Drip, drip, drip goes the faucet. The sound echos of the bathroom walls of my school. A place I no longer wish to be. Tears stream down my face. My arms are covered in bruises and my face looks
worse then my arms. I stare at my reflection. My broken nose is gushing blood, and my right eye looks nearly purple. It hurts to look at myself, so I turned back to focusing at the dripping faucet.
I'm all alone in the men's room until the door opens and Jayy walks in.
"Hey! I've been looking---... WOAH, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?" He said with concern.
"Nothing." I wasn't really in the mood to talk about everything, but that didn't stop Jayy from asking more questions about it.
"Come on, man. Tell me what happened? Is it Max again? I told him to leave you alone..."
Whether he heard me or not, he continues to talk, "Guess I'll have to teach him another lesson."
"JAYY!" That time I got his attention. "It wasn't Max this time..." We both fell silent.
"Well... Who then?"
"I don't know... I was walking to class and all of a sudden..... I don't know," I said, tears streaming from my face.
"Hey, calm down." He put his arms around me. He held me close which cheered me up a little, but I was still afraid. I didn't understand what was going on.
"I'm not sure who does this to you, but will find out. Can you tell me what they looked like?" Asked Jayy.
"That's the thing. I can't."
"Why? Did they threaten to kill you?" Jayy snarled.
"No, no one threaten me. I can't explain to you, because no one physically attacked me... I was walking to class, and all of a sudden my stomach started hurting as if someone punched me in the stomach."
Jayy just stared at me with a new level of concern. "Dahvie... You uh... Didn't do this to yourself did you?"
"WHY WOULD I DO THIS TO MYSELF? I'M NOT CRAZY!" I screamed.
"Okay. I'm sorry, it's just you've been really down and stuff." He explains.
"Ever since we became friends I've been that way."
"What are you saying? I make you miserable." He says to me then pulling away from me.
"No... Jayy. I love having you around," I replied. Tears fell from my eyes.
Than Jayy stared at me likehe saw a ghost. "Something's not right."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Ya, because..." I couldn't finish the sentence because truth be told I didn't know why I was crying.
"You said on your way to class, you felt like someone was attacking you. Right?"
I nodded. He pulled up his shirt to look at his stomach.
"What are you doing?" I asked. Than he grabbed my shirt and pulled it over my head. Revealing my stomach which was bruised.
"What are you doing?" I asked again.
"Earlier today, I got into a fight with a bunch of the so called popular kids twice. The first time before I got here which was a few hours ago." He looked at my face, brushing the hair out of my eyes. So he could get a good look at them. "I tried to defend myself, but they're were four of them. They hit me in the same spots as you got. My wounds were as bad as yours. I covered them up with makeup though. The second time was a few minutes ago, they kicked me in the stomach." He touches my stomach which stings. I wince in pain and he apologizes.
"There's something you need to know. Jayy. My Uncle Brewester. He had a 'gift' that he could take away the pain of those who he cared for most. Is it possible I have his power?" We stared at each other.
"Maybe..." The bell rings first period is over. I missed my first class. He tosses my shirt.
"We better get to class." I put on my shirt and as Jayy walks out he slaps me on the butt. I giggled and blushed. We walked together to class.
We sat in our normal seats which was in the back of the class. Jayy passes me a note.
If it is possible you have your Uncle's gift, you shouldn't tell anyone about it.
I replied with : I'm not stupid.
Jayy already knew a lot about my Uncle Brewester. That he fell in love with a girl who he ended up living with since his Uncle passed away. He had to be extremely careful with who he cared about. He let Jayy into his life, because Jayy was like a brother to me. So, if I did have his gift that meant I had to be careful especially with Jayy and any other person I might care for.
I passed him the note. The classroom door opening grabs my attention, and I'm staring at the most beautiful girl I've ever seen. She talks with the teacher and like magic I can feel her. Her fear and sadness. But I wasn't sure why she was feeling this way, I brushed the thoughts off I can't care about her I have to find out first if I have my Uncle's gift. But I had answered my own question, because I as soon as I thought I didn't care. I couldn't feel the things she was feeling. I stared at Jayy who gave a glace at the new girl. I could feel that he's jealous. He practically slams the paper onto my desk without making any noise and storms out of the room. Something I've never seen him do. I look at the paper to see his response which had a lot of marks through some of the sentences he wrote:
I hate the new girl...
