The Faces in our Dreams

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“My name is Norman I am 24 years old, am living alone in my parents' house after they died in a car accident when I was 17, now I work in a huge graphic design company in California, everything was okay until that day everything have changed”

Submitted: September 28, 2016

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Submitted: September 28, 2016

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The Faces in our Dreams
By: Karim Alfayed 
 
“My name is Norman I am 24 years old, am living alone in my parents' house after they died in a car accident when I was 17, now I work in a huge graphic design company in California, everything was okay until that day everything have changed”
 
California, spring 2013, 6 may. My day starts like every day, alarm rings at 6:00am I wake up heading to the bathroom to wash my face, I looks in the mirror suddenly I thought someone looks like me just appear for second behind me I thought I was imagining because I just wake up so I take it easy, going to exchange my clothes with work suit suddenly the light is gone I hears low far sound exactly my sound says (come on Norman am here) I ignored everything happens everything is okay am just imagining. I get with fast steps to my car suddenly, something I can’t imagined my car engine is on “my car starts with a ignition button” I thought I forgot it  from yesterday night. In my way to work suddenly a blur word on my left car window appears for moment and goose again I think the words is “I AM HERE” I was about to make an accident.
Now I just arrived to work and the time is 6:30am. Entering the office I say hi everybody my office contain 4 designers Me, Carl, John, Layla , they replied hi Norman my desk is beside my nearest friend , Layla: I invite you for tonight barbeque party  you must come all the company will come, I asked her about the time to go she replies 6:15pm, I agreed.
I just finish my shift and the time now is 5:25pm heading to home so I can get ready for the party tonight.
I just arrived my apartment the time was 5:55pm, I opened the door, my apartment looks like it was closed for years lights was low and weird silence, I entered my room to change clothes for the party suddenly the light turns red my room door locked screams sounds around me a sound of beep is raising up everything looks blur in my eyes a twin of me appears in the room corner his face looks weird his eyes is red, his sound looks my sound my body isn’t responding  for the orders my brain gives, he is getting clothier and clothier from me and I can’t move my body suddenly everything turn black in my eyes. 
Next day morning alarm rings at 6:00am opening my eyes blur everywhere found myself on the couch and the TV is on, trying to remember anything from last night but I can’t I feel like my backbone as a broken tree I searched for a solution but I dint find anything I was afraid so I get fast to my work.
I arrived my work at 6:25am. I am in a bad mood I feel like I lost my body. I entered the office without saying hi to anyone. I fall asleep on the desk for 15min tell Layla and Carl wake me up, Carl: why your mood is like shit today  Me: nothing only I didn’t sleep well yesterday the both go to their desks. I remembered that was a party last night and that I didn't go so I get beside Layla and I told her with low voice am sorry for not coming the party last night she looks at me without talking for half minute  Layla with funny way: stop joking I have work to finish you was great last night in this moment I filed like someone killed me from inside I looked at her for 1 minute I say with an angry  way I wasn’t with you last night am not joking she looked at me with a shrinking face for a while until she put her hand on her bag and get of her phone and gives me the phone with an improper way I took the phone while am afraid to be shocked  Layla: don’t be afraid it’s some photos from last night, I took the phone I feel like my blood has mild when I saw myself with them in the photos I looks weird in the photos in these moment my blood has stopped in my Veins I throws her phone on her desk and I ruined fast to the bathroom everything in my eyes was blur my brain cant constraint in one idea I put my head under the water trap until I get Dizziness and  entered in a coma. Coma: standing in a green land nothing around me no sound no building’s and no ways to go on, suddenly the blue sky converted to black , light is behind someone he is coming in the way to me his face wasn’t clear until he was close to me I looked in his face I found that he is typical from me only his face was somehow sad and his eyes was red he say with low voice to me face to face “I own you, I own you, I own you“ he says it until he and his voice disappear gradually.
I wake up on a couch in the company around me so many people and a doctor beside me saying “hi Norman hi Norman do you hear me is you well “ I replied am fine, is i  ?  Doctor: yea you is fine you only need to rest  and he go. 
Two hours and the shift will finish I get out of my seat and I go sit beside Layla I told her with low voice am sorry I don’t mean it to did what I did I was just somehow sick , Layla: don’t worry its fine . 
