Fish Camp Part Two
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We had finally gotten settled down from the move. Mom kept us out of school for an entire week. I was ready to go back. I missed my friends and I didn't have a cell phone to talk to them with. I gathered all of the notes I had written to Karla and threw them in my book bag. All I had to do before I went to sleep was eat and shower. I tried to skip dinner, but my mom wouldn't have any of that. So I ate quickly and got the first shower. With five kids that had to bathe, I was lucky to be the first. When I got out I brushed my teeth and opened the door. My older brother David pushed past me into the bathroom to get the next shower. We called each other names and continued on doing our own thing. I got to my room and put my school clothes with my book bag, closed the door and grabbed my MP3 player. It was finally time for bed. I turned off the light and leapt onto my bed. I put my headphones on and turned towards the wall. An Eminem song came on and I started to doze off. When it went off I was wide awake again. So I put it on repeat. I finally fell asleep. If that's what you call it. It was as if I were asleep but completely aware of everything in my room. I don't quite understand it myself.
A few hours later my door opens and slams shut. My eyes opened and my heart was beating incredibly fast. I had chill bumps from head to toe. I wouldn't turn away from the wall for anything. I clicked the pause button on my MP3 player under the blanket. I could hear someone behind me messing around with my boxes. It sounded like someone was going through them. I heard what sounded like a sigh. I pretended to be waking up and turned over. I started to peek through my eyelashes to look around my room. No one was there. Just shadows from the street light outside. My chills didn't go away for what seemed like an hour. The next morning after we dropped my little sisters off at school and started heading to mine and David's, I told them what had happened. David teased me and said I was just a scaredy cat and my mom told me that it had to have just been a bad dream. How do you explain to your parents that you feel something bad in a house that they seem to love?