The sun rose on Casey the same as any other day, gentle and slowly coming through her window lighting up her bed room. Casey wished that it was what had woken her but no. She sat up cradling her head a migraine had come along and she needed a drink of water and a pain killer. Crawling out of bed she looked around her room, the room was tiny with green walls and a desk and bed shoved in but you wouldn’t of been able to tell with the half made clothes scattered around the floor and furniture.
She wen’t to wake her little brother up on the way to the bathroom. Swalling he the little tablet she started packing the lunches, She kept to her morning ritual as she has done so for two years now. Ever since dad had left and mum had taken up two jobs.
“morning Mark.” She greeted to the grunting teen as he helped himself to some cereal. His messy black hair and dagy clothes seem to be matching the same outfit he wore yesterday. He took after Dad more and more everyday with his brown eyes and tall frame. She looked like her mother, not so tall but skinny with brown hair going down her back and strong green eyes.
She loved her brother more then she would ever admit to him even if they where very opposite people. They had a friendship that could only grow through loss and it was the single most important thing to her.
She finished getting ready and chucked on her uniform ready for another day at the cafe. The cafe was busy when she arrived, the morning rush of suits and teens all getting there caffeine fix before the day begun was only growing. Casey went behind the counter and started straight up to a coffee machine and got to work.
It wasn’t long before more joined the shift and the rush slowly eased and she got to finally engage in the only socializing she had left. Sam her best friend got her the job here and even thou he was in his own words “madly in love with her.” she could never see him that way. He wasn’t bad looking with his short brown hair and giant puppy dog eyes it was just the fact he wasn’t what she was after. She had told this to him many times but never did it stop his continues flirting.
“Morning beautiful. Are we running away yet?” She smiled at his usual greeting.
They had there games they played and it always made her happy.
“So Sam, how was the big date last night?” turning to him as he cleaned the dishes she asked.
“Oh you know how it is? They ask what I like, I tell them what I like, they run screaming or laughing. Maybe I should just stick to my comic books atleast untill you realize you’re hidden pasion for me.”
She laughed and went back to work serving a customer. As the day progress her head kept on hurting to the point where she had to spend some time sitting as Sam covered her shift, she smiled at him gratefully as not only did her cover for her work load his constant banter kept her from going truly insane.
She finished her shift finally and left to get her brother from school, Sam following like had always done. The school was packed as the teenagers all left for home matching uniforms making them somehow look like penguins Casey always thought.
Finally Mark ran from the grounds, but something was wrong. He had a face of terror and his bag was missing. Behind him was a bunch of teens all laughing as they chased him.
Seeing his sister he lept on to the road just as a bus pulled out. Everything slowed down. She could see what was going to happen the bus would go through Mark and she would lose her brother the pain that came was unbearable. Her head was going to explode.
“Mark!” She screamed and reached out for him.
Then it happened she for this day can’t remember how it first happened. She wanted him next to him she pictured him coming towards her and not hitting the bus being to quick for the bus.
He turned his head and saw the bus just as some unseen cord jerked him towards Casey flinging him into the air and on the soft grass next to the stunned pair. The bus skidded to a halt and everyone was looking there direction with stunned expressions.
“We got to go.” said Sam pulling on Casey arms. ”We go to go now”