At Night In Dreams
It was Sunday, December 12, 2021, and it was in the evening. During that time, Lisa was sleeping peacefully in her bed. And as she was sleeping, she was dreaming as well. And she probably had one of the best dreams of her entire short life.
It was just another typical day at the Cooper household in the month of December 2021. Ashley, Amore, and Rebecca were all sitting on the living room couch while watching TV on a normal Saturday afternoon. Then Ashley went ahead and spoke.
“Ugh!” “This show is lame on so many levels. I’m changing the channel.” Ashley picked up the remote.
“No, you’re not!” Amore exclaimed.
“Yeah, we both love SpongeBob SquarePants.”, Rebecca added.
“SpongeBob is for kids, which you two clearly are. I’m a teenager, which means I’m too old for SpongeBob. Therefore, I’m changing the channel right now.”
“No, you’re not!” Rebecca exclaimed.
“Yes, I am.”
“Hey, who in the world made you the boss of us?” Amore asked her.
“I just did not too long ago.”
“Put the remote down, or else!” Amore warned.
“Okay, or else.” Ashley went ahead and changed the channel.
“Hey!” Rebecca shouted. Rebecca tried getting the remote from Ashley. Ashley got up and started running from Amore and Rebecca who were chasing her for the TV remote.
“Hey, come back here!” Amore ordered. Amore and Rebecca continued chasing Ashley all around the living room. And the chasing continued some more.
“Girls. Girls.”, Donna spoke. “Hey!”
All three girls quickly sat back down on the living room couch.
“The princess is about to make her entrance into the living room.”, Donna continued.
Lisa went ahead and walked into the living room dressed as a princess before speaking. “Good afternoon, my royal peasants.”
“Good afternoon, Princess Lisa. How may we all be of service to you today?” Donna asked her.
“I wanna watch some TV.”
“Your wish is our command, Princess Lisa.”, Donna told her.
“I command all three of you to sit on the floor.”, Lisa commanded.
“As you wish, Princess Lisa.”, Ashley spoke. Ashley, Amore, and Rebecca all got off the couch and sat on the floor. Lisa sat up on the couch, got the TV remote, and began watching TV.
“Hey, you, the peasant with the red hair.”, Lisa spoke. “Go into the kitchen and bring me a cold glass of iced tea.”
“Your wish is my command, my master.” Amore went ahead and began walking into the kitchen.
“And you, go make me a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich.”
“I will, my master.”, Rebecca spoke. Rebecca went ahead and began walking into the kitchen.
“And you, the one with the black hair and the bad attitude, go get me a banana to go with my sandwich.”
“As you wish, my master.” Ashley went ahead and began walking into the kitchen.
“And is there any way I can be of service to you, my master?” Donna asked her.
“Stand there until I call you for a future request, peasant.” “Is that understood?”
“Understood, my master.”
Then Amore went ahead and came back into the living room.
“Here you are, my master.”, Amore told her. Lisa was handed her beverage by Amore and Lisa went ahead and examined it.
“Hey, this is regular milk!” Lisa exclaimed. “I don’t remember asking for milk! I thought I told you to go get me a cold glass of iced tea, peasant!”
“My apologies, my master. I will get this problem solved as soon as possible.”, she spoke before taking the drink back into the kitchen.
Rebecca went ahead and came back into the living room. “Here you are, my ruler.”, Rebecca spoke before setting the plate down.
Ashley went ahead and came into the living room with a banana. “And here you are, my master.”, Ashley informed.
“Thank you very much, my slave.”
Amore went ahead and came back into the living room before speaking again. “And here’s that iced tea you wanted, my dear little sis.”
“Thank you very much.” Lisa began drinking her iced tea.
John went ahead and walked into the house through the front door. And Donna walked over to John before speaking. “Honey, what are you doing here? Aren’t you supposed to be at work right now?”
“Not anymore. For some odd and strange reason, all the world leaders have decided to declare Lisa the queen of the entire globe. That basically means she runs anything and everything in the entire world. And that includes my restaurant.”
“Wow, this is such wonderful news!” Donna exclaimed happily.
“I guess we all know what this means.”, John added. “Lisa, you now get an upgrade from the princess crown to the crown of a royal queen.”
John held a crown. Lisa went ahead and took off the princess crown before putting on the queen crown.
“Now, this is more like it.”, Lisa spoke with a smile.
“Now, that you are queen of the world, what are your new requests, our dear queen?” Amore asked her.
“My first request as queen is to become queen of the universe.”
“Done. You are now queen of the universe.”, John reported.
“Excellent.”, Lisa replied.
