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Just Us Episode 3

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JUST US

Just Us Episode 3

THEME: (Do You Believe?) 

©️RUTHIE LEE

                     Bella

I moved away from the balcony door, adjusting the curtains to cover the glass door, so wherever that strange but good looking boy came from, they should just get lost.
  I quickly changed Into my comfortable clothes dried my hair gently, took my time, well I was giving Jojo and his owner enough time to leave.
 When I was done I gently walked over to the curtains, opened it a little and peeped from the small opening to see Jojo and his owner sitting at top of my balcony railings…
What they haven't left yet…!?

They were having a conversation, a conversation where only the boy's talking and jojo just barks. I couldn't hear what they were talking about since I shut the doors of the balcony and the balcony door is made of glass and soundproof,

But still what are they doing here…

I slowly moved the curtains and opened the door to the balcony and immediately the boy jumped down standing inside my balcony making me move back a bit… well he looks harmless but still I can't judge a book by its cover, serial killers can look cute too.

"What are you still doing here?" I asked folding my hands. Cause he was still looking at me weirdly, grinning like a clown, I was wearing clothes and my face isn't something you consider pretty, so what exactly is he looking at? That lustfully?

"He doesn't want to leave, and we both like it here.!" The boy said .
"You mean Jojo doesn't want to leave?" I asked. "And you both like it here, what do you mean you both like it here don't you have a home or something?"

The boy smiled and he looks like one of those boy dolls. "I do have a home"
"Okay well… Go back!" I yelled.
"Do you hate me?" He asked with a frown…
"No.. I don't know you so what makes you think I hate you, but I hate the fact that you're standing on my balcony and don't want to leave.!"  I said and he gasped.
"I'll leave…" He smiled.
"Good, take your… Jojo with you!" I said pointing at Jojo who suddenly barked
"No… Jojo is staying" he said.
"What are you crazy… if you want to leave your dog here then you're making a big mistake!".
"I will come back for him I promise!" He said and jumped on the balcony railings and before I knew it he was walking on one of the branches to walk to the tree.
"Where are you going, come take your dog!" I yelled and realised I shouldn't shout too much. But whatever aunt isn't home yet. It's just Jane and Jennifer. But still I shouldn't.

"Hey… dude… I don't even know what to call him. What's he's name?.
"Your dog, I'm not taking him!" I said.
The boy smiled  "I don't want you to take him, I just want you to take him for now, but I will be back later, I'll come back tonight"

"What… No… You.. What the hell is your name? And please don't leave your dog with me.!"  I was now begging. Cause I am going to be so dead if I'm caught with a dog in this goddamned house.

"I'll be back I promise… And my name?.. My name is…" He paused and looked around, he glanced at Jojo then turned to me. "My name is Jojo." he said before jumping down from the tree, I gasped and looked down to see if he landed on the floor carefully, cause this is a three storey building and I'm at the third floor and how could he just jump down, does he think he's peterpan or something? Is he crazy, and how can his name be the same as his dog?. I looked at where he landed but I saw no one, I turned to Jojo and he was barking happily.
Have I been played, did this boy steal this dog and decided to leave it here not to get caught.

 Many thoughts ran through my head and I sighed and walked in front of Jojo who stood on my balcony railing wagging his tail happily.

"Look. I don't know if you understand this or not… But I am not taking you in. Better run back to your owner!" I said slowly and the dog started to bark happily.
 He barked continously looking at me like he was talking to me.

"Sorry. Wish I can understand you but I can't!" I said angrily to Jojo and he stopped barking. Thank God he understood me.

"Good, now get lost!" I said. Wanting to walk inside but,

 Jojo started to bark again, I sighed and turned to him.

“No please don't go. He will be back, he promised to come back, just take me in!”
  I paused and gawked at Jojo… Did my head just said all that, or… I gasped covering my mouth.
Did i just understood what that dog said?? No… This is impossible.

"Oh MY GOD!" I yelled.
I was about to freak out. "Jojo… Did.. Did.."
 I was speechless. But Jojo was barking just like a Dog, but how come how I heard that voice.  It must have been my head.

Suddenly I started to laugh, I'm going crazy.
 Jojo watched me speechless well bark-less, and I smiled at him….  "For a second Jojo I thought I was starting to understand you, but that was just my head. That's impossible!" I laughed hitting my head.

Jojo barked again.
 “it's not impossible, of course you can understand me. I made you understand me.”

 This time my mouth was open and I was frozen… I understood the dog.
I am going crazy.!

I quichly rushed inside and closed the balcony glass doors. Locking the doors and closing the curtains.

No…
I did not just understood a dog, Is this a dream or what?
 I sat on my bed and stared at the wall blankly… i am going crazy.

 I opened the door to my room and walked out…
 I quietly head downstairs so not to be head, cause I'm not allowed down here until it's time I do the dishes.
  I walked into the kitchen and helped myself with a glass of water.
  The water cooled down my body and I breathed in heavily.
I did not just understood a dog, I told myself.
  I shook my head negatively and dropped the cup back in its position.
 I was almost walking out of the kitchen when I bumped into Jane.

