TDawg’s mind awoke first. “I have to still be asleep, I’m warm.’ he thought. “Or the house is on fire.”
The thought replayed itself in his mind. “Holy Crap! The house is on fire!” He leapt to his feet and promptly knocked himself out again on a low
Some hours later, his mind awoke again. “I have to still be asleep, I’m warm.’ he thought. “Or the house is on fire.” The thought replayed
itself in his mind. “Holy Crap! The house is on fire!” As he started to leap to his feet he heard a voice in his head cry, “STOP!”
“Open your eyes before moving you oaf.”
He opened his eyes, but it still didn’t register where he was at. “Oaf? I’ve never been called an Oaf before.” He thought. His mind ticked
down the list of names that he had been called over the years, many of which were vigorously yelled and with much spittle, but Oaf didn’t count
among them. He smiled, “That’s a new one.” And added it proudly to his list.
Then it dawned on him that he wasn’t in his living room anymore where he had laid down to watch some TV. He was in a clearing in a rather nice patch
of woods with small dragons fluttering about and he had the impression that they were laughing at him.
“You say that a lot don’t you?” The voice said with exasperation. “Canna you speakee engrish?
“Where are you? Where the hell am I? Did I die?”
“No, you are in another realm, one you are not obviously familiar with. You need to go north and follow the plume of smoke, for some forsaken
reason, you have been invited. You’ll find your answers there.”
“Right!” TDawg looked around and spotted the smoke, though it could have been a cloud and set off with a stride in his step. He thought that odd
as he usually strutted. Or at least slouched. But for some reason, he felt good.
“Wrong way you Dolt!” TDawg smiled, another new name to the list. “Left…left…left….There! Now just stay on the path.”
“I don’t see a path.”
“Of course you don’t” TDawg could just imagine whomever was speaking was rolling her eyes. “Her eyes”, he thought. “Oh great, a woman.
Women have a tendency to hate me. Just what I need.” His stride turned back into a slouch. But at least that felt normal to a degree and he thought
he could use a little normal right now.
“When you come to the path, take a left and follow it to your destination. Your left is on the same side as your heart…that is if you have
TDawg stopped. “Hey! I’m pretty much a nice guy! Maybe a little rough around the edges, but overall a nice guy.”
“A nice guy? Pffft! You’re a bleeding rock you are. Now just follow the path, you’ll get there soon enough…and if you’re nice like you
TDawg cocked an eyebrow, well it is what it is and he thought he could do with a change of pace, considering there was no pace previously. He
straightened his back and picked up his stride.
edit on 28-2-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA