Black Water City
Apartment no. 176
"Son, we will be leaving now. If you need anything, you can call the workers and if there is an emergency, call us right away," my father said as he looked at me with a small smile before moving out of my room.
I was lying on my bed as I smiled back at him. I don't think he has much hope in me… after all… I am suffering from AIDS…
"Hey, so I will be dropping off mom at her workplace before heading to college. Take care of yourself, brother," my younger brother spoke as he came to the door. He stood there, fidgeting a little before moving away from my sight as well.
It wasn't that I lost my virginity to get AIDS. Though explaining that to them is impossible for some reason. It is honestly difficult to believe too, so I can't blame them as well… it was just… that guy's petty 'revenge' over such a small thing.
'My childhood crush likes you and I don't like that so… sorry dude, there is nothing we both can do about this situation,' I recalled that person's words before he injected me with that heavy dose of HIV needle…
Though he is in jail for that so I guess that's a plus point... Sigh...
It has been over a month and the first symptoms have finally appeared… The good news is that I can live for another 10-15 years more if I take proper care of myself and once my first symptoms are over, my life would be determined by how carefully I take care of myself and my hygiene.
Bad news is that because of the overdose, I believe that it will be very difficult to keep myself away from other diseases for much longer.
"Well.. the fact that I am still a virgin even after turning 24 was the worst thing to happen though… Forget about getting laid, girls won't even get closer to me now… should I transfer to another city?" I kept contemplating my next move cause no way in hell I am dying a virgin!!… hopefully.
'Man. This isn't fair, though! Life isn't fair! I wasn't even involved in that sh*t!' I let my thoughts drift as I just lay there before I fell into a deep slumber…
A few hours later…
I woke up with a sudden noise coming from outside. It was loud. Like really loud.
"Was that… cough cough.. A bomb?!" I spoke as I looked around and wondered if what I had heard was real or did I just dream about it…? I wanted to go near the balcony to check it out but my body felt really weak right now, so I decided it would be better not to exert pressure on it.
I heard another blast and this time my eyes opened wide in shock, as I would be a fool to think it was still a dream.
I wanted to know what was going on out there, so I picked up my smartphone from the bedside table before looking up the news.
"Hmmm? No network?" My eyes grew concentrated at that and I wondered if there was something wrong with my phone or was the entire network compromised.
My mind was telling me that it was the latter, but my heart still wanted it to be the former, so I kept checking the phone over and over. I restarted my phone once, twice, thrice, and many times over, but the result was still the same.
Calls, internet, nothing worked at all. Even the emergency numbers weren't going through. 'Just what could happen all of a sudden? Everything was fine just a couple of hours ago. Did something happen last night? Are we under attack from another country?' My mind kept running faster and faster, as I thought of all the possible scenarios and the more I let my mind wander, the more horrified I became.
I was so worried that I almost pulled myself off the bed, but before I could even remove the blanket…
[The World Apocalypse Has Started]
[Urgently binding God of Time System to the Host!!]
Those were the words that flashed before my eyes as I lost my consciousness…