"What's going on Bri?" Clarissa asked me on the phone.
"I don't know......Hey I have to call you back." I lied. I didn't really want to talk about it.
I hung up and put my phone down. Then I sighed. I hope I see him tonight. If I don't will I get saved? Will I drown? What will happen? I need to talk to him tomorrow. Let's hope he's in school tomorrow.
It was getting dark. It was around 10p.m. I need to go to bed but I'm afraid...........
I didn't fall asleep at all. I forced myself awake. Who cares if I do bad tomorrow at school? I just need to know if I sleep will he be there?
It was 5:59. My alarm would go off in a minute. And it did so I shut it off.
I groaned, "Ugh." I didn't want to get ready but I knew I had to.
**One year ago Halloween**
"Trick or treat!!!" My neighbor yelled.
"Hi Jack! Happy Halloween!" I gave him a handful of candy. He was only 6.
"What do you say Jack?" His Mom said.
"Thank you Brisa!"
They walked off and I sat back down on my porch with a blanket. Alex was with my Mom and Stevie (my stepdad).
A group of 7th graders came. I gave them two peices a peice. Then several more came. Then more and more.
Then somoene came up to my steps with a mask on that looked like it had been through the trash then the wash. With bloody face paint. They had a vest and a plaid shirt on with an ax in their hand.
"Hi." I said.
"Hi." It tried to do a scary voice but failed.
"Liam. You suck at doing that!" I cracked up laughing.
"I know. You wanna go trick or treating?"
"Liam your a senior and I'm a junior. Were a bit too old."
"Well there's this haunted trail we could go to."
"I can't," I lifted up the bowl of candy I was holding. " I'm passing out candy to kids."
"Well how about you save it and later when you get home you can split it between you and Alex."
"He can have the Butterfingers. I've been trying to get rid of them all night." I laughed. So did he.
"So you'll come?" He asked.
"Sure why not." I got up and opened the door to put the candy away. Then a group of trick or treaters came. I gave them candy then I shut and locked the door.
"Nice costume Bri."
"Thanks you too." I was little red riding hood.
Liam and I walked to his car and I got in the passenger. He got in his seat and I texted my Mom.
"With Liam I'll be back later. Extra candy on counter."
Liam drove on and we reached the river where there was a park down the riverside. We parked and started to walk down there.
"Don't be scared now Brisa."
"I won't as long as there isn't a chain saw....."
"There might be.." He spoke or tried to in his not-so-scary voice.
"You really do suck trying to do that voice." I laughed.
"Ya well......" He never came up with a comeback. Never. He just isn't that mean.
"Sorry." I said feeling guilty.
"Its ok. Look. The trail starts here." He points to an archway. We go through it.
I got up off of my bed and headed for my dresser. Jeans and a t-shirt? No. Don't want to look lazy. I grabbed a nice shirt, a pair of jeans and a scarf. That should do it.
"Brisa?" A familiar voice. I look down and I'm in water. What the hell? Wasn't I just in 6th period? The water rose and rose. I moved towards the voice.
"Brisa! Come on! Before you really drown!" Harry was calling me. He was on a wooden bridge. When did that get there?
The water was rising. No I was sinking. "Harry....I'm sinking! I can't. I'm trying..."
"Brisa I can't stay here much longer. Bri!" Then I awoke. I started to cough up water. I was drenched in sweat. I thought it was water.
"Brisa Coldman?" I look and I was in the nurses office. How in the world did I get here?
I sit up and the nurse takes it as a "yes". She looks at me through her glasses. She was young.
"You might want to get sleeping pills if your not sleeping at night." Only if she knew.