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Virtual Reality - Chapter 6 - Piggeh Pumped Chapter 6 - Piggeh Pumped
"It is going to go up, right?" Felix questioned. There was a pause where I couldn't answer. Then it shifted and began to move upward. I nodded to him with a smile. When the room jolted to a stop the lights flickered out. We locked eyes with a mutual look of fear before the elevator plummeted at least ten floors. Inhumane-like screams echoed through the shaft until we crashed at the bottom. That's when I blacked out.
Felix was still unconscious when I finally came around. The pain in my legs outmatched anything I had ever felt. Taking one of the laudanum I found the task of standing up a little easier. It was enough to get to Felix and pour a bottle in his mouth. With a muffled groan his eyes fluttered open. Then came a look of confusion. That was quickly followed by remembrance and pain.
"I need another one, bro " His voice was barely a whisper. I
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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