Chapter 2:

The sunrise greets me

Sunset;Daybreak


This is a problem I can’t sleep at all! What happened this afternoon? I can’t wrap my head around it. However, getting upset about it doesn’t help either. I should think about it in a calm and rational manner but is that even possible?

First, it all seemed too good to be a coincidence. How would it seem when nothing happened at? I can’t think of any reason so it’s probably something else but what? There are just too many unknown factors.

I should think about it differently in a way that is totally irrational, or is it? Let’s just say hypothetically that she was an Esper and could somehow control the persons in the city. But why could I then go to the city and why would she ask me if she should bring them back? That does not make sense at all! I should probably stop thinking about it or it will hold me awake the whole night.

“Hey, wake up it's already ten o'clock. Do you want to sleep through the entire day or what?”

“Didn’t think about it.”

Well, now that I awake should I probably stand up and do something productive. I could go downstairs and eat something.

In the living room sits my mother and watches TV like always I just don’t understand why. What is it that makes TV so interesting?

“Yesterday was the summer festival in the neighboring town and attracted thousands of people. But most of them left after it began to rain in the afternoon.”

What did the news reporter just say? Was it the answer? Could it be so simple? But it makes more sense than my ridiculous hypothesis. Even if there are still some unanswered questions for example how she knew when the people would come back and something that really bothers me is how she moved behind me.

And there is something else that really bothers me with this “answer” did I just believe something someone from television said. I can’t believe it.

It is the most reasonable answer but is it really the answer I search for. Does it really matter if I find an answer what would change? That’s right nothing, or would it?

“Dusk what are you doing? You’re just standing there staring holes into the wall.”

“Nothing why do you ask?”

“Am I not allowed to worry about my own son?”

“More importantly do the trains work again so you don’t have to drive me like yesterday?”

“Let me check”, “Ah here it is. They started working again so you can go and take the train again.”

Good, there is nothing to hold me back anymore it may be summer but there is nothing to do in my neighborhood. The only thing to do is go to the cities in the vicinity. Well, there is no point in worrying about it. I should go to the train station.

Riding a train, it’s been already two months since I rode one the last time. That means it been two months scine I did stand here waiting for the train. But it feels just like always. A strong wind blows from one of the four directions and you are helpless because there is no shelter on this station.

Finally, there comes the train I am glad I didn’t have to wait long. Better get going inside.

Here I am now in the old same train as nearly every day. I don’t think they ever will change these trains, not with today’s government. Not that it matters its only two stops after all.

Now that I think about my days really are repetitive. I wake up, eat breakfast and go to the town. I really should change my lifestyle. The question is how should I do it?

“Next station is…”

There we go it didn’t take long only about fifteen minutes. And the town looks totally different today the sun is out and people are everywhere like always. People really make a difference.

However, there is something I don't like. I finally arrived and the first thing I see is the Café from yesterday. I could go inside and see how it looks today but should I really go in there is a possibility that I meet that girl from yesterday. Stop worrying about things that don’t matter. Don’t hesitate just go inside.

Here I am now just like yesterday sitting with my iced latte on the same table the only difference there are other guests besides me. The atmosphere remains the same I guess in some places people don’t matter. At least nothing happened this time.

What should I do now? I have no idea. But walking around without a clear goal doesn’t help either. Or does it?

“Ah it’s you again”

Wait I recognize this voice. It can’t be. No, it must be it's her or I am going to lose all trust in my ears. There is only one way to find out turn around.

Yes, it’s her. The eyes, hair and even clothes are the same. Just who is she and want does she want from me. I guess there is only one way to find out. Ask.

“Who are you and what do you want from me?”

“Oh yeah, right we don’t know each other. You can call me Dawn and what should I call you?”

“I’m Dusk. Back to the main topic want do you want from me?”

“I just want to talk nothing more”

Talk why does she want to talk with me. Am I that interesting? No, it must be something else it wouldn’t make sense otherwise.

“You seem surprised is it that rare that people want to talk to you.”

“I would say it’s not something that happens each day.”

“I know”

Then don’t ask. Just what is wrong with her?

“It was Dawn, right? What do you want to talk about?”

“Ah, obviously you want to know about that. I want to talk and observe your potential”

Potential what potential what is she talking about? Do I have potential?

“I see you don’t know what I’m talking about so I will explain. I am talking about your potential to be an Esper.”

“My potential in being an Esper. What are you talking about?”

“It seems you still don’t understand what I’m talking about. Powerful Esper can see the potential of other Esper especially Esper that still doesn't recognize their own power.”

“Do I understand you correctly you’re saying that you’re an Esper and a powerful Esper on top of that?”

“Correct!”

“So how are you going to prove it to me. Bend a spoon like these Esper on TV the whole time do?”

“Don’t lump me together with these fakes. They are just normal humans out for money and fame. I can’t believe people think these little magic tricks are an ESP ability.”

“How are you going to make me believe you then?”

“I don’t see any need and even if I would could I never do it. I am too powerful if I don’t hold back my power could I easily kill the whole town.”

What in the world is she talking about and here I thought she was a halfway decent person but she is crazy in her own way.

“Look at the time it's already evening. We should probably go now. We should meet again Dusk maybe tomorrow morning eleven o'clock at the port?”

“Any specific place at the port or do we just hope for the best?”

“Don’t worry we will see us just be on time.”

Wait why did I just accept her invitation? Why did I do that? I don’t understand myself anymore.

“Dusk you should be careful you are easy to manipulate. Either way, see you tomorrow.”

“See you tomorrow I think.”

What did she mean with I’m easy to manipulate. Well, I guess it doesn't matter. I should probably head home.


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