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I had slept in that morning, seeing as it was a Saturday, but was rudely awaken by the ringing of my phone.
“Ugh… it’s just an unknown number.”
I would very rarely receive calls from people other than my parents, so after dismissing the call, I fell back asleep. However, a few minutes later the phone rang again.
It was only then that I remembered that I had given my phone number to the young teacher just the other day, when I had almost lost all hope.
After listening what she had to say, I was jumping with joy.
“Can I truly meet her?”
“Well… it might be a bit difficult in this case since she has transferred abroad.”
“Where has she gone, please tell me!”
Following my insistence, she ended up relenting and informed me that she had transferred schools to Brazil, completely on the other side of the globe, following her parents who were diplomats.
For a regular high schooler it would be unthinkable to go all the way to Brazil to meet her. Not to mention, what would I even say to her if we were to meet up? She was not likely to even know me, so how should I try and convince her that my memories aren’t mere fantasy?
I would only end up be treated like some nutcase.
Just as I hung up the phone, the reality hit me. It was like a turning point, where I truly didn’t know whether or not to believe my own memories.
‘Chiiizzic Johra? Can you hear me? I… it’s hards to make contact because there are so few nanobots left. Chiizzic’
It was Lena’s voice which rang in my mind.
Although she wasn’t able to answer back, it had definitely not been my imagination. It was the first time that Lena had strung together such a long sentence in this world.
“So it was not all just a mere dream.”
Hot tears began to flow as I finally had more confidence in my memories.
“I definitely have to meet up with Melpomene, maybe she’ll even remember some stuff as well.”
It may have been seen by others as a reckless decision, but I worked part-time in a fast food restaurant for a whole year in order to save enough money for the trip. Gaining my parents’ approval, in the summer of my 5th High school year, I sent her a letter letting her know of my intentions to visit, and hopped on a plane bound for Brazil.
“Johra, is it okay to go meet her like this?”
In past year Lena had recovered and we were now capable of having a conversation.
“There must be a reason that Gaia sent me back here, so I need to meet her at least once. Why else would Melpomene be in this world?”
It might have been an urgent matter seeing how quickly Gaia sent me away, but I had missed my chance at meeting her when we were still living close by. So now, I had no choice but to take the longer route and meet her all the way in Brazil, two years later.
I couldn’t waste anymore time. After a few transfers in order to ensure the cheapest flight tickets, I had finally arrived in Brazil.
It was in a completely different hemisphere, so although it was summer in Korea, it was winter here in Brazil. Luckily since the country was relatively close to the equator, their winter was more like autumn temperature back in Korea.
While waiting at the airport for my ride to arrive, I had Lena look up any relevant information about Brazil.
I turned around and find myself facing a 45 year old korean woman.
“Could you be….”
“The you are the one who sent the letter?”
“I was worried that you’d be some strange student, but you seem fine. Still, I’m quite interested as to what would compel you to come so far after just once seeing someone in passing.”
We drove for some time, before arriving at the gates of a decently sized mansion. It was a decently sized home on the outskirts of the city which had been provided to her family due to her father’s position as a diplomat.
“Who is it?”
I heard Melpomene sweet voice through the intercom.
“Open up, I’ve brought the student.”
The door opened and I cool feel Melpomene aura, despite her looks being somewhat different.
She hesitated for a while but finally responded.
“Have we met before?”
“Just in passing, but you felt familiar.”
“You came all the way here just because you thought I was familiar?”
Her mother had already explained to her the situation, but now that she first it first hand it still sounded incredible.
“I don’t know why it is, but I couldn’t stop thinking about you.”
“You’re a student visiting from afar, so you can stay here a couple of days.”
Her mother gave me permission to stay at their home for a few days. Later that night, Melpomene sneaked into my room.
She brought her finger to my mouth then pulled my hand as we escaped the compound. We wandered around for about 30 minutes before ending up in a secluded park.
“Are you wondering how it is that I can walk so well despite not being able to see?”
“I rather like walking in the parc at night, the quiet allows me to enjoy the nature, so after coming so many times and falling so often, I finally memorised the route.
There was a moment of silence as we focused on the chirping of a grasshopper nearby.
“Is this also some kind of magic?”
“It seems more like hard work and persistence if you ask me.”
“Haha, I’ve dreamt of Gods and Magic. I’ve dreamt that I could see and shape the world as I wished.”
I stared at her pensively, it seemed that she also had quite a few memories.
“It might sound strange, but when I heard that you’d be coming to visit me from Korea, I thought you were my prince charming on his white horse, coming to whisk me away on some fairy tail. That it would mean I wasn’t just some crazy girl with all these strange dreams.
“You aren’t crazy, I also have the same dreams!”
“What? What did you say?”
“I also have the same dreams”
“Hoho I might really believe you… I just might.
She began to tear up as she started to believe that her dreams would come true.
“Lena, are you ready?”
“I think I should be able to momentarily interrupt the magic interference and access the Sephiroth network, but it would only be for a short time and I won’t be able to do it again for a while.
“That’s fine, on my signal.”
“Who are you talking to?”
I answered her with a smile.
“Just this once, I can show you a miracle. 3… 2… 1… Now!”
Just as my countdown ended I changed her life with a very specific power.