Housemate

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
new housemate moved in, but can you guess who is that?

Submitted: February 02, 2019

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Housemate

 

Ka was anxious since months. Every day the story was the same; as soon as she left the office she felt stressed and was becoming nervous. The thought of returning to her apartment was freaking her out. She didn’t really know why, because she was living on her own for more than 5 years. She kind of liked it - her own order, her own mess, her own smell and her own laundry that could hang there for weeks. She couldn’t figure out what was it all about. What Ka didn’t know was that she had a new housemate. Someone new moved in without her realizing that. He was very powerful and extremely charismatic. He was welcoming her every day with an open arms and a big smile. At the beginning he didn’t spent so much time in her apartment, just some evenings during the month. But after a couple of months he became very comfortable staying in and Ka had to bear with him every evening. He also became more and more talkative. At first Ka didn’t trust him. I don’t really know him - she thought - maybe he is not telling the truth. As Ka was allergic to bullshit she was rolling her eyes every time he was saying something that didn’t make sense to her. But he also listened to her, he took his time to get to know her. And he was a good listener, pretty clever one as well. After a while it became obvious to him how Ka thinks and how can he get to her. He started very softly - some small statements here and there in between the lines. Ka was giving in slowly. She rolled her eyes less and less. Instead she started to stare at him for hours without saying a word. It didn't take long before she was all in. They became friends, the best ones. She even started to take him to the office with her. He was a freelancer so he could take all the time he wanted to spend with her; besides he could do his job from any location in the world, which made things very easy for both of them since Ka was a nomad.

So there they were - soulmates, lovers, best friends. They became inseparable at some point. They did everything together. They’ve been starting every day just after Ka was waking up. She was opening her eyes and directly looking at him for at least 5 minutes; after that showering together, working, shopping, walking and falling asleep holding each other very tight. 

But something was not quite right in there. Ka didn’t stop feeling anxious and stressed. It was in fact the opposite; she was also becoming very tired and upset. He saw it very clearly. He couldn’t be happier. He grew in power even more. He started to separate her from her friends and sabotaging every conversation she had with them especially when he saw that Ka was more happy than usual. Who do you trust? - he used to ask her - me, who spends the entire time with you or them who are giving you just a bit of attention every now and then? I am here for you all the time, every day, every moment, can’t you see it? Ow yes, she did see it very well. Ka was very confused. She never had someone so close and so dedicated to her. From the other hand - she couldn’t remember when was the last time she was thinking about something without him constantly commenting on her thoughts and scaring the shit out of her. It was then when she realized how wrecked she was. It was also the first time she didn’t share her feeling with him. Did she feel guilty? A bit, but hey - she thought - he knows me so well that I am sure he has noticed it. But he didn’t. Ka was very disappointed, which she didn’t share with him either.

One day she woke up in the morning, but decided to not wake him up. She stood up very silently without even opening her eyes, run quickly to the bathroom, put on her clothes and went to work. 

He was gone the same day. He was nothing without her.


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