"Hey! You're overthinking." I looked at Feyra.
We are currently buying some stocks here in the supermarket. And all the time, my mind is nowhere to be found. Seems like I'm stuck with the thought of having golden eyes.
Who wouldn't think about it? For Pete's sake! The color of my eyes was black, then suddenly, turned into gold? Who on earth will be happy about it? Also, my hair does have some golden strands, and my palms grew some hair, again, even if I shave it day by day.
Am I still normal?
I looked around and realize that people are different in their ways. Our physique may be differ depending on our genes and lifestyle. Some may be so thin, fat, didn't have a flawless skin, black skin color, and white. We are unique and must accept our flaws.
But why can't I accept myself? Simply, because this is not normal.
"Come on, Aksha."
Feyra decided to eat in a restaurant near the supermarket. Well, I can't ignore the fact that we are hungry because it is already lunchtime.
"So, what do we have here?" She glanced at the menu and started to flip the pages.
Hmm... I want to eat roasted chicken. Its taste is already playing on my tongue. The juiciness of it every time I will take a bite of it and the tenderness that will give as I savor every moment. Feeling the cloud nine moment and the craving factor with rice, of course.
I want it! Okay, roasted chicken for the lunch!
"I want roasted chicken, and can you add more rice, please." I smiled at the waiter and give him back the menu.
"Mine is salad, and strawberry shake."
"Oh wait! I want iced coffee for me," I added and smiled at the waiter who looks shy.
"Orders noted, wait for a minutes lady." He looked at me and I saw him blushed. "Your golden eyes fits you, miss."
I stopped for a moment and let out a small smile. "Thanks."
While waiting for our food, I scanned the place. Why do the people who eat here are more likely couples? I shook my head at my question. This fancy restaurant gives a chilling vibe because of the classical music that they are playing, the tables are properly aligned and designed. The theme is more likely for couples because of the orchestra and dim lights, well that answered my question earlier.
It feels like I am having a date. But yeah, this is the only restaurant here. We don't have a choice because we're so hungry, so grab the opportunity. Kidding!
I tapped my fingers over the table. The aroma of freshly cooked foods is fiddling in my nose. I'm drooling right now, I can't wait for my roasted chicken.
"Stop that." I look at Feyra who seems to be bothered so I stop tapping the table.
She just rolled her eyes and took out her cellphone. She's really a 21st-century woman, while me, maybe an old school? Well, I don't have a cellphone because I rather buy food than things that can be replaced using a letter or a meet-up.
You know, food is life. Eat while you can, save is the key. You will be boosted every day as well as you can save money, right? Try to compare it. Buying food or buying a new cellphone?
"Here's your order, Ma'am."
My eyes shined as I saw my roasted chicken placed over our table. I'm drooling, for real. I can smell its aroma—
"Mr. Ty texted." I rolled my eyes as Feyra interrupted my affection for the roasted chicken.
"Then?" I licked my lips while eyeing the roasted chicken and added, "What did he say?"
I grabbed my roasted chicken and started to smell it like a crazy woman. I'm sorry, but I can't take it anymore. I'm obsessing over the roasted chicken.
"He said that you must pick the packages of new coffee flavor on Colambi. It's only two boxes so you don't have to worry, and he'll let you drive our pick-up car."
I sneered and rolled my eyes. I became an instant picking up girl when he fired Emilio. But I can't do anything about it because Mr. Ty will be the one to follow so I must shut up.
This is heaven! I smell it for a couple of seconds and started eating. I can't help but crave more, and I don't know what is happening to me. To be honest, I'm not a meat lover. But when I saw the roasted chicken on the menu, it makes me drool big time.
"Hey, take it slow." I nodded and suddenly get the chicken legs using my hand.
"This is so good."
"It's a miracle that you find the meat good to eat. Because as far as I know, you are such a hater." I glanced at her and saw her smirking.
"You look pregnant—" her eyes widened and added, "Are you pregnant?"
"What the hell are you saying?" My eyes squinted as I asked her.
"You are not?" She breathed out looking so relieved at what I asked.
"Okay you are not," her eyes narrowed and added, "But why are you eating the food you hated the most?"
I shrugged my shoulders and continue to eat.
This is heaven!
"Here is the car's key. Be careful on the road, we humans, are prone to accident." I nodded as Mr. Ty give me the car's key. "And if you hear anything, just drive and don't mind it. Understand?" He added.
"Okay, you may go." I nodded at him and turned to exit the shop.
I started playing the key using my fingertips while whistling as I walk towards the vehicle.
"Aksha." I was stunned when I heard a familiar voice.
