“Attention everybody”, the warning went off into the unchallenged silence of the room, “A Window of Opportunity has just opened before you. What are you going to do about it?” The well-known order of events had been shattered. The drill was different this time. “How awkward… they must have got very bored there, in the Writing Room”, he thought grabbing the pencil and a piece of paper to write down his ideas. Yes, that was the name by which the Old Writers would call the place where the scripts were kept. Thus, their small community could be run in a predictable way.
“I would question the Bookmark and start reading again”, a little voice came to crack the silence. It belonged to a small creature, till then indistinguishable from the rest of the challengers. When he turned his head, he saw her. Had he noticed such an appearance before, he could not have forgotten it. No, definitely he had not met her before that moment. “I would ask questions” the voice continued bravely.
Yes, it could have been an option. It was mentioned in the Original Script, but everybody knew that no one could have dared to say the words. God knows what could have happened if you tried to actually do what you have said! Questioning the Ancient Bookmark was already courageous. Daring to set off for a new journey and then writing about it, that was really unbelievable. No one had done it for a long time.
“Step forward, Challenger and tell us what you will do if you find nothing helpful after all that trouble of reading and travelling. Have you thought well? Can you complete this difficult task?”
She stood up and answered with no hesitation at all, “Yes, I believe I can do this. I have been dreaming about it for a long time, I have a plan and I have even prepared the journey. I have written a new script about it and I would add chapters as I go forward. Reading will help me succeed in finishing my Writing. I strongly believe this and want to start as soon as possible.”
“Very well, then. You may prepare yourself for the journey. You leave tomorrow.”