The Two Travelers Prelude: Beyond the Glass Door
It is at the end of their world where the two travelers meet. They are in a facility for people deemed unworthy of the state where nobody escapes or freed. While separated by a glass wall as hard as steel, unable to express their love in any physical way, they experience the United States’ final death cry and learn the one shred of hope that can save them lies through each other. More
Two lovers awaken one thousand years into the future amid what remains of the world they once knew.
As they seek out each other, and other remnants of their old lives, they discover strange and often hostile kingdoms spawned from the last breath of what had once been the United States of America.
But first, there is the end of the old world.
It is there when these two teenagers are captured and locked in a facility for people deemed a threat to the state run a worldwide fascist regime known as the Faction. Despite the media’s claim to the contrary, nobody has ever been known to leave.
As the clock ticks down and the world around them must be falling apart, Justin and Laura discover each other across a transparent wall as indestructible as steel. As they grow closer to each other, longing to interact but never able, their love of each other grows beyond their control or even their understanding. Never able to express a growing love in any physical way they communicate only through the small holes drilled between them.
As the world around them darkens, and people around them vanish one by one, Justin and Laura retain their humanity and sanity through each other. They await the end, watching each other through the indestructible glass wall, awaiting the end.
(Rewritten, edited and expanded from 2012 original)