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The pavement is cracked. They came up with the idea so the grounds could be smooth. It's funny how that's not how it works. Something that's meant to be perfect ends up being worse than the original. The dirt at least would be compact and firm. But pavement still cracks. No matter what happens.
The sun wipes across my neck as i stare at the pavement and i can tell i'm getting sunburned. But soon the warmth is replaced by the chill of the shade, and i can see the shadow of a person behind me on the ground.
"Be careful, you wouldn't want to get cancer and die or something."
It's a girls voice. It sounds so familiar, like i've heard it before. But i can't remember hearing anything like it.
I can't remember anything.
Just the pavement.
"I don't think I need someone to tell me that i'm going to die." i continue to look at the pavement.
"well a little reminder doesn't hurt." I don't really know why she's still talking, but i don't mind the company honestly.
She comes around the bench and sits next to me. Now i look up at her.
Wow, she's gorgeous. Yet again she's familiar, but i still don't remember anything.
"Who knew that such a handsome face would only want pavement as company?"
"oh yes, the pavement is the only one who understands me."
She laughs, and i just breath out more to acknowledge that i thought this whole scenario was ridiculous.
I go back to looking at the cracked and bumpy pavement, and when she speaks again i notice that the warmth from the sun has gone and the sky was filled with colors.
"so, what are you doing here?"
"that's a bit of a nosy question for a girl i've just met don't you think?"
"yeah, but i'm not talking about this bench." suddenly i was very intrigued by the question. I guess I didn't really think about it. She continues after the pause "Don't feel bad. i don't know either."
And she got up and walked away.
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I ran after her.
"you don't remember anything right?"
"right, and how do you know that?"
"i can't remember either. Don't you want to know why?"
I decided to stop responding. I could tell that she knew nothing more than i did.
"how did you know i couldn't remember?"
"firstly, i've felt like i've done this before." Well that makes both of us. "secondly, look around."
They sunny park that surrounded us was empty. We were the only ones here.
As i studied the horizon of the never ending greenery, and wall of grey appeared. A cloud of dust began to dissolve the color that was around us. Buildings rose out of the ground and imprinted the grey sky with they shattered windows.
She looked at me, "it changes. When i first got here, i was in a dark room, and when i opened the door, you were out there sitting in the sun. Don't ask me why"
Of course the first thing i wanted to ask was why, but we just continued to walk alone in this abandoned capital. Too far gone by pollution and wickedness to hold a population of a decent city. Though the scenery was gloomy, i was just amazed.
I was no longer alone. It was almost like I had found what i was looking for. I took the girls hand and we walked through the city.