Max went ahead and walked into the living room. Max began barking.
“No, thank you, Max. There’s nothing that you can do for me right now. But maybe you could stay there just in case I do need you for something in the future.”
Max barked a few times.
“Are there any other requests you have before you enjoy your food, our queen?” Ashley asked her.
“You know what?” “I changed my mind. Now, I want milk.”
“I will replace your iced tea with some regular milk, my queen.”, Amore responded.
Amore went ahead and took the tea away before going back into the kitchen.
“Well, how does it finally feel to be the first-ever queen of the United States of America?” Donna asked her.
“It feels absolutely terrific. And maybe I’ll even become the queen of other universes, someday.”
Amore went ahead and walked back into the living room with some milk. “Your milk, my master.”
“Thank you very much, my red-headed peasant.” Lisa went ahead and began drinking her milk. “Attention, everyone!” “I have a new request.”
“Whatever you want, our master.”, John told her.
“Everyone, with two legs, get on your knees and start bowing down to me until I say stop.”
“Your wish is our command, our royal master.”, Amore informed. Every human got down on their knees and began bowing down to Queen Lisa.
And they all repeated the same phrase over and over. “We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy. We are not worthy.”
Then Lisa had a smile appear on her cute face as she was still sleeping in her bed. Elsewhere, everyone was sleeping in the Cooper household. And that included Rebecca. Rebecca was dreaming as well.
It was Saturday, July 15, 2034. In the daytime, there were only hours left before Rebecca (a famous musician at age 30) was going to start performing at a live concert in Los Angeles, California. Inside a sports venue in L.A., Rebecca was walking around while trying to find the venue manager. Rebecca went ahead and spotted the male venue manager and walked towards him before speaking.
“Hi, I was just wondering how long they expect me to perform.”
“You’ll be expected to perform for about an hour during tonight’s live concert. And don’t you worry about a thing, I’m sure you’ll do great tonight.”, he said.
“Cool! I’ve been putting a lot more practice in than usual before tonight. I’m also sure I’ll do terrific. I’ve got more than enough awesome songs to perform for sixty minutes.”
“That’s what I like to hear, young lady. Go knock ’em dead tonight.” The venue manager walked away. Then Rebecca went ahead and walked away.
Later, it was evening. Inside the venue, there was a crowd of music fans waiting for the arrival of Rebecca Cooper. Then a male PA announcer went ahead and spoke to announce the on-stage entrance of Rebecca Cooper.
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, here is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! She is the winner of one hundred Grammy awards since the age of fifteen! The one! The only! Becky!”
Rebecca went ahead and walked onto the stage. The crown did nothing but cheer and clap their hands. Rebecca got behind the microphone.
“Hey, how is everyone doing tonight?!” she asked them. The crown went ahead and cheered and applauded some more. “Alright, let’s get this concert started! Four, three, two, one!” Then electronic pop music was being played as Rebecca Cooper was about to perform her first song.
Rebecca was smiling outside of her dream as she was still sleeping and dreaming in her bed. Meanwhile, everyone else in the Cooper household was still sleeping and dreaming as well. And that included Ashley.
It was the month of December 2021, and it was Sunday afternoon. John was sitting on the living room couch while watching some football on TV. Ashley went ahead and walked into the living room before speaking.
“Hey, I hate how you hog the TV every Sunday afternoon during football season! I don’t even like football! It’s such a stupid sport if you ask me! So, give me the remote! Now!”
“No problem, sweetheart.” John went ahead and gave Ashley the TV remote. “And you don’t even say thank you. Just one of the typical characteristics of a rotten teenage girl.”, John spoke happily.
Then Ashley went ahead and began watching some TV. John was about to leave. “Oh, before you go, can I have some money?” she asked him.
“Are you gonna thank me afterward?”
“Well, in that case, let’s see how much cash I’ve got in my wallet.” John went ahead and opened his wallet and pulled out some money. “Okay, here you go.”
Ashley went ahead and got up from the living room couch. John gave Ashley some money. And Ashley stared at John.
“And here you go as well.”, he spoke happily while giving her more money. Ashley began staring at John again. “And here’s even more of my hard-earned dollars that you didn’t work for.”
Ashley got the money and looked at John.
“And here’s even more free money that you didn’t earn like a responsible young woman.”, he spoke happily.
Ashley got the money and stared at John.
“Ah, what the heck. Just take all my money and credit cards. In fact, take my entire wallet. You’re the new owner of it from now on.”
“Now, that’s more like it!” she spoke with a smile as she got the wallet from her father. Ashley went ahead and sat back down and resumed watching some TV.
