“Well what is the worst that can happen?” I thought to myself as I arose from bed to start another day. As I got up I sent a text to my girlfriend as I do everyday. Once I was done typing I went and got in the shower. Odd, I turned on the hot water and as soon as I got in it was freezing cold.
“It is going to be another one of those days.” I thought to myself as forcing myself to shower in the ice cold water. As soon as I got out of the shower I looked around for a second and realized no more towels were in the bathroom so I had to sprint back to my room. At first it went all right as I ran from the bathroom back to my room to hopefully not run into any of my family. But suddenly I lost friction beneath my feet and fell straight on to my back.
“Ow, god dang it!” I yet out in a yell as I held my back in pain. Now realizing that my parents probably already left to work and I still had to get to school, I embraced the pain as I went to my parents bathroom to find some pain relievers. Luckily, I found a towel to dry off with in their bathroom but unluckily no pain relievers were to be found in sight.
“I guess I’m just going to have to endure this pain today, as soon as I get to school the day will get better.” I thought to myself while making my way back to my room to put clothes on, get my bag together for the day and get ready to leave. Now, this was when I realized something was peculiar, my sisters were no where to be found as I went to get them to leave. I pulled out my phone to check the time and was in shock when the time was 9:00 AM and I was 2 hours late to school. Now in a full sprint to get out the door, I threw my bag over my shoulder and picked my keys off the counter. Throw my bag in the car, dive in the drivers seat, turn the key. Once, twice, three times, nothing.
“Please, please I need this, I can’t be this late to school again.” I prayed quietly as I prepared for a fourth turn of my keys. Hear the quiet roar of my engine as it begins to work and makes it all the way to full strength.
“YES, THANK YOU.” Put the car in to reverse, gun it down the hill, put the car in drive and gun it up the street.
“I’m late, I’m late.” I thought to myself as I begin speeding down the small roads of my home town. My phone vibrates as I receive a text, I look down for a brief second.
“Where are you?! You missed first period!” Pops up on my screen, it is my girlfriend, I need to respond. Carefully, I pick up my phone to text. As I type everything goes in slow motion, the people ahead of me brake, I put down my phone to react. Too slowly. Shards of glass fly and cut my skin, my head hits the dash, as I fly out of my seat and through the front windshield. What follows next is the sound of snapping, glass hitting and shattering on the floor, screams and sirens blaring down the street. I was so numb I felt like I was experiencing this all in third person as people look and watch the scene unfold, as the paramedics talk to me and I can’t respond, as I’m put in the back of the ambulance. The last thing I remember before waking up in the hospital and receiving the worst news of my life is my phone vibrating one more time out of pure irony as my girlfriend texts me again wondering where I am.