V221KA noticed that they were given better food for breakfast too, and Laga had stuck to his word this time, and even did a better job. He usually promises something and doesn’t deliver anything close to it. So this was good, but the other side of that good thing was that they were going to Titan, and things were certainly not going to be anywhere close to good there. It was going to be bad in an unpredictable manner.
“So how will it be in Titan? Will it be any better than what we have here?” asked C1RC221 while biting the fried chicken leg.
“I think that it will be pretty awesome” said V221KA. “All of us will die” she added as she finished the whole plate of fish curry.
One of the prison guards poured more fish curry into her plate. A glass of pine-apple juice was also served. It was as if they were to be given more and more food, and best of the available stuff. After all, Laga had insisted on the same, and it didn’t matter if the prison guards had any food or not. An order was an order.
“Some of us might, but how can you say that about us all?” she asked after making sure that the guard had gone.
“There is no some of us surviving. We are all going to die, either by the atmosphere or by the guards who will accompany us. I don’t think that there will be the need for any of us after the situation is clear for the rich humans to come here and buy property and business to settle here”.
“But won’t those lands be ours according to the international law? Can’t we be settlers and the new citizens on the new moon?” C1RC221 asked.
“Don’t come up with any conclusion according to the little things that you watch on the television. Nobody is going to ask these guys about what they will do in their territory at Titan. To add to that, the laws on Earth won’t cover that if someone knows. There are separate laws written everywhere keeping the loopholes awake”.
“So you are sure that we are being lead to our deaths after being fed nicely”.
“I don’t see a reason why you should doubt that” said V221KA.
“Because we should live”?
“I can’t see from where you got that idea. We were never supposed to go on living. We were to die in war, but that didn’t happen. Now the only option is to die as the guinea pig”.
“But our lives should have a purpose, right”?
“Again thinking according those books you hid and read. No, these authors can write what they want. I don’t see how that can relate to us. They live free and enjoy life, and I don’t feel anything about what they write”.
“No, I read this book from a long time ago. Not those usual books these people read. I actually stole this book from the prison warden. Remember that day when I was punished for no reason? There was this reason. Nobody really bothered though, as it was natural to be punished for no reason”.
“Yes, you might have read that and found some philosophy, but that is of no value. That was from a different world, from long ago, and from another area”.
“But the story of humanity is the same everywhere and all the time” said C1RC221.
“Absolutely not. We are not the same as any other human. We are different; we are lesser humans when viewed from outside. From the moment we reached here, it became so. Even otherwise, there are different kinds of people separated by many things”.
“But this shouldn’t be the end. We should be given an opportunity”.
“The only chance is to try the impossible escape from here” said V221KA.
“Is it at least worth a try? You have seen more of this prison than I have. You should know”.
“Impossible means impossible, my dear. But nothing is without a chance to try. There is always scope in the impossible if we kep philosophy and emotions out of it”.
“Let’s give it a chance, then?” C1RC221 wondered.
“Yes, but before that, there is one thing that we have to make a decision on. It is related to dying here or at Titan. May be there will be an escape route there. Who can predict the future?” asked V221KA.
“So, what about during our run in the morning? We will have some time alone then. Or is there a security gap in the prison itself”?
“Not a bad idea there. I wouldn’t choose a direct escape from the underground prison. This one too is dangerous, but I have noticed a few loopholes there. But do remember that we will have to escape from an island. We might have to swim a long time even if we survive the forest and the guns”.
“Get up, lazy ones. It is the time for your training. You should be full by now” screamed the prison guard.
They were lead to the ground on that deserted island to which an underwater passage from their prison lead, and it was where their daily training was to begin. It was just usual stuff, but for C1RC221, it became new again. It was to begin with the long distance run which stretched from the ground to the fenced area in the forest. It was a possible chance for escape, and V221KA signalled her about the same. It was going to be a dangerous move between the guards with the guns and the wild animals which infested the area outside the fences. But it was still an option.
“This is the day we really become ourselves and decide if we are destined to live. This is the day we will be free” whispered C1RC221.
To be continued…