Pompeii Italy, 24 August, 79 AD
It came through the cracked stone and under the door. The black mass swirled around before settling on the floor. It didn’t stop, for days on end. Meanwhile Mt. Vesuvius still rumbled in the background. The ash had piled up to my knees when it started. I even saw the gas spread into the room. I happened to all of us at the same time. Suddenly I couldn't breathe even though I was inhaling air. The pain took hold One second… Two … then nothing.
I wake up shocked, there's no pain, even though I thought I was dead. I look at my hands and….. I can see right through them.