The next day I landed into my college broken hearted of what yesterday night happened. Eff wouldn’t stop bugging me why i sticked a sad pumpkin face. I couldn’t tell her that my crush is hitting on my sister. at least not that early.
Few hours later just before our lunch we all were announced to gather in the auditorium to hear some speech about self improvement and stress less life from specialists. Though I and Eff, aren’t very interested in attending it we didn’t have much choice when Mr. Pattrickson found us sneaking opposite to the auditorium but to follow the crowd into the auditorium. While, Ted was lucky enough for escaping the speech under his nose. We envied him. And he walks off teasing us.
We all seated ourselves comfortably in that big dark auditorium and to my surprise I saw many people over there who I believe are the one who stress others lives with their mean, bossy and ragging attitude. Seeing them was a bit awkward. May be they too undergo an awful huge stress while thinking about the ways to be mean and sick every day. I guess they do work hard. Whatever!
After a while, the entire auditorium was filled with crowd. Mr. Pattrickson holds the mike and starts introducing the guests.
I saw about four people sitting in the chairs on the stage, two men and two women along with Mrs. Lance and the rest of other important teachers. Too lazy to mention their names! They looked quite old except for one who sat in the corner of the table and I couldn’t see him that clear may be because of the darkness creed the Audi. All I noticed is, he is hardly smiling and others couldn’t push their old teeth inside of their mouth.
Slowly they started to come to the center of the stage in the lights and started giving their boring speech making us sleepy. So, I and Eff started entertaining ourselves teasing their funny accents, fat tummies and observing the people who were getting cozy in the dark. I thought this was fun.
When I and Eff got finally tired of joking over people I slid my head onto Eff’s shoulder and stared at the stage where MR. Pattrickson was announcing ‘Dear students, I think you got many valuable suggestions and advices from the specialists’ making me think that it’s finally over. But he continues, ‘And now we honorably welcome Mr. ‘’. Irritating me for not yet ending. I slowly close my eyes while he walks into the light to give his speech. I can hear screams suddenly specially from girl audience and the hell they wouldn’t stop buzzing each other’s ears making me more irritated including Eff who is also smitten by his charming face. But I ignored them and tried to sleep. I’ve been really tired now and hoped he would finish it off soon.
‘Good afternoon Regions College!’ I hear him say with my closed eyes.
Listening to his voice I got up straight. I slowly looked at him. My heart lurched! Like rest of the girls! Not in romantic or seduction way but in fear! His voice! I knew I heard him somewhere. But I couldn’t connect him seeing in that light. I am trying to think my eyes closed listening to his words carefully While, Eff lost herself seeing his smile I was literally sweating in my chair in that air conditioned auditorium in fear when I heard his laugh in that big mike, Which resounded in the whole auditorium and in my ears thumping my heart!
‘It’s him! It’s him!’ I screamed! Making me, look like an idiot to the rest of the students around me. I couldn’t believe myself I am actually hearing him. His voice which was burning my ear drums with fear from the night I had that dream and seeing the man who tried to kill me right in front of my eyes isn’t making me feel alright. Should this happen this early?
‘This isn’t possible!’ I say myself while he still keeps on talking. I tried to tell Eff but, she wouldn’t listen a word right now and who would? My head started to feel heavy and I felt suffocating that I walked out of the auditorium not caring about anything.
I breathed in relief coming outside.
I ran into the washroom, splashed some water on my face saying ‘He can’t be real! He can’t be real!’And tried to shake off all the thoughts I am thinking right now. I know it’s just a dream. Maybe I am way too obsessed with his voice that I am hearing it everywhere. How could he be the one who attacked me? I am starting to be lame now and then I suddenly looked into the mirror I looked myself and I remembered the flashes of that nightmare and started tracing my every part of the body which was bleeding and bruised in my nightmare and then I saw my reflection turn into my yesterday’s dream in that glass mirror and I can see him again, not clear but I can hear his terrifying laugh again shivering me and that sword swung high in the air once again to blow my head off and hearing a voice I jerked off and screamed ‘noooooooo!!’
It was Eff! The dream broke off again and I was wobbling in front of the mirror and looked into it shivering. She ran towards me and asked worriedly ‘Tash! Are you ok? What the hell happened to you? I saw you run away from Audi.’
‘Yea, I am ok Eff,’ I said shakily opening up the tap and started splashing some more water on my face which is burning with fear and not daring to look into the mirror once again I looked at her.
