A s Daniel and his father finish talking they decided to leave the lab; as they did he couldn’t help but wonder about what his dad had just told him. Though he already knew he was different and that in reality nothing had actually changed, he felt as if he had just been given a completely new life.
He thought about how his dad told him it was a curse but as he walked along the side of a clear blue river he couldn’t see how it was so bad. He felt as if he was handed the world’s greatest gift, to live forever with no fear that anything could kill him. He could do everything he had ever thought of doing no matter how dangerous it was or how long it would take.
Daniel’s mind over flowed with possibilities, as the realization of never-ending life set in. All he could think about was all the things he had always wanted to do but never got around to doing. Now he had all the time in the universe to do any and everything he could think of doing. He looked around him then sat on the bank of the river, so many things that he could do and wanted to do. Knowing he could made him so excited for his future. But for the moment he wanted to just relax and enjoy the moment before he set out to live his new-found life.
Chapter 2 The journey Begins
“I turned 200 yesterday, and it was by far my best birthday yet. Not only did I get to see my father after so many years but, what he told me was a greater gift than anything in this world I could have gotten. Though I was always immortal I feel like a whole new person now that I know the truth, and I’m going to be living everyday like never before. But first I should really stop talking to myself, can’t believe I still do this after 120 years of telling myself that I won’t do it anymore. Said Daniel to himself as he sat up on the bank of the river he had slept next to that night.
He looked down at his reflection in the water as he thought about where he would be going from here. He touched the water with the tips of his fingers and moved it across his reflection slowly as not to ripple the reflection. “So where do you think we should go today?” he asked his reflection as he swiped his fingers across the surface of the water quickly, disrupting his reflection. Then with a smile he stood to his feet, he was thinking which direction would be the best use of his time. North would be best it would be the fastest way…
“Wait a sec I am never going to die time no longer matters so what am I thinking about right now. I need to be thinking of where I really want to go not what time will allow for.” His words changed his trend of thought as he went from thinking of the closet and best use of his time, to thinking about all the things he had heard of, and all he had already seen.
There were so many places he had seen in his travels over the past century but yet there was still so much he had not seen. All the legends that he had come across that told of wondrous places and people who defied what it meant to be human. He wanted to see them all but now the big choses he would now be facing was which he wanted to see first, which direction should he head off to start his great journey.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 4 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 2