Chapter One: Page 2Mature

Beep.

Silence.  Oh, sweet, sweet silence.  Where have you been all my life?  Honestly, it had been so long since I’d experienced such serene silence as this that I’d forgotten what it felt like.  Oh, the ability to hear my own thoughts, how lovely.

Beep.

Actually, now that I could really think, I didn’t know if I could remember ever experiencing silence the way that I was right now.  Something was off about it.  Something was different.

Beep.  Beep.

It was that beep.  Something about it just made the whole thing feel wrong.  What the hell was going on here?

Beep.  Beep.

Where was Nova?  Where was Simon?  The last thing I remembered was getting ready to go to the movies with one of them.  We’d just gotten in a car.

Beep.  Beep.

Maybe that had just been a dream.  It had happened before, real life mixing into my dreams so vividly that I thought it was actually happening.  I was probably just asleep.

Beep.

But if I was asleep, then why was I thinking?  Shouldn’t my mother be waking me up right now?  Shouldn’t I hear her soft voice whispering goodbyes to Sam and Molly and then her shrill scream up to me as she warned me once again that I’d be late for school if I slept any longer, despite my alarm not going off for another twenty minutes?

Beep.  Beep.

If I was asleep, then where was she?  Where was Sam?  At this point, I’d even take that little asshole of a stepsister.  Anyone would be welcome if they’d just tell me what was going on right now.

Beep.

No.  No, that was taking it a bit far.  I was being over the top; I was exaggerating.  I’d be perfectly fine here.  I was just…somewhere…alone…with nothing but a mechanical beep to greet me.

Beep.  Beep.

But I’d be fine.

Beep.  Beep.  Beep.

Oh, fuck.  Who was I kidding?  Who did I have to kid?  I would be the exact opposite of fine if I stayed here any longer.

Beep!  Beep!  Beep!  Beep!

Get me out of here!

The End

6 comments about this story Feed