The expanse of light collapsed upwards, devouring the cosmos till the azure shuddered and unfolded into the day. It was true that everything was beginning, starting or maybe it had all worn itself into the end. Desires drawn into the liberty of a task that had just been concluded meant that it was time to depart. Crisp morning settled on him in a solemn stillness, bare company wandering from what it had been prior to the evening. He'd adjusted the hood of his sweatshirt against the unruly whirl of strands, crimson peering from the nape of the neck.
Gratifying it was to rouse much earlier. When the life of the city had not yet crowded forth and the persistent voices crept through his thoughts, overlapping them with something akin to paranoia. As much as he'd hated to confront his fear, knowing it existed was more frustrating than anything. It was not as if the ability to rid of it was there. Strange and unfamiliar personas were the least of his worries within the expanse of bloom. Only one had truly comprehended such uncertainty for being caught, features nearly enraptured by the avalanche of flame. Vivid the images were of that beginning.
"Hm?" flickering of a shadow tugged upon the heed, golden looking towards the passing of a stray cat. Inclined by the like of such creatures, he pursued it at a casual pacing as it glanced backwards. Almost as if to make sure he had still been there, apparent it was that it could have potentially been leading the way. Swiftly it bounded from sight, turning the corner and disappearing into the more isolated part of the city. Into the maze of towering silver and the layer of greenery that cornered every section, there lingered a silence that was neither peaceful nor discomforting. Meager stores with shut doors, the distant call of the singing birds. Theo halted for a moment, figuring the shadow had played him as a fool and into the eventual scenario of being lost. However the rebound of a placid hum left sightings on the black cat. Kneading itself against what had been apparent as a vending machine.
"What is it?" immediately the response came in an adorable meow, teasing a slight curl upon his lips as the shadowy block eased into a more sharper image of what lay inside. "...Is that-" tiny stars roused from the staleness of one which was so ordinary for being sullen. Within the worn vending machine, faded of its vibrant shade, were foreign treats from all over the world. More specifically it seemed at just the center had been one last packet of mochi. Theo glanced over at the still awaiting cat, then back at the machine, fingers curling into the fold of his pocket. Neither wealthy or suffering in debt, there was just enough to spare himself and the company a small snack.
The money shuddered within, echoing from metal to metal as the device sprung to life. Slowly did the packet move forward, further and further till it slid from the hold. Just as the motion severed, what he'd been so abruptly yearning for was trapped by the mere fragment of the end. Baffled by the notion, he waited for a few seconds before smacking the glass. Still it did not move. The jaw tensed, straining in the build of irritation, "Are you serious?" he'd say, forcing the harsh impact of his hand against the surface once again. A single foot raised, poising itself in pursuit of storming the machine. Trembling against the greeting however, it hardly budged.
Theo let a low growl start from the base of his throat, extending itself into something more audible as a groan. "Hey!" shouting at nothing in particular, it had not been expected that the empty alleyway of still slumbering shops had occupied an also wandering presence. Enraged oculars of golden appeal turned over, "Hey... you," though not intentionally purposing the idea of wanting to intimidate the stranger, the sour voice continued the approach, "This stupid machine just ate my money, help me." sounding more as a demand than a plea for help, Theo towered over the much more feeble figure in await for a counter. One that was anything but a denial.
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