A never-ending 2020 (conclusion)

A never-ending 2020 (conclusion)

Rachael Hajec, Editor

*This story is the final installment of “A never-ending 2020,” so if you haven’t read any of the previous parts click the link to catch up!

There I was staring at myself looking helpless on the hospital bed that my family had moved into my room for me to stay. The doctor’s words kept ringing in my ear…weeks, months, even years to wake up. How could I possibly be in a coma? Everything I have experienced felt so real! The only thing that was on my mind was waking up and making sure my family knew that I am okay. As I tried to open my eyes, they felt like they were glued shut, or as if someone was holding my body down and I had no physical power to move on my own.

“I told you that you might not like what 2021 has in store for you,” said the reappearing voice.

“Why am I in a coma, and how do I get out of it?!” I yelled.

“You passed out on New Year’s because you were so upset and stressed about the past year that now your stubbornness and anger will haunt you into this year. Unfortunately…”

“No! I have to wake up, I need to graduate, enjoy summer, see my family and friends! I forgave everyone and everything bad that happened in 2020 so I should be awake!”

“You forgave everything to get out of your nightmare, but now the real one begins. I am sorry but there is nothing else I can do for you.”

Suddenly the voice disappeared for what seemed like the last time.

What does he mean by the real one begins?

While I kept staring at myself my family all gathered around me noticing my fingers moving.

How could that be possible?! I’m not the one doing that…

My family began to cheer as the person that looked like me rose out of the bed with eyes wide open.

“You’re finally awake! Are you okay? How do you feel?” said everyone around “me.”

As I looked at myself rejoicing with my family, an evil grin appeared across my other face and stared directly at me.

“Can you see me?!”

My other self nodded her head as a yes while hugging all my family members and mouthed, “Game over.”

With a snap of her fingers my shadow self disappeared and everything was black.

The End.