The Administrator – Chapter 2

While I drive home a lot of questions start coming to my mind, but I can’t answer any of them. “What should I do?”, “Why me?”. I keep asking these questions, but I can’t find any answers. 

When I get home I kiss my wife, who had already cooked dinner. While we eat she tells me I look absent, “Did something happen at work?” she asks. I stare at her for a couple of seconds, but it felt like minutes were passing by, “A lot happened at work!” I think, but I can’t tell her, “Not yet, I’ll tell her when I’ll have everything figured out.”, I say: “Nothing special, I’m just tired after this long day at work.” I really am tired, but I can’t sleep, I have too many questions in my head. I try to ask the Narrator, “Why did you choose me?”, but apparently he doesn’t have any answers either: “I didn’t choose you.” he says. “What should I do?”, “I don’t have the answers you are looking for.”, I don’t know if he’s lying or not, but I can’t do anything about it. 

At midnight I decide I have to clear my head. I put a jacket on and go out for a walk. It’s not too cold outside, it’s March, the city is empty, I seem to find myself in a lot of empty places today. I start walking, lost in my thoughts. I don’t know where I’m going, but I keep walking, searching for answers. 

I’m in a park and I’ve been walking for around half an hour. I’m not looking where I’m going and I hit something, it’s a person. He seems to also be lost in his thoughts and the hit woke him up, as it did for me. He’s a small guy, he’s probably 25, he doesn’t seem to have any muscles or fat, he probably doesn’t exercise or eat a lot. He has long hair and sunken cheeks. I help him stand up, I am what you could call a “big guy”, I exercise almost every day and I’ve always swum, I even won some competitions. We are the only two crazy people who walk around in the middle of the night, I ask him his name, “F-Frank”, he sais, his voice his trembling, “He must be scared.” I think. We start talking, he’s 27 and he lives alone, he doesn’t go out often, he spends most of his day working and reading comics. While we speak he slowly starts to be more open and after a while, he tells me he had a strange experience this late afternoon. I ask him if he wanted to tell me what had happened and that I also had a strange experience. He tells me: “I was scratching my elbow when I heard a click and a small shock in my head. I then heard a metallic voice telling that I had activated the Administrator mode, I know it sounds strange, I was confused and I didn’t know what to do, I was at home alone, so I tried to talk to that voice and it actually responded to me.” “Wait!” I interrupt him: “The same exact thing happened to me! Are you the Administrator of Earth too?” “No, he told me I am the Administrator of plagues, viruses and diseases.”. I stare at him, what were the chances of me finding someone that had the same experience as me? “How did the voice told you to call it?” I ask him, “It told it doesn’t have a name, I  think it is God.” “I don’t think God exists, I just came up with an idea. I think there are different types of Administrator, like a pyramid system, and the one at the top is what you could call God, the Administrator of the Universe, but I don’t think that voice it’s him. I think there are others like us.” He doesn’t like my theory, he is a religious man, he always goes to the local church, but we exchange number to stay in contact. 

I still have a lot of questions, but my head is clearer. I get back home, it’s almost two in the morning now, and I find my wife awake, she tells me she was worried for me, that I had been acting strange lately, I tell her I went for a walk to clear my head and to get back in bed. As soon as I put my head on the pillow I fall asleep and I sleep all night long as if nothing had happened.

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