"Ka....Are _ou o_ay? Katie? Wake up!" a familiar voice thundered in the distance. My mother, or at least it sounded like her. But... No, i was at the school... How did....? It can't be my mother... Can it? -- Briiiinnngg -- The bell rang once more, echoing through the darkness. "Where am I" I said aloud, hoping that the darkness would be capable of replying. But, to my surprise, the darkness actually did reply.. Or, no.. Not the darkness itself, children hiding beyond the shadows. Whispering, laughing. Talking in muffled voices. I think I recognize one of the voices... Yes! That's my friend! He's talking to me.. But I can't see him, as it's just too dark! Why is it so dark? This just doesn't make sense! -- Brrrrriiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnggggggggg -- I open my eyes to find my head tucked tightly between my arms, and my school desk glistening in transparent fluid. I slowly take a stand to see my surroundings, and I'm greeted by a very large, and very angry face that belonged to Ms. Applebee. "I'm sorry Katie, was my class boring you? Maybe next time you'll enjoy watching TV, or playing a video game. Why do work when you can have fun, right Katie?" Ms. Applebee said in an angry and displeased tone, just loud enough for the whole class to hear. "I expect to see you after school, Katie. If you need to get some beauty sleep before doing your work, be sure you spend the nightly hours sleeping in your own bed. Remember Katie, your bed is designed to carry your heavy body to la la land. School is designed for knowledge. Do you understand?" Ms. Applebee said in a very angry and snarky tone. "Yes, I do." -- It was just a dream.. A very vivid dream. I'm glad that nightmare is over... But... Where did my pants go?! Oh, god! I'm not wearing any pants!!