Carl and some others came to Inquires me, Carl: you is invited today to the mall okay at 6:30pm,  Me: okay am coming. When others left he get his chair and he get close to me,  Carl with low voice: are you okay,  Me: I am fine but why you asking?  Carl: because yesterday I feel like you was weird,  Me: can you explain for me everything happened yesterday night, Carl: you came to the park with car and you was driving so fast and you didn’t talk to us to much you was acting weird as you eaten a small part of raw meat you was about to kill the security of the park when he fights with you, you drink two box of Pepsi alone you was acting like a killer or something.  Me: thank you I am sorry for acting weird yesterday and he go back to his desk . I fall in a deep thinking until Layla comes and stand beside me, Layla: the mail man come today to your desk and he leaves with me these postal paper I thanked her for tacking care, I open the mail that came from traffic and it was violation because I was driving last night from 10:00pm tell 3:00am I broke the speed with 160mph to 190mph and Breaking traffic light  I owe for them 3ooo$. 
I finish my shift and time now is 5:00pm I walked to my car I realized that if I go to a psychological doctor it’s a good idea, I took the way to him.
The time now is 5:15pm waiting for doctor tell the nurse said my name, Doctor: Hi Norman can you tell me about everything happened to you with details the. Doctor: the next session is tomorrow. The time now is 5:45 I take my way to the mall.
I just arrived the mall at 5:55pm, I found them all setting on a table I go and I sit I says Hi guys they replied all hi Norman, something weird happens, my arm got hurt and bleeds I excused them to go to the bathroom I washed my arm, silence is weird again I hear low far voice saying “ I Am here, I am here Norman you made me mad Norman” suddenly a unusual high screams lights turns red angry voice saying between screaming and beeps “you made me sad Norman, I am sad Norman, I am sad, Norman, Norman” everything turns black in one time.
Next day morning I woke up on alarm rings again the time is 6:00am. I found myself on my bed with the same clothes from last night. I didn't even get my eyes open, I gets my way fast rom the apartment heading to work, I am driving my car about 180km i looked beside me I saw my self is setting beside me, he looks at me with angry face, I can't control my body I put my feet on brake to stop the car from 200km, suddenly accident the car flipped and I entered a comma. Coma: standing alone In dark someone is coming from far to me his shape exactly me he stands in front of me saying "hey Norman how are you doing? You made me sad Norman" I said to him with loud voice what do you want from me? He replied with a cold normal voice saying" I am Normero your brother and I own you I own you, I will meet you every day in dreams, in shadows, in mirrors. Bye Bye Norman you owe me something. 
I opened my eyes  lights everywhere, I look around me I found myself in Hospital, the nurse entered she said to me, hi Norman don’t Worry you is okay only the car flipped and you was wearing you  seat belt so you get hurt only on your left arm. I asked her about the time she says its 4:30pm you can get out now. 
I am getting my way to out of the hospital and the time is about 4:45 . I remembered my doctor session today I take a taxi to the doctor. 
I entered the doctor clinic they were off and police everywhere I asked someone what happened he told me the doctor was killed yesterday night at his office 9:00pm I asked did they know who is the killer he told they opened the saved tracks of cameras last night and they can't recognize how he entered the office some thoughts he was a ghost, The blood in my face stopes I ruined to exit the clinic. The time now 5:00. 
I was walking to home, my phone rings from Layla, I answered hi Layla, Layla: why you didn’t come today to work  Me: I was in a car accident, but can you tell me what happened yesterday night after I got into the mall because the accident get some of the memories gone Layla: okay don’t worry, you eaten with us and you looks gloomy after you get out of the bathroom then you excuses at about 8:30pm and you gone. Me: you don’t know where I went. Layla: no, but today I have party at my house at 5:30 please come Me: okay am in my way.
Now I arrived Layla house and the time is 5:35. I ringed the bell she opened for me I entered, party light pink and bear every wear and music and songs are loud even we can't her each other, and the time now is 5:57, my head and eyes hurts me like someone bunch me on face I asked Layla for the bathroom, after i entered the door locked and I can't open it, I say with loud voice "hey Normero open the door and get the hell out of her , all the light turns red loud screaming with baby crying and a beep sounds, my head  gets a headache and the pain is increasing more and more I hear a sound looks far in my head " it's my time Norman, it's my time I told you, you have to get out now for me" everything turns black one time. 
