I opened my eyes, unstable as I took in an unfamiliar view. Wandering my vision and thought. Curtains are half closed. A single chair facing the table. Neatly painted peach walls.
The sun raised in majesty bringing in the surrounding's real color, it dyed the clouds a bright orange. Trees are quiet from rustling winds. The light penetrating from the dusty window kissed my pale skin. I woke up barely breathing in heavy air.
"Brylle!" I cried, I suddenly sat up on my bed. Wait it's not my bed.
Where am I?
Have I been here before?
Is he here?
Dazed and cold, I strode my fingers on the soft edges of the silk covering. I heard a loud resounding thump outside the door, making its way towards my room hinted from the sound getting louder. My hands trembled and relinquished a tight grip on the bed cover. The door was desperately opened with a strong force coming from the other side. After a sec, a woman in navy blue night dress threw herself to me.
"What's wrong?" she asked in her gentle and loving voice. I slowly looked at her, my brows curled as puzzles started to creep in my system. Nibbling my lips in nervousness. I stood up and took a step close to the table beside the bed. In my peripheral vision, I saw that the kind woman with me at the moment darts a confused look at me. She's confused? So do I.
My stare was locked on a picture that caught my attention. A young lady in white long-sleeved dress partnered with a little elevated low cut brown boots. She's wearing a genuine smile, her glittering brown eyes were beautiful, it were stained with red reflected from the scene of the sunset.
I turned to the lady whose now sitting on the edge of the messy bed. The blankets were curled up as if it was whipped by a strong wind, the edge was already kissing the floor mattress.
"Who's this girl?" It took me courage to ask that, my voice almost cracked. Pointing my index finger on the photo, I'm intently waiting for an answer but I received a deafening silence. I can say that she is in her early 20's at 5'0 tall. Her velvety black hair was stunning.
Her fingers fast rythm playing in the soft garment slowed bit by bit until it came into a halt. Her eyes display her emotion of disbelief and confusion, "W-what's wrong with you, Alyana?" she said whilst still sitting, letting out a soft chuckle, she took the picture in my hand, "it was you!" presenting the photo to me, she smiled from ear to ear.
"Hey, listen" i placed both of my hands to her shoulder making her smile shift into shock. I forced her to exchange position with me, pushing her to the table, she felt her hips hit the edge.
I'm not Alyana, my name is Vien. I don't live here. And at the first place, I don't know you! I'm about to spit those words to her face, but everything were swallowed back to my throat the moment that I caught my reflection on the mirror. The cold morning air caressed my arms, it blew me stiff and cold. I loosened my grip on her shoulder.
A young lady, which I can say was in 21, with a remarkable brown eyes, wavy black hair, milky white skin, and rosy pink lips appeared before my eyes like a ghost. The girl in the mirror was the same girl in the picture and.....it was me.
I helplessly fell to the floor. I covered my ears in attempt to cover the building conclusion in my head. No! I'm still in the ceremony right?!
"It's the end... So it means both of you can already face the end all because it's already a happily ever after...." Everyone turned to the church's door in sync, the stature and aura surrounding the uninvited guest didn't seem quite congratulating. After saying that, she lifted up her hand with a loaded gun, her other hand supported a tight handle.
On the same day, the once happy couple that gathered a large crowd on their grand wedding was the same couple that gathered the same crowd for mourning. Brylle was dead in head shot.
"Brylle!" I wailed holding the lifeless man in my hand, my wedding dress was drenched in the blood of my man. I stroked his hair. After that, everything went black. I passed out.
I jolted up to where I'm sitting, wiping my tears. I scanned the image plastered in the mirror, tears started to roll in her rosy cheeks again. I stretched out my shaky hands, I touched the reflection. My heart was squeezed tight. It can't be true!
A part of me knew that it was indeed the reality while the other refused to believe and wished that it was all just one of my crazy dreams.
"Brylle... can't leave me" I mumbled, just above a whisper. But, a pair of feet appeared on my left side
"Alyana, I think you just had a bad dream, hush now" she tried her best to calm me down. My gaze was trailed all the way to her pretty face, I don't really know her but a part of me says the other way. She weakly smiled. She pivoted and made her way towards the door. I watched her flawless back drift down the staircase that was approximately five steps away from my room's entrance.
Roaming my gaze a bit more, I saw a calendar beside the stack of books on a mini shelf. My hands were drawn all the way to my mouth. Printed in bold lettering. I saw it with full accuracy.
The date was June 30, 2020. That was exactly twenty years ago!
Once again, I scanned the body that I have. There's a nameplate on the gorgeous necklace.
Engraved were the texts:
Alyana Yvonne Veneracion
Inside my head, I'm screaming. No, she can't be me! I woke up on someone's body! I woke up in a different body!
