Chapter 8: Remember?
There was nothing. She could not feel. She could not see. Did she even have a body? It felt like she just didn’t exist.
“Please, help me. I’m losing.”
Losing? Is this a game suddenly? She couldn’t speak, obviously. But it was like the voice understood her.
“No game. But I am losing. Please help me.”
This dream was so different. She didn’t understand.
“I am sorry. Please, you must remember…”
The voice faded. Sounding like it was in pain somehow.
What was going on?
“The dream was really different.”, Hikaru said, while eating breakfast. “It was like, someone called out for me. There was nothing but a voice.” Haruki listened quietly. “Maybe… I should keep dreaming to find out?” He nodded at his sister’s proposal. “For now, that is the best idea.”, he replied.
“Good morning. Today is Saturday. This is the news of 8AM-“
Hikaru sighed loudly. “It’s still weird… Why would I even dream about something discussed in history classes?”
“You’re right. You think the dreams will change subject when we had our test?”, Haruki replied. Both siblings thought about it for a while, and then sighed again.
“The computer virus, officially named ‘Ill-usion’, has been confirmed to infect over one thousand electrical devices in the area. The virus is well-known for knitting together browser history to change settings of your device-“
Haruki sighed loudly this time. “I miss my online matches…”, he muttered. “You’re such a geek.”, Hikaru replied. She grabbed her cellphone. “I’m going to call Yuugi. We could go get some ice cream together.” But her phone only made weird dial-up noises. “He’s offline, you dork.”, Haruki said. Hikaru fell silent for a moment before realizing Yuugi’s cellphone was a built-in model. “I seriously need to pay attention to what he says. Sometimes.”, she muttered, getting up. “I’m going to go over to see if he wants to go out. Wanna tag along?” Haruki shook his head. “Gonna study.”, he said. Hikaru shrugged. “Fine by me!”
“-oids also have been infected. Please use all electronical devices safely.”