“I need it by next week, understand?”
The boss said once again the torture of being embarrassed in front of my colleagues as he waved his hand away towards me. His gesture commenced the unspeakable truth behind his dissatisfaction with the business proposal she's been working on day and night for the upcoming conference. Getting sluggish as I went back to my desk, a loud thump broke in the silence where she sits.
”You got scolded again didn't you?” one of her office mates said, tapping the folder on top of her head to cheer her up while she replied with a sluggish smile on her lips.
Soon, I was determined to finish the task given to me and made it in time before the boss scolded me another time. The incident was like every other normal day inside the office which didn’t faze everyone one bit as we are used to it. The long tiring day has reached an end, thankfully for me, I managed to finish all the necessary documents needed for tomorrow’s upcoming presentation for the newly hired employees’ orientation. A long and fulfilling sigh escaped my lips as it signifies the freedom I yearn for after all the hard work she has given for the main task of the day.
Upon the clashing of the glasses, they cheered happily. I and my colleagues thought of drinking after work on the assumption that tomorrow will be another day as slaves to their company. After having a few drinks with them, the feelings that weigh in her chest from earlier fade as the night goes on, and soon will have to end drunk away with her sorrows for tomorrow’s beginning.
“Well, it was such a nice time as always hanging out with you guys. See you all tomorrow again”
Was my last words before blacking out. It was a bit hazy in her memories, but the clear stagnant darkness was visible in her last breath.
The warmth I felt on my back was bloodbath covered with a crimson red silhouette. There was a faint wailing of the siren and also people around me surrounding the stretcher as if I was badly hurt. Little do I know, there was an incident that took place near the building where I currently work. It was in a split second, but I managed to remember everything vividly with the few moments of my unconsciousness. It began when I was walking home just after the drinking party with my colleagues. They were happy and cheerful, singing and dancing as soon as we got inside the karaoke room, each of which had our turn into selecting a song and singing it. While taking my time to spend it with the others, I received a phone call from my relatives asking the date I will visit them again during the weekends. Looking at my wristwatch, I answered reluctantly as if never wanting to go the next day as scheduled.
“Alright, I will try to get there tomorrow. I’m with friends right now, I’ll call you back again. Okay, bye”
I hung up after the phone call and went back inside to resume singing as it was my turn. Thus, after a long night spent wasting ourselves, I went over to pick up something I left at the reception. Just as I was in a hurry, a shining bright light surrounded me that shunned the surface. It was incredible how it managed to get closer to me in a blink of an eye, after which I cannot remember what happened in that one incident. Now in the present, I am lying down on the stretcher where the doctors and nurses were frantically stressing out themselves. I was slowly fading from my conscious thought as the time I had when I was living a peaceful life as a child loved by my parents flashed through my very own eyes, a small teardrop began to take surface at the sides of my eyes dripping down continuously down my cheeks as the sheets were drenched.
‘I don’t wanna die yet, please oh god I still have much to accomplish at least let me have my peaceful days as a housewife with a loving man’
At that moment I had my final wishes as I completely blacked out. A little shimmer shone upon the darkness where I reside, like the milky way into space that has never-ending hollowness into the pitch darkness. There are string-like lights that surrounded me in a form that resembles a ball of light as the other lights flickered until they faded into existence. A soft voice surfaced echoing from a distance not too far for the ball of light, it was talking to it as if it had known its origin.
‘Fear not your physical body is only at a state of unconsciousness, if you help me and complete this mission I will take you back from where you belong’
That is what the voice said which left it into utter confusion and speechless little green orb. Meanwhile, as the orb continues to flow into the distance the reality and the dimension that connects both slowly close themselves. The doorway is becoming thin by the moment the little shining orb swims its way towards the milky way.
“Wake up please...come back to us”, a faint voice that seems familiar comes from a man who was worried about me. I was still unconscious like she was in a certain coma, it has been a few days and no progress has been reported. On certain occasions, fingertips will start twitching, unable to make a full movement of their entire arms. Once again, the subconscious mind wanders off around the surface now filled with lights in different colors each.
“Mom, I am here, can't you hear me? I could hear you all!”
whatever it takes to reach out to them is no use and just a waste of energy if I ever have one which is left here in the dark crying.
