A/N: ok,lovies readers, this was just a thought bubble that popped into a story and here it is now. this was a dream that i had, so no judging. this is also a one shot, but it will have at least two more sequels. this is what stalled me from writing more on Day Dreams, another sequel of mine, so this was all the left over "feelings and thoughts" from Day Dreams. so, ok, enjoy :)
Cohee Island. My home, the best place to explore, and an old 60's government project gone downhill, so they thought. I don't know exactly what they did here, but I know it had something to do with aliens. So! The history of Cohee Island. Well, first off, it's surrounded by water, as it, it's a little speck of land in a giant lake that was once a volcano. But it's gone out, done with blow ups, just like my mom is. Not the point. Cohee Island was the perfect place to start an alien project safe zone. So, the government came in, built and island and set up shop. After 2 years of the project not working, the government decided they needed a new place, which is now Area 51. But, they had lost a lot of money on this island, so they decided to open it up to the public as a residence area, in hopes to scrap up what little money they got and start new in a dessert. They wanted no problems from the future residence, so everyone was asked questions and had a background check. Only a select group of people made it through this process, my grandmother included. She met my grandfather later on the island.
So, the appearance of Cohee Island. Basically it's the coast of Maine in the winter. Only here, it's year round. Now, it was summer time, and it was raining nonstop. All I could do with me three best friends Kayla, Aidan, and Hope was go to the mall and hope to God that Dominique(the girl who clings to us at school, whom we despise) won't see us. Unfortunately, we had no such luck today.
"OMG!!! I didn't think you guys were coming today!!!" we heard a squeal from down the long white walkways of Island Mall. Why did she think she was a friend of ours? The tall and tan blonde that had called to us was running over to meet us at the kiosk we were hiding at. She was most definitely tall, but not taller than me. I was also tall and sandy blonde, but I didn't have a vacation house in Southern California, so I wasn't tan at all, but instead a pure white, which is what most people looked like around here. Hope, the shortest of our group of four, was pale, half way between Dominique and me, and had a darker shade a blonde than I did. Aidan, second shortest, had jet black hair that went down to her lower back. She was full Irish and was so pale, she almost looked purple sometimes from what you could see through her translucent skin. She was also very skinny. Kayla was almost as tall as me and had bleach blonde hair, but she never dyed it. She was the skinniest thing I had ever seen in my life, almost like she would break if you hugged her to hard. All four of us were at the top of the social list at our only high school on the island. As in, we were the ones who threw the coolest parties. My family was the owner of the largest estate on the island as well, but not the point. I had to make my get away now if I ever wanted to leave.
"Um, hey guys, sorry, I have to get the car back to Eric before he freaks again. Bye," I said over my shoulder as I walked out of the mall and into the rainy parking lot. I love rain, which is a good thing now. I got in my car, turned the key and started up the heater and the radio before putting on my seatbelt and driving away. I took the long way home, up and around the only mountain/hill we had on the island. Besides the caves I had discovered when I was 5, this was my favorite place. I kept driving and pulled up to the large white house at the end of the road. We had a cliff in our backyard and under that was the caves. I parked the car, not even considering going into the house and saying hi, but going around and starting down the path to the caves. My shoes slipped on the mud and I was hanging on the side. My feet felt ground and I dropped, unharmed. I landed on a step in the side of the cliff that I had never seen before. It was the greenest grass I had ever seen, probably because no one had touched it but me. Or so I had thought. But when I had brushed myself off, and turned around I saw someone looking me up and down, pleased with themselves.
I shouldn't say someone, because that is most definitely not what he looked like. He wasn't cute, or appealing, but he wasn't ugly. He was tall, like someone put him in a taffy puller for too long. He was the tallest thing I had ever seen before. He got up from where he had been sitting and walked over to me. I pulled my arms closer to me and a smile flashed across his face. I took a step back and a smile faded somewhat. He stopped walking and held out his hand to me. I looked at it with shock on my face, what did he expect me to do? Did he think I knew him?
