Genie Please

I Need Answers 


That night changed my life for ever. Why does all the bad thing have to happen to me? First my parents, then my brother, and now this. I can’t take anymore pain, anymore heartbreak. All I want is answers, is that too much to ask. The guys that are taking care of me, ever since my brother died, are somewhat responsible for his death. After Alex told me the truth about what my brother was doing I couldn’t believe it. My own brother joined a gang and was killed because of just being part of it. I lived with Alex and his brothers for about two months now and have grown attached to each of them. Even after all I have been through they decided now, after we were almost killed, to tell me the truth. It hurt and they lost my trust. Now at two in the morning at the park in Seoul, Korea I’m alone sitting on one of the benches waiting for Alex, Taeil, and Jimin to come back from the convenient store with food and water. Apparently, after we got shot at in, our own home, the people who shot at us are still trying to kill us. So now we have to leave town. I see Alex come out of the convenient store and jogged over to me with bags in his hands. I look away from him as he gets closer to me.

“Taeil and Jimin will be out soon.” He says as he pulls out a water bottle and handing it to me. I don’t take which makes him sigh and he sits down next to me. 

“Look I’m sorry okay, about lying to you. Your brother didn’t tell you to keep you safe.”

“I get that. But why did he have to get into this mess. He was all I had left and then I find him dead on my door step. Do you know what kind of shit I’ve been through since I moved here? I can’t go through my father leaving, my mothers death, and my brothers death and still be okay! I’m breaking Alex and it hurst so much!” At this point I was standing in front of him with tears streaming down my face. Taeil and Jimin were now approaching us. “I want answers now. Why did you bring my brother into your mess? Why are there people trying to kill us?” I asked him trying to clam down. He couldn’t look at me. 

“I think we should get going now, before they find us.” Taeil said.

“I’m not going anywhere until someone answers my questions.” I said looking at Alex. 

“Listen I will explain everything when we get to where we are going I promise.” Alex said.

“I don’t trust you.” I said bluntly and started walking in the directions of the car. 



It feels… It feels… It feels…

It feels tired.

It feels uncertainty.

It feels obscure.

It feels… It feels… It feels…

It feels drained. 

It just wants to rest for a while. 

