Dreaming of America
A relatively scrawny youth, Samuel is 17 years old and is perhaps the most important individual in the US right now.
Sam grew up surrounded by people who loved him. He was found on the doorstep of the town hall one warm July 4th and it was decided that he would be the town’s child. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it was true in Sam’s case. Since his birth, the town he lived in became extremely prosperous… until Sam’s seventeenth birthday. Then something changed about him, people from out of town came asking for him, and everything he touched grew stronger it seemed.
Then finally, a group of suited men came into the town. They asked only one question: “Where is the boy?” When the people, protective of one of their own, refused to tell them anything, they opened fire. Sam, on a delivery out of town came back to find a scrawled note hastily written. It read simply “Survive. We love you.” Sam, tears pouring down his face resolutely buried all of his friends and neighbors. And then he waited, not knowing what to do or where to go next.