Chapter 3

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Sleeping at night wasn't easy. Not only was I feeling horrible for what I said to Sutton, but I kept having these weird dreams. I would wake up in a cold sweat with my heart racing. It all seemed so real though as if it was a memory and not a dream at all. "I have got to get a hold of myself," I said through pants.

A knock came from the other side of my room door. "Miss Alice is time to go see the doctor," I heard the nurse say.

"Ok I'm coming."

I quickly brushed my teeth and headed for the hall where my usual nurse was waiting for me. When I opened the door, something was off about my nurse. Normally his left eye was blue with the right one hazel. Unless my eyes were lying to me, his eye color had switched. Now that I look at him, he does seem a tad shorter.

"Is something wrong, Miss Alice?" The nurse said as he noticed my slight hesitation to follow him.

I pointed a finger at this mysterious person. "You are not my usual nurse. Who are you?"

A smile crossed his face. "I was hoping you wouldn't notice that. Well I guess the turtle has come out of its shell." Just then an image of a turtle sitting sadly against a rock with a sleeping gryphon next to him popped into my head. I mentally shook myself trying to get the image out of my head. "Well either way, I'm filling in fir my twin brother, Parker. What gave me away?"

"Your eyes are different. Plus you are slightly shorter."

I watched him nod his head before he turned around to head down the hall. "We might as well head down to Dr. White's office. Would you like to hear a tale as we walk?"

I gave a confused look as I followed behind. "Um...sure?"

"Have you heard the story of the walrus and the carpenter?"

"I don't believe I have."

A big smile crossed his face. "Well you are in for a treat. So the walrus and the carpenter were walking down the beach with both the sun and moon visible for it was the middle of the night." I listened to the story as we walked down the hallways to Dr. White's office.

The walrus and the carpenter had come across a bed of oysters. With the help of a song, the little oysters went against the eldest oysters warnings and followed the walrus to a make shift cabin the carpenter had crafted. Once all inside the walrus and the carpenter had eaten them all up. It was a horrible story to hear if you ask me but when the end was reached so had we at Dr. White's office door. I couldn't quite put my finger on it but I swear I have heard it all before.

"Well Miss Alice here we are. I hope you enjoyed the story I told you. I will return for you when the session is over." I watched the nurse walk away from me. Just before he was out of sight, he turned to face me again. "By the way, my name is Porter." Then he was off again.

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