Echoes of Power
“I know it might seem strange but I swear it’s the truth, scout’s honor!” Exclaimed Bryan as he raised his right hand in the air and made the rebellion sign from the Hunger Games. “Let me explain.” He added before going silent as he thought about the best way to start explaining himself.
“I’ve had this dream about two weeks ago where I met a cute girl and I fell completely in love with her, she was gorgeous and funny and… Well I can’t really explain it but it was like I was meeting the perfect girl and we immediately hit if off.” The dark-haired teenager paused to look at his friend before resuming. “I’m not really in love with that girl you know, I don’t even think I could remember what she looked like or what her voice sounded like… But what I could remember when I woke up the morning after was the feeling that I had experienced in my sleep.”
He paused once more and looked outside. Alexandre noticed a strange look on his face, almost like melancholy.
“The worst part of it all was that it had felt so real that during the next three days I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I slowly realized that I was regretting her, a girl I had met in a dream and that had faded away the next day. I missed the feeling of being with her… You might think I’m crazy but it really feels strange, it’s something I still have a bit of trouble forgetting…”
Alexandre stayed silent a long moment after his friend had stopped talking, studying the dark-haired teen’s face and trying to understand what he was thinking and feeling. His friend had rarely acted like this, the fact that he had managed to remain serious all along the conversation meant that he really was serious about this, however strange it did seem.
“Okay.” He finally said as his best friend looked at him with expectant eyes. “I really don’t know what that means and I can’t really understand why but it seems that over the course of the past few weeks you’ve turned into one of those hopeless romantics…” He commented with a smirk.
Bryan smiled too before stretching his arms and legs.
“It might just be a phase, a melancholic period I’m going through because of puberty, I don’t know. Perhaps you’ll even catch me eating Ice Cream while I’m watching romantic comedies on day…” He said with a smirk. “I really bothers me in a strange way, it’s not disagreeable but it’s a bit like if I was sad without any reason…”
“Yeah, well I hope it would come down to me having to clean up your mess and having to force you to get out of your room and to stop watching Twilight because that would be too much for me…” Commented Alexandre with a scoff as he too stretched his sore muscles.
“I’m sure it’ll get better man, don’t get bummed by it, you’ll find your one true love!” Exclaimed Alexandre, his smirk reappearing on his face.
“Yeah sure!” Scoffed Bryan, straightening up as the bell rang out to signal the beginning of the afternoon classes.