This is part of the fiction inside my imagination. All of the names inside this novel are fiction and just came up in my mind and didn't have any intention to "mock" or "degrade" the subject. (I will call this world is Alternative World.)
"Hello guys, welcome back to my channel. Now we will hunt for some bug in this game."
This is me, Rega Martin. Just an ordinary streamer for a game called World End Online a.k.a. WEO. This game is the most famous MMORPG in the world with more than one million players online every day.
"This is my fourth alt account for this game, now we will try if the healer can heal a monster boss or not. Keep watching and don't change your channel guys!"
Even though I played this game since its beta test, no one ever recognized me as a WEO streamer. My subscribers are small when compared to WEO streamers in the world with around one million subscribers already. Even though I have 20456 subscribers, my viewers are just six watching. Even if no one watching my streamer, that's fine. I played this game because I have loved it since junior high school. That's lucky that I can participate in the beta test and decide to be a streamer.
Gyaaaaa_: "Lol!! Your party will be mad!"
Aeroxxxx : "What a waste of time to be here."
"Sorry for that Aeroxxxx."I just smile and be patient to deal with viewers. I know that my content is boring and just a waste of time. This is the best I can do for my favorite games. Playing it until the end.
Mr. Bomb : "Need some tutor to slay the boss dude?"
HPppy~BeT : "Go to xnnnn.com with some betting."
"Hey!! don't spam an ad in the comment section, please! or you will be banned!"
I banned it and the viewers now are three.
Gyaaaaa_ : "Sorry dude, the school needed me so... bye~"
"Don't worry Gyaaaaa_(Underscore)!!."
One by one my viewers go out. It's usual... Just usual, and yet in my heart, I feel lonely and sad.
Roseprty@ : "You look skinny, you must eat something. Btw bye~"
"Don't worry Roseprty@ I will be fat."
Now the viewer is zero. Sigh* Why do I waste my time on this? I think I need some refreshing. I feel tired. Just, I don't know anymore. I feel I want to give up but I didn't quite like it. I should end what I start.
I end the stream and do some yoga. Oh yeah, I forgot that this is the day that the final update was released. Never mind, I can play it after my part-time work as an article writer.
"Can I come, big brother?"
Her name is Emily Rosegold, my sister, she does the chores while I work for money. Maybe I got a small salary, but that's enough for us to live.
"Yeah, you can come Emily."
Emily comes inside while bringing the plate of food.
"Are you overworked again? Don't push your self please."
She feels sad about the fact that her brother is overworked again. It's just usual, why does she feel that way? She is wearing her uniform. I look at the clock,
"Yeah, study hard okay?"
I smiled at her. It's just an empty smile to cheer her up.
"Okay, bye! bye!" Say my sister while leaving my room.
And yeah, she cheers up again. I don't want to see my sister's sad face. I didn't want to feel sorry for her. It's fine, it will work... That's the word to make me feel confident. It's just an empty word after all.
Now I should prepare to do a part-time job. I go to my bathroom and bathe. After that, I come back to my room and do some article writing. But first, I should find the person who needed my skill. After searching for around 30 minutes, there was no one needed article writing.
It's fine I think...
I searched for a part-time job online again, but there is none of my capabilities on the list that I could do. Maybe I will write a WEO article on my website or post about the last video in the Yourtuber.
I think about it for a short time... Nah, just do it all.
About two hours have passed...
"Ahh... Finally, my work is done...."
I relaxed my back a bit. It's a bit hurt because I sit on this gaming all day.
The notification on my computer popped out.
"Hmm? Is the update already released?"
I try to remember that the update will be released this night. Hmm... I think because I got the beta test I got the update sooner?
Suddenly my house is trembling.
I look up, the ceiling is cracked!! I look around quickly. Anything, anything, just anything that can help me. I look at my table, it's the table I bought last year with my money.
I decided to protect myself using this table. After that, the ceiling hit my table one by one. Oh god, oh god!!
I feel tremble and panic inside the table. What if this table wasn't strong enough? How could I get out of this? Just, what happened!!?
That sound is stopped. Is it stopped? I didn't know that earthquake come. There is no alarm or anything to inform it.
Oh, I didn't realize that my breath goes on rampage. First, I need to calm myself. I touch my pants. Where is it again? I remember that I put my handphone inside my pocket.
People scream!? That's not normal. Usually, people will be screaming while the earthquake still quaking but after that happens?
Ah, I get it! I take out my phone and text 911 for help. The phone rang, but it didn't connect. I try it again... the same result.
What should I do? What should I do!? I look at the table. What if I punch it until it breaks? The ceiling will fall down to me absolutely but, if the ceilings are parted away... I still have a chance to get out.
I inhale for a moment and hit it with all of my power.
My hand... I feel that my hand is trembling. But what a surprise, the table cracked. I try it again.
