“And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Fingers interlocked, James and Cynthia strolled down the moonlit street. Even after all Cindy had been through that night, after discovering that her parents were getting divorced and wondering if she might be forced to move, nothing but joy shone in her eyes.
For James, however, peaceful thoughts were fading with each new step. He knew that it was time to take yet another plunge – to ensure that he and Cindy never lost the progress they had just made. It was time for one last admission. “Cindy?” he shakily asked.
He steeled his resolve and squeezed her hand tight. “No matter what happens, just never doubt how much you mean to me.”
They both froze, and James stared deep into Cindy’s eyes. Shock gave way to fear, which morphed into steadfast resolve as she tenderly asked, “Neutron?”
Jimmy swallowed hard at the new fire swirling in her pupils. This wasn’t the usual licks of rage – something else seemed to be smoldering inside her. It chilled him to his core, but it seemed to beckon him. Cindy delicately placed her free hand on his shoulder and leaned her head an inch closer to his. “Vortex?” he shakily whispered. Continue reading Divergence (Part 1) – A New Jimmy Neutron Fanfic