Author's Notes:
Written for Challenge 016 – Traffic at dw100.

Spoilers: Gridlock.

Summary: They’ve been driving round and round for years, waiting for the surface to become safe for them once more.

The motorway traffic’s been driving for years. The youngest passengers have only ever known the interior of their car and the view, hazed by exhaust fumes, of car upon car, in front, behind, to both sides, above, and below. From time to time different vehicles drive in and out of sight, but everything else remains the same.

Until now: it’s all about to change.

The roof opens far above, daylight streams in, the smog-laden air starts to clear, and the cars rise, heading for the surface. The largest traffic jam in the history of the universe is over. Freedom awaits.

The End