Story by Jodi Ralston; Cover Design by CoverD, original stock photography by Marcus Ranum. Near death, Mr. Ayers stumbles across a statue-fountain of a lady in the wilds of the New World. It points him in the direction of a mansion, whose sole, male inhabitant looks eerily like the statue, and he begins to wonder who or what truly saved him. *Note 1*: This is not the final version of this story. *Note 2*: This series is set in a fictionalized place, not our world.