Tow: Mysterious day
As soon as my last English Class is over, I knew it was time to go home. I bid Courtney goodbye, and hurriedly shoved my notebooks inside my bag. Stepping outside the door, I heard raindrops starting to fall. A guy quickly came in inside, leaving his umbrella beside the door. He was wearing the bad boy look I made in my head- the usual black leather jacket, but this time the style felt different as soon as he gazed at me for about 10 seconds with those deep, honey brown almost gold- shade set of eyes. “Hotaru!” A voice far from my side shouted. Oh, come on, not now Calvin. Yes, and he is my close friend. Aside from my best friend Courtney. The guy then quickly walked inside and his arm touched mine as if he accidentally made his way through for me to notice him and I too walked my way out before Calvin reaches me. “Uh-oh, nope. no time for movies now, Calvin. I said to myself.” I just pretended not to notice him. Ha-ha. I’m so mean. I’ll just text him later.
I always walk home alone. Sometimes I’m too lazy to drive, because our house is just 3 blocks away from the School. Besides, its a good exercise. Carrying my umbrella close, i still thought about the guy in the jacket with his brown hair and gold eyes- and his tall figure and broad shoulders. Whew, what a.m I thinking. I guess he could be in his senior year.
It is raining heavily by now. The wind is blowing harder and my long black hair is flying in front of my face. I can hear footsteps coming close. As I looked up I saw an old Asian lady- the kind of old witch you saw in Disney’s Snow White. But this time she was wearing these pieces of long necklace of different kinds of beads- tarnished and brown. She was also wearing a long black dress, the kind which goes below the knee. And I overheard her spitting some words- like they were spells or curses. Looking towards the ground, she kept on repeating those words and went about like it’s not even raining at all. How could she go out like this. I am so frightened I heard myself let out a tiny squeak, and as soon as I did she came up to me as if she was there, because she had to talk to me. I almost tried to run away, but her hand controlled mine. Her eyes looked red from not blinking and let out a huge gasp. And then she spoke. “I-I.. have to go” I said.
“It’s time.” It’s time. She repeated this for about five seconds, and then a black cat passed by and she looked to me and to the cat and then to the sky and to me then to the ground back again. She also repeated those words I don’t understand, and when i finally released my hand from her I sprinted my way out.
When I was home I gasped for air until I could breathe properly again. I unbuttoned my shirt quickly as i went to my room. I dragged myself to the bed. Downstairs, i could hear my Mom whistling as she cooked my favorite ramen noodles. I changed to my sweatpants and over sized shirt and brought all my weight to the bed. I tried to keep the old lady off my mind, and then for ten minutes straight I kept thinking and thinking until I couldn’t hold it in and pushed my body to get up and take a shower.
I tried to feel the water pouring out, as if cleansing my body and soul.