March 13, 2015
I was out for my daily walk. Not that I wanted to be on a walk, but my parents made me do it every day to get my exercise. Anyway today changed my life forever. And I definitely wasn’t expecting it.
The sun was behind the clouds and it started to rain. I started to walk home because I hated getting wet. I was pretty far from home so I started to run. I could see my house in the distance and my mom was standing outside. The rain started to get heavier, but I was almost home.
I wasn’t paying attention and tripped over a rock. My mom called out to me, “Harry, hurry before the storm gets worse!” I got back up and ran my hardest.
Everything after that was a blur. I woke up in a hospital room with doctors telling me I would be alright. My mom was beside me telling me something about lightning. The doctors reassured her and explained the rest to me.
“Harrison you are going to be just fine. Your mother here tells me you were running home when you got hit by lightning. It’s okay though because you weren’t holding metal or anything of that kind so it didn’t hit you too hard. In a couple of days you will be feeling back to normal.” A pretty, young woman kept reassuring me I would be fine.
How could I have gotten struck by lightning? It was only raining when I was outside, no thunder or lightning was out there. I felt my head gushing with pain, it felt like at any moment my head would burst. I fell asleep as soon as the nurse told me to close my eyes.
When I woke up I was back home in my bed. I shook my head back and forth, my head no longer hurt and I felt totally fine. I pulled the sheets off my legs and got out of my bed. I walked downstairs and felt a tingling feeling in my ears. I saw my mom and said, “Morning mom! I feel so much better!”
“Oh Harry are you up?! Where are you?” My mom looked around the room.
“What are you talking about? I'm right here. Right in front of you!” Once again my mom looked around the room still not looking into my eyes.
“I must be dreaming. Harry I don’t see you anywhere!” Was my mom going nuts? How could she not see me? I quickly left the room and ran upstairs to my room. I remembered the mirror in my room and looked at my reflection. There was nobody there! Where did I go? Then it hit me, was I invisible? Somehow did the lightning make me turn invisible?! What if I could never be seen again? I tapped my arm intensely, when that did nothing I started to lose hope.
I tried a bunch of other things but nothing worked.
Then I thought out loud, “Am I really going to be invisible forever?” I looked into the mirror one last time. My body started to slowly show. I had figured it out all I had to do was say invisible. The tingling I felt that morning must have been a warning telling me I was going to turn invisible. I had a superpower! Did that make me a superhero?
I had seen many superhero movies and in all of them I learned one thing, never let anyone know you have a superpower. I decided to go downstairs and act like I was waking up for the first time. That way my mom would think she was dreaming.
“Hi mom! How are you?” I acted as normal as I could. I was a thirteen year old superhero! How normal could I be?
“Weren’t you just... never mind I must have been dreaming. Good morning sweet heart! Dad is at work so you and I can have a special day together!”
“Oh great, can’t wait! I’m just gonna go outside quickly and get the mail.” My mom nodded and I headed to the front door. In case you haven’t caught on yet, I wasn’t actually getting the mail. I was a superhero now I needed to be saving lives. I searched outside for any yelps for help, but I heard nothing. I searched the lawn for anything at all. I came to a normal sized white piece of paper. It had three small characters on it:
This must be a clue! I knew there was something sketchy about this piece of paper. The paper clearly came from the neighbors yard. It must have blown into our yard. I decided to start my search at my neighbors house. Before I could go, I went back inside and told my mom I was going to go on my daily walk. She said it would be a good idea to get it over with.
I quickly shook my head back and forth. I felt the tingling sensation in my ears, then I looked in the window and I couldn’t see myself! It was the perfect plan! I went up to the Mason’s door (our neighbors), and knocked. It took about thirty seconds and finally someone came to the door. They opened the door and looked around. “Hello anyone there?” I quickly snuck inside trying not to touch Mr. Mason. A couple minutes passed and Mr. Mason came inside and shut the door behind him. Now to look for clues!
I remembered the Mason’s having two kids. Izzy and Taya. I had babysitted for Izzy before. I just couldn’t believe their family was up to something!
I looked around the house and quickly found plenty of clues. I found a bunch of the same papers I had found outside on my lawn. I needed to find out what that meant!
I searched around for more information and Taya walked into the kitchen, where I was. She was staring at her phone not paying any attention. I looked around the floor and I felt a bump. Taya had bumped into me! She had bumped into invisible me! She reached out in front of her again to see if anything was there, I quickly moved. “What the! Mom! Dad! Get in here!” Taya was about twelve. She was a smart girl, but she was always on her phone. I was hoping her parents would just think she was having too much screen time.
Mr. and Mrs. Mason ran into the kitchen and asked what was going on. “I just ran into something, and there isn’t anything here!”
“Okay, it’s alright it’s getting late anyway. You are probably just tired. Come on, upstairs!” Mrs. Mason made it seem like this happened everyday.
Taya followed her parents upstairs and everything fell into silence. It was getting late so I decided to head home. Once I got outside their house I quietly said, “invisible.” I looked in the windows and I saw myself again. I opened the front door to my house and walked in.
“There you are! You were gone all day, we didn’t get to spend any time together!” My mom seemed sad, like really sad.
“Sorry mom. I guess I just really wanted my exercise!” Even I bought what I was saying.
“Okay, go head up to bed! You can sleep in since tomorrow is Saturday! I love you Harry!”
I nodded at her and headed upstairs. Tomorrow was Saturday, and I would do some more investigating. Something evil was definitely going on, and I was going to figure it out!
March 14, 2015
When I woke up I heard the sounds of little girls laughing and parents talking. A clue! I quickly scrambled out of bed, put on clothes, and ran outside. I had the paper with the clue in my pocket. I walked next door, and I was spotted quickly. “Harrison! So nice to see you! Are you here for the party? I didn’t know you’d be coming!”
“Party? What party?” I had no idea what was going on. There was a little petting zoo surrounding me. Bunnies, puppies, kitten’s, goats, ponies, and some baby chicks.
“Oh, it’s Izzy’s sixth birthday today! We are having a party with all her friends! You are welcome to join us.”
“Maybe later, but what is this piece of paper I found… on your lawn?” I took it out of my pocket and showed her the picture:
“Oh some must have blown out the window! Those are little clues to where we hid the goody-bags! You see, Izzy loves horse’s so we hid them near one of the horse’s! I thought it would be a fun way to end the party!”
“So you're not evil?” That kind of slipped out, I didn’t mean to say it. Mrs. Mason gave me a look I would never forget. I had never ran so fast in my life.