posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 06:13 PM
"Aaaaaggggghhhhh!" Jerry suddenly jerked out of his bed with his now faint cry, heart pumping, and sweat all over his body. He was relieved that it
was only a dream, one he wouldn't soon forget, albeit a dream. Jerry realized that his roommate was probably in the room and couldn't help but
chuckle when he saw not only his roommate Fred, but also two of his friends and hall mates, James and Anthony. All were bursting out in laughter
while huddled around his bottom bunk.
"Jerry needs his mommy," said Fred, "...I hope the poor baby didn't piss his pants." Fred, James, and Anthony laughed at Jerry for a few minutes.
Jerry knew that this was a very unusual occurrence, for anyone, to succumb to these emotions at a mature age. His laughter with his three friends
quickly became a grin, which then transformed into an insightful wonder at the combination of Fred's words and the laughter of all.
Jerry realized that his friends weren't concerned at all at the nature of fear that the nightmare brought on, nor with the objects that led to
emotions in a man who rarely felt any, especially these. The individual oddity in Jerry was clearly overrun by the general implications of a man
crying. "So I'm guessing that all of you have never cried in your life, never felt afraid?" snapped Jerry, with a look of contempt in his eyes. All
three slowly stopped their laughter at the seriousness of Jerry's red face.
"Only when I was a little kid, my parents didn't raise me to a pussy when I grew up," said Anthony with a smart grin on his face.
"Don't take it so seriously, Jerry," said James, "...just go back to sleep, we'll leave you alone." James had class in a few minutes, and both
Fred and Anthony would have to get ready for the class they had in an hour. James silently left the room, while Anthony, right behind, let out a
silent chuckle before leaving. Jerry knew he wouldn't be able to sleep though, he never felt so terrified in his dreams, certainly not in his waking
life. Although he knew it a dream, he still had a slight tremble.