Ever been so lost that you've felt like you're facing a dead end? If you have you will understand the weight of hopelessness and the want to escape it. This journey will start off just like others, with happiness, adventure, discovery, until you meet that DeadEnd.
The story starts off with 7 people. Both unique and common. It will be told through the one at the center, the one in the shadows, and the one above. It is up to you to decipher who is who.
It was Friday, December 2025. The day I was led back to my hometown of Detroit, Michigan. My reason for coming back was due to my dreams. In the dream I was always in a field of grass and wheat. The sun was always setting and I felt at peace the wind smelled like banana nut bread like my mom used to make but the sun hitting my skin was so warm, I had a sense of fulfillment. I was so tired, but alas I was always interrupted. A man and a woman always came looking for me. The man, his skin was a milk chocolate brown, he was tall, and wearing glasses. Most visits he wore casual clothing like a T-shirt, shorts, and sandals. The woman was as beautiful as a goddess, she had dark brown skin, she was also tall, and wore what appeared to be a scarf. She mostly wore a pantsuit when she visited. At first I thought I was out of my damn mind but then again I’ve had weirder dreams. When they visited we had long conversations about my views and life but ultimately the conversations lead to some bullshit about the world ending. I was never told specifics of why and how so I never really cared but when the dreams kept getting so frequent, I finally listened. I was told to go back to Detroit, head to a certain location and wait there.
So here's to now-
I found myself at a convenience store near to where I used to live, it all felt nostalgic yet foreign…because I didn't WANT to come back. I waited 30 mins outside before heading in. As I headed in and looked around, I was greeted by…six familiar faces. Collin, Keyshawn, Kamya, William, Grant, and Jaiden. Friends I haven't spoken to for more than 2 years, the moment I locked eyes with them, bitter memories flooded the back of my mind like raging waters hitting shores. my heart began to immediately burst out of my chest, I wanted to run but I could not. I couldn't run from them, this situation, or myself. So I buckled down and swallowed my fear like a dry sour pill. The first words out my mouth were
“How’ve ya been?"
The room filled with silence and awkward stares. I began to sweat bullets. I wanted to die.
As I focused more I saw a face I've never seen in person. Jaiden Moon. Jaiden was an online friend to most of us who were there. To my knowledge this was our first meeting.
The first person to open their mouth and speak was…
William Edwards. His response to my question earlier was:
“We've been fine. But where have you been?”
I responded with.
“ I've been busy with school and work so yeah.. Heh heh”
Everyone stared at me, knowing I was telling only half truths. I wanted to find a hole and rot. Things later digressed and moved on. I was afraid to ask because I felt so awkward and out of place, but “he” asked in my stead. Collin Cole, my “former” best friend, in my eyes he was the most courageous person I knew, that or it was blind stupidity. He did the things I couldn't think of but could only imagine doing.
Collin asked everyone if they had been having dreams? More specifically dreams of a man and a woman, we all nearly shouted yes at him so loud that his ears would've bleed. With that ice breaker we were all able to talk freely, granted I still felt out of place.
As we discussed our dreams one by one. We realized the only thing we had in common was the man and the woman. The places or where the dreams took place and how they interacted with us was different from one another. Keyshawn was always at home alone. Collin was at the park. Jaiden was in a music studio. Kamya was in her bedroom. Will’s was a mall. Grant’s was a school.
Based on the places the dreams occurred or were centered in I assume it has to do with our deepest wants and desires? Maybe places we feel most happy at? I chose to ignore this cause I honestly didn’t wanna think about it anymore. I was stressed, tired, and wanted to go to sleep. I haven’t slept in forever.
