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Chapter 20: Counting Sheep

"Beware of the night, child. All cats are black in the dark."

The bush began to constantly shake as I watched and waited. Then suddenly I heard something familiar...

"Meow!"

Waiting in anticipation for what I had assumed it was to jump out of the bush, my assumptions had proved to be right when the "black cat" decided to jump out of the bush not long after a "meow."

"It was Felix my cat... who knew?.. Me of course."

I knew that sound, sounded familiar... it could only be my cat. Looking down to the darkness of the garden that was just below my balcony, I watched my cat as his green eyes glowed brighter than ever, if it wasn't for his eyes I might never have seen him. Boy am I relieved... I thought. But on a serious note... Wait, how did my cat get outside?.. I asked my conscience. Did I really leave my window open?..

If I'm your conscience and you don't know, how the heck am I supposed to know?..

Point taken... I thought.

"Well it's my cat and not a killer so I feel just great."

I'm glad my assumptions were right, but what if it was really something dangerous... like some obsessive stalker or... a killer?..

I don't think a stalker or better yet a "killer" would hide in a bush, no bigger than a cat, Sherlock. Said the sarcastic voice.

Good point... I thought.

Thank god it wasn't some stalker or you know... a killer, I thought. But for some reason I actually wished it was Felix from school. To tell you the truth it's so odd that I gave my cat that name and then the next day I bump into... a Felix?.. or should I just say that boy?..

Coincidence?

Maybe?

It seems so weird...

What does? Asked my conscience.

I don't know?.. It just does.

But back to what happened tonight, no wait, I mean today, it was past 12 so... I almost had a heart attack thinking it was a killer, again. Notice that I am using the word "again." I really need to stop being so paranoid. It's like I think that everyone is out to get me and I really need to stop overthinking or was it overreacting?..

Both!.. Said the sarcastic voice in my head.

No wait, that's right... I'm not overthinking, you want to know why because someone is trying to find me and to be honest I don't know what they want with me or if they want me dead, all that I know is that Cara said I was in grave danger.

What's that supposed to mean?!.. Of course I know what it means guys I'm just being sarcastic.

So basically my life is in danger because I happened to stumble across a necklace which by the way my best friend Eva gave to me... talk about a deadly friendship. If I die I'm blaming her, no I'm just kidding... she gave it to me as a gift out of kindness she didn't know it would cost me my life. If she knew I don't think she would have bought it in the first place.

Right now, however, I couldn't care less about the fact that I was in danger. I just wanted to go back to sleep but for some reason my body wouldn't let me. Insomnia?.. Maybe?.. So because I clearly couldn't go back to bed and get some shut eye I ended up going outside to fetch my cat instead.

I walked down to the bush he had jumped out of cause that was the last place he was and to my astonishment he was gone. Again?.. Not again. Yeah, I walked outside in a vest top and a shorts for nothing... I'm not going to lie, to say that it was chilly outside was an understatement, it was beyond freezing and at this point I could no longer feel my fingers or my legs. How did I even manage to get to the bush in the first place?.. I thought.

Thank you, my disappearing cat... thank you very much. Maybe I should change Felix's name to Cheshire, then he can be the Cheshire Cat... that cat always disappears on Alice in Wonderland and to top it all off my name had to be Alice.

"This is great, just great... wonderful even..." I said though gritted teeth. "Why me?.."

*Face Palm*

Why?!.. I asked myself mentally before turning around and heading back up the steps to my apartment. I'm not going back out there, I thought, at least not dressed like this. If my cat wants to stay outside so be it, it's way to cold to go back out there.

I locked the door before making my way through the kitchen and after walking past the lounge, I finally reached my bedroom. I sighed while I laid on my bed looking up at the ceiling with my legs still dangling on the floor. A cold breeze blew in and I shivered once again.

I almost had forgotten about the open window. "It's freezing..." I said as my teeth clattered. Getting up from the bed I rubbed my arms to try and keep warm as I walked to the window and quickly shut it. The floor boards in my room felt like I was walking on ice, they were that cold. "That's much better..." I said as the icy cold gust subsided and I began to feel a bit warm.

Turning around I headed back to my bed to get some shut eye. I know I couldn't sleep but I needed to, not because a girl needs her beauty sleep, no!.. I needed to because I needed to be ready for tomorrow as I had a busy day planned which by the way, consisted of work, work and more work.

Just to make it clear... I'm not a workaholic and if I had a choice I would rather play the Lottery than go to school and work part time but I just have to do it. So it's a must.

I really needed to sleep. I pulled open my sheets and got under all the blankets so that I was nice and toasty under them and then I tried shutting my eyes but it seemed impossible. Looking up at the ceiling as I laid snug in the warmth of my cosy blankets and began to stare at it as I waited for sleep to take over. Waiting, waiting, waiting, still nothing.

I just couldn't sleep so while I stared up at the ceiling I slowly began counting sheep.

1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep, 4 sheep, 5 sheep, 6 sheep, 7 sheep... *Yawn* 8 sheep, 9 sheep... *Yawn* 10 sheep...

And I eventually ended up falling asleep...

But the question you should be asking is for how long?..

To be continued...


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