The people of the past thought the future would suck. They thought the gas emissions would continue global warming, war was imminent, and if none of that happened, the sun would explode.
In history and literature class, we read their stories of the future. Authors wrote about the world ending, and about controlling governments where you had to fit in. The future was dark and dreary, or dry and desert like. There were single cities, with no others within miles.
They were wrong.
It was October 21st, 2119, and Laura Gaines was extremely bored. The rain was coming down hard, like usual, and her job was pretty stalled. Actually, her job was programmed to work for her when it rained. She scanned the one room apartment she'd only had for a few months after getting out of university. The room was a blank slate, and it still is. The metal walls merge into the ceiling and the floor, and stretches back up to the kitchen appliances. Only Laura would like it, and her friends never let her live it down.
Her computer binged and she walked over to see what the notification was about.
Additional weight detected in section 5D.
That could mean three things. One, someone was up there, but Laura opened up the maps, and the weight was pretty evenly distributed, and slowly increasing, but not moving. Two, something fell, like a person from a plane, or a bird, which on it's own would be a reason to go out, but it still wouldn't explain the increase of weight. It had to be water.
Laura grabbed her jacket, and slipped on her thick, brown traction boots, and left the room. She headed down the hallway and into the service elevator, which took her right up to the skyflats. Section 5D was about a kilometer away from this access point, and the rain was coming down harder on the curved platform of a garden. She looked down through the glass that provided a large circle around the access point, to avoid any plants touching the building. The people walking around below only knew of the rain because of the sound they heard high above them. They peacefully walked below, dry and unaware of the potential disaster.
Laura walked straight towards the problem area, her figure rising up and down throughout across the surface, weaving between plants.
She rose over the final hill, and the problem was easily spotted, a pool of water, about five meters wide, and up to a meter deep in some places. The weight of it would have to be massive, which was probably why the skyflat wouldn't auto adjust to push is away. Laura must have missed the bowl-shape, and she was now cursing herself for it. She had to work fast, since this much weight could break the flat, and the people below wouldn't want any rain.
Laura opened up the section on her holoscreen, and realized why the bowl existed, it was an auto created shape for the plant here, which needed the slop of water running onto it, but the system had glitched, and created the slope on both sides. She edited the system on the screen, then inputed it into the control, watching as the skyflat slowly lowered itself, creating additional links to extend the surface area of itself.554Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡPe9dVv6IeC