You looked at him again curiously. “No Sir, I’m sorry, I can’t say I ever remember having anything like that.”
“Well.” He said with a sigh. “These seizures appear to be happening because the DNA of the ‘other person’ in your system is trying to merge with you or in other words, contact you.”
You looked at him baffled. “My soulmate is looking for me?”
“Yes, basically,” he replied simply. “I can only assume that you and this person were connected either by body or mind for a while and when you had your accident the connection stopped. And now they want to know why.”
You smiled nervously. “Umm but what if I don’t like them back?”
“Well that’s a problem for you and not me.” He said with a chuckle. I’m a medical practitioner not a matchmaker.”
You giggled slightly in response and thanked him for his time then walked out to meet your mother who had been in the waiting room with your grandma.
“What did he say?” Your mum asked.
“Weird stuff mum, really weird stuff.”
“Like what?” She asked with a small chuckle.
“I’ll explain in the car.” You replied. “You’re not going to believe it.”
“No Y/N I don’t think that’s crazy at all!” Your Mum said after you told her about what the specialist had told you. “You actually did go through a period where you acted really really out of character every second day. It was so strange but you never explained yourself so we just grew to accept it.”
“Strange as in how?” You asked. “And why don’t I remember any of this?!”
“You probably don’t remember because of your accident. You did get pretty bad amnesia at one point darling, it could have erased your memory.” Your Mum said. “Back to the ‘strange’ things.” She started, wanting to clarify your other question. “You would swear like a sailor, you called your sisters extras and you loved spicy foods.”
Your jaw dropped open.
“You can’t be serious.” You said, deadpanning.
Your grandma who had stayed quiet this whole time finally spoke up. “Yes dear we were all there when it happened.”
“But I don’t even like spicy food!” You wailed. “Maybe I have some kind of schizophrenia?!”
Your grandma chuckled. “No sweetheart I don’t think so.” She looked at you with a little sparkle in her eye that you couldn’t help but take notice of.
When you got home you went to your room to ponder these things. You were lying on your bed deep in thought when a soft knock drew your attention to your door. You got up and opened it. It was your grandma.
“Can I come in for a minute, there’s something I want to tell you.” She said with a excited little smile.
You loved how your grandma always seemed to have this little hint of sparkle in her, a cheeky side that always bubbled to the surface at the most random of times.
“Sure grandma.” You said with a big grin.
She waddled in and sat down on your bed, patting the spot beside her, indicating for you to join her. You did, plopping yourself down and crossing your legs in front of you.
“Y/N dear I have a secret that I have kept for many years but I feel it is the right time to tell you now.”
“What is it grandma?” You asked expectantly. You grandma had lived a full life, she was well into her 80’s now and you always loved the little life lessons she bought to you.
“When I was young. Younger than you, probably around the age of 9. I had the same experiences you had.” She said proudly.
You didn’t really know what she was talking about and furrowed your brows. “The seizures?” You asked, cocking your head to the side.
“No no!” She said with a chuckle. “The out of body experiences!”
“But I don’t remember the out of body experiences?” You replied, confused.
“Yes but just because you don’t remember them doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.” She chided, one knobby, crooked finger raised in warning. “I had the experience of swapping bodies with a boy, about the same ages as me, for close to a year.”
“You what?!” You asked incredulously. This was all so surreal sounding.
“So what happened?” You asked, curious to hear the end of the tale.
“Well, we were very young and this kind of thing was common at that time. I just enjoyed the experience and when the swapping stopped happening I moved on.” She said. Ending the story much to abruptly for your liking.
“Wait. Wait.” You said, shaking your head. “You’re telling me that you had a soulmate you were swapping bodies with and you didn’t end up with them?”
“Yes!” She said. Grinning at you.
“I don’t understand the moral of this story?” You said. “Is she telling me it’s ok that I don’t have a soulmate any more?”
“Well I will be honest with you Y/N dear, I regret not seeking out my soulmate. We were very young and didn’t see the importance of it so I let it slide.” She sighed heavily. “I did love your grandfather dearly but I always wondered what my life would have been life, had I pursued my soulmate.”
“Do you remember the soulmate’s name?” You asked.
“Oh of course I do, I remember a lot of things about him.” She said smiling gently at you.
“Well then let’s go find him for you grandma!” You said excitedly.
She chuckled softly. That’s very sweet of you my darling but my time is done. My years are coming to an end and my decisions in life have been final.” She reached over and took your hand. “Don’t let this go without at least trying to find the person you were connected with. Don’t live with regrets.”
She got up and patted your head with her other hand before turning and walking to your door. She opened it and walked out, closing it softly behind her.
You watched her go. Thinking about everything that had happened today and her words. “Where do I even start though I don’t remember anything!”