I don't trust her...
The teacher didn't do anything because the bell rang for lunch. The teacher, Ms. Springs stopped me. "Mr. Vanity. Could you please escort Lisa to the lunch room?" I nodded. We walked down to the lunch room, and all I could think about was how Jayy had acted. There was no way I had my Uncle's gift. Because jealousy was consider pain?
"So, what's your name?"
"Dahvie." I answered. I don't understand why Jayy didn't like her. I've always followed my gut and nothing about Lisa felt wrong. So, why did Jayy behave the way he did. We entered the lunch room, and we walked to the lunch line. Lisa was talking, but I wasn't paying attention because I was too busy searching for Jayy.
"So, do you want to?" she asked.
But Jayy was no where to be seen.
"Well..." She said.
"Huh? What?" I asked. "Sorry. I was looking for someone who doesn't seem to be here."
"Oh...Well.. I was asking you if you want to sit with me." She smiled.
"I'd like to, but I really should go look for my friend."
"Oh, your friend... I don't know if you'll find him. He seemed a little mad about something... But then before he left... It was weird. He looked like he was fighting back jealousy or something... I don't know what his deal was, but I'm sorry. It's none of my business." She took her food tray and paid for her food. I followed behind her.
"It's okay...I guess I'll join you. Maybe he needs to cool off..." And silently I'm thinking the same thing as Lisa was thinking. What was Jayy's problem?
Me and Lisa paid for our lunch. I was planning on eating, because I was worried about Jayy. We made our way out of the line and began searching for a seat, but since they're were no seats inside
the cafeteria we decided to eat outside. Hardly anyone eats outside anymore.
We step outside and take a seat closest to the door. "I have to say you are the most gorgeous guy I've seen," she said out loud, then blushed. "Sorry. I meant to say that in my head but I..."
I cut her off, "it's fine. I think you're the most beautiful girl I've ever seen." Her face turned a bright red while she smiled at me. I smiled back.
I can't led her on, I tell myself. I can't care about her, but I can't be rude to her.
All of a sudden, I hear the school gate slam. Before I could get a glimpse to see who it was, Lisa grabbed my face and kissed me. I fought back the burning sensation for desire to love and to care for her. As she pulled away, I heard the gate slam shut and footsteps shuffling off.
Words couldn't formulate from my mouth. I tried to speak, but couldn't. Who was here? Was it Jayy? "Sorry," she muttered. "I really like you.."
"Who was here?" I asked her, finally finding my voice.
"I don't know. Some guy with black hair, he was kinda tall..."
"Jayy.." I whispered and I began to feel depressed and angry at the same time.
"I don't know if it was your friend or not, I didn't get a look at his face." replied Lisa.
Anger washed through me like a cloud of rain. "Leave," I growled at her.
"What's wrong?" she asked.
"YOU'RE MY PROBLEM! I DON'T LIKE YOU! YOU RUIN EVERYTHING," I screamed at her! Tears began to form from my eyes.
"I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU," I growled while looking her straight in the eye. She got up from the table as I throw myself to the ground. Tears falling from my eyes. A burning sensation leaving my eyes. These weren't my tears, these were hers. I knew I was hurting her, and I knew I cared about her. But before I could get the strength to explain myself and to apologize, she was gone. All I could hear was the sound of the wind blowing through my hair, and the bell ringing for next class.
I laid on the ground for what seemed like hours. No way was I going to class to face my friend who was acting strange ever since this new girl showed up. Her tears still stinging from my eyes. I
like Lisa, no scratch that I love Lisa. She was beautiful and I felt different when I was with her. Like I could tell her my secret.
On the another hand, there was Jayy. He's been acting so strange since I've got these powers. The only solution as to why he's behaving this way is because he cares. But it doesn't explain why he was so jealous. I realized there was two things I had to do. One I had to talk to Uncle Brewester about this and two talk to Jayy about his unusual behavior.
