All Your Fates

78 Part Story 1.1M Reads 10K Votes
The Karada By TheKarada Completed
After being rebuffed by the girl of his dreams, David Blunt seeks second, third and forth chances with Emma(s) in alternate realities through a rift in the walls of the multiverse.
    
    
    They say in life there are no second chances. But what if you had blown it with the girl of your dreams? What would you do knowing that she was out there, in other realities, realities you hadn’t screwed up? That kind of thing could really mess you up... and it could make you do "some crazy."
    
    
    Down-on-his-luck David Blunt is as loser as a loser you can get; recently kicked out of school and fired from his dead end job, David's been squatting in his flop-house apartment, avoiding his landlord and subsisting on stale fortune cookies and cheap street meat for weeks. But when David reads a fortune that predicts an epic future for him, he starts to think that his luck is about to change.
    
    
    Emma Gossett is a spirited world traveller full of wanderlust, and never stays put in one place long enough to form any attachments. Her lovable and eccentric Gran insists this is because she was hidden from the Norns as a babe to keep them from naming Emma’s fate, a fable Emma puts little faith in. But when Emma meets David, her faith in reality is shaken to the core. Does this rambling cynical romantic hold the answer to the prevailing sense of déjà vu she’s been feeling lately? Or is it just something else, as her new and mysteriously sensual acquaintance Gabriel insists? Perhaps he holds the key to the mysterious sensations she has felt of living another life alongside her own.
    
    
    All Your Fates is a multiverse mindwarp with supernatural elements that one reader commented: "This story is twisting into ways a pretzel couldn't even try!!"
No. Well, in a way. He's just saying that when people call him cute and then say they only think of him as friends, it 'stabs' his emotions. Like, when my friends say something 'mean', I clutch my chest and pretend I'm wounded. Does that make sense? I'm bad at explaining stuff. :/
I seriously haven't seen a Fortune Cookie even once.  What does it tastes anyway?  Like cookies? XD
I found this surprisingly engaging, but a lot of things were also very distracting.
                                    
                                    The way that this text occasionally mocks itself for example, with the apparent main character randomly talking to the reader rather than himself.
Awesome first chapter, and I can't wait to read more. The words, setting, character is all a giant bait that has me hooked!
I don't get it. Everyone seems to be commenting that they don't understand any of this. If so, then how come I understand it all?
Whoa, how do you go from fate to intestines bleeding to being friend-zoned to fortune cookies in less than five paragraphs?  I'm a little awed right now...