This Might Be It!
WHEN I WOKE UP, I FELT GROGGY AND HAD A MINOR HEADACHE. I forgot what happened until I remembered feeling empty darkness surrounding me. I went to the main room, where we all hang out and everyone was there, except for Gabe. Of course no surprise, but I was worried that I might have hurt him. Me hurt him? Least likely, but still.
"I see you're awake. How are you feeling?" Of course it was Rob. Oh Rob, I didn't realize that I held a special place for you in my heart. I don't even know when I started to like him. I guess it happened overtime. But, I shouldn't like anyone. Not now when everything's confusing and crazy. I just brushed the thought aside and replied,
"I'm okay, but I have a bit of a headache."
"Come here maybe I can help." He moved and patted on the open seat next to him. I went over and he did something weird. He used two of his fingers and started to feel for a certain spot I guess on my forehead and temples. I could feel his concentration, something I'm not that good at. I could hear him mumbling to himself and I guess he found what he wanted to when he said,
Then something unexplainable happened. I felt energy like before when he did this to me. I felt refreshed and energized. I felt it course through my body like a waterfall after being unblocked by a rock. I was ready to take on anything and I felt that I could do a mile run. Then I remembered. Gabe.
"Thanks Rob, I feel so much better now."
"No problem. It's good to hear."
I sort of envied Rob because he was a healer and knew what he was doing when using his powers. I on the other hand don't even know what I can do, but hurt someone and potentially kill them.
"I'll be back after all that happened I'm a bit hungry."
They said bye reluctantly, not even curious as what I was up to. I felt a bit more confident going to see Gabe. I knocked and he didn't answer. I waited thinking that he's asleep when the door opened.
"Hey. Sorry to bother you, but I wanted to see how you were doing after the testing." I felt weird talking to him for some reason and felt I was being a pest to him. He didn't answer and just started up and down at me.
"Okay, well, I wanted to apologize for what happened during testing."
He didn't answer or even acknowledge my apology. He was so kind as to shut the door in my face. I guess he doesn't like being the weaker victim. He's just so used to being the predator, not the prey. I guess I could sympathize. I went downstairs into the kitchen to get something when I saw Joyce.
"Hey kiddo, how are you feeling?"
"Fine thanks, I'm just hungry."
"Here's a sandwich," she handed me a already made sandwich, "I knew that you would be hungry or thirsty."
"Thanks. So, how's Gabe doing? What happened while I was out?"
"Oh, just the usual. He looked at you like you deserved it and looked as if he was satisfied and went straight to his room."
"Guess I did." We ate in silence for a while I looked at the kitchen clock and it read 4:35 PM.
"Thanks for the sandwich I better go upstairs," I said as I pushed in my chair.
"Wait, Connie, we might have a clue on what your ability is," Joyce said as she stood up.
I turned surprised. I didn't know what to feel. I felt excited, scared, happy, but I didn't want to know, at the same time. I wasn't sure if I should ask what it is, but that decision was already made for me because Joyce answered my question.
"After you used your magic and blacked out, Gabe was breathing heavily like he ran a mile or something. So I am suggesting that what you do has to do with the body function and systems."
"Oh," was all I could say. I was puzzled because there was a simple answer to all this tragic. "So now that we know what are we going to do? More testings?"
"Yeah we are actually tomorrow. After everything that's been going on today, I think everyone needs a break."
"OK well I'm going to go upstairs. Thanks for the info." I realized that I was exhausted after everything that happened. I went upstairs and went to the main room. I sat on a single incline chair. Everyone was laughing and joking around while I was clueless as to what was going on. Anna says to me,
"Connie did you hear that we may know what your power is?"
"Oh, yes. Joyce told me when I went downstairs in the kitchen."
Lewis chimed in, "I feel like this is a mystery and all of us a detectives looking for clues. Hey like Scooby-Doo."
"I can't wait for tomorrow. I really want to know what I can do."
"Me too," Lewis agreed. I ended up floating my thoughts into the clouds.
"My powers have to do with the human body. So, can it be that I control the heart? Wow, that's a scary thought. Um . . . maybe I could control a person's breathing? No, I guess I should go with the heart. Ha ha that's a pun. Go with my heart, go with the heart . . . Okay never mind that."
My thoughts were interrupted by Kait,
"Come on Connie, unless you want to skip dinner."
I didn't know how late it has gotten. I looked at the computer at it read 7:05 PM. I guess thinking and worrying can make time fly. We were all at the dinner table, of course without Gabe. While eating dinner, Joyce mentioned,
"Whoever wants to call their parents can after dinner. Connie there is a letter from your parents. I'll give it to you after dinner."
We ate in silence for a while, but I didn't notice. "A letter from my parents? Did something bad happen? I miss them so much."
Everyone was done eating and Anna and Kait went to the phone to call their parents. Joyce handed me an envelope and I was nervous to open it. I closed my eyes and I opened them while opening the letter. Inside was some cash and the letter read,
I hope you know what your talent is and that you are making progress.
Did you make any new friends? I think about your return every day.
Your father and I miss you so much. We will see each other after a year.
I hope to see you soon and I'm sorry for having a breakdown when I should
Have been there for you. Just know that you are my sweet pea and you can always
Call me when you are in trouble. There is $250 in cash just in case you need them.
If you need more or need something you can always
Write to me or message me. I love you so much.
Your mother (Anne) and father (Jim)"
Tears sprung from my eyes and I felt homesick already and it hasn't even been a week. I put the letter in my drawer, washed up, and fell asleep. I don't really remember if I cried myself to sleep or just fell asleep. It was obscure to me.