My eyes fluttered open. I couldn’t orient myself. All I could see were shapes and colors, and the vibrating air. But I just didn’t know what was up or down. I squeezed my eyes shut. I vaguely remember the blackness. The still. The… nothingness.
My eyes fluttered open again. All I could do was let out the most ear shattering scream imaginable. Once I finished, the picture in front of me snapped into focus. My vision became clear again.
It was you.
You were the first thing I saw. I smelled. I… feared.
Where did my silent angels go? Where were my weightless saviors? I had the rest of eternity with them. In them. BEING them. And instead-
“They told me you were dead.” you said.
My eyes snapped hard, locking with yours. My torso bolted upright, clanging my consciousness back into my body. I recoiled, and screamed in agony. My mind was too overwhelmed.
“I’m gonna be sick. I am going to throw up. Fuck I think I’m gunna shit myself.” I stammered.
I rolled over into myself, head spinning, mind reeling. Reality was starting to set in. I had touched freedom, without touching it. I had felt the sweet satisfaction- heard the knowledge. I understood what it meant to be alive.
Because I wasn’t.