“Come on! We’re
late” cried Isabella from outside my house. I looked out the window and
held out my open hand to signal “wait.”
I grabbed my backpack and ran down the stairs and out
through the door to meet one of my childhood friends. She was a fair-skinned,
polite and easy-going girl who liked to keep her black hair with a pink bow. I
smiled at her for a greet and she casually smiled back. This has been our
routine every school day since our first year in high-school, when her parents
realizing she was old enough to go to school by herself let her ride with me on
our way. I unlocked the chain on my bike and we rode off.
School was pretty dull. Math is hard as ever, Social Science
a badger, and Reading as boring.
I ran, as the last bell for the day rang, to get ahead for
the cafeteria line. I bought three brownies and a bottle of orange juice. I was
halfway through my second brownie when I got to the field where I would usually
wait for Isabella and Ford. Ford, by the way, is a pretty stout guy, with a
very fat brain for jokes.
It wasn’t long when Ford arrived. We sat down by the field
to watch the soccer practice game. A few minutes in and Isabella came. She
smiled and sat down with us. Goal! The red team just scored a ball. We
“Hey! Let’s go to the culture fair” Ford said, smiling eagerly.
“Yeah sure! I wanted to go there too” I answered
enthusiastically. I’ve always loved trying new things.
“Alright then!” I said, satisfied. “How about
we go in 5 minutes? I’ll just finish my drink.”
The culture fair was held in the university just two streets
down our school. As it was open to anyone, we saw a couple of our teachers
lined up for a burger stall and some schoolmates walking all around. It was a
cheery atmosphere. We went and tried different booths. There was a marksmanship
booth, a puzzle booth, a quiz table, and even a potato enthusiasts stall.
There was one booth with a tent set up. The tent had starry
patterns and some sort of tribal inscriptions. “Fortune-telling” the
sign outside read.
“Let’s go check it” Ford said.
There were three people lined up in front of us. Just when
the customer inside was done with her consultation, Ford’s phone rang.
“Aww man! Sorry, guys, looks like I have to go. My
dad’s here waiting in the car. See ya!”
We said our goodbye’s and see ya’s.
It wasn’t a long wait until we were up. We peeked inside
before entering. There in the far side of the fabric-built room was a
middle-aged woman politely signalling for us to enter.
“Good afternoon, ma'am” I said.
“Good afternoon, dear. Please take seat and relax.”
she kindly answered.
She promptly began her reading. She reached out a hand in my
direction and asked for mine. Upon the first touch of my hand, her light-mood
face seemed to shift to a wearier state. She carefully examined the lines on my
palm. I remember comparing it in my mind to how a forensics investigator would
examine a crime scene.
After examining it, she let go and reached for a small,
obviously worn-out, brown book. She flipped through a couple of pages and
whispered very faint phrases to herself. She put down the book and looked at me
with those now weary eyes.
She gave a long sigh.
She began to clear her throat.
“Dear, have you seen supernatural things?”
“No” I politely answered.
“Have you seen anything you think is unnaturally
“No. Uhmm. No, I don’t think so.”
“Well- dear, I’m-” she stuttered. “I’m really
sorry. You went here to get a reading on your future but I’m afraid I have
She paused. I stared silently.
“There is something that clouds my vision of your
life.” she reluctantly continued. “Now, dear, I give you the choice,
the full option, of whether you would like to know or not what clouds my
Scared as I was, as I admittedly am very easy to scare, I
was naturally intrigued on what she had to say.
“Please go ahead, ma'am.”
“Are you sure, boy?”
She looked at me questioningly and at the same time very
“Let me warn you. This is grave. What I see is very
As she opened her mouth to speak, she suddenly stopped and
cleared her throat and wrinkled her forehead as if she was thinking of another
thing to say.
“Someone-” she finally began. “Someone is
following you” she said.
“What?” I cried. Chills ran through my back and a
cold shiver passed my arms.
“Someone is following you. Every-e-everywhere you
go."she said with an obvious stuttering of fear. "I’m sorry I cannot
help you, dear. I strongly suggest you go ask a man of the church to help you.
And pray harder if you pray. And stay close to people who you think can protect
This ominous warning scared the shit out of me. I was too
scared and too confused with what I felt that I stood up and bid the lady
goodbye angrily. Just as I was exiting, Isabella, who I had actually forgotten was
with me due to all the mysterious tension, stood up and walked towards the exit
too. She went out first. As I exited I briefly looked back and saw the
fear-stricken face of the woman.
I remembered something about what she said earlier and
decided to ask.
When came home from working on my paper yesterday, I found my daughter had made me an elaborate balloon board. She’d taken balloons, and stuck them to a cardboard in little niches along the side. She handed me a pin and says “Pop them! They have surprises!”
Inside all of them were little scraps of paper that said nice things about me. Things like “NICE!” “PRETTY” “LOVES ME" “KNOWS HARD MATH” “CAN SPELL STUFF WITHOUT THE GOOGLE”
Requested by: sammyxdeanxberry Jude and Connor have broken up which leaves them devastated. Jude decides to move on and start dating while Connor remains single. The relationship doesn’t work but it manages to make Connor jealous, which eventually leads to a steamy moment.
So this is the first request I’ve written, if you feel like sending me some that’d be cool. Fair warning, there is a slight smutty scene, nothing serious, just making out. The ending is very cliche but idgaf xD…
it’s hard to make maths look pretty (especially with my messy working out book!) but here’s a picture of my desk right now! i have a french test tomorrow, but i also have a ton of maths work due so maths it is :D