MY SECRET ANGEL
By Jennifer Owens
It’s already 9:56 pm in the night and still no sign of Kim.
I’ve called her millions of times but still no reply.
My heart is in pain right now.
I’m not sure if I can live another day without seeing my angel.
I waited for a little while but she didn’t come nor did she pick up.
I got in my car and drove home.
I met mom in the sitting room, she was smiling at me but I just walked past her and went to my room.
I fell on my bed and let the tears that were already sliding pour down.
I really need to see you Kim, please come.
I thought she forgave me.
Is anything wrong?
I laid in my bed remembering all the times I humiliated her and hurt her.
I turned to look at my wall clock and it was already 7am in the morning.
I didn’t even sleep.
I took my phone and called my principal.
He picked up almost immediately.
“give me Kim’s father’s number now” I said and he took a while before calling it for me.
“one more thing, if I don’t get to see Kim, just know you are a dead meat ” I said and hung up.
I called the number given to me and he picked up after the second time.
“hello who’s this”
“good morning sir, I’m Tyler, Kim’s friend ” I said.
“sir I wanna know if I can see Kim or you could give me your home address ” I said into the phone .
“Kim’s traveled to Seoul so you can’t meet her” he said over the phone.
“but she said she missed the train and she promised to come meet me yesterday but she didn’t and I don’t know what went wrong that’s why I called ” I said.
“no no, Kim is in Seoul” he said.
“are you sure sir ” I asked.
“OK but is there anyway I can communicate with her” I asked and he was quiet for a while.
“I’ll call you back ” he said and hung up.
So Kim lied to me that she was coming.
She still left me, why Kim.
I deserve it anyway, but I won’t give up until I have her back.
Kim’s dad POV
What’s this kyler or zyler blabbering about.
My own Kim is in Seoul and I know that.
Let me call Vivian if Kim is there with her or not.
She better be.
I called her and she pick up.
I didn’t bother asking how she is, I just asked where’s Kim.
“she’s not yet come, was she supposed to be here now” she asked.
I fell on my couch and held my chest.
“ah Vivian my Kim, Kim ”
“what happened to her”
“she’s supposed to be in your house and you’re here asking me stupid questions ” I yelled over the phone.
“but she’s not here” she said.
I already started sweating heavily.
I hung up immediately and called Kim’s number.
It’s been ringing almost 17 times now but she’s not picking.
“ah Kim, forgive me if I’ve done anything wrong, appa can’t live without you” I said and tears already started streaming down my cheeks
An old man like me is crying.
Crying is not even enough, I need my Kim.
“Kim appa bianè, please come back home, it’s OK if you don’t want to live with Vivian, come and stay with me and we will find a way out”
“aiish ” I sat on the floor and cried
My phone rang and I sluggishly picked it up without looking at the caller.
“sir is there a way I can connect with Kim ” the caller said over the phone.
“Kim has left me, she’s not in Seoul and I can’t communicate with her” I cried into the phone.
“what, please sir tell me your home address and I’ll be there, we will find a way out together ” he said and I called him the address.
He hung up and I continued crying.
After some mins, there was a knock on the gate but I didn’t get up.
When he saw no one answered him, he entered by himself and came to the sitting room.
He was also crying, he’s eyes were red and swollen.
“Appa” he called and knelt beside me and we cried together.
He suggested we search for her with her photo and we also involve the police.
We called the cops and told them and we took two of Kim’s pictures.
We checked almost all the streets but none claim to know her or seen her.
It’s the same thing happening everyday.
It’s been a month now and we still can’t find my Kim.
It’s the same thing, going out to search for her and coming back home and sulking.
Where could my Kim be.
If she was kidnapped then the kidnappers would have called for ransom.
I laid on my couch and cried with Tyler on the floor like a statue that couldn’t move nor talk.
I’m still in the house with Kim’s dad, that old man looks like he’s gonna die any moment from now so I have to keep am eye on him.
Kim you better come back before you loose your dad.
We’ve checked almost all the whole city and even the cops have no clue until this morning.
It was Saturday and the cops called us that they have some clue what could’ve happened to her.
We arrived at the place and it was a deserted area.
There were cliffs, hills etc.
We were told that they found Kim’s phone on the floor and there was blood stain on a rock and that is possible that Kim fell off the cliff.
Kim’s dad fell down and held his chest immediately he held that Kim might have fallen off the cliff.
I could feel my heart sinking but no, I can’t just loose hope of my angel.
“If she fell then where’s her body ” I asked the cops.
“it’s also possible that a wild animal ate her up cuz if you look down where she fell to, it’s bushy like a forest” one of the cops said.
No no no, my angel can’t just die like that.
I didn’t even get to tell her I love her.
That’s not true, she’s not dead.
She must be somewhere, my angel can’t die.
“Kim where are you ” I yelled on top of my voice.
“please come back” I yelled and fell in my kneels crying.
“come back ” I cried.
