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Myshuno Prompt: Skyscrapers

Name: Modern Technology
Characters: Sterling, Viola
Rating: Everyone
Summary:  A walk in the city during their honeymoon
Notes: Canon.  Takes place during Chapter  22, on Sterling and Viola’s honeymoon to New Sim City
Word Count: 248

My Card
“Careful, baby.  If you keep looking up like that, you’re going to hurt your neck.”
“But Sterling,” Viola replied, her eyes still turned upward towards the sky, “I’ve never seen a building so tall before.  The ones in Portsimouth are half the size.”
“It is pretty impressive,” he had to admit, as he too looked up the more than fifty floors of the Simworth Building.  “Can you imagine the view from up top?  You can probably see all the way to Massimchusetts on a clear day.”
“It’s a marvelous time we’re living in,” Viola said as she tore her gaze away from the skyline.  “Automobiles and trains to take us anywhere we want to go, buildings reaching towards the clouds.  What will they think of next?”
“Travel by airplane.  That fellow Simburgh’s solo flight across the Simlantic opened the door for that.”
“Flying,” she said, making a face and looping her arms through her husband’s, “is not something I’m interested in.”
“Not even if it made it possible for you to get to SimEurope to see all that artwork in person that you’re always studying in you books?”
“That’s what I thought,” he laughed as they started to walk uptown.  “The world’s getting smaller, Vi.  And there’s nothing you can do about it.”
“I wouldn’t want to.  Now, you promised me a trip to the Museum of Art so I could see what their collections look like.”
“That I did.  And to the museum we shall go.”


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 3rd, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
"The world's getting smaller..." What a perfect quote for this generation of Bradfords. :) Nicely done.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's going to get a lot smaller soon too.
Oct. 4th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Awesome! Things must have seemed like they were changing very fast for this generation.
Oct. 4th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Things did change very fast. As I researched skyscrapers, I remembered the race to have the world's tallest building. For a stretch during the early 30's, it changed on almost a monthly basis.
Oct. 4th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, New Sim City would be rather taller than Portsimouth! :D Glad to see Sterling and Viola doing well, too.
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Considering that the tallest buildings in Boston, which Portsimouth is based on, were church spires until the 1930s, New Sim City (NYC) would be quite a shock. Viola and Sterling are doing great! Thanks!
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