Chapter Description: Alex investigates the strange occurances happening to his brother.
I’m freaking out.
So, I wake up to find my brother reading. He is definitely not a reader. He had been acting weird, but this was just crazy.
I asked him what he was doing, and he said getting ready for high school. I thought this was some joke or something, but when I looked at him, I knew something was wrong.
His beard was gone, not just clean shaven but gone. He was at least five or six inches shorter, only an inch taller than me. His biceps and muscles were gone, and he barely had hair on his arms. He only looked to be about thirteen or fourteen.
All day he had been acting weird. He was all happy all of a sudden, and he was acting much less mature. Ever since he took a dip in that lake.
There was something about that place. When he splashed me, it felt amazing, like being reborn. My body craved more, but I knew I could not go back in.
Mom and dad made no notice about Matt, and seemed dissatisfied when I walked in. They must be a part of it.
I decided to investigate the lake.
When mom and dad finally went to sleep, I snuck out the door. The moon shone down on the small swimming lake as I walked up to it.
I pulled out a cup to take some water, and investigate it.
I tried to hold out the cup into the lake, but I couldn’t reach. The water was too low. I reached farther, and began to tilt, not noticing until it was too late.
I fell into the lake face-first, splashing all about. As I sunk deeper, I began to descend into bliss. It was scary, yet amazing, to begin to lose my knowledge.
I don’t know how long I sat in the water, bathing. Soon, though I realized my mistake and quickly ran out from the lake.
My body shivering, my hair soaked, I laid down on the beach to dry myself off in the sand.
I must have dozed off, because when I woke again, the moon had moved across the sky. I lifted myself up, and walked back in my bare feet to the trailer. How silly of me t be going for a swim, mom would have killed me if she found out!
I quietly opened the door. Mom, dad, and Matt were still sleeping. I took off my wet clothes and put on my spiderman pajamas.
I frowned at them. Matt was wearing just boxers. I decided there and then that spiderman was too little for me. I am already ten years old after all!