I decided to skip class since I figured talking to Uncle Brewester was the most important thing I needed to do. As I got up from the ground, I felt a stabbing pain in my chest. I couldn't move the pain was so unbearable. I cried and as much as it hurt I moved my arms to unbutton my shirt and saw a black dot where my heart was. It almost looked like a huge cigarette burn. The pain increased, but I got up and headed to the gate. The pain slowly drafting away. Another scar on my body for the day. I took agonizing steps to exit the building. The further away I got from the school, the better I felt.
I was close to my Uncle's house which was far away from the school. I knocked. Uncle Brewester answered the door. "Dahvie, is that you? My god, it's been a long time! Come in!" He stepped out of the way to let me in.
Normally I say hi to him first, but I was desperate for him to know everything that's been happening today. "Ihaveyourpower." I said really fast.
"You have what?" He stared puzzlingly at me.
"I have the gift to take away all the pain from others."
He stares at my face and says, "That explains why I can't take away the bruises on your face."
I realized my nose was still broken and my eye was still hurting. I couldn't feel the pain.
"Come take a seat on the couch and tell me all about it."
I sat down on my Uncle's couch. "I'm making some coco and I have cookies in the oven. Would you like some?" I nodded. He walked into the kitchen and got out the coffee mugs. There was one thing
I've always liked about my Uncle, and that was he gave you space and time to think things through before you actually say anything. Especially things like what I'm going through. He brought over a
plate of chocolate chip cookies and walked back into the kitchen to get our coco. He sat down across from me.
"Alright, I'm all ears." He said.
I explain the whole situation including the strangeness of Jayy's behavior and the new girl, Lisa. He smiled. "I don't think you and Lisa should be together. Lisa knows nothing about this and I've seen her before in the neighborhood. Poor child."
"What? What's wrong with her?"
"People make fun of her." Said Uncle Brewster.
He shugs his shoulders. "I don't really listen to it. Listen Dahvie, there are two things you need to know. Yes, you have my power."
But Uncle Brewster was intruppetted by Jayy's voice. "Dahvie, can't you see. I've been in love with you so long and this is how you repay me. I HATE YOU!" He screams at me. A sting of tear washes down my face.
"Dahvie, don't cry. Having this gift may be the best thing that's happened to you." said Uncle Brewster. I realized Jayy wasn't really there, it was a figure of my imagination. But it felt so vivid.
I felt my own tears swim down, and Uncle Brewster just stared at me. "I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENS NOW! I JUST HAD A VISION OR I DON'T KNOW ABOUT JAYY! I HATE HOW CLUELESS I AM ABOUT EVERYTHING! THE PAIN OF OTHERS THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE IT COMES FROM!" I unbutton my shirt and show him the black mark that looked like a cigarette burn. "I HATE MY LIFE! I HATE EVERYTHING!" I cried.
"Dahvie, you are different. You are similar to me, but yet you aren't. Your gifts may be like going through puberty. Maybe someday, you'll understand. I hate to say this to you, but I don't think you should be here."
Tears fell. "MAYBE I SHOULD ROLL OVER AND DROP DIED WHILE I'M AT IT!" I got up from the sofa, and left Uncle Brewster's house.
I felt so alone and now I could never love anyone ever again, because if I do impossible things might happen. And I won't even understand them myself. My own uncle wouldn't even help me, my friend was mad at me and now I feel not only just alone but like no one cares at all anymore. I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. I pulled out to discover that I have a new text message and it was from Jayy.
Meet me at your house, we need to talk.
I was afraid of what Jayy might do next, and part of me didn't want to know what he wanted to say to me. But another part of me, wanted him near me. More tears formed in my eyes. This has been a crazy day, I thought to myself. I'm different and I have my Uncle's gift. My uncle can't help me and there's nothing that anyone could possibly could say to make everything okay. I didn't respond back to Jayy. I put my phone back into my pocket. I sighed and started walking away, I saw a group of guys who I knew had drugs since I was pressured the summer before I went to high school and they had offered it to me.
"Well, lookie here Doug. It's a puppy, it's doggie!" They never cared to call me Dahvie.
"Hello, doggie." He sneers.
"Hi, doyou think you could hook me up with some?" I pointed at the bag of stash of random drugs.
