29: The Past Stays in the Past

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"This world's main characters are you and me."

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The music was blasting so loud. The dance floor were more crowded than usual. I lost count of my shots, all I know that I was fucking drunk right now. But, why did not the alcohol work? My mind was still replaying the scene at Alyssa's birthday party, again and again.

"Aiden?" Holy shit, that voice. I quickly turned around. My legs felt so weak that it took me a while to stand up. I blinked. I blinked. I blinked. It could not be her.

"Aiden?" Holy shit. It was her.

There was tangled threads in my head and now the gears in my brain were working so hard. I felt so dizzy all of a sudden, as if the world stopped and there was no sound, no movement. There was only a heavy pressure and thick air, like that time when you are about to land from an airplane flight. Right at that moment, I was sure I forgot what was oxygen, my breath caught in my throat and if I did not leave, I would be suffocating.

So, I left. I was able to hear Luna's voice, sounding more like and echo, vaguely calling out my name as I ran out of the house, but I did not turn around. I got into my car and drove away. I drove above average speed and passed through red lights, I did not give a fuck about the police. No, I was not thinking, and I was not trying to get myself into an accident, but, I silently hoped I would crash. Accidently.

I had no destination. I just drove around, until I pulled over on the side of the road. It was time to think, "where should I go?". Home—scratch that, my house was not a place to go to, when I was at this state. I would not be able to face him after meeting...her.

How could I be so blind? All these time I thought that she would be miles away but she really was not that far. She was here and she had...Alyssa. Thousands of questions poisoned my thoughts: Is Alyssa my sister? Or has she re-married and Alyssa is my half-sister? Or is she my step sister? Did she adopted her?

She left me six years ago. Alyssa was turning six today. How was that possible?

"AAAH!" I screamed as I hit the steering wheel multiple times.

So, that was what got me here, to this club. It was supposed to help me forget about the shits I had gone through today, from the fight with James to the unexpected meeting with someone I had been missing for years. But, instead, this place only made my headache worse.

I took out my phone and turned it on, eight missed calls from someone, I failed to tell who it was because my sight were blurred. I searched for her contact and pressed 'call'.

"Hello?" Her voice sounded so worried. "Oh my God, Aiden, where are you? I've been so worried, you didn't pick up my call.".

"I'm such a fool."

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