Everyone is only a number, with no feeling. We are always crowded when transported away from our homes, to get to school and to get meals. We never meet our parents, and stay in care centers until age ten. then we get sent off to live in cells. We don't feel fear, empathy, or even love. But I feel curiosity.
I'm number 2556, and I always feel lost and like I don't belong. I always ask myself, "What if there was more to this world, if there is more..." But in this world, we are not allowed to be curious, or we get executed. Luckily I kept my thoughts to myself, until now.
Lewis and Benjamin
One day, I let my curiosity get the best of me, and I snuck out. i knew i would probably get executed when i return, but I had no fear.
I came across something... I didn't know what until I remembered a story. It explained a forbidden land, that had strange things. Monsters. Monsters like trees and color. But, my kind doesn't feel fear, so I kept going...
I found a tiny hut and figured it was abandoned. I was tired and wanted to sleep but when I got inside there were two strange figures staring at me. The were negatives. There numbers were always negative, they were humans. Their names were Lewis and Benjamin. Lewis was old and wise and told me that this world was once better and there was more, and that Benjamin would help on my quest to restore it.