To Go Down with Love

‘To Go Down With Love’ by Lukman bin Mustafa
I was an ordinary college boy. Really ordinary. I had friends to enjoy, study to concentrate on, and the most important is freedom. Far from parents was so enjoying. No more orders and advices. What do I do in my day? It was just like you teenagers! I went to class, chatting and get home to hostel with empty head. “The emptiness bring happiness”. That’s what I’d been telling myself all these day.
Starting almost a year ago, I never came home.
“This is semester holiday, why don’t you come home. I miss you”
That’s my answer when my mother called me and wanted me to go home. I knew my parents knew that I was lying to them all this while. But their feelings were not my concern. I won’t go home again and I never needed my parents anymore. How I earn my living? You will know soon.
“Try this new stuff”
“What is this?”
They said the stuff was ‘heaven’ on earth. Without more question, I gave the stuff a try just like my other friends did. Whoa! I really fell in love with ‘her’. I asked them what’s her name. They said ‘Ice’. The great name as it taste. My new love was the best.
Only for three weeks dating with Ice, ‘she’ had got me. I stated addicting it. I really could not survive without it. Because of Ice, I neglected my class and my life. However, the price was really a problem to me. My parents cut off my monthly allowance because I refused to go home. How rude they were to me. My educational loan was almost zero. However, I was grateful because my friend offered me a good business. Looking at the business’ marketing plan, no need for downline or maintenance fee, I was sure this would give me a big profit. I work was easy. I just had to deliver anything from a boss called Brother Sam to anyone on his order. And then I must come back to him with money. I knew my work was illegal but Brother Sam promised lots of Ice every time I finished my job and he didn’t lie.
One night, an important...