So I decided to meet Life at the Starlight shores cemetery. Who knew it was so fancy?
I was hoping she’d be there. Say what I may will about Life… but one thing is for sure she was a woman of her word.
“The rules have slightly changed for you..” Life said to me in a kind manner. I had a glimmer of hope..
Maybe she’s letting me free.
“There has been a change in this universe or maybe the ‘matrix’ as some of you may put it. But you can now put your fruits, vegetables, fish and even paintings up for consignment now. This way you’ll catch far higher prices. Maybe even make your goal a bit sooner.”
My hope just faded and quickly turned to anger. Did I hear right? She’s just lifting some bans. THAT’S IT? Really.
“Ha! This is what you wanted to tell me in person?!” My anger and mouth just got me in more trouble then I realized.
“YOU TOOK AWAY MY MEMORIES, MY HOME, MY LIFE!!! AND YOU WON’T EVEN TELL ME WHAT I DID WRONG. YOU JUST TOOK IT ALL AWAY WITHOUT AN EXPLANATION! I THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE HERE FOR WAS A FULL EXPLANATION I DESERVE THAT MUCH! HOLY DAMN, YOU’RE JUST EVIL! IS THIS SOME SICK MIND GAME? WELL IS IT?!”
Life started up again, “If you just let me finish”
“NO.. YOU LISTEN TO ME! I AM TIRED, I HAVEN’T A BATH IN GOD KNOWS WHEN, I AM ALWAYS TRYING TO WARD OFF HUNGER. NOT TO MENTION.. WHAT THE HELL AM I GOING TO DO WITH FAITH! SHE NEEDS CLOTHES/PLASMA/SCHOOL SUPPLIES SHE’S ABOUT TO AGE UP SOON! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?! I CAN’T AFFORD ANYTHING TO GIVE HER THE LIFE SHE DESERVES. AND YOU WON’T TAKE THIS STUPID DEAL OFF ME.”
“First off Rosaline you should calm the hell down and let me finish what I have to say. Secondly Faith is not going to be the one suffering, I would never let that happen to her. The last thing is you asked ME for a second chance.. You asked me for justice for the mess YOU made. You asked me to make sure you suffer the fate, that you have inflicted on so many.”
“Yeah, sure, what the hell ever…” I scoffed like I’d inflict anybody with this nightmare.
“You listen to me Rosaline Imelda Dimes. Your main goals right now should be raising Faith, and making your life time wish. Answers will come later. I was going to warn you of the future to come and I was going to tell you more about your race: but I see you much rather tell me off and complain when you should be more focused on making the situation better. You were more then resourceful in the past and you can be now. I see you made it to $13,758 quite feat for just doing things from a regular market.”
I was just silent for a while, she was right all I did was complain. But she put me here! What if I really did ask for this? Then I shouldn’t have been exploding on her but what if I am an innocent victim? Why would Life be so cruel if that was the case? She seems so kind.. there was a bit of goodness? Something that just radiated from her.. almost as if she cares.
“I am sorry for exploding after-all you didn’t let Faith suffer. It would just help… if I knew who I was….”
“First of all Rosaline you should stop letting your emotions rule over your head. Take time and think about the things you say before you say them. I can tell you this much about who you were Rosaline. You were born not of this world but on a planet named Keeva. The race of your people are called the Omicri.”
“So I am really not from Earth….”
“No, you are not. Why else do you think you can communicate so well with nature? Talking to flowers, trees, animals all part of the Omicri’s natural abilities.”
“What did I do so wrong on Keeva?”
“I think you should focus on Faith a bit more before I divulge that information Rosaline. I will leave you with a few details that, I suppose couldn’t hurt. You had sad beginnings, but you done something no other woman has ever done on your planet. You could have been great but the power and the lust of revenge got to your head. Many people suffered for it. I am sorry Rosaline that’s all I can tell you for now.”
“I see… But I am no genius… or leader….”
“You wanted to take the personality adjuster before going through your acts of redemption. So I granted you that much.”
“One cannot change the past Rosaline. We can only do what we can to make the present and future better. If you knew more you would be to focus on it. So please, go back home to your daughter and concentrate on her and making your fortune.”
“What was this warning about the future?”
“When Faith is older… there will be this visitor from your home-world. Faith being a vampire is a good thing she can defend herself well. This man he wants to hurt you worse than anything he may use Faith to do it. I am forewarning you because Faith does not need to be betrayed and used in such a manner she is such a good soul. By the time of Faith’s teenage birthday I will tell you more.”
“How much more?”
“Everything, from your bad start, to your rise of power, to the life and near death of Empress Rosaline Dimes. But right now go home to your daughter she needs you. I will be leaving you now…”
Just like that she was gone… I went home to Faith immediately.
Life was right two things. Faith should be my one concern in my life. Secondly I can’t change the past: but I can do everything to make the future better.
Making the future better for Faith and myself is exactly what I am going to do…