Sunday, July 25, 2010

in the dust

Kelsey had no idea where she was going. Just down a country road. Flying fast as she could in her mother's old car, that she supposed was her car now. Not that she was thinking about that. She was just angry. At everyone. Even Heath's sister was sending her post cards from time to time to let her know she was thinking about her. She didn't believe that, either. No one cared about her. Really. She was certain of it.

She wasn't even going to have a baby girl. And that changed everything. She didn't want a boy. Exactly. Nothing was working out for her. Nothing. So she kept pushing her foot down on the petal. Just to  see how fast this thing could go.

The doors rattled. The car shook. She kept going. It was exhilarating. Why was being out of control so intoxicating? She was smiling now as if she felt good about this. It was OK if something happened. She wouldn't feel a thing, would she? Would she?

But then a stray bird flew out in front the car. She couldn't quite handle the wheel. And with a jolt, a rush and finally an end..the car dove off into the deep bar ditch.

It didn't really hurt when her head hit the dashboard. But when she blinked she noticed something dripping down her forehead. She took a deep breath. How was she going to walk away from this? The door wouldn't budge. She closed her eyes then to rest.

"HEY! Hey!" She heard a voice. Then felt a shake. She looked up to see someone with the most amazing eyes. "Are you OK?"

"Huh?" It was so hot. Dusty. Muggy. How long had she been out?

"Can you move over?" He asked. "I just want to see if I can get your car out of the ditch."

She nodded as she unbuckled the sea belt and rolled over to the passenger seat. There were no air bags in this car.

He slipped in through the window and started up the car. Surprisingly, it still had life. He didn't try to back it out, but turned the wheels so and got it back on the road by floorboarding it.

"There." He sighed with a smile. "You don't look so good." He then said. "You should go to the hospital."

She shook her head, no.

He put the car in drive and chugged on down the road. For a second, she thought he might have something strange in mind, but they hit the pavement soon enough. He was going into town.

"I'm Jack." He looked at her then once they got to the stop light.

Kelsey nodded. She couldn't think of a thing to say.

"Its gonna be OK." He smiled. It was a bit impish, but she believed him. She truly did. "Probably just a couple stitches will be all you'll need."

She wished thats all it would be, but she doubted it.

"Thanks." She wanted to tell him not to leave her. She needed him. She honestly did.

7 comments:

ivy said...

Kelsey, is just determined to ruin things.

ori said...

oh wow..I didn't see it coming.

Laura Tenshi said...

Jack seems to be the hero in this episode. Good thing he took her to the hospital.
I haven't seen Peter Pan the movie,so I didn't' recognize him. Thank you for letting me know.

this free bird said...

wow. great story. love a blog with substance.

xoxo,
carrie
when i first clicked on your blog almost screamed out loud thinking it was justin bieber. thank God for small miracles. ixnay on the biebs. :)

jeremy's turn said...

Jack is a good guy..maybe after all.

Katie said...

Interesting story!

A Way To Describe Me With No Words.... said...

Ouch, car accidents are no fun.