If you're here looking for some good writing, close the tab right now. This is a blog that started off as a writing solace and instead turned into a place to rant off about anything and everything. So, this is going to be an awful lot of just penning down my thoughts, and then deciphering the confusion in emotions, with a not-so-gloomy outlook, or an ambivalent ending, if not a total-downer one.
Peace out. You've been warned.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
'ALEXANDRA BRIAN AIDEN, YOU DID NOT JUST SAY THAT!' she screamed at the top of her lungs. This was exactly why I didn't want to tell her; she had already been worried about my late arrival. I was sure she would be hysterical now, and honestly, I didn't even know what to say. So I didn't reply back.
'ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME? I don't care what it freakin' takes. You are coming to the wedding, AND DON'T YOU DARE GIVE ME SOME DAMN EXCUSE. I don't care how or by what means, but you should be here by tommorow.'
I still didn't say anything. After all, what was I supposed to say? A few more minutes, and my battery would soon be dead. She was still screaming, so I had to hold the phone a few inches back. I mean seriously, all this noise was beginning to get annoying.
I got that she was angry; I just didn't get why she had to scream like hell about it. I mean, it's not like she would cancel her wedding for me, right?
'Alex?' Grace asked, her tone now finally back to normal. Sometimes, I wonder how someone so soft spoken can make noise that sounds like monkeys screeching.
'You will make it to the wedding right?'
'I don't know Grace, I really don't know. I'll try my best, but if I can't make it, I guess you'll have to make Crystal your bridesmaid,' I replied, and with that my phone went dead. I looked at it angrily and threw it in my bag. I looked around. Blue-eyed Guy was still there, leaning casually against the wall ; he was still looking at me. I rolled my eyes and went to the station master. there had to be a solution, right? This situation really reminded me of a movie scene, I couldn't remember which movie, but I do remember that a girl misses her train, so some guy takes her home, they fall in love, the end. I laughed, I laughed at that so-typical cliche. Things like that didn't happen in real life. If someone offered to take me home, I would call the police. With those thoughts in my mind, I walked towards the station master, hoping he could help me.
1 hour later
'So you're telling me the only way I can go to Carney all the way here from Texas is by crossing Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin? I don't have the time to go on a road trip crossing half of America!' I shrieked. 'I'm sorry, miss, but shouting won't solve your problem,' he replied calmly. Maybe he was used to dealing with frantic and panicking people. 'And following your advice will?' I asked sarcastically, lowering my voice. 'It might. I mean, sure it's going to cost a lot but in your case, I think it's the most feasible option' I rolled my eyes. Yeah, really feasible, I thought glumly. 'Can I use your phone?' 'Yeah, sure, here you go' I took it and dialed my sister's number. 'Grace?' 'No, this is Rebecca. Her friend' Rebecca was Grace's best friend. I wondered why it has her and not Grace who had received the call. 'Hey, Beckie, this is Alex.' 'Alex? I didn't recognize your voice, and did you change your number?' 'No, actually I'm using someone else's mobile because my phone's dead. Anyway, where's Grace?' 'You don't know? Oh of course, you don't, your phone's dead. Grace is with Sean. His uncle Louis just passed away, and we got the news an hour ago.' OH MY GOD. Uncle Louis was Sean's favorite uncle. He always talking about him, how his Uncle was proud of Sean for having found the perfect girl. He was going to come from- I don't know- Ohio I guess. Sean must be really shocked. 'OH MY GOD, that's horrible. how did it happen?' 'He had a heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital, but by that time it was too late.' 'I'm so sorry. So how's Sean doing?' 'Not so good, actually. The wedding's been postponed for at least two weeks now; he and Grace are flying to Ohio for the funeral.'
I grinned. I mean I know it's sad that his Uncle passed away, but I felt relief. I quickly said bye to her and returned the mobile back 'I'll take up your offer' I replied to the Station Master