I am an atom and this is an atomic story. Let’s start from the beginning: my birth. One moment there was nothing and another moment, I was in this world complete and fully functional atom. I don’t know how I came to be. There were already many atoms when I came that made me not feel lonely. To tell you the truth, our world is a very fascinating world. There are many varieties of atoms: light, heavy, gas, liquid, metal, explosive, inert. Even within one variety, there are many different atoms and each atom has its own character. Sometime when Sodium comes closer to a Chlorine atom, they join and form a common salt molecule. But other times, they just stare at each other and decide to move their own way. Same with Hydrogen and Oxygen atoms. Sometime one of each will join and together they will go searching for another Hydrogen atom to form water. Other time, they will not even look at each other. Very weird! There are many such weird examples in this world.
Over the course of centuries, many atoms had tried find a meaning of the existence of atomic life. They had devoted their entire lives to seek an answer to this. Some of them found the answer and became enlightened atoms. According to these enlightened atoms, we should not expect anything particular to happen as a result of our actions. We ought to just do our job and let nature take its own course. They also said that our job is very easy: basically to do nothing. Things just happen. Some external forces just moved us here and there. But contrary to the wise advice, most atoms keep on trying to do something and expect something to happen as a result. Some atoms make molecules when they find the atoms they like under the right circumstances. Some atoms form molecule with same kind of atoms. There are some atoms that preferred to stay with other atoms without actually forming a molecule. In all these case, these atoms do something and expect something to happen. Unfortunately and as explained by the enlightened atoms, the results are never guaranteed. This causes many atoms to become frustrated and stressed out. Some atoms have even committed suicide. Those are always very tragic moments. We do not actually want any atoms to take their own lives.
According to some rumors there are things called humans that are very powerful and we cannot see them. Also according to these rumors, humans can use their very special powers to force molecules and even atoms apart. Taking molecules apart is okay but taking the atoms apart is considered sacrilegious. We have seen some atoms collide with each other at very high speed for no apparent reason and split into pieces. Some conspiracy theorists posit that these high speed collisions are caused by the same humans. Some atoms are not very happy with this. They do not like the fact that humans have such a tremendous power over atomic life and death. They have created a group to plan a resistance against the human beings. A very first plan is to form poison molecules. If they somehow get these poison molecules inside the humans, they can actually be killed. I do not know what killing meant but I do not like the sound of it. At the same time, being a young atom and after having heard so much about the humans, I also want to know what happens. Whether the plan succeeds or not? Then, out of the blue these atoms invite me to one of their secret meetings. I heartily agree to attend.