Die vorgegebenen Wörter sind übrigens fett gedruckt.
Redemption - A short story by Christine and a friend
I was sitting in physical chemistry. A class I am not particularly interested in but I was forced to take for my chemistry degree. The geek sitting next to me thought differently and he tried to explain the math which we were revising. “Awesome”, I thought not only was he smelling like nachos but also he must now think that I am dumb. Therefore I told him: “I really appreciate your help but I can actually do it on my own.” He gave me sort of a questioning look and answered: “Well if you say so, but we could still have some coffee one time and study for exams together.” I was extremely surprised by the speed of his move to ask me out considering I only knew him for roughly an hour. Frankly he was not my kind of guy and he looked like he could use a shower or he can go on eating his nachos or whatever on his own - I don´t think I really want to know. “That would be nice, George, but I have a booked schedule coming up. Sometime else” I responded. He nodded disappointed.
Class was finally over and I told him I had to catch my bus which actually was the truth and not an excuse. I hurried to my bus but as lucky as I always am: I watched it drive away from me. “God dangit”, I cursed. I got myself together and walked past the stereotypical vandalism on the wall at the bus stop. “You and I are forever”. The “forever” was actually spelled F-O-U-R-E-V-A. I started questioning - once again - the American Educational System. Ignoring the failure I went to the information board and I had to find out I was about to spend an entire hour at a bus stop. Maybe I should have taken the coffee.
Waiting there I recognized an old man watching me. When he saw I noticed him he came over. He had blue brochures under his arm: “Hello there my young friend. Do you want to learn something about Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior – Amen - , or what is going to happen with your soul once you have passed away?” Since I was not responding he went on: “Well my dear, I hope you already know about the chance of redemption Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior – Amen - already has offered you. Or the destiny God chose for you?” - “I actually already am a Christian so go and save another soul”, begging him in my thoughts to shut the heck up. “Then have a nice day, miss” he said. “You too”, I answered. “Creep”, I thought almost hoping he would trip and break his nose before annoying somebody innocent again. While watching him walking – sadly not tripping – away to his next victim. George, the geek, arrived at the bus stop. Almost yelling I told the Jehovah Witness: “He, over there, has not received the gift God offered us all! His soul is not saved yet!” Adding to this incredible win-win situation two cute guys entered the same bus as I was about to enter as well. Placing myself in the seat in front of the cuties I had to notice something devastating: They weren´t the brightest stars among the sky and on top of that they were talking about the Champions League. Great.