Nov 01, 2021
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"Bye mom! I'm off to school!" I yelled happily as I left my house.
I remembered that day so clearly, it was your regular Wednesday morning, I was heading off to school like how I always do, not suspecting a thing.
I met up with my friend and we headed to the bus stop.
That was when it happened.
There was a sudden bright light, and I couldn't see anything.
All around me, I heard screaming and sounds of cars crashing into things.
"Where are you? I can't see you!" I heard my friend yelled next to me.
I reached out and waved my arms in front of me frantically, trying to find something, someone, for me to hold onto.
Finally, I found my friend's arm, and we held on to each other as the world descended into chaos.
That was 3 years ago, that mysterious caused everyone to be blind, no one could see and no one knew why it happened.
A month or so after it happened, we were led by the voice over a loudspeaker to safe rooms, where we would be taken care of until they can somehow figure out how to bring everyone's sight back.
A bit hard since the scientists were blind
Over the years, I have gotten used to my surroundings. I felt out my furniture and tried to picture how my room is.
On the left I pictured my bed with a bedside table next to it, a shelf on the opposite side full of books with braille that we were taught to read by a person who has been blind before all of this.
There is a desk for me to do my own stuff and a place where my food gets delivered.
It was comfortable enough, I can chat with my neighbors, although I never knew what happened to my friends and family.
I tried to look for them but I couldn't find them, it was like they disappeared off the face of the earth.
One night, I was preparing myself for bed as I always do, and I heard someone entered my room.
I turned towards the sound and tried to find the person that made that noise but I couldn't find anyone.
After about 15 minutes, I gave up and went to sleep.
After all, if they wanted to kill me, they would have done it already.
The next morning, I opened my eyes and froze.
Opening my eyes? How was that possible?
I held my hands in front of my face and gasped, I could see my hands!
I got up from my bed, about to tell someone, but froze as I looked around my room.
It looked like a prison, with only the bare minimum to keep me alive.
It was nothing like that comfortable room I imagined.
But that wasn't the only thing that caught me off guard.
There was words, written in red marker, on the walls of my room all saying the same thing.
'DON'T TELL THEM YOU CAN SEE.'