|Across the Universe (Revised and edited)
Author: James Brown PM
Jake is an amature writer and goes into the story behind one of his mysterious characters, meets a long lost friend, and goes into his soul to find a part of him he has lost. Though in order to find it he loses some of it in the process and is now depressed as he finishes a story that almost never was. This is a background story for a fiction series i'm trying to publish, enjoy.Rated: Fiction K - English - Romance/Friendship - Words: 2,053 - Published: 03-07-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3106913
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Angel Files Vol. 1
Across the Universe: Based on a True Story
By Jake Rosendall
My name is Jake Rosendall. I used to be in the "in-crowd". I would do things to "fit in", and people would get hurt in the process in some form. I tried to go back to the crowd I left behind, but even though some accepted me back, it was not the same. I was still with a bad rep, and those that found out left me, even a best friend you could have considered my twin. We could not have been closer. I started writing in my dream Journal, a series of novels with all the characters based on real people and actual events. It was given to me by a deceased friend, but one character was a mystery to me. She was a girl very similar to me in many ways. She would be my best friend who I could be who I wanted to be when I was around her. A person I could confide in/rely on and I could do the same for her. Lastly she would see my faults, accept them, and maybe help me though them, and I her.
I am on Facebook. I am checking the status of my brother's engagement when. Ping. It was a friend request. I took my mouse and clicked the friend request box. Melody, who's Melody? I have a strange feeling I've heard that name before. I clicked the friend button not knowing she had the potential of becoming that friend I was wishing for. Also, I had no knowledge of the sadness that was to unfold. I was still on there a few minutes later, talking to another friend when. Ping. It was a message. It was on my wall. It said: Hey, you still don't go to Byrd right?
I'm not sure if that was a question or if you were making fun of the school?
Ha no it was a question because I am sophomore.
Yeah and I'm a junior .
You don't have a thing against sophomores do you?
I only know a couple but u seem pretty cool.
Thanks you too. You seem nice.
Thanks your welcome. I try not to be a jerk.
SOO what do u do for fun?
Play drums, and swim.
Hey maybe we could swim against each other sometime.
Haha yeah sure we'll see who is the better swimmer.
Well it's not going to be much of a contest…
Haha we'll see about that. That is all I remember from that conversation. I wish I remembered more if I was going to include that in the story at all. Maybe that's what got me in the situation I'm in now. I do not know, there could be a number of reasons why, and I may never know.
We had received each other's numbers and made numerous texts. We made up stories and got to know each other more. Our friendship had grown ten-fold. Little did I know what was to come out of that fold, with a vengeance, to ruin everything I had and had ever believed about reality as I knew it. On Facebook she had started a new conversation under my messages and asked me: What's up.
Not much should be finishing this history but I'm flipping between this and other things I have been needing to do.
*Phft * I hate homework so much haha.
Yeah me too. And you?
Listening to music, talking to you, and one of my other friends.
Anything in particular?
Gospel n some other things, u?
A little of everything really.
Yeah I mean I don't have a really have a favorite either.
Yeah, whatever I don't have I or get bored I end up listen to Pandora.
Yeah that's good to haha...you're lucky you have one more year of school.
Yeah I don't care much for Vinton rather live elsewhere in the county.
Really? I live in what the Dream Corps calls the dark sector which makes no sense to me but there kind of in charge around here sooo. Dream Corps? Dark Sector? I have heard mention of this before but never in this reality. I always thought what it would be like if dreams were true and they were actually happening. So when I heard those words outside of my dreams I was asking myself "How?" Her name… I have heard her name a few times there because we have gone on countless adventures in my dreams when we were little. Why is this happening now? What if there is somehow a leak between my beloved home and reality what would the repercussions be?
U still there?
Yeah, I just realized we have met before.
Yeah, a long time ago. I'm just glad I found u. I haven't seen this girl in a while. Am I imagining this encounter? Could this possibly be happening? I had to know. I had to test my theories…but how? Can u meet me at the skool 2nite?
Sure what time? It's hardly ever daytime there, which is good because if I started to see the sun there I would be forcibly pulled back to reality. I have not quite figured out why. I still had to give her a time.
Ahh is 10:00PM good? I said ten because for some reason I can never fall asleep after 10PM, I do not know why, so if I wanted to make this work. It had to be done by ten and no later.
