I always wanted to be able to go into different worlds, and now that I’ve reached into one, I know that I messed up in the worst way. She’s just on the other side of this door, and I don’t know how long it’s going to keep her out.
It all started as a usual day. I sit alone in my room, reading manga and watching anime. I eventually finished up a series that I was watching at the time, which was a major disappointment. The characters and premise were going so well, but in the end, it became super rushed and all fell apart, causing me a major headache. I decided that I should look around online to rant about it, but, to my surprise, I found that it happened to be a visual novel.
Now, I’m not new to visual novels, as I’ve gone through my share of them. The big problem is the fact that I just haven’t got the interest span to deal with going through all of the storylines. I usually just look up a walkthrough to find the best endings and go on from there.
Anyways, back to the point, since I found out about the novel, I decided to read through it to satisfy my rage boner that the rushed ending of the anime caused. It’s kinda like how I prefer the abridged version of a certain anime as compared to the actual one. The premise was so good on the fi….
*WHAM!* Back on topic! Anyways, I found a web link to the download through a thread in a forum, and decided to get it. Of course, I wasn’t the most tech savvy, usually just relying on the usual freeware antivirus to save me in case of things happening. The download finished, and I booted up the program.
Now, what usually happens is that the computer’s antivirus stops programs from opening if they detect the possibility of a virus, but this didn’t happen with the novel, so I figured that I was alright. Anyways, I was going through the story, following along with the path I remembered from the anime I just watched.
Now, during the anime, my waifu was surrounded by a bunch of monsters, and was brutally killed before the protagonist was able to save her, which was a major turning point in the series, which happened about 4 episodes in. When I got to this point, I didn’t want to see her die again. After the scenario started, I just touched my computer screen as if that would somehow magically save her. Well, much to my surprise, my hand felt the screen bend in. Needless to say, this was not normal. It felt like my hand was sliding through some type of goo.
I have a CRT monitor, which, if you didn’t know, has a big piece of glass instead of anything fancy. The reason for this is because I bought everything myself, and my uncle a few years back was getting rid of the monitor, and I decided to grab it for safe keeping. That being said, the screen and the body were still in the same condition as when I got it, where the screen wasn’t cracked, and the outside was still that whitish-gray that all things seemed to be back in the day. I swear, could they have picked a wor-
*RATTLE RATTLE* Why are you hiding from Meeeee~ You know I’ll win our little game. Ohohoho…
EEEK- Back on point so you don’t mess up like I did. So after finding out that the screen was weird, I decided to do what any stupid white person would do:
I stuck in my hand.
Now, what was weird, was that I saw my hand on the screen. Now, when I say that it was on the screen, I mean that It was on the game picture, which blew my mind. At that point, thinking with my lower half, I decided to grab her, and save her from her fate.
Let me just say that I did not think of the repercussions of this act. I live with my parents still, and they didn’t let girls live in the house with me before marriage. Real classic people. I feel that they’d fit right in with the 19-
BACK ON TOPIC. I managed to pull her through the computer screen. When this happened, thankfully she wasn’t too hard to pull through, and she came out without much difficulty. What happened next, is that the screen shattered, and my computer started to spew out smoke, which caused me to freak out a bit.
My computer, my companion for nearly a decade had finally given up the ghost, and that monitor I had, shattered and did the same. It only smoked for about a minute, and there wasn’t a fire, but I did end up pushing her out of the way to look at my smoking machine. Of course, the downside, or upside (depends on your perspective) was that she fell onto my bed which is right next to my computer chair.
After a moment of looking at the computer, I realized what had happened, and I looked at my waifu that had now become real. I’m not going to lie, I was pumped at the prospect of her possibly living beside me as my real waifu.
“You don’t have to worry anymore. You’re perfectly safe now.” I said to her, as she was freaking out. “There are no monsters or soldiers to worry about. You’re absolutely safe.”
At this point, I was hoping that my words would reach her, as it was originally a Japanese game that I was playing, but was translated to English by that guy in the forum. (Well, in hindsight, it may have been magic considering what had happened, but who am I to judge?)
She began to bawl into her hands, and I did what I instinctively thought to do. I hugged her, which may have been the start of my-
*WHAM* *CREEEEEK* (the door isn’t going to hold much longer…)
Anyways, after I held her for a bit, she calmed down, and I brought her into my kitchen to give her some water. All the while, she was amazed at the house that I had. The good news was that my parents were gone for a few days due to some medical problems, which meant that I didn’t have to explain how a girl with blue hair appeared in the house. I digress, I filled up a glass of water and passed it to her and sat beside her, making sure she was okay. After a few moments of her calming down, I explained what had happened just a few moments ago, unsure of how she would take the news.
After explaining that she wasn’t actually real, and that I saved her from getting killed, the light in her eyes died, and she looked shocked. At this point, I knew I goofed.
“You… you saved my life?” she managed to stammer out after a few moments of her visually trying to form words.
“Yeah. I couldn’t just stay here and see that happen to you. Not again.” I said, trying to cover up my mistakes and, well, trying to impress her.
She set down her glass and just stared into space for a while. I could tell that she was trying to understand everything and make sense of it. I just smiled kindly and waited. I figured that it was going to be hard for her to understand everything that is going on.
She immediately stood up and went to a nearby window, opening the curtain and staring in shock at the view that befell her. There were no forests, and the houses were of much better quality than the ones in the cities that she knew. I can assume that she saw that there were no monsters in sight, and that finally caused her to start laughing. It was a light chuckle first, but then it began to descend into madness.
Now, in the past, I’ve heard plenty of people mention that most humans have a fight or flight instinct. It’s where you stand your ground and fight on past whatever situation you’re in, or you run like mad. When she turned around, her eyes changed. I don’t know how they changed, but I just knew that they did. Fear charged through my system and I felt three words from my gut instinct.
“Run or else”
I was frozen in place, staring at that face she was making. Somehow she had broken somewhere in her head, and I didn’t know if anything would fix it. She turned her head towards me, stopped laughing, and just smiled sweetly at me, staring at me with the same eyes. It was like the eyes of a hunter affixed to their prey.
“I should repay you for saving me.” She said.
I don’t know what tone that was, as it didn’t sound like how she spoke earlier, let alone in the novel or anime. It sent chills down my spine and warning signals up to my brain, and the warning finally clicked.
At this point I bolted.
I went back upstairs again as fast as I could go, and barricaded my door so that I could think for a minute. I had no chance where I could discuss this with her, and if I didn’t run at this point, I knew that I was going to end up dying or seriously hurt.
I did what any normal person would do. I packed up my clothes, with the emergency stash of Raman I keep in my bag for emergencies. I decided to post this as a warning before I hop out my window, just be sure that, whatever you do, no matter the circumstances, you should never pull a character out of their story. Bad things wi-
*CRASH* ~found you. Tee hee…