Donna went ahead and walked into the living room before speaking. “Hey, Ashley, I thought about it for a while and decided to give you my entire wallet as well. You now own it for good.”
Ashley went ahead and got up before getting the wallet. “Nice!” Ashley exclaimed with a smile. Ashley sat back down and resumed watching some TV.
Ashley’s sisters went ahead and walked into the living room. Then Amore spoke.
“Hey, Ash. We all thought it’d be cool if we all become your slaves from now on.”
“So, is that cool with you?” Rebecca asked her.
“That’s more than cool with me. Oh, and you’ll have to get used to calling me master from now on.” “Is that cool with all of you?”
“It is cool with us, Master.”, Lisa spoke.
“Cool!” “Now, on your knees.” All three girls went ahead and got down on their knees.
“Now, bow down to me while saying ‘we’re not worthy’ over and over until I say stop.”
“Yes, master.”, Amore told her. All three sisters went ahead and got down on their knees and started bowing down to Ashley and saying the phrase Ashley gave them over and over to her.
Ashley went ahead and continued watching some TV. “Oh, and Ashley.”, Donna spoke.
“Stop!” Ashley commanded. Ashley’s sisters went ahead and stopped.
“Even though I and your father talk a lot about having you adopted, I was wondering if it would be okay with you if I start bowing down to you as well.”
“Bow away, Mom.”, she spoke with a smile.
“Okay.”, Donna replied. “Oh, and can I be your slave as well?”
“Sure!” “Okay, all of you can resume bowing down to me until I say stop. And you can just go ahead and get started, Mom.”
All the females went ahead and began bowing down to Ashley and saying “we’re not worthy” over and over to her.
Ashley continued watching some TV.
“Hey, Ashley.”, John spoke.
The other ladies went ahead and stopped.
“I want to be you slave as well and bow down to you while not being even close to worthy.” “Is that okay with you, Ash?”
“It sure is, Dad.” “Now, you all can resume what you were previously doing.” “And you can go ahead and get started, peasant.”
Then Ashley’s entire family began bowing down to her sand saying “we’re not worthy” over and over to her. Ashley went ahead and continued watching some TV. Then knocking was heard at the front door of the house.
“Stop!” Ashley ordered. Everyone else stopped. Ashley went ahead and got up from the couch to go see who it was. Ashley opened the front door and saw Sam. “Hey, you little bad excuse for a child, what brings your ugly face here?”
“Ash, I know very well that we’ve never been on the best of terms, but I decided to become your slave as well because I just think you’re that better than me.”
“Okay, you can go ahead and get on your knees over there with the rest of them.”, she spoke with a smile.
“I always hated your evil selfishness, but I guess I’m gonna have to get used to it now that I am your newest slave.”, she spoke with a smile before doing what she was told.
“Hey, what can I say?” “I’m evil and selfish with absolutely no conscience at all.”, she spoke with a smile.
Ashley was about to close the door before she saw Eric. Ashley spoke. “Oh, hey, Eric.” “What brings you over here?”
“I just stopped by to see if you’re cool with kissing on the couch while all your slaves are bowing down to you.”
“Sounds cool to me.”
Eric went ahead and walked inside, Ashley closed the front door, and the romantic teenage couple sat down together on the living room couch. Then Ashley spoke again.
“All of you resume bowing down to me while never being worthy for the rest of your lives. And that’s an order.”
All of Ashley’s slaves started bowing down and saying “we’re not worthy” over and over to her. Then Ashley and Eric began kissing while Ashley’s slaves continued being Ashley’s slaves with no respect for themselves whatsoever.
In Ashley’s bedroom, Ashley was sleeping on her bed and smiling as her dream went ahead and continued. Everyone in the Cooper household were still sleeping and dreaming during the overnight hours. And that included Amore Cooper.
It was autumn in the year 2051, and it was Monday morning. Amore (40 years of age) was inside her office at work with her son (7 years of age). Then her son went ahead and spoke.
“Okay, Mom, your job better be a good one if I wanna get an A on my school assignment.”
“I know you’ll get an A on your school report. In fact, they might as well give you that A right now. It’s time to show you what I do every week to keep the lights on.” Amore and her son went ahead and exited her office.
“Woah! I had no idea you work at a pizza restaurant!”
“Yep. And not only do I work here, but I’m also the owner and general manager as well.”
“Get out of town!”
“No, it’s true. Your grandfather, my father, is the one who founded this place back in 2012 and named it after me. Then he retired in 2042 and passed the responsibilities of running this place down to me since I’m the reason this place is named Amore. And I’ve been running this place ever since. Come on, I’ll show you around.” Amore and her son walked over to another spot within the restaurant.
