Warning: This work has been rated 16+ for language, violence, and mature content.
WHAT AN IMAGINATION...
I've never liked social studies. Just the constant thought of, what has our country come to?What if Bill Murray gets killed, and someone else comes into the election. We'd really be S.O.L then. Bill is just such a good man, I’m scared of what is to come. I guess I just think too much. I have a constant fear of what's going to happen to me and our lousy country. It’s 2050, half of the ocean is literally non-existent. People die every day due to such bad pollution, and poisoning crops, rotten cow meat, numerous viruses, you name it.
They always ask me,’’ What are you gonna do in 5 years?” I don’t know what’s gonna happen in five years. What if I meet the love of my life, and she ditches me for a millionaire?What if I live on the streets?What if I die at the age of 22? Scientists have already discovered more than 47 diseases in 30 years, so who knows how I’ll die. It's not like I'm going to college anyways.I’ve never been the ‘’smartest’’, I guess people just think I’m smart and I skipped a grade or something.
Just because I’m 17 as a senior. The only reason why I’m younger than everyone is because of my birthdays not until June 20th. I don’t like birthdays, not like anyone would come to mine if I did celebrate anyways. I never even bring cupcakes for the whole class, and then they sing that stupid song. It’s just too much stress on me personally.
Besides, it's not like anyone would sing for me, I have no friends...Well, I guess being underage is good because if people try to invite me anywhere I can just say that I’m not 18 yet so I can’t go.
I’m not very ‘’open’’ to people.No one hates me, but no one likes me. Well I know someone that hates me...Oliver Sanchez, we were friends freshman year. We were really close until I got a girlfriend's junior year. So he got mad and didn't talk to me because he felt like he was a ghost because he wasn’t getting any attention. He’s the only person who doesn’t like me.
Yet I don't get noticed a lot, I can’t complain, because I prefer to be alone anyways. So people not talking to me doesn’t hurt my feelings.’’Luciano, Luciano, LUCIANO!’’.’’Huh?’’I questioned.’’Can you explain to the class what happened in 1736?”Mrs.Mitchell asks, knowing I wouldn’t know.
’’Um…’’What do I say, I never get called on.’’I’ll answer Mrs.Mitchell.’’Kadence shouted. God, I hate Kadence. She always has to say something. She’s a little short, blonde, blue-eyed, cheerleading Bratt! She acts like she can do and say anything because her parents are lawyers, and they will fight back for her. Which is true. I can’t believe she has close to a 400,000 thousand dollar home, and she chose to come here. It’s very poor. not even half of the senior class graduate. Then the ones that actually end up graduating turn out to be drug attics because they can’t afford college.
I guess she just came here so that she can show off her little putt and her student of the year awards.’’And that's what happened in 1736.’’Kadence said out of breath.’’
Thank you Kadence, now Luciano, do you have anything to add?’’Mrs. Mitchell asked.’’No that sounds right...’’I could always see Oliver in the corner of my eye staring me down in disgust when I spoke.
A subtle knock came from the door, two security guards and the counselor opened the door. They motioned their hands towards the teacher. She immediately looked at Olive.”Can we speak to Oliver for a minute?”Oliver got up and threw all of his books in his bag and flipped me off behind his back as he walked out. He can’t still be mad at me! The door slammed behind them and you could already hear the anger in Oliver’s voice as he spoke to the administration.
’’I told Mrs. Torres that he was the one who kidnapped Lucy Damner, I bet you that where he's going...’’Kadence whispered to Avery.’’Such Snitch’’ I mumbled under my breath.’’What did you say?!”Kadence snapped.``Oh nothing, I just said you were a SNITCH!’’ Avery just looked at me with surprise.’’He talks?’’Avery snickered. The whole stopped and stared at me.’’Ok settle down you too.’’Mrs.Mitchell announced. Avery looked at me in the eyes like a cobra ready to strike. He knows he’ll get his way. Even if I am right.DING DING! There goes the bell. As we were getting ready to leave, that stupid phrase was summoned.’’The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I do.’’
’’Come on I gotta go to physics’’ I mumbled. Who thought of this idiotic phrase?! ’’Ok, you may leave.’’Mrs.Mitchell said chuckling. Thank God, I can't wait for school to end so I can go home and watch Dragon Ball--.
