“Is it me, or is my imagination running wild for whatever things I think you would do here?”
A whisper runs through her head as she suffocates over the classroom she attends. Barely escaping from the sight of her classmate, she steps foot on this isolated space, a rooftop of a five-level building.
"What are you doing by speaking through my head?!"
The girl raises her brows while expressing irritation over an inner voice that has bugged her life for three years. She had no intention of starting this conversation while trying to free herself from this stressful day.
She barely held her anger after hearing her inner self's words
'hungry.' She throws a jab upward, hitting over nothing but the empty air. Her
expression elicits nothing but uncontrollable rage.
Somehow, her motion paused as she reminded herself of how stupid to fall over a simple taunting with fewer words from her alter ego.
"You've been invading my body for three years. When are you going to leave me alone?!" The girl inquired, distasted with the presence of her alter ego.
“How often should I remind you that I cannot leave your body? You are the one who awakened me in that stupid ritual. Now you want to ditch me because I do not come to your liking?”
"I didn't conjure up a demon to creep over my body. Even if I do…."
“Shush! I am you, and you are me. We are one from the beginning. You should accept that fact and the fate of ruling over this NEW WORLD.”
The girl stammered after hearing the last sentences stated by her alter ego. Her eyes blinked for a few, confused while she stared at the visible city under a bright sun this late morning, where the sun had almost reached its peak.
It was a large city with no visible end of the line on this city border. Her mind ran wild, thinking about how the world was supposed to have changed. How do humans live before gods and demons come into their presence?
“Here we go again with your stupidity. Welcome to the NEW WORLD, created after the worldwide salvation the Creator of Life brought forth. It was the world your parent had made just for you and me, the next generation of immortal beings.”
"Don't simply assume everything on your own! You don't know my parent yet; who was this Creator of Life?!"
“Have you ever wondered why those pesky humans refer to themselves as neo-humans? It is the new world your parents and other gods created after narrowly escaping the world's apocalypse. Since we were born after the world rebooted, I can't blame you. Mortals once believed that gods existed. But, over time, this belief faded, leaving humans with nothing but greed and selfishness, which drew the wrath of the creator who created this chaos.”
"You've already told me this same story a dozen times. What is human, and what is neo-human?! What distinguishes us from them?!" She expressed her displeasure in a protesting tone.
“These humans not only did not thank us for saving them from extinction. Yet, they disapproved of our existence after the apocalypse. Thanks to our brilliant uncle, a neo-human was born during the reboot of this world. Neo-humans not only acquired the strength which rivaled a god, yet they have the abilities that surpassed the evolution of feeble mankind since millennia ago.”
"Is this the cause of this so-called Creator of Life trying to eliminate our origin? To protect this neo-human from a demon like you?"
“Wrong! I don’t understand how a prodigy like you could come out with this stupid resolution! I think you should change your title from prodigy to imbecile.”
"You know there is a way to kill you. I assume that you are well aware of that too, right?"
“Hmm—I doubt you will do that. Anyway, I will stack up some information for my silly sister, who knows nothing about our previous world. Listen. This world has consisted of three dimensions since the first-day humans existed on this planet. But due to the lack of necessity of being materialized as humans do, we stayed in our domains, living our life bound by the laws made by the Creator of Life.”
"Since we can't materialize ourselves, why is this creator so bothered to find a way to eliminate us along with these humans?"
“As I said before, humans once had faith in us but simultaneously feared and were tempted by the demon provocation. Over time, humans left their faith behind as the new generation replaced the older. After they pitched their belief in mythology and religion in pursuit of so-called advanced technology, it wasn't any big deal if they kept their conscience while advancing in this revolution. Still, their action was far too extreme in damaging the world's gift, resulting in countless conflicts of war, diseases out of control, and global warming that came sooner than we expected.”
"Still, I can't find fault within ourselves for this matter. It was human wrongdoings…."
“I see you enjoy interrupting whenever I try so hard to explain the fact to you. Would you just—"
The inner voice detected someone headed straight in their direction through the stairwell that connects the door to the rooftop. She had paused her sentences. Sensing a familiarity with someone both had known since childhood, the inner voice abruptly hid its presence, cliffhanging the explanation and disappearing into the shallow darkness within the girl's soul.
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