Sure I got to go see ya later. Ok, bye. My heart had sunk. Even if I did make that date, we come from two different realities. We had known each other forever really. It depressed the crap out of me we would never truly get to be together. I know this might sound crazy, but I loved her. We had been through so much together and maybe, someday, more. I wanted to be with her so much but I let the distance get in my way. I was about to make what I believed to be the worst decision of my life.
It depressed me more when I was falling asleep and heading for the school. I had to tell her. She showed up, but something was different. She was different. When we first met in my dreams, I couldn't really see her face. I guess I just made up one for her, and that is what I always recognized her as. This was different though, I knew this person…from my reality. She was my best friend.
"Hey," she said. I told her hi too and all. I asked how she was doing, but then she said:
"I'm sorry but I have a class." As I said, time does not really line up with their realty. Since it is the dream realm, anything could possible really. If something goes against the laws of physics they just accept it and move on. It is kind of cool when you think about it. "I'll talk to you afterward."
Then she ran off. I did not have much time though, the sun was starting to coming up. I swear no one else here sees it, but soon you will understand why I have come to hate it. Being that I know who she is, I found her in our drama class. I walked through the door. The class was still going on but I was running out of time. I had to try something.
"Freeze!" The class froze. A trick I picked up a long time ago, but it was weaker than usual for some reason. It was beginning to wear off. The souls were moving. When I do this, and it starts to wear off, the souls that are supposed to be in a body here when they sleep, they sort of start to try to get back in those bodies. It is kind of hard to explain, but they all have to be back in before the spell cancels out. Because when we sleep our souls find a temporary home in a body kind of similar to our own, and they look like whatever you want, kind of like an avatar. Anyway, I saw hers and I went after it. I tried to hide my face the best I could, but what powers I usually have here are not as effective at the moment for some reason, so it came out all pixelated. It still worked.
"Wait! I need to speak to her for a sec, do you mind?" She hesitated for a second, but you could tell she recognized the voice. "Ah, ok I trust you, but make it quick." "Thanks." "No problem."
She was frozen in her spot like all the other avatars,but looking at her, I shed a single tear. I thought about all the times we spent together as kids. I think about how I had always secretly liked her, and I believe she liked me back, but I may never know. I connected my mind to hers and everything around me disappeared. I could tell she was confused, and she could not really see me either.
"Jake? Is that you?"
Yeah…" I was dreading saying what I was about to say. I could only guess that a small cry escaped my mouth.
"I'm sorry…I just came to say…goodbye…?"
"Goodbye? Why?" There was a long pause as I got my thoughts together.
"I come from another reality. I don't live in your realm. We could never truly be together." I am glad that she could still not see me…because I ended up shedding another tear. She seemed like she was about to cry too. I could not stand it. It made me even sadder, watching her stand there like that.
"I love you Melody…Goodby…" That was all I managed to get out. My time was up. The sun had risen, and I was forced back to my reality. I would rather not go into detail because I kind of have a reputation to uphold, but there were some more tears shed after that.
The girl from my book was a universe away. There was no way I could stay with her, and bringing her here was out of the question. Sure we would cross paths, but it would have taken a huge toll on me because I knew I loved her. I could never bear the fact that if I did see her, it would only be for a moment before having her yanked away from me, by some cruel fate. Also, the possibility that another chance may very well be an eternity, because that night was the last night I had seen her since I was like six. I had given up on her that night, back around seventh grade. I have yet been given the chance to take that moment back. I have had this story written for five years now, always carrying it around, never really writing the ending because it has been too painful for me. Instead, I have been writing other things, poems and short stories, some being about her, and maybe adding them to the novels I have been trying to piece together. I am seventeen years old now, and every day I hope, wish, daydream of maybe getting that second chance to make things right. To take back what I said, start over somehow, and never give up when we do meet again. So far all I have dreamed has come true and maybe, just maybe, I would get my wish, my second chance someday, and I vow never to give up on her again. Cause all along that girl I was searching for was right in front of me, and I was stupid to have let her go. Melody if this story somehow reaches you, I am sorry…I love you and I would go through Hell. I will break down every barrier in front of me, because you were the girl from the dream all along. Till that day and forever…I…will…always…love…you…
Little does Jake know that I have heard him…and his prayer was answered….They will meet again…Their love will be tested…More to come from The Michal Chronicles…Goodbye…for now…