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QUARANTINED WITH YOU

“It won’t start. I don’t know what’s wrong with it.” Katey said as she got out of her 1970 Buick. She stomped her feet in frustration.

“I am honestly surprised this old thing even drove you here. Get inside before you catch something.” I said as I took off my coat and put it over her purple sweater. We both quickly ran to the house as the winter wind blew pass us.

Once we got inside, I quickly turned on the thermostat full blast.

“It’s going to be fine. The roads close in 5 minutes anyways I don’t think even You could have made it out” I said to her as I put her sweater and my coat in the hangers.

“Joe, you know me.  Not even this old car could stop me from speeding”. She joked as she went to take a sit in the kitchen.

She was playing with her curly hair and she looked at her phone. So much had happened between us. So many things to say but my words wouldn’t be enough. She came by my place to let me know she was getting married. Not sure why she risked everything to come and see me when my town is going on lockdown because of the deadly virus. The army will be on the streets soon so we can’t even call a mechanic.

“Why did you quit Joe? I know what my dad said but I don’t believe him. I want to hear it from you.” She said as she got up from her sit to stand in front of me sitting by the table.

“I uh well, my services was no longer required. Your grades were good enough for me to…” before I could finish, she cut me off.

“Just stop. If you not going, to be honest with me just forget I said anything”. She then angrily walked away from me and went to the living room.

I don’t know how but she can always tell when I am lying. The truth is her father forced me to quit when he found out I had feelings for her. Don’t let the old car fool you. Katey is the daughter of the richest man in this City. Unlike me, everything in her life was planned before birth. Me falling for her wasn’t part of the plan.

“You’re right, I am not being hnest.” I said leaving the kitchen to join her in the living room and sitting across her, I continued. “I can’t bring myself to tell you the truth because some people in your life didn’t think that-“. She once again cut me off and said

“It’s my father isn’t it? What did he tell you?! Tell me!”

 I took a deep breath.

“Someday I’ll tell you…just not right now”. I can never tell her the truth because I don’t want to be the guy who takes her away from marrying someone who actually can offer her a future.

She turns her head away from me and crosses her arm.

“I get it, you hate me. I am not even worthy of a response. To you, I am just another idiot rich spoil girl who couldn’t even begin to understand.” She said as she got up and walked toward the window.

How can she say that?! She gave her car and ninety percent of her income to help homeless people. She is one of the smartest and caring people I have ever met! I wish I could tell her everything because my heart is bleeding knowing I wasn’t enough. Knowing she can never be mine.

 “Oh, it’s snowing,” she said expressionlessly.

I got up and stood next to her. The glittering snow gently falling on the frozen ground. as always when I am this close to her I feel like time goes slower. I don’t know what took over me, but I put her hands in mine and I look deep into her hazel eyes. Even a blind person could see how happy she makes me. It felt like our souls, very essence touched. This won’t last forever but at least I didn’t care. She looked at me and smiled. I was the happiest man in quarantine because I am in quarantine with you.

EOW Chapter 3

You’re mine now!

 

The now decomposed body was being feasted on by gigantic mutated crows on the side of the road. The landscape was disfigured and things are closer then they used to be in the old world. The group was walking on the empty deserted highway heading toward the empty city of LA “So why exactly are you guys still following us? I agreed to get you guys out of that cave, that was it. Go away now!” Deborah shouted as she flares her hands in the air. The group of prisoners stopped as she turns back to look at them. Once she turns her head back they start following her again. “Renz! Please tell these people to go away! This wasn’t part of the deal.” She said as she angrily looked at Renztnah. “I mean they’re scared, like you said, if we just leave them out there, they could just get captured again. Is there anywhere they can go?” As he takes off his shirt because the beaming sun has him sweating. She skulls a bit and pulls down her brown skirt a bit and stumps her feet” but I don’t want to! Nobody likes spark people. There’s Reye but that’s in the middle of nowhere. We would need a portal for that.” Deborah grunts some more and Renztnah looked at her and said, “so this whole spark user thing means having powers right? Why can’t these people just use their powers and fight for themselves? What are these portals you mention?” Deborah looked at him and shook her head. “Look here’s how this works. Spark is a thing that’s in the air that only certain people can use to activate their ability. It’s invisible to everyone but certain strong spark users. Spark can be store in Your body but most spark users can’t and can only use their abilities when there is a strong concentration of it in the air. This area that we’re in is very low on spark and these people probably can’t use their abilities. I can use mine because I can store spark in my body for a long time. My ability is to change the state of matter. It can turn water to ice to ice water vapor, you get the idea. There is a caveat but I am not about to tell you about my weakness. These portals were created when the current king took over so he could move his troops faster around the planet. Does that answer your questions?”. Renztnah was was amazed “interesting, so where is the closest portal? Who the hell is this king you mentioned?”. Deborah wiped her hand on her yellow blouses and said “blah, too many questions, the stupid portal in at the next exit. Just be lucky I am talking these people there”. They walked for about another 30 minutes. As they saw the worn-down sign mentioning that they are now in LA there in this giant round stone portal. Deborah says “here we are people. Everybody line up. You guys are going to spark heaven” she then pulls out a gem on from her pocket and inserts it on the right side of the portal then it get activated. “Thank you so much for everything,” an elderly man from the group says and enters the portal. “Sure, whatever. Just try not getting captured again” Deborah said as she turns away. Everyone from the group gets into the portal. “Thank you for helping these people, guess you not so selfish after all”. Renztnah says as he smiles. “Hey, this wasn’t charity! I hope you really do know where that hooded person is because you in trouble if you lied to me” Deborah says as she walks over the portal to get her gem back. Before she could reach for it a man quickly comes out the portal floating mid-air. Hovering over the ground he slowly approaches Deborah. “Hello Deb,” he says in a very deep voice with hands behind his back. “What do you want 025?” Deborah asks angrily. “Right to business as always. I am here to take you back to the castle. Your parents’ orders. Now we can do this the easy wa-“. Before he could finish his sentence Deborah quickly ran toward Renztnah and melted the sign, turned it into spikes and started throwing it at him. 025 just stared at the spikes and the stoped mid-trajectory and they fell on the ground. “I guess we’re doing this the hard way. You can’t beat me, Deborah”. Before Renztnah could ask who that was Deborah grab his arms and tries to make a run for it back on the highway. Before they could 025 extended his left hand toward them and they both froze. “You’re mine now” 025 calmly said…

 

Be here tomorrow!