Strangers/Insanity

There was a blinding white light and the next thing I knew, I was lying on my side. My legs felt numb and I could feel a warm trickle on the side of my face. I heard voices--from faraway. I struggled to keep my eyelids open. I could see flashing red lights from where I was. A man in a navy blue uniform suddenly crouched in front of me. I could see him waving his hands and shouting but I could not hear him at all. He extended his arm and just as I was about to reach out my own, everything went bl

There was a blinding white light and the next thing I knew, I was lying on my side. My legs felt numb and I could feel a warm trickle on the side of my face. I heard voices--from faraway. I struggled to keep my eyelids open. I could see flashing red lights from where I was. A man in a navy blue uniform suddenly crouched in front of me. I could see him waving his hands and shouting but I could not hear him at all. He extended his arm and just as I was about to reach out my own, everything went black.

All I could hear were machines beeping in a steady rhythm. Again, I tried to open my eyes. I was greeted by the same kind of bright lighting and I winced as my eyes adjusted to the lighting condition in the room. My mouth was dry and as I looked around for some water, I realized that the walls were all whitewashed. Immediately, I wanted to sit up but I could not because my head started to hurt and suddenly, I was in excruciating pain.

"Help! Somebody please help me! Pleaseee!" My voice came out hoarse.

A pudgy woman stroked my hair and told me she was my mother. She was calm about it and I wondered why. I did not even know these people! I had not seen them in my entire life! i continued to retaliate. Her soothing voice irked me and I did not want to be associated with her.

The next day, they came again. This time, they gave me clothes to change into and they brought me to a place where they called 'home'. I kept my silence throughout the entire car ride. These people, in the car, they were complete strangers to me. They called me Stephanie and I hated that name! My name was... my name was... well, I could not remember.

In the house they gave me my own room and again, I despised it. There were too much sun and all I wanted was to block it out. I did not respond to them at all and I could tell they were losing patience with me.

It was almost a week and still, I refused to cooperate. The slightly plump woman came into the room and started packing my things into a duffel carrier. She was sobbing as she did so. We all got into the car and drove onto the road.

I could tell we were reaching our destination. I spotted a sign that read "Institute of..." The car drove by too fast for me to catch the last word.

The car stopped and we all got out. The woman carried the bag up a flight of stairs, and she was almost out of breath. A man in a white coat greeted us and led us down a hallway which was very dimly-lit.

We stopped in front of the door numbered "304". They led me into the room before setting my bag on the bed which was against the wall. The room was small and spare. There was no window and there was very little light streaming in, save for the dim lights from the hallway.

The woman tried to pull me into an embrace but I pushed her away! She sobbed instantly and sighed. After  a while, they all left.

I lay sprawled on the bed, alone. I was grinning to myself.

Crazy bunch of strangers. Never, never would I acknowledge them as a family.

The End

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