6937 days, 16 hours, 11 minutes, six seconds.
If a clock could count down to the moment you would meet your soulmate, would you want to know?
I read that out of my book. I looked down on the little red numbers on my wrist. I didn’t know what they were. Neither my mummy, or daddy had the numbers. I didn’t know what the sentence ment. Why were these numbers changing? What is a soulmate?
4529 days, two hours, 57 minutes, 32 seconds.
I wanna meet him now, not in forever! I think I’m gonna die by the time I get close to that time. I’m gonna be like 50 years old. I just wanna meet him now.
2718 days, five hours, 38 minutes, 16 seconds.
I don’t think its gonna happen. This ‘soulmate’, their not gonna like me. I’m going to meet him, and he will dislike me. Wouldn’t surprise me if he purposely missed it. This soulmate thing just isn’t gonna work.
1264 days, eight hours, two minutes, 54 seconds.
I think I might have met my soulmate early, but my clock didn’t catch it. He’s perfect.
845 days, 17 hours, 10 minutes, 11 seconds.
I don’t think I need to wait for my soulmate anymore, this guy. He treats me well. I don’t think I need to wait for some other guy.
802 days, 13 hours, five minutes, 38 seconds.
Where is my soulmate now, I just need him here. To comfort me. But I guess, if we knew each other, I wouldn’t be in the position I am now. Crying into my pillow.
537 days, 12 hours, two minutes, two seconds.
Tests. Tests. More Tests. I hate tests. I hope the only test I have to take when I meet him, is my pregnancy test. Of course, when we are hoping! Not unexpectedly.
365 days, 00 hours, 00 minutes, three seconds.
Only one year. One year to prepare. One year to not kill myself. One year. I wonder if that soulmate out there, is thinking thoughts like this. Maybe he doesn’t even care. Only one year and I’ll find him.
111 days, 11 hours, 1 minute, 11 seconds.
Things are the same, the clocks the same. I’m the same. Everything is gonna change. The clocks going to keep counting down. I’m going to change when I meet him.
48 days, 13 hours, five minutes, 56 seconds.
Almost there, so close yet so far. I have no idea what to do.
14 days, 13 hours, 12 minutes, 11 seconds.
2 weeks, only 2 weeks. Two long weeks, full of work and school. I can do this.
Three days, 15 hours, two minutes, 00 seconds.
What am I supposed to do. Only three days. Should I get new clothes? What to do? What to do?
Three hours, eight minutes, 57 seconds.
I couldn’t believe this was the day. I was terrified. I’m rushing around the house, worrying everything’s perfect. Did I shave? Did I put on too much make-up? Am I overdoing it? Where is my jacket?
One minute, 37 seconds.
My legs are shaking. Holy cow, there is no way I can do this. None.
One minute, 29 seconds.
I glance around at the faces surrounding the room. Of course my Meeting would take place in the gross, overcrowded cafeteria.
One minute, six seconds.
Somewhere within these four walls, someone has the exact same countdown on their wrist. They’re going through the exact same pressure as me.
Mom said I should be excited, not nervous. Yet I still find myself wiping my sweaty palms on my dress. I can’t believe she talked me into wearing a dress. I mean, shouldn’t my Soul Mate meet me as I normally am? All plain jeans, blah shirts, and wild brown curls?
Something deep within me tells me to stand up.I do, drawing the attention of my tablemates. They all know too. They smile encouragingly up at me. I chew my lip nervously.
That same feeling pulls me towards the center of the room. My stomach drops away from me as I take a step in that direction.
I continue in that direction. With each step the tempo of my heart picks up.
17. More rapid.
16. It’s racing.
Oh my god this is it. The moment my life changes forever.
My eyes search frantically around the cafeteria, searching for someone who looks as nervous as me. For someone who’s heading towards their future with no sense of direction like me.
The feeling directs me slightly to the left. I turn to accommodate.
5. My heart has given up entirely.
4. I stop walking.
3. Just waiting left.
2. Everything is about to change.
1. Deep breath.
0000 d 00 h 00 m 00 s
Someone bumps my shoulder. I twirl around and my gray eyes meet blue, blue ones.
“Hello there, love. It appears as though we’re Soul Mates then, eh? I’m Liam.”