"Your suppose to take it and let me help you to a safer place," he replied calmly, as if he had heard everything I said in my head. I turned around to see that I had walked right to the very edge of the step and my heels started to sink. I felt the ground move out from beneath my feet, but I didn't feel the wind on my face, as you would if you were falling. Instead, I felt arms around my waist, which repulsed me somewhat. But through the thin T-shirt I was wearing, I could feel they were muscular and gentle at the same time as he held me and walked me over to the wall of rock which was the cliff. He set me down on my feet and quickly took his arms away from me. Before I could breathe a sigh of relief, he said, "My name is Kokuum. I'm not from here, as you can see. But I don't mean you any harm. I've just come here for the energy source my planet needs. I'm half human, which is probably the only reason you didn't go screaming and running off this cliff. The other half of me is alien," he stopped at this point, looking at me to make sure of something. I was just standing, more like leaning, on the rock wall and looking at him with an open mouth, which I admit was rude. I quickly closed it and stood up straight.
"My . . . my name is DAR, Devin Annabel Raquel. But you can call me Devin, like everyone else here. I guess my parents just couldn't pick one name, haha," a nervous laugh is never a good sign from me. Just as Kayla, Aidan, and Hope. After the laugh is a mad dash for the car or a comment and then a quick getaway. I hate uncomfortable moments.
"Please, don't run," he begged me. Did I say those things out loud?!
"No, you didn't. I can hear you mind because we're. . .," he didn't finish. But I wanted to know what he was going to say.
"Because we're what?"
"Um, nothing. Well, do you really want to know?" he asked. It was like watching someone dance around a fire, I want to poke it, no it don't, yes I do!
"Yes," I responded bravely.
"Because . . . we're supposed to be together in the future. I, I mean, my race, has powers of all different sorts. My just happened to be future seeing. I can see what happens to people in the future. And I thought, since I was half human, that you would be able to hear me as I you, but I guess not yet," he said, downcast in his eyes. I wanted to reach out and touch him, comfort him somehow. So I stepped closer to him and took one of his hanging hands in mine. It was large, as would a man's hand. He looked to be about 20 years old. I wonder how old he really is?
"I'm 20 years of age on your planet, as you guessed. But on my home planet I'm 2. We could one age as a decade. Strange, I know," he laughed and it was a nice sound. I wished he would laugh more. I wish I could hear him.
"You will over time. But Devin, how old are you?" he asked looking at me hard. I didn't even think the question because I wanted to talk.
"How old do you think I am?" I teased and a genuine smile came across my face. Was I flirting? This was wrong, and my hand let go of Kokuum's, but it didn't fall away. His hand has firmly clasped ours together, and he smiled at me. My face was flushed and a shy smile stuck to my lips.
"I think, on your planet, you're about 20, like me. At least, I hope you are," he said, happiness clear in his voice. My hand held his back.
"Not yet. I'm only 17. Sorry, was I ruining any plans you had?" I smiled bigger. His eyes flashed something, and then his hand started to let go, and I hadn't even thought about it, but my other hand flew up and held his one large hand in both of my white hands. And I smiled triumphantly up at him, like I was a 5 year old again, racing Eric to see how many fireflies we could catch. And his smile was happy, but his eyes were sad.
"See, it's wrong, on my planet, to fall in love with a girl under the age of 18. Because it would stealing her away from her family, which is wrong. So when I heard that you were 17, I was sad because I remembered my customs, but we're on Earth now," he smiled at me as we sat in the largest of the three caves I had found. I led him there to stay for the trip, considering he had no other place to stay. I don't know if I was falling for him yet or not. But I couldn't leave him outside, either way.
"Haha, on Earth, well at least in the states, we're allowed to date, which is nice. You get to see how a person is before you spend the rest of your life with them," I said.
