Hey! So we left off with Matthew wanting to figure out if Altair was telling the truth or not but how will he do that?
Every day for the next month Matthew would take the bus home after work and then walk to the city center. There he would wait until he found a 1-star and spoke to them. This wasn’t a very successful method as he wasn’t always successful in finding one and had only met seven 1-stars in the four weeks. However, it was the best plan he could come up with and the people that he had met proved Altair’s story without question.
The first 1-star used to be a secretary for the mayor but she had spoken out about the medical testing done on 1-stars. The second was a businessman who after discovering the truth about the class divisions only hired 1-stars. The third and seventh were police officers who had both been sent to arrest multiple 1-stars but upon discovering their histories restrained from beating them as police were known to do to 1-stars they deemed unruly. The fourth and fifth were doctors. The fourth had once prioritized a 1-star’s surgery over a 4-star’s appointment due to the gravity of the 1-star’s wounds. The fifth had begun stealing medical supplies from the hospital and smuggling them to 1-stars throughout the city earlier that year when a health ban was passed against 1-stars. The sixth, and perhaps most notable, was once a presidential candidate named Arlo, one that Matthew remembered.
He had a similar background to Altair’s In that he discovered the truth about 1-stars in university. However, rather than trying to tell people about the government’s silencing method, he decided to wait until he had power to change it. He worked hard to become a strong political figure and later a presidential candidate. He could have become president one day had it not been for his assistant finding out about his plan whilst reading through his notes one day, and discovering his secret. His dropping out of the election was covered up as if he had been very sick and he was never heard of again. Most assumed that he was dead.
So there you have it! Matthew has discovered that Altair was telling the truth and that the government is far darker and crueller than it seems. The question is: What will Matthew do about it? AS always hope you liked this instalment and read the next part which will be up tomorrow (probably a bit earlier than this one)!