There once was a boy who couldn’t dream, who couldn’t speak in whole sentences, and couldn’t understand much of the world. All that his life left was an over active need to play video games and cry when things didn’t go quite his way. One night as the boy slept in emptied mind he felt an odd scratching at the walls of his sub conscious, and something quite dreamlike happened.
The boy woke up. Now you might find it odd that the boy waking up could ever be closely considered to being dreamlike, but it was. You see the eight year old child woke up in a field of finely rowed stone slabs with people sleeping on top of them. and a throne of the same type of stone occupied with another dreamer. This wasn’t his small twin bed nestled between a wall and his parents bed. Soon he also began to realize that his hands were not his young child’s hands but that of a twenty year old man.
He sat there on his personal bed of stone for a little while, looking at his hands pondering at their size and small bouts of blonde hair on their fingers.
“Cool.” he stated wanting to say more but not finding the proper words. Then he sat frozen in shock to the slightly aged sound of his own voice. Not mine, he thought. Tears began to stream from his eyes, and his loud wail was heard from all directions across the fields of REM. All the way to an odd hunkered and rusting old gizmo’s ears.
“SYSTEMS INITIATED.” echoed a digital voice from within the odd trash can shaped robot.
“TITAN PROGRAM ONLINE.” the echo said once more, as the bot’s bright blue eyes flickered on.
“Wha?” it said, as though being awoken from a deep sleep. While gears and vent fans began to rumble within its chrome exterior. Two sets of four Gizmada brand all terrain mini wheels extended out from the base of its body. It began to move around a little aimlessly, as it’s memory began to warm up. Two thin, gangling arms laced with woven wires extended from it’s sides and it’s right wiry palm went to the domed top of it’s body.
“My head,” it exacerbated. “How long was I out this time?”
“THIRTY TELLONIAN BATTERY CYCLES.” Answered the echo from within it’s body. “OR THREE HUNDRED EARTH YEARS”
“Nai, why do you keep bringing up earth? I don’t even know what an earth is.”
“EARTH IS A LIFE INHABITED PLANET FOUR HUNDRED TRILLION TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM OUR CURRENT LOCATION.” Responded Nai
“And what is our current location?” The metal creature asked
“ERROR!” Nai buzzed, “INFORMATION NOT FOUND.”
“What do you mean information not fou-” And then the bot heard it, the thing that woke him from a three hundred year hibernation. For the first time the bot known as T.E.A. amongst the mechanized planet of Tellon. Heard the wail of a creature odd to his ears.
While on the opposite side of the fields of dreamers. Two shadows dance against the horizon like black fire in a wet solid form. Feeding on the essence of a poor child’s dream as his angelic body twitches in fear. They are known as the Lengx, demon beasts from a nearby planet of the same name. Soon in the distance they hear the boy’s weeping wail, and dart like balls of black flame across the fields.
The boy couldn’t stop he wanted to but he was confused. All he could think was why am I here, I want my mommy, this bed is to hard, I”ll never get to sleep, where is my smash bros, why are there so many people? It continued on and on until he heard the sound of what could only be described in his world as an RC car racing toward him from behind. He turned around in excitement that he would have something to play with, when suddenly the large metal bot logically referred to by Nai as Tea, pounced on the whimpering man-child, clasping it’s hands around the boy’s mouth.
“Shut up you mad fool!” Tea shouted, but the Boy only heard mad scrambling pops and whistles. This only scared him more and he began to scream through the wired palms.
“I said be still your walloping voice!” the bot said, but only more whistles were heard.
“TEA” Nai tried to interrupt
“Quiet, you odd pale beast!” but the boy only carried on in his screaming, a blue light flashed over him from the bot and he began to calm his shriek.
“TEA,” Nai said once more.
“What, you blasted echoing mistress?” Tea angrily acknowledged.
“I”LL IGNORE THAT FOR THE TIME BEING, BUT NEED I REMIND YOU I CAN SHUT YOU OFF?” Tea’s gears calmed and he let go of the boy’s face, the boy of course had calmed in kind to the other loud beeping he had just heard. “GOOD, I HAVE SCANNED HIM, HE IS WHAT THEY CALL HUMAN.”
“Human?’ beeped Tea