Once upon a time, in an other dimension, there was a boy named
John. He was tall, had shoulder-length fair hair and deep black
eyes. He was a clever boy with a whole lot of creativity. He
always drew, imagined things that other people never even
dreamed about. But it wasn't enough for him. He started
inventing things, new things that nobody have seen before. He
built them, made them work and started a new age with them. An
age with space ships, time machines, robots and aliens…
-John? Are you there? We gonna be late!
-A minute Emmy, I have to finish this before I forget. But it
won't take too long.
-You always say that… But all right, I'll tell ß41 to get the
car. Meet you outside.
Just one line… One last, perfect line and… Ready! Now, where is
my coat? It was on the chair… Or did I leave it in the kitchen?
-Suzy! Get me my coat, please!
Oh, I love Suzy. She was my first creation. She's a little
robot, not taller than a 6-year-old. But she's very useful.
-Yes, yes, you're right, I'm going. Joseph will be here in 2
hours. Don't let him into my lab!
A quick look at my watch: we've got only 10 mins to get there.
I ran out the house and got into the car with my beautiful
wife, Emmy and ß41, the driver. Nowadays everybody have a
driver robot, but ß41 was one of the prototypes. When we made
the new serial I updated him, so he knows everything that an
Ά-type knows, but we didn't change his name. He likes "ß41".
But back to the present. I told ß41 to go to Jaimes's and to
hurry up, so now we're flying above Goldtown on the motorway. I
got 14 years to get used to the flying but it still amuses me.
Goldtown is beautiful from here. Well, it's beautiful when the
air is clear. Otherwise you can only see clouds or smog. But
now, at night, the hole city is buzzing, some people are
packing out the fireworks, others are partying and waiting for
the New Year. New year, new worlds, new experiences.
We're heading to the New Year Project which is a spaceship for
billionaires ant the lucky ones who wanna see different
planets. Professionals have been building it for years and
finally it's ready to fly. It'll take off at midnight of a
half-year-long trip across the Phoenix galaxy via 9 planets.
It'll have 100 passengers plus 200 robots and hosts. The New
Year Project is basically a small flying planet with cities,
forests, mountains and lakes and everything to make the
passengers as comfortable as possible. My masterpiece. It took
me 3 years to plan and 10 years to build.
And here we go now, I can see Jaime's villa. We're meeting
there with a couple of friends, than we teleport straight to
Just in time, I see everybody's already here and waiting for
-Emmy, my dear, at last! Hurry up, we have only 2 minutes. And
John! You finally left your laboratory!
-Hello Jaime! You know, for the N. Y. P. I had to. But I have
my plans and researches with me.
-As always. Now come on, greet the others than we all will go
to the next room for the teleportation.
I look around the room. No new face, just the same old friends.
Most of them are Emmy's friends, I have only 3 friends here.
Scientists who helped me with the planning. The rest of us - 5
more people - are already on board, checking everything one
more time. It's time, we're heading to the next room.
The teleportation room is just a simple room with light-blue
walls, filled with chairs. It has no windows, the only thing on
the walls is a black monitor in front of the chairs. After
everybody took their seats, it started counting back.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
It happens under a blink of the eye. You close your eyes in the
blue room and when you open them, you see this huge room with
glass walls and lots of people behind them. You fell nothing.
Absolutely nothing. No flash or loud noise like it is in those
films, you just disappear and appear in an other place. We have
only these room-sized teleports but, if everything goes well,
the personalised version will be ready in 2 or 3 months.
-Welcome our special guests on the New Year Project! Please
leave the room through the door on the right. Your hosts will
lead you to you suits.
Special guests, yeah, that's us, these 12 people from the 100.
Only we have whole suits for ourselves and personal hosts. And
we are the only ones who arrived by teleport. Everyone else
came with N. Y. P. flying buses. I tell you, it's not the best
form of transport, it's just like the normal bus: lots of
people, little space.
Everyone's looking at us though the glass walls. They all want
to see the science team who made this wonder. They all know my
name but don't know me. Don't wanna know me. But it's good like
that. People need this imagination of a genius who can change
the world with one word. Those ones who are important to me are
know my true self. And that's all that counts.
Finally we are out of The Room. Our host is telling us how to
find our rooms. Emmy's smiling at her politely and saying
thanks for the information but neither of us is paying
attention. We know where it is. We know where everything is. I
made this ship! But she's just doing her job; it's not her
fault the she has to tell us useless information.
She's coming with us with the lift. These are one of my
favourite things on the ship. This lift is not like the other
lifts, it can not only go up and down but left and right too!
And it's super fast. It can go across the whole ship in a
Our suit is on the top of the tallest building on the N. Y. P.
and of course, as every suit, it has maximum security. When you
step out of the lift, you find yourself in an empty, white
room. But it just looks empty, there's a scanner built-in,
which scans everyone who steps in there and stores the
information in the main computer.
You have to walk across this room, there's no other entrance to
the suit. And what a beautiful suit is this! 3 rooms, each one
with its own wardrobe, a huge living room, a kitchen with a
dinning room and a beautiful bathroom. I'm sure Emmy will love
-John, it's amazing! Did you plan all this? Did you know what's
inside here? You're fantastic!
So she does love it. I love make her happy. She's so sweet when
-Yes, I did know what's inside here, but it's Mark's work.
-You know and didn't tell me? Oh, I have to thank it to Mark
too, it's a perfect surprise. But we don't have time to look
around now! We have only half hour 'till midnight! Let me
change and than we can go to the Hall. I don't wanna be late
from this New Year. It's gonna be fantastic.
-I hope so…
LATER, GRAND HALL, COUNTDOWN
The big moment is here… The team wanted me to make a speech but
thank God I didn't have to.
-20, 19, 18…
So it started. I ant to make a resolution. But what should it
-17, 16, 15…
I'll make the world better? No, I can't do that, I'm not enough
-14, 13, 12…
Something about science? No, I'm doing more than enough in
-11, 10, 9…
Dreams? I have bigger and bigger dreams; I really shouldn't
promise anything about them.
-5, 4, 3…
New worlds? I'm gonna see new worlds, strange creatures,
aliens, new civilizations… That's it! I'm gonna help! Help
everywhere I can. And I won't ask anything in return.
-2, 1, 0!
-HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And we're flying! Nobody noticed, perfect. Through the glass
dome of the Grand Hall we can see the N. Y. P.'s fireworks and
on the big television we can see Dechra's fireworks. I have
only one word for this: beautiful. The music's turned on,
everybody's chatting, saying 'cheers' to each other. And we're
flying. Flying to the unknown space…