Entry 1 (Creative Writing replacement, Feb 2017)
While it appears she did a lot over the past few years in terms of both research and cultivating friendships, Akemi Former has only logged the former, leaving us with little to no knowledge of the individuals she interacted with, nor what to expect from them should we be confused for her. To that end, we deign to record our experiences to some degree, as well as any progress deemed suitable for the public eye that we make in our own studies, particularly of Former's own notes; we anticipate that while private for the moment, this record may become public in the future, most likely with minor editing. As well, what's the saying? Never write anything you don't want read?
This chapter of life began with a shiver. One moment we were walking through Niigata, the next we were standing indoors, in the presence of two abnormals. Anomalies, they call them here, as we later learned. One of the girls looked Middle Eastern, with a chest that dwarfs any we've ever seen before, and hips that flared out into a large, long snake's tail. Let us call this girl Athene, as it is her name. The other girl had features we couldn't immediately place, along with a pair of white wings on her back and a simply beautiful voice - though we had little time to appreciate it, and weren't in the best situation to regardless. We will call this girl Suzy, though like Athene, we didn't learn this name until later that night.
To understand our situation at that time, one must understand the life we've lived. Let me tell you the tale of two girls; a human, and a spirit. The human lived with a poor family in Japan, and from an age before memory, the spirit lived with her - in her, in fact. The two were always together, changing each other over time to be more suitable to their symbiotic arrangement. They lived as sisters, as best friends, as loving companions through life who would never be separated. Then one night, the human died, burned and bleeding in the sand. She offered he soul, her whole self to the spirit, and the spirit accepted.
We don't know how, but in some way rather than be consumed by the spirit, the human's soul was integrated into her own, forming a new sort of symbiosis. Two hearts as one, two minds as one, two souls as one, sealing them as a pair. The human and the spirit instead became one dual-natured, twin souled spirit. It is from that point we know who we are. Asami and Akemi. We have no way to tell, or even to imagine which of us was originally the human, nor which was originally the lone spirit. And it doesn't matter; we'll never be alone again now, for we'll have each other forever. But I digress.
Returning to the life we've lived, our situation when we came to this world, ripped away from our own and all we knew, our friends and our past, returned those feelings of fear. Fear of losing everything but each other, because in fact, we did. We first thought it was a simple kidnapping gone wrong; a teleportation trap of some kind, or perhaps a new sort of summoning that brought us there. We didn't know...
Athene was stern. Angry, confused as we were, but with a sense of duty. A sense that she knew what was best, despite how obvious it was that she didn't. She wanted to take us to security, as though we'd done something wrong - we were the victims, it was quite clear! Suzy meanwhile was confused too, but also afraid, scared out of her mind while desire and need clouded her mind. She claimed we were together - we thought her to mean we were married, from the ring on her finger, but later learned it wasn't quite so serious. She wanted us to stay, needed us even, but with the situation - and the snake lady calling for security - we simply couldn't. We needed time to figure out what was happening, somewhere away from all this chaos. Our own confusion was quite enough without inflicting everyone else's upon us.
And so we did. We fled from the room, from the building, from the very facility - school campus - it stood on, eventually making our way to a park - and the greatest shock was that while it was mid afternoon in Japan, here it was already night. Just how far did we go...?