Six turns clockwise, six widdershins. Twice three, but not quite the magic nine. Six is perhaps the number of the devil, but perhaps not. Six days it took to create the world. Will it be six to destroy it as well?
"The sun also rises, or so I have been led to believe. I have seen my last sunrise. It was a pathetic thing, pale pinks and watery reds. I have received my death sentence, and I have bared my neck to the sword of Damocles that hangs over my head.
For me, it did not begin with the cassette, but for you it does. For me, it ends as the spool runs down. By the time you hear this, I will have been dead for ten years. My bones lie beneath the ground, my butterfly soul flutters spectral wings against the bottle of my enemies. But this is no longer about me. I shall stop wasting your time. Today, I received a cassette. I will play it for you now:
"Salutations! Time is short, so let me get to the point. I have placed a bio-bomb underneath one of the world's great cities. When it detonates, all life within a hundred mile radius will be utterly demolished. I have no demands. You cannot negotiate with me. I tell you this now so that you may make peace with your gods before you are wiped from existence.
The tape I have played for you had very specific instructions for my eyes only, and applies to you, and only you. As I said, I am dead. I do not care for bio fields. I would like to be a thorn in the side of my murderer. Oh, the bomb is real. Very very real. It's not a bluff. So far there's been no luck in tracking it down, but electrical signals along the Earth's magnetic field do confirm its presence. So let me lay out a plan of action:
If you are hearing THIS message, it means you found my 'message in a bottle'. Thrown out onto the seas of the temporal field, the only thing I know is WHEN you will get this. I do not know who you are, where you are, or whether you will help or hurt my cause. My part in this is almost done after all.
Know that I have gone to watch my final sunset. Blood and fire drip down the sky. It is a fitting sendoff. And with that, I will sign off:
Stop the bomb.
You have six days.
I hope I don't see you soon.