Re: Waiting To Inhale (My Story)
Waiting to Inhale: Chapter 11 [Taking Chances]
I was kinda nervous to ask him.
Let me see.. How could I ask him this?
Lamonte: Yo, you were gonna ask me something?
Me: Yeah, my bad. I was trying to see how I should ask you.
Lamonte: Huh? Yo face this way.
Wow, should I ask him? Well I gotta take the chance.
I turn over.
Me: Hey, um.. remember when we finished our English assignment and we were talking in the parking lot about it?
Gosh even in the dark he was so cute! I could see him raise his thick eyebrows in expectancy.
Me: Well...remember when...yo I can't even believe I'm even saying this.
Lamonte: Yo, did you cheat on the paper or something? I mean, you DID write that stuff yourself right?
Me: No! No! I mean, yes I wrote that and no I didn't cheat.
Look, remember when you said, "I do got it going on."? And then you start dancing and stuff.
He paused for a minute to think. He scratched his head.
Me: You know, when..it was after we had talked and stuff. Lamonte you remember when you were daning boi! [I said in a more stern tone]
Lamonte: Yeah I remember being happy that we did good....OH YEAH!
I know what you're talking about! You mean when I danced and then I tripped over that rock and almost fell right?
Me: [In disbelief]....Naw, it was b4 that. It was when you said that you had it going on. What did you mean by that?
Lamonte: I mean, I felt like I had it going on ya know? Well, We had it goin on cuz we did good.
Me: [Sighed] Nevermind bro.
Lamonte: What? Am I missing something?
Me: Naw you good. Don't worry about it.
Lamonte: Naw! I wanna know what you talking about.
Me: It's nothing bro...really!
Lamonte:....aight. Well that was kinda strange, but whatever.
Me: [turning back over] Goodnight.
Lamonte: [taking a deep breath] Aight. You still gonna help me tomorrow..right?
Me: Yeah I got you.
Lamonte: Aight. Night Dante.
He turns back over facing away from me.
Wow maybe it's just a coincidence. I dunno. But whatever.
I look at my phone. 2:13am.
I noticed I had several text from my Brother Eric.
Eric: Yo, where are you? What happened to mom? Did you know she's in jail?
Hey bro answer me! I'm worried about you....I love you.
I text him back.
Me: Hey bro, I spent the night at my homeboys house. I couldn't stay at the house by myself. I'll call you first thing tomorrow okay?
I sat my phone down on the nightstand close to the bed.
I close my eyes and start thinking about all that happened today.
There I was in school, in class.
The teacher was some dark brotha that looked mean.
Teacher: Harmon did you turn in your homework?
Me: Umm I don't--
Teacher: Come Here!
I get up from my desk and walk towards him.
He pulls out a lead pencil, clicks it twice, and starts to stab me in the arm with it.
I start running out of the class and all the students were lined up on either side of me with lead pencils stabbing me in the arms.
I finally made it out of the class room and ran down the hallway.
I noticed that I was on the second floor when the hallway winded into and opening where there was another class going on in a foyer type setting downstairs. I walk past that and head downstairs to go outside this strangely shaped school.
I heard my brother's voice, Eric, at the foot of the stairs. For some reason he sensed me coming and tried to hide from me before I got down the stairs. I went outside and yelled, "Eric I know you are out here".
He popped up behind me attempting to scare me, but failed.
Me: Haha! Too bad I knew you were out here.
Eric: Hey I'll race you to the car!
Me: Let's go!
We both darted for the parking lot. The only way you can get to the front of the school and to the parking lot is to go back into the school and go out the front door. Eric ran in the school, but I didn't.
I was determined to take another route and get there b4 he did.
Strangely the School was surrounded by a high fence with barbed-wire. Much like a prison ground. I was running pretty fast and thought I should just try to jump over the fence. So I jumped. Wow I jumped pretty high! I made it over the fence! While I was still in the air and was about to descend to the ground I thought to myself, "Hey I might as well stay in the air and start flying." So I did just that! I was Flying! I flew at a pretty high altitude, but not too high. I flew to where the parking lot was. Where's the car? I couldn't find it! So I started to descend and saw Eric. He was staring up at me in disbelief. As I Got closer to landing he said,
Eric: Hey how did you do that?
Me: Do what?
Me: I don't know. I just detached myself from the gravity under my feet and just lifted myself in the air. See?
I demonstrated for him. I was off balance at first, but then regained it and began to fly. This is too Fun!
Eric: Hey teach me!!
So I began to teach him and he got the hang of it.
Me: Okay well, I gotta go now.
Eric: Where are you going?
Me: Home to my apartment.
Eric: Okay see you later.
I was aware that I had an apartment in Dallas..well I had a roommate. It was Taruy.
Me:Where's my car? I couldn't find it anywhere? Oh well, I'll just fly!
And that's exactly what I did. I took off and was flying at a pretty high altitude. I noticed how high I was because a plane flew by me and almost ran into me throwing me kilter. So I start flying a bit lower.
I looked down over Dallas and saw the Freeways. I could feel the cool air on my arms as I spread them out and used them as wings.
It felt soo good and Liberating.
It began to get a bit dark, but still some sunlight.
I thought I'd surface and use a payphone to call Taruy.
As I landed I saw a group of guys, about 7, and they were all staring at me. I walk over to the payphone to use it.
Guy#1: Hey foo, that's our spot!
They came over towards me.
Me: Hey I just wanted to use the payphone.
Guy#1: You can't unless you wit us. And clearly you not.
Guy#2: Hey isn't this foo da one that's gay?
Guy#3: Yea it shoo is! We saw you in da club tryna holla at DeCory!
Guy#1: Oh is that right? So you gon suck my d***k?
Me: Look, I don't want no trouble.
They all start pulling something out of their pockets.
They were led pencils! I started hearing a lot of clicking noises.
Guy#1: Look you gon either suck my d***k or we gon start stabbing you.
I just stared at them. Bad Move.
They all started stabbing me at once with the led pencils.
I immediately pushed them all off of me and took off....in the air!
I started flying as far away as I could from them when Suddenly I felt an arm wrap around my waist. I look down and see a familiar hand and arm around me? Who is this and this is so strange? Where's the body?
I wake up still facing the same way I was. Towards my phone on the nightstand. It was buzzing on silent. Shoot My alarm Clock! That stupid thing always goes of at 7am on Thursdays! Ugh!
Before I go to reach for it to turn it off I had a strange dream affect.
I could still feel that arm around my waist. I look down and..Lamonte!
Sure enough his arm was around my waist and suddenly I could feel his breath on my neck. He was right behind me! Wait...he's still sleep.
I could tell by his breathing patterns.
I could feel his breath and his arm around me, but I couldn't feel his body close. Strange. Wait all of this is too much!
I didn't know what to do! Should I wake him and tell him yo, get ur hands off of me!?
Or should I just gently grab his arm and take it off of me?
Should I just go back to sleep?
Did he do this on purpose? Was this just something he did while he was sleep?
I'm SO CONFUSED AS TO WHAT TO DO!!!
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