Chapter 3: The Breaking Point
He closed his eyes and he forced himself to fall asleep. He turned over and covered his head with his pillow and faced down.
"C'mon. Fall asleep already!" Elijah said to himself in irritation. He sighed and turned to where he was laying on his back looking up at his ceiling.
"The one time I need to fall asleep is the one time I can't." Elijah complained to himself. He turned his head to look the clock which read "9:02".
After a long hour of staring at his dark walls and spacing out, Elijah finally fell asleep. Yet he didn't have any nightmares and he ended up waking up to his alarm clock.
"Wha???" Elijah started when he looked at his clock that said "6:31" and was beeping annoyingly.
"Shit!" Elijah quietly yelled to himself as he hit the stop button on the clock. He laid on his back and put his hand on his forehead.
"Is this what you're gonna do to me world?" Elijah said to the ceiling while slowly getting up. He sat on his bed and rubbed his eyes.
"Morning sweetie." his mom came into his room and sat down next to him. "Did you sleep okay?"
"Yeah. For the first time too." Elijah said tiredly.
"See? I told you they'd go away!" his mom said happily while getting up. "I'm making breakfast so I want you down soon."
"Alright." Elijah replied to his happy mom as she almost skipped out of the room. "Well she seems happy" Elijah thought to himself.
Elijah got ready and went downstairs for breakfast and felt energized for the first time. He was still disappointed that he couldn't find the creature in his nightmare, but the more he thought about it, the more he didn't much care for finding the creature. It got rid of his worst enemy and didn't even bother to hurt Elijah. He thought maybe it was on his and Noah's side. Elijah smiled at the thought and sat down at the kitchen table.
"Well aren't you a happy one?" his mom said smiling while putting the food on the table.
"I'm nightmare free, energized, and my bully is in the hospital. It's like my birthday!" Elijah said happily while taking a bite of his eggs.
"Oh yeah. Speaking of Liam, we're gonna go see him today." Elijah almost spit out eggs.
"What!" Elijah yelled. He was shocked that his mom would have him go see Liam.
"Yes. He's a kid just like you and it's only polite to see him in case he wakes up." his mom said in a strict manner.
"Mom. If he wakes up with me there, he'll probably scream at how much I'm a dork and strangle me." Elijah complained.
"Look I know he's your bully, but he's still in a coma." his mom said reassuringly, hoping Elijah would give in.
"Exactly. He's in a coma. So why are we visiting him again?" Elijah pointed out. His mom sighed.
"Do you really wanna not go that badly?" his mom asked him.
"Duh!" Elijah replied.
"Okay fine. We won't go okay?"
"Thank you." Elijah said relieved he didn't have to see Liam.
"I'm disappointed in you." his mom said looking at him and shaking her head.
"I don't care. There's no way in hell I'm seeing Liam." Elijah said unsympathetically. His mom shook her head and the two finished eating in silence.
"Bye Elijah." his mom said with a disappointed tone. Elijah knew she was still upset that he wouldn't see Liam, but he didn't care.
"Bye." Elijah waved at his mom and got on the school bus.