The train connections from Long Island to the city and then to New Jersey were less complicated than Heather had thought it would be. Finding the New Jersey Transit below Penn Station had been tough with the confused thoughts of those around her, but James had gotten her through it. Apparently he'd made this trip himself a time or two.
Hendricks had been incredibly hopeful and excited about the letter, but it had left Heather worried more than anything. The evidence in the envelope had been less than convincing to an outsider, as it was hard to show someone reading minds, but SHE knew what she was doing during those times and they were all accurate. James promised her it was a good thing. So she agreed to get on the train and follow him into New Jersey, a place she rather tried to avoid.
"This is the end of my journey," James said suddenly on the train. "I'm getting off at the next stop. Follow the directions and you'll be just fine." He handed her a piece of paper and in his mind he said, <You'll do great.>
Before she could object, he slipped through the open doors and they closed between them.
Heather was on her own. Or at least as alone as she could be with a train full of thinking passengers. She practiced her breathing and centered her mind like Hendricks had taught her and blocked out the extra.
The collected thoughts in the 'Future Room' had rushed Heather with a thousand reactions. She was seeing what her own eyes were seeing, what those around her were seeing, and then what they all thought about it. All of this was enough to keep her pretty quiet.
sirzanek wrote:Not super comfortable with brain jacking before at least an introduction, call me old fashioned."
If anyone was watching, they'd see Heather's eyes widen when she heard this correction of etiquette. She was still learning and often didn't WANT to be reading people's thoughts.
gah! Sorry I'm so behind. Glad you've kept going. I will get more into this campaign, I promise! I'm reading and catching up as I can. I'll post questions if I think of any no one else is asking.