Miguel

Jorge Hernandez is a fictional character created by author Mima. To learn more about this series, go to www.mimaonfire.com. Jorge Hernandez is introduced in the latter part of Always be a Wolf but is the protagonist in The Devil is Smooth Like Honey A Devil Named Hernandez and And The Devil Will Laugh

My family was quite poor during the early years of my life. For this reason, I often felt like an animal trapped in a cage, full of energy, craving excitement but limited to the small world that my Papa had created. I knew I wanted more, needed more but as a child, what could I do?

It was the day that my cousin drove up on a dirtbike that something changed inside of me. I was 12 years old and everything about it was exciting; the sound, the speed, the power! I begged him to teach me how to drive and he avoided the question, briefly explaining how his beautiful new toy worked and inviting me for a ride. 

He didn't have to ask twice.

We drove away from the house slowly, mama glancing out of the window with a scowl on her face while my younger brother Miguel crouched in the doorway, as if unsure of what to think of this loud machine. It was as if my feelings for the bike and his were the complete opposite and I didn't understand. I found it frustrating that he was not even slightly intrigued by our cousin's new toy however, this was something I quickly forgot about as we got out of mama's view and picked up speed, my heart racing in excitement. This was the most alive I had felt in my life.

We returned home much sooner than I had wished. My brother turning his nose up at the invite from my cousin to go for a drive, he instead slunk over and walked away. Mama invited my cousin into the house in order to give him something to return to her sister, while I continued to eagerly eye his beautiful motorbike.

My impulsiveness, it always got the best of me. I was like a ball of fire that could never be contained. Feeling confident that I would be able to drive it myself, I encouraged Miguel to climb on with me. I promised I would be careful, that I would drive slow, that it would be ok. He reluctantly agreed, his eyes nervously watching me as he approached. 

It was the worst mistake of my life. 







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