FIRE ESCAPE First Draft Update for 8/28/18: Just How DID the Fire Escape Dimension Come to Exist?

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“That’s an interesting idea,” Dot said.

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“Could they have used something like an Accessory to move an entire town into an alternate dimension?”

“I don’t think so,” I said, adding, “The Fire Escape would have to be huge to fit a whole town. The biggest Fire Escape I’ve seen so far was bug enough to fit a Conva spaceship about the size of five or six subway cars side-by-side.”

“So it’s possible,” Dot said.

“Hey Wing, does anyone know how your people got here?” Kate asked.

“No, not at all. Our sacred texts just say we came here.”

“Yo, but how?” Kate said, shrugging.

“No one knows.”

“Was it intentional, maybe?” Kate asked, staring off into space.

“I told you—“ Wing began when Dot cut him off, saying, “Why would this be intentional?”

“No, like, obviously.  Maybe they were trying to escape, though?”

“Yo, Kate has a point,” KJ said.

“Unintended consequences,” I said smiling slightly.

“Human history is drowning in unintended consequences,” Dot said, mirroring my slight smile.

“So, let’s roll with that for a sec—“ Kate was getting enthusiastic as she continued. “If you wanted to make a whole town vanish, you’d need a facility inside the town to modulate the Fire Escape big enough to grab the town.”

“Probably be a big facility,” KJ said.

“Word. So, it should be easy to find.”

“Any of this sound familiar, Wing?” I asked.

“No, not really.”

I noticed a twinkle in KJ’s eyes and a slight smile forming on his lips. “What is Kage?”

“What about religious buildings? Are there any big religious buildings in Valley City?”

“Yeah, it’s not far from town center, where we are going,” Wing said.

“That’s where you should look, Kate!” KJ said enthusiastically.