Levels of Empathy
May 05, 2019
I was in my house when my friends invited me to come out with them. There were three girls and a guy. We were driving and went to this parking lot and stopped.
I had on a hoodie and had a blanket over my legs. We all got out of the car. The guy stood in front of us and said, "Wanna play a game?"
I said, "Not really."
Then he raised his hands and a board game appeared. It looked like Candyland. Then a prize appeared next to the board. I looked up and the guy had a thick rubber band between his fingers. He said, "Roll the dice. If you win you get the prize, if not I get to pluck you with this rubber band.
He stretched the rubber band so far back that I could image the impact cutting off your hand. I said, "No thank you."
Then I was transported to my car. I was taking the winding roads to school. My car had this string contraption on the window that followed the path of the road. I had to wind the string on this holographic images, cut the string, and only then would my car drive. I had to do this at each stop sign.
At one stop sign, there was a man behind me in a vintage white mustang who was getting aggregated at how slow I was going. Cars were piling up behind me. I said, "This is crazy!" So I took the last spool of string, wrapped it in a circle and cut it twice. Then I fell into the center of the earth.
Then I was back at my house. I was exhausted. There was a man inside my house. He made the house huge and looked at me. I said, "Thank you for the extra space."
He said, "Why won't you play with me?"
I said, "Because you're causing me too much distress."
"I just want someone to understand me."
I looked for awhile and said, "Satan?"
"I'm an angel also. I play the role of contrast. I represent bad so you all can know what good is. It's so unfair. I am who I am."
I said, "I understand it's hard, but you're right, you are who you are."
He sat down and mixed a colorful drink and made some kind of dip. "I need brussel sprouts, do you have any?"
I said, "No I don't, but the market might still be open, it's the weekend. They might be open later." It was 11:59pm.
"Do you want to come with me?"
"No, not really?" I said. He kept calling my by my sister's name and then correcting himself and calling me Keri.
I did have to go out so I told him that I was going somewhere else. We were both in the parking lot. He drove a Jeep (without the doors). I thought I left the stove on so I ran back into the house. When I got into the kitchen, he had teleported in front of me.
"Is everything ok (sister's name)?" he asked.
I said, "Yeah, I thought I left the stove on so I wanted to double check."
Then he started speaking through my mind, "I was concerned for you."
Then I thought and he heard, "I felt empathetic towards you."
Then I woke up.
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"Even in the nights I have unpleasant dreams, I am thankful. I get to feel, taste, smell, see, and hear. I have super strength and endurance. It's when my mind is void of these phenomena, when I wake up and remember nothing but a black abyss...those I consider nightmares."