Monsters at the Gates: Part 5
My Dearest Annabelle,
I am comforted to hear you are traveling with a group. There is undoubtedly more safety in numbers these days. I wish you all safe travels to City Hall, though I truly hope you will reconsider joining the Armed Men. The Wendigo are a fierce and vicious enemy and as much as I long to see you again, I hope you will consider another way.
This evening, I am writing by the light of my screen and praying that my battery lasts long enough to send this message. The electricity in the house has been erratic over the last few days. I suspect the monsters have something to do with it, which fills me with terror if I think on it too long. Instead, I remind myself that this is what it must have been like for our ancestors when they first arrived on this planet. I try to imagine them, living, eating and writing by candlelight and battery-powered lamps in those first few years. For some reason, those thoughts bring me comfort.
I continue to comb through Mother’s notes. Today, I found a passage regarding an experiment they conducted at the research complex. Much of the writing is technical, but I am slowly learning how to interpret Mother’s notes. It seems that they were attempting to discover a treatment for those affected by the Contamination, which apparently occurred on our home planet. Perhaps there has been mention of this in the city? But for me, this was new information. I thought we came here to terraform, not to escape something terrible. It would seem that we have a darker past than most of us know.
Annabelle, I must go. The Wendigo are howling outside the house and Amelia is screaming.
I love you, dear sister. As always, stay safe.
Your devoted sister,
This piece is the fifth instalment of my story about sisters Charlotte and Annabelle.
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