I pull into my driveway just as my phone rings. I figure it’s my parents, wondering where I’m at, when I’ll be home, you know, the usual. No, it’s my friend. She hasn’t called me in a while. To what do I owe this honor?
“Hey, Harry Potter tickets are up,” she tells me. I run inside, let my Mom know I’m back, and run to my laptop and flip open the screen. But Facebook is already pulled up, and I get distracted.
Suddenly, I remember my mission! I quickly click over to Fandango and check the tickets. They’re already sold out for the 12:15 show. Oh well, 12:30 will do. I call my best friend. How many tickets will I need to buy? Well, she doesn’t answer. Whatever, I’m going with two.
The time starts clicking before the tickets run out. I’ve got to hurry. I click through the necessary pages.
Crap. I need my credit card. It’s in my car.
6 minutes left. Can I make it?
I leap off my bed and sprint down the stairs, hugging the bannister as I spin around and slide across the wooden floor towards the garage.
“Where are you going?!” My sister asks. I don’t answer, I just run.
I fling open the garage door and happen to look down as my feet keep carrying me across the floor. The cat has strewn trash everywhere!
I feel something soft beneath my feet. Moldy bread. Gross. But I don’t care, time is ticking. My hands are shaking as I try to open my car door. I throw my body across the passenger seat and dig in my console for my wallet. I’ve got it. Now to return.
I sprint back to my laptop, this time leaping over the pile of trash. I try to steady my hand as I punch in the numbers.
Numbers in. Click to the next page. MY ORDER ISN’T COMPLETE YET?! WHAT?! 4 minutes left. I hurry and do the necessary procedures.
Finally, I see that beautiful page. “Your order is complete. Click here to print your tickets.” Hello, Harry. In merely a month I shall see your face for one last time.