A few hours later I notice Sarah peaking through the door to check if she has the right room. The time we have spent apart is instantly made apparent
to me by the streaks of gray running through her hair, she looks so different now but I would recognize those eyes anywhere. Sarah looks back into my
eyes and I can tell she also recognizes me immediately despite my decrepit appearance. A sense of pure happiness and relief can be seen in her
expression as she enters the room.
"I can't believe it, you really are awake." Sarah says with disbelief.
"I'm glad you came. First I just want to say I'm sorry, if it wasn't for my stupid experiments this wouldn't h-", Sarah stops me to interject.
"I stopped blaming you a long time ago. Some times in life things just happen that we have no control over, but we can learn from our mistakes to
prevent them happening again.", there is a moment of silence as we both reflect on the words just spoken, "Anyway I could see how happy you were
working on your gadgets... it's so strange looking at you now and seeing that same person from 8 years ago. You even look like you've barely aged a
"Guess I needed the beauty sleep." I joke.
Sarah smiles and somberly responds, "I missed you."
"Wish I could say the same but for me it doesn't feel like we've been apart." I reply.
Sarah looks to the floor before responding, "I know, I'm sorry... you were gone so long. I wish it could be different but I have commitments I can't
I glance at Sarah's left hand and notice she is wearing a wedding ring. It's hard to explain the mix of sadness and happiness which hit me
simultaneously in that moment. I was happy she found happiness and perhaps this was for the best. Her life was always at risk being close to me, at
least this way she'll be safe and I'm free to focus all my attention on my work. It may sound cold but if I really want to continue on with my grand
plans then from this point on I can't get close to anyone, there will be no more mistakes.
"So I'm guessing you moved out of my house, do you know what happened to it?" I ask casually.
"Some detective people took your gadgets and computers while investigating what happened to you but the house is fine. I made sure to go by every week
to check on it, collect your mail, stuff like that." Sarah answers.
"Thanks for doing that, I was worried I wouldn't have a home to go back to when I get out of here.", there is a brief moment of awkward silence before
I decide to break it by asking an awkward question, "So this new guy, what's his name?".
Sarah looks a little caught off guard but quickly responds, "Uh... his name is Julian, he's a physicist. Really smart like you. I'm sure you'd get
along with him, you both have a lot in common."
The more Sarah spoke the more I could feel the distance between us. She was a completely different person, wiser is the best word to describe it. It
was now clear to me that our paths had diverged, she had a new life now and it was impossible to restore what we once had. If only time machines could
have been invented by now I could just go back and change it all, undo all the mistakes I made... make it so I never left Sarah. Alas I must accept
the past and move forward because time flows onward.
Day 3163 (28th of August 2020)
It has only been a month but my daily exercises have paid off, I could already walk around well enough to leave the hospital. Whatever Eve did to my
body while I was in a coma seems to have sped up my recovery process. I always wondered how animals could hibernate for months or even years, now I've
essentially experienced it myself. I know Dr. Carlson wont like me leaving this soon but there's really no choice, I've been out of the game far too
long and there's a lot of work to do.
"I'm sorry doc but I'm going home today." I tell Dr. Carlson.
"I would strongly advise against that Adam. It's very rare to be in a coma as long as you were, your body needs more time to fully recover." Dr.
"I'll be fine, I feel more than well enough to go home. I appreciate everything you've done for me but I've made up my mind." I respond, refusing to
Dr. Carlson sighs, "Very well... just don't push yourself too hard and come back in regularly for a check up."
"I'll take it easy don't worry. You will find my hospital bill has already been fully covered, at least one good thing came from this ordeal." I
"Yes it's quite an amazing story, holding Bitcoin for 8 years while in a coma, to wake up a billionaire. Well you take care Adam, I'll see you
It may seem counterproductive to reveal my newfound wealth, but in the grand scheme of things it's the most logical option. I simply can't hide the
fact I'm a billionaire, the purchases I make and the business I partake in will make it very obvious. It makes more sense to pay my taxes and play the
role of the unwitting coma patient who got lucky. Of course I will still keep a fraction of my crypto off the books for my projects which aren't
exactly legal, but it's easy to hide those transactions among the legitimate ones.
Taking my first step outside of the hospital I take a deep breath in through my nostrils, "Ok Eve it's time to see what the future holds."
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