The Dawn Of A New Age
Everything is dark, I can’t see anything and I can only hear my thoughts ringing in my head like a church bell.
Am I dead?
Has the world ended?
Am I floating into the empty void remains of something that once was an universe?
How did it come to this?
Where did I go wrong?
Where did we go wrong?
I turn on the other side as a loud voice keeps bugging me and soft hands keep shaking my shoulders.
“Yoshi, wake up! Wake up I said! You’ll be late to school if you sleep any longer. You haven’t even had breakfast yet!”
“Alright, alright, I’ll come. Just go ahead, I’m right behind you.”
The one that just left is my 8 years old sister, Narumi, Narumi Kudara.
I hardly get up, dress up, go straight to the bathroom and as soon as I enter I look in the mirror.
All I can see is the disappointing image of a 17 years old high school student, with a height of 1.80 meters or so, blue eyes and a messy black hair.
“Look at you Yoshiki, you’re a mess! Wake up!”
I say as I softly slap my cheeks in hope of improvement.
I quickly wash my teeth and face then head down to the kitchen.
My mother and sister are eating and giving me an expecting look as I get close to the table.
It’s only been the three of us ever since father died 2 years ago.
I still remember that day like yesterday.
We were watching a movie on a random channel that night when we heard knocks at the door.
It seems like it was the police, reporting our father’s death in a car accident.
He wasn’t the one at fault.
Two years have passed since then so the waters cooled down a bit, but I still think about him every day.
“Aren’t you going to eat, honey? You shouldn’t space out like this while on stairs, you might fall.”
My mother’s voice wakes me up from my reminiscing so I sit down and start eating.
“Sorry mom, I was just thinking about some stuff.”
“Aren’t we all?”
After that short dialogue I quietly finish my meal, pick up my bag from the chair and head out.
I hear the voices of my mother and sister as I leave the house.
Little did I know that this would be the last time to hear their beautiful voices.
I take a deep breath and start walking the road to school in the exciting Akihabara, the city where, as I would eventually find out, everything is possible.