Chapter 33:

Dante and Beatrice

The Doll Metaphor Part 1

(Two weeks pass).

A phone is rigging above a shelf.


"VALRY! How are you?"

"Huh? Fine."


"So how's school?"

"Boring, the teacher is annoying, always ordering me around...I think he hates me."

"Why would he? You're cutest person I know."

"No, I'm not."


"And the other students, they treat you well?"

"One girl, her name is Yubi, she was staring at me, this morning, like I did something wrong."

"Did you tell this to your teacher?"

"No, and I refuse to tell him, he would say that she didn't do anything, that I'm in the wrong and I can't deal with that right now."

"If you don't want to tell him, I'm not pressuring you to do so."


"Love, do you want to go with me to a restaurant?"

"Yeah, I wouldn't really mind going out today."

"Great! When I can pick you up?"

"Oh, you won't need to do that, my father will pick me up."

"OK, I'll be waiting you at the Ocean Dining."

"OK, until then."

The call ends.

"How was it?"I asked.

"I'll go on a date with her."

"Nice, good job Matthew."

"I've got be honest here, she's abnormally stupid, she really thinks that a good looking guy would be in love with her in just two weeks."

"Don't say that about her!"Said Alex.


"Don't call her stupid just because you fell like it, she hasn't had a good moment since the accident happened. You, yourself, said that she was going paranoid about it."

"I didn't know that it would offend you so much, sorry. I'm not calling her crazy anymore."

"OK...I believe in you...Let's just forget what happened."

"Maya, any report about Naomi or Daiyu?"I said.

"Nothing to report."

I sighed.

"I'm going to sleep now, you can sleep anywhere you want."

I automatically slept profoundly.

"Damn, she's already sleeping!? Kinda cute while sleeping, though."Said Chikao.

"The console you brought yesterday, you want play with me? Matthew, you coming too?"Alex said.

The three went to the living room, the only that stayed in the room was Maya, next to me.

She decided to call her mom.



"Maya! How are you? Are you eating healthy lately?"

"I'm fine, mom, not eating any junk food."

"Stay that way. We, me and your dad, are very preoccupied with you."

"Don't worry."

"Speaking of which, what about your friends?" 

"They're doing fine too."

"I know that being in the police must be a tough job, don't overdo it."

"I won't."

"Changing topic, when you'll go to visit us?"

"I'm afraid that this year I cannot, still a lot work to do."

"Hoped to see you at least this year, but if you can't, maybe next year."

"Yeah, I'll try to do so."

"Maya!?"Her father said.

"Dad, how are you?"

"I'm good, still a bit sad that you'll not see us this year."

"I feel the same too."

"Worry not, next year, we'll be reunited, having a giant feast together."

"I'll be waiting for that, do you promise a celebration when I go back?"

"I promise."

"I have to go now, bye to you two."

"Bye, kid."

The call ended.