Nelly woke , lifting her head up off the window she had been resting against. She was still on the this train with a terrible feeling in her stomach that nobody but her seemed to get. The first day she had woken confused but one of her fellow passengers explained they were all going home. The explanation had settled her at the time. It wasn’t until this morning, four days later that it hit her “going home from where?” She decided to ask “Where have we been?” another question hit her and she asked it right away “and where is home?” The question seemed to perplex the man she asked.
Everyone here was so complacent, so calm, so…mindless. She got up, planning to leave the cabin when a worker came into the door “whats wrong Nelly?”
“where are we going?”
"where is home?
“Calm down Nelly, everythings okay.”
“everything not okay”
“You’re going to upset people”
“but…somethign wrong, something wrong”
“Nothing is wrong, calm down, you know these people right” she looked at them, that calm washing over her again, chasing off that feeling in her stomach. The worker grabbed her, making her look at him “everything’s okay, you’re very tired”
“I’m tired” he pushed her gently until she was sitting again “you’re very tired, you know these people and you can’t wait to get home”
“Home” he rubbed her arm “goodnight Nelly” just like that she was back asleep, dreaming of a man. The worker left the room, rushing to the being in charge “sir, again that girl started breaking out of the trance”
“and you’ll continue to handle her”
“I’m worried we wont notice her right away at some point and she’ll wake everyone up”
“we can handle her unless you’re incompetent and its YOU I should get rid of. Its a pain in the ass to take care of your parents anyway.”
“I’m just thinking of whats best, she has too strong of a will, she will wake up again”
“so keep watching her, get more men on keeping her complacent”