It feels…

The Night Shift


I can’t believe that I got stuck working the night shift. I don’t even see a point in staying open all night long it’s not like anyone is going to come in here at two in the morning. I usually leave work at 7:30 since I am still in school, but since my co-worker called in sick I got stuck working the night shift. 
With absolutely nothing to do I find interest in the magazines on the counter until the door opens to the convenience store. In walks a guy who is in all black clothing. He’s tall with hair that is clearly dyed. His skin is pale and his eyes are cold. As handsome as he is, I can’t help but feel uneasy with his presence. As he walks towards the drink aisle, I keep my eyes on him just observing him. There’s something about him that seems very dangerous. When he finally makes his decision on what drink he want he makes his way to me. He puts the can of beer on the counter and I ring it up. 
“$2.50.” I said. He hands me five dollars and I give him his change. “Have a nice night.” I say trying to be polite. He give me a nod and walks towards the door. As he’s about to open the door he turns to me. 
“Is Louis here?” He asks.
“No he’s out sick.” He nods and walks back towards my counter.
“What’s your name love?” 
“Sable.” I said. He smirks at me. 
“A pretty name for a pretty girl.” He says and I scoff at his comment. 
“Is there anything else you need?” I say in a irritated tone. 
“No. Look sweetheart, when you see Louis give him this for me.” He says handing me an envelope. I take the envelope from him. “I’ll make sure he gets it. Are you a friend of his?”
“Something like that.” 
“Well if that’s all you need have a nice night.” I said trying to get this guy out of the store. “Aren’t you going to ask for my name love?” I shake my head no. “Oh come on love, don’t be so rude.” I start to be come irritated very quickly with his presence. 
“Don’t call me love now can you please leave.” I said. 
“Sorry love but I’m waiting on some friends just thought I’d start a conversation with you I didn’t mean any harm.” He says. I don’t say anything back. Who ever he’s waiting for needs to come quick so he can leave. He turns around finally giving up on conversing with me and what I notice scares the hell out of me. Sticking out the back of his pants is the handle to a gun. Who the hell is this guy? Whoever he is I want him gone. Just then another guy walks in. He is as equally as handsome as the other one, but my uneasiness keeps growing. “Jin.” The other guy said. So that’s the blonde’s name. I watch as they both greet each other. Jin points out that Louis in here and his friend turns around to look at me. He walks slowly towards me and gives me a small smile. He seems more welcoming than his friend. 
“Hello my name is James and I need your help with something.” 
“What is it?”
“Your friend Louis has something that he promised he’d give me tonight and he said that it’s in the manager’s office. Do you think you can go in there and get it for me?” He asks sincerely.
“I’m not sure what your looking for and I don’t have the key to the manager’s office.” I said hoping that he would believe me. James lowers his head and lets out a sigh.
“That’s not good….”
“Sable. I was really hoping that you would help me. Now I know there is a key to that office underneath the counter can you get the key and open the door for me?” 
“No. Whatever is going on between you and Louis is none of my business. You’ll just have to come back tomorrow night when he’s here.” I said stepping away from the counter just a little bit. I don’t know who these guys are and but I know that I don’t want to be involved with them. 
“I can’t wait until tomorrow night. Now get the key to the office now or your not going to like what happens next.” He said is voice now chilling. He moves his jacket back a little bit to show me his gun sticking out of his pants. I make my way underneath the counter and get the spare key. I start walking towards the office with him close behind me. We get to the door and I hesitate to open it at first. Once the door is open James pushes past me and into the office. I watch him dig around in my boss’s desk for something. He pulls out a big envelope and makes his way out of the office. I follow him back into the front of the store where Jin is waiting for him. 
“I got it. Sable love tell James thank you and don’t forget to give him the envelope.” Jin said to me. I watch as he makes his way out of the store. 
“I appreciate your help and here.”
He hands me a piece of paper. 
“I have a feeling like I’ll be seeing more of you from now on.” He says and smirks at me. I watch as he leaves the store more confused and scared than I was before. Whoever these guys were I hoped that I would never see them again.

Lost Girls 


I didn’t know where we were going that day. My parents seemed extremely worried. I should’ve asked what was going on? Where were they taking me? I probably wouldn’t have felt so scared and abandoned. I remember our car pulling up to this old, creepy house. As my father stopped the car, my mother took me out of the car along with my suitcase. We both walked up to the double doors of the the house and my mother rang the door bell. My hands tightened around my mothers hand, afraid of who would be on the other side of the door. 

The door opened and there stood this middle aged woman in one of the ugliest dresses I’ve ever seen. Her hair was pulled back into a low ponytail and the expression on her face was extremely unpleasant. I felt like crying at that moment. I probably should have cried then maybe my parent would have changed their minds.

As my mother and the woman talked, I tried to look into the house. All I could see was a stair case, a large rug in the middle of the floor, and some candles hanging on the wall. 

“We will take good care of her.” The woman said which made me look up at my mother with wide eyes. She bent down to my level. 

“Sweetheart you’re going to stay with these nice people while we are gone. I promise your father and I will come back for you. I love you Ren don’t ever forget that.” She kissed my forehead and stood back up to hand the woman my suitcase. 

“Come on child.” The woman said as she grabbed my wrist and pulled me inside. I looked back at my mother with tears in my eyes as the doors closed in between us. That was the last day that I saw my parents.
That was the day my life went to hell. I’ve been living in this house for six years now. My parent made a fake promise to me; they never came back for me. When they left all I did was wait for them. It broke my heart that they lied to me.

At least I wasn’t the only one who felt abandoned. There were other girls here as well. Bella, Sable, Bora, and Poppy. I was nine when I first meet them. Over the years, I learned that Bella was the first one here. Then came Sable, Bora, then me, and lastly Poppy. 

Life in this house is horrible. The people in charge are Mary and Ben. Both are old and mean. They treat us like their personal servants. The five of us have our own chores that we have to do everyday. If anyone of us does something they don’t like or we disobey them, they abuse us physically and verbally. The girls and i walk on eggshells when we are with them. We try to stay out of their way; and most of the time it works and other times it doesn’t. 

I wish that all of us could just leave this place and never return.