By Javier Castro Lechet
Todo empezó una noche. Aquel instante de terror fue demasiado merciless para un niño. Dani tenía sólo ocho años cuando quedó huérfano, y a partir de entonces su vida no volvió a ser los angeles misma. El destino lo condenó a vivir entre las paredes de un triste orfanato.
Años después, atormentado por los recuerdos, una extraña experiencia lo transporta a l. a. niñez. Todo parece indicar que no ha sido su imaginación, ni tampoco un sueño, pero ¿qué ha pasado realmente?, ¿ha viajado en el tiempo?
Al conocer a Silvia, lo que entiende por realidad cambia, un secreto es desvelado y lo que period un sueño imposible se le revela como l. a. solución para recomponer su vida. ¿Acaso podrá rescatar a su madre de los angeles muerte y cambiar el pasado?
Para averiguarlo, Silvia y Dani tendrán que huir de una organización legal que los persigue implacablemente, un grupo involucrado en un siniestro experimento relacionado con los viajes en el tiempo, y que pretende cambiar el curso de l. a. historia y dominar el mundo.
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BAAL You don't understand my soul. EKART Why don't we go lie in the water? BAAL My soul, brother, is the groaning of the wheat fields when they toss in the wind, and the gleam in the eyes of two insects that want to devour each other. EKART A July-crazed boy, with immortal guts-that's what you are. A dumpling that will some day leave grease spots on the sky! BAAL That's a lot of words. But it doesn't matter. EKART My body is as light as a tiny plum in the wind. BAAL The pale summer sky does that, brother.
Better to love than to enjoy. JOHANNES I can see how you win men's hearts, but how can you get anywhere with women? ( Emilie enters quickly) BAAL There she comes. Hello, Emilie. Johannes has brought his fiancee. Sit down! EMILIE How can you ask me to come to such a dive? -lt's j ust like you. BAAL Luise! A schnapps for the lady! EMILIE A re you trying to make me look ridiculous? BAAL No. Why shouldn't you have a drink ? It's only human. EMILIE But you're not human. BAAL How do you know? ( He holds out his glass to Luise) Not too stingy, young lady.
Teddy's schnapps, to celebrate Teddy's funeral! Fittin g and proper! Has anybody made a speech for Teddy yet! Wouldn't that be the right thing? BAAL I did. SEVERAL WOODCUTTERS BAAL J ust When ? now. Before you started talking big. It began with: Teddy has his rest . . You never notice anything until it's all over. -Let's get the sch napps! It's disgraceful. -And why, great Elephan t? It's Teddy's property . We've no right to break into that keg. Teddy has a wife and five poor orphans. A WOODCUTTER Four.
Desideratum by Javier Castro Lechet