As the family’s resident driver, I had to oblige to my mother’s request that I accompany my not-so-well sister to the doctor. I was quite unhappy that I’d be going alone with her so I persuaded my mother to come with us. After talking her into it, we ended-up going all together. When my sister’s check-up was finished, I drove to the nearest drug store so that my mom can buy the meds prescribed by the physician. And as we were about to go home, just as I was to steer the wheel to the right, my mother instructed me to go straight ahead so we can check on my brother who’s playing ball in a nearby gym.
We were quite lost though as my sister gave me the wrong direction of which exact street I should make a turn. So as the driver, I instinctively went straight ahead and just asked my mom and my sister if there would be another road where we can turn to get to our destination since I’ve never been there. It appeared that we were actually very near our stop because the next street parallel to the one where driving at will lead us to the gym. They were positive that I can turn right at the end of the road.
Indeed, they were correct for when I turned right, I saw another street where I can turn right again to get to the gym. But from a few feet away where the corner we had to turn right again was situated, a guy showed-up. He suddenly crossed the street and went ahead the same direction we were about to go.
Did I just see my brother walking passed through the corner? I thought aloud. He did resemble my younger brother but I can only see his silhouette.I immediately pointed my fingers to his direction to let my mother see the guy that looked just like him. She asked me then to go faster to see if he was really who we saw.
I stepped on the accelerator and sped-up but much to our shock, in that poorly lit corner, we saw nobody. We were all dumbfounded. “Where is he?” and “Where did he go?” were the questions we asked each other. We found it creepy that the guy looked like my younger brother. We very well knew that there is no way we won’t be able to see where he’s headed to, of course, unless he vanished into thin air. We dismissed the idea that it was him and just went directly to my little bro’s supposed to be “basketball practice” with his teammates. Unfortunately, we found a different group in the location. My mother got off the car and even went inside the gym to double check but my brother was nowhere in sight.
Still, we weren’t sure if the guy who we saw crossed the street was him. His identity remained a mystery.
We then decided to go home immediately to find out if he’s already at our house but much to my mother’s disappointment, he was still out. She was alarmed by this thus her nagging to find out of his whereabouts. She called him non-stop and as he answered, she ordered him to come home asap. We can sense from the room we’re at that my mom wasn’t satisfied with his answers as she was already yelling on the phone.
When my brother finally came home, my mother’s scolding immediately greeted him. After all the searching and the nagging, it was still a relief that he’s okay and fine. I couldn’t imagine what might happen had he met any unfortunate circumstance while he was out. My mother will surely go insane. He is her most favorite child after all.
But the real question now is where did the guy go? And a more intriguing question would be: Was he even real or was he a ghost?