In the Flesh

Mega Man was startled to make out the indistinct shadow of a female’s face floating on the lake’s surface. He pulled back, blinking, and the face shifted, but remained. It was hovering just above the water; he could discern now. It shimmered and flowed and never fully snapped into place; in fact, Mega Man could see straight through it to the water on the other side.

“Mega Man... The voice floated through his mind as easily as his thoughts.

“Wha—?” He stumbled back and fell over, half sitting, half crouching in surprise.

“I am the Warp of Life,” said the voice that could change his life forever. “Do you remember, Mega Man?”

In the Flesh
Mandi Paugh