Light of my darkest eve

What’s it like to be labelled crazy and shipped away? What does a mind feel like while deep in a psychosis? How does it feel to fall in love with someone who can’t love?

Sora Metarou is confronted with these questions when he’s moved to Yamaimura College For The Neurodivergent in the Japanese countryside. When the self-proclaimed Sociopath Hanji takes an interest in his condition, he finds himself thrust into an environment where he’s completely in over his head.

With Hanji and her friends for “support,” he slowly learns to navigate the harsh world he’s been thrust into, but how will he handle it when things between him and Hanji develop in an unexpected way?

[Present-Day - Teenage Love]
Will contain extremely heavy themes that some may find disturbing. Content warning for mental illness, psychosis and suicidal ideation

For the judges: everything with the "Do-over" tag in the chapter title has been rewritten from the ground up. The latter half, chapters 21-39, are mostly untouched, but everything else has been thoroughly revamped.

Cover by Fotor AI. Not 100% accurate, girl is supposed to be taller and guy doesn't have that tattoo

[Present-Day - Teenage Love]
Will contain extremely heavy themes that some may find disturbing. Content warning for mental illness, psychosis and suicidal ideation

For the judges: everything with the "Do-over" tag in the chapter title has been rewritten from th...

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Chapter 0: Foreword from author
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Chapter 1: I'm alone. [Do-Over]
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Chapter 2: I'm an invader. [Do-Over]
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Chapter 3: I can't hear you. [Do-Over]
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Chapter 4: I can't keep up (a). [Do-Over]
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Chapter 5: I can't keep up (b). [Do-Over]
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Chapter 6: I can't move. [Do-over]
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Chapter 7: I'm scared of new faces. [Do-over]
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Chapter 8: I'm being collected. [Do-Over]
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Chapter 9: I'm being coerced. [Do-over]
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Chapter 10: I’m not a person. [Do-over]
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Chapter 11: I’m just a tool. [Do-over]
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Chapter 12: I’m being seduced. [Do-Over]
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Chapter 13: I’m juvenile. [Do-over]
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Chapter 14: I'm baffled. [Do-over]
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Chapter 15: He’s just as fucked up as me. [0.5 chapter]
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Chapter 16: I can't focus. [Do-over]
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Chapter 17: I’m on a date. [Do-over]
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Chapter 18: He benefits too. [0.5 chapter]
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Chapter 19: I'm not falling for her. [Do-over]
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Chapter 20: I’m comfortable here. [Do-Over]
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Chapter 21: Why Do I Lie? [bonus chapter]
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Chapter 22: I’ll be careful.
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Chapter 23: I’m being used.
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Chapter 24: I said I’m not falling.
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Chapter 25: I’ve already fallen.
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Chapter 26: He fucking fell, didn’t he? [0.5 chapter]
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Chapter 27: I’m a fucking idiot.
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Chapter 28: He’s a fucking idiot. [0.5 chapter]
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Chapter 29: I’m sick to my stomach.
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Chapter 30: She deserves better.
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Chapter 31: He deserves better. [0.5 chapter]
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Chapter 32: I want to be there for her.
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Chapter 33: I won’t let it out.
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Chapter 34: I let it out.
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Chapter 35: We’re on a real date.
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Chapter 36: I can’t think straight.
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Chapter 37: I can't forgive myself.
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Chapter 38: We're all together.
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Chapter 39: I have a question. [Taro's epilogue]
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Chapter 40: I love you. [Hanji's epilogue]
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Chapter 41: [On the subject of the rewrite]
UpdatedAug 27, 2023
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count48,085
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