Amanda entered her
apartment and set her bag onto the counter and looked at her paper coffee cup.
She still was contemplating on what happened at the coffee shop.
The barista working
was more than happy to put her coffee into a "to-go" cup and even
offered to reheat it since it went cold. Amanda refused politely and decided to
just drink it cold or reheat it at home. She didn't want to stay any longer.
Amanda knew that
something could be seriously wrong. If she was now losing time over the
hallucinations, it could mean that the last migraine may have caused brain
damage or maybe whatever caused the migraine also caused brain damage. Amanda
considered all the possibilities to discuss with her doctor as she dug her
phone out of her laptop bag.
As she was scrolling
through her contacts, there was a knock on the door.
It was Todd.
skipped a beat but then sank when she saw the look on his face. It wasn't the
usual cheerful look he had when he saw her. Instead it was solemn and distant.
He held out his
book. "It's actually pretty good," he said, "There were a few
errors, so I corrected them." You just need to reprint it with the
corrections and I'll send them off."
Amanda refused to show any emotion, "I'll just take a look at it and let
you know when I'm done."
There was an awkward
moment of silence. Amanda didn't know why she kept the door open.
sorry," Todd started.
right," Amanda said and she partially closed her door and leaned her
shoulder on it.
Todd was startled.
"For someone to
walk out like that and not say what-on-earth is going on definitely has
"Then again, I
still have issues that need to be resolved," Amanda said thoughtfully,
"so we all have issues. Everyone
has issues! Perhaps it's best if the entire human race remained single!"
She closed the door
before Todd could respond. It was bit childish and cynical, but it was the only
way she could keep him from talking. She really didn't want to hear what he had
to say. It still hurts just to hear his voice.
She also wasn't sure
if she wanted him to find out about the hallucinations. What would he do if he
found out he was dating a crazy person?
She couldn't help
but laugh at herself.
I just acted like a crazy person! She thought.
Well, that sealed the deal, I'm sure.
She looked at her
phone. It took her a moment to remember what she was doing.
Doctor, Amanda thought to herself, I wanted to call the doctor for these hallucinations.
Just then, she felt
what could only be described as movement in her head. Thinking it was going to
be yet another migraine, she put her fingers to her temple and waited, mentally
kicking herself for not getting more painkillers on her way home.
After a moment, the
migraine never materialized. She looked at her phone and decided it was best to
do it in the morning.
The office is probably closed now anyway, she