Someone's hand grabbed my waist. When I turned around. I hear the hissing sound from his mouth.
I tried to get rid of his hands, but he was too powerful. He turns my body towards him. I raise my head to catch a glimpse of his face. He has red bloody eyes. H-He is........
Suddenly, All the things started fading. The only thing I remember was that it is a dream. A bad one.
"AVA wakes up dude, it's been three hours. Now, you have to wake up or I will throw water on your face", someone warned me. I tried to recognize the voice.
I opened my eyes, lying on the bench. Finally, I remembered. I am at Axel's house. Sun is still shining over me.
" Dude finally", Axel said happily and frowning at me simultaneously.
I didn't say anything but I grinned.
"Have you finished your work?", I questioned. Before taking nap, he was working on some project.
"Oh yeah", he said in a sad voice. I know why he is unhappy and stressing out.
We are going to change our school. The New high school has two branches. We both don't want to go to a different school. That's suck.
"Hey! Look, Calm down, you don't have to worry about that. Everything is going to be fine. We can't do anything about it. So stop stressing.", I smiled, " anyways could you please drop me at home?"
He gave me a warm smile and nodded
I'm home before my father. I prepared food for us. I don't prefer to stay at home alone. Since my mother died, I don't want to alone. I get sacred. That's why I used to stay at Axel's house. In the evening, I have to come back home to prepare food for me and dad. Dad often busy with his work. He is so concerned about me, he doesn't even engage in a second marriage.
Axel is the only intimate. Even we have become more close since my mom died. Aunty and uncle care about me a lot. I never miss my mom.
Apart from this, he is a moron who often teases me every time. Give me a stupid name couch potato. I am not that lazy. Sometimes, I do procrastinate. Everybody does.
I placed plates on the table meanwhile the doorbell rings. I know whose that. DAD.
I opened the door
"Oh Axel," surprisingly I said, "what are you doing here?" I looked over his hands.
"You forgot your notebook at my home. " He smiled and gave me the notebook.
" UMM, what have you cooked for dinner? , you cooked something delicious! Couch potato. huh?", he said
Another voice comes behind him. It's dad
" Hey, guys, what's going on? And Axel why are you standing here? Come inside, have dinner with us ", dad said happily. I have never seen my dad that happy, " I have something to tell you guys "
" You look happy, what happened, dad? Are you going to engage in a second marriage? ", I said mockingly
We all laughed. He handed me his office bag.
We all sit at the dining table.
" So, there is a piece of happy news that I get the promotion and now I'm Chief Executive Officer ", dad said " I'm waiting for such a long time "
"Wow, that's great. Congratulations!! ", me and Axle said together
" Tomorrow, I'm going to throw a party, " Dad said and freshen up. Then both of them sat at the table.
I served food when they were talking about cricket. I don't have any interest in football. Football was so indifferent to me but I love basketball. Even I was on the team last past years.
After half an hour, I started cleaning. Dad went to his room. Axel also went back.
I love the night. It's 10 pm only. I'm not sleepy at all. I don't want to see any movie either. I looked around.
Yeah, I should read some book.
I'm fond of reading. I have read all the books on my shelf. My eyes caught my mom's bookshelf.
She was a writer. I have never read any book. Even never touched my mom's shelf. My dad always rebukes me not to touch my mom's shelf. She was a well-known author. Anyways leave it.
I saw a book, a book with a lock. My dad told me not to touch this book. Well, It's my favorite habit to touch things when I'm told not to.
Its cover is beautiful, a girl lying, pointing in the sky, and there is also a cat. I lifted the book. The book was unlocked, the lock was there just for show.
" Unmentioned things " I read the book title
I opened the 1st page
Some unmentioned things that no one knew about the girl named Ella James...
Wait what Ella? It's Mom's name. Suddenly, I heard a knock. My heart started pounding, then I realized that it's dad. "Yes, dad," I said.
"Where is my bag? I have given it to you in the evening. "
"Dad, umm! see in the lobby "
"Ok Ava, thanks!! Good night!"
"Good Night Dad "
Thank God. Dad didn't come to the room. He would rebuke me if he found I was reading mom's books.
My dad never told me what happened to mom, I always want to comprehend. But why she used her name, it's fishy to me.
Instantly, someone's message popped up.
It's from Axel
Be ready at 7 am tomorrow. I'll pick you up.
Ok, don't be late. I replied
Ugh, I wanted to read that book but I have to sleep now. I put that book on the shelf and went to sleep. Next time, I would read it.