Camila + Haruki
One mysterious day, Cam stopped sending me holotexts, which was odd, even for someone as independent, brilliant, and focused as she. I sent her three Please Respond holotext redials with Satellite Geo-tagging delivery confirmation, but she never responded. I was beginning to panic. I was beginning to get nostalgic about our life together in Hong Kong. I could see her thin arms, folded behind her back as she slept. I could picture her tumescent mole sticking out between her shoulder blades like a rare black truffle. I sent a quick apology holotext to my oba from my EMOS, then took a 9-minute Hi-Speed Shuttle from the SFC Hospital to Kamakura. I visited different shrines and temples, bowing my head and donating Firster HC currency in front of every Buddha statue, walking up and down the broken sidewalks, until I’d made it to Hase where I went to see the Giant Kamakura Buddha. I closed my eyes and held my hands held together in prayer. When I opened my EVI (EMOS Virtual Inbox) with a flick of my wrist, I began to tremble with emotion when I saw that my inbox hadn't changed and that Cam had muted me. As they used to say in the 2010's, fuck my life.
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