Chapter 4:

Encounter with the enemy

I am a magical boy and I find it boring

I previously told you that I found a magic wand (or more exactly, the wand found me) and I transformed into a magical boy.
Some days passed after that. I would go to school and then, return home and transform a hundred times per day. I still hated my costume, but I'd transform to check if everything was real and not an illusion. There were times when I thought I was crazy, but then, I would touch the wand, and prove that my doubts were wrong.
I hid my wand under a pile of dirty clothes and hoped my mother would never find it. (Luckily she didn't)

One Friday, as I would go home, I heard Meiko say 'Jun, can you please accompany me to the bus station?'
I nodded. After all, I wanted to be a gentleman.
Meiko lived in a nearby village and came to school by bus.
The bus station wasn't that far away, but it was enough time for me to tell her about my perfect taste in anime.
I didn't finish talking about some of my favorite anime from the season, when I saw that we were already at the station.
"Time surely flies when you're talking" I thought.
Meiko greeted me goodbye and I told her 'See you on Monday!' with a smile.

I stood at the station watching her take a seat and go into the distance. When the bus left, I saw my worst nightmare.

He was there. All these months I thought he disappeared. Even though, I lived in the same neighborhood as Isas, I never saw him going out. (I thought he died or went to some other country lol)

I tried to avoid eye contact with him. I started walking slowly with my eyes on the ground. I wanted to run, but I didn't want to look like a coward.
As I was walking, I heard his footsteps following me.
I heard him shout 'Stop walking!' a few times, but I ignored him. Then, Isas started throwing small stones at me. None of them hit me, but he made me furious as hell!

I ran with my schoolbag as fast as I could. When I entered my home, Isas was gone.
I went upstairs to my room. My heart was still beating fast. Then, on the pile of my dirty clothes, I saw the magic wand.

I started overthinking like I did in the old times.
"What does Isas want from me? I thought I told him that I didn't want to have any connection with him. Why is he stalking me? I'm in high school now. He should have forgotten about me."
The room was silent again. It was like that fateful night.
The ringing in my ears made me more depressed.

I continued overthinking even though I wanted to stop.
"I have magic powers now. Why am I not confident enough? I can kill him anytime I want. Maybe I'm afraid of killing him? I don't know what I should do anymore."

I slept until the sunset. When I opened my eyes, I was still angry. I don't know if I was angry with myself for being a f*****g coward or if I was angry with Isas.
I got out to breathe some air. The wind was cold but it made me feel better.

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