My house was in a different location so I had to take a different turn from my friends. As I was walking away from them, I could hear their voices as they were saying goodbye to me.
"Alright Hiroki, I'll see you tomorrow."
"See ya Hiroki!"
"See ya bro."
Since I didn't want to act like a tragic character separating from their friends, I turned around and waved at them.
"Oh, hold on Hiroki!!" One of my friends said as he was coming towards me.
"What is it?" I asked.
"Where is my goodbye kiss?" He got near my face and tried kissing me in the lips. What the hell is this guy doing?!
"Pffffftt Dude that's gross!!" I immediately backed away from him as I shoved his face away from mine. But even after acting like that, he had a weird expression on his face.
"No homo." He winked at me as he went back with the other guys. If he suddenly told us that he was gay, I wouldn't be surprised. He's always like that! Making jokes like that. But I didn't mind it since that's how we spent our time at school. Doing stupid stuff and laughing at almost everything. Sometimes we would get in trouble for making noises during class periods or getting caught playing mobile games. I won't lie... I actually enjoy spending my time at school. My grades are pretty good, and I don't have any problems with any subjects.
While I was walking on my way home, I took my smartphone out of my pocket and started looking at the pictures I had in my gallery. I like taking pictures of stupid moments I do with my friends. I'm not that popular, but all of my classmates seem to enjoy spending time with me. From the popular girls to the quiet guys, I always try to have a conversation with all of them. I always have a specific topic I could talk about since I like doing different stuff.
After arriving home, I noticed that no one was there beside me. I took this as a chance to spend some time on my computer since my mother hates the idea of me playing video games instead of studying. Each time she finds me playing on my computer, a vein would pop on her head, and in the end, she would start yelling at me. My grades aren't that bad, so why is she always like that?
I think my mother said she would be late from work today, so she won't be coming home anytime soon. My brother mentioned that he was spending the night over with his friend. And my father is on a business trip for a week. That means I get to spend a lot of time on my computer! There are a lot of games I haven't played yet. I wonder which one I should play first. I'm so excited! I also have bought some snacks for cases like this!
I opened my computer and decided to play the first game I had in mind! There were a lot of mangas I haven't read yet. But I decided on putting them on hold for the moment. For now, I will play this game!!
For many hours I spent my time playing video games in front of my computer. My eyes were throbbing from the light my monitor was releasing. And my stomach was aching really bad from all of the junk food I just ate...
This is really bad...
I tried calming down by laying my head over the desk while holding my stomach with my hands. My eyes were getting heavy...
But suddenly, I could feel the pain was going away... Is it finally over? But somehow I couldn't raise my head back up.
I feel sleepy… Maybe taking a rest might be a good idea...
I thought as I continued staying in that position.
All of the pain and sensation of my body were going away as if I was flying.
Hm? What's happening?
Everything was dark, and I couldn't see anything.
Am I dreaming? Am I inside my dream?
I remember playing videogames and now...? Maybe I should try and wake myself up!
"…" But no matter what I tried my voice didn't come out.
Huh? My voice? It won't come out!!
No, I need to try harder!
I tried concentrating even more in order to let out my voice, but suddenly...
<Hollow voice acquired!>
A window game-like appeared in front of me.
Hollow voice? Am I dreaming about a game?
That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw that. Anyway, I should be able to talk now. But why am I having this kind of dream? Also, what should I say? Can I even talk in my dream?
"GgGg-G-aAaAammMme!!!!!" But the moment I spoke, a hollow like sound was heard.
What the fuck!? That my voice? I don't sound like that at all!!
"IiIiIiiiii a-A-amM h-HiiiiiiiiiiirRrok-k-ki!!!" I couldn't talk properly! My voice was cracking, and I couldn't pronounce anything correctly. It was as if I was some kind of zombie character!
I shouldn't worry about that right now! If I am dreaming, then that means I can change the place where I'm located. I started thinking about seeing something else instead of a dark place.
<Night vision acquired!>
Oh, another skill from this game-like window! I was in a creepy old room. There were scratches everywhere. Blood splattered everywhere, and broken things were lying around. I also could see spider webs everywhere.
Wait, I thought about going to the beach. Why am I in this place? I never thought about going into a scary-looking room!? Am I having a nightmare right now? But I wasn't scared! I was calm while I was looking around. ...Actually, I don't feel anything at all! I know that in dreams, you could taste and experience touching things. That's why I tried going down and touched a piece of wood that was lying around. But I couldn't touch it even though I could clearly see it.
Huh? My hand is going through? What's going on!? I want to touch that!!! That is what I kept telling myself in order to change my dream. I already am aware that this is a dream, so why can't I touch anything!? Can't I touch things in my dream?! It was as if I didn't have control over my dream! What's going on?
The more I looked around, the more I started thinking that I wasn't in a dream! Maybe if I go into another room… I started going towards the first door I could find. I tried opening the door, but my hand went through it again.
If my hand goes through like that, maybe my whole body can!! I tried going through the door, but…
I crashed against the door. I must have looked like an idiot...
I didn't feel pain or any kind of pressure from the crash.Why is this happening? When I looked down, I noticed that my legs were barely visible!
"W-WwaK-k-ke UuUuUu-uU-u-uPpP!!" I wanted to yell so that I could wake up from this dream! But nothing happened!
What happened to me?