August 16, 2010 in H
“Is everyone gone?”
Was it possible? Did everyone finally leave?
Hope was ecstatic. She almost couldn’t believe it. She finally had the place all to herself. No more Envy, no more Anger, no more Misery, no more Fear. She was going to really enjoy having the place all to herself.
It had felt like an eternity living in that cramped, windowless, little box with everyone else. The poor air circulation and the clay walls made for unbearable heat in the summer and a lingering sweat stench for the rest of the year. And it wasn’t like they all really got along together; every single day there was someone going for someone else’s throat. Sometimes, the others would let them fight just to get some entertainment. It wasn’t healthy and it drove Hope crazy. The only thing that kept her going day in and day out was…
“Hope!” she giggled at her own cleverness.
She was finally free.
And it was all thanks to that stupid, stubborn, wonderful woman who just couldn’t keep her curiosity in check.
Hope decided she would hang around and help the humans in order to repay them for freeing them.
But, that could wait.
In the meantime, she was going to work on her tan and enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet in her now open and empty Box.