Nauja’s car broke down recently so she stood outside her job waiting on her Uber who was supposed to be there right when she got off. She wasn’t mad but she was eager to get home. She and Aitu had a phone call planned to sort out when their second date would be. She could call him now but she knew if she called him the Uber would suddenly appear. “come on, please” she whispered into the air. He was almost too good to be true. Handsome, sweet and their date had been perfect. It had been like he’d already known her before hand. When they met they exchanged numbers and had talked for months before the first date but still. He had planned such a perfect evening for them and had almost predicted anything she was thinking or wanting. He seemed to know things about her she couldn’t remember telling him.
She had never been so captivated with a man and she didn’t want him to think she was getting cold feet about a second date. Suddenly someone painfully grabbed her arm. She jerked and he pulled her into him, grabbing her hair and saying angrily “you shouldn’t exist” She started panicking in her mind, some psychopath had stumbled upon her. She kneed him in the groin, it was the only thing she could think to do and just then to her relief the security guard where she worked came rushing out with his gun “Let her go sir or I’ll shoot”
The man still had a handful of hair, seeming unphased by the fact she had kneed him. He stared back at the guard “Let her go” he repeated. She wasn’t sure he had ever fired a gun before but he was a really good guy and she imagined even if he had expeirence he didn’t want to have to shoot someone today. He let her go and said “go home and kill yourself before you fuck everything up. You were not meant to be born” His words unsettled her to her core “sir I think you need help” she tried to sound normal and failed.
“what this world needs is for soft hearted idiots to quit messing with things. I can see it, the world itself rejects you. Someone decided to change something in the past and you are a direct result” She wanted to run away but the guard gave her relief again when he handcuffed the man who still wouldn’t break eye contact with her. Her Uber finally showed up but she couldn’t move. It was like he was still holding her. “do you want to wait for the cops Nauja?” The guard asked “I…I just want to go home. You can give them my number though”
“Kill yourself, that way you have some say because I’m coming to fix things if you don’t”
“Thats enough” the guard said sternly to the crazed stranger. The uber driver got out of the car “is everything alright?” She nodded and got in so the driver sat back down in the drivers seat to take her home.