Intuition (Teil 7 von 9) … Intuition (Part 7 of 9)

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Writing a motivating speech turned out to be harder than anticipated. Astra, alias Gwiazda, had already problems with the beginning. How was she supposed to salute these people? Comrade seemed a bit clumsy and sounded like either scouts or communists. Fellow heroes? Maybe she could flatter them that way, but it sounded rather daft.

Combatants? But they didn’t fight, did they? The adversaries were all dead, weren’t they? She could ask the Walkers, but she didn’t really feel like it.

Friends, yes, plain and simple.

Friends,
I am not a great speaker, but rather a woman of action [Really? What great deeds had she done?], just like all of you, who you are gathered here with me on Stewart Island [”stranded” sounded so helpless, even though it was correct]. For years on end we have prepared project Exitus, always in danger to be detected and killed by Mammon’s servants, just like my parents. [I don’t really know, whether this is true or not, but it seems strategically smart to mention it here, thinking of being a martyr and heroine, ha, what a hogwash]. Their death has not been in vain. With open eyes and alert minds we have started out to this island, our new home [only the Walkers would understand the irony of this remark, but I cannot refrain from saying this. I am sure the others do not know that I have been drugged and kidnapped].  We will make a new start here together, will see a new mankind grow up and create a better world than the old one. In the meantime the planet can recover and will welcome our offspring with open arms.
Therefore, let us not make so many words, but let us go to action. Per aspera ad astra, only through hardship we will reach the stars, the goals we have before our eyes.  There is a lot to do. The future of world and mankind are in our hands. May we be conscious of our great responsibility and act accordingly.
Our hearts are connected; be brave!
[Then I will bow to demonstrate my inbred humility and wave to the crowd or something like that. The Walkers could be content with this speech, could they not?]
(*At the end I will repeat the speech without the brackets with Astra’s thoughts.)

The Walkers were more than content. After they had read the speech, they looked at Astra with surprise, then their eyes lit up.

”We did not expect so much empathy from your side“, Astra’s grandfather admitted, „after all, you were not part of the preparations. But you always had an alert mind.“ This remark was accompanied by a wink.  Aha, so he had noticed the irony, good for him. They should not think that they could take her for a fool. If they wanted her to play the game, they had to talk in plain language in future. However, she doubted that she was a match for the Walkers as far as manipulation and strategy were concerned. She was not yet master of her emotions.

On the day of Astra’s speech, the weather was benign, with sunshine, blue sky and only a gentle breeze. The assembled people were serious, but not hostile. The speech aroused great emotional reaction, some people even started to cry. When Astra waved to them at the end, they started shouting in unison ”Astra, Astra, Astra” and ”Per aspera ad astra”.

The Walkers exchanged covert, pleased looks. The only matter Gwiazda, sorry, Astra, was concerned about was that during the entire speech Holger had been standing directly behind her. She had not noticed it right away, but she could see that some people in the audience were whispering to each other and looked at something behind her. When she had turned around, there had been Holger with a beaming smile on his face. She had to talk to her grandfather. If this meant, what she thought it meant, she had to talk him out of this. She would not let them pair her off, damn it.  But maybe she was wrong …

 

* Friends,
I am not a great speaker, but rather a woman of action, just like all of you, wo you are gathered here with me on Stewart Island. For years on end we have prepared project Exitus, always in danger to be detected and killed by Mammon*s servants, just like my parents. Their death has not been in vain. With open eyes and alert minds we have started out to this island, our new home.
We will make a new start here together, will see a new mankind grow up and create a better world than the old one. In the meantime the planet can recover and will welcome our offspring with open arms. 
Therefore, let us not make so many words, but let us go to action. Per aspera ad astra, only through hardship we will reach the stars, the goals we have before our eyes.  There is a lot to do. The future of world and mankind are in our hands. May we be conscious of our great responsibility and act accordingly. 
Our hearts are connected; be brave!

(To be continued)

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Stella, oh, Stella

Ich bin gebürtige Deutsche, mit einem Dänen nunmehr seit 1993 verheiratet und in Dänemark lebend. Meine Beiträge erscheinen daher in deutscher Sprache (und nicht in dänischer) und seit 2018 auch in englischer Sprache. … I was born in Germany, have been married with a Dane since 1993 and are living in Denmark. Therefore, my posts are published in German (and not in Danish) and since 2018 in English as well.

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