“Promise me we’ll be together forever.” I asked looking in his bright brown eyes that matched my dark brown. I saw the worry behind his eyes.
“Forever.” He replied kissing my forehead. We had been dating for a mwaka and he was a permanent fixture in my life. I had a bad feeling that something was about to sever our ties and I didn’t know what. We finally climbed out of my kitanda around noon and went out to a nearby park.
“What’s up, babe?” Jasper asked.
“Nothing, just thinking.” I said. I was usually good about getting a feeling about what was going to happen before it did. Something just wasn’t right and I didn’t know what.
“About what? Is something wrong? Did wewe have another vision, babe?” Jasper asked. He was the only one who accepted that I had these feelings. My parents kicked me out of the house at 15 and I started living with Jasper. Shortly after, we found out our feelings ran deeper than just Marafiki so we started dating. My sixteenth birthday, I received a letter from my mother saying she had gotten me an apartment to live in until I came of age. Jasper and I were seniors in high school at Forks High.
“No, not really. That’s it I can’t see anything. It’s like someone’s messing with my visions. I have a bad feeling though.” I alisema as a tear slipped down my face. Jasper reached across the car and wiped the tear before it hit my cheek.
“We can figure this out. What do wewe see?” Jasper asked.
“Nothing. That’s it, I can’t see anything. I tried and everything is blurry and fuzzy.” I alisema trying once again and getting nothing but static. My head was throbbing from the effort I’d put forth the past couple of hours. “There’s no use.”
“Why don’t we try to relax and maybe they’ll come back.” Jasper alisema trying to help. I agreed and we went to sit on the swings. As I sat there I tried over and over to get something. Anything that could clue me into what was going to happen to Jasper. Jasper laid his hand on mine. “Are wewe trying to see our future?”
“Yea, nothing again.” I said.
“It will be okay, sweetie.” Jasper coaxed.
“No, what if something happens to you?” I shouted angrily.
“Nothing is going to happen to me, baby.” Jasper assured me. “Look ice cream.” I followed his gaze to a guy pushing a gari of ice cream.
“Let’s get some.” I offered getting up. I took Jasper’s hand in mine and we walked towards the guy.
“Would wewe two like some ice cream?” the guy asked.
“Yes please, two chokoleti cones please.” Jasper said.
“You are a very cute young lady.” The vender said.
“Excuse me.” Jasper alisema irritated.
“I was simply being polite.” The guy alisema throwing his hands in the air.
“Come on baby.” Jasper alisema pulling me along back to his car. We sat on the kofia and finished eating our ice cream. “I’m sorry for my performance back there. I shouldn’t have done that. I acted way impolitely and irrational.” Jasper started. I crushed my lips to his silencing him. I felt his hands run up my back into my long dark hair. Then I caught sight of something that wasn’t in my surroundings. I saw Jasper and he was at his job when someone came in with a gun and shot him. I saw the blood pool kwa his body as he clutched his chest. Then everything was back to normal except Jasper was looking at me strangely.
“You can’t go into work today. You’re going to die.” I blurted out. A nearby woman looked at me with disgust. Jasper wrapped his arms around me and the tears streamed down my face. I felt my body heaving against Jasper’s chest and he just sat and rubbed my back.
“It will be okay. I won’t go in today.” Jasper cooed. I wiped my face and looked into his bright brown eyes and saw he would do anything for me. I hugged him tight and he squeezed me back. “Now, let’s get out of here.”
“Okay.” I alisema climbing back into his car. We drove out onto the highway and Jasper called in sick. “Where are we going, Jazzie?” I was the only one he allowed to call him that.
“Anywhere wewe want, Ali Cat.” Jasper alisema using my nickname.
“Let’s just drive until we get tired and head back home.” I said. We drove for hours before retiring nyumbani tired and stiff. I climbed the stairs to my apartment with Jasper at my heel at felt a cold wind blowing. I put my key in the door unlocking it and slipped inside. Once inside I turned on every light and went to the kitchen. “You hungry, baby?”
“Yes ma’am, what do wewe have?” Jasper asked.
“Cookies, chips, ice cream, popcorn, candy.” I listed.
“Something sweet like you.” Jasper alisema appearing behind me. He snaked his arms around my waist and pulled my close to his chest. I inhaled his scent as he breathed in my face. “Candy sounds good.” He alisema disappearing just as quickly as he’d come.
“Hey, I’m not that easy.” I teased. Jasper and I hadn’t done anything besides kiss.
“I know that’s why I upendo you.” Jasper called. I followed his voice to the living room to see him sprawled out on my couch. I crawled up inayofuata to him just as his phone rang.