JOAW: Fate

It was Friday night, finally after what felt like a week of robotic emotion that seemed to drag on and on. I was looking forward to spending some time alone. Maybe do some psychedelics, read a book, and listen to the new Sigur Ros album.

Though, that night I was on my way into the city to meet with some friends. It was open mic night at the Music Club downtown. I couldn’t help but feel anxious, and it wasn’t because Shea was going to be there to yet blow me away again with her beauty.

There was something else happening, I could feel it in my veins. I looked up at the sky, even though I knew it wasn’t a full moon, I thought I’d check to be sure.

I suddenly felt this jerking pain in my neck, that forced me to look to my left.

There she was.

The girl from the dream I’d been having for the last couple of months.

It was a red light ahead and traffic had slowed down, so I slowed to a creep and followed her with my eyes.

I could tell she knew I was there. She was walking briskly, head down with her hood up, but her head slightly tilted in my direction.

It was more like she was listening than watching.

I rolled down my window, and the crisp air made me shudder. She sped up, then stopped at the crosswalk ahead.

The light turned green and the traffic began to move. I sped up, eyes still fixed on her. The guy behind me layed on his horn, startling me, and her.

I haven’t taken my eyes off of her, she looked up at me. Staring right at me, she began to cross the street. As soon as our eyes locked, I pressed my foot down on the gas.

I could see the silver glow in her eyes and her soft purple aura.

She got to the middle of the street and stopped dead in my tracks, turning to face me with her body.

At this point I was already speeding. I pressed the pedal to the floor as if I was planning on driving through a brick wall.

I hit her. She rolled up the hood, smashing the windshield, over the top, and landed on the ground behind me.

I hammered the brakes and got out immediately. People around me we staring, shocked. I could see some were already videotaping me and taking pictures.

Two guys started running towards her and I screamed, “Back off”! Glaring my silver eyes. They backed off.

I walked over to her and picked her up in my arms. She pressed her lips to my ear and whispered, “Thank you”.

I turned around to walk back to the car and heard a voice out of all the commotion.

“Stop”!

“You, with the girl, freeze”!

I paused before turning around. It was a police officer.

I stared into his eyes with mine and he stumbled, taking a few steps back. He raised his gun again, pointed at me and yelled, “I said freeze! Put the girl down”!

I turned back to the car and opened the back door and said calmly,

“Sorry officer, I can’t do that”.

“Don’t make me shoot”, he said with a tremble in his voice

“Don’t make me disappoint you”, I replied”.

“There is something I must do”.

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