Volume 3 – The Obscure Incident
#114 – Rise Of The New Reality
Lowering her defenses like that… This was indeed suspicious, but I was determined to stop her for once and for all. I ran and quickly captured her. She didn’t even try to fight back.
“She has emerged.” Melis said. Believing in her own evil fantasies, she was probably dreaming of weird things. I had no idea what she was seeing right now.
“There is no one other than us here.” I said.
The thunderstorm, which had previously quietened down, was intensified again. The wind got stronger again, the lightnings struck with greater energy. The rain was much faster than before. This could be a disaster; such rain could flood the lowest parts of the building in no time and carry the upper layers of earth away from the woodland.
“Connect to her.” she said. She was staring at me with her… no longer innocent eyes, yet… I was feeling something strange. Her expectant glance was powerful. It was giving her an innocent appearance, like nothing going on here was her own fault. Like she wasn’t the murderer I had been trying to catch all this time.
“No…” I said silently. “I won’t be defeated by your false innocence again. You won’t escape this time.”
“Hold my hands.” she said. This would be a stupid move. I knew it. I knew it would be a wrong thing to do, and I would not listen to her anymore. But… something was pushing me to do it. I couldn’t resist this magical force. Instead of holding her arms tightly together, I lowered my own arms and held her hands. As soon as our hands touched, she raised them up to her chest level and held my hands tightly. Her hands were pretty cold.
“What the hell is going on, hold it together, Kenan!” I was angry with myself. It was feeling like my brain had no control over the rest of my body.
“Look into my eyes.” she said. There was no way I could look somewhere else. Looking into her eyes, I could feel that I was seeing a completely new dimension. Adjusting for the depth of what I was staring at, my eyes were no longer seeing anything in my surroundings. There was an imaginary tunnel from her eyes to mine. She wasn’t blinking. Now that I was aware of it, neither was I.
Tears formed in my eyes, and hers. Maybe not because of any emotions, but to keep our eyes wet and clean. Meanwhile, my breathing was slowing down and syncronising with hers.
“We are here.”
Melis’ lips were moving, but this voice… This voice definitely weren’t hers. This was a deep voice, probably the voice of an old woman.
Calling this ‘weird’ would be an understatement.
“Who are you?” I asked.
“The people you denied the existance of.” she replied. “She was telling the truth.”
“I don’t understand.” I said. “And please understand me as I’m having a hard time believing in what I am hearing.” It was possible that this was an effect of some kind of drug Melis was using. I wasn’t even sure if I was talking loudly, or making these up in my mind. Maybe, together with Melis, I was going crazy too.
“We have been with you all this time, and we will always be with you.” she continued.
“No.” I said. “You don’t exist. I don’t believe in this, this is simply a hallucination.”
“What kind of evidence do you need to confirm our existance?” she asked.
“I don’t… want…” I was having a hard time talking. “I’m not talking to a non-existant being!” I shouted. Melis’ eyes opened wide. She held my hands even tighter.
“You have been blind to the world around you.” she said. “Stop limiting your reality with the laws of three dimensional physics. There is more to this universe…”
“This is a bad dream.” I said. “A nightmare. I will eventually wake up.”
“We are the awakening!” she replied me.
“Shut up, Kenan, clear your mind!” I was repeating. I dropped down on my knees, still looking in Melis’ eyes and holding her hands.
“So naive…” she whispered. “You were clearly the right choice, Mr. Kenan.”
I could not take it anymore. Trying to deal with this girl’s mental problems, I was only losing my mental health with her. I was giving up. I would no longer try to help her, or anyone else. The only thing I wanted was to make it out of the building and preserve my sanity.
I pushed Melis away, and averted my gaze. I turned around and ran into the hallway. I located the nearest stairway and continued running there. But when I arrived, there was a very unpleasant surprise waiting for me there. There was a locked iron door blocking the enterance to the stairway. Around the door, there were impenetrable iron bars. There was no way I could get out that way.
“Okay, this definitely is a bad dream!”
I started running to the other end of the hallway, hoping those stairs would be available. But this time, my way was blocked by another set of iron bars before I could even make it to the stairs.
“If I die in my dream, I will wake up in the real world.” I said. “Yes, I just need to do that… This is lucid dreaming, I can control myself… It is time to control the environment!”
In great disbelief, I was trying so hard to leave this ‘fantasy world’ and wake up. I sat down near a wall and got my head between my hands. Later, I got up again and tried to force the iron bars to get through. It was no use.
“Where are you going, Mr. Kenan?”
Melis had suddenly appeared behind me. This time, it was her own voice.
“Demon!” I said. “Stay away from me!”
“Things will only get better from now on.” she said. “But we need you.”
“There is no WE, it is just YOU.” I said. She started walking towards me. “Stay away!”
“This is not a dream.” she said. “Don’t be afraid of the new reality.”