This is the 31st and final chapter of “Of Wind and Wings”. See the table of contents here.
Note – I posted three chapters that did not follow one of Sue’s prompts. Here is a brief overview in case you don’t have time or inclination to read them (or you can skip to today’s chapter at the **):
Chapter 28 – The Book Again – Ed finally reads his great uncle’s book which included the four “lost” chapters. His understanding is influenced by his talk with the Other and he sees it in a different light and understands that his great uncle was not making predictions or talking about destiny, but talking about his own reality.
Chapter 29 – The Answer and More Answers – When Ed arrives at Mr. Brown’s house, The Grubb announces that he has found the answer to alpha, the fine-structure constant. He walks through a seemingly simplistic arithmetic formula which Liza points out joins old numerology with modern quantum physics. Mr. Brown’s son, Philip shows up, as does Lauren. There are more answers.
Chapter 30 – Dreams – All of the dream sequences from earlier chapters are brought together into one and are finally resolved, with Ed finally figuring out his life.
They left the house when the sky was just beginning to lighten in the east, not speaking as Lauren drove out into the deeper moor. After about 10 minutes she pulled off to the side of the road. It wasn’t a very good parking space, but they would make do. She and Ed climbed to the top of a small hill and stood, hand in hand, not saying a word, just watching as the sky turned pink and then orange and then burst into full color as the sun rose. They both felt it, the renewal, as if it wasn’t just a new solar day, but a new day in their lives and the start of a new era of the world.
As the celestial show faded and the sky became blue, Lauren turned to Ed and said, “Your business is finished.”
“Yes,” he said. She knew and had asked as much for there to be noise between them.
Ed had just the day before returned from a trip to America where he had quit his job and put his house up for sale. He gave his kids and ex-wife most of his belongings and sold or trashed the rest, barring a several of small boxes and three large suitcases which he had shipped shipped to Lauren.
They walked out into the moor, seeming at random.
“And your business is finished as well,” Ed said.
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