"Have you ever 'dated' someone?" Kokuum asked. Crap, the journey down ex-boyfriend lane was not the shortest journey. And suddenly I saw a flash of all the boys I dated fly threw my head, and I knew he had seen then and there names, and what I had thought of them.
"What about the last boy?" he asked. It was funny how he called him a boy, because really, the guy he had seen was 2 years older than him. Arin, the boy, the last boy.
"Oh, um, Arin is my boyfriend sort of right now. I mean, how was my neighbor for the longest time and then just before he went off to college he told me how he felt. And, things just fell into place. Everyone told me he was too old for me, but I don't know. I barely see him anymore. He just comes around for the holidays," I said.
"So, do you love him?" he asked, his hand still holding mine. He hadn't let go of it since we were on the step.
"I don't know. I mean, I want someone who's around, someone who could be the one to be around to see their kids and to love me, and. . . " I stopped. He was flipping through my head, searching for what I was going to say next, but I knew he would find nothing. Nothing but feelings, locked away, and guilt. And sadness.
"I'm sorry," was all that he said.
"Don't look unless I tell you," I said sternly. I started to stand up and go, but he grabbed me and stuck me back down. His arms were around me, holding me to him, and I didn't want to be here. I wanted to be up in my room, in the lighthouse that was the foundation of our house. There was only one way out of this, and boy was I going to regret it. I pulled away slightly and leaned into him. I kissed him for two seconds, with him still I shock, I ran for it.
I heard him get up, and for a while I heard him running behind me. It was strange to be chased. I knew he wouldn't hurt me if he caught me, but I wouldn't give him the chance. I heard him yell for me when he was too tired to run, I heard his heavy breathing, but I didn't stop. I never stopped when I was running away. Getting close like that was a problem for me.
I ran into the house, past my twin brother, and u[ into my lighthouse, the safe room.
The next day I went back to the cave. He was there, waiting. He shouldn't have. I'm not worth waiting for, and Arin knew that. That's why he left for college. Kokuum stood up and walked over to me. He held out his arms to me and said "Please." I stood there, not wanting any of this. His arms fell and he came over and kissed me on my forehead and rubbed my arms with his hands. He whispered to me, "Let's go for a walk." So I let him lead me away and down toward the beach. He had a bundle of something there already.
"I couldn't sleep last night, so I started already," he said, plopping down next to what looked like a bundle of branches.
"But, what is it?" I asked, tempted to touch it.
"It's what you call beach drift wood. What you would find in the ocean. It burns with the prettiest colors," he responded, smiling up at me.
"Really? Can I see?"
He took a piece and lit it on fire with the lighter I had given him. The wood lit up and I saw green and blue and purple dance around in the yellow and red and orange of the fire. It was a dancing rainbow. I sat down next to Kokuum and put my arm in his and snuggled into him. He didn't move but instead started singing. I didn't understand it, but it sounded like peace. Like the song was forged from happiness and joy. He was singing of being happy and one together.
When he was finished I asked him, "What was that you were singing about?"
"About love on my planet. When two find each other and are so happy that they run away and have a family together. They live happily because they always feel that the other is with them even though they're miles away from each other."
I felt like he was telling me something about the future. Like he was going to leave me for some reason. I mean, I'm not saying I would miss him when eventually he would leave. I can't, he's not human. He's just a friend, who will go home, and I will not miss him.
"So, about that kiss last night," Kokuum said, interrupting my thought, "I know it didn't mean anything, that you just wanted to get away, but maybe we could," he said while leaning in closer to me. I didn't want this to happen. I pulled away from him, letting his arm go. I just sat there with my arms tightly around my legs. I don't want him to kiss me. I don't want him to like me at all. I don't want him here.
"I want to go, good bye," I said coolly, standing and walking back up the little path to my house. I didn't go inside, but I walked around it, again, and over to my car. I got in, buckled me seat belt, and turned up the radio so loud someone in the car over could hear the words clear as a bell. I didn't care though, 'cause I was runnin'.
