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|Room of Horrors (standard:drama, 1607 words)|
|Author: G. Miller||Added: Oct 16 2000||Views/Reads: 2378/1424||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|What started out as a great day with my "special" lady, turned out to be less than great as we entered that Room of Horrors. The memories of that day will remain... but for how long?|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story as well as I was. But I thought that she looked just fine, but my head was feeling light again. I was beginning to feel dizzy. I was beginning to feel terrified that I would never get out of this room. I would be trapped here ... forever ... with these strangers, feeling queasy and getting more sick. I just wanted to run. I wanted to get past all these people and run back outside ... back outside into the sun and the heat. But I didn't. I did not want her to know how I felt. I would try to fight these feelings. It wasn't easy, but I needed to be brave, or at least appear to be brave ... in her eyes. Those people, they kept looking at me. I knew they were laughing at me inside their minds. I saw them look from me to her and I was sure they could see I was terrified. I hope they don't say anything to her. I'm trying so hard, but it's not easy. The feeling in my stomach and my head won't stop. Will I ever get out of here? For a moment I was upset with my special lady. Why did she bring me here? None of this made any sense. It seems like we've been in this room for hours and hours. I need to get out, I thought, and I've got to get out ... now. I can't keep my feelings hidden forever. I wish these people would stop looking at me. Why can't they all just leave. They are talking about me and I don't like it. I wanted to throw them all out of the room. I want them gone. They don't belong here. I don't belong here. As if my wishes came true, at least one of them, the door opened again and all those strange people left the room, but not before they looked at me one more time. I could see it on their faces as they were turning to leave ... they knew how afraid I was ... afraid of what else was going to happen ... of what was going to happen next. But as the door closed, it was just me and my special lady ... alone in this terrible little room. She gave me a little smile. I was sure that she still didn't know how I was feeling. She thought I was special to her and I never wanted to change her thoughts of me. I thought that after all those strangers left, I would feel better ... but that didn't happen. I got that light headed feeling again and thought I was going to be sick. I looked to her once again and this time I think I saw it in her eyes. She really did know how I felt. She may not have known the full extent of my horror, but she did know I wasn't feeling my best. I did my best to stand tall and return her smile, as best I could. The door opened again and I thought that more people ... more strangers would come into the room. There were no other people coming into the room. In fact, my best wish was coming true. We were leaving this room. Finally. I was going to get out of there. I never wanted to be in that room again... I'd never in my whole life been that afraid... ******** It's said that facing your fears can make you a stronger person ... make you a better person. Well, I think I understand that now. There is truth to that statement. But, even today, I still remember the fear I felt that day ... and I remember trying to be strong ... for my special lady. I don't think I'll ever forget that day and I hope, in a way, that I never do. Because, thinking back on that day ... that day thirty five years ago today ... I know now, as I knew then, that my special lady knew I was so very brave that day. That day, so long ago, when my special lady ... my mother ... took her two year old son on his first elevator ... and didn't let on that she knew just how afraid I was, but was right there with me ... to protect me... Thanks ... Mom ... Tweet
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