Frank stepped over to the sink to revive himself with a splash of cool water. Brushing and gargling got rid of the sour taste in his mouth. The water was so refreshing he lingered until he felt good enough to stumble back to bed. He looked in the mirror. His rugged brown features reflected green around the gills. Beyond that sight, he saw a glow from the bedroom behind him.
Knuckling his eyes didn't clear his vision.
Whirling around, he thought he was mistaken, for everything looked all right now. However, another look in the mirror had him doubting his eyes, again. The aura magnified until the entire room behind him glowed red. This confirmed for Frank that he'd overdone it. He decided the best way to dissolve his drunken stupor was to enter the room on the attack.
What he confronted stopped him dead in his tracks.
The phones were the culprits. They looked red hot on his bed. Yet, the bedspread remained unsinged. He took cautious steps within reaching distance as he eyed them. Then, as if on a dare, Frank scooped his cell up ready to feel the intense, fiery pain.
It flared brightly in his hand without burning before changing to a cool azure color. The same hue as the one left on the bed. The phenomenon entranced him. He stared at it, determined to dispute the woman's face on his distorted screen. Huge round eyes seemed to ask his help. Her mouth worked soundlessly.
"What the—" he declared aloud, hitting the END button.
That did the trick. The glow vanished as things returned to normal around him. Frank flopped on the bed fully clothed, too tired and confused to think about the event. He was just glad it was over.
He lapsed into a troubled sleep. He couldn't decipher real from unreal. Those soft brown eyes, lingering in his dream state, lured him deeper into the depths. Suddenly, she took full form beside him. Frank twitched to gain his freedom. But, he couldn't break loose from his semi-conscious state.
It was just no use.
He could only lay nose to nose with the seductress dressed in blue velvet now on his bed.
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