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Episode 3「Real Me and Him」 (Author: Kafune)
「Hey, what about heaven...」Standing in front of the mirror, I looked at myself.《I think it's nice》Heaven says so, but I don't have blonde hair or big sparkling eyes. I don't even own a blue jacket. There's just me, black hair, ugly, skinny, and miserable in cheap pants and shirts. A sigh that spills over and over from the morning. I know him well. Even if it's only been a few months, I know how kind he is. The fact that he's not the kind of person who laughs at me, and the fact that he will surely accept me and treat me as a friend. And yet - somewhere there is myself who cannot believe everything. I'm getting really sick of myself, but even so, I don't think I can change this me. The time is 19:30, in front of Hachiko. Thinking that it is too early, I look for him in a white cutter shirt and white pants. The place is full of people waiting to meet someone, all with sparkling eyes. Everyone is dressed neatly, with their hair pulled back in a tight bun. I was waiting for him, standing alone and small among them. The thought that repeatedly crossed my mind was that I should just go home. No matter how many times I reminded myself that it would cause him trouble, the thought kept coming back to haunt me like mud. I felt like I could do anything if I could escape from this place as quickly as possible.「Whew... it's hot.」While wiping away his sweat, a man with a ringing voice beside him leaned against Hachiko. Ah, it's him. Yes, it's him. I recognized him at once by his voice. I slowly turn my gaze toward him, keeping my head down. A man in white pants, slender legs, and stylish and expensive shoes that match just like in the virtual world. He is also tall. Glancing at him sideways, I see his well-defined face with permed blond hair. He had big eyes and a confident expression that made him look like a young man. He is dazzling, like the sun...I feel like crying. Why am I here? I took a deep breath, trying desperately to hold back the tears that were gradually welling up. I had to speak to him. What should I say to him to make him happy? He will laugh if it is funny. The words are spinning around in my head. But the words are stuck in the back of my throat and won't come out. Instead, tears start to well up in my eyes. Oh, God, why am I so miserable and pathetic? I don't remember much from there. I ended up running away without even being able to talk to him. I wonder how long he's been waiting for me and has he come looking for me in virtual space? What an embarrassment! At the worst, I felt nauseous at myself, who was helpless. The one friend I would never see again. The only person I could trust. But I betrayed myself to it. It sucks. I began to avoid contact with him and act in virtual space. I never intended to see him again, but I left him a message of apology in virtual space just once. I didn't want him to forgive me; I knew it was just for my own self-satisfaction. Since then——Several months have passed since I betrayed him. Of course, the virtual space was comfortable, and when I was tired of living in the real world, I would come over and watch the fireworks by myself. At that time, I was watching it with a friend, but now I am alone. I don't think it's bad either. In the game he taught me, I was able to earn a little bit of virtual currency. 「Hey hey, let's go play in the pool.」「Yeah, nice, let's go.」The girl who called out to me was the girl he had been with before. Because of that opportunity, I still play with her from time to time like this. Of course, I have more opportunities to hang out with people in this world other than her. In this way, when I actually played it, I thought that I didn't have enough experience to get involved with someone like this. When I actually play with her in this way, I realize that I have not had enough experience being involved with someone like this. Of course, if I saw myself in the real world, I would probably be disillusioned, but I am not in the real world now, so I can hold her hand. It may be that I have come to be able to think about what makes the other person happy. When I held her hand, she smiled happily. 「——Hey, you!」Suddenly I heard a voice. The voice grabbed my arm forcefully. I knew who it was without looking at his face. I didn't need to see the face, because it was a gentle voice that sounded like a ringing bell. I didn't turn around. I didn't look at him. I shook off both arms and ran away. I never thought that I could run so fast, but no, no, this is an avatar, so I thought it was natural. I'm really stupid, always, always running away. I'm an idiot.「You...! Hey, you!

