‘Institute for Advanced Hindsight’, the sign above the doorway read. As I stepped from the fading industrial zone into this nondescript building , I knew that my time here would be useful.
“Hello, sir,” said a bright and cheerful secretarial voice. ‘I see that you will enjoy your stay.”
I crinkled my brow a little, and looked around the room. The secretary sat off to one side, exactly how I expected her to look. And everything was just as I remembered it. But… I was so sure that this was the first time I had been here. Strange, I thought.
Dr. Abramov stepped through a door that may or may not have been there when I arrived. “How are you feeling, Sean? Comfortable?”
“well, if I had known how I would fit in here, I would have arrived long ago.”
He smiled a knowing smile. “Just so. Now, shall we skip to the end?”