THE CATAMORPHOSIS My Morning started like any other; My alarm went off, I got out of bed, and headed straight to the bathroom. Half-awake and still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I must have gotten lost because I stepped right into the cats litter box. YUCK! Something felt like it was caught in the back of my throat. “HACK, HACK”, I tried to clear it out, but I needed something to drink.
She quickly stripped out of her pyjamas and didn’t even wait for the water to completely warm up before jumping under the spray, squealing when the cold water hit her warm skin. While shampooing her hair, she did mental calculations: ten minutes to shower, five to get dressed, forty minutes for one load of laundry to finish. Renee would be home at eleven, there had to be four loads of laundry from the guests and two from the three of them. Damn, she was not gonna make it. A knock on the door had Bella yelping in fright.
" Goddamnit" I quickly rolled out of my big soft bed, to turn off whatever the beeping sound came from and in the process my cat had been thrown off my chest. I fumbled around in the dark before making my way to the light switch and turning it on. My room was simple, numorus posters of bands, and games were plasted on the walls and dirty socks hanging from the drawer. i listen to the sound of the beep and slowly followed its source. There my digital alarm clock had been under my L shaped table along with some MONSTER energy cans.
When we reach Ponty, Adam and I depart from the girls and head for our homes in the pitch black apart from a few flickering street light. I keep looking around to make sure nobody is following us. I am now home. 'Hello fellow family members' I say with a chirpy voice. I then walk towards the bathroom so I can brush my teeth before I go to bed.
I turned on the sink, filling my hands up with water and splashing the cold refreshing water in my face. I stared in the mirror repeating to my self “ Calm down Henry calm down.” After I calmed down I dried my brown hair, turned off the lights and began my slow decent down the stairs to breakfast. I lazily got to the table and slumped down in my chair, remembering that it is my least favorite time of the year. It is the dreaded 30 days of night this is why I hate living in Alaska. “Good morning Henry” my mom said as she entered the kitchen.
Deep inside my sheets I am surpassed by my own lazy mind and fall back asleep. The bright yellow sun shines on my face and I am summoned to awakening. As I stumble towards the bathroom, I hear yelling from the kitchen right next to my room. I opened the door, clueless on what’s happening. When I entered the kitchen, I was stunned.
Once we were in Luke’s car, I broke down and told him about my parents; the fighting, Mom sleeping in the guest room, all of it. It felt good to finally let it all out, instead of just the bits and pieces. When I finally finished talking, I looked up at Luke, he was still staring intently at me. “So let me get this straight,” Luke began “you don’t even the whole story but you’re jumping straight to the worst case scenario? Sounds like you need to talk to your parents, Evie.
I pushed past the door, flipped on the shower, and the cold water greeted my skin. Great. My mother always hogged the hot water to wash the sheets. I let out a deep sigh and faced the low-pressure cold water. On a dime, it changes to high pressure and feels like Satan’s hugging my back once the washing machine shuts off for a spin cycle.
The street lights outside flickered with age, popping and gently fizzing with every stream of electricity that ran through the bulb. Sat inside of the laundromat and watching the flickering lights, I was awaiting the wash cycle’s end. Clothes that were dirtied from last night were being rehabilitated by vicious lashes of water and soap. It was the holy cleansing we all deserved. The shirts, pants and socks all pushed up against the restricting glass of the washing machine’s door, fighting for freedom while I just sat there, aware of the cruelty and the drowning but yawning my cares away.
"Bye" I groaned again and laid back down for a couple of minutes petting my cat who was sleeping next to me But then I had to get up for work.I walked to my Dresser and I got the clothes I needed for the day and went into my shower. I let the warm water stay on my skin for a while, before Washing my hair and getting out. I dried myself off and got dressed into This and Jack rubbed against the back of my legs. "Hi jack!" I petted his head and went down to the kitching with him following and i went over to his food bowl to feed him.