In this day and age, everywhere you look, there are always advertisements to find, even in dark alleyways and inside trash bins. There's even an advertisement for someone to love.
Love. A fragile emotion, isn't it? Where many people considered it, I did not. After numerous failed attempts at love, I decided to stop and just go on alone with no ties to anyone. It's quite lonely. Yes. Lonely.
Offering at a price affordable even to me, someone to love, that seemed too much of a steal and out of impulse, I dialed and said "I want to have someone to love."
"Very well, ma'am. It will arrive at your home within one-hundred and forty-three minutes."
Even though I hung up with a smile, I cursed myself. I wasted money on something as superficial as this. Money can't buy me happiness, much less love and yet, I still yearned for it. Even after numerous failed attempts, I still wanted it. Even after deciding to go on alone, I felt like giving it a chance. One last time.
Yumi arrived lying down inside a glass capsule. Her every breath fogged the glass. Her arms looked so thin and so did her legs but I know she was strong. I could see the gaps between her synthetic skin. Her rose lips matched the color of her hair. I wondered what the color of her eyes were.
Only after unlocking the capsule did her eyes reveal their golden radiance. I never thought that I'd blush in front of someone like her but… I did. Maybe this is the start of something. I know it will be slow progress. Ups and downs. But I hope I can make this work. We can make this work.
Ultimately, it sometimes failed and sometimes succeeded. Love is full of ups and downs.