Since last week, everyone knew it would happen. It's so odd... So odd. Everyone knew it would happen, but no one knew exactly when. That's what is so weird. Ever since the announcement, the streets have been empty, stores have been closed... I can't hear a single engine or horn in the whole city. I somehow wish this is what the world had been when everything was normal.
It's the week they warned us about. It's funny how this is the very first time this news have been taken seriously, and as an absolute truth. Funny because not once before has it happened, not once out of the million times it was supposed to happen.
The days are gray, literally, and figuratively. We all just wait.
I decided to take a walk with my girl. The lovely silence and the empty streets make us both happy. I wonder if my family is secretly hating me for deciding to spend this particular day out with my girl. I wouldn't surprise me if it was, but who cares at this point.
Turns out there are more couples on the street, seemingly today they aren't as empty as I thought, I wonder why... I thought my romantic idea of walking hand held by my love was quite original, but seems like other people also thought about it. hmpf. I was never a romantic one anyway.
Everyone suddenly stops. Maybe they are seeing something we aren’t… I’m getting slightly nervous. I decided to stop too, my hand holds my girl’s tightly. We all remain silent, staring at the horizon, I’m trying to find what everyone seems so shocked about. “could it be…?” I ask quietly. My girl looks at me, with clear worry.
All of a sudden, in less than a second, a barrage o weird shapes start flashing in the sky. It looks almost as if we were in a broken videogame, its kind of beautiful, more than scary… Lights flash in the sky, they look like neon strings shooting into the atmosphere. Huh, maybe the earth decided to attend a rave? I joke in my mind. The people that were on the street began screaming and running away in panic. Bunch of morons, like if going insane is going to save you, like if it did anything at all. I’m actually kind of happy I get to see all of this idiots die. But we’re stuck among the idiots too… Maybe I’m giving myself too much credit.
Now the buildings are falling, they are burning up while they do. What is it, of this spectacle of lights and broken skies, that is setting them on fire? Who knows. Somehow, I’ just here standing with my love. She seems far more concerned than I am, but I have to admit, I’m scared too. Beams of neon colored lights fell to the earth, maybe those were the reason behind the exploding buildings… But there’s something coming. The ground is collapsing, there’s something that seems to be ‘eating’ it, almost like an ever-expanding black hole. And its coming towards us, fast.
I only have a few seconds left… I turn to my beloved, she is crying silently. She looks at me too and holds both of my hands. I tell her that I love her and thank her for everything. I also apologize. Suddenly, I begin falling. I see my girl is still up there, reaching out to me, but I’m falling fast into the blackness, it is like the earth is swallowing me. Everything turns black, I can’t hear or see anything, not even my own body. But I know I’m not dead. Or maybe I am? What’s it like to be dead anyway? I’m far too conscious to be dead, I think. I see nothing but black, and I keep falling… I can’t help but think about everything, and everyone. Everyone who I assume is also falling into their own vacuum. I also can’t help but wonder… why did it look like that? All the lights and shapes in the sky. Out of all the possibilities, I never thought the end of the world would look like that.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
27 Dec 2018 07:24 CET
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