"Stephan, wake up,"
My eyes opened slowly to see Aikan trying to wake me up.
"Morning, sleeping beauty," Aikan said.
"Morning," I said.
"Get up," Aikan said.
Ever since we got together, we thought we should sleep in the same bed. Aikan's now used to it while I'm still adjusting.
It's been two months since I woke up in Menagerie.
"It's crazy," I said.
"What is?" Aikan asked.
"It's that I've been here for two whole months," I answered.
"I know, it's hard to believe," Aikan said.
"What do you wanna for breakfast?" I asked.
"Clover's?" Aikan asked.
"Sure," I said as I rubbed the back of my head.
I finally had my hair cut the way I wanted. My long black hair was now short. It felt weird with it cut, but now it feels good. I also decided to throw out my old clothes I've been wearing. I now wear a pink sleeveless shirt with white shorts. I don't wear shoes anymore because everyone in Menagerie, even Emily, don't wear shoes. I understand keidran not wearing shoes due to their digigranite feet. Out of all my old clothes, I only kept my father's ring.
"Come on, before breakfast ends," Aikan said.
"Coming," I said.
As we walk to Clover's, I looked around us. Everybody's smiling, at me, at each other, everyone is just happy to be in such a quiet island.
It's funny. Despite the shops around town, there's been no money, everybody's just been getting stuff for free. I guess in a isolated island, there's no need for economy and such. You really don't need to worry about anything here, that's what I like about it.
We see Clover yelling our names and waving at us.
"Hey, Clover," I said.
"Come on in, everybody's inside," Clover said.
We came in and saw Coal, Blue, and Emily at a table.
"Lettuce soup?" Clover asked me.
"Yes, please," I said.
Me and Emily loved the lettuce soup Clover makes. Even though it's just large lettuce leaves in beef broth, we still find it delicious.
"Oh, Stephan," Emily said, "Look at this."
She then showed her hand with a gold ring with a diamond on it.
"You finally got your ring," Blue said.
"It looks pretty," I said.
Two weeks ago, Coal finally asked Emily to marry him and she said yes. He then wanted to give her a ring to make it official.
"Can't wait for the wedding," Aikan said.
"Yep, we will soon be husband and wife," Coal said.
"Alright guys, here's breakfast!" Clover said as she came with everyone's food.
Yep, with my new life, all of my troubles in the past, I was happy... most of the time.
After hours, It was time to go to sleep. I closed my eyes and I suddenly woke up in a dark, pitch black room with a light shining above me.
"Where am I?" I asked myself.
"Stephan," a male voice said.
In front of me, was a man, tall and muscular. He had short black hair and brown eyes like me. He was wearing a black shirt and white shirt. I knew this man, this man was my dad.
"Dad, it's you," I said.
"She's coming," my dad said, "She's coming for you."
"Who's she?" I asked, "Dad!?"
"Stephan," dad said as he was pulled away by some force.
"Dad, wait!" I yelled.
My eyes opened in a heartbeat. I looked at window to see the moon full. Aikan's arm was around my waist.
"Stephan... what's wrong," Aikan asked lazily.
I guess I woke him up.
"Oh, nothing," I answered, "I thought I heard something."
"Alright then," Aikan said as he went back to sleep
These dreams of my dad have been happening for a week now. Who or what is coming for me? Why is it coming for me? I keep trying to ask my dad what supposed to happen, but they're never answered. Why is my dad the one in these dreams?
The next morning, Aikan and I were eating breakfast as Yeol finally came by. Then all of a sudden, a male panther keidran ran to Yeol.
"Chief Yeol, You need to see this!" He yelled.
"See what? What are you talking about?" Yeol asked.
"A woman, new to Menagerie, has came here," the panther answered.
"What about this woman?" Yeol asked.
"She's a human," the panther said.
Hearing the word "human" made Yeol rushed straight to town. Aikan and I followed Yeol and the panther to see this other human besides me and Emily.
"Who are you and where did you come from?"
Yeol asked the human.
Was I finally got to see the human woman, we locked eyes at each other. I noticed she looked familiar. She looked way older than me. Her long hair was black and her eyes were brown, like me. She also wore a white long sleeve shirt and long brown skirt. I this woman, it's... it's...
"Mom?" I asked.
"My sweetheart!" She said in joy as she gave me a big hug.
I was shocked that mom found me. How did she find me, how she find Menagerie?
I could not look at everyone that was looking at my mom hugging me, but stare in blank space.