‘Yea, but why are you screaming? And why did you run away from the auditorium? And you look at yourself! You are shivering to death!’ she said examining my pale face.
After few minutes of silence I calmed myself ‘Eff, it’s just yesterday’s dream!’ I said finally leaning on the wall.
‘Tash, what’s wrong with you? It’s just a dream. Big deal and it’s never going to be real. Now stop torturing yourself thinking about it again and again!’ she hugged me.
See, I know what she is saying is true but what more reaction is to be expected when somebody is killing you with a sword. Let it be it in a damn dream, in the mirror or whatever! And then suddenly, when you are totally awake in your senses, from nowhere you see your killer right in front of your eyes! What more you can expect? You just can’t help yourself from shitting your pants no matter what! Seriously!
I was way too tired to explain anything to her. It’s not like she would believe if I just say the hot guy who is mesmerizing the whole Audi is the one who tried to slaughter me! So I just kept quite.
Seeing my dead face Eff scared I might throw up or faint. She didn’t want any of the things to happen. So to make me feel better and bring me into the real world where I don’t see a guy holding a sword and running my back. She took me to the cafeteria.
I sat over the corner table which is a bit far from the punks, dorks, famous stars, bitching queens and etc people. While, Eff went to the counter to grab some burger and coke for us, I was wondering, if what am I thinking is true and what just happened in the washroom is my imagination or did I actually see him again or am I being haunted by any deadly devil?
Oh hello! I didn’t even play any spirit game. Lol! I’d rather kill myself. I am way too much bored to this calling the spirits and damping question on the dead people hanging around us about future like ‘Do I get kissed at tomorrow’s date? Or the college hottie is gonna to ask me out this weekend or something!’ well, Eff really wanted to know if Jake, her hard core crush and our classmate thinks about her that way by calling some dead person.
I ignored all her pleadings, requests and commands and just said ‘Eff, you will know the answer by asking Jake not by any dead guy who hit his head to a truck or slipped off over the bridge. Let them live dead happily!’
‘I’ve got no guts!’ she sighed.
She suddenly dropped herself onto the table bringing me back from that nightmare and sprit thoughts to the cafeteria and started texting Ted to meet us at the café. Ugh! One day my head will blow off thinking about all these stuff.
Huh, I relaxed myself and started sipping my drink and looked at Eff’s irritated face which always shows up whenever she doesn’t get a reply. So, she called him up to rip him off with her anger. I look up suddenly at the cafe entrance and I see Ted walking into the room casually. He reaches the table sighing keep quiet while, Eff was still busy in cursing him for not lifting her call. Smiling at me, he stands behind her and bonks her head making her scream and while he again reaches her, she ducks pushing him away from her and saves her head form another attack. Ted teases her screams and grabs the chair next to me. She punches him on his arm as hard as she could. They always play around.
Seeing them, joking and making fun is definitely making me feel better. But I tell you, this guy is definitely digging my head right now. And I decided go through it. I needed to discover who the hell is he exactly? Why does he connect so much to my nightmare? The questions won’t stop! So I got up from my chair and said. ‘Guys, I’ve got some magazine work to finish. I’ll see you people later.’ And rushed out of the cafeteria!
I have to find him to make sure he is not the man I am thinking. If he is, then I can surely say that I found my dream boy! LOL! Except every others dream boys would romances in their dreams and mine would hang out with me with a deadly edged sharp sword to rip off my head whenever he can! Great!
Well, in a way it is too unreal and, it’s only the voice, that very damn killer voice which connects him to the man in my dream because I don’t remember the face of that killer in my dream.
Soon I reached the auditorium where I see people standing outside. I don’t see him anywhere. Clearly the self improvement seminar was over. I worried if he left. So, I decided to find Mr. Pattrickson to know where he is. Soon I found him. I ran towards him and stopped him from walking into his cabin ‘Mr. Pattrickson I was just thinking, if I could ask some questions to the guests about stress management.’ He eyed me suspiciously. ‘Umm, I was too shy to ask in the auditorium.’ I said hoping he would get convinced and tell me where are they.
‘Oh I see,’ He finally points me to the huge crowd near the corridor and leaves. I walk towards the corridor. The place is totally filled with Regions juniors, seniors and teachers. It was lunch hour. I pushed many people on my way and searched for him. Phew! I finally reached out of the crowd. But I can see him nowhere. I found that fat tummy old man and bald head specialist but I couldn’t find my killer. I am being impatient now. I gazed all over the place again and again to find him and I turned my head to the corner of the corridor where I saw him staring at me making my heart freeze.
