In the morning, Orion is all geared up. Ready to do his routine each month like always."....you sure, Orion?"Latina came, asking for confirmation. With Alicia on her side, she goes after Orion in front of their house."Orion, I don't think you're well enough,..."The two of them worried for Orion, first of all, Orion was an ordinary human. He didn't have much power to protect himself against something unexpected like before. The unknown variable that didn't bother any of them made them worry. Orion is worried about the other two and vice versa.With a reassuring smile, Orion says, "Yes, as I said before, I can't stay cooped here and do nothing,""I see,.....""If you already made up your mind then, I can't do anything,""Just, stay safe, Orion," added Alicia.Hearing someone wishing him to stay safe puts a smile on his face. Over and over he reassures them that he will be okay. In the end, Latina and Alicia let h
It was bright and sunny outside, the birds chirping all around the time making the atmosphere much more lively. Orion, still lying on the bed, moved a little. Bandage wrapped around his body, leaving his legs, arms, and head untouched. Before long, his eyes opened. The bright light that coming from the windows makes his eyes squint a little. On the side of the windows, there's a girl, sitting on a stool reading a book with contempt. Her back was facing the windows, and she was using natural light to brighten the book she was holding. Orion tried to move his body, trying to take a sit position. Noticing that, Latina helps him, holding him with her hand on his back, trying to support him.When he's comfortable enough with the position, Latina steps back, pulling her stool so she can get closers to him, and then says, "Good morning, Orion,""Yeah, morning,""Hows you feel, Orion?""Can't move my body, also my back feels itchy,"She's giggling, and says, "...Want me to scratch it?""You
The room was in mess with debris littering all over the place. From the hole, Latina came out. Shouting to the people in front of her with all her might."Give me back Orion!"Without thinking, she shoots magic from her hand. A ringing sound reverberated throughout the whole area, blasting the bedroom, and opening a big hole to the other side of her entrance. The two of them bounce by the after-effect, but before the person completely stands. Her eyes got blinded by Latina. Both of her eyes got slashed by magic."AAAAAAAAHH!"The girl screamed, writhing in pain. Red liquids gushed from both of her eyes, tainting her adorable face with crimson red. Both of her hands push her eyes, hoping that the action can relieve the pain a little. After that, with hand tainted with red. She reaches out her hand, searching for someone in her blindness."Orion,""Orion, where...... are you....?"Orion was stunned, watching the girl that happily playin
I've been dreaming, a dream where mom smiled. Playing with me all day, spending her time with me like always. A moment of bliss that I have. This dream started over and over, with the same beginning and the same ending. Liked by everyone, a figure of inspiration for children, and mom's proud daughter. A loop of happiness that momentarily fill the emptiness of my heart. But, the dream stopped. The caring smile mom gave, turned into an unrecognized expression. In mom's eyes, there's only fear inside of it. As if looking at something hideous. "Mom, it's me,...." I tried to have a conversation with her. But what I got was a shout of expulsion. "GO AWAY!" That day, the day I lost everything. I thought after that certain event when I came back to my hometown, people will swarming me and praised me. But, instead of gratitude. All I got was nothing but screaming. The people and the children that kind before, throwing stones at me. I closed my eyes, hoping that this nightmare will come to
One year ago, Latina went to the capital. Walking through the slum, searching for something that can she hold onto to become her hope, her aspiration, her reason to live in this world of madness.The sky was dark and drizzling. Clinging to hope, she's walking, witnessing a dozen of corpses on the side of the road. A common sight to behold in the darkest part of a glorious city. A corpse of kids, adults, even a mother hugging her child. It's stink, a cold and unmoved body that can't hold a conversation.'....Its stinks,'The truth that she sees, taught her that there were people who once lived in this world. Helped her to keep her loneliness at bay.The deeper she went, the deeper she realized that her wish was just a mere wish. But, by the time Latina began to lock her hope inside her heart again. She found a boy, lying down, looking at the sky with empty eyes. A boy that seems fragile, like he was ready to disappear at any moment.Latina approached, reaching out to the boy's face."H
Inside the room, there's a boy, lying down in the middle of the room without a single light. The room was dark, and the only source of light was the big windows at the rear. Slowly, Orion gains consciousness and wakes up in the middle of a foreign room. A big room that seems like he is inside a castle. With the interior that can't be seen clearly.'Feels like deja vu,...' thought him.Even when he woke up in a different place, he still remain calm. The first thing that he thought about was how Latina doing right now. He seems very concerned about her and hopes that he didn't make her worried.'Hope I didn't make her worried,'Suddenly, the big door opened. From the other side, a girl walked in and slowly closed her distance toward Orion. He is silent, staring at the person who walked towards him. When the girl reaches the part the light from the windows illuminates, showing the figure of a girl with white silver hair before him. With ease, he walked and said, "Excuse me, where am I?"
"Don't be shy and eat!"A high voice enveloped the round table. The girl that took care of the shop placed a dish one after another on the table while the other two sat around it. Across Sarah, there's a girl with long blonde hair that shines because of the light reflection. It's Latina, all the time, she just bows her head and didn't see the interlocutor's eyes the whole time. Her ears still read, it seems she's still embarrassed. Beside her, there's Orion with both of his palms pressing against his face.At times like this, the only rational thing that he thought is to keep silent until the end. He didn't want to spoil the atmosphere and mood that already build up."So, how both of you met each other?" Said Sarah.After half of the food at the table was gone, Sarah tried to open a talk with them. Hearing that, Latina halted and blushed again.'It's weird seeing someone blushing this much in a single day,...' Thought Orion."Nothing special actually,""I think we met each other six m
In the middle of nowhere, there stood a single, big, castle made of brick. Dark envelopes the castle without a single source of light. The inside of it was vast with its beautiful interior. But there's no single living being that can be seen. Only a doll with variety decorating its corridor. When the floor shook, all the dolls lined up, making space at the center, as if waiting for someone to pass by.With a shrieking sound, a single creature deep inside the castle passed. The creature has a big head that seems like a deer, there are so many eyes on its face. With each step that the creature took, the doll beside it shivered as if all the doll has a life inside it.The creature itself walks through the corridor, passing some small rooms, and then vanishes at the end of the corridor after entering a large door. Inside the room, there's a lavish room with king sized bed with a frill decorating the rear. The creature halted, moving slowly to the large mirror beside the bed. Its eyes glow