Ouch... ouch... It hurt... I cover my right hand with my left hand and I feel some kind of fluid on it. My hands trembling stronger than before. No, I can't just give up like this. I must get out!!! I grasp my hand again strongly.
How about my sister? Is she fine? Is she okay?
I punch it again. Now I feel panicked. My sister is out there and I can't get out of this thing!!!
I desperately punch it again and again... It never worked. I should know it won't work. Thinking about my sister out there, my tears fall down. She is in danger and yet I am still stuck here. Damn!!
I punch the floor to release my frustrated feeling. This is lucky that I didn't feel suffocated inside here. This is the last thing I can do. I touch the ceiling of my table with my two hands. I know this is stupid. What if the ceiling is heavier than I think? Just try it.
I try to lift my table with the part of my ceiling on it.
Pant* pant* pant*
I did it!!! I really did it!!
I am relieved, now I just need to search my si-
My blood dripped outside from my hand. I am stunned, shocked, and surprised at the same time. I know the pattern of this "thing". Round, and big, and there is some text on it that I know from the game. It's Sin, the second satellite of the world called Art in my favorite games.
Why is it here?
The wind blew up on me strongly. I look at the sky and see monsters fly away in the sky. I walk a bit. My mind feels empty. I don't know anymore. The thing that I should know is my sister. Where is it? Is she fine? Is she not hurt? Is she safe now?
I walked a bit... and started to run.
Where is her... Please, she is my only family.
Accidentally, I hit someone.
"Mrs, You know som-"
"No! leave me alone!."
Oh, yeah... Pant* Emily, where are you... Pant* Yeah!! Her school!
I ran again. Please wait for me!! Emily!!!
I kneeled down. My tears go down. Ruined, scattered, sadness, disappointment.
I am late...
My hand trembling, I punch the street again and again. Feel frustrated, disappointment, and sadness.
In front of me, where my sister with her smile comes out and says "Brother, thanks for waiting."
That's the usual day I pick up my sister at school. From when our parents passed away until now. She always smiles at me after she finishes her lesson at school. Waving at me, I remember the first time she got a friend. I remember she sulked because I always treated her like a kid.
Those memories, ruined... The same fact as the school in front of me is ruined and full of monsters.
Sob* sob* sob*
She is the only reason I keep overworking.
I just can scream. I feel like my effort until now is just... is just... Ruined.
A monster slowly walks in my direction. Its hands and feet have membranes, its head is like a catfish, and its body is like a human.
It pulls out its claw from its finger. I think this is where I will die. The place of me and my sister, walk to our house, chatting about what's happening in her school, joking, and eating ice cream. Now it's gone. If this suffering can stopped. I don't mind dying. Your brother is pathetic, right?
It started to point its claw at me. It looks like I will die from its claw. I close my eyes. Hope it didn't hurt.
Before I close my eyes. Suddenly, someone pushed the monster away.
"Hey!! Are you okay?"
The monster screaming. After that, the same monster scream answered its scream. He clicked its tongue.
He grabbed my hand and pulled me. I still can run, but what for? I failed as your brother. I should've protected you.
My leg hit the stone on the street. I fell down.
"Quick, there is no time for us!! The monster, it will come!!"
"Hey, are see a blonde girl wearing a uniform with her orange?"
He grabbed my hand once again and pulled me up. Our faces meet each other.
"Your sister is fine!!"
It gives me a glimpse of hope.
He is still grabbing my hand. I release it with my power. He looked at me.
"It's fine!! Show me your way!"
He faintly smiled at me. His speed increased and I am too.
Pant* pant* pant*
How long do I run? Pant*
I am tired. Even breathing makes me hurt. My leg trembled but my hand, I didn't know when it stopped.
He is tired too judging from his breath. Not like me who still felt tired, he recovered quickly.
"This is the shelter."
He pointed to a big round building in front of us. Some soldiers are guarding the entrance.
He lent his hand to me. I reach it and he helps me walk.
"My name is Rega Martin Pant*, what's your name? pant*"
"Renald, Renald Rocks. Your sister inside this shelter."
"Sorry for bothering you."
I look down, thinking how he tries to save me with his kindness, and yet I just blank out and can't even run correctly.
"Yeah, that's not a problem." He said it to ensure me but, I know what he's feeling.
We are welcomed with two soldiers.
They salute Renald after they recognize us.
"Welcome Hero, We are waiting for you. Is this man a Giver or Survivor?" Said the soldier on the right side. It sounds assertive yet calming.
Renald nods at them and the soldiers salute down. The soldiers offered help for me but Renald waved his hand to sign. We come inside and leave them outside.
Renald didn't give them an answer and yet they left us to come inside.
"It's her, right?"
He points to the girl in the corner of the hall. I release Renald's hands. I walk slowly.
She seems to look down. I walk slowly. My tears slowly come out. I feel... Relieved. She recognized me.
She jumps at me.
I hug her and cry.