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Just Us Episode 4

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JUST US

Just Us Episode 4

THEME: (Do You Believe?) 

©️RUTHIE LEE

                Bella

Okay so today is almost over and here I am in my room locked up with Jojo, a dog who a mysterious boy left for me and also a dog who barks to me and I actually understands them.
 This must be a Dream, it can't be real, I'm human and human beings don't understand dogs, but I understood this dog and it said he made me understood what he was saying cause I wished for it.
 When did I ever wish to understand animals.

  My mind was flooded and so was the barking of Jojo saying I should open the goddamned door.
 If this is a dream, Hell I want to wake up. And if this is not.! I don't know if I want to be alive anymore. Cause this sure is creepy.
 
 I stood up and slowly opened the door to the balcony. The day had turned dark and the rain that fell made everywhere cold.
 I stood three feet away from Jojo and anytime he walked closer I moved away cause this dog ain't ordinary.

  I sat on my bed and watched as jojo's black eyes watched me from where he stood on the ground…
 I felt someone standing on the balcony and when I turned someone was standing there, I could see a silhouette, but you could still tell it was a boy…
 I looked harder and it was "The boy?"

 "Are you jojo's owner?" I asked as he slowly walked in my room.
"Yes…!" He nodded as the room light took his face.
He doesn't look human.
Nope he's not.
His skin was too smooth, his black ebony hair was freaking me out too, and his face features looked like the ones from dolls.
His eyes colour had changed from how it was during the day.
"Okay, Good, please you can take your dog and you can both leave I've had enough today!" I said moving back a bit so the boy could walk in and take Jojo.
 He walked in even more and grabbed Jojo from the ground.

He stood straight and with a smile he said.
"i hope Jojo didn't cause you any trouble, he's a really good---
"He did cause me trouble… That dog, that dog isn't ordinary is it?" I asked.
"What are you talking about Jojo is just an ordinary dog!" the boy shrugged. And did I forget to mention his accent was extraordinarily sweet.

"He's not, cause when he barks I understand them… i understand his barks". I said and realised I was sounding pretty crazy.
"Well maybe that's because you want to!" The boy grinned.
"Huh?" I was confused.
"If you don't want to understand Jojo, just wish for it and you won't!"  the boy smiled.

Is Jojo a wish dog or something.

"Are you joking with me, is this even real or am I dreaming?" I huffed.
The boy laughed. "It's not a dream, Jojo Is real, we're both real!"

"Then do you have any explanation…
"Explanation for what?" The boy smiled. Why does he keep smiling.
 "How come I can understand your stupid dog?" I was mad.

The dog barked but I heard “I am not stupid”

"He's right, he's not stupid!" The boy added and I stared at him blankly "you can understand him too?" I asked, bewilderedly.
"of course, he's mine!" the boy replied happily.

"Okay… Okay look, you've gotten your dog, now please leave!" I ordered.
"Why? You don't want us here?" The boy asked looking sad.
What is wrong with him?

"Why would I want you here? You and your dog are both strangers and weird, and now you dog has left me confuse and please if you can leave and let me settle my mind i will be glad!" I sighed.

"Okay we're both sorry for making you Confuse, we will leave, but we will come back again tomorrow!" The boy smiled about to go when I stopped him.

"Tomorrow?" I asked and he nodded.  "I'm sorry, do you know me? I mean from anywhere, like have you seen or met me before?"
 I was going crazy I literally wanted to scream, like who is this dude. And where did he come from.
"Nope I just met you today, and I'd like to be friends.!" he replied.

I scoffed. "Friends?"
 And I rolled my eyes "Do you think, just by crawling out from a tree giving me your dog to me and saying weird things to me is how to make friends. I'm sorry but please can you leave.!!".
 I don't even understand what's going on here any more,.

"Okay fine, I'll leave!" he frowned.
"And don't ever come back!" I quickly said.
"Fine…!" The boy said and immediately he walked back into the dark balcony with Jojo in his arms, they both disappeared into the darkness, leaving me to breathe in heavily. "Finally"
I breathed out, walked to the balcony doors looked at the thick dark night before closing the doors, locking it and placing my curtains over it.

  That night I couldn't sleep well mostly because it hasn't been too long since I woke up and again because of Jojo and his owner who said his name is also Jojo.
What a weirdo right?

 I closed my eyes and and sighed heavily. I hope whatever happened today, I hope it doesn't happen again.

  Before I knew it I started to feel sleepy and,
 I was fast asleep again.
*
 The next day, my alarm woke me up and as usual after my morning routine, I joined my cousins in their father's car and he drove us all to school.

   We all got to school and went our separate ways.
 I got to class and as usual I walked up to my seat, stayed quiet until a teacher walked in the class.

