Open Sea – Chapter 1

           I AM OFF            I am off, my heart is calling,            You are too far away from me.            ——Foreword Chapter 1 – OFF and Ah Fei Translator: Kelaude Editor: Mztlplx QC: Draygan First Published on Ainushi   It’s two o’clock in the wee hours of the morning and I’m still awake. My stomach is rumbling with hunger and yet, I don’t have any appetite to eat. This isn’t a hunger that comes from the physiological need for food. Instead, it is an indescribable sense of hollowness that comes from the mental state of mind. I have no idea why I’m feeling hollow. It’s probably due to exhaustion. Either I spent too much brain power and energy during the day, or I just wanted to find a place to subconsciously vent out my frustrations. Consequently, I sat upright, switched on my laptop and went online, logging in on MSN and the usual MACD Financial Futures trading forum. As expected, the online green avatar reminded me of someone’s existence. The full inbox in the forum further informed me that the individual was attentively reading all the topics I posted on suppositional futures firm offers. Thus, my spirits were instantly lifted. All of a sudden, I felt alive again in the chilly night as the time that seemed stagnant started to move again. Wiping my face, I then clicked on the chat button...

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