The Park

-Five Weeks Earlier-

-Baby Doll-

He is such an idiot. I can’t stand everything about him. But, he has his uses. Today, Masayuki invited me out to the park. At first, I said no. I raised my eyebrow.

“Why?” I asked.

“Just because,” he said.

“Just because…”

“Come on. Just come out for the day with me.”

I frowned over the phone. “You won’t stop until I say yes, will you?”


I groaned and rolled my eyes. “Fine, whatever. Where are you now?”

“I’m outside of your apartment,” he said. A confused look came over my face.

“Huh?” I asked. I got up and walked over to my window. Masayuki stood outside, looking up and waving at me. Is this really surprising? I did give him my address, but that was just to keep him quiet. He hadn’t come here until now.

“I’ll be right down,” I said. I hung up and got dressed.


There’s something about the park that is so calming. I can’t put it into words, but I can close my eyes and get lost in my head space. There weren’t many people around at the time. And elderly couple sat on a park bench, enjoying the day. A group of small children were playing a group game in the grass. I reached up as if to grab a cloud floating by in the bright blue sky. Alright, I felt myself sinking into my happy space. Even Masayuki takes a hint. That day, he didn’t talk much. I found myself shocked by his lack of words. I felt tempted to speak up, but my head space was quick to quiet myself down. I rolled over onto my back and looked up at the sky.

But then, a question came into my head.

“Do you feeling that something big is coming for us?” I asked. Masayuki glanced over at me.

“Huh?” he asked. I puffed up my cheeks and shook my head. I should’ve spoke up again, but I didn’t think that he would understand at the time.

-Present Day-

This typhoon did something to my body. I keep seeing waves green lines and my soul leaves my body. Masayuki and his friends would call this “soul-travelling”. We have a different name for it, but it’s lame so we go with soul-travelling. I digress.

Suddenly, I flew out of my body and I started seeing strange things. First, I saw that park. It looked so empty and bright. The grass grown green and covered everything in my view. The flowers kept popping up and blooming at alarming rates. No animals or people in sight.

But then, I saw her looking up at me in the same spot that Masayuki and I sat weeks before.