“Well, as you can see, this is Amore. Over here are the cash registers where the orders take place. Orders can either happen through dining in, drive-thru, carryout, takeout, or delivery on our website and mobile app.” Amore and her son walked over to another spot within the restaurant.
“And this is my office where I work. In here, I manage everything. And that includes checking e-mails, our social media profiles, our employee salaries by the hour, etc.” Amore and her son went somewhere else within the restaurant.
“And those are the tables where some of our customers come in and eat inside the restaurant. Something like this was sort of a challenge back in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing. To solve that problem, capacity was often limited back then to a specific percentage of maximum capacity.” “Are you writing all of this down?”
“I sure am, Mom. I might need a minute though.”, he spoke as he was writing.
“Take as much time as you’d like.”
Later, Amore and her son went somewhere else within the restaurant. “And this is where our food is made. This is where the dough, cheese, tomato sauce, and pepperoni are held to make our pizzas. This is also where our breadsticks and other food items are held.” Later, Amore and her son went somewhere else within the restaurant.
“And this is our flat-screen 16K resolution TV. It’s something new here at the restaurant. It was my idea as well. One day, I just thought to myself that our satisfied customers should have something to keep themselves entertained while they’re enjoying their food inside Amore.”
Then the boy saw the TV screen. “Hey, look, Aunt Becky is performing on Good Morning America!”
Then Amore and her son went ahead and saw Rebecca performing some of her music on Good Morning America.
“Yep. Your aunt Becky sure has had a successful music career ever since she decided to become a musician back when she was just a teenager.”
“I should probably write down that one of my aunts is a famous musician as well.”
“You’ve totally read my mind.”
The boy went ahead and began writing in his notepad while Amore continued watching her little sister perform on national television.
Later, Amore and her son were back inside Amore’s office. “So, does your Mom have an awesome job or what?”
“I think you’ve got the best job in the world.”
“Well, I don’t know about the world. That job probably belongs to Mark Zuckerberg or someone like that. I mean; besides, he runs freaking Facebook for crying out loud.”
“Well, I still think you have an awesome job. Now, I know I’m gonna get an A on my assignment. Thanks, Mom. You’re the best.” Then the boy went ahead and began hugging his mother. Then the hugging stopped. “And when I grow up and you get super old, maybe you can pass the restaurant down to me.”
“Maybe, but you might have some tough competition for that job. Of course, I’m talking about your other three brothers.”
“Well, I’m already confident that I’ll be the one to take over after you. Pizza is already awesome, and always have been since forever, but you just made me love pizza so much more. And I’m pretty sure you’ll make my classmates love pizza that much more as well.”
“I can’t wait for us to welcome in some new hungry customers.” “And to make you even happier, the whole family is having Amore pizza tonight for dinner.”
“Cool!” “I love you so much, Mom.”
“And I love you more than I love pizza itself.”
Then after that conversation ended, Amore and her son went ahead and continued hugging as the dream continued.
Amore was sleeping and smiling in her bed as she was still lying down. Everyone else in the Cooper household continued sleeping as well. And sunrise was not far away.
It was Monday, December 13, 2021, and it was morning. Amore’s alarm clock woke her up to start her last week of school before the Christmas break. Amore took care of the alarm clock and got out of bed. She went ahead and stood there, while stretching and yawning. Then Amore exited her bedroom. Ashley, Amore, Rebecca, and Lisa were all in the hallway.
“Hey, you all wanna hear an awesome dream I just had?” Amore asked them.
“Not if I share my awesome dream first.”, Ashley replied.
“Hey, I also had an awesome dream.”, Rebecca added.
“Me too.”, Lisa responded.
“Wow, that sure is a coincidence. We’ve all had great dreams during the same night.”, Amore spoke. “I wonder when was the last time that happened?”
“Probably, never.”, Ashley responded.
“Well, I’m gonna go ahead and start getting ready for school.” Amore spoke before walking away.
“Yeah, me too.”, Rebecca spoke before walking away.
“And me three.”, Lisa spoke before walking away.
Ashley saw her Dad leaving the master bedroom. “Hey, Dad, can I get some money to hang out at the mall this weekend?”
“Absolutely not, Ash. Bad behavior will not be rewarded in this household.”, John spoke before walking away.
“But I don’t have any money! And my behavior has kinda improved lately! Please?!” Ashley exclaimed.
“Ugh! Reality sucks!” Ashley told herself.
Then after all that, Ashley went ahead and began getting ready for school after it was back to real life for Amore and her three sisters.