Friday, November 13, 2009

Unrequited Love - A Sad Tale (not me)

There was once this boy who asked this girl to go to the Nine Inch Nails concert. She said no, but she asked him to get her a video of NIN's Hurt cos it was her favorite song from them.

The boy was saddened by her refusal, but he understood that not everyone could afford to go to concerts like him, so he said he will get her the clip no matter what it would take, in the hope that he would win her love.

So he went to the concert with his friends, but he left his friends behind and pushed to the front of the crowd so that he could get a better view for the video. It was a scary sight at the mosh pit, full of huge angry white dudes way bigger than him all jostling for space. He took a deep breath and entered the area. He could hear his friends screaming for him not to, but he ignored them.

Almost immediately he got elbowed, trampled on and even knocked down to the ground by those brutes. Bruised and battered and bleeding heavily, he fought back, like a little lamb fighting for his life in a den of wolves. He had only one thought in his mind at that time, that he would get the video no matter what it took.

Finally, after what seemed to be an eternity, Reznor sang that song. The boy whipped out his camera to shoot the video. His hands were shaking from all the blood loss and he could barely keep them steady, but he held on for as long as he could. Unfortunately he passed out before the end of the song.

A few weeks later he showed the video to the girl. The girl scoffed after seeing the video and said that it looked like an outake from Blair Witch that was filmed by a monkey.

The boy turned away sadly and started walking, trying to fight back the tears already welling up in his eyes. As he walked, he felt something sticky on his head. He stopped and reached for it with his fingers; it was blood. The head wound he suffered at the concert somehow re-opened again.

He continued walking, leaving a trail of red behind him.