The school’s toilet is better place than where we are now. I’m on the playing field. It used to be a really nice place when we were having game, but now I’m in terrible mood and it is a hateful place for me. Today I had a football game right here. Now, directly in front of me, there is a man whose name I don’t know.
My name is Jackson. I’m an ace running back at this team. I ran 300 yards in today’s game and got three touchdowns. Of course we won. I brought the victory to our team. I brought it, not others. There was me, and so we won. While we were having a party of victory at the game with my friends, our teammates, and cheerleaders, the man came in and walked right up behind me and said, “Come with me.”
Just then I was talking with a girl. I said “What?” I looked at back to see who would inferupt me with nice timing like that. The man was standing behind the sofa where we were sitting and talking. He looked maybe 50 or 60 years old, with a thin and kindly face.
Nobody wants to leave their seat when they are talking with a girl. Of course I said, “No thanks,” and went back to talking with the girl.
“Come with me.” This time his voice was more loud and scary.
I looked back hurriedly again, because the voice had clearly changed. His body and height changed. He was bigger and taller. I was surprised and a little bit scared and couldn’t believe what I saw. “OK, I will come with you,” I said. He might be teasing me , but his eyes flashed yellow like beast’s. Oh, it seems the possibility of that is small. “Where we are going?” I asked, but he left club without saying anything.
We arrived at the playing field. He stopped walking and turned around. We were standing face to face. I looked at his body again. There was no difference from when he talked to me for the first time. Before his body looked bigger, but was that just an illusion? “So, why did you take me from the party?”
“Are you enjoying your life?” he asked me suddenly. I don’t answer but look at his face. Then his face changed. The next moment, there wasn’t his face. A woman was standing in front of me. I don’t know what happened. The old man’s changed to a young woman’s face. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Then again her face changed and next became a baby’s face. Next is boy’s, girl’s, young man’s…. His face changed next to next. While the his face’s magic show I can find the face which I know. I shout ”Hey! Are you Arsene Lupi…?” “Shut up.” I close my mouth. Quietness.
“Go to travel. And see the world.”
“What?” Of course this is me.“No way! Are you kidding me!?”
Then he has gone. I couldn’t believe what I was told. I went back to the party, but I couldn’t concentrate on the conversation with the girl. I told her I was too tired and want to take some sleep. So I apologized to her and promised that we will go to the cinema tomorrow.
“Who was that man…..” I fell down to the bed and fell to deep sleep.
I got up the next morning. I felt something strange. I looked outside of my house. I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was snowing. Snowing really hard. I couldn’t believe my eyes, because it is June now! First of all, I called to her to say I might be late. But I couldn’t connect with her. I don’t know why. Then I went to the cinema. I will be late for promise if I don’t leave house right now. Outside of the house, there was confusion. I hurry for walk. She must be wait for me with worrying. There were many accidents. There were slipped person, slipped car, crashed bicycles. I hoped nobody died. When I walked across a man he murmured, “See? I told you.”I didn’t know his face but I knew his voice. I remembered it clearly. I never forget it. It was the man.
“Hey you! What the hell are you doing! You did all of these things, didn’t you?” “What? I didn’t do anything.” “Lier! You did these things!” “Follow me and check this out. There is the truth. Take my arm.” I didn’t believe him yet. But I really want to know what happened. When I took his arm, I fall, fall, and fall….. Then I was in someone’s house.
TO BE CONTINUED………