Sometimes you will feel a sign before something like disasters or accidents to happen. Maybe. Is it your instinct? Or your sixth sense? Perharps it's from God, sending you a warning, speaking to your heart very softly. And, like any other, I used to overlook it, muffling down the inner voice. Don't think too much Matty, nothing will happen.
This was just an ordinary day. The sun rised and went down. But before he hid himself completely behind the hills, ... ....
We were setting off to my grandma's house.At the lobby of my home my dad passed me the car keys and asked me to drive. I was wearing pants with no pockets, so I didn't bring my wallet and I held my phone in hand. Funny, it has been a long time I didn't drive my family out, and when the chance was offered I left my driving licence behind. I thought for awhile, why.
Out in the road, turned left. Oh no, it's Wednesday night, pasar malam. I reminded my dad. Should I? You could still squeeze through the market.He turned back and chose another route.
Going on smoothly.I leaned on the left door with my left shoulder as I used to, spinning my phone, never know what was I expecting of.
RED LIGHT ahead!Dad made a right turn to avoid it. I thought it was not neccessary. Silence reigned. Maybe my mum had fallen asleep.
Almost there, last right turn to cross. I saw the lights, a few were slow far behind the opposite way, but one was moving fast. Ah, I thought we needed to wait.
Yea, I thought.
The car did not come to a rest. It took a turn. What?!
I felt the time had stopped. In a second, my mind was turning and thinking fast. My dad should have stepped on the pedal hard to make a fast turn. However it seemed to be so slow. Why my mum wasn't screaming as she used to? Should I shout?
The light slowed a little bit and it yawed left and right. Wow, so near, with a passenger.Finally, I made up my mind to shout for a warning but it turned out to be a scream of fear.
I threw my body to the right and put my hands behind my head immediately. Of course, eyes closed.The car stopped after a few seconds.Ah, let me think, fight or flight reaction? Well, I am trained.Yeah.Haha.
I felt an impact on my left shoulder.Tiny pieces showered on me from behind, like scenes in the movies.A huge impact huh. When I opened up my eyes again, glass debris all over the cushion, my clothes and my body. I heard my mum crying in prayer. My dad went off. I looked back, a man lying there with blood.
" I don't want to see!I don't want to look!Oh Jesus preserve their lives!Oh Jesus!" My mum cried louder.
I dared not to move, you see, all the shattered pieces around, a slightest move will pierce into my delicate skin. I turned my head to the left, there was a small hole, the window had turned into a frame of diamonds, sparkling. My mum asked me to call the ambulance.I saw someone outside holding a phone. I called my aunty instead.
Don't worry my friends, no one died.
I can still laugh, I can still joke.
I'M STILL ALIVE!
WOO HOO. PRAISE THE LORD!
Thank you Neri for your comforting call, which was not comforting at all. It was more like a mum nagging to her son. I told you I was not the driver!Oh please.Haha. Thank you!
How I hope this was just a story, maybe his story, or her story, just don't be mine.
" Matthew Zai!Popo always tell you do not sit your friends' cars!!You see!"
I replied her calmly :" My father was the driver just now ... ..."
So, kindly please drop your supplements to me at my room window, I must lie low for awhile at home. Haha. Thank you so much.
I'M STILL ALIVE!YEAH!