"Sure, doggie." They handed me a containor that held a few pills in them. I thanked them and walked home. I deserve to let Jayy tell me what it is he wanted to tell me before I die. I put the pills into my pocket.
I saw Jayy sitting on the porch. He looked so beautiful. Lisa was pretty, but Jayy looked stunning. I gave him a half smile.
"Dahvie… I'm sorry I've been a jerk lately… It's just…" He looked down. "I really like you, Dahvie."
I just stared at him blankly. This was why he's been acting crazy.
"You mean you like me or like-like?" I asked.
"I like-like you." He blushes.
"Me too, but about you." I reply.
"What about Lisa?"
"I don't really like her." I lied.
"Come on man, do you think I'm stupid? You like her tell me what's going on?" He reaches for my hand and rubs it.
I sighed, "I can't date her, because I have my uncle's gift. Uncle Brewester told me I do… But I'm different. I can't date her because she won't understand and she might tell… Besides, I think I only like her because she's beautiful… I like you Jayy, because you've been there for me." Tears fell down my eyes.
"Oh, Dahvie." He says, he reaches and gives me a hug, but he pulls away. He reaches into my pocket and pulls out the container of pills. "What's this?" he asked me. I sighed. I told him everything. I felt a wash of sorrow over me.
"I love you, Dahvie. I'm here for you," says Jayy and he holds me once again, but longer. He looks me in the eye, and says, "don't leave me."
"I won't." And for the first time, I do mean it. I'll discover what these gifts mean and Jayy is the only man I'll ever love.
"Willyoubemyboyfriend," I asked him, really fast.
He smiles and nods.
"Dahvie, I'm worried about you." Said Jayy, playing with my hair. We were sitting on the swing on my front porch. I've spent most of the day crying and being confused about everything. He wraps his
arms around me, and holds me.
"Why? I said I wouldn't leave you," I replied. He looks me in the eye trying to detect any lies. When he can't find any, he lets out a sigh. "I can't imagine a world without you. You're the reason why I wake up every morning, and you're the reason why I always have a smile on my face."
I blushed. "Really?"
"Without you... I feel so lost... Like I'm incomplete and all alone..."
A tear escaped from my eyes, I couldn't believe I'd came close to end my life. Here was Jayy pouring his true feelings for me and I was selfish.
"Jayy, I feel the same way about you." A tiny smile forms on my face and Jayy responses back with a smile of his own.
"I have an idea!" Said Jayy. "Let's have a sleepover at my place! We haven't done one since we were like 13!"
"I don't know..." I answered, I took the pills from Jayy. He stares at me with concern. I realize why he suggested it. "Jayy, I'm fine. I promise you, I am not going to kill myself." I said while looking him in the eye.
"Please? I trust you, but please?" He begs. "What do I have to do to makeyou say yes?"
I let out a small laugh at his desperation. "Alright, fine."
He gives me a child-like smile and starts skipping with glee. It brought back memories of when we were 5, and Jayy asked my mother if I could sleep over at his house. Back when every thing wasn't so complicated. I try to fight back my own tears at the memory.
"I'll be over there in a few minutes. Let me get in my Pjs." I said.
"I'll order pizza!" Chimes Jayy.
I walked back to my door with the container of pills that were in my hand, I quickly placed in my pocket. I didn't want Jayy to remember I had them. I ran upstairs into my bedroom, opened my closest, took out a white empty box and hid the container of pills inside of them.
I grabbed my Hello Kitty pjs, my mother got for me. After I got dressed, I grabbed my school bag and put the clothes I was going to wear tomorrow. Once I was ready, I walked across the street to Jayy's house. I knocked five times and rang the doorbell three times. Something I used to do when I was 5. When the door opened, I was met with Jayy's beautiful smile and laugh.
"The pizza's here." He said.
"Already." I looked at the clock and realized I took forever getting dressed. He let me in and started checking out my Pjs. I soon realized me and Jayy are wearing the same Pjs. "Hey, nice taste in Pjs."
"Hey, you too!" We laughed. We walked into the living room and sat on the couch, eating pizza.
"Remember when we use to do this all the time?"