I looked outside of the classroom to find no one in the halls.’’Thanks Mrs.Mitchell, now were all late. I have to run across campus to the bus!!’’Xavier groaned. Kadence began to pace through the halls, opening and slamming doors behind her’’ Mrs there's no one here…’’. I stepped inside of Mrs.Mitchell's classroom to alert her that no one was there.’’Mrs.Mitchell?”The rest of the class jolted into the room.
”What in the world is going on?”I said my heart pounding. Xavier and Lucas ran outside to see nothing, no one.’’Okay, everyone calm down!’’I announced over the group of people freaking out.’’Ok, I don’t know what's going on or what's gonna happen, but I know one thing. We need to stay together.’’I said my knees shaking.’’Let's call our parents, and see what's going on.’’Before I could finish, kids were already pulling out their phones and frantically calling their parents.
Of course I had to make that “brilliant” idea. I can’t even call my parents because their in prison for robbery and possession of multiple firearms. They won’t be getting out for a couple years. Then I can’t call my younger sister. After all, she has nothing to do with me because she’s afraid we’re gonna get too close and I’m gonna leave her as mom and dad did.”The smart idea” I mumbled under my breath.
”Who are you gonna call?” A small voice whispered, tickling the back of my neck. I turned around so fast I almost turned into a dang helicopter. It was Isabelle. She didn’t have any friends except for her mom and her three-legged cat. She's what you call “special”. She doesn’t have any disabilities, it’s just that she’s not “normal”.
I feel bad because she’s just a short little ball of nervousness, and no one likes her because she asks like she’s in middle school. I try to talk to her and be nice to her, it’s just that I don’t talk to anyone because I don’t want to open up to someone, and they ditch me.
”Huh?” I questioned.”Who are you gonna call?” Isabelle asked silently.”Oh I called my mom, but she’s busy so she hung up.” Liar, I thought.“Well that’s weird because my mom didn’t answer the phone, maybe she’s busy too.” she said with a painful smile.
That can’t be right, everyone knows that when Isabelle calls her mom, she picks up right away. Its almost as if she knows when she’s calling.”JUST ANSWER!”Xavier yelled with anger. I looked around to see that everyone was upset.”Are anyone’s parents picking up?” I asked hoping someone would say yes.”What do you think!?” Lucas said in disgust. I backed down “We should have never listened to you! Ya, let’s listen to the weird kid whose parents left him to go get money for drugs! Your parents don't love you, you know that right?”Lucas yelled, he was lashing out at me because he was worried about no one picking up.
So I let him relieve his stress on me. That's what I learned in therapy. If you meet someone that you know is having a breakdown then let them release it upon you. Besides, it’s not like I care what people say. That's why I do whatever. Lucy used to tell me that I shouldn't listen to anyone because they are all gonna be gone through college. She was also so pure. Oliver didn’t like that. He didn’t like me having any contact.
Now it all makes sense! Oliver kidnapped Lucy because he was jealous. that piece of shit.“Luciano!” Kadence yelled.”What are we gonna do now that no ones picking up?!”Kadence whined,” Um, hey let’s stay at your house Kadence, it’s big enough anyways.”I said hoping she’d agree.
“What, no !” She yelled claiming her dominance.”Ya so we can stay together, you have enough space anyways.” Xavier whispered in Kadence's ear knowing he’ll get his way.
They were already dating, so if she said no to him It would be kind of weird.”Well...I guess.” Kadence said un-willing to surrender her house for a bunch of animals.”Ok, let's go then!”Xavier yelled happily. I chose to ride my bike because I wasn’t about to ride in a random person's car and listen to 69 and SoundCloud rappers the whole ride there.NO way!
So I just rode my bike for 2 miles in the freezing cold. God why does Kadence have to be so rich...I’m not jealous it's just that, if she probably wasn't so bratty because she knows she has money, then she could be nicer. I just want her to understand the struggle of people who can't afford anything...I finally arrived at this literal white house!
’’Well, this is my house’’ Kadence said upset. Well makes sense your whole 4th-period class is staying in your house while no one in the whole universe is present.’’Lets PaRtY!!!’’ screamed Xavier.