"Ah.. Oh.. I'm sorry!" I apologized right away.
"You know you're not supposed to be down here, mom is going to flip if she founds out!" Jane said walking into the kitchen.
"I know, I just came to get a glass of water and… I Am going back to my room anyway!" I said about walking away when she called me..

"Bella!"

"Yeah?" I turned to her surprised by the way she suddenly called me. She had always called me harshly but today it's soft.

"Okay… So Can I talk to you about something, you're older and maybe you have more experience!" Jane said and I nodded. My heart was racing fast and I didn't understand… Or maybe its the fact that Jane is actually having or normal conversation with me instead of pretending I'm not there or giving me horrible glares.

"Okay what is it?" my voice was low and happy.
"Uhm… Okay so you must have dated someone before or you're dating now right?" Jane asked.

"Yeah.. Of course" I lied with a nod.
I haven't before and still not planning too.

"Okay good. So I've been dating this guy from our school and well you won't believe Jennifer actually kissed him last week but Jennifer and my boyfriend were both quiet about it, until my stupid boyfriend finally spilled the beans to me yesterday after school and that's why Jennifer and I have been arguing cause she said she doesn't care about who I date, she kisses whoever she wants to, can you believe that psycho, she is so full of herself and I hate her!... And now I don't know what to do with Sean, I mean he's been the best boyfriend ever, but I don't know, I don't want to break up with him but still yet I'm mad about the kiss, what should I do?" Jane asked with a frown.
  Oh my I can't believe she asking for my advise, this like little sister asking for help from her older sis,this is like a dream come true. Okay Bella don't ruin this moment and give Jane the best advise ever.

I took a big breath in and started "Jane… Honestly what Sean did was bad and for keeping it from you too, it's horrible, but the fact that he told you about the kiss himself means he really likes you, and maybe that's also the reason he kept it from you in the first place, he didn't want to break you heart. "

"So what are you implying!" Jane interrupted sharply.
 I'm one year older but sometimes I feel five years younger, they're bigger than sixteen and more taller and intimidating.
 "I'm saying… You should give Sean another chance let this kiss slide just this once  because he became clean about it but, if he does this again, dump his ass for good!" I advised…
  Jane paused for a bit before turning to me.
 She sighed and nodded sternly.  "Thank you I thought I'd never say this but it was nice talking to you. Let's do that more often!" Jane said before walking away and I found myself smiling.

Finally I have a cousin who likes me…
 I walked back to my room still smiling but immediately I closed the doors I remembered Jojo and I flinched.
 I moved to the balcony doors and slid one of the curtain open to see Jojo still standing on my balcony wagging his tail.
 Great. I rolled my eyes and closed the curtains again…
 I went straight to my bed, laid on top of it and stared at the ceiling.
 Many thoughts ran through my mind, but jojo's was first. It was creepy, thinking about it all and I didn't know when I fell asleep.
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 I woke up to a familiar comforting sound, I snuggled up to my Blanket even more, but then I opened my eyes,
  My room has become dark and the light bulb shone even more brighter.
 My eyes widen when I realised it was raining.
Rain.?
But it's almost the beginning of summer.
How can it rain?

I got down from my bed and suddenly my chest starts to feel heavy.
I felt like I was forgetting something.

What was I forgetting? I thought.
 I glanced at my balcony curtains and gasped when I prayed Jojo shouldn't be still standing there on my balcony he might get drenched by the rain.

I moved the curtains and through the glass doors I saw Jojo looking sad and getting drenched by the rain and it made me gasp.
I am such a bad person…
 I opened the doors to my balcony and the strong wind almost pushed me down, but I made my way out of the balcony, grabbed Jojo and walked inside my room, I closed the doors again and quickly brought out one of my old towels from my hamper.
  I wrapped the towel around jojo's little freezing body.
 I can't believe I left the poor dog outside just because I thought I understood what he's saying, I should arrested.

 I almost cried as I looked at Jojo shivering body. He looked to cute too suffer like this.
 I opened my drawer and grabbed my hair drier, plugged it, turned it on and starts to dry the wet puppy in front of my eyes.
He seemed relieved enjoying the hot breeze coming out from the drier. And before I knew it he was warm and he barked.
“Thank you”

See…. I understood what he said again…  or am I crazy.?

The rain had stopped falling and Jojo majestically walked out of my towel.  I watched as he walked towards the balcony doors and wagged his tail happily.
He turned to me and started to bark loudly.
“Open the doors he will be here soon!”
.
Nope no… No way I am not crazy I am understanding what this dog is saying to me.

"Jojo I can understand you how is that possible?" I yelled freaking out.
 He barked again.
  “I told you before, I made you understand me cause you wished for it!”.

"What?" I was speechless as I stared at Jojo he kept Barking but which also sounded like "Open the door!".
I couldn't contain all this. No way  I'm dreaming. Yes all this is a dream!.
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T. B. C.


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