I woke up as usual. But there was something about today that was going to change. Unusual. I stumbled out of bed, opening my eyes to darkness. I wouldn't need to expect sunlight just yet. I clumsily found my way to the bathroom to take my shower.
For some reason, I wanted extremely hot water. Usually, I would have tepid water on, but this time, the water was blazing. The water beat my back with an intensity far beyond a human could ever intake. It was like hail was being shot at my skin, with a beat to it. The burning was far worse. When every droplet hit my skin, there would suddenly be a sharp pain at the spot hit. But in seconds it would go away. Once I had adapted to the water, it became numb. It almost felt, cold now. Could it possibly be that I had been in there so long that the pain had surpassed me? That my nerves had been ripped apart so much that I couldn't feel anymore? Or was the water so hot, it was cold?
I got out of the shower, ignoring my curiosity. I threw on some clothes or whatever I could get my hands on. I hadn't found the light switch yet, and I wouldn't have bothered to. After I had all my clothes on, I fumbled around looking for a particular...