Revelation in the Light of Day
10 Jun 2018
Shibuya swirls around him, unravelled threads twisting, digging into his skin. He is lost in the staves of Music threading to become a part of his own. Awareness blossoms like bruises, the city cramming into his body, flowing through his veins.
Time has no meaning when entrenched in the heart of a district. Everything and nothing, all at once, and the true understanding of it is still a step out of reach, even to a Composer. Words echo back to him, a careful reminder, “Do͓̙͇n̹̭̭͔̩͟’̰̹͖ͅt̲ ̬̰̗͔͙l̢͚͙e̙̠̱̟ț̯͔̤̺ ̺̰y̢̪̱̩̺o͓̬͎̮͓͇̗u͓͔͍̮̝̣̼rs̳͕͙̝̯̺e͈ļ͚̗͚̼f̬̠ ̬̣g͇̲̯͍e̶͕̜̼̤̭t̛̺̰ ̢͎̭̼͙̗̘l̨̥̤͚̞͕o̞̝̱̻s̘̻̮t̺̳̺.͙̦̣̼͔͔”
Joshua and Neku have been best friends since they were 11, but their friendship starts to fall apart after Joshua goes missing for a week, soon after his 14th birthday. A foggy, static week, with inky memories dripping away from Neku's brain. Lies corrode the bond, and Neku’s vivid nightmares of finding s͡o͘m̧͞҉e͡҉̧ơn͏̛e͞’s̶͟ dead body does not help. A year and a half later, they hit the boiling point. Always look before crossing the road, kiddos.
In which Joshua becomes a Reaper before becoming Composer, and never loses his Entry Fee.
- Part 1 of Revelation in the Light of Day
“My warmth is an illusion and I will turn ice cold if you don’t get off of me,” he says, an icicle hand being lifted up, blue-tinged skin creeping closer.
But the threat doesn’t compare to the chill that seeps into Neku’s bones at the reminder.
But it's a Conversation, I just can't have tonight.
Sequel to Anything To Make You Stay
- Part 2 of Revelation in the Light of Day