Beautiful Abstraction (ENA x Reader)
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You had always felt out of place in your life.
Perhaps that's why upon falling through the ground and landing in a strange, abstract world, you felt right at home seeing the freakshow in front of you. The sheer amount of weirdness was enough to make you feel like you were finally part of something, if only for an instant.
You fell into what appeared to be an endless, grey world. Above you, cubes and other 3D shapes hung in the air, spinning around aimlessly. Pixelated clouds floated slowly, it reminded you of an old video game.
It didn't take long before your mind started spinning, trying to understand what it all meant. What is this place, how did you get there?
"Oh dear, you took quite a fall!"
You turned towards the sound, seeing a strange looking woman standing over you. She smiled, her eyes unblinking as she stared at you. Her face was split directly down the middle, blue and yellow. This split carried over to her limbs as well. The blue side of her appeared to be jagged, low poly. On the other hand, the yellow half was smooth, high-poly?
She continued to stare silently, seemingly waiting for a response.
"I...uh..." you started, unsure how to approach the situation.
Ignoring your confusion, she stuck her blue hand out toward you. You couldn't help but notice how pixelated she looked, as if she had jumped out of the Playstation 2. "Are you alright?" she asked, her voice coming off as a little bit too loud.
"Yeah I'm fine. Thank you," you replied, taking her hand. It wasn't comfortable to hold, you could feel the sharp edges digging into your skin. Still, you managed to keep your grip strong, afraid that letting go would result in a sudden drop back down to the
surface. The strange girl pulled you up, making sure to support your weight as she stood upright.
The two of you stood their wordlessly for a moment, and then she broke the silence.
"My name is ENA, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance."
Her smile was unsettling, yet somehow comforting as well. A few seconds passed with no one speaking.
"Are you from here?" you asked, having nothing better to say.
She tilted her head quizically, looking at you curiously.
"This place, I mean. Is this a dream or...or something else?"
"How humorous!" she giggled, holding her hand up to her mouth. She then paused, noticing that you weren't laughing with her. "Oh dear...apologies."
You sighed, shooting her a sympathetic look. "No, it's alright. It's not your fault that I just...showed up here."
"Do you need assistance?"
"Well, yeah. Where am I, exactly?"
"Good question! I believe we are somewhere in the middle of nowhere!"
"Middle of nowhere?
She nodded vigorously, smiling widely. "The middle of nowhere is my favorite place in nowhere! Though, I've heard positive things about the top of nowhere too..."
"Uhh, okay. So you're saying this isn't real?"
"Absolutely not! This place is positively real!" ENA said confidently, crossing her arms.
"Right, right... " You trailed off, losing hope that this girl could be of any assistance.
She noticed your lost expression and began to speak again.
"Do you have anyone close to you, perhaps a friend?"
You blinked, confused by the sudden change of topic.
"Uh, no, I don't think so. Not here, at least. Why do you ask?"
"In that case, I will be your friend!" She declared, sticking out her hand.
As you took ENA's hand, she pulled you along, leading you away from your current location.
"Wait, what are you doing?!" you shouted out, pulling away. She stared at you, seemingly disappointed. She froze suddenly, as if she had been struck by lightning, and then her face seemed to switch sides. Before, the yellow side of her face had been speaking, now it was the blue side in control.
"Owwww...I HATE when people are rude...." She whined, backing away from you. Unsure of what to do, you watched as she began to sob violently. "If you hate me so much....then why don't you just KILL ME!" She cried, falling to the ground in front of you.
"Hey, what's wrong with you?! You were fine a moment ago..." you gasped, stepping closer to her.
"I AM NOT FINE! I-" She stopped, interupted by another spasm. Her face once again switched sides, returning to yellow.
"Hey, are you alright?" You asked, reaching out to touch her shoulder.
She shot up, shaking herself off before straightening up. "Right as rain, dear chum!" she exclaimed happily.
"What happened to you?!" you demanded, still confused as to what was happening.
"Oh, it's nothing to concern yourself about! Let's go, shall we?" she asked, once again offering you her hand.
ENA hummed as she led you throughout the strange world. It was difficult to tell where the ground ended and the sky began. Everything appeared to be made out of various shades of gray. It was incredibly fascinating.
"In my haste I neglected to ask for your name." ENA stated, glancing over at you.
"Call me anything you want" you replied casually.
"Hmm," she mused, thinking for a moment. "I suppose I will not refer to you then, is this satisfactory?"
"Yeah, sure. Whatever you say."
The two of you grew silent again. After some time, ENA turned back to you.
"You remind me of my friend Moony!" she said excitedly.
Moony? You thought to yourself. Strange name.
"Oh, so there are other...things here?" you asked, a little surprised.
"Indeed, yes. There are plenty of beings here, including myself."
You laughed to yourself, of course she was there. You met her already.
"It appears that you are not from this world." ENA said, looking you over. Her examination made you feel slightly embarassed, but she didn't seem to notice.
