The following story is the conclusion to Wednesday’s post. One Strange Night
“Do you have any fish? I am feeling rather hungry.” the cat looked at Starla, who still stood motionless, looking back at the cat in wonder!
The cat jumped up onto the white leather couch, tearing a hole in it with its claws. Starla winced as she yelled, “What are you doing?”
“Oh, so you can talk! Good to know, now can we get down to business.” replied the cat, totally ignoring her question, as it stretched out on the couch.
Starla was shaking her head as she sat down. “What are you talking about , why are you here?” she asked.
“I need your help!”, at least I am hoping you can help me!”
Starla didn’t say how she didn’t have a real helpful feeling right now, looking at the hole that he had put in her couch. She didn’t want any other holes in her couch, but she was feeling intrigued. Why would he think she could help him?
“Do you have magical powers at all?” the cat asked.
“No, can’t say that I have any magical powers.” Starla replied, thinking that if she did, she would make her annoying co-worker Jeff disappear!
The cat leaped up, digging his claws into the couch as Starla groaned. “Get down now!” she yelled, which he promptly did.
“Well I see that I had you pegged all wrong! I should have known that you know nothing!”
“I most certainly don’t know nothing! You know you are getting annoying, why do you need magical powers?” Starla asked.
“Look at me! I’m a cat! Starla do you not recognize me?”
“Recognize you? I don’t know any cats!” she retorted.
“Its me Jeff, from work.”
“Jeff??? But how??” Starla was trying to contain her laughter. Now that he mentioned it, his voice was familiar. It was a voice that she tried to forget and one she never thought she would hear coming from a cat!
“I was out the other day taking a hike in the woods, and I came to this really beautiful waterfalls. Rested there awhile and then the next thing I know I am opening up my eyes to some real scary fairy looking at me and chanting something. Suddenly I was a cat! I ran out of there as fast as I could!”
“Oh, so that’s why you didn’t show up at work today. The boss was pretty mad!”
Jeff groaned. “I need your help! I can’t stay a cat.”
Starla could no longer hold back her laughter, as she started shooing him out of her door with her broom.
“Hey! Be nice!”” Jeff meowed.
“Maybe you should have been nicer at work.” With those words she swung the broom and sent him flying out of her room into the hallway and closing the door.
Starla was so amused. Most likely this was a dream. Maybe she was more tired then she thought she had been. She would probably wake up tomorrow, go to work and see his annoying face again, but for now she would savor this moment! Even if it was a dream, she didn’t know if she would be able to look at him with a straight face tomorrow, and starting to laugh again she headed to her bedroom to go to bed.