Chapter 1 : While waiting for the bus'' Bye mom!''
Those where the last words I ever spoke to her. My real last words where '' Please no, ple- ...''
I remember that it was raining that day. A Sunday, if I recall correctly.
After all, I do have the right to forget, I'm good at forgetting. I forget painful, sad memories. I forget for many reasons. I have that right, I've earned it.
I died that day, a Sunday. Sunday is The Man Up Stairs day off. I guess that's why I died. Because He wasn't
I walked out that door, not Him. I ran down the path way in our front yard, I'm the one who looked both ways before crossing the street. I'm the one, or more, I was the one. It was under my own free will. I could have stayed in bed that day. I could have slept in. The night before, I could have turn ed my alarm off. I could have canceled my date with my girlfriends. I could have. But I didn't.
I never had a very interesting life. No. I didn't want to be famous or anything. I blended in. I had my enemies and my friends. I had good parents. I wasn't poor or rich. I lived in a good house. A house full of memories, where I grew up. I didn't have bad grades but I wasn't a strait A student. I did stupid stuff sometimes, but not often.
I guess it was faith, I was destined to die that day, a Sunday.
I wasn't really beautiful ether. Strait, long brown hair. Brown eyes. Nice teeth. I didn't have extremely large curves. I wasn't anorexic or fat.
I was normal, too normal.
People didn't talk about me because of my qualities. To them, I was just Leah Mortel. A good girl. A regular girl. No one special.
I didn't mind, I liked my life.
As I waited for the bus, I listened to my music. I liked music.
I felt my cell vibrate in my jean pocket. A text from Aly.
Aly. My best friend since forever.
From Aly101 :
To Kitten-Love :
9:17 am :
Where r u ??? Lola, Missy and i r at the mall :)
I wrote back, smiling.
From Kitten-Love :
To Aly101 :
9:18 am :
SORRY BUS IS LATE :( BE THERE SOON !
I hit the send button.
I checked my watch, pushed a strand of hair behind my ear and pulled my black sweat -shirt down.
Then, standing about twenty feet away, I saw him.
I'd grown up in this town, so I knew most of the kids, but I had never seen this boy. No, he wasn't a boy, too adult looking. But he wasn't a man ether.
He saw me looking at him, I looked down at my gray sneakers, embarrassed.
I heard him approaching and when I looked up there he was. Wow.
I'd never been interested in any of the guys I knew, never had a crush. And I might not have drooled on him, but, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't find him attractive.
I couldn't see his eyes, he wore black tinted sun glasses, even tough it was raining and any sign of the sun was nonexistent.
'' Hello.'' he said in a voice as beautiful as his face.
I stared. My throat seemed to shrink because I couldn't utter a single word, not one.
'' Are you alone ? '' He asked, once again, I couldn't respond.
So I nodded, afraid that if I didn't he'd think I was mentally retarded ( which I wasn't ).
'' My name is Adrian.'' He smiled. What, no ! Don't smile you idiot are I'll go into choke.
I cleared my throat and lamely answered ''I'm Leah. Hi.''
He laughed a musical laugh and explained that he was new to this town, he now lived with his uncle. Or something, I wasn't thinking correctly.
I saw my bus from the corner of my eye and waved my hand, signaling that I wanted it to stop.
Adrian, grabbed my wrist then . I pulled, trying to release myself from his strong grip.
'' Please, can you let go, my bus is here.'' Pointing out in case he hadn't noticed.
That's when he pulled his glasses off and stared at me, his eyes were empty, white and I mean just white! I screamed, trying, in vane to release my wrist from his grip. His other hand grabbed my throat, I guess trying to stop my screams. I was chocking, the air that caught in my lungs made my cough. My eyes rolled back and the last words I said, or tried to say were '' Please, no, ple-...''.