The Human Side
Hello. Teagan Brody here. I'm writing to assure you Tobin will return. He's currently off on assignment. He does this. Sometimes he's gone for only a few days. Other times it takes much longer. He did call to update me. He should be back soon and then he'll be ready for his next blog entry. In the meantime, he thought I should introduce myself to let you know a bit about my side of this whole affair.
As I mentioned above, I'm Teagan Brody. I'm an American who lives in Texas. My life's pretty boring, filled with the everyday mundane tasks of eeking out a living in an ever-increasing harsh reality. I dream of a time when I won't have to work for someone else, when I can relax and spend time with my loved ones. Most of all, I dream of peace in my life and of sharing it with another, kind of like Thomas Shelby.
Perhaps that will happen in this life. Perhaps not. Tobin assures me it is destined to happen eventually and, from what I've seen in dreams and visions of my own, I believe he's right. It's the not knowing that's so frustrating, you know?
Here I've lived all this time learning all these things and I've only just met someone who knows anything about all the crazy things running 'round in my mind. These very things are what have kept me from having any semblance of a normal life. But now there's Tobin. He has validated it all and made me feel not so insane.
I admit, when I first met him I was scared half out of my skin. He was so odd-looking and I could actually feel him before I saw him. I was afraid of even shaking his hand, but I did it anyway. I'm glad I did.
He had tracked me down through one of the devices the others gave him for his mission here. Turns out I'm not a viable candidate. I can't say I'm sorry about that. I don't think I could handle having to let go of my child the way his targets have to once the optimal age is reached.
That's Tobin's story to tell. All I can say is I'm glad I'm not destined to be a part of that side of it. However, I am pleased I have gotten to know Tobin. Yes, he's a Star Child and he serves a purpose I'm not sure I agree with, but he knows the same things I've been shown. That somehow makes it easier for me.
For years, I thought I was the only one. I thought I must be insane, what with all the wild thoughts and ideas I had about life, the Universe and everything. The dreams and visions I'd had were so different from everything I'd ever learned. How could I not believe myself to be crazy? My mind was in chaos.
Then Tobin walked into my life and everything just snapped into place.
Now I understand and have answers to what I used to think of as life's greatest mysteries. I know how and why the Universe was created. I know how and why mankind was formed. I understand what happens when we die, why we're here and what our purpose is on this world. If I die today, it will be okay because now I know. I hope I don't die! Don't get me wrong. It's just nice to know I won't be facing the unknown - or that I'll be alone.
So, thanks to a meek Star Child with strange ideas of his own, I can relax for the first time in my adult life. I don't have to worry I'm losing my mind or that my family will have to commit me. I can rest assured in the knowledge that I've finally found my true path in this life. The story I've imagined, which hailed from the dreams and visions Tobin assured me were accurate glimpses of the Universe, explains so many things mankind has puzzled over since before recorded history. I know once it's released it will help many others understand this life and their purpose here, as well.
I'm currently shopping for an agent for the completed first book. Hopefully, the whole story will soon be available to the entire world and everyone will see what I've seen. Until then, I will continue writing for Tobin when he's here. When he's not, I'll wirte for all the others out there who seek answers.
Thanks for reading.
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Teagan Brody is author of Sci-fi/Fantasy novels. Her writing helps guide the people of Earth toward a better future. Her most common expression is, "What would Thomas Shelby do?"