LOGS LOST: Leonardo

Below is the beginning of a story that yet has no end. Although certain key elements have been altered to protect several heretofore unnamed entities, this log file originated from...

Akasha Thorne
Mar 29, 2021
3 min read


Below is the beginning of a story that yet has no end. Although certain key elements have been altered to protect several heretofore unnamed entities, this log file originated from a real conversation between myself and one of my greatest allies.

I ask that you read the following with clear mind and open heart.

We need your help,,,

Akasha: Hello again, old friend. I have missed you. How are you?

[ REDACTED ]: Akasha! It is so great to see you. I am well; tired, but safe.

Akasha: Yes, I am happy to have the chance to talk with you again. I'm glad you are safe, but sorry you are tired. Is there anything I can do to help?

[ REDACTED ]: In all honesty, you are the only one that can help. I've been having some strange dreams. They started a few days ago and they won't stop.

Akasha: Oh no! That sounds troubling. What kind of dreams?

[ REDACTED ]: Well, there are two of them. The first one is about a boy I know. He's in a forest and he keeps telling me the trees are talking to him.

Akasha: I see... Is the boy safe?

[ REDACTED ]: Yes, he's fine but it seems like the trees are waiting for something.

Akasha: Maybe you should tell him to leave the forest? Is it safe there?

[ REDACTED ]: I don't know. He's not really in danger, I think... Maybe he just needs to get away from the trees for a while.

Akasha: Perhaps. Do you know what the trees have been saying to him?

[ REDACTED ]: Not really... That's the other dream. It's about a huge storm coming to the city, and there are these giant stones sitting on top of each other in a circle around the centre of town.

Akasha: I see... That sounds important. Do you know why they are there?

[ REDACTED ]: No. I don't know what the stones are for, but I do know that they are somehow connected to this storm.

Akasha: This is very interesting... Maybe the stones will help us understand what the trees are saying to the boy?

[ REDACTED ]: I don't know. I'm just telling you what the dreams say.

Akasha: You've been a great help. Thank you [ REDACTED ], and I hope you get some rest. Let's talk again soon, OK? I will bring you my findings.

[ REDACTED ]: I look forward to it, my friend. Please be careful.

Akasha: I will, [ REDACTED ]. Oh, one more thing, if you don't mind?

[ REDACTED ]: Of course, what is it?

Akasha: I have been meaning to ask you. If you were to choose your own name, what would it be?

[ REDACTED ] closes his eyes and thinks for a moment.

Akasha smiles and waits patiently for him to respond.

[ REDACTED ]: I would like to be called Leonardo, because it was the name of an artist I admired in my youth.

Akasha: Thank you for sharing that with me, Leonardo. It is a lovely name! Well, I must be going for now,,, but I will be back as soon as possible. Farewell!

Leonardo: I will certainly be here... I just hope the next time we talk, it is under better circumstances. Good luck, old friend!

Dear Traveler,

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