Dang, what a douche. Claiming her house just because you guys are in a relationship.’’Are you coming?’’Isabelle asked politely.’’Oh, I guess’’ She grabbed my arm and ran to the monster of a house. What in the world is the little ball of nervousness doing running into this house jamming out?
Dancing has always been my thing, but I don’t show it. After all, I know l might get ratted for it, cause maybe some people might not think I dance that good.’’Come on.’’She whined.’’No I'm fine liar, I thought.’’Announcement! We are going to party till night!’’Xavier announced.
’’OMG!’’Kadence laughed in shock. Xavier bout fell off the dang table. He suddenly almost threw up, like he was seasick. Everyone was recording and screaming in disgust and laughter. He fell on the floor and just face planted.’’Idiot.’’ I muttered. Then all of a sudden, he just got back up and stood straight.
The whole house went quite. You could hear the buzz of a fly. He just stood there and his eyes rolled back. Slowly his back was popping back and forth. His bones were popping out of his back. Ripping through his shirt. Now the house screamed in terror.’’What the hell!’’Lucas froze. His feet started to lift and he lost his breath, he was getting choked mid-air. Xavier was possessed! Lucas was turning purple squirming for help, he struggled to get out of Xavier's strong grip. Xavier dropped him, and he chuckled at accomplishment.
Lucas just laid on the floor, paralyzed, dead. Xavier looked me right in the eyes and just stared into my soul, the same way he looked at me back in second grade. When he shoved me down the ditch, and I almost drowned. That was the last time I saw him, well until high school. Because he moved states because he was a danger to everywhere he went. I blinked. They wouldn’t open, all I could see were his thoughts. A white dome, I was in his thoughts. It was silent.
I was in another dimension. It was Lucy...Lucy was sitting there just staring at me. A tear fell from her face, followed by the floor. I was being surrounded by white walls. Screams were piercing through my ears.
’’Stop, Stop!’’Kadence screamed. Xavier just kept staring at me. Then I fell. My knees slamming on the floor.’’That's gonna bruise’’ I mumbled. A loud bang piercing my ears. Xavier fell to the ground.Kalila held a gun in front of her. The room got quiet. All you could hear was Kalila's heavy breathing.
’’You killed him’’ Kadence yelled.’’ He killed Lucas, and you're worried about him being dead?!’’Kailia replied.’’You Bitch...’’Before you could blink all you could see was Kadence running towards Kalila and threw her on the ground.’’Break them up!’’Ari yelled.
Shots fired...Kadence and Kailia looked up heavy breathing. Everyone gasped. They looked up to see that Isabelle jumped in front of me to save my life. She fell like an angel. Kailia took her life…
’’Isabelle?!’’I cried frantically. I fell to the ground her head laid on my thighs.’’Isabelle?!’’She held her hand to her heart. Then a tear fell. A tear of true pain. I brought my head close to hers. Her breath tickling my neck...
’’What an imagination." she whispered her voice cracking.’’What?!’’I cried hoping she would reply.No response. She just laid there, looking into my eyes just like Xavier did. I closed my eyes and felt the tears trickling down. I didn’t want to open, but when it was time I couldn't see. I was there again. I was in her thoughts. Lucy sat there still, just looking at me. Then she just...disappeared.
A memory played through. It was us in 2nd grade.I and Isabelle were playing in the sandbox when Xavier came by and kicked sand in my eye.’’HaHa, serves you right.’’I could see Isabell comforting me, trying to help me get the sand out of my eyes.
’’Is that your Girlfriend?”Xavier laughed with a smirk on his face.’’No!’’ I said pushing her away.’’What a jerk’’ I mumbled while watching the memory. Then Isabelle's Face got closer to mine from where I stood. A tear fell. Followed by the floor and the walls.
’’OMG’’Screamed Kadence.I snapped back to reality.’’Isabelle and Lucas are DEAD.’’I whispered, my voice cracking. I look up tears running down my cheeks.’’Look we’re animals. Two people DEAD!’’’’Three..’’ Kadence whispered.
