I was 19 then and just living my good life everything was perfect. I went to college. It was after school but I stayed in the library looking for a book. Then I found the book and checked it out and headed out the campus.
I was waiting for a taxi, then I notice from across the street a man I guessed he was about 23 years old he was tall muscular with black hair. He was staring at me uncomfortably then when I looked at him he smiled at me. A taxi came and got in it, while I was in the taxi I couldn’t stop thinking about the guy from across the street. He was handsome but for some reason every time I thought of him it gives me shiver all over my body. Then I got home it was 10 pm at night. I went straight to my room and read the book I have and fell asleep, I was dreaming it wasn’t a nightmare at all but it was about the guy from across the street. He was smiling at me his eye was chocolate brown he’s smile was beautiful and so he was, then all of the sudden he pushed me then I woke up sweating. I thought, “What was that suppose to mean?” Then I thought of his beautiful face. I smiled.
The next day I went to school. Got in the taxi reading my book. I live 40 minutes from my school so I always wake up early. I got to my school and right when I was just about to open the door He was right there standing outside the taxi and opened it for me, “Thanks” I said he was smiling at me, “Your welcome I’m Richard by the way” he said and for some reason I thought of him as a very attractive man with chocolate brown eyes and long eyelashes and his lips were full and he had a heart shape face, “Were you that guy yesterday staring at me after school ?” I said “Umm.. Yes, sorry if it made you uncomfortable, I didn’t mean to.” He said “It’s okay” Then I went in the campus I could feel him still staring at me so I turned around he was smiling at me.
Bell rang time for me to go home I hurried out the campus expecting him to be there and I was right he was standing outside with flowers on he’s hand then he I went up to him and said “Umm… for me? why?” he giggled took my hand and the flowers between them, “Yes it’s for you I know it awkward but I just wanted to let you know that your special to me” he was right I did feel uncomfortable and weird out. He knew how I felt “Uncomfortable” so called a taxi for me and open the door for me, “Richard? we’ve only known each other for a day and I want you to know that I just want to be friends with you for now on?” I said “I understand” he said in a low term voice. I got in the taxi and went home.
I went home and chat with my mom then I realized it was time for me to go to sleep so I went to bed and fell asleep. I was dreaming again about Richard and this time he wasn’t smiling he was sitting on a chair crying then I went up to him and asked him what was the matter, he lifted he’s head up and my dream was becoming a nightmare! His face was burned! He wasn’t beautiful anymore, then he got up and said “I’ll always be here.” Then I woke up screaming I was crying, and I notice my room was colder and it was in the middle of June and we never have our air-conditioner on. I turned on the lights and I swear my left arm was even colder then it went up to my left side checks. I ignored it and went back to the bed and I just fell back to sleep.
I went to school feeling depression all around me. Richard wasn’t there. There was a ambulance from across the street I wondered why it was there then I thought about my dream? RICHARD what happened to him. So I went to the restaurant he worked at and I asked this person what happened and he said the oven blew up and someone died. The was the first time I really felt scared praying it wasn’t him. But I was wrong. I didn’t even know this person but I felt terrible it was like I lost a loved one I was feeling weak depress. Then I cried. I ditched school and went home, I couldn’t go to school feeling terrible I cried the whole way to my house. I got home and sat on the couch, 30 minutes passed I was still crying then all of the sudden I heard a voice coming from the kitchen I was hearing footstep coming towards me my eyes was searching around me and I didn’t see anything but I felt someone’s present and it made me feel comfortable and protected so I smiled.
It has been two years from Richard’s death and I always thought of him imagining his beautiful face in my head. For four years I experienced weird stuff like I always felt like someone is staring at me, whenever I go to sleep the other side of my bed always felt cold and sometime I would see a shadow in the corner of the bed. I was feeling scared but I tried not to, because I know he’s not trying to scared me or anything. When I’m alone I always ask questions like “How old are you?” “What do you do when your bored?” “What’s your favorite movie?” etc. I never really got a answer but I always tried. I’ve dated a couple guys but he’s always in my head. Sometimes I think “Would he mind if I date other guys?” But I never got an answer.
Now I’m 27 years old and married with one daughter. Since I got married I have only felt his presence couple times. Since before, after like 4 years from he’s death I knew that I loved him this whole time but I guessed we didn’t have the time to get to know each other or be together. But I don’t regret anything I know he’s always looking after me He’s more likely my ANGEL or my GUARDIAN. I don’t even have a picture of him.
My story can seem like it’s a lie but it is true. Sometimes in life unexpected things happen, Sometimes happy ending isn’t always the answer.
Written by Luna Hermosa, Copyright 2010