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  • The Boy and the Lizard - Part 7

  • (The Planet) The Windies 1 “…Yurka,” Gleb whispered.
    • When Yar heard the name of his son, he felt like every nerve inside him just caught fire.
    • Suddenly the image on the screen rippled and Yurka disappeared behind the yellow tongue of fire.
  • Gleb leaned over to Yar and whispered, ”Quiet, Yar.
    • I’ll explain all of this later.” “Yes, later on, when the Magister is not around or he’ll suspect something,” Yar thought, feeling intense pulsing.
  • The image on the screen rippled again and the tower’s base near the coastal rocks became visible.
  • The waves washed upon the rocks.
  • The thin boys’ bodies fell down from the tower, moving sideways like shadows and disappeared without touching the ground.
  • The image suddenly winked and disappeared.
  • The mnemofilm was over.
    • It was strange to see the black lacquer tray and flowers painted on it, instead of pictures.
  • “And what happened next?” Yar asked in a flat voice.
  • “That’s all,” the Magister answered.
  • “Why did you show this to us, Magister?” Chita asked in a harsh voice.
    • “But you wanted it yourself,” the Magister said.
  • “It was simply an illustration.” “What bastards you are,” Dasha said quietly.
  • “Are you still hoping for an alliance after what you showed us?” Gleb asked seriously.
  • “But what did I show you?
  • This is just what happened.
  • After all, it’s their own fault.
  • Adults could be persuaded or frightened, but children are seldom logical.
  • It was a forced response from our side.” “And that’s why you decided to burn them alive,” Yar said.
  • His face turned pale. “Oh, really?
  • I mean, it wasn’t pretty, but none of them died.
  • I’m telling you, they turned into, you know, Windies and flew away.” “They didn’t all turn into Windies, don’t lie,” Ignatik said.
  • “I’m not lying, boy,” the Magister said patiently.”Come on, you saw it with your own eyes.” “Show us your mnemo-record again!
  • I want to see the ending again,” Ignatik demanded loudly in a harsh voice.
  • Yar never heard him sound like that.
  • “But this is impossible, I assure you,” the Magister said.”Sorry, I’m very tired.” “He’s lying,” Ignatik said.
  • “Okay, Magister.
  • I know how you do it.
  • Any trick can be duplicated.
  • Actually, I can project your memory directly from your brain.” “Don’t do it!” the Magister shouted and tried to stand up, but he couldn’t.
  • Yar looked back at Ignatik.
  • The boy had turned pale and had sweat on his upper lip.
  • The metal tray rattled and transformed into a screen again.
  • Yar again saw the tower’s basis, the rocky shore, the waves and foam in the raging sea.
  • The images were moving slowly.
  • The mnemo-record was playing at low speed.
  • The boys on the screen fell down from the tower very slowly.
    • Their figures were seen disappearing low near the rocks, and little whirlwinds appeared in the air right there.
  • But not all the boys had turned into Windies.
  • Several boys fell down on the ground.
  • “Stop it…” the Magister moaned.
  • In slow motion, Yar saw the boys’ bodies tossing amid the small pebbles on the coastal strip and then getting thrown half a meter in the air, and falling to the ground again and lying motionless among the rocks.
  • Yar’s teeth were clenched.
  • The whole world shrank to the size of the room.
  • He was preparing to see Yurka among the fallen boys.
  • The image of the shore moved towards the audience in the room.
  • A boy lay sprawled with his face down on the shelly gravel, which was covered with blood.
  • He clutched the round pebbles in his fingers.
  • He was wearing a torn green shirt with a square white collar like that of a sailor’s.The wind pulled the collar over the boy’s head, so that only the red hair on the top of his head could be seen.
  • A small and agile lizard crawled out from under the boy’s arm and climbed up on his shoulder.
  • The lizard froze.
  • Only its lively and intelligent eyes glittered.
  • The motion of the film slowed down, and then turned into a still frame.
  • “They were the boys who did not have time to turn into Windies,” Ignatik said in a whisper.
  • The image faded and the tray fell to the floor with a clang.
  • Ignatik laid his head on Yar’s shoulder.
  • The Magister was gasping for air.
  • His face looked all contorted.
  • One of his fake eyebrows was slanted a bit.
  • Somehow, he staggered to his feet and fixed his eyebrow back with a slap.
  • “I’ve always regretted sparing your life, Tik.
  • It was a mistake,” the Magister said in a strange metallic voice.
  • Ignatik raised his head over Yar’s shoulder and said in a low voice, “Get out of here, you сlay dummy.” Chita made a chuckle.
  • “Of course, I’m going,” the Magister said. “But...
  • Yaroslav Igorevich...I still hope for another meeting with you… I’ll see myself out.” He went stumbling out of the room.
    • Chita followed him out with a free plasticity of a panther before a jump.

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