I drove all the way to the community college on the main land. I drove up to the closest parking space to the dorms. I got out of my car, after taking a little time in putting on some make-up, and walked up to dorm number 245. I knocked on the door and it opened without a sound. Mostly everything was dark in the room except for one lamp in the corner by the couch. I walked down and sat down on the couch and wrapped my arms around the man sitting next to me. He kissed my neck and pulled me closer to him. I ended up on his lap with his hand up my shirt. I spent the night with Arin in his dorm room. And I never once missed Kokuum.
"What is it that I did to drive you into that scum bag of a person's arms?" Kokuum yelled at me when I stepped into the cave. He was furious with me, and you know what? I didn't give a shit.
"You know what? I'm not going to tell you what you did. You don't need to know. You're going to leave once you have what you want and never remember me. The only thing you want is to get in my. . . ," Kokuum cut me off.
"Don't even think that way, Devin! I told you what I saw in our future, if you'll even forgive me, I will never leave you. Never," he said, his jaw set straight, menacing in a way. I felt like we were bickering like a married couple. This was it!
"AAAAAHHHH! Kokuum, your smothering me! I can't live like this! This is why Arin and I are separated! He proposed to me just before going off to college and I said no. You know why? Because I can't commit to anything! I can't. It's either a one night stand or a flaky relationship when I'm only half there. Even my best friends know my signs of when I'm gonna split! You're doing what no man has ever been able to do Kokuum," I sad solemnly.
He walked over to me, placing his hand, guiding, on my elbow and spoke softly, "Devin, I'm not wholly man. You know that. And I'll only try to whoa you, if you let me." He bent down, I got a knot in my stomach, and his lips touched my forehead softly. This time I didn't pull away or run. He was trying to be gentle and to comfort me, he just didn't know how too completely though. This was how I was letting him "whoa" me.
"I won't run anymore. But don't get mad at me when I suddenly tell you that I have to go. I'll stay with you," I touched his arm lightly. He pulled my closer to him and I didn't squirm or shove away. I felt somewhat safer in his arms, like I belonged there. I tilted my head back and looked up at him. He was looking down at me with adoration in his eyes. I stood on my tip-toes and he bent down somewhat and I kissed him. Not because I wanted to get away, but because I wanted to kiss him just because. I didn't know the feeling I had for Kokuum, but it was making me do this.
And while we were kissing, there was an image in my head of me, being held by the most perfect looking man in the universe. Why would I be thinking of this while kissing Kokuum? There was something familiar about the man. How he was looking at me, that was it. I compared it to all the other men in my life and none of them, not one of my past boyfriends, had looked at me that way ever.
I pulled away and looked at Kokuum with shock on his face. He had seen it too. Instead of talking, he just held me closer to him and shielded me from the rest of the world. The world would punish me for this relationship. I had to hide it, hide it like my life depended on it. Because really, it did. The government would come and take me away for testing, they would capture Kokuum and keep him as a lab rat. I didn't want him to live like that ever. I'll never tell a soul about Kokuum.
Kokuum and I had sat around the small fire in the cave and talked for about 7 hours after that. Once I looked outside and saw that it was dark I told him I had to go home. He looked at me sadly and said I could stay here with him, but I declined and told him I still had to go home to sleep. He replied, "We can sleep here."
"I know you're an alien and all, but you are still a male and part human," I pointed out. He smiled slyly at me.
"Then why don't you test your 'theory' and spend the night to see what I'll do?" he asked in a playful tone.
"No, I'm going home Kokuum. I'll see you tomorrow," I said before slipping out from under his arm, which was draped across my shoulders, and ran out into the dark cold night. I pulled my jacket closer to me and then I heard Kokuum run up behind me and wrap his arms around me from behind. He then spun me around and kissed me quickly on the lips. He smiled at my surprised face and then went back into the cave without a word. I stood there for just a little while before I heard a noise behind me and to the left. I spun back around to find nothing but darkness.
