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|A Dream (standard:romance, 2191 words)|
|Author: Jupiter||Added: Aug 03 2004||Views/Reads: 2003/1238||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|You may want to call it fiction, cause it can never be true, but "A Dream" is really based on a real experience. The experience is my own. Some of the told events are real, most are exaggerated (like 1000 times), and some were totally fabricated|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story and his heart was about to heal; only this unexpected dream came to reopen his wounds wide and rewind things back to the beginning. 3 In his dream, he was in some sort of school, a big school indeed, with many buildings and playgrounds. It reminded him of the school of his childhood, a school he liked so much. John finished his undergraduate studies a year ago, and so, he is not supposed to find himself a student again in a secondary school. But that is how dreams go. In dreams you do not question where you are, or what you are doing. In dreams you only see things as they happen. You are always driven by their events, and you have little or no control over things, even though you sometimes expect them before they take place. Anyway, he was not in a classroom. He was walking in one of the school's playgrounds. He knew he was accompanied by a friend, though he could not tell who that friend was. He did not even see his face. Why? Because she was there too, and he has to monitor every move she makes. Larissa was in the same playground, walking with a friend of hers just as well. She looked so pretty, and her face was so calm and serene. Still, there was this touch of sadness in her eyes that he could not understand. Nevertheless, it added some magic to her face and made her look more angelic. She was breathtaking. She seemed to be aware of his existence, because she glanced at him few times, and every time their eyes met, a current of warm feelings ran in his body, pulling him towards her. He had to look away every time she looked him in the eye in order to shut out this force of hers. He was trying to pull himself together and pretend as though they do not know each other. It would not do him any good to lose his strength and show again the same weakness he had shown in their last phone conversation. So, no one called the name of the other, and silent they remained. But they were communicating all the same. The glances they took at each other were enough to carry many messages between the two, messages of sorrow and regret of course. 4 Seeing a dream is much like watching a movie, only you see it through the eyes of its main character. The dream moved dramatically and instantly to another scene. John suddenly found himself sitting inside a classroom. It was probably an English course. A teacher was standing in front of the students. He did not pay much attention to what she was lecturing on, because he knew Larissa was with him in the same classroom. He could not see her, but he could feel her presence. He could feel her warmth. He was certain she was right behind him, but he did not look back to verify that, because he always trusted his senses. Few seconds were all it took the teacher to finish the lecture. After hesitating a little, he decided to leave the classroom without looking back. Even in a dream, he has to respect her wish to have him out of her life. Plus, he should not allow any chance to get hurt again. He was packing his books in his bag when Larissa leaned forward. He did not need to look back to know that her lips were few centimeters away from his right ear, cause the closer she was, the faster his heart was beating. "Can we go for a walk together?" she surprisingly whispered in his ear with her usual sweet voice. It was the moment all his defenses collapsed. It was the moment he resigned to her force. At that point all he wanted to do was to turn back, hug her tight, and give her a firm kiss on her soft lips until they catch fire and melt together in the heat of love, but instead, all he came up with was exactly one word. "Sure" he said with a steady, but low, voice. After all, he could not resist such an offer from the girl he loved the most. Side by side they exited the classroom. Side by side they crossed the long corridors of the school. And side by side they descended the stairs of the big building they were in. They did not say a single word as they made their way towards the main gate of the building, but he was very happy nevertheless. Having her by his side was more than he wished for. Soon they will leave this big crowded school. Soon he will lead her towards a quiet place were they can sort things out and come to an understanding about their feelings. If she demanded that we be just friends, so be it, he said to himself. At least, this way, he will not lose all contact with her. He could not believe they can revive the relation that had drawn its last breath in a phone call. How glad he was for having a wish come true! 5 A big hall was all left to cross before they reach the main gate. The closer they were to the gate the more crowded it got. When they reached the gate, they had to fight their way into the crowd. He did not understand why all students chose to stand in their way. Probably the results of some tests were hanged there, and the students came to know their scores. He did not care. All he wanted was to leave this school the soonest possible. Apparently, he was loosing patience. Eventually, he escaped the crowd, but his heart told him that things were not going alright. Things were not going as he intended them to go. He looked around him, but he could not see Larissa anywhere. He looked back at the main gate. Probably, she is still fighting her way out, he thought. He waited for few seconds, but no one came out. She was swallowed by the crowd. He waved the thought away. Things could not end like this, but a certainty had already grown inside him that he, once again, lost her, and soon, the smile she had drawn on his face was replaced by the look of a shocked, lost and frightened person, the look of despair. He could not understand why he had to bear all these twists in his feelings. He could not understand why he had to pay so high a price for loving a girl. Desperately, he started moving rapidly in the school's playgrounds, searching for her, looking in all directions as though he was in a place he had never been to. He was shouting and crying her name, but no one answered his cries. 6 He let out of a scream, a scream that carried her name, a scream that filled all the corners of his tired mind. And a scream that eventually awakened him from this dream, the dream that turned into a nightmare at the very end of it. He opened his eyes to find himself in his bed. He realized that it was just a dream, but that was of no comfort to him. On the contrary, it gave him the worst feelings. He felt how much he missed her. He felt how much he needed her, and how much he loved her. He did not want to leave his bed. He wanted to sleep again. Maybe he can continue his dream. Maybe he can find her again. After realizing the craziness of his idea, he left his bed. He was too depressed to do anything, so he called his manager and asked for one day off work. After taking his breakfast and listening to some music, the phone rang. It was his sister. The tone in her voice was that of a relieved person, as though she was glad he was still at home. She expressed to him that she was too busy to pick her daughter from her school and asked him to go instead of her and bring her daughter to his house. He agreed. After hanging up, he said "I have just been in a school, have not I?" The very thought brought some light and hope into his day, and once again, a smile found its way to his face, the smile that only Larissa knew how to draw. Tweet
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