6 months later.
“when will you stop this madness ” mom yelled.
“it’s no madness mother” I yelled back.
“that girl called Kim or whatever is dead and gone, when will you understand that ” she yelled again.
“she’s not dead mom, I can feel her in my heart ”
“she’s in your past, look at Christina whose always been with you through thick and thin, she loves you and you better start doing the same” she said pointing at Christina who was shedding crocodile tears.
“I don’t love Christina and I’ll never do” I yelled.
“but Tyler I said I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to do all those bad things, I didn’t mean to claim her voice and kidney to be mine, please forgive me already ” Christina seethed still crying.
“I can get you my bath tub for you to cry in” I said and glared at her.
“Tyler just forget ”
My mom was saying but kept short and moved backward from me when I turned to face them, my eyes were red and cold.
I moved closer to them and they moved backward.
“I don’t love Christina and I’ll never do cuz no one will take Kim’s place in my heart ” I said as calm as I could and went out.
I got in my car and drove to Kim’s house.
Kim is dead but she’s still having her way in Tyler’s heart.
Tyler’s mom and I were damn scared when he turned to face us, his eyes were red and cold.
I know Tyler very well, when he’s angry he knows no one.
“I don’t love Christina and and I’ll never do cuz no one can take Kim’s place in my heart” he said and left.
I know he’s going to Kim’s house to see that old wag.
Kim’s gone but why’s she still an obstacle between me and Tyler?
I need love, I need Tyler’s love.
I reached Kim’s house and went in.
I met her father seated on the floor with pictures of Kim and him on the floor.
There was a picture of him, Kim and a woman that must be Kim’s mom.
He stared at the pictures with tears streaming down his cheeks .
Kim really does have the best father in the world.
I moved closer to him and sat with him.
“appa stop sulking like a child, now if you spend all your time crying, how will you buy a big house for Kim when she returns ” I asked but it wasn’t cheering him up at all
“weren’t you the one who told me Kim loves big houses, stop crying let’s try to make her dream come true before she returns ” I said and a smile escaped his lips.
Now that’s what I want.
After many consoling words, he finally fell asleep.
I took one of Kim’s pictures and sat on the floor with tears pouring down like rain that would never stop.
“My heart is bleeding and I, I don’t know if it will heal without you here” I said referring to the picture. Wherever you are, I just hope and pray that you are happy.
Somewhere in Canada.
“like seriously Cleo, this is the 7th guy you are crushing on, what about Jake that you had a crush on last week ” I asked Cleo who was sitting beside me and showing me photos of a guy she has a crush on.
She shows me guys she has crush on almost every day.
“oh Jake, I already slept with him so my feelings for him weared off” she said smiling.
“oh you are too spoilt ” I said and covered my nose.
“you can say that again” she said sarcastically and we laughed.
“so what about your school, have you found a better one” she asked.
Yeah guys, Cleo and I are travelling to Boston and I’ve been doing research on the school Cleo and I will go when we get there.
Not my idea though but dad’s idea.
He wants Cleo and I to meet with the president’s daughter and all the minister’s children.
“oh yeah, I’ve found a better one, it’s courageous high school and they even sang for the president daughter’s birthday ” I said.
“good coz I go to classical school and it’s our final year so we won’t be spending a looooonnng time there” she said and we laughed.
So Rikki I need to go chat with my new crush so hand me my phone.
She took her phone and I rolled my eyes.
I went upstairs to my room and laid on my bed looking at the ceiling.
Ah yes, a little introduction about myself.
” I’m Rikki Bennett, , Cleo told me she found me 7 months ago lifeless around a forest when she went hunting, they said maybe I fell off a cliff or something and that I was in coma for 4 months and that’s true cuz I woke up from bed one faithful morning and I couldn’t remember my name nor anything, the doctor said I lost my memory and I might regain it or not.
Cleo was the one who named me Rikki and she’s very kind. She’s lost her mom and she’s the only daughter of the Mr Bennett.
I got used to living with Cleo and her dad who’s the vice president of South Korea, he travelled to Boston and that’s why we have to go there to stay for a while. It’s been 3 months I woke up from the said coma but I haven’t remembered anything so I took it as there’s nothing to remember except an old man that I’m trying to figure out ”
I’m feeling sleepy now and I’ve told you enough about myself so let me sleep.
I have to wake up very early tomorrow cuz our tickets to Boston is already out and we are travelling tomorrow.
I just hope my life in Boston is good cuz if it isn’t then I won’t waste a second and travel back to Canada.
Somehow, I wanna remember my past coz I can’t sleep peacefully knowing that somewhere someone is searching for me or maybe not.
But why’s there an old man in my dream, I can feel and see him blurry, I can’t see him clearly but I’m always happy in the dream with him.
I really need to find out who this man is.
Could he be my dad?
Ah I don’t know, the more I try to remember the more my head aches and I feel dizzy.
Let me just forget it.