"I saw what that thing did to you Devin," a deep voice said from the dark. It was ment to scare me.
"And you let it, you let that thing touch you and kiss you like it was some kind of human being. But it's not, is it Devin?" now the voice sent chills up my spine. It was Arin. He must have followed me home after I left him that morning at the dorms. But why? Why follow me?
"Did you follow me Arin?"
"No duh. I followed you because you came to me first. You never come to me, not since we broke up," he said smugly.
"We didn't break up. You just wanted to marry me at 16, and I thought it was stupid. So if you think we're broken up, why did you sleep with me last night?" I asked, eyeing him suspiciously.
"I'm a man, we have needs. Those needs weren't met in a long time," he said.
"You're a piece of shit. You know that right? Just using me like that," I spat at him.
"It's not like you weren't using me then too. And now I know why, to get back at that," he said, pointing towards the cave entrance.
"HE is the best person in the universe compared to you, Jackass," I said, crossing my arms defensively.
"Oh, really? Well, you just tell him that I was the one who had you first," he said while turning around to walk away. That was it! I took off after him, swinging my fists hard at the air until they made contact with his shoulder first, then the side of his head, and finally his face.
I was on top of him, pounding his face with my fists when I felt a hand grab my wrist in mid-air, stopping me. Kokuum joked, "Thank God you punched him first, I was just on my way out to do just so. It was pathetic of me to just sit in there and listen."
I smiled at him and he helped me off of Arin, just before giving him one good kick in between the legs. I turned to him and he just said, "I had to with that last remark he said."
I went back with him into the cave. That was the when we . . .
That night was unforgettable. It was also the last night I spent with Kokuum before I hated him.
The morning after that I woke up in his arms. He was whispering to me that he had to leave in a few days. I realized what he was telling me and sat ram-rod straight and looked at him. He had a sad look on his face and he wouldn't look at me directly.
"I know this looks really bad on my part, but . . . " he said, not finishing.
"But you just wanted to get in my pants and leave right? Just like every other guy, right?" I finished for him.
"No, Devin, no. I would never do that to you, never. I just have to get the supply of energy back to my planet and then I'll come back, I swear. Devin, I love you," he said, kissing me softly on the lips.
"Ok," I nodded me head. I leaned into him, and then forgot everything else that happened after that.
I was in my bed, which was strange because I specifically remember falling asleep in Kokuum's arms the night before. And then everything came flooding back to me: we had. . . , he was leaving, he told me he would come back. I jumped out of bed, grabbed pieces of clothing I didn't even look at just pulled on, as I ran out the door. I ran down the little cliff path to the beach, nearly killing myself from falling so often, and sure enough, there was Kokuum. He wasn't staying much longer. Ten minutes at the most, just to say goodbye.
"No, no, no," I blubbered into him chest as he held me close to him one last time.
"I have to, Devin, we both knew this," he said solemnly, looking down into my eyes. He held me close, again, I wish he could just take me with him.
"Ok, but you'll come back right?" I asked like a five year old saying bye to an older cousin.
"Of course Devin, I love you," he kissed me hard, letting all of his guard down this one last time. I could feel his love for me in this kiss. It was a "hold out until I get back" kiss. He was coming home, I could feel it. And just as he let me go I said to him, "I love you too." And I saw a tear drop betray him and fall down his face.
I had never seen his inhuman powers at work until now. He swung the giant bundle of his planet's energy source onto the lake. He flew off the land and started running on the water. I counted down. 5 . . . Good bye . . . 4. . . I'll miss you . . . 3 . . . Don't leave me! . . . 2. . . I love you . . . 1 . . . My world collapsed. He had left, and two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant with his child.
When will he come home to me?
A/N: ok, one thing i didn't say up top, i do NOT control my own dreams, i swear. so please tell me what you think of it, i thought it was a little much, but i never know about my own writing, so yeh. hope you enjoyed, and please review :) thanx!