Then out of nowhere something was in the middle of the road and we were in the ditch.
"I'm okay, and you will be to."
He said and then grabbed my hand and then there was a light forming, and i no longer felt the pain i did.
"What was that?"
"All better." He said with a smile.
"What was that.?"
“That was…”He sighed deeply, “a way of which I am able to heal someone.”
“Yeah, I get that Brandon!! What I do not understand is who YOU are! And WHAT are these voices?!?!”
“Don’t ‘Hannah’ me, Mr. Feller! Get STRAIGHT to the damned point!” I said staring sternly and angry at him.
“Fine, I am someone who is, uhh.. supposed to watch out for you, and those-”
“WAIT!! You’re like…a guardian… something?” I interrupted him
“Not really. ”He said with a hint of annoyance. “I’m the same age as you are, and human. I just, I’ve been told that I have to make sure you are safe, I’ve been told that all my life.”
“You’re not lying about this are you?”
Brandon shook his head no.
“So, what do you say we get out of this car, and start walking? There’s a town a few minutes walking distance from here.” He stated simply.
I nodded in approval, not really knowing what to think anymore, other than the fact that my life just got a million times more confusing in the last 20 minutes or more. Soon enough, we were at the other town, it was small, ridiculously small, but there was a place we could stay at, so I didn’t complain. The next morning, I had woken up around 8, Brandon was already awake, and had brought back food, and a tea for me.
“So.” I said not knowing where to begin.
“Before you start with the questions, eat.”
It was more of a command then a statement, which kind of annoyed me a little bit, because I hated it when he told me what to do, however most of the time he was right, so I guess there was no point in disagreeing because I didn’t eat since yesterday at some point.
“Brandon, I… I’m scared.” I finally admitted.
“There’s no need to be scared, I promise.”
“Please,” I said “Don’t promise me anything. My dad promised me something, and he ended up dying.”
“I won’t die for a while. I am certain of this fact.”
He pulled me into a reassuring hug that he wasn’t going anywhere, and that there was no reason to be scared. I realised it to, after all, he cared about me. All I knew was that I had to try and keep thinking positive.
“So, is there anything you want to ask?” He looked at me with a tilt of his head in question.
“What are the voices?” I said unsure if I really wanted to know.
“Well, they’re like people knowing the every move of people, tell another person, you, what you should or should not do in order to keep yourself and others around you safe. That’s where I guess, I come into play. My job with you, is to well, make sure you do the right thing, and make the right decision.”
“Does that mean, leaving my mom while she’s in the hospital was a good thing?” I said while thinking of mom.
“Well, it could be, and it may not be. One, you’re out of harm’s way with Jake, and your mother is in the care of medical professionals. Two, Jake may want to come after us, and take you back.”
“What do we do?” Growing concern was obvious in my voice.
“We take a bus out of here, and carry on because you have questions, and the farther we travel, the more answers you will receive.”
I looked at him, wondering why he was the one to make sure I do the right thing, why mom was even with Jake, why couldn’t she just understand that all I truly wanted was to be with her, and carry on living happily. But ever since dad died, things were different, she was angry at me, and blamed me, after a while I just accepted it not knowing what else to do or say. He looked at me smiling.
“What?” I said confused by the way he was looking at me.
“You. You’re so calm about this.”
“I’m not normal.” I said with a laugh.
“That’s true, you never were, and you aren’t ever going to be. But that’s okay, because I know you’ll be okay.”
“Bran, where are we going from here?”
“We’re travelling by bus now, and before you say we can’t afford it, yes we can.”
I nodded not wanting to argue with him, and just wanted to sleep. We left the place we were staying at for the bus terminal and waited for the next bus out of this town. While we were waiting we watching what was available on the tv in front of us, we ended up watching the local news, however there was nothing to concerning so we didn’t really pay attention. The bus that we were boarding arrived at the terminal at about 2:30pm. I glanced up at the afternoon sky before we boarded, and I saw the birds fly through the sky, the bright blue sky going on for miles, and the bright sun beating down on everything. I smiled wishing I could be living in the normal area of life, and not the crazy, can never get a break kind of life that I appear to be in the middle of.