I stand in the middle of the road all of a sudden. On one side of me there is a high cliff above the road and on the other side, there is the rest of the cliff with rails to keep people from driving over the edge. A car comes down from the hill above me. It is moving so fast. I turn to run from the car but there is no chance for me to beat it. I duck as the car makes it to me, but I feel nothing before I see the rear lights of the car. How come I don’t feel it? I look at the license plate and then it hits me. That is my brother’s car, that is his license plate number. There are two heads in the front of the car. I can only see the back of their heads, but I can tell the driver is Dom, my brother. The headlights shine on a tall concrete building in front of the car. The road twists around to avoid the building but the car doesn’t. It goes off the road and stays straight on toward the building. It dawns on me. He is headed right for the building.
“Dom!” I yell at the top of my lungs before I hear the excruciating crash of the metal as the car hits the concrete building. I find myself turned away, I turn to run to help and that is when the building starts to fall. Dust is sent into the air and I shield my eyes with my arms.
“Wisp? What is wrong? Whisper?”
It is Dominic. He holds me by my shoulders and shakes me. I look around and realize we are in the parking lot of the bar. I shake vigorously as I look up into my brother’s eyes. His beautiful dark brown eyes. Before I realize what I am doing my arms wrap around him.
“What are you doing?” Dom asked me as he forces me off of him. I honestly don’t know. I just witnessed my brother get in a horrible car accident, it seemed so real. But he is here in front of me, he is alive. I guess that is the only thing that matters. He is here in front of me, alive and breathing, laughing at me actually. I watch him walk away from me and stick his key in the driver’s door as he unlocks the car door. I hear the tick of the other doors unlock. I smile and grab the handle to the passenger.
“I don’t know what came over me.” I say as I open the door. I step into the car and shut the door.
“I really don’t know.” I chuckle. We buckle up as Dom turns the key in the ignition. The car comes to life and Dom pulls out into traffic. He heads to go out of town, and I don’t care, it seems like a good idea to get out of the small city once in a while. We drive for thirty minutes or so, with no real destination in mind. My eyelids become heavy and I find it hard to stay awake. I decide what is the harm if I close my eyes for a few minutes.
When I open my eyes, I realize where the car is. We are driving down that hill I saw just earlier that night. Something is not right. The car is going really fast. I turn to look at him and his eyes struggle to stay open.
“Dom. Slow down.” I say sternly. He doesn’t respond to me. I look forward again and there is the same building I saw the car drive into. We approach the building fast. I look over and Dom is completely asleep at the wheel.
“Dom!” I scream and reach for the wheel. The car goes over the side of the road towards the building when I yank the wheel towards the side as hard as I can.
We hit the building hard.
My head smacks off the dash of the car really hard. In an instant there is so much pain in my head and neck, I can’t move. There is a disgusting taste in my mouth. I take a deep breath and turn my eyes to my brother. He is unconscious at the wheel; the airbag deflates. He looks like he is in such bad shape. There is blood coming out of his nose and his face is turning colors, I can only guess where his head hit the steering wheel. I look down at his arm and it is growing in size quickly, as quickly as it changes color. I don’t have to have a medical degree to know it is broken, really badly broken.
There is pain in my left arm and leg as I hear a horrible rumble. I know the building is coming down on us. I squeeze my eyes shut. I know this is it. We are going to die.
I saw it happen.