I was in a strange house with my brother and other people. Nothing was right, within or without. The flows of time and space felt wrong, and the end seemed to be drawing near.
When I saw a vase perched at a right angle to the floor of the fireplace, I had an epiphany — the answer lay in physics. I became even more downcast, however — I know nothing of physics.
I thought of a child named Liu, who I knew could help. But how to find him in this strange house, immersed in fluid and darkness?