I woke up with my head on my desk, a pencil in my right hand, and four completely filled out papers on the ground beneath me. I glanced over at my clock, the florescent letters read 10:47. Gross, why was I up so early? I jumped off the chair and slipped into my soft bed. I was practicly asleep when an evil thought slowly crept into my head, 28 days left. Slowly, but surley, an knot started forming in my stomach. I felt as if the wind had been knocked out of me. I struggled for breath, thinking of the horrid thoughts. Well, the only thing I can do is make the most of the short life I have left. I crept out of my bed and walked over to my list of 30 things to do in 30 days. I grabbed a thick black marker and crossed out number two, learn to surf, indicating that I finished that one. As I was putting down the marker I got a text from Brianna. It said; “Hey Luke (:”
“Hey Brianna(:, want to do something tonight?” I asked her
“Sure, what do you want to do?” she replyed
“um… how about we go to the movies…. At midnight?”
I know, I know, this may sound lame, but I’ve never been to a midnight movie before, therefore it was on my list. It’s not that my mom hasn’t allowed me, I’ve just never had the opportunity.
“Sure, pick me up at 11:30?”
“see you then!”
I slid down the stairs and confirmed the plans with mom. I took a nap, ate, watched tv, and before I knew it, it was time for our date. I picked Brianna up at her house. She looked beautiful, as always. When I told her how she looked gorgeous, she simply shook her head no as her cheeks turned a light shade of scarlet. I hated how she was so insecure of herself, why couldn’t she just believe that she was beautiful?
“So what movie are we going to see?” her raspy voice asked, interrupting my thoughts.
“Up to you sweetie.” I replied with a smile, because I could see her blushing out of the corner of my eye.
“well, I guess we’ll see when we get there then.” She said, flashing her pearly white teeth.
We ended up seeing this chick flick about a guy and girl who fall in love but they are forbidden to be together and blah blah blah. But hey, who was I to complain, I got almost three full hours alone with Brianna, I was enjoying myself! But then, about halfway through the movie something, uh, not so great happened. The door burst open with a violent clang. Out walked a group of about 5 people, all of them boys. You could distinctly tell which one was the leader. He had shaggy black hair that reached a little lower than the tip of his ear, with icy blue eyes half hidden underneath. The next thing I knew they were making there way straight towards us.
“We need to leave, now.” Whispered Brianna, with emphasis on the now.
“Why, there not bothering us!” I whispered back.
“Yes, but they will.”
I was about to ask her what she meant, as the “leader” came up to us.
“Well, well, what do we have here?” he asked.
“Brandon, please leave. Now. This isn’t a good idea.” Brianna said through gritted teeth.
“Hey! Some of us are trying to watch a movie here!” A guy screamed from behind.
“Shut up!” muttered one of Brandon’s gang members, as he pulled out a gun and pointed it straight at the man’s head, who instantly raised up his arms as if he were surrendering.
Brianna stood up and glared at Brandon, and I stood protectively in front of her.
“Listen,” I exclaimed, “we don’t want any trouble.”
“I suggest you stay out of this.” Said Brandon, lifting up his shirt, revealing a gun in his belt.
“Brandon, please leave, for me. Don’t hurt him! You don’t want to do that!” she said as he lifted his gun, and rested it against my temple.
“Now, now. That’s no way to talk to your boyfriend, is it?” Brandon asked her, and she instantly turned pale. Wait….. girlfriend?