by Aure the Fox
A story about a young man who wishes to be something more. Will he ever get his wish?...
|June 27th, 2010
My dear journal, I no longer need that dream. For when I woke up today, I felt...different. I looked down at myself and saw...orange fur covering my arm. Then I looked at my entire body. It covered both arms and my legs, and white fur covered my chest and stomach.
I excitedly got up and rushed to the mirror. The face of a fox stared back at me through the glass. His face was covered in orange fur, except for a muzzle that ran cheek to cheek, which was white. His eyes were a piercing dark blue, staring back at me. His pointy ears stood straight up on his head. I realized that the one staring back at me was me. I nearly shouted with joy, but as it was still the morning, I did not want to wake up my neighbors.
There were still other parts of my fantasy, however, that I needed to test out. I looked outside my window. No one was present on the quiet suburban streets. Perhaps they had already headed to work; I knew I wasn't going to show up to work today. I took off my pajamas, put on some clothes and shoes, and went outside.
In other dreams that I've had, I was able to run at incredible speeds. Some of my dreams have even shown me to be running faster than the speed of sound. I wanted to test this while the streets were still empty.
I walked out into the middle of the street, and began to run.
The sudden velocity of my movement nearly caused me to tumble backwards. I was flying down the street. It was as if someone had pushed the gas pedal of a Ferrari down all the way, and was going down a mountain, and had a rocket booster attached to the car. I was going fast. Real fast. The sheer shock of it caused me to try to skid to a halt, and by my count it took ten seconds to do so. I swear I even saw flames coming from my feet while I was stopping.
Once I was stopped, I place my hands on my knees and tried to catch my breath. I hoped nobody had seen me- but then again, what cop would believe anything about a speeding fox? I retreated quickly back inside the house, and squealed with excitement. I knew that my dream was going to become a reality. The world would soon be saved. And I was going to be the one to save it.