I woke up and looked at my watch

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I was lying on my bed, looking at my watch. “You have to go to work now,” she said. “Get up and get to work.”

I stood up and grabbed my backpack. “Do you have everything?” I asked her.

“Yes,” she said. “A few more things.”

“Fine,” I said. “You can make your way around the building, get to your
office, and don’t come down here until it’s time to leave.”

I thought I heard the sound of a motorcycle. I looked at my watch: 3:55. I
started to walk down my hallways to my gym. I walked past the bathrooms and
the laundry. I went to the lunchroom. I started to step into my office.
“What are you doing?” she asked. “You should be in there getting ready for
work.”

I got to a desk, pushed away the papers and sat down. I looked at my watch: 3:57.
I stood up and stood by my desk. I looked at my watch: 3:58. I went to the door
and opened it. I sat down in my chair and started to flip through pages of my
journal. I wrote:

“I don’t think I have to go to work.”

I took my time flipping through the pages. I looked up and watched
her. She looked at my watch: 3:59. I went to the door and looked out at the lot.
I watched the sun drop behind the buildings. I went to my closet and got my
gloves, then my jacket.

“I don’t think I do either,” I said. “I think I should go out to the garage and get something to eat. You should go
down to your office and don’t come back until after you leave.”

She laughed. She was standing by my desk and she was laughing. I got up and
walked to my office door. She walked down my hallways to the bathrooms and the
laundry room. She had her keys and her purse in her hand. She was sitting in
her chair by the window. She looked at her watch: 4:00. I went out to the garage
and got something to eat, then made my way back to my office, my watch
telling me it was five minutes until six: I took my coat and my gloves and sat
down in my chair.

The sun was setting, painting the sky with pink. I could see Angie. She was
looking out the window. I looked at her.

“I don’t want to leave,” I said. “I don’t want to go. I don’t want to go.”

“You have to go,” she said. “Get up and go. I don’t care about anything else.”

I went back into my office and stood up. I sat back down.

“You have to go,” she said.

“I don’t know..” I said. “Maybe I can do this.”

“I don’t care about that,” she said.

“I do,” I said. The sun was setting, painting the sky with pink. I could see
Angie. She was looking out the window. I looked at her. I smiled at her.

“I do,” I said. I took a deep breath. I walked to the door and opened it.
I got a paper from my desk, walked out, and began to walk down my hallways to
my gym. I walked past the bathrooms and the laundry room. I went to the lunch
room. I stood in the doorway, and looked down the hall. I walked down the hall
toward my office. I walked to my desk and began flipping through pages of my
journal.

I looked up and watched her. She was standing by my desk and she was laughing.
I looked at my watch: 4:00: I stood up and walked out of the lot, my watch
telling me it was six minutes since five: I went to the door and opened it.
I walked into my office and sat down in my chair. I looked from my watch: 4:01.

“You have to go,” she said.

“I don’t know..” I said.

“I do,” she said. “Get up and go. I don’t care about anything else.”

“I do…” I said. I sat back down. “You have to go,” she said. “Get up and go.

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