In front of him was a pretty box with a ribbon and little holes. Once the box was opened there was a pretty little thing sleeping inside. It was a very small cat with closed eyes sleeping peacefully.
"Daddy and Mommy bought her and I got her a nice little necklace. "
"You guys are the best! "He said while hugging them.
I picked up the cat and lifted him with my hands and he opened his eyes.
"I'm going to call you Shiro because you have a nice white coat. "
Me and Shiro started to spend a lot of time together. He slept with me and spent the day with me when I was at home. When I was doing my homework he would always lie next to me and wait for me to finish.
I love math and i very good at it as well as sports. My mother, father and older sister are not related to me by blood. In reality I was an orphan since I was born and was abandoned in a train station. The only thing that was left was a sheet of paper with my name on it. So I spent my life in an orphanage, and it wasn't easy every day. I was also born with a very rare peculiarity.
More precisely I was born with red eyes due to a problem of embarrassment. I never understood why but it put people off adopting me. Is it really that ugly to have red eyes? I was also given a nickname, the demon, by my friends. Of course in connection with my red eyes.
But finally after I turned 8.
"Oh mom look at him he's so beautiful. "
"What's your name? "
"Oh he's shy. "
"He's a beautiful little boy we're going to adopt him. "
"All right, come over here and sign the papers. "
They signed the papers and then it was time to leave and they called me. But I started to talk.
"Do you not mind or dislike my red eyes? "(Logan)
When I asked the question I was hanging on their lips waiting for the answer. And finally they smiled at me.
"Why should we mind? You're a very handsome boy and you're going to be a part of our family now. "
Then the one who would become my big sister Saori said these words.
"And then I find your eyes beautiful. "(Saori)
At this sentence I exploded in tears, I had received until then only mockery and stupid nicknames. But if it may seem childish it always hurt me. And that day I finally found a family.
"Thank you! "
I finally joined a school very soon after. I was really apprehensive about being around other kids, of course again because of my eyes. My sister had dropped me off at the gate and she noticed my visible stress.
"What are you afraid of little brother? "
"My eyes. "
"I already told you they're beautiful. "
"Yes, but not everyone thinks so. "
She was surprised by my thoughts for my age.
"Little brother, it's true that not everyone in this world is benevolent. You'll probably still get a lot of mockery and people will look at you weird. But the most important thing is that you accept yourself and your differences. "
"What if I can't? "
"Can you be strong for me?"
"So go. "
I went into the school and the teacher was waiting for me in front of the room.
"Well all your classmates are in the room you will go in and introduce yourself. "
The teacher opened the door and everyone stopped talking.
The teacher opened the door and everyone stopped talking. "Well, today you have a new classmate, be nice to him. "
Logan came in and introduced himself.
My name is Logan and I am 8 years old.
There were little whispers.
"He's kind of cute. "
"Go sit next to Amber. "
Logan sat down with his head down.
"Hey you want to eat with me at the re-creation. "
Logan raised his head and their eyes met.
"You... You have red eyes... "
She seemed very surprised, Logan instinctively looked away.
"You know I think it's classy. "
Logan to raise his head at these words.
"Well open page 1 of your textbook."
"So like that you are an orphan."
And so a new life began for me. And the years began to roll by.
Finally a new life I was still far from imagining what was waiting for me.
6 years later
I had made friends when I entered college. One of them was my best friend Maïli, a cheerful and nice girl.
My mother and father used to travel a lot for business trips. And right now he was, it was now 5 days. Saori kept me as usual by taking days off. They should be back tomorrow according to what he had said. Saori had left home a few years ago to be independent. But we always stayed close and she often came to our house. My parents were entrepreneurs, they had a business and we didn't lack anything. But my sister wanted to earn and build her life by herself.
She was currently working in personal assistance. She is my sister, a loving person who also took care of me. But that evening everything changed when the phone started to ring. My sister answered and she collapsed on the floor in tears. I rushed to her.
"Big sister are you okay?"
She looked me straight in the eye.
"Listen, Mom and Dad had an accident and they... They died..."
I then took a few seconds to understand before bursting into tears. And to be comforted by my sister who hugged me as we both cried.
Their plane had a problem which caused the crash of their aircraft. Once the sadness passed and the mourning done the funeral in tears and pain. And our own journey to hell began, my parents' business was taken away from us. All this by the board of directors, who pleaded that my sister had not participated in the business wanting to lead her own life.
We were evicted from our luxury house because of lack of money and I moved into my sister's small apartment. And to take care of me my sister took several jobs until she ruined her health. She literally became a slave and even...
One day I came home from college and on my way home I saw several shoes. I heard some strange noises and I went to my sister's room. And I saw her lying on the bed like a common doll while some men including one of my college friends were taking advantage of her. I then exploded with rage:
"Get out of the way! Get out!"
"Oh come on Logan come and take advantage of her after all she's not your real sister."
I then hit him with all my strength and he fell backwards. But then his buddies shoved me and hit me hard. Until my sister herself intervened.
"Leave it! " (Saori)
So they put their clothes back on, looking at us, then leaving the room.
"We'll see you soon, you little whore! "
I got up and my sister looked at me with all the pain in the world. And for the first time I looked away from her leaving her sitting on the floor with a sheet covering her.
The next day I screamed and cried my eyes out in grief, unable to stand on my own two feet. As I looked at the body of my sister hanging.
"This is not possible...Saori..."
I unhooked her and hugged them, sobbing. I had lost my sister the person who meant the most to me.
4 years later
The years went by and I had to fend for myself during my high school years. I became unsocialized, concentrating on my studies and work. Walking home alone. I opened the door to my house and there was a sign on it. It had an eviction notice on it, 3 months late on rent.
"Sorry if you don't have much to eat, I don't have much money right now. "
I took out some milk and poured it into a bowl.
"Here, this is for you, my little one. "I said while petting him and he seemed to appreciate it.
"I'll leave you Shiro, I have to go to work see you later. "
I arrived at the store where I work as a cashier.
"Come on Logan go get ready you're a little late. "
" Excuse me boss "
" It's not a big deal, go ahead. "
I rushed to my cash register and started taking customers. And I worked all night until 11pm. Before finally pulling another all-nighter and reviewing my math classes. I was so far along in my studies that I had started a thesis to earn money. Then the sun rose after another sleepless night. I went to the school and took my usual place at the back of the classroom alone while everyone was waiting for the teacher. But something happened and a bright light illuminated the room blinding me.
Logan is an orphan born with a genetic anomaly that gives his eyes the color red. Taken in by a benevolent family, his life will change dramatically. And he will be called to discover a new world invoked by it. As a hero? Certainly not, he will now follow his own path.