The Midnight Channel is back!? Seriously!?
Chapter 3: Confusion, Persona, and the Midnight Channel!? Part 2
"So, how was school today?" I heard my dad ask in between bites. "Fine, just as it is everyday," I said as I continued to stare at the TV waiting for the weather report, waiting to see if I had to bring the clothes inside. "So, dad how was work? I mean since we're on the topic anyway," I said eating bites from time to time, and continuing to glance at the TV through the corner of my eye.
"Well, it was pretty much finishing paperwork and working with the new intern."
"Oh, that's nice. So how's it going so far, any problems?"
"Well... yes, and no. Ugh, it hard to explain."
"How so dad?"
"Well... to start of he's really nice, but he's very... how would I put this, uh, he's very straight forward. I mean don't get me wrong being straight forward can have it's perks, especially in the detective business, but there are times where you've got to understand the situation and refrain from speaking."
"Yeah, I think I understand, there are always kids like that in my class and they usually end up making the whole class suffer, it stinks." After having that little chat with my dad, I heard a familiar jingle on the TV.
"At Junes, everyday is customer appreciation day. Come and see for yourself, and get in touch with our products! Everyday's great at your Junes."
"Everyday's great at your Junes!" I sang cheerfully. I heard my dad start giggling. "What's so funny?" I said kind of annoyed that he found me singing amusing. "Oh, sorry sweetie, it's just that I thought you stopped singing that jingle a long time ago," he said.
"Well, no, is that a problem?" I asked even more annoyed by his statement. "No, I like it, it reminds me of when you were a little girl and you would always light up when ever the commercial came on and beg me to take you to Junes." I noticed my dad's eyes become distant, like he was in deep thought. "Dad, are you ok?" I asked a concerned look on my face. "Oh no, I fine. Sorry just thinking there." 'Dad.' I decided not to push the issue any further and we both at our meals in silence.
"Well, now that we've finished our meals, time to go clean up." I stood up and as I was about to grab my plate, my father grabbed it first. "Dad, what are you doing? I need to do the dishes," I said.
"It's ok Nanako, I'll do it," he said grabbing my dish along with his and heading to the sink.
"Are you sure dad?"
"Yeah, I can't have you do everything around here, besides it's my way of saying "Thank you," for that delicious meal."
"Ok, Thanks dad. I'll be in my room if you need me, night." I went over and kissed my dad on the cheek.
"Night Nanako," My dad said rubbing my head. After saying "Good night," to my dad I headed up stairs. That's when I realized I was walking past the room big bro used; I stopped.
"Wow, it's been a while hasn't it. Just think the last time I saw him was during golden week, time sure- Ah! My head it hurts!"
'Do thy wish to discover the truth?'
'Thou art I, I art thou'
'Thou art what?'
The pain in my head was getting more intense, I couldn't take all the pressure and I passed out.
"Where am I... wait am I moving?" I slowly began to open my eyes. I noticed everything around me was blue? "What is this place?" And as if by a miracle I heard someone speak, "Hello, and welcome to the velvet room! This place exists between dream and reality, mind and matter, " I heard the mysterious voice say. " I was still confused, "I have to be going crazy, this place can't be real! Can it?" I said.
"Oh I assure you this is very much real, you see you have accessed this place deep with in your subconsciousness."
I looked up to see a man with a long noise and blood-shot eyes; not to mention he had elf ears. Next to him was a beautiful woman with blond hair and golden eyes. She was so beautiful I left that if I kept staring at her to long I felt I would lose consciousness, so I averted my attention to the man in the front of the room.
"Hello, my name is Igor. And this is my assistant Margaret, do you child understand why you are here?" I shook my head. That's when Margret decided to speak, "You are here, because you have unconsciously heard the call to awaken."
'Awaken?' I cocked my head to the side in confusion. Margret could see the confusion on my face and continued to speak, " You have a very interesting adventure ahead of you. During this adventure you will discover a power you never knew you had."
