Today whilst I was cleaning up my email account and deleting things that were long overdue to be deleted, I came across a very old story I wrote when I was about Nineteen and bored at work one day. It's terribly corny, not very well written and full of terrible punctuation- but since I'm feeling very uninspired today, I decided to share it with you all- Enjoy!
Bryan stood by the window staring into the sky, into the eyes of the meteor that was now only hours away from ending everything. He remembered how he had been walking through the city on the day he heard about the earth’s soon to be final chapter. A man, who at the time he had presumed to be crazy, was being held back by police as he screamed “What’s it matter anymore! There is no hope! God has abandoned us all!”.
He had phoned Feeona straight away to tell her about the event, only to be greeted by her tears as she whispered “It’s all over now Bryan”.
Bryan walked away from the window, he had decided the only thing worse then an unstoppable death was waiting for it to come. He looked at the clock in the Hall, 5.38pm; he recalled the news from the previous day stating that the presumed time of contact was around 11.45pm. He had found it almost humorous how the news reporter had told the story, as if she wasn’t announcing the time that the world would be no more, but more like she was reporting a Feline fashion show or something equally as uninteresting.
The house was painfully quiet, the silence was deafening to Bryan’s ears as he sat waiting and listening to the distant anarchy of the streets outside. A knock at the door broke his concentration and he jumped up straight away to go answer it.
Feeona stood there with a basket and was wearing an unexpected smile, she walked past Bryan into the house in silence.
“You’re here” Said Bryan. Feeona smiled and reached into the basket “I’ve brought you something, I was saving them for our anniversary, but I suppose there’s no point in that now”, she pulled out a pair of socks in the shade of baby blue and held them out. Bryan hastily grabbed the socks and ran to his room to put them on. They looked perfect he thought to himself.
Bryan walked into the lounge room to find Feeona playing with some trinkets on the shelves, “I’ve been waiting for hours you know” he said, Feeona kept her back faced towards him as she told him of how the public transport wasn’t running anymore and of how cars littered the freeway making it virtually impossible to drive down, which had left walking as her only option, “I got here as quick as I could you know” she had said, “I’m just happy you’re here” he had replied. Feeona turned to face him and smiled “ I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else Bryan”. She would have been content just spending these last few hours staring into Bryans eyes for eternity.
Bryan was laying on his back on the roof, staring once again into the sky. He heard Feeona calling him from the Balcony, “Bryan its ready! Help me up!”, he scurried over to the roofs edge and held out his arms for first the basket Feeona was extending out to him and then Feeona as she struggled to pull herself up. “Shall we?” Bryan asked with a smile, “We shall indeed” Feeona responded.
Feeona pulled out a red checkered blanket from the basket and laid it out on the roofs tiles. As Bryan sat down he looked on at Feeona as she fiddled around with the contents of the basket- pulling out a hot thermos of pumpkin soup, a small plate of buttered bread, two small bowls, two cups and bottle of champagne. Bryan popped open the champagne and poured two large glasses, “What shall we toast to?” he said, “Hmm what about us being together for the rest of our lives?” asked Feeona, “To us” whispered Bryan.
They had been laying in each others arms for hours now- sharing secrets, childhood memories and theories on what they thought was going to happen after all this had ended. “When I first heard about it I thought it was some kind of sick scientific study on human behavior- that it was all made up to see how everybody would react, but then it started getting all too scary not to be real” Feeona had told Bryan. “I guess all things, all times eventually end- I mean look what happened to the dinosaurs. I think this may be the end of human existence as we know it, but not a complete end to existence at all” Bryan had shared. It was around then that the ground started shaking, slow at first, but faster as the minutes went by, “Its happening” whispered Feeona.
Bryan and Feeona had scampered off the roof before it had collapsed, they had taken refuge under a nearby tree, holding on tightly to each other. “Bryan” Feeona shouted over the noise “I just want you to know, that there’s nobody else I would want to be sharing this moment with right now”, “Me to Feeona” said Bryan before kissing her for what would be the last time ever. Suddenly there was a massive blast of light instantly blinding all who saw it. And then there was nothing.