The collision of sheet metal brought out a distinct screech, as both vehicles collided. One a small used car driven by a young man of about 17. The other, a large pick-up truck speeding down the opposite street. He hadn’t stood a chance. By the time the police and ambulance had arrived, the kid was horribly unconscious. Out like a light.
Kollen stirred, opening his eyes gingerly against the blinding rays of the sun. He opened them, finding a girl staring right at him, eyes filled with obvious worry. He adjusted his sight ever so slowly, just blinking at her. After a few moments of silence, she spoke in a soft voice. “Are you alright?”
He hadn’t an answer for that. He didn’t know where he was. And so, this was what he asked first. “Erm…Where exactly am I?” the boy asked, blinking his blue eyes. The girl frowned with a suddenly stern expression. “You are in Infinitas Somno,” she told him. “The Land of Endless Sleep.”
“Excuse me?” he uttered the words. What exactly did that even mean. “Explain further.” He inquired, cocking an eyebrow in extreme confusion. The girl continued.
“You were put into a coma somehow in the real world. Because of this, you have come to this world. We are in a separate dimension, and a lot of us have too been in a coma. Some of us for years.”
Kollen stood up. “Like I’d believe such a ridiculous tale.” He shot at her, before stumbling away. His leg seemed to suddenly be hurting badly. He remembered a crash, though it was a blur. Where was he? Lush vegetation and tall trees surrounded him. He looked back at the pursuing girl, whom was saying something he wasn’t paying attention to. She had dark brown hair, and brilliant amber eyes. She was wearing a Japanese Kimono dress, and sandals.
As Kollen stumbled on, blood suddenly blossomed along his side. He held it, groaning in pain, before he felt his knees collapse from under him, and his sight went black.
When Kollen awoke once more, he found himself in a warm bed, surrounded by wooden walls. Next to him was a tray with tea, it seemed, which was still steaming. Kollen sat up, feeling his head ache, and started to sip the tea when the door opened. A boy, around his age, walked in, and frowned. He had black hair, which jutted out from under his hat. It wasn’t a cap, but had a brim that encircled it. Only one blue eye was visible, for the other was under a white cloth, which seemed to be stitched onto the eye area. “The idiot is awake!” the boy called, before grinning deviously. Kollen frowned, obviously displeased at such an insult. “And who are you?” he asked coldly, glaring at him. The boy outstretched his hand. “My name is Theodore. But call me Theo, or you won’t be living long.”
Kollen looked at the boy’s face, and saw he truly wasn’t kidding. He shook the hand, his own having a bandage. Theo frowned. “Well, you are like this because your body technically still is damaged. It will take you a little bit before you can move around. But I’d say you have about a few hours until you are well enough.”
Kollen blinked. “How long was I out?”
Theo smiled. “A day tops. Healing happens fast here, so long as you don’t die. If you die here, you die in real life. Same goes if your family pulls the plug on you in real life…”
Kollen gulped nervously, looking at his hand. “Where is the girl that found me?”
“Lily?” he asked. “She isn’t here at the moment. She is in the town getting food.”Lily…
he thought. …Beautiful name.
Kollen sat up, rubbing his hair. He had brown hair that went down to the top of his neck, and emerald eyes. He found himself wearing a dark green T-shirt, and sweat pants. Theo made his way out of the room. “Get washed up. We are going to show you around town.”
He hadn’t even decided if he wanted to stay with these people, and he was still wondering if it was a prank. Kollen found his black hoodie neatly sat beside his bed. He put it on, as well as his jeans that were near it. When he felt he was ready, and without much pain, he grabbed the handle of the door, which seemed woven from bamboo. Though, his senses became alert as he heard something off in the distance. An explosion. He whipped the door open, to find himself in a larger room. Theo was in it, and he was grabbing a sword. “Come on, kid. The gang is in trouble.” he told him curtly, putting his sword in a sheath. He pointed to a curved cutlass on the wooden table beside him, gleaming silver. When Kollen hesitated, he slammed his fist down on the table. “Dammit, kid. Are you going to help us or not!?”
Kollen nodded quickly. “Sure. Yeah!” he stammered, although he didn’t know what he was getting into. He ran over and grabbed the cutlass, as Theo handed him a hat, similar to his. It was black with a little bit of green, which ran between the brim and the top. Theo’s had red. “What’s this?” Kollen yelled. Theo had made his way to the door, but looked back. “You chose to fight with us, so that signifies you are part of the team. Our last green male died, but I’m sure you’ll fit in fine.”
Theo then ran out the door, and Kollen followed, but his words rang in his ears ominously. Our last green male died.
Kollen realized at this moment this was not a joke. He was truly in a coma, and had arrived in this hellhole. He thought of this unidentified male. The last green male. How did he die? Was the same to become of him?
Notes: Aha, this is going pretty well, thought I haven't a name for the book yet. I have a picture for Lily, so here is what she looks like:
Anyhow keep reading. I have many in store for this story. :3