"Gabe.. I really like you! You're cute and funny and really fun to prank people with." Jo said.
"I like you to, Jo! You are all those things and more. You are the light of my life!" I said.
DID I REALLY JUST SAY THAT?
I woke up. I was wide awake the second I did.
"It was just a dream Gabe, Just a dream" I said to myself. Now I'm talking to myself…. Nice.
"Jeez, Gabe you act like you've just seen a ghost.. Anyway come down stairs mom says break fest is ready." Teddy said opening the door.
Once she closed the door behind her I quickly got ready and went down stairs.
"Hey, Gabe." My mom said as I sat down to eat.
"Hey.." I said. I wasn't very hungry so I decided to leave early. Telling my mom as I walked out the door.
"Hi" I heard someone say from behind me as I was walking into the school, I turned around to see Jo.
I jumped sky high.
"Uh.. Hey." I said nervously. Why was I nervous?
"What's up with you? Seen a ghost lately?" She asked looking at me weird.
"Did you know squirrels climb trees? Or that paperclips come in many different colors? AND did you know that blueberries make you smarter?" I babbled, trying to change the subject.
"Gabe… You're nervous. What's going on?" Jo asked looking me in the eye.
Gosh, I never got it through my brain how pretty she was before.
I stared at her until she was waving her hands in my face.
"Stop staring at me, Gabe. It's creeping me out. Can you please tell me what's going on?" She asked.
"Oh, Uh. I just had a weird dream last night" I admitted that much. Jo was one of my best friends I told her everything, but this I just can't tell.
"Oh….. What was it about?" She asked curiously.
"It's nothing important. Just about this girl." I said and immediately regretted it.
"What girl?" She looked a little sad.
"I d-don't remember" I lied. Smooth lie, Gabe. I really need to stop talking to myself.
"That's a lie." She could see right through most my lies.
"I.. Uh.. It was-" Thankfully the bell ring signaling classes are starting. Saved by the bell. I thought in my head.
"You will tell me sooner or later." She warned and skipped off to her classes.
God, She was so cool.
The rest of the day I stayed to myself, thinking about the dream. I think I'm actually starting to like Jo. A TINY bit, If someone asks I will deny it.
Jo would occasionally come up to me during the halls or during class. I would avoid or ignore her. I couldn't face her.
At lunch she came up to me looking like she was about to cry.
"Gabe." She said sitting down on the seat in front of me.
"What?" I asked a little bit more mean that I'd meant it.
"Why do you keep Avoiding me?" She asked.
"Because!" I said. Not knowing what to say. I mean what would even be a good excuse? Besides telling the truth.
"Because why? Gabe. You've never done this before."
"It's your own fault!" I blurted out.
"FOR WHAT? I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING! What'd you dream about? Me coming and killing your family or something." She said angrily. The whole cafeteria was looking at us.
"I wish" I said under my breath.
"What?" Crap she had heard.
"That dream would have made life ten times easier." I said.
"Then what was the dream?" She asked now calm.
"Listen, I can't tell you. I'll tell you someday" I lied. I wasn't ever going to even think about that dream again. Let alone tell Jo about it. Okay. I probably wouldn't be able to escape thinking about the dream, but I'm not going to tell anyone about it.
"Okay. Okay. Just stop ignoring me please." She said looking sad again.
"Okay, I promise" I said smiling trying to make her happy.
I acted normal around Jo, but I still couldn't stop thinking about the dream.
I was going crazy.
I needed to tell someone before I exploded, but who?