The Danger Sign – Scene 6
*Present Day – At Kai’s Apartment*
Some scars are invisible, some vanish and some will never leave your body. They will always be an ugly reminder of the past you wish you never had. Those scars will never go away. Neither from my skin nor from my mind.
That burn mark still rests on my wrist; carefully hidden behind a watch or a wrist band or sometimes even a stupid bandana.
” I shouldn’t stay here.” I told myself whilst coming back to senses after reliving the horrific incident for the n-th time. “How come I didn’t know? Damn it. He never smoked in front of me. I gotta get out of this place.”
On the way out I tried to kick that side table where the ash tray was still sitting, but I missed and slipped a bit, ended up twisting my ankle instead. “Ouch!” I almost shouted, trying to scuff out of his apartment anyway…. lost my balance and fell on the floor.
“Hey, whoa! Stop!” Kai came running back…. “Hey Eliza, are you all right?!”
He knelt beside me. “Does it hurt real bad?”
“No I was just shouting to check if my vocal chords work fine.” I replied.
He chuckled. “Looks fine to me” he tried to examine my ankle.
“Ouch! Hey don’t!” I said, gently slapping his hand away.
“Wait.” He got up and went inside again, came back with an ice pack.
But I was already up by then. “Goodbye Kai. I cant stay. I have to go. Please don’t call me….”
“Whaa… Hold on….stop a sec. What’s this about?” He gave a puzzled look.
“I can’t be with you. You should have told me before.”
“Could you please sit down and tell me what should’ve I told ya, and then we’ll see?”
“I cant, just lemme go.” I stepped out, almost limping, was about to fall again…
He came from behind, grabbed me in his arms and rescued me from falling…
Well almost! He fell himself, and I fell on him. We ended up laughing…. Ten seconds later, I looked at him, and a tear rolled down my cheek….
He took my face in his hands… looked me in the eye and whispered, “Hey. M getting worried.”
“M sorry Kai. I cant do this. I really like you, but we have to end things. I cant be with a guy who smokes.”
Links for previous scenes:
Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5
Scene 7 (the last and final installment) : Will be posted within 2 Weeks.