In the midst of our discussions on the dreams, we heard a vibrating sound from the basement. It felt like a signal or calling, we all knew that we must go to the basement. Everyone looked at eachother and without a word we all went down. We opened the door and went down one by one. Most of us wanted to refuse but it felt like we couldn’t, I was delirious and tired from lack of sleep so I headed down first, and what I saw looked straight out of a fantasy book or should I say out of my dreams. It was a wide world, filled with trees, mountains, hills, the grass was tall and filled with wheat, the sun nearly setting and at the horizon was a man and a woman. Everyone else soon followed.
As I walked around I thought I was hallucinating but deep down I knew it was real. I marched forward to them whilst still tired, like a man lost in a desert seeing a pond. I demanded answers.
“Why did you lead me here?!” “Why did you bring them here?!” “WHAT DO YOU WANT?!”
I was starved of answers and needed them now.
They looked at me once and smiled. They said:
“Just wait a lil while longer..”
So I waited, everyone fully gathered in the “basement”
Kamya: Where the hell is this place?
She said with a shocked expression.
The man: Your base of operations.
He said with a grin.
Keyshawn: Wait hold on now. What are you talking about?!
Keyshawn asked with a dumb founded look.
The woman: You’ve all been assigned to work together as a team to stop the end of the world.
Everyone: What. The. Fuck.
Keyshawn and Collin: What the hell do we look like? THE AVENGERS?!
The man: Yeah we understand the reaction.
The woman: but rest assured you will succeed.
Jaiden: Why us and not some other “friend group”?
Collin: Yeah and why specifically us? Everyone here has had a tie to one another, I would understand if it was random but this is a little too much to be a coincidence.
The man and woman: Yes you are correct. To answer both questions we chose you because of those abilities you think you have hidden so well.
The man and woman: Do not play dumb. We know Everything about you all. Besides your not the only ones with certain “abilities”, you’ve all just peaked out interest.
Collin: damnit.. how long have you been watching us? What do you know?
It felt like Collin was staring daggers at them, but they were unbothered by him as if he was nothing to look at.
The man and woman: …no comment
Will and Keyshawn: BULLSHIT!!!
The man and woman: moving on.
The man: ok to give u a run down all religions are semi real and their god exist along with vast creatures of the multiverse-
Cut off by the woman.
The woman: Speaking of, yes the multiverse is real! Also a lot of other things like demons, monsters of the night like your little witch and vampire friends!!
Amarion: What witch friend?
Jaiden: she means me… my magic manifested at 16. I didn’t know till then. So I couldn’t tell you.
The woman: MOVING ON! We don’t have much time! We’re kinda on a schedule.
The man: yeah, she's right! Ok so currently the gods or the Divine will decide if humanity shall end and the world wiped clean and restarted over. In 6 months time the gods will have decided. You have two choices, fight these various religions, gather knowledge and stop them or fight an all out war and risk the world finding out the truth.
The woman: yes yes you have a lot of time so please decide!! Alr time to goooo!!!!
She said with what clearly is excitement coming off of her.
Amarion: But wait, where the hell do we even start?!
We don’t know ANYTHING?!
The man and the woman: Don’t worry as the leader you’ll know what to do !
The man: have fun cities 3♥
Keyshawn, Will, and Grant: ewwwww…
After they left the uneasiness around them Dissipated. So I asked:
“What did they mean by abilities?”
I stared in silence for three mins until I got and answer.
Jaiden: I'll go first then, I'm a magic user.
Keyshawn: Me and Kamyas family have an affinity for nature and shit. Well, except me, I don't have any powers.
I was shocked but that wasn't all.
Grant: I can not say.
Will: me neither.
Amarion: Why? How come?!
Will: Well what are yours huh?!
I frustratingly responded with “I- I can't say…”
Will: right so don't press me on mine.
Collin: sigh- me and my family have the ability to copy or mimic anything about a person. It's genetic but has begun to become recessive in my family…
I was surprised. I fell into silence, I couldn't form words at all. I could only think about where I should start from here.
Everyone began to call their family and make excuses why they'll be gone for six months. I used my “abilities” to give us somewhere to live. Since this’ll be our life for now.