Chapter 1 – Extract 4 from The Paradise Induction!
The low growling of the plane’s engine commenced. The vehicle began to gain speed. And then, the authoritative roar of the jet projecting them forward informed Chris of the uncompromising truth; no turning back now.
His face remained blank.
Before he digested it, the vessel was flying out of London Heathrow Airport, soaring toward New York. It all seemed like he was playing out a prophesied scenario—a segment of his life he’d known he was going to have to live. He was conscious that his feelings toward this transition were unusual—that most people would be brimming with enthusiasm over emigrating to tropical Caribbean paradise; the islands, with their soothing heat, white sand beaches, glowing sun, azure blue ocean, beautiful women, and tasty cocktails.
It was an escape plan he’d promised himself long ago, but now, it felt like an obligatory relocation—as if he’d been forced out of London completely against his will.
With his eyes still closed, he swallowed hard and his eyes welled up. Just hours ago, he’d said goodbye to his parents. He replayed the last words he held with them in his mind.