My mind tends to wander and ends up back on the thought of you more often than it should.
I imagine the beat of your heart, the smell of your skin, the sound of your voice.
I think about the way you laugh, the curve of your smile, all while thinking that I can’t wait to know you.
I don’t know who you are yet...
I might know your name, and I might know your face, but I don’t know you.
I mean, the real you.
The you who will tell me your hopes and dreams.
The you who will trust me enough to share with me your biggest fears and toughest failures.
The you that isn’t afraid to show emotion, the you that doesn’t feel the need to wear a mask with me.
The you you’ve been holding back from everyone else, the you you’ve been waiting to share with just me.
More than that, I can’t wait for you to meet me.
An excerpt from:
"To The One I Haven’t Met Yet"
by Ayesha Ali
"Hey, Adam! What is this for?" Marcus ask as he pulls out a fork under the table
"Oh... That's a fork, You use it to stab your food on your plate... Don't you have anything like that in the Underworld?" I asked him
"Nope! Never seen anything like this before, I think!" he answered blandly.
How did I get here ?!
Explaining a mundane object to a person? i didn't know.
-= last night =-
I came home from school.
I was hungry.
So i decided to buy something from a nearby convenient store a few blocks away from home.
I tried to go through a small patch of land that is covered in trees as a shortcut.
I was able to get through it until....
I saw a light...on the side of my eyes.
I move towards it closer and closer...
In the middle of the woods was a circle of fire and inside is ... Is...
"WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON??!?" I asked myself as I was trying to comprehend what in the world is happening before my eyes.
He turns arround. His body flew up and move through the the air.
He move towards me.
He's wearing nothing more than a torn shorts. There's a pair of horns sticking out of his hair. his eyes were filled with fire.
Our eyes meet.
"It's a shame that all I have to see before I die is a human. Pathetic." he said in a deep growling voice
"I guess I'll have my one last meal then"
I couldn't feel the heat that's surrounding him I couldn't move.
I dropped my food on the floor as he flews up higher.
He lifts his arm to a position where as if he's gonna wipe me out of existence.
Suddenly he arched is back and screamed.
The fire that surround him dispersed, he fell down on the ground.
I manage to get up and run away. I was able to get back home.
"It's nothing Adam! Maybe... it's just because you're hungry" I told to myself
I hurried back inside the forrest
OH SHIT HE'S STILL THERE!
I managed to get the plastic bag using a stick i found.
I hurried back home again.
I CAN'T SLEEP.
"Who is he?!"
"Why does he have horn?!"
"What if someone sees him!?"
"What if he was found by a bear!?
"Where did he came from!!!!?"
Those we're the thoughts that is squirming inside my head.
I got dressed. I get out and got back inside the woods.
He IS still there.
I got closer.
I poked him with the same stick I found earlier.
He's breathing and he's asleep.
I get even closer to pick him up.
I carried him.
HE'S GOD DAMN HEAVY.
He's quite fat to begin with anyways so that's not a surprise.
I managed to drag him and lay him down my sofa.
I watched him sleep and breathe.
His horns that were once as big as a hand turn into little nubs about the size of a thumb.
The look on his face... It looks like agony.
He looks like he's having a bad dream.
To be honest though he's kinda...
I poke his cheek
"WHAT?! HOW.... HOW IT'S SO SOFT"
Even with that manly look on his face how come his skin is so soft as a baby's ass?!!!
I look at him and again.
HIS EYES OPENED
He got up and rub his eyes.
"Where am I?" he said in a different voice than earlier
He looked at me. Briefly.
"WHO ARE YOU!" he shouted
"Wait... Who am I?" he asked himself
"You're inside my house and I don't know" i said softly
"I don't know who you are what you are and where you came from! But how did you do it?!" i asked him
"How did i do what?" he asked back
"HOW CAN YOU FLY AND HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO MANIPULATE FIRE?"
"Oh It's simple. That's because I'm a... I'm a..."
