Sometimes even the darkest of halls hide something bright. You just have to... look for it. That's all. Yet the natural fear of the dark embedded within our foolish and weak minds prevent us from looking into the abyss.
For the saying goes, if you stare into the abyss, the abyss will stare into you. Now, let's be honest, we all thought that was badass. And it is badass. Yet has anyone ever truly tried to look into the dark?
People say how there is light at the end of a metaphorical tunnel but they never tried to see the tunnel itself. Its shape. It's form. We all focus on the end product so much we forget to take in the whole journey. What's the point in that?
Such a boring and typical lifestyle is not for me. I don't care. I live life by my own rules.
Yeah, we all tried that saying before. We tried to live "freely" only to be slapped across the face by so many things that hold us back. Nature. Laws. Asian parents. Black parents. And unstereotypical white parents, who somehow actually beat their children to discipline them.
Honestly, I don't understand how the western world works. I mean, as a Japanese man I can see the clear difference between this country and mainly any country in Europe. They are so much more developed.
Not everyone is so lucky. Yet the me, who has never been there, can see the problem. They don't follow the rules. Like at all. They create them. Take the USA for example. They had what? A massive war against Afghanistan? How many people do you think died? But they were the ones providing armament to fight themselves. It's like sending soldiers to kill themselves in a suicidal effort to look like the victims.
Scratch that. It is sending soldiers to kill themselves in a suicidal effort to look like the victims. Yet, they punish people for killing someone in their own country? By killing them as well?
What the hell is the point in that. All execution did was raise some tension, got 2 people killed and that's it. Who do they think they are? The world government, trying to kill Bol D. Roger because he's the King of the Pirates? No, the person is probably some sociopath who has an addiction to killing people. Surely it's not that bad.
Anyways, I'm getting sidetracked. So sidetracked I never realised. That I died. Yep. Got slammed by a van right in the face. Worst of all, I was actually trying to commit suicide by jumping off a building but I guess my timing was wrong since I got hit by a coincidental van before I even hit the ground. Talk about unlucky huh.
I am going to be real here. I have never heard a woman actually scream with a 'kyaa' until today. I can die appeased I guess. Oh, what's that? Why did I want to kill myself?
It's nothing much really. I just hated how I lived by the rules. See, as a young Japanese boy, what I was taught is discipline. How to act according to social stereotypes. How to avoid people that don't abide by social stereotypes and how to listen to the elderly since they are much "wiser" than me.
Now listen here, if you can't tell apart a Playstation from an Xbox then I don't believe in your wiseness. Take it somewhere else but here.
But returning to the point, Goodness me am I getting distracted. How have I not died yet? How long does bleeding out take? Anyways, I had to live by the rules. I followed them, gave them a chance y'know?
And look where that got me.
In a random company as an IT technician, what a dumb name for a dumb job am I right?
hahaha...oh my lord am I pathetic or what?
Regardless, I decided to end it. Since in real life? There was no dark tunnel to explore. Nor was there the light at the end of the tunnel. All I have is a flimsy body that can break easily, a stupid job where I am underpaid, and a literal army of waifus that I have built from watching anime too much. So I decided to jump to the end of this "tunnel" and cheat the system by dying before I'm meant to. Because this is such a pain, I can't even be asked to give it a second chance. I would rather go to the end and experience real darkness, or explore the unknown. That is the only dark tunnel that exists.
Speaking of animes, I always wished to experience that type of thing where someone dies and meets a God and gets sent to another world to live happily ever after. That would be kind of nice too. I would be a random person in a random environment where the laws don't apply because God is my friend and oh, I'm fading away. Guess that's that huh.
Why am I still here? I'm... pretty sure I died. Oh lord, what is going on? Is that some sort of light? Am I in the tunnel right now? Hell yeah dude, let's explore.
... Why can't I move? God dang it, just when I found the tunnel, I can't even control my body. Guess, I'll wait for the light at the end of the tunnel lol.
Jesus, Allah, Ganesha or whatever God there is. Can you take me to the end already?
"good grief you sure an odd one." a woman's voice spoke out, it seemed to come from the surroundings as if to corner me. Well, I'm pretty sure I still cannot speak since I can't feel my body, so I'm assuming you can hear my thoughts?
"yes that is correct," she affirmed, nice. That means less trouble for me. Anyway, ms deity can I see you already?
"oh? it's bold of you to ask to meet a divine being such as I. Most people that want to see me are typically appeased by me throwing some random tornado or tsunami at them. What will it take for you?" She asked although I can't see her. I'm assuming she is smirking right now.
Don't you dare act smart with me and don't you dare compare me with those idiots. They are happy with drinking soda every other day of the week while I prefer champagne. We are of different levels.
"hahaha, what an arrogant person. I like it. Very well, you can meet me."
As the sound seems to fade the light approached fast towards me, welp this is definitely progress. Quite literally. As the light took over me, I didn't even feel the need to close my eyes. Assuming I had them of course, all that changed was the darkness that I was seeing disappeared and was replaced by white. What a cliche representation of purity. Who said black or brown people couldn't be pure?