"Yeah, but I didn't really fit in at home, so this is fine I guess." You shrugged.
"I see... That must have been quite terrifying, to wake up in an unfamiliar place." She squeezed your hand gently in an effort to comfort you, which you found yourself appreciating greatly.
"It would have been a lot scarier if you weren't there."
"How lucky! I am so glad I was able to assist you." She declared, squeezing your hand tighter. Her expression darkened, "You are too physically appealing to leave by yourself, anyways." ENA laughed to herself.
"What's that supposed to mean?" You asked, feeling your face get hot.
"Nothing at all! I just find you utterly adorable." ENA said bluntly.
You sighed, rolling your eyes. Normally you would be annoyed by that sort of comment, but somehow...coming from her...
"Well, thank you. And thanks for helping me out." You smiled, squeezing her hand back.
ENA giggled to herself, seeming to enjoy your response immensely.
Some time had passed, the two of you continued to walk. You occasionally exchanged small talk, but mostly kept quiet. Though she didn't appear to be in any rush, ENA did seem to know exactly where she was going.
What you assumed to be her destination eventually appeared. It quite literally popped into existence a few meters away. A large, cubic house stood in front of you. The building looked like it jumped directly out of one of Picasso's paintings, it made your head spin just looking at it. ENA was walking towards the front door, so you quickly followed behind her.
"This is where I reside. It's very nice, isn't it?" ENA asked, nodding to herself. She fumbled with the door for a moment, before eventually managing to unlock it.
"Whoa, hold on a second, is it really okay if I come inside?" You asked nervously.
"Of course! This is my abode, after all!" ENA said, pushing the door open wider. To encourage you, she once again grabbed your hand, pulling you inside the odd house.
It was much larger inside than it looked from outside. You were standing in a room that was covered in colorful abstract paintings, both large and small. They were all filled with strange symbols that you couldn't recognize. The floor and ceiling seemed to shift as you walked, leaving you unbalanced and disoriented. ENA did not seem to be affected as she cheerfully began to show you around.
"This is the...living room." She said, unsure of what to call it.
"Where did you get all of these paintings?" You asked, admiring the artwork.
"They're all a part of my collection. Most of them are very old, but they are all quite prized possessions of mine!" ENA proclaimed proudly. She didn't answer the question...
In the center of her living room was single white chair. No other furniture seemed to be in the room.
"Don't you have a couch or something?" You asked, suddenly noticing the lack of seating.
"I do indeed, but I prefer to sit here." ENA said happily, gesturing towards the chair. You looked around, noticing no such couch.
She began to pull you towards a different room.
"This is the kitchen!" ENA said happily.
Strangely enough, ENA's kitchen looked relatively normal, at least in comparison to everything else you had seen so far. The walls had an old fashioned wallpaper on them, it reminded you of something an old lady would have in her house.
ENA walked over to a large fridge, opening the door and gesturing for you to come look.
"Please help yourself to any refreshments!"
The only thing inside the fridge was a large bottle of wine, which was nearly empty. You squinted at ENA, debating on whether or not to ask if she had any actual food or drinks. Ultimately, you decided to play along.
She nodded quickly, closing the fridge and reaching for your hand. It was a simple gesture, but it made you feel safe...somehow.
ENA pulled you into yet another room, this one appeared to be some sort of bedroom. Strangely enough, the floor was covered in fake plastic grass, and the walls were painted to look like a blue sky with clouds. In the middle of the room was a large bed with fluffy pillows. Despite the odd interior design, her bed looked relatively normal.
"Thus ends our tour." ENA smiled at you. You looked around, taking in the intricate details of the painted walls. "Is this your bedroom?" You asked, motioning towards the bed.
ENA nodded, moving to sit down on her bed,"Indeed it is."
"Did you paint the walls yourself? They're so...detailed." You noted.
"They are lovely, aren't they? Another one of my prized possessions!" ENA said happily, seemingly pleased by your comment. She didn't answer the question...again...
There was silence for a moment, and then she spoke again.
"Would you like to stay here with me?" She asked, looking up at you with her big black eyes. Though she was seemingly incapable of expressing many emotions, you thought you could see a hint of pleading in her eyes.
You felt yourself blush slightly. Was she asking if you wanted to live with her? You couldn't help but feel this was quite sudden considering you just met.
"Um...Are you sure?" You mumbled, looking away.
ENA smiled warmly and nodded, "Absolutely." Her expression darkened once again, and her usually friendly smile seemed more eerie. "It's not like you have anywhere else to go." She said, her voice almost menacing.
"..." You stared into her eyes for a long time, trying to find something that resembled kindness. All you saw was a deep darkness, like an endless void. You looked away, turning red.
ENA noticed your discomfort and chuckled, "Oh, I'm only jesting!" She stood up, facing you directly.
"Welcome to your new home!"Return