5. The First Blackout
“Hey daddy!” Bree walked in followed closely by Paige. Bree gave her father a tight squeeze and sat down two seats away from me at the bench and grabbed a plate and a piece of toast with jam and butter on it. Paige sat down in between us. She carried a different scent to yesterdays, soap and warmth. She looked at me," Hi DJ". She remembered my name! I dropped my butter knife I was holding on the ground. She smiled. I went red and picked up the knife. I took a bite of my jam toast. She laughed at me, “you have a moustache". "So I do", I laughed. She looked down. I felt something I had never felt before, lurch inside me. My eyes closed and I saw a car coming toward me. It was so close, I could almost touch it. I reached out to it and started running to get it- "wake up, DJ, Dj wake up." I opened my eyes. At first it was blurry then I saw Johnny's father. He was shaking me. Paige was leaning over him tears running down her face. Johnny came in view, "DJ, what happened man? You're red as a tomato and you're tensing. Snap out of it." I sat up. I didn't remember laying on the floor. "What happened?" I asked. Jaquan answered my question, "You closed your eyes and you fell off your chair and you were reaching at nothing in particular. And kicking the floor. You were out for a minute. We thought you were having a fit or spazzing out. It was strange. Are you all right?". "Never better, I fell normal like I did yesterday and two minutes ago. I don't need to go to the hospital, really I'm fine", I answered. "I don't trust you, but we better get going," Johnny interrupted. "Dad can DJ borrow your smaller suit?" Johnny asked. "Sure," Jaquan answered.