I Can't Just Forget About You

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
"I remember the smell of your hair right after you got out of the shower. I remember the way your hands felt in mine. I remember how much I loved you." I tell him as he storms out of the room.
"Do you remember that I hit you, Suzonne? Do you remember I made you cry every night because I was too selfish to care about how I made you feel?" he asks, spinning towards me.

Submitted: April 26, 2016

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I stare up at my ceiling, wondering how much longer it will be until the sun rises. I slowly sit up as my eyes adjust to the dark. I forgot they could do that. Standing up, I pull open my curtains and look out at the night sky. There are so many stars. I'd forgotten that. I don't know how long I stand there, trying to count the stars, losing place and having to start over again, but by the time I give up I have to pee. I head to the bathroom, looking at the pictures I have hanging on my wall. There are so many. There's one of a boy named Will and I at a carnival, one of a girl named Halle and I at school, and then there are ten of the three of us. Sea World, the Grand Canyon, Disney World, and the rest are from us at school. We're all smiling in every single picture. In some we're in the middle of a laugh... I'd forgotten about that. I'd forgotten about all of them. I don't know who Will is, and I don't know who Halle is. The earliest thing I remember is waking up two months ago in the woods. I was in a pretty blue dress. That's it. No bra, panties, shoes, or socks. Just a dress. And then, after that everything was a blur. I somehow managed to make it to the side of the road, but after that? I remember waking up in a hospital. They asked my name, my age, where I lived and where I went to school. I told them I didn't know, I couldn't remember. So now I live here, in Shady Farm Acres. It's a home for people starting over, I guess. I don't really remember what they told me. They told me, after my three weeks in the hospital, that my name is Sheela Tay Memphis, I'm seventeen, I've lived on the streets since I was ten and have never gone to school. 
"Sheela, are you in there?" someone knocks on my door.
I open it, staring at the girl on the other side. Who is she? I can't remember her name. 
"Someone's here to see you." 
"Oh."
"The Counselor's don't know he's here, so hurry up." 
I freeze. This is not good. 
"I'll hurry." I tell her as I slam my door. I do remember the Counselor's. I've never met them, but they're in charge of us. They decide who lives here, what we eat, who comes to see us. If they don't know he's here, then he must be someone who remembers. I brush my teeth, checking myself in the mirror. I run down the stairs. 
"Suzonne...?" someone asks as I hit the bottom step.
I turn to look at him. I don't know why I turn.
"Jayce?" I don't know how I know his name, but I do.
Oh God... I remember him...
"I remember you." I tell him.
"Do you?" he asks.
"I remember the smell of your hair right after you got out of the shower. I remember the way your hands felt in mine. I remember how much I loved you." I tell him as he storms out of the room.
"Do you remember that I hit you, Suzonne? Do you remember I made you cry every night because I was too selfish to care about how I made you feel?" he asks, spinning towards me.
I fall to my knees. No, I don't remember. But everything is coming back to me... Will and I went out for ice cream every Saturday. Halle dyed my hair green on Halloween. We went to the Grand Canyon over Spring Break...
I look up at Jayce with tears streaming down my cheeks. 
"You put me here." I tell him as my lip trembles.
He throws me a box. 
"Your memories are in there." he says, walking out the door.


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