I snap out of my dream! I’m sweating like I had been running on a treadmill for hours. My dream was so vivid, I can literally remember every single detail and my head is still aching. Better yet my nightmare and I feel extremely exhausted. I sit up as I try to freshen up and take a sip of water from the bottle on my night stand.
I lay back in bed, and watch the fan on the ceiling whirl. I try to think about the nightmare because it doesn’t seem to add up at the moment. I’m still confused.
My thoughts drift off to the time I spent with Susan, yesterday. I stay in bed a little longer and forget about the dreadful nightmare I just went through. Instead, I start to reminisce about every single detail that occurred yesterday and I just find myself smiling like an idiot I have always been.
My 5am alarm goes off! “Sssuch a bummer.” I stutter and groan. I feel so irritated because I was starting to doze off in my warm blankets. Winter has just started “about a week now” so for the past few days I have been literally dragging myself out of bed.
I snooze my alarm for at least 10 minutes. I just need 10 more minutes. Just 10…
As soon as I shut my eyes, my alarm goes off once again! I wake up with a mini heart attack, then turn my phone to see the time “5:10am, woo! That’s a relief.” I sigh, and start to contemplate whether it’s really worth it to get out of bed this early.
I remember the plans I have with my best friend, Frank. I have no choice but to get out of bed. I plan to go check out my wedding suit 2 months in advance.
I quickly take a shower and have a bowl of oats for breakfast. As I have my scrumptious oats with yoghurt, sliced bananas and strawberries on the side, I scroll down my Instagram news feed and slide through other apps on my phone, just to keep myself occupied. My apartment gets really lonely sometimes, if only I lived with Julian and Susan but that’s going to be over soon. After devouring my breakfast, I drop my bowl into the sink, grab my car key and bolt out.
No words can even describe how I feel right now. The moment I have been waiting for, to finally be able to live with Susan and Julian. I am finally going to live with Susan. This is it! Right after her graduation from medical school, her parents will grant my permission for her hand in marriage.
I drive about 30 minutes, roads are quite clear and everything seems to be going as planned. I pull up at Suitsupply and park my car right next to Franks.
I notice the bastard is still sitting in his car, he rolls down his window and yells, “you’re always late! What’s wrong with you?” He looks pretty annoyed at me but I just brush it off.
“C’mon mate, there was traffic jam,” I lie to him.
Frank smirks, “Well, it’s about time to turn you into the man you’ve always wanted to be.”
We get out of our cars and head towards the shop, Suitsupply.
Advantages of being a regular customer, the owner offered to open the shop at our convenience. We are immediately assisted by a young lady. It takes roughly an hour choosing a suit and by the time we are done we head for work, separately.
It’s about 4pm, and I’m beat up. Literally. All I want right now is my Susan. I try calling her several times but there is no answer, so I just leave her a text, ‘Hey babe, I’m coming over.’
2 hours on the road, because of an “actual traffic jam,” unlike this morning. I arrive at Susan’s place, and pull out on the drive way. I immediately spot Susan approaching my car and I instantly get out and head for a hug. I give her a hug I have been craving to give her the entire day, then she whispers into my ears, “I’m in love with a surgeon from my work place and I didn’t know how to tell you this whole time,” and she storms AWAY.
I’m left puzzled as I try to process what I just heard. I nod my head, this can’t be it and run after her. “SUSAN! COME BACK! COME TALK TO ME!” I cry out, trying to get hold of myself.
Susan makes it to her front door and a handsome gentleman opens the door for her. We briefly make eye contact and I immediately freeze.
Just at that moment, my whole world literally falls apart. My head starts spinning round and round as darkness fills me. I feel like I’m suffocating in agonizing pain. I feel like I’m running out of breath, so I start to fight for every little breath I can manage to gasp but I’m drowning. A strange feeling hits me so HARD! I can feel the world closing in on me and the sky starts to darken.
(Coming Next Susan’s POV)
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