"What?" I asked, blankly. "Eat pizza?"
"No, expect you were quiet the little piglet back when we were kids," He laughs at me.
"HEY! I couldn't help it. It tasted so good!"
"That's what she said," said Jayy and we started laughing. "Anyways, as I was saying. I was talking about us spending the night every day at my house."
"Ever since I was 5... I remembered we used to stay up late and watch scary movies."I replied.
"There's something I remember that we used to do," he said while his face turns a bright red.
"What?" I said blankly. He leans in and kisses me. "I think you know." He winks.
I smiled. "Oh, was it this?" I smooched him. We made a few minutes before Jayy decide to pull away and answered while smirking, "you really don't remember."
I frowned, "I guess not."
"You want me to show you," said Jayy, putting his hands to his sides.
My mouth went dry. "Yes. Jayy, show me." I'd never get it, if he didn't show me. He stands up from the couch. I got up too, but he pushed me back on the couch.
"No, just sit there and watch." He smiles and with one swift motion, he pulls his pants and underwear down.
I realized what we used to do. I looked away, and Jayy smirks. "You can look."
I smiled and looked back at him. He leans in and kisses me.
"Iremember now. You were so small then."
We laughed. He pulls his underwear and pants up.
A new sadness washes through me. "I miss when we were kids, back when I didn't have these powers." Jayy sits next to me and holds me.
"I know, but there are things you can do that you couldn't do as a kid."
He winks at me and I knew what he meant. I kissed him, passionately. The kissed got more passionate with each second. But before, we could do anything there was a knock on the door.
Jayy was just about ready to answer the door, when I grabbed him and pulled him back to me. "Let it ring." I smooched him. Our tongues dancing with each other, Jayy's hand exploring my body, and in
seconds we were devouring each other. I searched inside Jayy's body. As he moans my name over and over again, and his tears were nothing but per pleasure. He begged me to go faster, and I did so.
But my tears weren't because of pleasure, it was Jayy's pain. His pain was my gain.
"Wow," he gasped. "I thought it would hurt."
I grabbed the blanket and wrapped it around us. Jayy stared at my bare chest were the black spot was on my heart. "Does it hurt?" He asked.
"Does what hurt?"
"This." He strokes the black spot.
"Not really... But when I got it, it did." I said.
"Good." He replies, and kisses my forehead.
I sat up and Jayy got a glimpse of my bare butt. He gasped at the sight of it.
"What?" I asked. He grabs my hand and walks me to the mirror to show my bloody and kinda swollen bottom.
"I'm sorry, Dahvie. I didn't mean to hurt you. We shouldn't have done this.." He said. He grabs his hair and pulls it up. His eyes wide. He's freaking out.
"Please calm down." I begged. "It's fine."
"No, it's not... Dahvie, just go home... I'd like to be alone."
A tear falls from my eye, I got dressed and left.
I went to class the next day, but there was no sign of Jayy. I went to lunch, still no sign of Jayy. I sighed. Curse my gift. I told myself. I saw Lisa sitting outside, and had the strange urge to
go sit with her. So I did.
"Hi, Lisa." I said.
"Hi." She replied.
"Mind if I sit with you?" I asked.
"Go ahead." She smiles. "Do you like me or something? Because I can't stand guys who go hot and then cold. Do you have a crush on me or what is your deal?"
I sat down and answered, "Ya... I like you, but it's more complicated than you think. I want to date you, but because of all this complicated stuff I can't."
"Well... How about you and I go to the movies Saturday, I bet that'll take your mind off of things?"
"Sure." I said abruptly.I don't know what made me say yes, I was with Jayy and I loved him with all my heart. But before I could back out, she got up and left, shouting, "Great, see you Saturday. Bye!"
Saturday came quick, and there was still no sight of Jayy. I walked over to his house to see him. I knocked on his door. I was welcomed with a giant wave of depression and regret. I turned away and left to go on a date with Lisa. We ended up seeing a really funny movie, I don't remember the title because I am still worried about Jayy. I walked her home after. We were on her porch, where she kissed me again on the lips. She kissed me passionately. Her kiss reminded me of how Jayy used to kiss me. Her kiss got faster and harder. Oh, Jayy I thought to myself. I love you. I kissed her back, but pulled away realizing that she was not Jayy. "What's wrong?" She asked.
