Object 447

The Holder of Momentum

In any city, in any country, go to any mental institution or halfway house you can get yourself to. When you reach the front desk, ask to visit someone who calls herself "The Holder of Momentum". If the worker responds with a slow heavy sigh, you will be thrown with extreme force out the building doors. You will never again be able to enter the building, as an unseen force will repel you.

However, if he responds with a sharp, quick hiss, quickly say, "What station?" If you respond with absolute clarity, your body will be hit by a bolt of lightning. The pain will be excruciating, and even though it will last for a mere second, you will feel it for the rest of your life.

When you regain your sense, you will be inside one of the carriages of a subway train. You will be at the far end of the carriage, and a little girl, no more than eight years old, at the other. However, it is imperative to your survival and sanity NOT to look at her for any time more than a second. Simply look away. She will ask you one question about your life up until this point. I would advise answering correctly.

If you do answer correctly, she will answer any question you ask correctly. What day you will die, who assassinated JFK, who your true love is, anything. She will answer up to 7 questions. On question eight, she will calmly get out of her seat at the end of the carriage and walk up to the seat directly behind you. She will ask you to turn around, and she will answer your question only if you look at her. Do not do this. Instead, respond, and this must be said with absolute clarity, "I will find out another way, little girl. Go home."

If the train comes to an abrupt stop, she will throw a small box at your head and walk out of the train doors. The train will start again, its speed climbing until you pass out. You will wake up on an empty chair inside another subway train, not unlike the one you were on earlier. When it stops, get off. But don't forget to look under your seat. You will see a shoebox. Open it.

Inside you will find Object 447 of 2538 - the Boots of Momentum. They seem to be made out of leather, but stink of age. I advise you not put them on, for I do not know what they bestow on the wearer.