Strom Song

-Baby Doll-

I am here but I am not here. It’s like I keep swimming to surface but something keeps pulling me back down. I keep seeing dark clouds. Nothing as far as the eye can see. Occasionally, there will be a kind of glitch in my vision. I can’t make it much clearer than that. They just come in different colors and disappear.

I hear lighting. I can’t tell if it’s here or out there. I hear it every few seconds or so. Where I hear it from changes all of the time. I just freeze when I hear it. I don’t know how to get out of here.


I can’t feel anything on my body. The dull sensation of being poked in the arm has long gone. I can still hear Masayuki calling out to me. I think it’s him. There is somebody else here with me. I haven’t even tried to turn my head and see who it is. The reason why escapes me at the moment. Right now, I just have to sit here and keep still. Maybe they won’t do anything to me if I stay still.

Baby Doll? Baby Doll?

I felt a hand pressed against my forehead. I moved my eyes forward. Masayuki stood in front of me frowning.

“Are you still with me?” he asked. I stared at him, panting softly.

“Why are… you touching… me?” I asked. Masayuki drew back his hand.

“Oh good,” he said. “You are still here. Do you know where you are?”

“My… apartment,” I said. Why was I swearing so much?

“Do you know what is going on right now?” Masayuki asked. I stared at him for what felt like a good while.

“I feel cold,” I whispered.

“Cold?” he asked. I could see him looking around as he stood up.

“Hold on,” Masayuki said. “I will go get you a blanket. You stay right here.” I couldn’t move as I saw him running out of the room. I wanted to beg him not leave. No… Please… Don’t go. Don’t leave me. But I had already started sinking back into the darkness.

I don’t know when I will be able to surface again.