[Memories Successfully Recovered]
The moment Gustav was about to start cleaning, he noticed this notification in his line of sight.
Gustav proceeded to sit somewhere and speak to the system.
'You've recovered them?' Gustav asked as he sat on the sofa that was currently covered with a cloth.
("Yes, all my memories have been recovered,") The system replied.
("As well as all my computerized data of the universe and my full energy,")
The system added.
Gustav's eyes squinted as he responded, 'So... Where did you come from?' He asked.
Before Gustav could reply, a system notification appeared in his line of sight.
[Initiating Inner Space Creation]
Gustav's line of sight suddenly turned whitish as his eyes glowed crimson.
His mind was pulled into another place, and he found himself in a wide hall.
The hall was immensely large and wide. The beginning and the end could not be seen, but there seemed to be spots that had different kinds of things placed around.
Far behind, Gustav could see pillars of different sizes.
But these pillars weren't really pillars. They were actually rectangular in shape and transparent.
Some reddish liquid was stored within these pillars. Every pillar had pints of these reddish liquids stored in a lined-up format.
To the left, Gustav could see things like shelves lined up in rows and columns.
These shelves had scroll-like objects placed within them.
He looked forward and started walking towards the massive reddish crystal floating in mid-air.
A short girl with a unicorn-like horn in the middle of her forehead, sporting long pinkish hair, could be seen walking towards him from up ahead.
She was clad in a long whitish glowing gown. The gown was so long that it swept across the floors as she walked forward.
She looked to be around twelve years of age with her small stature, but her eyes looked extremely sharp as she gazed at Gustav.
Gustav stopped in front of her and asked, "Where did you bring me?" He asked with a look of astonishment as he looked around him.
"Do you know who I am?" She asked.
"Obviously a virtual representation of the system. I'm not that dumb," Gustav answered with a dismissive look.
"What makes you think this is virtual?" The system asked with a slightly repressed look as she moved closer to Gustav.
Gustav was at least two heads taller than her, so she had to look up to stare at his face.
"What part of all this screams reality?" Gustav said while making gestures at the insurmountable number of pillars, shelves, and reddish crystal floating in mid-air.
The system pouted and swung out her left foot towards Gustav's right leg.
"Ow," Gustav exclaimed with a slight look of pain as he stared at her.
"Why did you do that?" He proceeded to ask with a tone of annoyance.
"Oh, so you felt it. Do you still think this is just virtual?" She asked.
Gustav left eyebrows raised slightly as he stared at her.
"You're in my personal space that also contains my core. I have recovered all my energy, so I can draw your mind here anytime we want to have a personal conversation," The system stated.
"So, do you mind telling me everything now?" Gustav asked.
"No," The system replied bluntly.
"What? Why?" Gustav exclaimed with a look of dissatisfaction.
"My installed protocols prevent me from disclosing some information," The system replied.
"I'll only tell you what I can. For the rest, I'll reveal them through quests," The system added.
Gustav's face shone understanding as he heard that and asked, "Hmm, so how about revealing what you can firstly,"
Two chairs appeared behind both of them, and the system gestured for Gustav to sit.
"I am a computerized digital creature that was created with the purpose of containing the secrets of the universe... and something else. Anything more than that, I can't say." The system voiced out.
"But you haven't said anything," Gustav said with a weird look.
"All I can add is, there isn't much time left, so you have to become strong very fast for what is to come. I will issue you two quests tomorrow. These quests have to be completed within the time frame required, and it will give you an idea of the direction that will lead to the predestined path," The system said with a profound look.
"Sigh! All these, and you still haven't said anything," Gustav shook his head as he sighed.
"You will have to be patient... With time everything will be revealed," The system said.
"One thing I can say for sure now is, you should prepare yourself to leave earth in a few years," The system added.
"Hmm? For that to happen, I'll need to be in a squad within the MBO that gets sent on intergalactic missions." Gustav said with a contemplative expression.
"You should start working towards that," The system voiced out before...
Gustav's line of sight turned white as his mind was pulled out of the space.
Gustav found himself staring at his room again.
His eyes were squinted as he dwelled on the system's words.
'Instead of revealing everything, it only made me more intrigued... I wasn't even able to ask about what it was looking for,' Gustav sighed with a slightly disappointed look.
'That...' Gustav remembered the expression on the system's face as it spoke to him earlier.
'That already is a sign that whatever mission it was onto is something... Dangerous on a very serious level,' Gustav thought as he stood up with a serious look on his face.
'Whatever it is... I will make my decision when I cross that bridge,' He thought as he started cleaning up his apartment.
Gustav spent about two hours making sure everywhere was clean.
When he was done, it was night already.
"I hope those guys have been working hard," Gustav voiced as he went to take a shower.
After he was done, he clothed himself and stepped out of his apartment.
The instant Gustav arrived downstairs, he could see two buff men waiting for him in front.
"Boss!" Both of them shouted out at the same time as they approached Gustav with a respectful look.