I couldn’t go to sleep. I went back downstairs and looked straight at my homework. Then at the clock, 10:15 pm. “What is going on?” I thought, “I’m never like this!” But I threw my homework and went to check for Shaun.
No luck. Shaun was sleeping looking like he was knocked out for good so I went to my parents’ room and saw that they looked exactly the same. So after that, I went into my room and tried sleeping again. Just as I was beginning to drift to sleep, Shaun came out of nowhere and started obnoxiously tickling me.
“You pretended to sleep right when I came in your room?!” I asked as I pushed him off of me.
I was so scared. I was thinking about some scary stuff I had watched in the morning so when he jumped out, I freaked out.
“Sorry… I couldn’t sleep. Besides, I thought you were supposed to be doing your homework anyway,” he told me.
“I don’t care for my homework and I wish the world could be like a State of Nature,” I said.
“What’s a State of Nature?” Shaun asked me.
“A State of Nature is made up representing a horrible way of life how the world would be like without rules, laws, or government,” I told him as he bit Sheldon’s (his stuffed-animal turtle’s) fin.
I sighed, went under the covers, and prayed.
“Dear God, I just really want the world to be like a State of Nature. It might sound a little weird, but I just want something like it. I really have been getting frustrated and I think I would be happier with the State of Nature. Amen.”
And then, I fell asleep.
I woke up the next morning exhausted. I slowly got out of bed and when to my closet to get dressed but my mom hadn’t done the laundry so I didn’t have any clean clothes.
“Oh, come on!” I shouted hoping not to wake anyone up. Well, I didn’t have to. They were already up. I unfortunately had to get my clothes on from yesterday so then I would at least have clothes on. They were so stinky! “Come on Mom, can’t you just do the laundry!”
I went downstairs and sat at the table. I had no food.
“Shouldn’t there be food on the table?” I asked Mom.
“Oh, Dad said that he thought you didn’t need breakfast so I didn’t make any,” said Mom.
“What is this a State of Nature?” I thought.
And then it came to me. I felt like I might faint.
“No. It can’t be true. But how?” All of these crazy thoughts just kept coming in my head.
“I think I’m going back upstairs.”
I went upstairs and saw my brother laying down playing video games on his bed.
“Aren’t you supposed to only play that in the afternoon?” I asked him.
“No. I can do whatever I want. That’s what Mommy and Daddy said. Hey! It’s like a State of Nature Lucas!”
Okay, that’s when I almost fainted. I just agreed with Shaun and went to my room and started playing too.
I had to go brush my teeth before that, but Shaun had used my toothbrush! I was so mad I couldn’t stand it! What is going on!
I played more video games for a while and my mom called us down to go to school! I had to go to the bathroom! I went and Shaun had the bathroom locked and was taking forever! Finally, he went out and I could go.
I was furious. Just furious.
“Hey Mom, have you ever heard about a State of Nature before?”
“Oh, I thought you knew! The government just announced last night that the United States is now a State of Nature!”
“What!” I couldn’t believe it. My wish had come true. It came true. My guess was right.
“I thought you wanted life like a State of Nature,” Shaun said to me.
I sighed. This wasn’t what I wanted. Not at all.
I don’t know what I should do.
We all got outside to see that our car was trashed! Yes trashed. It had dents in it, broken windows and it definitely wouldn’t work. Someone had wrecked it completely. We got in and tried to start it but it wouldn’t start. Down a car. Darn it.
The good news is, since it’s a State of Nature I didn’t have to go to school! Oh yeah!
So I go back in and go to play more video games. This time I went to the TV. I couldn’t believe it. My wish had come true and this day was to be a disaster. I had just started to play when Shaun came down and stepped on the plug. The whole thing went off.
“Shaun!” I screamed. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I just couldn’t. It was unbelievable.
“Geez. Just go and play on your iPad upstairs,” He replied. Wow. That was helpful.
“I just want to be by myself!” I shouted and ran upstairs to go and do exactly as he said. (Of course I didn’t tell him that). I went up and started to play as my mom knocked on the door.
“Come in,” I said.
She came on my bed and told me to turn the iPad off for just a second.
“I know the new law might be very hard for you,” she told me. “If you want, I can make you a meal. You must be starving.”
“That would be great mom,” I said,.
“Shaun’s playing video games downstairs so you can be by yourself.”
“WHAT!” I shouted.
“Hey it’s okay,” She assured me. “At least he’s distracted.”
“Ha ha. I just want to be alone okay? Call me down when my lunch is ready.”
She left my room and started to make my lunch.
After a while, she called me and I went downstairs. My plate was empty.
“Is this some kind of trick?” I asked.
“Huh?” Mom said.
“I don’t have any food.”
“Oh no!” I thought. “Shaun ate my lunch!”
“I just layed it out for you Luc!”
“I think Shaun ate it!”
“Just… just go talk to him for me okay?”
I went downstairs to check on Shaun who was moaning while playing video games.
“So how was it?” I asked.
“What…” Shaun started saying.
“My lunch,” I said and stormed upstairs to grab a snack and go up and read for a while. I started to read when my dad came home from work.
“It was horrible,” I heard him saying to mom. “That new stupid law,”
“That’s a bad word Daddy!” Shaun assured him.
I stomped on the ground. Couldn’t it all just stop! I hated this law and I felt dumb for wishing for it. I hated it because of all the things that went wrong. I thought I would like it but… I should have thought it out more. Maybe the school was right. Maybe… no yes, a State of Nature is horrible! That’s a fact! I wish… I really wish that tomorrow can be a better day. That the government can change the world back to the way it used to be. With actual laws and stuff. I prayed. I put my book down and went downstairs for dinner. I was so hungry!
Dinner was awesome! I finally got a meal so I could go to sleep without starving to death. Right when I got in my pajamas and started to fall asleep (I was so excited for tomorrow) Shaun jumped right on me and I couldn’t fall back asleep.
“I’m sorry I ruined your day Lucas,” he said.
“Yeah, so then maybe jumping on me right when I’m about to sleep will help?” I said sarcastically.
That got him. he went back to his room.
Yep, since I couldn’t sleep I stayed up all night watching the clock until it hit 12:00 a.m.
And finally, 12:00 a.m. Everything changed.