This is the prologue to a story I once had an idea about, but in the end, decided to drop it.
I think it would actually be interesting to write about manipulating dreams...I just couldn't
ever put a good enough plot around it, not to mention I've never written shoujo ai before.
Ah well...maybe one day I'll pick it up again, once I finish my other stories. :)

Genres: Tragedy, Fantasy, Incest, Shoujo Ai

When I close my eyes, between dreams and reality, I can once again embrace you in my arms. Sometimes it feels so real, that I would start to think that maybe you were truly there. I always think of you, I know it's not right but I can't help but fill my mind with thoughts of you. It's like I'm floating in air, I become oblivious of my surroundings once you stand by my side. Only you and me exist in this world you created.

This ability of ours, being able to manipulate people's dream used to always cause us pain, because of it our parents died trying to protect us from those who wanted to use us. Would you get mad if I told you I don't dislike having this strange power anymore? It made me realize how much I love you, not as my sister, as someoneā€¦more. I know you were the one who wanted to have that picture-perfect family more than anyone, since we were never the image of "normal". When mom and dad died, you left with them too. You created a barrier of dreams around you, unable to hear the outside world. Why won't you even let me in?!

I'd give anything to be able to see your green eyes again, to hear your sweet voice. Staring at myself in the mirror, imagining it's you, isn't satisfying enough. When I enter your dreams, lately it's become more hazy. I know it's my fault that you're in a deep sleep, if only I told you my true feelings, even if you didn't want to hear it, maybe things would have turned out differently.

"Hey! You! Wake up!" Opening my eyes to the scorching sun, I covered my eyes to get a better look at the face that was hovering above me. "You'll get sick if you sleep here for a long time." I sat up on the bench and looked at the weird boy, keeping quiet. "You should...more..." I'm not to sure about what he was babbling about. "Are you listening?!"

I sighed and stood up, walking away from him. He followed me. "How long are going to keep this up? Aren't you ashamed, following a girl all day?"

"I told you already, I'm here to help you get your sister back."

I stopped and turned around to face him. He wore a cross necklace around his neck, a black jacket, white shirt and black jeans. With blonde hair, brown eyes, three piercings in his ears and white bandage wrappings around both his hands, no matter how you look at it, he's what you'd call a delinquent. He's been following me ever since I left work. He looked suspicious and I would have said he's dangerous, but not once did he do anything to harm me. And maybe...some part of me is hoping there's some truth to what he keeps telling me. But how does he know about me and my sister anyways?

"Tori and Nori, nice names for twins."

My eyes widened. "Who are you exactly?"

"I finally got your attention," he said smiling. "I'm someone who can relate to you. Having an ability you can't control is tiring, isn't it? I can help you with that as well. If you can master it, you'll be able to manipulate her dreams and wake her up."

I glanced over at the peaking eyes that stood behind the big tree and sighed. "Fine. I'll meet you at the place you told me about earlier tomorrow at 6 pm." Before I turned around to leave, I paused. "Oh, and I don't like being stalked. So tell those guys that if they follow me home, I'll kill them."

He grinned, "Understood."

When I looked back I see him hitting the other boys on their head and calling them idiots, I couldn't help but laugh. I wonder who these guys really are. Well...I'll find out soon enough.

Hey, Nori, I know that image of a perfect family has been shattered, but aren't I enough? Why did you retreat inside your mind, not even giving us a chance? I know you're afraid of seeing the truth of what my heart yearns for, but don't run away. It's time I tell you these unbearable feelings of mine. Without you here, getting up everyday has been really hard. I've finally built up the courage to tell you my feelings. It's been more than a year now since that incident. I'll do anything to get you back, even cross the boundaries of this so-called reality.

So please, wake up, my other half.