Pie Equals Friendship in YO FACE!
- Jul 3, 2009
“Do you think anyone will find it?” a high pitch, mouse-ish voice said. After a moment of silence it’s mouse like ear twitched up as no one answered his question.
The small creature dashed up an arm and stopped at the shoulder of a young man. The creature titled his head and touched the jaw line of the young man.
“To-” the little creature got caught off. “I know someone will find it.”
“But, what if no one does.”
“We just got to believe, its part of our many dreams, right?”
The corner of the young man’s mouth turned to a smile, he lifted his index finger to the small creature. The little fingers of the creature touched his large finger. Making a promise, sealing the bond between them.
Eva slowly walked out of school as the bell rang. Finally free from the prison like surroundings. Every step she took her wavy dark brown hair would bounce in synchronization.
As she strolled across campus people would smile and say hi. Of course some of those greets are fake. People just pretending to be her friends, just because she is the new girl. Well that’s what Eva thought, and it sure felt like it.
Other smiles were from her classmates. The rare people who actually heard her crazy laugh. The laugh that turned Eva’s face red and eyes watery. She smiles back and keeps on walking.
Out of Eva’s front pocket she pulls out her Ipod. The slim rectangular shape fits perfect in her palm. She presses a button on top and slides her finger across the screen. Numbers with the alphabet on the bottom pop up. Her index finger flies across the screen typing the numbers, 5-6-7-8. Those numbers spelling out lost. Eva felt lost so it complemented the moment in her life.
The bass filled her earphones, every bump, bump, bump matched her heart beat. The beats and lyrics about random situations and overcoming obstacles drowned out everyone around her. Music is the only thing that kept Eva going. Something that relaxed her and made her happy.
Eva came closer and closer to her mom’s car. The car was actually a small truck. It was light blue with four doors. Her mom sat waiting, smiling as her daughter approached. Eva smile and turned her music down.
“Hi mom.” Eva said as she swung the truck door open.
“Hey honey, how was school?”
Eva thought about it, nothing really special happen today. “It was okay.”
Eva’s mother sighed and turned the keys to the truck. The engine roared like a lion. Usually lions roar with pride, this lion sound like it was in pain.
Eva rolled down the window, the fresh air fanning her face. Eva breathed in, she felt refreshed and her spirits lifted. Eva’s mom drove down the main road. Shops and restaurants filled every corner of the streets. It was exciting, people out shopping enjoying themselves. Eva lost herself staring at a group of teens enjoying themselves.
“Oh what is that!” Eva’s mom shouted. The truck swerved to the right. Eva’s mom hit the breaks as she parked perfectly into a parking spot. The whole truck jolted, almost sending Eva out the windshield.
“Mom! Are you crazy!” Eva shouted.
“Where do you think you got it from.” Eva’s mom said, she unbuckled her seat belt and opened the door.
“Come on, it’ll be fun.”
Eva stretched her head out the window. “An antique store?”. Eva’s mom just smiled and nodded. “You might find something you like.”
“I doubt it.” Eva mumbled. She dragged her feet and followed her mom inside the small antique store.
One thing Eva could not stand was her mom’s obsession with antique goods. Once in a while is okay, but every time a yard sale or a new (really old) item is half off, it’s a must for her.
The musty smell hit Eva as she entered the store. Abandon, donated maybe even stolen items filled the store. Clothes were to the left, register in the middle and junk, junk and more junk everywhere else. Eva’s mom rushed to the clothes. The screeching of metal hangers rung in Eva’s ear. Chills traveled throughout her body.
“Uh, I’m going to look over here.” Eva said to her mom.
“Mmmhmm, alright. Oh this is cute.”
Eva smiled and turned to the mess of junk piled around her. Trinkets and toys, broken and way out of date items filled cardboard boxes. Eva thought, who and why would anyone want to buy this stuff?
Looking through more items Eva had a lot in common with them. Both were new at one point. Could go through anything and was loved by everyone. Now they’re lost, there’s still love, but its just a memory.
Eva scanned the whole right side of the room and felt bored. Nothing interesting to look at. As Eva was about to join her mom something caught her eye. A box, a wooden box with hieroglyphics on each side. Eva examine the box, it stood three inches high and wore a dark, blood red color.
Eva brought the box eye level. She titled her head and lifted the lid open. Inside was a bracelet with moon colored beads. Eva held the bracelet in the sun light, each moon bead faded into the bright red, orange color of the sun.
“Whoa.” Eva said, her eyes popping out.
She placed the bracelet back into it's box. The beads then changed back to the light, gray blue colors of the moon.
“Are you ready?” Eva’s mom said, Eva turned quickly and answered yes.
“So did you find anything?”.
“Yeah I did, its very interesting.” Eva said, she placed the bracelet on the counter by the register. A young women sat up and started scanning and bagging each item Eva’s mom bought.
“There’s a bracelet inside mom.”.
Eva’s mom lifted the lid, her face expression shocked by the beauty of the bracelet.
Later that night Eva lay in her bed looking up at the ceiling. She couldn’t sleep and she felt like something was nagging at her. She turned to her side and stared across the room. Her bracelet sat neatly in the carved box on her dresser. The lid was open and the beads shown in the dim light. The curtains that hung blew. a soft breeze entering the room. Eva got the chills. Moonlight escaped through the curtains and shown onto the dresser.
The light made the bracelet glow. A neon blue growing brighter and brighter. Eva sat up and rubbed her eyes. She shook her head in disbelief as the light filled the room till every dark corner was lit. Eva screamed and covered her eyes. Lost in light and unable to open her eyes.
Eva felt the heat of the light go away. Instead of the soft bed she felt the morning dew and itchy grass. “It’s a dream, only a dream.” Eva said to herself as she carefully lowered her hands to unveil her new surroundings.