 During lunch time, Sophie and I ate together, We always eat together, though she gets invited to eat with other normal and less boring people but she always declines them and eat with me.
   I don't get why she always chose to hang out with someone boring like me.
 While eating, we don't talk or say anything, we just eat and go back to class. Well I appreciate her being here but still I hate myself for being so lame and not being such a good or 'normal friend'. And to say I understood a dog yesterday. I am definitely not normal.

 We were both eating quietly, Sophie was eating and at the same time studying, we're like the same, studying every minute, but not when I eat.

"Remember Mr Lawrence test is next week, and also I'll be at your house on Friday, so we can study together" sophie suddenly said, dropping her pen and taking a bite out of her meal.
"Yeah I remember, I've been studying too," I said.
"Good. You know we have to Ace it, cause that's what people like us do! We ace every exam or test" Sophie smiled.

It didn't sound weird but I had to ask.
"People like us?"
I asked.

"Yeah people like us, you know we're not like the rest of the school, I mean look around!" she said and I looked around the crowded cafeteria with a whole noise coming from every corner.

Sophie continued "Everyone in this room aren't like us, we're the determined school type material, we're the type that doesn't get B plus or A minus in our exam or test, we're always at the top of our grade!" sophie laughed.

I laughed too. "Okay so we're the school type material, then what type are others?".

"Well apart from us and some couple of other people, I know the rest of the students here are here forced to come here or are here to see friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, you know what I mean, and I don't hang out with people like that, I hang out with people who puts sckool and studying first, like you!" she smiled.
So that's why she hangs out with me. Fair enough!.

"You see Ricky over there?" sophie said pointing to the school's popular boy.
"He's having a pool party on Friday, and believe me when I say the whole school is going to be there." Sophie rolled her eyes.
"Well except us, cause we'll be too busy studying!" I added.
"And that's why I like you!" sophie sighed with a smile.  "I got invited to that stupid party but I said I had plans. I would  prefer studying with you than going to a party full of bird brains.!"

Now I see why she hangs out with me, we're both the same.

 After lunch we both went back to class and before we knew it, school was over.
 Sophie and I took the bus home and didn't say much on the way until we had to say our goodbyes at the bus stop.

 I got home feeling exhausted, I felt a bit better after taking a shower  and I went downstairs to grab my dinner before coming back up to eat.
 After eating I decided to read for the upcoming test,
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I read till my eyes almost came out and I didn't know when it also became dark.
 I decided to call it a day and I closed the text book, I curled myself in my bed, nothing to do, I started to think about nothing… well that's how I do since nothing is really going on in my life, and it's boring, what else should I think of.
Some people say when you feel sad and stressed, think happy thoughts. But I don't think I have happy thoughts, my happy thoughts are clogged by this lame life I leave.

 Just then I heard a knock, but it wasn't coming from my door, but from the balcony door.
 My heart skipped a beat when I turned to see it was Jojo and his owner standing outside the glass door.

What is he doing here? I thought angrily.
 I ignored him and laid back on my bed, he'll leave if he gets tired,. I mean that's what I thought but he kept knocking and knocking, but I was keeping my cool pretending I couldn't hear anything thank God the doors are locked., I even covered my face with my pillow.

 Soon enough I couldn't hear any knock.
He must have left!. I thought and breathed out a sigh of relief. It's 9 o'clock PM doesn't he have a home?.
  I decided to cover the curtains over the balcony doors, I took the pillow off my face and turned to get out of the bed,
 I screamed when I saw jojo and the boy sitting on the floor in my room, both smiling at me.

"How… how did you get in here?" I was breathless.
"Oh I just walked in." He replied.

"But… But the door was locked!" I said slowly moving to the door, so when I get there I can run out of my room cause the boy and his dog are scaring me out.

"Like I said I just walked in!" He smiled.

"Well okay…
 I said,  I am already at the door, my hands were behind my back  grabbing the door knob and was already turning it and slowly opening the door when the boy paused and leaned his head to the right, he saw my hand at the door and then he looked at me.
"Are you trying to go away?" he asked.

"Huh?" I pretended to be dumb.

"Why are you always running away from me or sending me away!" He scratched his head looking at me innocently.

"Because I don't know you okay… Now please leave.!" I said slowly opening the door, but suddenly the door closed itself and locked itself.

Huh?.

"Well don't you want to know  about me?" He said and I could swore his eyes shone green immediately he said that.

Jojo barked and this time I didn't understand it and I was glad, I'm not crazy after all.

"We can trust her Jojo!" the boy said to his dog. "And you already showed her a little part of it so..?" The boy shrugged at Jojo and Jojo barked.

Goodness. They're both having a conversation and, trust me? What do they want to trust me for? I'm super confused.

T. B. C


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