"Life is not a fairytale, if you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk!" A pack of students cracked out in laughter after that statement. They were chatting merrily when I threw a gaze on them, but they suddenly stopped the moment that they noticed me.Weird.It's almost 11:00 am when I reached the school. Stares were everywhere as I walked on the corridor along the rooms of first year students. I reopened Alyana's phone to check here schedule today and perhaps, slid away with everyone's eyes. Crap! How can I survive this day? I don't really plan to attend school. Like hello! I'm already 26, unfortunately I'm stuck in a 21 years old body *urgh* I already threw the idea of schooling away! Long long time ago.FlashbackNervousness and uncertainty wrapped around my whole body, but a familiar scent took me back to reality. I breathed in a familiar scent of fried egg, cooking spices and herbs. My door was gently opened by a little gir
My seat was positioned on the second row of third column. Leisurely drumming my fingers in the chair desk with a pad of paper whilst my feet stretched, just heels touching the floor. The room was filled with thick cold air hissed out by the aircon that took a neat spot on the ceiling.I threw a glance at the man behind me, he's the same man that sweetly wrapped his arm around my neck just a moment ago. He's wearing a mischievous smirk after pulling his head back to seal a good sitting posture, his remarkable bluish eyes were fixated to the new student. My eyes traced down to his lips, that's the very lips that breathed out a whisper to my ear. It's sexy huh?I shook my head a little to slash out the idea as I returned my attention to the dreamy eyed guy who's currently introducing himself."Uhm....I hope to have a good time with y
I'm happily looking at the demon's bridge, mesmerized how it creates a perfect circle with its reflection, I took out my camera to take another shot. As the flash made another click. I felt someone's presence."You also find it beautiful, do you?" a stranger said, giving me a tamed look."Yeah" I replied shortly, turning my gaze back to the fantastic view. I did not expect to have company at the moment. But it felt just fine to have someone to talk to.Amazed by the perfect engineering of the bridge, human touch can't be traced from the sharp design, it appears to be naturally formed. The builder of that bridge might have spent a lot of time planning and finally launching the work. Ticks of the clock.I opened my eyes only to find out that I'm at the hospital.I can even smell the fumes coming out from the only God knows what kind of machine beside me."Alyana? Hey, you are awake, yey!" it was the small voice of Rave. She was about to leave, probably to call a nurse or to inform dad, but I grabbed her arm, "W-why, Alyana?" her voice was shaky, thinking that I gripped a little hard, I relaxed my hand."You don't have to be afraid, sweet heart. I just want to ask...w-what happened? Why am I here?""Last night, when you are heading to your room, you are looking too seriously at something in your palm. Then after that, you wailed 'aaaahhh' and then you suddenly fainted" her eyes glimmered in tears, "And oh.
Between Then and Now Chapter 8 | The Church
Ticks of the clock.I opened my eyes only to find out that I'm at the hospital.I can even smell the fumes coming out from the only God knows what kind of machine beside me."Alyana? Hey, you are awake, yey!" it was the small voice of Rave. She was about to leave, probably to call a nurse or to inform dad, but I grabbed her arm, "W-why, Alyana?" her voice was shaky, thinking that I gripped a little hard, I relaxed my hand."You don't have to be afraid, sweet heart. I just want to ask...w-what happened? Why am I here?""Last night, when you are heading to your room, you are looking too seriously at something in your palm. Then after that, you wailed 'aaaahhh' and then you suddenly fainted" her eyes glimmered in tears, "And oh.
Life holds a lot of mystery. Truths that one can know only by revelation, but still cannot fully understand. The puzzle of how we are created, how plants and animals work magnificently in nature, and the list goes on, which science, from decades and centuries ago tries to explain. But still, everything points out to a powerful being called God in every end and conclusion.In my case, traveling to another body of a different time was a big box of mystery.To decades ago, I wanted to be the most popular writer even after ages will wilt off. Researching too much and filling my brain with facts and ideas, I didn't even enjoyed my school life, because every now and then, acceleration program will always be on my side. I never thought that environment, almost everything, would change highly in just the interval of twenty years. I saw random names of writers and scientis
Time can really be playful sometimes. It can be an enemy or a friend, well, it depends.The clouds in the sky was clustered like grasses and stones.The weather hailed a mellow ambient.I glanced at the device infront of me: 3:00 PM. I sighed and laid my head on the head rest of the car. I ran my hand over my jaw and tried to steady my thoughts. I wanna focus at the moment. I can't take out the possibility that Brylle might be here, on the current generation, but I can't neglect the probability that he might not.Hero subtly looked at me."Do you have any problem?" He managed to say that while controlling the car to take a sharp turn on the right."I just want to ask, why aren't yo
It was a rainy afternoon. When I'm spending my time in my usual routine: reading inside the library."HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA REALLY BRO?! YOU MUST BE INSANE""Ssshhhhhh" every student inside the hall hissed in chorus.I plugged my earphones and played my favorite piano piece which is the 'Tiger'"She's a nerd, bro! Don't tell us you're willing to hang out with a girl like that, HAHAHAHA"My focus was altered.One more time, bastards, I'll make you crawl out in this library."HAHAHAHAHA, YOU'RE A TOTAL IDIOT, BRYLLE---""Don't you know how to read? I think that signage was big e
"Yna?.....Hey, Yna" Hero waved his hand inches away from my face."Oh, sorry. I-I just remembered something....." I didn't notice that I'd been staring on the blank wall for almost a minute or more."Never mind, try this dress" he moved aside to reveal a gradient from black to white tulle gown, laced with sequin in its basque waistline. It was an off-shoulder detailed with an applique art like a starry night. It looks so lovely in its floor-length on the dummy. Elegance was radiating from its A-line shape."Is it a thumbs up, Yna? Can't I hear a thank you?" He said leaning towards my direction, still glued beside the mannequin.The skinny woman, which I tagged as the 'head worker' went out from the door where Hero origin