"If you don't stop complaining about every little thing, I will warp your astral body into nothingness." Yet her threat went in through one ear and out the other.
So this is my astral body huh. Interesting. Huh? Why is there a bunch of stairs going u- oh I see. Hello there.
"Hello to you too child. How was your death? Peaceful I assume?"
Excuse me? I died a 30-year-old man, you look like a 16-year-old girl right now. Should you be calling me a child, young lady?
"hmm really? Because all I can see is a ball of light in the middle of the room, no middle-aged man body in sight." the girl looked around.
She had long blonde hair flowing freely, emerald-like eyes looking downwards with a smirk on the babyface of hers. Fair skin and as expected, really white makeup to brighten the face.
"EXCUSE ME? THIS IS MY NATURAL SKIN? Also, who are you talking to?"
Oh. I just thought that since you let me meet you like some anime protagonist, I may as well provide a narrative voice. As if someone is writing it right now. Anyways, as I was describing, she looks caked with make-up.
"I'm muting you."
"ah, peaceful silence. You wasted too much of my time. Jeez, you really are a pain to handle."
"anyways listen up, because your dumbas- big brain thought of cheating the system you have basically messed up the AI I set up to manage Earth called fate. So thanks for creating that work. But now here comes the issue. You are expected to have another 100 years of life. You were supposed to be one of the oldest humans, growing old and wrinkly but you just had to cave under the pressure huh."
"fine I'll unmute you, but don't speak up too much okay?"
"huh? did I not unmute you right?"
hahaha, I was messing with you, Just kidding.
So, this is basically like an anime then.
"Yes, and if your smartass can actually figure out something, I'm about to resurrect you with your knowledge of the previous world. Because you just had to ruin my system."
Oh, you're not kidding, are you? That's neat. What type of world am I being sent to?
"haah...it's a world of magic and monsters. Like you fantasised in those dreams of yours. Still can't understand how you mastered the art of lucid dreams so perfectly."
If you get bored enough like me anything is possible. Besides, can you even dream? You're God.
"I-.... fair enough."
"anyways, I will be kind to you and let you choose your own appearance and other things. Here's the panel. Let me go and fix Earth before everything collapses."
Finally, I can get a body so the actual narrative voice can be used. What is this a game? A panel. Let's see. Height,weight uhuh. ELEMENTAL COMPATIBILITY? WHAT THE FU-
Right. This is a world of magic. Let's see. Skills too, this is basically one of those isekai game format mangas. I don't really mind, I actually got choices now. Goodbye IT technician days, welcome new days.
*15 mins later*
Ok, I think I'm done.
"huh? you done?"
You were watching me?
"I can hear everything you fool. Let's see."
Profile: Ryu Skyborne
Weight: 85 kg
Physique: lean muscular, proportionate mass of muscles. Strengthened body. Silver hair and blue eyes. Cool boi. Shlong size censored.
Elemental compatibility: all of them.
Skills: Strengthened body. Temperature control. Illness resistance.
"you know while I do think you decked yourself out quite nicely. I have so many questions I don't know where to begin."
Start from the beginning then. It's not like we both have anything better to do, so may as well.
"Ok then first of all, what the hell is that name? Ryu Skyborne? You think you're special or something?"
I mean considering how I'm talking to God, I'd say I'm pretty special.
Besides what's wrong with deciding on a cool name?
"...you actually make sense for once. Next issues. What is this 'cool boi'?"
Surely a God knows exactly what that is. I mean you're God.
"of course I know what that is, my question is why exactly did you write that?"
Oh, I wasn't bothered to describe a typical cool guy and assumed you would already know.
"I mean I do but...ok whatever next. Why did you only pick three skills?"
You forgot to ask about my schlong size. Aren't you curious?
"I intentionally ignored that, your reasons so far have been pretty stupid so far so I didn't bother."
Ok since you want to know so much. I wasn't comfortable with a woman seeing my thing right now.
"I didn't even ask. Besides, I'm talking to you in your astral body, this is as naked as you can get."
*gasp* turn around you pervert. Hentai. Ecchi. Tsukebe.
"I literally created you."
Well, my mum gave birth to me, does that mean I let her see my grown-ass body?
"..y- touche. Anyways, answer my question."
Well, the reason is I assume you can get skills as you go on. Unlike, magic types which are typically fixed from birth, skills seems like something you get from experiences. If you know the type of person I am, I prefer to explore the dark tunnel before achieving the light at the end.
If I am to be resurrected, I may as well experience life to the fullest and have that sense of accomplishment before I have it all, you feel me?
"w-Wow. You actually had pretty deep reasons."
Please I always justify my actions, unlike the fools back on Earth.
"except for the fact that you never cared about anything."
That's just my character, you made me. It's your fault.
"Don't you dare blame me for- ugh...I'm getting a headache so I'm sending you to that world. You are starting as a teen, any last words?"
Wait you can have a headache?
"of course those are your last words. Goodbye. I might talk to you from time to time." she sighed. I suddenly felt warmth surround me. I started feeling myself being entered in a body. A corporal body, and like a computer my body awakened. Yet, I had one questions left in mind. This one question that seems that it will continue to plague me.
She can get a headache?
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