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The Six Faces

By TheManTimeForgot All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Scifi

The Line of Gamma

Every night I can't stop the dreams, they continue to haunt me. The screams, the blood, and the body afterwards, I continue to see all of it. These images twisted my mind and drove me to insanity. And through all of it, I think the dreams don't stop because in the end, I enjoy every second of it. I wouldn't mind if you call me inhuman for my thoughts because that's what I think. I am a lost, corrupted monster without a purpose.

My designation is Omega. I once had a name, but I no longer use this title because I would rather be left alone. I live on the top floor of an apartment complex, room 101. I chose the room myself and had the simple white wall repainted. The entire room is black and I leave it dark often. The only peace I get is when I go to the roof and look at the blue sky. It was one of these times that I decided to get help.

"I'll go to my friends, hopefully they'll have answers." I only had four friends, and they all live on the same floor as me. They also gave up their names for certain reasons. I first visited Epsilon, who lived next to me, and was a humanitarian. He would do a good deed for anyone who needed it, and quite a few people who didn't. His room was painted blue and white and he was eager to help. He surrendered his name to show anyone how much he would give up for those in need. He allowed me to sit down in a chair while he stood and focused his attention on me.

"What may I assist you with, my friend Omega?" He asked me.

"Could you help me with my dreams?" I answered.

Epsilon sighed. "Yes, I am sorry for what happened."

"That won't help me." I had always thought that Epsilon was a bit innocent.

"Can you remember what happened?"

"I only remember the dreams."

"Well, I suggest that you should look up, and find some way to make yourself happy, okay? Honestly, I think she would have wanted it no other way."

"I'll try, thank you."

"It was a pleasure to help you, friend."

I left after that, feeling somewhat better, and being reminded about a girlfriend I had. I went across the hall to Upsilon's room. He was, above all things, a machine. He was either reading a book or on the computer. He changed his name to feel more "mechanical". Upsilon was also an insomniac. He never bothered to remodel his room, but every item in it was organized, if you could see them, as there was little light. When I found him, he was typing, as I was talking to him, he did not look at me.

"What is your request?" He said with little curiosity.

"I need help with my dreams."

"If they are only dreams, why do you worry about them?"

"…I don't know."

"Think about it, then come back, I am very busy"

I was only a little bit angry, but at that moment I felt a horrible rage build up inside my head. I was ready to destroy anything in my way. Instantly, it passed like a wind. Dismissing the feeling, I then went next door to Rho's place. Changing his name to prove his devotion to his cause, he pushed himself physically and mentally to reach "true human potential". His room was painted with a canyon landscape, and Rho was doing push-ups.

"Hello, Rho."

"Hi…Omega…"

"Do you know how to make my dreams stop?"

"Do you really… want them gone?"

"Yes."

"Then they will go away…remember Omega… your power alone… is enough… to change…the universe."

"How?"

"See your potential…as limitless…and all things…will be possible."

"I will; thank you Rho."

"No…problem…"

When I left, I felt more powerful than ever. And now I remembered enough to make sense of the dreams and visions. I went to the end of the hall to Gamma's room. Gamma was smart as well as wise. He watched Star Wars so much; all of us were willing to believe he could levitate a rock. As I entered the room, the walls looked like a forest. In the middle was Gamma. His vast knowledge led him to create an "exosuit"; armor that gave the wearer enhanced speed and strength. He wore the "Gamma" prototype at all times, hence the name. He sat in the middle of the floor, so I sat a yard in front of him.

"Gamma, I…"

He merely chuckled at me and gave a nod of approval. "Save it, I know why you're here; I've been paying attention to your condition. Now, tell me, do you remember everything?"

I hesitated for a few seconds, and then spoke. "Y-yes, I got into an argument with my girlfriend, and I couldn't control my anger. I lunged at her with a knife and…and I sliced her to pieces."

"Now that you know this, do you know what to do now?"

"Yes."

"Then go, and do great things Omega. You are a good man, although you might lose your way now and then."

I left and put all of their teachings together. I was no longer going to let these things bother me. I would go out and actively change my life and be happy with it. I then went to my room, turned on the lights and with help from my friends, paint the walls a swirling black and white. The dreams were in the past now. After that, I went to ground floor and held the doorknob to the outside. Before I opened the door I said these words and I knew she was listening,

"I am sorry Gabrielle, your beloved Mark was a fool. But now, I will beg for your forgiveness."

I opened the door a new man, ready to enter a world that was finally willing to accept me.

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