  This is the first time I dream after every time he own my body. Dream: I was sleeping on the ground in a black room I open my eyes and I got stand and there was a door and there was a white light coming out from it until someone is coming out from that door I can't recognize him from the brightness of the light,  until he came and stand 1 feet in front of me, he was Normero, I shout on his face with loud voice "what do you want from me leave me alone"  Normero: I can't it's my body like it's yours and I am sorry for your doctor, don’t think that you is braver than me your brother, I am mad from you Norman, I am really mad from you Norman.
I  woke up but these day was different the time is 6:20 and the bell didn’t ring I was wearing my pyjama and I realized I was bleeding from nose, I got fast the bathroom I washed my face and then I looked in the mirror but he was instead of me with my favourite black suit I wear it every time, but this time was different I looked at him for a while and I didn’t got scared like every time,  he smiled but I wasn't, we took two minutes looking to each other in the mirror until the phone rings in my pyjama I don’t know how the phone get in my pyjama, it was Layla I cancelled and I looked to him again in the mirror he says with funny voice " You is afraid from inside Norman right" I can't control myself there was like a fire inside me, I throw the phone with angry way into his face in the mirror the phone broke the mirror and his face disappear, I go running into my room getting a different suit from my favourite suit that he always wearing, this day I wear jeans on a shirt so anyone can recognize me from him.
The time now is 6:45am after I got dressed, am getting my keys from beside the door I found a car key in my keys, I get out of the apartment I found the car that I have the keys of, after I entered the car I found a prove paper that i rent this car yesterday night at 9:30, the smell of the car was bad, I take my way to work.
I arrive my work at 7:15, running to my office i sit fast beside Layla and asked her when I get out of your house yesterday night  Layla: you was stupid yesterday Norman, you was about to kill one of my friends Jack.  Me: why? Please tell me what happened with details, am sorry Layla for anything happened last night.  Layla: after you stay more than 20min in the bathroom, he was knocking the bathroom door to you get out, you get out with angry face, he says to you "you don’t have a bathroom in your home the smell is hell" you get angry and you start fighting with him and you bit him until he got blood from his face, and you left him and get out of the house at 8:30, and I called you in phone many times and you cancelled on me, where did you go Norman? Me: to home, but can we go to him after the work so I can apologize for what happened last night. Layla: okay at 5:30pm after work.
The time now is 11:30am and am setting in the work cafeteria, watching the mailman coming from far, he stands in front of me and he left to me a secured mail from unknown, I opened the mail Its written "Hi Norman am your brother Normero, I am sad from what happened this morning, we have to get off this problems between us because we are brothers so am inviting you to my home today at 6:30 the location is under the bridge and its attached in the other side of this paper, save it in your mind and destroy the paper or I will destroy you:)" I was angry I destroyed the paper because I want to destroyed not because he ordered me to , I looks like I am not afraid but I am afraid from inside. 
The time now is 5:00pm and the shift finish, I got Layla in my car going to Jack house, while we are in the way  Layla asks: how did you rent this car, and you told me you go to your apartment after you get out of my house?? Me: I get it while I was in my way to house, its not a big deal Layla!! 
We just arrive jack house at 5:30pm, police around the house, we go to the officer to ask him what happened,  Officer: your friend jack was killed yesterday night at  11:30pm and we are trying to found the killer but he is like a ghost he didn’t even leave any solution behind him. Now I left Layla crying and I told her that I remembered a very important date now, and I take my destination into the bridge going to Normero.
Today was different the time now is 6:20 I crossed 6:00pm and he didn’t take my body, I hear my heart sound.
I arrive under the bridge at the location there was a Tunnel Portage I entered it like he say in the mail, it was dark written on walls with blood. Suddenly he appears. Normero: hi, how are you doing Norman, this is my home do you like it ??   Me with angry voice: What do you want from me? Do I owe you something?? Why you are doing with me these???  Normero: yes you owe me my body Norman, it’s the time to know the full truth Norman, I was your twin when your mother was giving birth, the mother was having a problem while birthing us, the hospital askes the father if they would abort one of the two or he will lose the three, he agreed to abort one and that one was me, you lived,  but I was with you in shadow everywhere you go.  Me: I am sorry, am sorry that you dead and I lived. Normero: That’s my body, you will disappear……
and no one will knows.


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