’’It's your fault, you killed Isabelle! If it wasn't for you blaming Kailila for killing Xavier then Isabelle would be alive!’’I yelled I was claiming my dominance now.
’’ It's my fault?! You brought us here! If it wasn't for your bright idea then they would all be alive!”’’I'm sorry.’’ Kailia whispered.’’’’We need to properly lay these people down, With God's arms wrapped around them.’’I said.’’I'm going home” Sophia yelled from the group of people.’’After we’ve buried these kids!’’I yelled back.’’We have to go to a church.’’
I got up and played Isabelle’s body on the cold tile. I got up and asked for blankets. Kadence ran upstairs and got 3 thick blankets.
We wrapped all their soulless bodies and headed to the nearest church. We just tied them to the roof of Mike’s minivan.I sat up on the van holding the bodies down. I put my headphones to block out my cries. One tear after another.’’I shouldn't have come to come to school today.’’I said to the moon.’’God, will you answer me? I know I don't ask you a lot of things, but can you tell me what's going on?”
A light breeze ran past my shoulders. I could feel the tears running down my face. It was so cold. I couldn't help but shiver. But it only got colder and colder. I was in the room again...That horrifying room, but this time was different...no one was there. I could just see the white walls and my breath coming from my mouth. I tried to look down, but I couldn't. I was paralyzed.
Then someone came from the dark tunnel that lay behind the back wall of piercing light. It was Kahlene, my little sister.’’God, I miss you so much’’ She said crying with tears falling down her eyes. A chair came from behind her and she sat, she didn't move. Almost as if she wanted to stay. I've seen this before, I thought.
That chair, why that chair...It reminded me of the chair that sat in the corner of Oliver's room. It was always so old, it creaks when you sit down and it gives you a creepy feeling. A silhouette came from behind her. She looked at me in the eyes, just like Xavier and Isabelle did. She looked at me and whispered.’’Don’t leave me.’’
I started to scream in terror...the silhouette slung a knife out, looked me in the eyes, and said,’’ What an imagination.’’Then slit her throat. Now I was screaming of both terror and confusion. This thing just murdered my sister! Then the chair began to fall followed by the floor.’’Luciano!’’Mike yelled alerting me.C’mon let's get this over with, I gotta go figure out what's going on.’’Mike said whiningly.’’Oh ok.’’I wrapped my headphones in my pocket and started to lower their bodies from the roof of the car.
What does that mean? What an imagination...Lucy, Isabelle, and now Kahlene said it. Maybe that's it! Maybe I'm just dreaming! Well I should've thought of this before! I couldn't help but pinch myself, but It hurt. I wasn't asleep.
I did it again thinking I was just in a heavy sleep. But nothing was happening. I just kept pinching myself. A tear fell down. Is this my reality!?’’Luciano. What are you doing?’’Kadence cried.’’Oh sorry it was just a mosquito.’’I said frantically. Liar I thought.
’’Well c'mon let's bury these kids before they give me a panic attack '’’.She said ready to go home.’’ ok’’, I said.we all walked up to the church doors, corpses and all. Mike went to open the church doors, but they were locked.’’What now we have to bury them in the freezing cold!?’’Kadence whined.’’ well ya that was our plan.’’I said grunting about to drop Lucas.
’’I'm sick of this!were going in this church and were leaving them there, I didn't just stay up until three just to leave a bunch of kids outside of a dark church! No!.’’Mike yelled, frustrated. Before you could blink he already had the door kicked open swinging back and forth.
’’Well that was easier than I thought.’’Mike said chuckling. We all stepped in the church when the doors slammed behind us, you could hear the doors lock.’’What the hell?”I said. Then the light flicked off. All you could see was god being sacrificed in colored glass in the back of the church. The moon was the only source of light. But no one spoke. I couldn't hear anything.
’’Hey guys who bumped into the light switch?”I frantically asked my heart to fall out of my chest.’’Oh, no one.’’ a voice whispered. I felt a hand brush my shoulder, I jumped of fear.
I saw something, it was candles, thank god. I thought. There was a circle of floating candles, circling me…”Did you just think you were gonna get away with this.’’Someone questioned.’’Getaway with what?’’I questioned my voice shaking.’’You ruined my life! You just thought that if you just said sorry that I would forgive you!”
