The Bunker

Synopsis: In a decaying country, sisters Alex and Jamie take shelter in an underground bunker. Without a cure, Jamie lives underground, while Alex goes above ground for supplies.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Short
Year:
2015
6 min
53 Views


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A fantastic egg.

The outside is crisp,

approaching a firm texture.

Inside, however, it pulses

almost life-affirmingly.

That's perfection.

And the weather?

Something's brewing.

A storm?

I'm afraid so.

Let's hope our guest finds his way.

He will.

A Quest?

Come in, come in!

Nice to meet you.

Glad you made it.

Let me show you your room.

Voila!

Come in. Don't be afraid!

Splendid, isn't it?

Slightly spartan.

No window.

Nature's right on the doorstep.

Didn't the ad mention a lakeview?

I don't think so.

But no light can get in.

Nor can it get out!

You wanted quiet, didn't you?

Yes.

Here you have it.

Here, you can focus on your work.

Rent in advance, please.

Of course.

This is all I have, I'm afraid.

Don't worry.

You can help out

a little around the house.

But first, I'll make you a nice footbath.

Great.

Welcome!

Almost human again.

And the water will make a tasty soup.

Funny, indeed.

May I have another dumpling?

But of course!

Dumpling Napkin

Tasty?

It's from the region.

And you?

From the city.

What brings you here?

I need peace and

solitude for my work.

Something scientific?

Precisely! And it requires

complete concentration.

What are you writing about?

Do you know the Higgs particle?

Not personally.

But it sounds most interesting.

Mama, I can't sleep.

You should be in bed.

I'm having nightmares.

Will you sing me a lullaby?

Have you done your homework?

I tried.

Excuse me.

That's your son?

Yes, that's Klaus. Why?

Thank you.

Don't mind me,

I'm just dipping into my library.

Your work?

Something mathematical?

Yes.

Astrological? Stars and such?

You could put it like that.

I'm trying to connect different fields.

Something new.

If you ever need help,

I've got diplomas, too.

Very kind. Thank you.

I look forward to our exchange.

From one intellectual to another.

Me too.

Heinrich?

Are you there?

I've talked to Heinrich.

What did he say?

He's worried.

Klaus isn't making progress.

Rome wasn't built in a day, either.

Be quiet.

From now on, the student

shall take over Klaus' education.

What?

But I'm his teacher!

Make sure the student

takes over the lessons.

You can focus on your other talents.

Ah, the student.

Do you like the water?

Yes, it's nice and cold.

Pleased to hear that.

You seem to have quite an appetite.

Two servings last night,

all those napkins...

Do you always eat that much?

Am I too greedy?

No, not at all!

But I have an idea for how

you could settle your debts.

My debts?

Look, normally I teach Klaus.

But as I have

to run the household all by myself

It would really help us if you could

teach our little one a thing or two.

For a scholar like you,

it'll be a walk in the park.

Unfortunately, I have

a lot to do and little time.

I guess I'll just control

my appetite from now on.

Is everything all right?

I'm fine.

Where's your son?

What's he doing outside?

Why isn't he at the table?

Hello, Klaus!

No!

Don't speak to him, please!

He's being punished, he's not

progressing with his studies.

Klaus, once you do better,

you can sit with us again.

Thank you, mama.

My husband lacks the time

for both the chores and teaching.

Perhaps the skills, too.

I don't know what to do.

Without a proper education,

Klaus is doomed.

Help him, just for a couple of hours.

Please!

All right, I'll do it.

A bit of variety won't hurt me.

Thank you!

You're a good boy.

Help yourself. The soup is still hot.

Very, very hot.

Well...

I'm entrusting you with our Klaus.

Klaus!

Yes, daddy?

Today, the student will teach you.

What? Why?

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