Goosebumps. I looked around but I didn't saw anyone around me so I decided to walk fast and get inside the driver's seat. I heave a sighed and shook my head as I started the engine.
Be safe, Aksha.
Almost three hours of driving when I finally arrived at the entrance of Colambi. But this place is creeping me out because I can't see individuals walking or driving. It's only my car that can see here. It looks so strange and eerie, but I can feel the peace.
When I reached the factory, I licked my lips and walked towards the entrance as I saw some workers who are holding some boxes.
"Excuse me," I hesitantly said just to get their attention.
"Yes? What can we do for you?"
"I am here to pick up our orders." I give them the receipt.
I lowered my gaze because of uneasiness. My breathing becomes shaky for unknown reasons.
"Follow us," said the man in a brown shirt.
I followed them to enter the factory. I was ecstatic when I turned my gaze in every corner of the factory. I can also smell the aroma of coffee beans. Compared to what I notice earlier, this factory is much good and it looks wonderful because of the machines and other things that lightened up the dull mood.
"Just wait here." I nodded and sat on the couch.
It's past seven in the evening when I stood up. I waited for almost three hours!
"Here's the packages." I sighed and held the two boxes.
I tilted my head as my face changes because of the heavy boxes. Gosh! Why it's so heavy?
"Thanks," I said and left immediately.
When I got out, I felt a shiver down to my spine because of darkness and breezy air. I just shook my head and walk towards the car. I put the boxes in the compartment, and after, I get in the driver's seat.
The ride was smooth even if it's dark and silent.
What is that? I started to feel tense as my drive is starting to slow.
I stopped on my track as I heard it again.
The howling voice makes me stunned. What the hell is that? I decided to check it out so I get off the car.
My brows creased as I realized that I'm going to enter a forest. How come that in the middle of Colambi, there is a forest? But it doesn't make me terrified at all, I'm just quite nervous because of many what-ifs. But I shook it off away in my head.They are not true. I nodded at myself and continue to walk until I make it far from the road.I gulped as the breezy cold air touched my skin. And every step I made, the sounds of crackling dry leaves is echoing throughout the forest. I look at the sky and realize that the moon is brighter than its normal light."Aksha..." I'm about to step but stopped as I heard again the voice that I heard before. And suddenly, the howls started to roar inside the forest. Making me hitched my breath.I clasp my hands as I felt it trembling a little."This is the time..."My brows creased as the howls become louder and stronger.
"One latte, please."It's been three days since I had encountered the most surreal event that ever happened in my life. And still, now, it's bothering me.The changes are getting bigger as the days pass by. I started craving more meats, but I resisted eating those. I even bought a contact lens that was the same color as my eyes before, and it is black. But I can't stop my eyes to glow when the moon shines so bright every evening. I tried to pluck some of my golden hair strands, but it doesn't work because when I woke up the next day, a new golden hair will be seen. And every day, I always shave my hairy palms.Why did I do to experience this? Am I really one of them?Those were the questions that keep on haunting me. But I can't find any answers, making me more confused each day."Hey." I looked at my side and realization hits me.I am working, so better set aside
I was staring at the gray wolf who seems to look at me like I am the biggest joke in his life, I pouted my lips as I learned about his reaction.He wants to burst out laughing."Go on, you can laugh. I don't care if you'll do." I rolled my eyes."Wait a minute, I need to be in my human form." I watch him as he runs behind the huge tree.Is he naked? I gulped because of my question. But maybe, his clothes were there because he decided to go behind that tree."Done."I look at him as he shows himself. My jaw almost dropped as he showers my eyes with his gorgeous face. He's pretty good for a wolf, and what the! I think that wolves do have a better face than mortals. He is standing in front of me proudly, showing me his defined body, and his jaw was defined as well his height... Well six-footer, I guess. He's really tall. His eyes were also golden like mine, indeed beautiful
I slapped my cheek to open up my senses, and to acknowledge this surreal place. It really looks so magical, the clouds were blue as the typical color of the sea. The birds were flying and happily whistling in the sky, as well as the butterflies. "You look really shocked. Come on!" And I can feel the freshness of the air! Compared to where I came from, I must say that I really like to be here. This is more refreshing because of the fresh air, rather than having polluted air from the city, and all are greens, instead of having big tall buildings. "Come on!" Jestov shouted, so I run to reach him. "This is one of a hell'a place! Is this real? I didn't imagine that I'll be able to see something like your place, I thought you all are living in the forest, in the middle of Colambi," I ejaculated, I couldn't take my eyes off the beautiful scenery. But how did