"It's my turn!" I yelled. "This time, we'll set the time limit to five minutes."
Carly sighed at the counter top, painting her nails. "You guys have been playing 'Blind Mice' for half an hour. Aren't you guys tired or something?"
"No," I replied. "It's competition."
"And we're competing to find out who is the better player," Freddie completed my sentence. "I'm not going to stop until I win."
I glared. "Who says you're going to win?"
I placed the blind fold on my eyes and made sure that I couldn't see at all. I counted to ten seconds before Freddie was distanced about two metres away from me.
"In 5, 4, 3, 2," Carly counted down. "And the games begin," she said in a very unenthusiastic manner.
I reached my arms out in front of me and tried to catch Freddie. You see, the aim of this game is to catch your opponent within the time limit that you're given. The easy thing about this game is that the area is bounded, so your opponent will not be able to run off to another corner. But the hardest part about this game is being blindfolded.
"Two minutes left!" Carly shouted from the counter. As soon as I heard her voice, I seemed to have found a compass or something. I regained my sense of direction and tried to search around me for the nub again. "One minute left!"
"You're never going to get me," Freddie said, overconfident as I could feel his grin in the air. But then, it was my turn to grin. When he said something, I could feel the sound waves and I knew where it came from.
"Twenty seconds!" Carly yelled again, ever so unenthusiastic. "Can we get this over with?"
I knew I was almost there when Carly shouted 'that was close' as I reached my arms in front of me. So, I reached even further, ran even faster until...
And then, it all went black.
"Sam," a male voice was heard from the background. It sounded mature.
"Sam!" I could recognize her all too well.
"Is she going to be okay?" the voice of a boy was heard. It was Freddie.
A sigh was heard. "I am sorry, but I cannot tell. Unless if she wakes up, we will never know."
I tried opening my eyes, but I couldn't see anything. No light, no nothing. "What's going on?" I sat up on the comfy cushiony thingy that I was laid upon. "Where am I?"
"Sam!" Carly's voice was full of energy. "You're okay!"
"What happened?" I asked.
"We were playing 'Blind Mice' when you tripped over the couch and hit your head," Freddie explained. "And then you passed out."
I stretched like a cat. "Oh yeah. But, since the game is over, can I remove my blindfolds now?"
There was silence.
"I'm just saying," I tried to lighten up the mood, but I realized that it wasn't time for jokes right now, for the awkward silence is just starting to darken the spirits in the room. "What?"
"Sam," Freddie called. "You're not wearing any blindfolds."
I laughed. "You're kidding, right?" I felt the area around my eyes. Why aren't there any blindfolds? What's happening to me? It was then that I understood what was happening. "I've gone blind."
I lost control of my movements. I seemed to have run wild. Tears started welling up in my eyes. I didn't care who was around me anymore. I've lost my sight. It's as if I've lost everything in my life. "I want my sight back! I don't care what's the cost, I want my sight back!" was all that escaped from my lips.
"Calm down," a deep male voice said to me. I assumed it was the doctor. "Let me run an examination on you. There is still hope."
I calmed down at the sound of that and sat there not making a sound at all. "So? How's it going? Can it be fixed?"
Another pause filled with silence begun. "I'm sorry," the doctor said. "I can't fix it. I've never seen such an extraordinary case before. It's so special that it has never existed till now."
"What are you talking about?" Carly asked, agitated at the facts as well. "There must be some way you can help her gain her sight back!"
"I'm sorry, but I can't," the doctor apologized as he left the room.
How could this happen? It's not supposed to happen! I'm not supposed to be blind! I'm Sam Puckett. Strong and awesome I am. But being blind? I never thought this day would come...
A/N: Hey all! I'm back! I'm trying to write as many fics I can while I'm having my vacation. So, you can definitely expect more to come in the next few weeks. Till I complete this fic, I won't be starting on 'iAm the Stepsister 2'. So, I'm sorry for readers who are anticipating the sequel. Apologies... Oh, and I've decided to give up on 'iLet Down My Golden Hair' since I didn't think the storyline fit too much on Seddie. Anyways, I'll see you guys next week! Bye!