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I sound like I'm near where a staircase once went,
Or guarding a place that's impossible to reach.

But I'm really a creature that you've never seen:
My home is remote as it's possible to be.
Though I really exist, and so does my home!
Family's a mystery, I'm so small and different.

Find the two-word answer.

Hint:

The answer is two words. Each verse refers to a different possible meaning of those two words. The "sound like" does not refer to homophones; the same two words can be interpreted in different ways.

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Are you an:

Imaginary Friend

I sound like I'm near where a staircase once went,

Metaphorically speaking, staircases can refer to steps leading to places in consciousness, which is near/similar to imagination.

Or guarding a place that's impossible to reach.

It is impossible to reach an imaginary place and an Imaginary Friend could be guarding it.

But I'm really a creature that you've never seen:

No one has ever seen an Imaginary Friend.

My home is remote as it's possible to be.

The 2nd definition of the word "remote" is "having very little connection with or relationship to", and the imagination is as remote from reality as it's possible to be.

Though I really exist, and so does my home!

An Imaginary Friend exists in the imagination, and the imagination is its home... which both have an existence.

Family's a mystery, I'm so small and different.

An Imaginary Friend's family would be a mystery, and since they are composed of thought (which has a tiny bit of substance), they are small and different.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, nope. Why staircase in particular? And "I really exist". $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 13 at 10:32
  • $\begingroup$ Why staircase (possibly disturbing content: reddit/nosleep)? $\endgroup$ – Avi Mar 13 at 13:40
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Are you

Gut flora?

I sound like I'm near where a staircase once went,

I don't know about this line... Can "staircase" refer to the digestive tract of humans, because the muscles' contracting movement is somewhat like a stair? Or, since you mentioned "sound like", maybe it is some kind of pun?(I can't come up with anything though)

Or guarding a place that's impossible to reach.

Microorganisms are an important part of your immune system.

But I'm really a creature that you've never seen:
My home is remote as it's possible to be.

They're too small to be seen, and they live inside your body, which is the most remote place possible

Though I really exist, and so does my home!

They do

Family's a mystery, I'm so small and different.

You can count them as your families, even though humans are very different from these small creatures.

For the title, yeah you can't reach them.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, the first two lines are something quite specific. It's been a while, so I guess I'll edit to add a hint. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Apr 12 at 17:48

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