her clock

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
when you are a certin age you get your clock that counts down until you meet your sole mate, in her messed up life, life takes a turn when she finds hers

Submitted: July 15, 2017

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She still could remember when she got her clock, the tears in her mothers eyes when they entered the building, and the nervousness on her father voice. Vividly she remember afterward when it was in, her parents told her about their clocks. Now ten years later she looked down at her wrist, 6 hours 15 mins 16 secs. With nervousness she walked into the kitchen where her mother sat, just like every morning, slouched, tired, herself. Pulling out the chair she bumped  the table and her mom looked at her slowly. You could see deep in her eyes she couldn't do it anymore… and she didn't want to thats what scared her the most. Trying to distract herself from the though she turned her wrist . Picking it up her mother looked down once again but this time faster. Out loud she stumbled “5 hours," a smile broke upon her face, it seemed like forever since she had seen her mother smile. Footsteps drew near  and they both looked up quickly. “Dad look how” she blurted. He continued to walk but quickly  he replied “Not now”. Moments later the door shut and the happiness drained out from her mothers eyes. Sadness filled her stomach, and her mother touched her wrist. Quietly she spoke” you should go now”.  Confused she slowly stood up, and grabbed her coat. Walking slowly to the door she looked back at her mother who just sat their. “I love you mom see you later” she said as she closed the door behind her. Jogging down the stairs to the front of the building felt lighter than usual, almost as if there was air under her feet. The front of the building was the same. Brick walls, cheap glass door and a moldy smell. With great energy she pushed the door and the cold wind blew her tangled hair back. Slowly she she stepped outside and turned out onto the street that was full of faces. Her eyes searched  everyone as she kept up with the rush of moving bodies. She knew everyone, but nothing felt different, it didn't feel like she was going to meet her soul mate today. The striking brakes was loud and snapped her out of the thought. As the doors opened she smiled at the man and walked to the back, just like usual. Looking around she saw faces, many, but still nothing. Anxiously  she looked at her clock, 1 hour, 2 mins 1 sec. The bus ride was slower today, more people, more stops. Every time someone walked up the steps she got a little bubble of joy in her stomach, but it popped when she looked back at her clock and she saw 20 mins. For the rest of the bus ride she peered out the window and noticed little things. The bus came to anther stop and she stood up with shaking legs, 5 mins, read her wrist. The cold air felt nice on face now, she liked how it made her cheeks tighten. Being lost in her though she got knocked off balance. With frustration she looked up and saw a new face. That faded quickly and a new feeling came into her body. He smiled and his eyes met her wrist. They both looked at it, 0, just 0. After minutes of talking, he ended the conversation but promised that they would talk later. When he turned to leave she ran, and ran even though the cold air hurt her lungs. She pushed the door open and sprinted up the stairs to her apartment door. With shaking hands she turned the lock. With excitement she ran into the room and called for her mother. With no response she walked around. When she walked into her parents room she saw her mother laying on the bed, with all color drained out of her body. Tears flooded her eyes and rolled down her checks  as she walked over to her mother she sat down next to her. “I did it mom, I found him” she whispered.

 


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