Eric was escorted out of the office by two men in uniforms, which were typical for employees under Godrick's direct command.
He was walking between the two of them, and every time he slowed down, they would push him forward hastily.
Their eyes were empty, their actions stoic and perfectly calculated, just like robots robbed out of their own will.
But it was nothing new for this world, which Eric never considered to be a dear home. At this point he only hated the place. Why exactly was he different, he wasn't sure.
How was he able to get his free will back, and defy Godrick's laws? He could only guess.
The words of that cruel man were encoded in his mind, and he was trying to think them through, which at this point seemed close to impossible. He has to kill a man...
To kill a complete stranger, who never did anything to him...Some guy named Alistair Kay, whose existence didn't go well with Godrick. The reasons for that, however, were shrouded in darkness.
Furthermore, the youngster wasn't even like them. He was a stranger from another world.
Did such a place really exist?
This was Eric's first time hearing about it, and in a couple of minutes he would be on his way towards this new place, with zero idea of what to do once he gets there.
Lost in his thoughts, he didn't even notice they reached the end of the seemingly endless corridor. One of the men ordered him to stop, and that's when Eric finally looked up.
The other person touched the empty space in front of them, and a tall elliptical door started forming beneath his hand, spiraling swiftly in a clockwise motion. It reminded Eric of a maelstrom.
Afterwards that same man moved away, and signaled for Eric to step ahead. An unpleasant sensation made its way in Eric's mind, awoken by the unknown, awaiting him on the other side.
He swallowed thickly, took a couple of deep breaths, and despite his heartbeat going mad, he slowly made his way towards the gentle blue glow.
He reminded himself that he was doing all of this for his family.
When he was only inches away from the hypnotizing spin of the spirals, he closed his eyes instinctively and immersed himself in them.
He felt a dull ache form in his temples, like something was trying to tear his mind to a million pieces.
But the sensation didn't last long, because after less than a minute that pain was replaced by a rush of cool air, which filled his lungs.
It made Eric cough, and his body slid down on the solid ground beneath his feet.
He made an attempt to open his eyes and take control of his senses, but his ears were ringing, and his body felt like it was made of rubber.
When he was finally able to open his eyes, he was blinded by the bright sunlight, something completely unknown to him.
- ,,What the hell is this?!", was the only thought in his confused mind.
He made a second attempt to open his eyes, and was startled by a deafening sound, which seemed to be coming from all sides. Despite the shaking in his legs, he managed to stand up.
When his eyes finally regained their focus, Eric looked around. He was surrounded by strange metal structures that resembled machines.
They kept making that same deafening sound, again and again. He began hearing annoyed shouts, which also came from the same direction.
He looked to his left and noticed a group of people, who looked exactly like Eric, or at least it seemed that way.
They were talking among themselves, and pointing towards Eric, following his every movement.
His blue irises studied every single detail, but apart from the appearance of the people around him and the fact he understood what they're saying, nothing else reminded him of his world.
He felt terribly confused, and while he did hear the flow of angry words, which were clearly directed at him, he didn't understand the reason behind them, and his body refused to react.
For the first time in his life he felt panic and helplessness, sensations completely unknown to his kind.