I wake up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason! I wonder why I awakened! Silence is deafening my ears! I can’t stand the buzzing of nothingness! I cringe over silence shrieking only inside my ears! I, of course, see nothing at the beginning but my eyes can adjust, though tonight, they seem like they are taking longer to do so! I kick the blanket away. I struggle because I am wrapped tightly in it like a mummy! Goodness I hate these blanket covers Ikea makes! They’re so annoying! I make them one day, and the very next morning, I find the blanket creased inside the stupid cover-bag, whatever people name them! It is too hot, and I cannot stand the heat. I don’t think that’s the reason I am awake now! I don’t feel well is that’s why I am up!! I think there’s something wrong around! I don’t feel comfortable! It feels like something is missing! Something is not in place! I don’t want to turn on the lights and check! I suddenly remember a myth my mother used to tell me when I was a little girl, and used to wake me up in the middle of the night. It tells that whenever someone wakes up after 12 a.m. and turn their lights on they’d find hideous looking creatures that’ll eat their brains! Oh well, I think this is one of the things I irrationally fear!
I get up and courageously enough I switch on the lights.
AND THERE IT WAS!
Well, I cannot find my shoes! The pair I always take off in the same place! Funny, now you think I put them in the same spot neatly next to each other with socks inside them so they’re ready to be worn the very next day! NOPE! Of course not! They lie there because I throw them in that exact spot! They lie on the floor whichever way they land! And on top of them a pair of socks that I don’t take to laundry expect the next morning, when I struggle the urge to wear them again for another day! Luckily, I don’t have smelly feet, but I guess that’s because I change my socks everyday!
Enough with drifting thoughts! I want to know where the hell my shoes are! They definitely don’t walk themselves, and I doubt an ugly creature in the middle of the night needs them! They have heels and they would clip-clop! I am going through my stuff ransacking here and there! I want to find my shoes, else I won’t be able to sleep! Whoosh whoosh whoosh! and another whoosh and I still cannot find the damned shoes!
I fall on the floor exhausted! I need to sleep for God’s sake! My eyelids weigh twice as heavy and I cannot keep them open. It’s almost one in the morning and I have to wake up for school! But I need my shoes to wear tomorrow, and I don’t have time to waste looking for shoes in the morning! I have a bus to catch, a class to attend and …
I fall asleep on the floor!