"Lisa I think you're a great girl, but I am in love with someone else. I love Jayy."
She stared at me. My chest began to hurt again, I felt like I was having a heart attack. But I ignored the pain.
"I understand," she said calmly.
"Yes, I like you and you like someone else. But how about we share?"
My jaw dropped when she asked to share. "No, Lisa. My heart belongs to Jayy. I don't like you in that way. A while back ago, I did. Not anymore."
"If you don't date me, than you don't care about me." she said.
I stared at her confused by what she said. "Than I don't care." The pain in my chest stopped hurting.
But she pulled me close to her, and she growled into my ear, "I'll make you care!"
She kissed me and dragged me into her house where she touched me in places I desperately didn't want to be touched. I fought, screamed, and cried for someone to help me. But no one came and finally I let her have her way with me. She drags me outside, naked and throws my clothes. She slams the door. I put on my clothes and start walking home. I zipped up my pants, and ran into Jayy.
Lisa came over to us, and shouted, "You forgot your wallet." Kissed my neck and walked away. I stared at Jayy who was hurt. I know this because I felt hurt.
"I can't believe you cheated and lied to me." Growls Jayy at me.
"No, I didn't. I can explain." He raises a hand. "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR EXCUSES!"
"But Jayy," I cried.
"Dahvie, can't you see. I've been in love with you so long and this is how you repay me. I HATE YOU! And to think I felt guilty for hurting you. You know what, I'm done with you. I'm breaking up with you," said Jayy with tears pouring from his eyes and disappearing to my face.
"Jayy, please! Don't leave me," I cried.
"OH, I WOULDN'T DREAM OF IT! Because FOR ONCE I WANT YOU TO SUFFER AS MUCH AS I'M SUFFERING!" He screams. "NOW LET'S GO HOME AND I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANOTHER WORD!"
Lisa raped me. Jayy thinks I actually wanted to do her. Tears fall from my eyes. Why was this happening to me?
We walked in silence, Jayy couldn't stand the near sight of me so he walked in front of me. He kept his distance from me. I kept crying the whole way home. Finally I broke the silence, no matter how much it would make Jayy mad.
"LISA RAPED ME!" I yelled.
He turns and hits me across the face while screaming, "I SAID I DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR EXCUSES!" His slap nearly made me fall to the ground.
"It's not an excuse, Jayy. Honestly, why would I do this to you. I love you more than anything." We were at the front of my house, and I ran inside and came out with the pills in my hand. I took one pill out and placed it in my hand. "Jayy, tell me it's over and I'll take my life away. Because I honestly can't live another day without you. I would never cheat on you. Lisa raped me... And if you don't believe me, I don't have a reason to live anymore because you're all I've got. You're the only one who knows everything there is to know about me." I said with tears in corners of my eye. Jayy stares me in the eye. "Do you believe me, Jayy?" He leans in and kisses me.
"I'm sorry I hit you and I'm sorry Lisa hurt you. That I hurt you too. That everyone's been hurting you." Said Jayy.
"It's okay, all that matters is I'm with you. Don't ever let me go, Jayy." I wrap my arms around him, and he wraps his arms around me.
"I promise." He whispers before kissing me on the forehead. I remembered something Jayy had said earlier to me, I pulled away from him.
"Jayy, did you say that you've been in love with me for so long?"
He nodded guiltly. "Sorry."
"No, this is a goodthing."
"Jayy, I have the power to not only take away the pain of others who I care about, but also I have visions of the future." I said. I was happy I finally understood something until I saw something that I feared more than anything in the world.
Lisa was holding a gun and she was shooting everyone at school. She turns and aims for Jayy. I screamed, "Jayy look out!"Then blackness.
"What's wrong, Dahvie?" asked Jayy.
"I saw another vision. Jayy, you and I can't go to school ever again!" I cried.
"What? What did you see?"
I explain to him. "We have to stop her." said Jayy.
"No, it could be dangerous and I don't want to lose you. And I don't want to leave you."
