Who's That Boy?
I've been an odd ball all my life. I'll admit to it. But I didn't notice I was talking to myself because I always thought I was talking quietly. Well... I wasn't. I was fourteen when it started, almost two years ago.
I started drawing a boy. It was often the same boy, Tobi. I alway thought he was fake, mainly because he was an alien in a story I made up overnight. He didn't have a voice at first. He would just use words and flash them through my head. But he started developing a strong voice. I put it out of my mind.
Well time passed. I was watching a movie on my laptop and I leaned up to see it better. I was sitting hunched over with my legs crossed and the laptop in my lap. I felt something on my shoulder. I took no real notice. I felt something lead on me. Stupid me was watching The Grudge. I froze and arms wrapped around me. I jumped up and heard a boy yelp. I turned my head and, sure enough, Tobi was there.
From then on he was there. I honestly thought I was going crazy. A few nights ago I summoned the courage to tell my friend, Ragen. She laughed and told me of spirits that you summon yourself, how they can find a way into your being. She told me I could have made Tobi real. I bursted out laughing. She asked why I said, "Tobi told me he was an alien, not a spirit!" Then she explaned more. My smile faded.
And now? Well, now Tobi still follows me. Helping me with homework and watching movies with me. If you don't believe me, then fine. But if you do, I can tell you one thing. That spirit is the best thing that's ever happened to me.