You skipped and sung to your room, your hair dancing behind your small child body. You reached up to turn the doorknob when you saw him! Your best friend Tim!
"Timmy!" You said enthusiastically to him from down the hall. You ran towards him in your plain white gown and your standard issue hospital slippers. The boy seemed startled by you and jumped as you neared him. He was still visibly shaken up as he spoke to you.
"O-Oh it's just you ______. "
"Who else would it be stupid. "You laughed and punched his arm. He looked down for a moment and then smiled nervously.
"I don't k-know haha. "You were confused by this but smiled anyway.
"Ok well where are you going?"
"To get my dinner. "He said pointing down the hall.
"Mmm well I'll go with you!" You smiled showing your two missing front teeth. You walked down the hall with your friend. Dinner was fun you guys played a game of eye spy which after awhile Tim stopped playing for some reason.
"Do you not like to play with me?" You frowned with a mouthful of food.
"No I just don't like that game. "He frowned. "You got hair in your mouth. "He took his hand and brushed it out of your mouth along with the hair covering your eyes. "You should wear your hair like that more. You look better when you can see things for what they really look like. "Tim said and went back to eating the mediocre hospital food. You looked in the window across from you and pulled your hair off to the sides and smiled while eating your food.
-20 years later-
Your alarm rang furiously on the nightstand as you tried to ignore it. Finally after the third ring you got up.
"What was so important on my off day. "You groaned and sat up. "Crap! My doctors appointment!" You shrieked and shrugged on some jeans and a t-shirt. You slipped and hit your head on the floor as you tried to put on your socks while hopping to the door. You got up after awhile and went to go brush your teeth. After brushing you parted your hair down the middle and brought them to ponytails revealing your face. You smiled and then ran out to your car with your shoes in hand because you were incredibly late.
You slipped on your sneakers once in the parking lot and dashed into the medical office.
"Um hello! _______ _________! I'm a bit late for my appointment. "The sour faced old lady at the desk raised her eyebrows and looked at her computer.
"I see your... 35 minutes late..." You pursed your lips and forced a smile.
"Yes I am. " Your right eye twitched as she said that.
"You should try to be on time next time. "She said while handing you the clipboard do full out. You gritted your teeth and snatched it from her. You turned towards the crowded room and almost immediately your pulse began to quicken. You fidgeted with the clipboard and scanned for an empty seat until you found one and sat down quickly.
"She's a real pain isn't she. "You heard a males voice from beside you. You turned to face him and chuckled.
"Yeah you would think they'd have a more comforting person as the receptionist at a mental health office. "The man snorted.
"Yeah I know right. "You didn't want to just stare at him awkwardly after this so you decided to try and start a conversation with him.
"You uh you come here often?" You immediately felt like your subconscious had punched you in the stomach for being so dumb. You started giving yourself a good mental tongue lashing before he spoke.
"Heh yeah I come a lot..."
"Really? I've been coming here for years I've never seen you. "The man was quiet for a moment and you felt as though you'd offended him. However before you could say anything more stupid he spoke up.
"Recently my schedule has been bouncing around a lot. My jobs... Uhm job that I have now has a more stable work time than before. "
"Oh! Yeah I totally get it!" You smiled and nodded. "So what's your name. "You smiled.
"Tim. "He said. Your smile faded and you looked at him with the most confused look.
"Tim..." You said softly before the nurse called your name. You were startled from your trance and stood up.
"Y-Yes I'm right here..." You stood up and followed her. "Nice to meet you Tim. "You said as you waved goodbye to him. 'Tim. Tim. I've heard that name before. 'You thought. When you came back to the waiting room, Tim was gone and you had this weird urge to talk to him. You shook it off and went back home to make dinner. Aka hot pockets.
As made your sad excuse for a dinner you couldn't shake the feeling that you've seen him before. 'Tim was his name... I... I know a Tim.' You thought.