Different - Prologue: The Fall
The boy started breathing heavily while running as fast as he ever has in all his life through the forest. He had no doubt about it, his life was under a great threat and if he did not find shelter immediately he could die or become severely injured. Thin blue neon rays rained down the pitch black night sky that looked as if Zeus, the god of lightning him self had started launching thousands of solid thunder bolts to the earth attempting to wipe-out humanity.
The rays fell down at a great speed and dug their sharp blades right into the surface in which they landed on like arrows. The boy continued to run without looking back but it was only a matter of time before he reached his limit. He had been running for nearly a whole kilometer at full speed and he himself knew he was no athlete. He stopped for a moment to catch his breath.
He placed his hand on his chest and gripped it tightly and spoke.
“Hey….huff….I know it’s been months…. since I made you work this hard before…..huff…..but…”
The boy looked down at his chest with a worried face as he leaned down from all the fatigue of running.
“Huff……we are both going to die if you don’t push yourself beyond your limit…”
He then leaned back up straight and raised his head up slightly to the sky.
“Oh who am I kidding, when has my body ever let me go beyond my limits !?!?!”
The boy then reached for the left pocket of his brown trousers and slipped out his smartphone then stared down at the screen showing the current time and date.
“Ah it’s 8:27 PM, at least now I will know the time I died haha…..LIKE HELL I WILL!!”
He slipped his phone back into his pocket and started to run once again while talking to himself in his thoughts
[“Oh man……how did it come to this ?”]
He looked up at the sky again for a split second and then looked straight.
[“How have none of them hit me yet ?”]
[“Could it be that they are actually holograms and have been passing through me this whole time ?”]
He stopped for a moment as if he was willing and brave enough to find that answer out for himself.
One of the rays fell down at a enormous speed and went right passed the boys face while slitting some of his hair off like it were nothing and pierced its way through the solid ground. His eyes widened in shock.
[“YEP THAT’S NOT LIKELY!”]
He took a leap away from the ray and started running now faster than ever. He eventually spotted a small glimpse of what looked like a large rocky boulder with a hole around the size of a van and stared at it with a surprised look on his face
[“A cave maybe ? Could I really be saved !?!?”]
He started running towards it and jumped over a log in front of him with a somewhat joyful expression on his face and yelled.
The boy started to reach closer and closer to the cave and after a couple of seconds he finally reached it but stopped just before entering to catch his breath.
“Huff….huff…..I did it!”
He raised his head up to the sky and put a huge grin on his face and shouted.
“HAHA YOU CAN’T GET ME YOU BLUE LITTLE PIECES OF SHI…”
At that moment a blue ray slightly brighter in color than the rest shot out of the sky at jet speed as if it had just been shot from a laser gun like the ones seen in sci-fi movies and pierced its way right into the boys right eye as blood splashed out of it like a bucket of paint exploding.
The boy no longer had a look of joy on his face. No it was more like….a look of terror.
His entire body was launched onto the ground with great force from the impact of the horrific ray now covered in his blood.
The boys mouth opened widely as he screamed from the bottom of his lungs to the very tip.