Blood-Rain speaks, “You’re not supposed to have emotions.”
I laugh at the noises in my head and continue my own thing.
“Your teacher didn’t want to see your hopelessness.
Your teacher said not to show your emotions.”
I know that you’re right, but if I listen to you now, the only time in my life I felt truly happy will stop. Dead.
“What about Her? What were Her words to you
about living past eighteen and getting a job?
The same teacher proved Her right after all.”
I double-checked when the teacher’s words activated the gun that is inside Her. I walked around trying to prove the teacher and Her wrong. But everyone I talked to agreed.
“You’re not supposed to have emotions.
You’re not human.
You should have gotten rid of your emotions years ago.
This is why no one likes you!”
. . .
Her calls me. Time for me to go. Another day I don’t have to fight with you, Blood-Rain.
Another day I pretend I don’t care. But you’re right, though. I’m not supposed to have emotions. But I have my happy place, this school. I will keep it for as long as I can.