Tulip of Tekna – Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Flopping down on my bed I quickly dialed Tori and she picked before a ring could even go through. I guess she was just as anxious to talk to me.

“I can’t believe this!” Tori and I gasped at the same time.

“How are we going to survive?” Tori asked rhetorically. I honestly didn’t have an answer to that and was hoping she would be able to come up with an idea but apparently she was just as lost.

“Ugh! 3 months in LOT? I’d would any day exchange that to be a Mortl”, Tori continued.
I knew LOT was going to be horrible, but I needed to convince Tori somehow that it wouldn’t be that bad or else the she would’ve honestly run away to Mortl land.

“Maybe it wouldn’t be that bad…” I said trailing off, waiting for her reaction. There was a gasp and then silence on her end. “…maybe..maybe by being in LOT, we’d get to collect inside information on how to overthrow the government!” I said the first thing that came into my head.
“OMG you’re right! Why didn’t I think of that?! You’re such a genius bestie!” Tori said squealing with joy.
Wow, that was easy I thought to myself. If only it were that easy to convince my parents into not sending us, but I’m sure there was no chance of that.

Tori and I spoke for a few more minutes and decided what were going to take and then she hung up because she needed to go to her Pilates class. I decided that I needed to go work out too, to blow some steam off. So I put on my gym clothes and headed to the kitchen to pick up a water bottle.

Inside the kitchen I noticed Meera was attempting to teach a struggling Jonah on how to wash the dishes. It was truly a rare sight and I never thought I would say this but I actually felt bad for Jonah.

“Hey bro!” I said walking up to him. He didn’t say anything but he looked up and I realized that his eyes were red. If it were any other day I would’ve made fun of him for crying, but I knew how he felt. His friends would never let him live this down when they found out.

I don’t know what came over me at that moment but somehow all I knew was that I couldn’t leave Jonah at home for the next three months. He seemed pretty tough on the outside but really that was just a front. He was the kind of guy who’d write mushy love songs and play guitar but he behaved like a jerk because of his friends.

It was around nine at night so my parents were in the living room watching news. I actually didn’t know what I needed to say until I was standing in front of them.
“If you’ve come here to ask us to not send you to LOT, then we’re telling you now not to waste your time because nothing is going to change our minds,” my dad said before I could even open my mouth to speak.

“I know and I deserve that. But that’s not what I’m here to ask you.” I said, hoping they’d calm down a little after I accepted my punishment. “I wanted to tell you, well ask you, if you’d let Jonah also go to LOT. It’s just I know him well and I know that in a few days he’ll just end up getting in trouble because all his friends are still here, and making him do the dishes for three months isn’t going to bring up his grades or change his attitude. Whereas if he went to LOT with me, he’d probably learn a few things and also stay away from his friends.” I said, all in one breath.

Mom and dad looked at me quizzically “Hmm, that’s actually not a bad idea…” Mom said looking at dad. I was doing imaginary cartwheels in my head. Dad looked convinced already. Anything that mom agrees to, dad has to agree. “Fine then. Jonah will go with you too. Maybe something will go in that thick brain of his while he’s there.” Dad said and then returned to watching tv.

I walked out of the room grinning. I felt good doing something good for someone.

I raced down to the gym and did a full one hour workout. My body was aching by the time I was done, but it felt good to get my mind off about thinking about tomorrow.

True I had convinced Tori that it was going to be fun, but I wasn’t so sure myself. It’s not like I had much of a choice anyway though. It would suck to be stuck with a bunch of plastic perfect people inventing more ways to destroy Mother Nature, but I had to do it. At least I’d have Jonah around to make fun of. He hated science even more than me and he understood literally nothing.

Later at night when I was lying on my bed looking at the glow-in-the-stars I had stuck to my ceiling, somebody knocked on my door.

“Come in. It’s open” I said lazily. Jonah walked in. He was so quiet, maybe he thought going to LOT was a lot worse than cleaning. I just hoped I hadn’t made him more miserable, but I didn’t have to worry any longer as he gave me a huge bear hug. “Thank you so much T! I love you so much right now” he said ruffling my hair. “Hey! I’m not a puppy!” I yelped pushing him away playfully.

Sigh. I was so relieved he wasn’t pissed at me. “Really, I don’t know how I would’ve spent three months washing those dishes. It is so complicated!” He said with a seriously confused look on his face.

I just laughed. Jonah tended to find even the most easiest thing complicated. “You owe me bro!” I said throwing a pillow at him which I knew was the start of a full fledged pillow fight.

“Oh no you didn’t!” Jonah said with an evil look in his eyes and lounged at me with another pillow. I squealed and ran around the room trying to avoid the flying pillows and flinging more pillows at him.

One sided convos

I hate convos that go like

Me: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Friend: Hmm
Me: blah blah blah blah blah
Friend: K.
Me: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Friend: Nice
Friend: Hmm K.
Me: I honestly don’t think this is working
Friend: But we talk so much.


I want to see what a person would do if I spoke to him face to face like that?

Life lately

I very rarely post about what’s going on in my life and that’s mainly because my life is pretty boring. But recently, things have got so much better; I have a job, I’m actually interested in what I’m studying, 🙂 Life is perfect. But I’m not going to take it for granted because I know nothing stays the same forever and I know problems are lurking around the corner. I’m not pessimistic, I’m just trying to tell myself not to take anything or anyone for granted. I’m going to enjoy every minute of happiness, so I can fight the problems with all my strength.

Problems are an inevitable part of our lives. There isn’t a single person on this planet that doesn’t have a problem. And the funny thing is, I’m okay with problems. Not in some twisted way, but in a way that if I didn’t have problems, I wouldn’t have appreciated my good times. That’s mainly the reason why God gives us problems, He doesn’t want you to forget Him. He doesn’t need us, but He knows that we need Him and He doesn’t want us to forget that. We wouldn’t have problems of we just thanked God for everything ok out life. Instead, because the human nature is selfish, we only tend to remember God when we have a problem. Wouldn’t you feel bad if your child only came to you when he needed something? Then what about our Creator? Isn’t He bigger than our parents? Doesn’t He deserve more love and respect than our parents?

This is a reminder firstly to myself and then to everybody else, because I’m not perfect and I do tend to do exactly what I say not to. So I’m going to make sure that from today I thank Allah for all that He has given me and ask Him to forgive me for all that I have done wrong knowingly and unknowingly.
May God bless us all and may He forgive us.

Keep smiling 🙂



“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt

We all know that the choices We make are the ones that shape our lives, yet sometimes we may make choices that may not necessarily be good for us, and we may only realize that after a few months or years of making the choice. At this realization, we may beat up ourselves up about it and regret what the choices that we had made, but what we fail to realize is that all those choices and all the consequences that followed it, have made us what we are today. If we hadn’t made the choice then, we might’ve never known that it was wrong for us, and we may have ended up making that mistake in the future where it may have done a more bigger damage. I have made A LOT of wrong choices in life…Wrong choices about life, boys, career, friends etc, but what I have realized is that those choices made me what I am today. Yes, I may not be in the best of situations, but I do have the strength to go through the rough path and make a new beginning. I realized that being young and making those wrong choices was better for me than growing up and making them, because at least now I have the time to correct them and start fresh. I realized that there was no point in regretting and despairing over my choices because by doing that I would’ve chosen not to do anything to correct the wrong choices, so instead I chose to let go of them and make new, better choices. Another thing that has helped me move on is the belief that whatever happens, happens for a reason. I believe that there is a Greater power that controls our lives, and I believe that He knows what is best for us. So next time you realize that you’ve made a choice that is not good for you, know that there is something good behind it, even though you may not see immediately.