Adam returned to the bathroom and looked again at the tub. It was a big one, big enough to stretch out in. He turned the tap and water started to fill the tub. He went back into his new kitchen and opened the refrigerator door. It was filled with food and so were the cupboards. He walked around his apartment in a daze, opening drawers and closing them again, unable to grasp the situation. He went back into the bathroom, took off his clothes and stretched out in the tub.
He closed his eyes and relaxed as the warm water flowed up around him. After a few minutes he heard something that sounded at first like a whisper or a shushing sound. At the same time he became aware of a light. He opened his eyes and there were lights twirling over his head on the ceiling. He thought it was a reflection from the water in the tub but the whispering sound began to sound more like a voice. It was faint and girlish, a combination of a small voice and a whisper.
The voice spoke “Adam.”
“I was there with Noah when the rain came down. Were you?”
“Yes you were.”
Adam was having a conversation with a slowly twirling light on the ceiling. After what he had been through over the past few days he was ready to believe anything.
“Who are you?” he asked.
“I was there when the sea parted for the children. Were you/”
“Yes you were. I was there when the temple fell. Were you?”
“Yes you were. I was there when the plague destroyed the children in Europe. Were you?”
“Yes you were. I was there when the big bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Were you?”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“Yes you were. I was there when the men walked on the moon. Were you?”
“Yes you were. Were you there when the asteroid destroyed the Earth?”
“You will be.”
(To be continued.)