'There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole different world whisper.'
'Breath is the power behind all things. I breathe in and know that good things are going to happen.'
'Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.'
'Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.'
These were the quotes Carmen had saved in her old diary. A large notebook, she had from her childhood. The book he, her old bestie had bought for her.
It was a simple gift for her 14th birthday, 10 years ago.
“Carms! You have to see this! Look, our team won”Liam ran into Carmen’s room shouting. “Your mom told me you’re sick but I didn’t think you are that tired sweetie”he walked to her bed and sat down next to where she was lying.“Hey Lily”She smiled weakly. He was never bothered by that childish nickname, he was used to hearing it from Carmen. “I’ve been wishing you were here so we would watch it together.”“I wanted to watch it with you but we were at Jack’s so we watched it there”he said as he turned off his phone and placed it in his pocket. “I know the one thing that can make you stop acting like you’re sick, you liar!”he stared at her with his evil eyes.“Oh my god how do you know I’m not actually sick!”She jumped up and widened my eyes at him
Screams filled the building. Everyone had stopped their work and stared at the woman being dragged inside with shock. It wasn’t her who was screaming, it was the young boy in the officer’s hand.Carmen was quiet. She didn’t a want to look weak or scared. She wanted to look like she had nothing to be scared of and she definitely nailed it.Whispers increased. They were about her. Everyone was gossiping about the girlfriend of the important Adrian Romano. What had she done to be taken to the police station? Everyone was wondering and one noisy guy even tweeted about it.After a few minutes, Adrian rushed in, following them. He ignored the people and walked to the office Carmen was in.<
The young boy ran to the cafeteria, wanting to get food quickly. He was starving. He didn’t get to finish his breakfast and he felt like the class he attended was too long.As he arrived, he waited in the long line. There were two girls and three boys. One girl was Angel, he had a slight crush on her. Nobody noticed except Brad, the classes’ bully.Even if they were young, there was a bully in their class. He was nice to others but mean to Cody. It was because he was poor and prettier than him. He made fun of him so others would never say that Cody is better than him in anything.Cody was a smart, cute and a kind boy but nevertheless, no one noticed that. He has always been alone with his best friend. Jake was absent today. He was probably
The ugly man looked down at the child, satisfied. He was obviously glad he was the right one hired for this. The little boy didn’t dare open his eyes, even though the man was only inches away from him.
“A sacrifice?”asked Carmen in confusion. “What kind of sacrifice? Money?”she inquired, turning around to the other brother.
They rode in silence. The two brothers were sitting in front, Ronald in the passenger seat and Adrian was driving.
Carmen opened her eyes widely. She turned her eyes away and stared at her beige and brown furniture as she tried to grasp what she had heard.
Carmen walked out, her hand entangled with her brother’s. She sent a smile towards Ronald who was waiting for her in the car.