Chapter 1 Let the roller coaster ride begin
"I can't do this anymore" she screamed
"So that's it... seven years and you're leaving just like that?" He asked
"YES!" She snapped ....
"Ohhh noooo, they're at it again" I sighed, rolled my eyes and stumbled out of bed. I heard the front door slam, footsteps hurriedly going down the walkway and tires screeching away. I looked through my window just in time to see the rear of Kimone's car driving speedily down the street. I sighed again.
"What's wrong?" I asked as i came down stairs and headed to the kitchen
"She left and I think its for good this time" Kyle answered as he stared blankly at the door.
"Don't worry she'll be back " i said trying to sound optimistic.
"Hmmm, whatever" he grumbled.
I was about to offer him coffee when I heard him go up the stairs. I sighed again. Its crazy how two people who were head over heels in love with each other now seemed to have such hatred for one another.
Kyle and Kimone were my room mates from college days, we met in the cafeteria in my second week on campus and have remained friends ever since, we were so close that after college we decided to share apartment so we could save some money for our future endeavors. But for the past year their relationship took a turn for the worse, they were always arguing, even over petty things, things that could've been over looked, endless bickering and malice.
I didnt know what had went wrong, I tried asking Kimone on more than 1 occasion but she played it off each time saying its nothing and that they were ok. I knew she was lying but i figured she would tell me what was happening on her own time.
I made breakfast and thought about sharing with Kyle, i knew he didnt like to eat when he was moody but i decided to ask anyway.
"Kyle" i shouted from the bottom of the stairs "I made pancakes"
"No thank you" he replied.
"Okay" .... well... more for me i thought and I sat down at the kitchen table to have my breakfast. I was about to take a second bite of my pancake when i heard my phone ringing, i rolled my eyes upon realising that I had left it upstairs "oohh maannnn, cant a girl just enjoy her breakfast?" I thought outloud "whoever it is jus gotta call back cause i ain't getting up" i growled and continued eating.
"Its a beautiful life oh ooh ohhh oh" echoed through the house, the sound of my favorite song by Ace of Base alerted me that my phone was ringing again
"Uggghhh" i snapped. But still I decided to be stubborn and not get up, i loved the apartment but i hated that the bedrooms were upstairs and i kept forgetting to take my phone with me whenever i was coming to the kitchen.
After about 5 minutes i finished my breakfast and started reading the morning paper, my phone started ringing again but this time i heard the sound getting louder and coming towards me. I looked up to see Kyle downstairs with my phone in his hand, he came in the kitchen and handed it to me
"Thanks" i said "i really couldn't bother to get it" with a slight smile
"I know, but can you put it on silent or something? I really need some peace and quiet right now" he said softly.....
I gave him an 'ooh really' look and was about to start arguing when i noticed his eyes were red like he had been crying
"Are you okay?" I asked knowing he would lie
"Yeah, I'm fine, just having a terrible headache" he replied.
"There's some panadol in the top draw on your right if you need any" i told him
"Kool" he said as he sat around the other side of the table and began reading the paper.
By this, my phone was at it again...
"Oooh" i gasped as i had forgotten i was holding it
"Hi, Good morning, this is Nurse Walters from Middlesex Hospital and I'm calling for Miss Nicole Lyons" i froze and wondered why would the hospital be calling me?
"Errr.... ummmm yes this is her, how may i help? I tried to remain calm as i spoke
"Calling on behalf of Miss Kimone Livermore, you were listed in her phone as BFF (best friend forever) and in her purse as next of kin "
"Huh?" I struggled to find my words, "What happened?" I asked again
"She met in an accident and is in the intensive care, how soon can you get here?"
It took awhile for the words to process, it was as if my brain became slow, when i finally registered what she had said all i could do was shout
I suddenly felt hot and dizzy, i couldnt breathe, i had to lean on the table for support. I noticed Kyle staring at me wide eyed,
"What is it?" He whispered
"Ok, I'll be there soon" I said and hung up the phone.
"What's wrong?" Kyle asked.
I stood up from the table and attempted to walk but my legs wouldn't move, i needed some water
"Nicole, what's wrong...Who was that on the phone?" He asked again but i still couldn't answer, i had no words and my tongue felt tied
"God Damn it Nicole what is it?"
He shouted again this time hitting the table and startling me, i jumped and looked at him, that was when I saw the panic in his eyes, i could feel the tears springing in my own eyes
"Its Kimone" i whispered " she met in an accident "
And after I said that everything went dark.