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In Which Max Talks About Earth


(I turned on my camcorder after I managed to light enough candles to see what I was doing. I had no idea this power would be out. However, that would not stop me from documenting this. I leaned in and started my entry.)

I started out with a simple mission. I just wanted to find my old friends. Don't ask me why, I still don't know why myself. I just had this need. Anyway, I started out my search and ended up digging up something more.

Bits and pieces of this come forward to explain what happed. First, there were my friends. Soon some angels came into the picture. Before that, there were these four boys that could "soul travel". I didn't believe it at first. (It still sounds crazy to me.) In fact, I played along just to humor them. Robin was the first on to talk about it. (She's a pretty crazy girl if you ask me.) Again, I brushed it off like it was nothing. I mean, who really believes in the whole out of body experience anyway?

I wouldn't be telling you this if my beliefs haven't changed.

That in itself will take me rambling on and on. I must go back to the children before I go into the whole soul-traveling thing. I already gave you my first impression on Taro, Makoto, and Masayuki. The more I think about, they pretty much became the cables that hook my friends, the angels, and myself together. Like everything else in our story, that role got dumped on them. (Between the angels' potty mouths and short tempers and our laziness, I pity them. Seriously.)

Strangely enough, they don't seem to leave. Any sane and normal people would run away after all of this. But no. They stay around. Probably for the same reason those angels do. What that is, maybe they will do a better job of explaining than I do. (Though, I don't think they will give you a straight answer either.)

Still, we carry on with this whirlwind of a clusterfuck. Why? What else can we do? I don't think any of us can turn back. You won't be able to either once you start to get the whole puzzle together. Why would you stop? You hung around with us for five volumes of this already. Might as well see it through to the end. Anyway, I digress.

Where were we again? Oh yeah, Taro and his friends. They are strange children and that says a lot coming from me. Anyway, I admire them for staying with us as we reach the end of this mad mess.

However, there are some things I cannot tell anyone. I don't know how they will react. Sadly, one phone call from someone I didn't expect pushed me to come out and push us all into the blowing storm wide open at our feet.

Before I get there, I have to go back to the children. I apologize, I do have a little tendency to go off on a tangent and ramble, as you can see. Okay, I promise I will stay focused and focus on Taro, Makoto, and Masayuki.

(I paused for a breath and pushed back my hair from my face.)

Real for this time, I will start… now.

-Eleven Months Ago-

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