often and she often wondered if they were real or hallucinations since she was under so much pressure at work. She got inside the car and dialed her partner at work. “Someone was outside waiting for me Rob.” There was a long silence at the end of the line. “Where are you going now?” Bianca was not sure who she could really trust anymore so she told him a lie. “I am headed to Boston” to see family. I will be in touch very soon.” Rob knew her too well. “Whatever you do, do not see him.” She stayed quiet and started to laugh while she figured her way out of the conversation. “No worries Rob, I know. I am a grown woman you know.” She pulled out a picture of a place that she had never seen before. It rang of eternity and she could not stop smiling.. She finally felt like she was home.


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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Sent me...thanks for your visit and nice comment! G

    • SentMe profile image


      8 years ago from A galaxy far, far away...

      Very well written. A futuristic noir mixed with the classic hardboiled approach. Very nice. :)

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      DStettler...thank you so much for stoppin in and leaving such a nice comment!!!!

      I really appreciate it!!!!! Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Dean....thank you for your lovely and FUNNY comment! I will write another part of this story here and continue on with a book in this genre....this is definitely ME!!!!!! GX

    • DStettler profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow that was good. what more to say then has already been said. You are an amazing writer.

    • cheaptrick profile image


      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi'a G.I absolutely agree with HappyHer!I lost my self{Not like when I'm drink-en Hinnys :)]while I read this!Presedio is right!You must![or I shall spank you]Write a book!


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      viryabo...thank you so much for the positive comment and I am so excited that you like this story! I will continue to write it since I feel this is exactly what I want to write! So happy you enjoyed!!!!! Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Thanks fetty for stopping by and leaving your comment! Thanks so much! G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      HH! Thank you always for your heartfelt encouragement! I intend to continue with this story!!! Bianca has so much to do!!!!!!! G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Pamela...thank you so much for your positive comment! I will continue with this story!

      Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Scarlett...thank you so much for stopping by!!!!! Best, G

    • viryabo profile image


      8 years ago

      I can see the beginings of success for you all the way. This is a captivating one G and i totally forgot i was on HP whilst reading this great story. The beginings of a great and successful novel and a beautiful writing style. I love the mix of romance, intrigue and science fiction.

      Waiting for more.


    • fetty profile image


      8 years ago from South Jersey

      You really know how to turn up the heat. happyher said it all. Great read.

    • HappyHer profile image

      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Oh, you tease! This was incredible. When I forget I'm reading, and feel more like I'm actually witnessing, I know it's a great story and this is definitely one of them.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      GPAGE, This is awesome as I am reading and sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for something awful to happen to Bianca. Very lovely writing. Rated up!

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      Scarlett Hart 

      8 years ago from The World At Large


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      prasetio!!!...Thank you so much for all of your lovely words! This hub was a start at my style of writing for my sci-fi and romance novel that I am currently working on! I have already finished my first novel that I wrote last year (not published yet), but this is more along the lines of what I want to write so this is the beginning of my next adventure!!!....thank you so much for you friendship and motivation my friend! I really appreciate it in a BIG way! Thank you so much.......I really hope to write a successful novel one day!!!!!!! Take care.......G

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful story of Bianca. My friend, you have success to create a woman character like Bianca. I thought she was felt lonely. But in her loneliness she still has a spirit, after everything was gone. GPAGE, I have a question for you. I thought you are a good writer. Why you don't write a book or novel, maybe? I believe it could be a best selling book. Don't worry, I'll support you from the back. Just for motivation, my friend. But I really reading this story, wish you all the best. Vote Up. Success for you and take care!



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