The light flickers rapidly.
You sweat as you unscrew the lid.
[[Flick flick flick|1]]
The bottle is empty.
[[SHOUT|2]]The sound gets stuck and you cough
Your mind does its usual thing and you [[remember|3]]You forgot to close the door of this room.
Flick flick flick
SOMEBODY MIGHT COME IN UNINVITED.
The bottle is [[emptier|4]]Your dealer - he sells happiness.
You can never get enough of it.
That is why even though the bottle is fully full
You see it as empty
Flick flick [[flick|5]]You wonder if the door was really left unlocked.
Maybe some unicorns will come visit
You start seeing [[pink|6]]Open? Closed? Open? Closed?
These thoughts haunt you every 1 hour 29 minutes
You've counted, how could you not
You are a flawed individual, a fault in the mechanism
The door cr[[eeeeeaaaaa|7]]ksThe door creaks and a few dozen unicorns fly in
Yep, you remember now
As you lie on the dirty tiled floor
While unicorns form a flock above you
You definitely closed it
After checking the lock about twelve times
[[Happiness is in you again|8]]Their fur is soft and coloured like a rainbow
You manage to screw the lid before passing out
The last thing you see is a single lamp
Going [[flick, flick, flick|9]]The next day, Mark visits you.
You exchange money for happiness.
You take a bit more than usual, but he doesn't question you.
He's a [[fine lad|10]]There are other people that are not as fine
Your parents, for example
Instead of getting help for your "weird stress"
They told you to suck it up
How [[oldschool|11]] of themOf course, you didn't get any better
You got the worst mark possible for public speech in Uni
You just didn't show up and locked yourself up in a toilet
You checked the lock about twelve times each [[time|12]]You met Mark a year ago
He deals so that he can pay for his studies
He wants to be a photographer, you think he'll get there
He proposed a compromise:
You'll go to a therapist
And he'll help you kickstart
Your [[happiness|13]]Mark lets you take more sometimes, but you know he's got an eye on you
He hates what he's doing
You take a slow breath and speak up
You get a 65% in your [[International Law|14]] speech
Not everything is black and white, honey
After all, the light does flicker