We decided to come up with a plan before Monday came. When Monday came we didn't have an idea. I walked over to Jayy's house, it was his mother who answered. "Hi, is Jayy home?"
"No, Dahvie. I sent him to school." I ran to school and entered the building where I heard gun shots.
"JAYY!" I yelled. I turned to the hallway and saw Jayy got shot. He fell to the ground. I felt the burning of the bullet fuse its pain inside of me. Jayy was completely unharmed. I heard Jayy's loud sobs and the touch of his hand touch mine.
"Don't leave me, Dahvie. Don't leave me."
I saw my flash before my very eyes. Jayy and I were kids, we used to experiment. When we were six and we went trick or treating, and Jayy kicked a six grade boy when he was trying to steal our candy. When I was nine, and Jayy fell down the stairs and broke his leg. How I wished I could take away his pain. His pain was now mine, and I had my wish. Everything started to make sense. The reason I got this gift was because of my Uncle, but I was different because I wished to take Jayy's pain away. Even as a little boy all I ever wanted was to love and care for Jayy more than anything in the world. And I'm lying here on the floor dying when Jayy should be the one who could have been killed. I closed my eyes and darkness swolled me whole.
"NO! YOU CAN'T LEAVE ME, YOU CAN'T LEAVE ME!" I sobbed. I cuddled up to him. I didn't want him to hurt for me. I didn't want him to take anything away from me. I remembered when I was nine and I fell down the stairs and broke my leg.
Dahvie said, "I wish I could take away your pain."
"No, you don't. I love you, Dahvie. I wouldn't let you do that."
Tears streamed down my face at the thought of this memory. I closed my eyes, and imagined myself with his purple eye and broken nose which were mine. I deserved to have these on my face I thought. All of a sudden, I felt a sharp pain on my nose and eye. I screamed in pain, and when I opened my eyes I saw that Dahvie no longer had the broken nose or the purple eye. I saw a glimpse of my reflection on the floor, I had the purple eye and broken nose. The mark on his chest. I thought what could it mean. I closed my eyes and thought hard. But I decided to take another look at it, I opened my eyes and saw his pale bare chest it was no longer there. A group of officers came into the school and saw Dahvie. Shortly, there were nurses who were caring for Dahvie. I didn't want to watch or hear, knowing Dahvie was far from being saved. But as I got up and left, the nurse shouts, "he's still alive."
I turned to face him. Dahvie opens his eyes and calls for me.
"I'm here Dahvie. I'm here. I'm always going to be here." I cried. Going over to him and stroking his hair.
Later that same day, Dahvie was taken to the hospital to get examined. To their surprise, the bullet didn't kill him. They found the bullet in his arm and healed him back to health. Dahvie whispers to me, "That bullet didn't hit me in the arm. I understand my gifts now."
"Really?" I whispered.
"The purpose of having these gifts was because all I ever wanted was to take away the pain away from you. But since my Uncle already had a similar power to this, it was passed down to me. I have visions and the ability to move places where I've been hurt as long as someone takes away some of their own pain."
I thought of his arm and wished it was my pain. I thought of the stitches on my arms, and they vanished off of Dahvie onto my arm.
"What are you doing?" he asks.
"Taking away my pain."
"Because Dahvie, I don't ever want you to endure my pain. I want to live and learn from my own pain."
"I can't help myself Jayy, I have to take everything away from you."
"Than I'll just steal it back. Because I love you and I never want you to suffer for me ever again." He kisses me. And I smile.
A nurse walks in and says, "this is strange... men usually don't have this happen to them."
"What?" We said at the same time.
"Dahvie, you're pregnant."
"I'm what?" I said, my voice going up three octaves.
"You're pregnant. Uh, congrats.. I guess." she walks out of the room and Jayy's waiting for me to explain this.
"I'm not sure how I got pregnant. I don't understand this.."
Jayy smiles and says, "I probably did that. I wished for us to be together and have a happy family."
I smiled and replied, "I couldn't be more happier."
"So, you'll marry me then."
"Well.. Get down on one knee and ask."
Jayy gets down on one knee. "Jesus David Torres, will you marry me?"
I cried, "Yes!" He gets up, kisses and hugs me.
And we lived happily ever after.
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