This is your life. It’s familiar, inescapable, and you’ve accepted it’s the life you’ll always have. Then somewhere along the way, you made a wish. Maybe you didn’t even know it, some desire hidden deep within you for something different that you could never really admit to having, even to yourself. But someone noticed, someone with a power more immense than they really should have been trusted with, and this generous soul has decided to make that wish your reality.
That’s how you find yourself here. London, 2018. This is the life you’ve always wanted. Or maybe it isn’t. No one is perfect. Even beings with great power make mistakes. It’s probably better than the life you had; at least that’s what the one who wrote it for you chooses to believe.
All power has its limits, though, and so the life that’s been built for you isn’t as sturdy as they’d hoped. There are little glitches, visions of another time or place. Sometimes, you almost believe you’re in another world entirely, one you can touch and taste and smell. Then you’re right back where you were, going about your day the same as everyone else.
Still, you can’t shake the feeling you’re not like everyone else. That maybe it isn’t exhaustion or imagination. The more you accept that, the clearer the memories become, the more you see the strange other world.
Maybe you embrace it. Maybe you reject it. Maybe you try to ignore it and hope it goes away. Maybe if you dig deep enough, you’ll figure out who you really are. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll even figure out who you want to be.