‘Just sleep and your troubles will go away’
I don’t know why but for some reason I, yet again, decided to follow the world’s most deceiving words. To be honest, I knew that running away from troubles and leaving them to the future only leads to more trouble, but what can I do? My weak little heart can’t help but place hope on something that might never happen.
Thus, listening to the whims of my heart, I closed my eyes and found myself falling asleep almost instantaneously. I guess I must have gotten tired of all the things that have been happening as of lately.
It was a weird feeling, even though I knew that I had fallen asleep I was fully awake at the same time. It was as if I was drifting in an ocean or maybe a bathtub filled with water, my body seemed lighter to me as well, no, actually it seemed as if my body didn’t have any weight at all.
‘What’s happening?’ I thought when suddenly my surroundings started feeling hot… no warm to me and I felt as if I was lying with my head against something very comfortable.
It was a comfortable feeling, and for some reason I don’t know, I felt like crying but then I didn’t cry, I mean it would be weird for a 21-year-old to cry out of the blue for no reason whatsoever.
This feeling of comfort though, didn’t last for too long as after a brief period of time I found myself suffocating and choking.
‘What the hell!? What’s happening? Is my ex trying to murder me in my sleep? Was that comfortable feeling actually my ex trying to choke me with a pillow?’ is what I thought but then I discarded the thought as I didn’t have time to be worrying about something like this, not now at least.
I tried to move my arms, to move my body in order to break free from this hellish feeling of suffocation but try as I might I wasn’t even able to move a single muscle, let alone my arms or body.
My heart sank, I was confused, I didn’t know what had happened to me and why someone was trying to kill me either, but there was one thing that shone as clear as a day in my mind, ‘If I want to live then I have to break free right this instant!’
“Aaaahhh!!! Aaahh! My baby!!!” It was then that I heard a woman’s voice, she was crying very loudly but unfortunately, I didn’t have any time to help her as I, myself was on the verge of dying.
I… need to get away… otherwise… I will… die…!
As soon as this thought passed my mind, I felt my body filling with energy, and strangely so, this time, I was also able to move my body!
Collecting all the power in my muscles, I gave it my all in this one final shot and tried to remove the pillow that was covering my face. I tried for a good while and after a period of struggle, I was finally able to move it away. Or maybe it was the pillow that itself was lifted away from my face. I guess it was more likely the second possibility.
“D-doctor…. h-he is…!”
Who the hell is talking so loudly!?
I tried to open my eyes but for some reason, I was having a bit of difficulty opening them but this problem didn’t last for too long as I suddenly found someone forcefully opening my eyes with their fingers.
Thanks, I guess.
I finally opened my eyes but still for a good minute or two I wasn’t able to see anything. Everything around me seemed blurry to me, but I slowly regained my vision.
And, the first thing I saw when I woke up was the crying face of a woma… no, it was my… mother…?
Mother, I don’t know why but for some reason I found myself involuntarily using this term for the woman before me.
I looked away from her and found myself in a room completely different from my own. There was no ceiling fan, no laptop, no air conditioner, or even a trace of electricity in my surroundings, and most of all, there were two men present in the room as well who were now looking at me with stupefied expressions on their faces, one of them was a young man in his early twenties, he was carrying a big sword in his hand and the other was an old man and he had a necklace which looked to be made up of bones around his neck.
‘Where the hell am I!?’ is what I should have asked myself but I didn’t think there was any reason for me to go with the usual 'acting dumb' act since I had already read enough fantasy novels to know perfectly about the situation I was in.
Looks like those deceiving words about sleeping to get away from troubles actually worked this time around,
Yes, looks like I got reincarnated.