For the past few days, I mourned and whimpered to my sorrows as she suffered from being unable to touch the ones she loved. As she was now desperately in need of help and refuge, she sought the voice once more and pleaded as it mentioned something about a “mission” and the thing she desired most at the moment.“Hey, whoever you are, answer me. If I do what you want, will you get me back to my own body ?”I asked, swirling around in circles in hopes that the mysterious voice would answer it. Fortunately, it appeared willingly for the second time in the form of a woman with white robes and white silk that covered her face entirely. The presence became intimidating as it was rendered speechless by its appearance.‘Alright, I will help you out whoever you may be ..but you must fulfill your end of the bargain’
“you’re such a cry baby as always Ivy”This voice, it’s Emma’s! She is Ivy’s friend growing up in this place. They both met here after losing their parents and had each other’s backs as they grew up together around 6 years in counting. If I am correct in calculating, I am now 18 years old only a few months ahead of her. She went inside the tent and hugged me tightly as I calmed down and explained to her what happened, a plausible excuse leaving out the important details of my past life of course. I decided that I could only trust myself and no one else.“Sorry and thank you as always Emma”Soon the carriage had arrived at the gate and entrance of the empire in which we are invited to perform. As a custom tradition of the kingdom, only the ringleader and his fellow companionship are allowed to have an audie
“Damn it”I cursed to myself, thinking that I would get killed, and receive so much nagging from both Dale and Emma when I come back. I continued to blame myself and started to think quickly of a plan to pass through the parade.In the end, I never had anything planned and ended up waiting for the parade to finish so I could quietly pass-through by myselfAs the parade went on, I could see the triplets just across the street and signaled them to send word and go on ahead of me, ‘I’ll be fine so cover for me and go on, I mouthed to them hoping they understood what I meant.I couldn’t just stand still there so I moved quickly, shifting to the side making my way back to the alley
“so, what’s up with you? It’s like you saw some brand new toy while your eyes keep shining”Emma was behind me while I was looking from afar. It was one of the romantic scenes I’ve read in this novel series. Though I am still biased with the second lead, I cannot say that I don’t think these scenes are necessary. After all, it’s what the author and readers wanted to witness.“Girl, you shouldn’t go for his highness, you will only receive heartbreak. I heard many noble ladies keep approaching him but look at that. Isn’t it a rare scene?”Excuse me !? I was not into the prince, to begin with, also I don’t like goody-two-shoes like him. He keeps flirting around until Clarissa comes into the picture because of the first time he got rejected by a girl like her.
“Pardon me your royal highness it seems to be that my darling little piglet had been running around carelessly that I have to personally tend to it” Piglet? WTF? Did he just turn me into an animal? Are you f*cking kidding me? “Oink oink oink…” Yes, that is me, complaining to him while he held me into his arms with ease and satisfaction. His grinning face really annoys me right now, if only he isn’t my bias I would be simping for other characters. The crown prince and the lady Clarissa were there standing dumbfounded by the fact that they did not expect Sean to immediately come out from hiding. Though, maybe this was a good thing since it was my initial goal to stop Sean from witnessing the confession and leave the two alone. I also thought of comforting him after his miserable unrequited love for the heroine b
"You brat, I can at least expect a bit of sympathy from a friend. All you do is laugh at me from the moment I opened my mouth and told you everything"I and Emma are taking our breaks in between during the festivities, and if my memory is correct this is the time where the female lead and the crown prince decided to have their share of their moment in strolling around freely.Sean? Well, I don't know where the hell he was in this timeline, but I bet he's still as handsome as ever! How could the female lead don't see his gorgeous looks and longing eyes of affection? If it were me, I would rather be with Sean than the playboy crown prince.As I started grumbling to myself, Emma and I stumbled across a booth where we shot small ammo towards the bucket where the prize was on top of it. This scene is kinda a cliche thing in most romance movie
As I came back from our campsite, Emma and the others barged into me quickly as soon as I entered my supposed room. It was in a flash that they dragged me into one of the gypsy’s common rooms exclusively just for the lady dancers. My butt flopped directly on the soft mattress of the bed while I could feel the fiery stares of my friends who surrounded me. Their faces were eager to listen to what I had to say about the man who I spent my free time with and ended up going home late. "Come on guys it's nothing really, we're just merely acquainted with each other and some other stuff happened by accident that's why he knows me. And.." I paused for a moment and let out a long sigh. I continued to talk about what happened and to cut it short, I told them that he invited me as his dance partner on the last day of the festival. They all
"Piglet, why are you here? What if someone were to steal a dance from you? I'd be extremely troubled you know" Sean began to fake his tears as if he sounded like he was crying only to tease me some more. Deep inside I knew what he meant, he just finds it annoying to dance with lots of women who squeal every time they have the smallest chance and brag about it to society. "Oh come on, I know that's not what you meant. Besides, it was my mistake in the beginning after getting dragged here by the princess so that he could actually have his chance to confe--" I was taken aback as I realized what I was rambling on about. Taking a slight glance at Sean's expression, I was shocked to see his calm and expressionless face while he stared at me talking. Realized I was being too infor