"What am I again?" he asked me
"I TOLD YOU I DON'T KNOW"
He looked arround the room for a moment and stop staring at the mirror.
His head start to hurt and he screamed i got startled.
He stopped briefly and said...
"I'm a Demon... And i... I came from the Underworld... I remember somethings here and there. But besides from that... i don't know who I am"
He does kinda resembles a generic demon but...
His skin is not as red as i thought it would be.
He doesn't have claws.
I definitely saw a tail but it's not here.
"You got to help me." he said
"I NEED TO KNOW WHO I AM!"
"I KNOW I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY. I NEED TO GET BACK HOME!"
Tears start to flow down his face.
I know this feeling.
The feeling of being lost...
"Please." he begged
I felt sorry for him.
The once untamed beast turned into a hopeless creature.
His manly exterior easily overshadows his soft wimpy side.
It's getting pretty late and I'm starting to get sleepy. Even though I want to help him now I physically can't.
I let out big yawn in front of him.
"Look... You look tired so am I so.. Why not we take a rest... We'll try to figure this out tomorrow. Well... somehow."
He looked at me in the eye. Deeply, and nodded.
"Ok" he agreed
I sense the feeling that i gained his trust.
Of course i won't just let a stranger sleep inside my house without any supervision so i got a comforter inside my room and place it down next to the sofa turn the lights off and laid down.
"Who are you?" he asked out of nowhere
"I'm Adam" i answered
"Adam... It's nice." he said
"Do you wan- i mean do you need a name?" i asked
He didn't answered back
"How about Mark.. Marc..us Marcus!" i suggested
"I... Like it"
"Ok then... Well, Marcus. Goodnight... Sleep."
"Uhhh Adam... How does this work"
"You guys don't sleep?! Then where do you guys get your energy to do anything"
"We suck souls. Then we're fine"
"Uh..." i just sighed
"Just... close your eyes. Lay down. and think about nothing"
I wake up to the sound of something wheezing.
He's beside me..
Snoring and wheezing.
Somehow he feel down the sofa.
Well thank god he didn't try to destroy the house in his sleep.
I got up. Brush my teeth. Put on an apron. Open the fridge. Get some eggs out. Beat them. Put salt on them. Fire up the pan and cook them until they're light and fluffy.
Got a few slices of bread and put them in the toaster and make a coffee while i wait for them to toast.
"Adam... Adam!.. ADAM!!!"
"In here Marcus!"
He rushed to the kitchen.
"Good morning marc."
"I thought you were gone!" he exclaimed
"Why do you sound so scared?"
"I don't know what happened but i got a vision!"
Probably a dream i thought to myself
"I got thrown out of my own house!" he said
"By whom?!" I asked
"I don't know who they are... But i do hear someone calling a their repeatedly but it's muffled"
I'll start to work on something. A map of every information he will tell me about his past
"Well.. That's not quite enough but don't worry I'll try to know more about this when i get home after school"
He's down under the table.
"Hey, Adam! What is this for?" Marcus ask as he pulls out a fork under the table
"Oh... That's a fork, You use it to stab your food on your plate... Don't you have anything like that in the underworld?" I asked him
"Nope! Never seen anything like this before, I think." he answered blandly
I handed him a plate of toast and egg.
"Eat that" i ordered him
"It's just bread and eggs"
"I don't want it."
"It's not a soul."
"What?!" i exclaimed
"I want a soul" he demanded
"Where I'm i supposed to get one?!"
"Kill a human or something."
I look at him with a puzzled face.
"Come on Marcus breakfast is bad to miss."
He tilted his head back
"I don't care" he said
I get up and tear a piece of toast and put the egg on top on it
I move towards him and pinch his cheek to open his mouth and dump the food inside
"Waaah aw uuu oooi-"
He chewed fow a second
"What's this" he said
"Enjoy!" i said as i grin
He looks so suprised, and smiled.
He lift the fork he found and...
"NO! MARC! DON'T USE THAT!"