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Blackberry's Second Journal: Chapter 2.5
Quote:Chapter 2.5: Sunrise

I couldn't sleep well that night. I had to sleep on the floor because there were not enough beds and sofa for everyone. Sleeping on the floor gave me unexpected backache, which woke me up when it was still fairly dark. I looked at my watch and realized that there were only around 20 minutes left until sunrise, so I decided to wake up. I took my glasses from where I had put it the night before and quietly walked to the front door. Once I got outside, I exercised a bit and noticed that I was not alone. I saw Cinnamon Muffin sitting alone on the beach. I then approached her and sat next to her.

"Good morning," I said.

"Good morning, Blackberry," she replied. "Did you sleep well?"

"Well..." I said, pausing a bit. "Not really to be honest. I got a bit of backache."

"Oh, sorry to hear that," she said.

"It's fine," I said. "By the way, do you wake up this early everyday?"

"Not always, but pretty often," she replied.

"I see," I said. There was a silence for few seconds, and then she started to speak again.

"Blackberry, have you seen sunrise?" she asked. "Is sunrise beautiful?"

"Yes, definitely beautiful. Why is that?" I asked.

"I have never seen sunrise," she replied.

"Really? But if there's moon you should..." I said.

"I can gain sight from any kind of moon, whether it's crescent moon, half moon, or full moon as long as it is visible. But the sun has to be full," she said with a sigh.

"Oh, I see," I said.

"Even if there is moon, everytime I gain sight sunrise has already been over. I only can see early sun," she said with another sigh. "It's still beautiful, but for once I really want to see the real sunrise."

There was another silence after her last line. I then looked forward to the horizon. The barrier island was nearly as low as the sea level so the horizon could be seen without much obstruction. The color of the sky at that direction was very beautiful, and I felt bad that Cinnamon couldn't see the nice scenery. I then decided to help her with the device I had never told anyone about, which is my glasses. I took it off and gave it to Cinnamon.

"Here. Wear this," I said, putting my glasses on her hand.

"Isn't this... your glasses? Why should I?" she asked.

"Just try it," I said.

"Okay..." she said, and then she put it on. I then pressed a small button located at the frame, and she suddenly looked surprised.

"I... I can see?" she said. "But how...?"

"Well, it's hard to explain how it works. But to put it simply, the lenses see for you and the frames transfer what the lenses see into your brain," I said.

"I... I can't believe it. This is the first time I can see without the sun!" she said, looking excited.

"But don't get too excited. There's a problem with it," I said.

"What is it?" she asked.

"It depends on the person, but after a while you will start to feel dizzy. Keep using it and you will start having bad headache. If you insist on using it after that, you will eventually faint," I said.

"How long do I have then?" she asked.

"Like I said, it depends on the person. I start feeling dizzy after using it for 30 minutes. I have been using it only when the lights in my house broke down at night so I could see in the dark and find my flashlight," I said.

"Oh..." she said.

"Anyway, there's a more important thing now," I said. "Look there."

Cinnamon then looked to the direction I pointed, and for the first time ever in her life, she saw the sunrise. I could see her astonished face looking at the beautiful scenery she had never had the chance to see. I couldn't see much of the sunrise scenery though, because without my glasses I only could see blurred scenery. However, I felt that Cinnamon's happy face was the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.

"Thank you... Blackberry..." she said, holding my hand and still looking at the sunrise.

--End of Chapter 2.5--
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I think I just said this part was very sweet, something to the effect of AWWWWWWWW. :lol:
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