"Power? What power?" That's when I heard Igor speak, "Don't worry, we will meet again, but next time it will be under different circumstances."
I started to get really sleepy; Igor and Margaret slowly fading from my sight. "Ah! What the heck was that?" I woke up with heavy amounts of sweat covering my body. "I think I'm losing my mind. I need a drink of water." I slowly got out of my bed, and headed downstairs. I noticed my dad passed out on the couch as always; of course with the TV on. Before I turned off the TV I decided to get my drink of water, and my dad a blanket.
After having a cool glass of water I was finally able to recollect myself. I headed over to the closet and grabbed a blanket for my dad; I walked over and placed it over him. 'Oh dad, you always work so hard,' I thought kissing him on the cheek. Next I picked up the remote to turn off the TV, but what I saw next surprised me.
"W-Why is the TV back drop yellow?" I slowly put down the remote, and walked over to the TV to inspect it. "This is odd, first the dream, and now the TV? What is going on?" Before I knew what I was doing, my hand was slowly the TV.
"N-No way, this can't be possible!" I tried pulling my hand out, but it was stuck. "You have to be kidding me!" I pulled and pulled, until I was finally able to pry my hand loose; though sadly I ended up losing my balance and falling hard on my butt. "Ow! Jeez, I wonder if I'm going crazy? I think I really need to talk to big bro tomorrow. I have a feeling he knows about this."
The Next Day
"Please class, turn to page 32 in your textbook," The teacher instructed. I sighed, 'When is school going to be over? I really need to talk to big bro today.' I continued to stare at the clock and count down the minutes.
"Ok, class today we're going to learn about the Sengoku Period," The teacher exclaimed. He then began to write on the chalkboard. "Please class don't forget to copy this down, it will be on your next exam." I grabbed my notebook and began to quickly copy down the notes. "Ok, can anyone answer my question. Who was one of the major important figures during the Sengoku period, and why?" No one in class raised their hands. The teacher looked a bit baffled, "Come on, anyone?" The teacher sighed, "Ok I'll just pick on someone then... how about, uh, Nanako-chan. Can you answer the question?"
"Yes, sir." I stood up; faced the teacher and said, "One of the major figure during that time period was..."
~Traditional Japanese school bell~
"Ok, class that's all for today. Please don't forget your exam is coming up so don't forget to study."
Finally class was over, now all I needed to do was head home and-, "Hey, Nanako-chan. Can I talk to you?" I sighed. I knew exactly who that voice belonged to, 'Why now!' A boy with brown hair, and blue glasses walked toward me.
"Hi, Ichiko do you need something?" I said in the politest way possible. I really didn't want to talk with him now, I had to figure out what was happening with to me.
"Well, I was wondering if you... wanted to um... go out with me?"
"I'm sorry, but I've told you before, I only see you as a friend. I'm sorry."
"I-I had a feeling you'd say that, but I had to try. Please, Please, just give me a chance."
I shook my head, "No, I'm sorry Ichiko. Now, please leave me alone," I said walking away; leaving a mad and stunned Ichiko behind. As I walked home I noticed I hadn't seen Teddie all day."I wonder if he had to go to Junes early today."
I finally made it home. I placed my bag upstairs and then headed to the phone so I could talk to big bro I was kind of nervous, I wasn't sure how to start the conversation, but I'm sure knowing big bro he'd understand. I dialed his number; the phone rang.
"Hello, Narukami residents."
"Hi, big bro."
"Nanako-chan, is that you?"
"Yes, it is."
"So, Nanako-chan what made you call?"
"Well, big bro I don't know if you'll believe me, but..."
After telling big bro of what happened in my dream and the TV almost devouring my hand. Big bro told me that after exams ended he, Yosuke in the gang would come down to see me. I was really happy to hear that, but deep down I couldn't stop this feeling that big bro was hiding something from me.
To Be Continued!
A/N" Hope you enjoyed this chapter. More coming soon stay tuned. Later Days! :)