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Episode 2「Welcome to the world of XANA」 (Author: Kafune)
《Nice to meet you, welcome to the world of XANA》When I turn around, the slender Haven looks at me and smiles. Seeing Heaven in real life makes me feel a little happier. I stared at her for a while, but she didn't say anything. She didn't rush me or take away my words. I coordinate my own appearance in this world while looking at the screen. Just like changing clothes, choose your favorite facial parts and become who you want to be. I wore blonde hair, which I would never be able to do in real life, and then put on a blue jacket. Everyone in this world is flashy, so no one cares if I wear something a little flashy. It was like that. I stood up thinking that since I had come all this way, it would be a waste if I didn't do something. However, I found my gaze drawn to the fireworks overhead.「Well,...... okay ...... there's still time ......」It's still three o'clock. It's a long way until morning, and even if morning comes, it's my day off, after all. What spreads out in front of me is not a cramped, messy studio, but a full view of fireworks. There is no need to rush into action. There is plenty of time to think things over slowly. I sit on a nearby bench and look up at the night sky. The color of fireworks so vivid that they seem to fall. The world is so colorful.「——The fireworks are beautiful, aren’t they?」I was so engrossed in the fireworks that I didn't notice someone was sitting nearby. I thought that cool voice was a nostalgic I had heard somewhere before.「Eh, ah... that's right. It's really beautiful...」I was even more surprised when I saw his face. Because the person standing there was the one I saw in my dream earlier. A pure white fluffy white shirt and white pants. His long black hair, stylishly permed, was swaying. A light and sweet voice like a ringing bell. Without a doubt, it was him in that dream.「What's wrong?」「Ah... I'm sorry... Um, I was surprised because you looked so much like an acquaintance...」I smile to make up for it. I had a habit of giggling and pretending that I didn't care if nothing was wrong with me. I just laughed it off and thought it would work out better.「Acquaintance...? That's right, and I'd like to meet him someday.」「Ah... I'd like to meet him too, but I'm sure we won't be able to meet again.」Because I met him in my dreams, I keep my mouth shut because I feel like I'll be laughed at if I say that. I looked at him and he was sitting next to me staring at the fireworks. I feel like I can hear the crackling sound of fireworks right next to my ear. The sky was painted beautifully with paint, and the fireworks were more prominent than anything I had ever seen before. Since he is staring at the fireworks all the time, I am also staring at the fireworks. Shut up, don't say anything, just the two of us. Cozy space. You don't have to try to force a conversation anymore. Thinking that made me feel better.「Hey, why don't we go to other places? Like the pool...」

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Episode 1「My Life」 (Author: Kafune)
「……Thank you for your hard work」That's what I say while turning off the lights in an empty office. Of course, no one would respond. With one stretch, I pick up my backpack with an old bear-character key holder on it and tuck away my employee ID card. Today, when most professions in this world can be done remotely, coming to work or even building at the office is becoming non-existent. However, not all companies are on the cutting edge. At a small black company like ours, the CEO is an analog person, and we have been doing business as usual without any change. Thanks to that, I have a lot of unpaid overtime, and I get phone calls on my days off. There was no such thing as privacy. I come to work first thing in the morning and leave the company last. That is my role as a lowly employee. I don't talk to anyone except for the business requests I am asked to do. Or perhaps I should say that I don't have time to talk to anyone. The only place I stop by is a convenience store, but even there, I don't talk to anyone because all the stores are now unmanned. I picked up a suitable sandwich at the convenience store and then stared blankly at the juice shelf. I suddenly noticed that a vendor was putting his products on the shelves. He was a tall, blonde-haired young man, very modern. I suddenly couldn't stand it anymore, and after picking a suitable product, I sneaked out of the store. I'd been shy for a long time, and I couldn't make friends at all. I had a lot of trouble with that when I was a student, but I think it has gotten better since I became a working adult. As long as I did my job, I was able to get away with a few things. I never intended to get deeply involved with humans in the first place, and I thought it was impossible for me to love anyone or be friends with anyone in this world. I don't think there is anyone in the world who understands me. If there was such a thing as love, I wanted you to show that to me. Well, if I was tall and had a good face like the young man I mentioned earlier, that might be a different story. But now, I'm just a mundane, low-faced person that's common everywhere. I am short and skinny. In addition, I have no communication skills. I'm the only one, no matter where I go. I am just crawling around in this muck.「 Haa...... tired.」I pour the words that overflowed into my throat along with the beer. I can feel the tension in my body unraveling with just a little alcohol in my system. I'm sleepy, and I haven't even had dinner yet, but I put my fingertips, which are gradually getting warmer, into the futon. My brain melts into a muddy mess, and I vaguely think about what time to wake up tomorrow. My body is submerged in the cushions.「Hey Haven, I'm tired.」《Thank you for your time. Shall I put on some of your favorite music?》「Yeah, put it on.」Haven is the AI ​​partner I use. I have known her for a long time. She's been with me since high school, so she knows me better than I know myself. She is also a kind AI who would never hurt me.「Hey, Haven, set the time for 5:30」Haven said something, but I couldn't hear it anymore.「——you, hey you over there」It's a dream. I knew about it from the moment my consciousness lit up there. For some reason, I was convinced that this was a dream and that I would wake up. Still, it's dazzling. Even with my eyes closed, I could tell that there was a bright light behind my thin eyelids. Something bright and dazzling. I timidly open my eyelids.「Hey, sweetie」
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