He placed the book that he held onto the table and slid it across. It spun as it drew a straight line to me until it stopped just as it reached his hands.
Startled, Li looked down to the page it was on.
Some of the writing appeared embolden.
But at the top of the page was ‘The origin of the world – The Will’ .
The book held new indentations on the pages which appear to be markers inserted by Old Wolf.
Embolden sentences stood out. Without further thought, I read those sentences.
“-One common element of all the cultures encountered is the principle that one’s perception of the world can directly affect the environment. Upon examination of the many historical anecdotes and records encounter, It is difficult to say conclusively whether this element was present before the advent of Alwrit crash event but it appears the case.“
Li fell into thought…
The surroundings all seem to await him to continue reading, its silence didn’t allow for any distracting thoughts.
“-It appears that the knowledge of one’s desires being able to generate external phenomena was ever present. But eventually, the importance of ‘intent’ was understood independently across many cultures. But strangely, location dependence and the determination that a concentration of some unknown substance was a variable in the persistence and intensity of the phenomena was not. It appears that this likely fact eluded many but a few more progressive bodies…”
It appeared related to his question but…
Annoyed at the lack of context, Li scanned the page until a paragraph stuck out
“‘Desires’ originate in the mind and ‘intent’ ends within the world. To connect the two is one goal. And to do so is to use the concept of Will. The concept of Will is all but one in which this is achieved. “
“To seek beyond what one has. I wonder if is this is just a common element of humans even across ages”
To seek beyond what one has..
Li too wondered is this is just a common element of humans but even across worlds…
“Desires, the Intent, and Will?”
It appeared to him that one thoughts of an outcome resulted in such an outcome being realized. Was it so simple?
He may have given him an answer but it was still cryptic. But Li still needed him to answer the most pressing question.
he slowly closed the book and placed it near him.
“So… Why did you save me?”
Old Wolf, who at some point had taken another volume, continued to flip the pages of the book without any change.
He looked towards with the best poker face he could manage .
“Do I need a reason to rescue someone in a perilous state?”
Silence fell as the two continued to stare at each other.
The only sound in the room were the periodic flips of pages.
“I wasn’t lying when I said you are interesting, I just don’t see them all too often these days. But even then, when I saw you it was like…”
His tone remained even but Li could hear it became increasing more enthusiastic and excited. And frankly, he felt a chill run down his spine.
“Sigh…I guess you can say its complicated”
“But, I felt you could help me with a problem I have been facing.”