She woke up with a startle. Her hands were sweaty and her heart was beating hard. She tried to adjust her eyes to the darkness around her and catch her breath at the same time. It was the third night in a row she had had this nightmare, or a bad omen as she would call it. She slid back under her cover trying to close out the nightmare from her mind. She did not want to think about it, but what was the use. She knew.
Someone close to her was going to die.
The sunlight streamed through the curtains and she winced as she got up. She had a killer headache and she felt that she was forgetting something. As her sister came in her room to wake her up and before she could yet at her for coming in without knocking, it all came back to her. The nightmare, the sweating, and the fear of knowing that someone close to her was going to die. It all came back to her and hit her with such force that she started tearing up. What if it was her sister?
Seeing that she was awake, sitting there with such a look of horror on her face, jasmine closed her mouth and knew to leave her sister alone when she was in a bad mood. She left the room quietly, not that her sister noticed; she was too preoccupied with her thoughts.
Katie walked in a daze throughout the day; the tension was too much. She wished the whole ordeal were over already. She silently cried out at her monstrosity. How could she even think that thought? She had to spend every moment she had with her friends and family, she did not want to regret those moments later. When she got home from school she gave her mom a big hug and held her for a couple of moments trying to remember and store everything about the moment. Her mom smiled gave her a big smile and jokingly asked if she wanted anything and what was up all of a sudden. Katie just smiled at her mom. “Would you like to go out for dinner?” she said, “just you, me, and jasmine, my treat.” “Ok now something is really wrong,” her mom joked with her again. “Just be ready at 5:00 mom” she called out as she got to her room.
to be continued....