قصة من تأليف وكتابة شابة ليبية : نور كريم
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I was sleeping on a chair in front of the television when I heard a loud thud coming from above. As I slowly opened my eyes I started to notice that there was a dark figure standing right in front of me, ‘go away, Jake’ I ordered, thinking that it was my brother, but as my eyes started to open a bit more each second; I recognised that t wasn’t Jake… I screamed from fear, and coming down the stairs running towards me was my whole family. Everyone was wondering ‘what happened?’. Waking up from my sleep, I realised it was a dream and that I was surrounded by my family. My mum leant over and hugged me, ‘it’s all going to be ok’ she comforted me. She then let go of me and asked ‘what did you see?’, I told them what I saw and realised that my mums face was pale. I didn’t finish my sentence when she cut me off and snapped ‘nothing happened to you, right?’, I replied with ‘yes’. I couldn’t understand why she went pale or why she cut me off, but there had to be some explanation of what my mum did. A few days later, a new family came to the neighbourhood, so we got them some stuff and went, I knocked on the door and a stunning boy with brown hair and blue eyes opened the door. His name was Kieran. He went to the same school as me. I go to the Talent Unlimited High School, It’s great. You see, I like to do a lot of things; I like to read and write, I like to sing and dance……. etc. it’s a long list! So this school really helps. Anyways, the day after that, I went and knocked on their door and again, Kieran opened. ‘Hi!’ I smiled, ‘hello’ he replied. ‘Are you ready for school?’ I asked, ‘yes’ he smiled, ‘well come on then!’ I ordered. So both of us went to school. He was talking to me about how he was always in trouble back in his old school, when suddenly a ball comes rushing towards us and stops right in front of us. I realised that I was clutching on Kieran’s hand so I let go and apologised. ‘it’s ok!’ he smiled. We looked down to find a foot resting on the ball. I looked back up to find a beautiful face beaming back. It was a guy that went to the same school as me. His name was Brian. He was sort of one of the popular kids at my school. Me on the other side, was sort of that girl that everyone liked but not that popular. Brian had green eyes and blond hair. ‘Sorry’ he apologises with his hand rubbing the back of his neck, ‘it’s ok, I guess’ I replied. ‘Who are you?’ Brian asks looking at Kieran, ‘his name is Kieran’ I replied. I introduced them to each other and they shake hands, blue eyes met green. ‘We’ve got school’ I interrupted. ‘Oh, yes’ Brian replies. Kieran invited him to join us going to school and Brian accepted the invitation. On our way to school, the boys were talking about football and stuff while I was away in my thoughts, thinking about what was going on and what that dream was about. And just as we were going to cross the street I heard someone call my name, I didn’t recognise the voice. So I looked up and looked around but no one was looking at me. ‘Did someone just call my name?’ I asked, ‘no, I don’t think so. What’s wrong? Your face is pale.’ Brian replied, ‘what’ I questioned. And in a blink of an eye, I felt the hard cold concrete press against my cheek. I fainted…
When I opened my eyes, I notice that I’m not at home, nor am I at school. I could hear my mum and dad’s voices with a mixture of other voices that I couldn’t recognise, but those weren’t the only voices there, I could also here Brian and Kieran’s voices somewhere in the background. I try to speak but find myself incapable of doing so. So I try to move my hand and succeed. I move it once, twice, then finally, I caught the nurse’s attention. She comes running towards me ’you’re awake’ she gasped. As soon as everyone heard that, they all came running too. My mum and dad lean down and hug me. I try to hug them back but I couldn’t, so I gave them a smile back instead. ‘Thank god you woke up’ mum thanked as she fights back her tears. As they move to a side, Brian and Kieran’s faces appears and they both kneeled down and gave me a brief hug. ‘Welcome back!’ Brian grinned, ‘thanks’ I replied. ‘What he said’ Kieran smiled. I laughed and winched from pain and managed to say ‘thanks guys’. They both grinned back at me and the nurse interrupted by saying ‘ok, that’s enough for now, we should let her get some rest’. The boys both gave me a heartbroken look and said their goodbyes along with my parents; they all left me by myself. I felt kind of lonely but I eventually fell asleep because I got too bored.
I was awoken from the sound of a sudden crash. I opened my eyes and looked around to find no one but myself in the room. I sat up to find my phone and a few books next to me. I took my phone and texted my parents, Brian and Kieran, I got instant texts back from all of them. They all asked almost the same questions so I just copied and pasted my replies. At around 3am I went back to sleep. I felt a slight touch of bones on my face. I instantly woke up, I sat up and looked around the room, and once again, no one but me was in the room; so I went back to sleep.