I know that voice...Oliver?I still couldn’t say anything. A strong wind came throwing the doors open. The candles don't blow out though...They just stayed burning, burning, the wind got stronger and stronger. The wind surrounded me, and it lifted me up. Then I saw everyone, but they weren't by me they were staring at me...Their eyes rolling back. They stared into my eyes. I couldn't move because I was stuck there, paralyzed.
I was back. Back in that horrifying room. It was so quiet.But I couldn't move this time. I couldn’t stand, and move my hands. That chair, that stupid chair. I want to destroy that chair! I could move my feet so I took the chance and I stomped towards the chair and tried to pick it up.
Am I really that weak, I can't even pick up a chair! Then a force came, I couldn't control it, just like the last times. Now I was in the chair. I tried to get out, but I didn't even budge. I looked down to see if I was tied down but I wasn't. Not until ropes started to come out of my skin, ripping through my sleeves..what's gonna happen! I don't want to die! Then the silhouette popped out from the dark hallway.
I started to walk toward some with a red ribbon that glowed in its hands. I tried to escape but the rope just got tighter.’’Shhh,’’ It whispered wrapping the ribbon around my mouth, then tying a bow at my lips.
’’You know what you did..’’ A tear came down burning my flesh as it fell down my cheek.’’I can't forgive you, not ever! You put me through so much pain!’’The silhouette cried.
Then a film began to roll in the distance coming closer and closer to my face. It was me and Oliver. It was when I told him that we couldn't hang out anymore because he was being creepy around me and Lucy. I began to drift off and Oliver just stayed standing there. A piercing tear running down his face. What did I do?! It's all my fault.I'm the reason for Oliver always being so sad. He got closer and I could see into his eyes. I was a memory in the reflection of his pupils.
He sat on his bed and tears were streaming down his face. I heard a loud pounding on the door of his room. It flew open and there stood his mom at the door.’’How do I look?”She said happily. She was always on dates with random guys who just end up beating her and Oliver.’’You look beautiful mom.’’ he said with a fake smile.’’What's wrong?”She asked not knowing what to do.
’’Well—’’ He said about to finish his sentence before she interrupted.’’Well only babies cry, grow some balls, and go do something with your worthless life and go buy me some cigs, get some for yourself while you're at it.’’She said chuckling.’’Before you do that clean your room!” she said coughing.’’Yes Ma'm said. She slammed the door behind her. You could hear her laugh through the walls as she left.
I zoomed out of his eye. I realized that I was a real jerk. The silhouette cameo back and looked me in the eyes without saying anything. A loud siren came out of the walls, bouncing off and piercing in my ears.
The silhouette just chuckled, watching me in pain. The siren got louder and louder!’’Luciano!’’A voice screamed from my conscience.
‘’Where am I?’’I cried my voice cracking. I looked down to see me in a white tank top covered in blood, and my arms and legs cut up. I felt a strong hand pull my chin up. I couldn't see who it was at first, but then my eyes adjusted to the burning light.
It was from Oliver. I looked around and noticed we were in his basement. I saw Lucy behind him with her head slumped down.’’Oliver...’’I cried.’’Oh good morning, or should I say goodbye..’’Oliver chuckled.’’What do you want from me?”I whispered choking on my spit.’’I want your life, I want our memories and your thoughts.’’He said.
’’I’m so sorry I said choking.’’Well, too bad.’’ He chuckled not even thinking about what he's just done. I couldn't breathe anymore. My last breath was being taken by my ex-best friend.
He grabbed my chin and held tied a rope to my throat’’ Listen, everything that you just experienced was me...haha, you weren't at school! You weren't at the church, but one thing is correct, Isabelle, Lucas, and Xavier are still dead .’’He moved out of the way to show me the row of soulless bodies slumped over in chairs.’’You wanna know what's gonna happen to you..’’Oliver snickered.’’What?”I whimpered.’’You’re gonna die just like everyone else….’’ No! No this isn't happening, I am not dying! I tried to escape the tightness of the ropes burning my flesh, but it only got tighter. I could feel my soul leaving me. He got close to me and whispered with his cold breath.’’What an imagination…’’