Good Lord! I guess he didn’t need any killer sword to kill me. His single killer gaze at me would do that well! Hmm, breathing deeply and building up all my strength I looked at him. My heart rushed looking at him. It’s like the same feeling I underwent when that evil man caught me in my dream. Not daring to go to him and no energy to turn away from him I stood there like a stone and he is leaning to the wall casually and looking at me not bothering about anything going around him.
He slipped into his glasses and started walking towards me. My heart urged to run away from him but I didn’t want to make a fool myself. I didn’t have to carry the Tashy gone mad! Embarrassment tag for the rest of my college years for behaving like a total idiot in front of my fellow students and teachers while they watching me.
So, I didn’t move a bit from my place. And even in my rarest dreams if he is my killer I am thinking, I am way sure that he wouldn’t pull his deadly sword right now from nowhere to harm me in a crowded place like this. I know I am way too stupid to think about everything in this way but it helped me to look straight into his eyes when he finally reached me standing in front of me.
‘You are the girl who ran away from the auditorium right?’ he finally speaks.
I couldn’t believe he noticed me! Out of hundreds of students over there in that dark Audi who were dying looking at his smile he noticed me! The great Tashy Mathew! Who was sweating her chair literally! Great! And he didn’t look a bit doubtful of what he is speaking. What the hell eye sight he’s got there? I wished I had such a bright vision for a second. I’d easily spent my 2 hrs test sneaking into others papers. So, no wonder he can be that powerful evil man I am imagining.
Before he could read my nervous mind I instantly made an excuse ‘Uh…Yea, I wasn’t felling ok. So I came out for some fresh air.’ I said looking down as I could feel my strength diminished soon. Well, not exactly a lie, though.
‘How you feeling now?’ he asks casually studying my worried face.
How am I feeling? Is that what he is asking? I am feeling dead! Did you listen? And this is all because of you! I wanted to scream at him. But I managed to say ‘Yea, ok.’ still not daring to look at him.
Hearing his voice again and again is freaking me out. I somehow wished to end this conversation but I didn’t know how.
‘I am Alex,’ he introduces himself with utter confidence which would attract any girl in this world. I looked at him slowly hearing his name. No wonder every girl over here is totally smitten by him, I thought. He definitely looked charming and super hot with that gentle feather like beard on his perfectly shaped face and he looked splendid in his black blazer. I couldn’t take off my eyes on him for a second. I can clearly smell jealousy all around me for this Greek god choosing me over all the pretty girls who were dying to impress him with their pretty looks and skinny legs.
I look at him all the while without even a wink and he smiles at me. And with that very soothing mesmerizing smile on this perfect face he looked more like a gentle man rather than a killer with a deadly sword. But his killer voice ruined everything and his flawless charismatic face didn’t help me anymore to get over the fear I am overloaded with.
Still stuck looking at his powerful face but, this time with fear, he looked at me like still waiting to hear my introduction.
I thought I’d rather introduce myself as, whoa! Hey, don’t you remember me? It’s me! The girl whom you were trying to kill with your deadly sword and determined to cleave my head away from my body yesterday and what the hell! Don’t you remember all those tiring chasings and the tree you slaughtered? Huh?
But, I rather stuck to ‘Tash Mathew.’ I definitely didn’t want to sound like a retard.
‘It was nice meeting you!’ he says making me feel so good to know that it’s finally over now. And he can see me smile now. I bet he thought what a weird girl I am. which I hardly cared about.
Ugh! That didn’t help me a bit. More over it tangled my thoughts where I couldn’t find a start or an end. May be trying to encounter my dream killer isn’t really a good idea, though.
Days passed but, I neither couldn’t get over the nightmare nor Alex! He suddenly shows up in my dream every day or two after that day with that black blazer. The whole sight covered with mist in the very same wild forest and with all romantic music playing around he walks slowly to the rhythm of the music. perfect! Right? and well here comes the screaming part! Not to mention he walks with a sword rather than a beautiful red rose. Screw me! Is this what I get? A hot guy with a deadly sword? Lame!
So, I don’t really feel alright if I ever end up waking up early morning without dreaming and screaming. That so called Bella swan screaming’s! That’s what is normal to me now! And I have no count on nights I scream and scare my neighbors off these days. Poor me! No wonder, one day they would call the cops to drag me to a retard asylum. I guess this wouldn’t even end there. Huh!
(The continuation will be in next part…)