Enigma - Chapter 1.3
Chapter 1.3: Erika
“I heard our school will soon hold a field trip. They said we would watch a magic show.”
It was Ferly’s voice, the boy I had had a crush on since got into senior high school! And yeah, you heard right. Even if my style was like a hotshot girl who liked to kick left and right and might never think of a romantic scenario, I couldn’t fight my heart’s desire to fall in love. In fact, to be honest, it was only now that I knew I had a heart and could fall in love. I thought I was destined to become a powerful bald monk whose job was to destroy the criminals who only exist in the martial world …. Oops. How come I was just talking like in a martial arts book? Well, please understand, that was the only type of book full of words I’ve read. The rest… well… those comics that have minimal writing, like that Kungfu Boy. Anything more than that would only make me sleepy.
“If that really happens, do you want to join my car?”
Hell, it turned out Ferly was flirting with another girl! But wait, maybe he was asking his male friends. But, it was impossible. His voice tho… was really flirtatious, so different from when talking to me.
I almost choked on my own saliva when I heard a laugh that sounded similar to mine — only that it was a lot more feminine than my loud as f̲u̲c̲k̲ laugh.
“Why should I go in Brother Ferly’s car?”
Okay, once again: damn it. It was the voice of my twin sister, Eliza. Yeah, you heard right. There were TWO that looked like me in this world. But don’t panic just yet. My twin, now, didn’t look like me at all. When we were little, we were two peas in a pot. Now there were no more peas mentioned when people talked about our similarities. This was all thanks to my efforts. Yes, I was the one who purposely made the two of us not look alike at all.
Why? Well, it was a long story. I will tell you later — if I remember.
“You have to, Liza. How come you want to get on that hot and stuffy bus? “
“Well, I don’t mind. The other students will also get on the bus.”
“But you’re special compared to other students.”
“Ah, really? Including Erika too? Don’t I look like Erika?. “
Geez, that a somber tone she used. Did she think I didn’t know what she did? She was trying to get Ferly to feel sorry for her! Yes, in this world, apart from me, no one knew how cunning my twin sister was. How sad!
“It’s not similar. You are much prettier and cuter. “
“Really? So Brother Ferly doesn’t like Erika? ”
“Not as much as I like you”
I gritted my teeth. You b̲i̲t̲c̲h̲! She did it again. Again, she deliberately led people to compare the two of us and acknowledge her advantages over me. What was more, this time the victim was Brother Ferly!
Something dark began to dominate my heart filled with anger and resentment. Something dark and evil. I imagined Ferly and Eliza separating near the toilet door. After Ferly left, I would pull Eliza into the toilet, then start hitting her beautiful face many times until her face was destroyed. After that, I would drag her to behind the toilet. In the little yard where I used to come down from the tree, I would bury her. Alive. And, my problem would be fixed forever.
It’s just that, I will also live forever as “Omen.”
I shook my head, trying to ward off that dark shadow. No, I won’t do it. Well, I think it was fine to imagine it. I think everyone’s had the imagination of killing someone sometimes, right? But the difference lies in whether we actually did it or not. Many people in this world could lead normal and happy lives because they did not obey the existing dark desires in their hearts.
And, even though my life was now abnormal and happy, I still didn’t want to indulge my dark desires. Let it be a dark wish.
Tch, annoying. Why did I have to act like a good person like this? It was not in my nature at all. I’d better find trouble and go back to being a bad kid.
I turned around and went back to the girls’ restroom. My eyes fiercely swept across the narrow, dull room, looking for what I could destroy. My eyes filled with the only girl who was there, a nerdy girl wearing glasses with a skirt that was a little bit too long.
An idea flashed into my head.
“Hey, you!” I snapped. “Your shoes, for me!”
Maybe because I already looked like someone who was ready to start a career as a serial killer, the girl hurriedly took off her shoes. Damn, the first time I extorted shoes, I got the cheapest brand shoes instead.
Luckily the size of her shoes fit my feet. But never mind. The important thing is I am not barefoot.
“Want the socks?”
Is this kid stupid or what? She even offers her socks.
“No need. You take it. “
She was really stupid.
I was ready to leave the toilet when I remembered something. As bad as I am, until now I have never taken things from poor people. And from the shoe brand, this girl was really destitute. I don’t have a problem with the reputation of being an annoying or bad kid, but I don’t want to be known as a bully against the weak.
“What’s your name?” I asked.
She was from the class of smart kids apparently. “Tomorrow I will return your shoes if I remember, okay.”
My goodness. This kid was completely geeky.
When I got out of the toilet, I didn’t think about the little girl anymore. My mind was filled with Eliza and her dirty games that I have had to play since I was a child and how I’ve been plunged and drowned until I hit this low.