I walked the streets aimlessly, still disoriented by what had happened. “A few months, dear”, her words rang in my ears like a cruel torment.
What could I do in just a few months? I just couldn’t accept it; all my plans, my dreams. All of them ruined by this news. Few months, not enough time. All the wasted time parting and been kicked out by about 3 different universities, wasting time.
I sat on that bench without really knowing where to go, if only I had not wanted to know the future, if I had not wanted to know what fate awaited me. If only, if, it was too late for that.
Suddenly I felt someone sitting by my side, an old man who looked disturbed. I stared at him for a moment before asking if I could help him with anything. “I’m fine, but you looked all alone, dear”, his voice was so comforting, that it automatically made me smile.
“What’s the matter? A pretty young thing like you, alone in the middle of a park when the day is so bright, doesn’t seem natural”, he was right, it was a lovely day. I told him about the gypsy and her prediction on my imminent death.
“Seems you have a problem, darling, you are more afraid of death than you are of life. When you die, you don’t have to worry anymore. But when you’re alive, you have to finish your mission, you have to leave a legacy. If I were you, I’d think about what I’ve done in my life”. I wondered if he was right. What would I leave when I died?
“What would you do if you had more time?” I told him about my plans, my dreams, and my unfinished medical career. Told him I wanted to help, to make a difference. “Can’t you?”
He was right, I could do it. I smiled at him and say thank you, I was about to stand up when he said. “We’re kinda making a deal you know? I give you more time if you promise to make a difference and help mankind”.
He noticed my stare, not really understanding what he was talking about. He shook my hand and say “My name is Grimm and we have a deal, dear”.