Chapter nine...right on timeeeeee, this poem sucks so I'm gonna stop singing ittttttt! Now. Okay, the ninth chapter is like, up now. Plus. I'd like to announce that I have a DEVIANTART ACCOUNT! Sucka's beware! I have great art to be appreciated, especially The Illustrious Crackpot, whom is my friend on DevArt now...hey, what am I talking about? I have to write this chapter!
Black, white, green, red
Can I invite my friend to bed?
Pink, brown, yellow, orange and blue
I love you.
All Together Now - The Beatles
Yet again another night/bedtime related story has been written...AGHHHH! Just start the story!
It's bedtime again and Raj is sleeping with me. Today, I made some sort of an attempted dreamcatcher that 'supposedly' catches bad dreams and let's all the good ones come through. I mean, how does that work? Does the dreamcatcher act like a spiderweb that entangles bad dreams in sticky strings? Yet all the good ones can pass through with no problem. I mean, that's just w...Oh, never mind, it was Raj's idea to make one. The dreamcatcher is rainbow coloured.
Whatever, we're in bed.
While I happily close my eyes and try to sleep even though I'm really just wishing to sleep, because it takes me up to 4 hours to go to sleep. Which sucks because I want to go to sleep, but it takes me a while. So that's why I spend the time munching away on food's that won't spread crumbs. For instance, I'm munching on caramelquats (*), which I made for dessert that night, which is a cumquat covered in caramel. Mainly, they were just a dessert made for me, because I was hungry.
'I'm hungry. I'm gonna go get a midnight snack.' Raj mumbled and moved around, trying to get out of bed.
I stop, mid-bite into a caramelquat, open my eyes and look to my left. Raj is standing by the bed, stretching a bit. I grab his shoulder with my left arm and pull out a few caramelquats with my right hand from under the blanket. 'You don't need to go to the kitchen. I have some dessert here.' I say, holding up the delicious desert. 'Have a try of these.'
Raj turned around and looked, but a dim light made it hard to focus on my hand, even when it was only mere inches from Raj's eyes. Raj, unfortunately, couldn't see very well in the dark and missed the caramelquats. He felt something else.
'Hmmmm' Raj said. 'Is this a big, knobby breadfruit?'
Unfortunately, no. Raj has just been caressing a crumpled up piece of paper that randomly appeared out of nowhere on the bed. 'No Raj, that's just paper.' I said a little impatiently. I can see just a bit, and Raj's hand is moving about, patting objects like pillows, sheets, blankets, and my chest, in an effort to find my hand.
Fortunately, Raj eventually found my arm and went up, and finally found the two round, sticky desserts in my hand. He plucked one delicately with two fingers and sniffed at it, making what seemed to be a pleasant face. He must have noticed the caramel smell. He put the whole thing in his mouth and chewed. Now he was really happy.
With his mouth full, Raj commented what seemed to be in 'food-in-mouth' language. 'Oh man, this food is delicious! What is it?'
As he picked the other caramelquat up from my hand and bit into it, I looked up. 'Those, Raj, are a yummy desert I created a few hours ago called caramelquats, or longer, a cumquat dipped in melted caramel and left to cool.' I remarked, as Raj shoved the rest of the caramelquat into his mouth and drooled, looking at me for more.
'I have six more caramelquats. We can share them.' I said, pulling out the remaining desserts. I looked at them. There was just something I could add to them to make them a little...well, you know, exciting...I suppose. I know!
'Raj, do you have the food coloring in this room, plus a clean syringe?' I asked.
Raj's eyes opened wide. 'I do have the food coloring and that syringe. The syringe gets washed every five hours.' he remarked.
'Could you get them?' I said, thinking of the final product for these caramelquats. 'I have a great idea.'
On the side drawer, I keep a torch. I pick it up and handed it to Raj, who flicked it on the make the room luminous. In a drawer nearby were six bottles of different colours of food colouring. In the drawer below was some science equipment I keep for some fun activities. Inside was the syringe we needed. Raj opened both drawer's and got out the supplies we needed (careful not to prick himself with the syringe) and headed to the bed.
'Here's the supplies.' Raj said, handing them over.
Now my plan is about to begin. I open the bottle of red food colouring and, using the syringe, collect ten millilitres of food colouring. Then, I pick out a caramelquat and, carefully, inject spots of the caramel on the caramelquat red, which spreads out to make some large dots. Before long, the whole caramelquat that has been picked out is a shiny red colour.
I pick out another one and get the white food colouring. I inject the second caramelquat with the food colouring, turning it white as the heavens above on a cloudy afternoon. The third caramelquat is injected with yellow food colouring. The fourth turns green, the fifth purple and the sixth blue.
Beside the drawer is a small glass of water. I take out the plunger and wash the syringe in the clean water, until all the food colouring and possible bacterial colonies are out of the glass. I signal to Raj to put the food colouring and the syringe back in their respective drawers, which he does. Then he gets back into bed.
'There we are!' I exclaimed, using the torch to show Raj the caramelquats for the first time. 'Coloured caramelquats!'
Raj silently laughs to himself. 'You always come up with idea's to make the world colourful.' he says, picking out the yellow caramelquat and chewing on it.
Author's DeviantArt account, school holiday mood and other random things: One thing is to say, I have been constantly posting art on my DeviantArt account. You should check it out by just going to my CampLazloRocks homepage and clicking the website link. Secondly, I am pretty happy since the school holiday period has arrived. Plus, there's nothing else to say.
(*) Caramelquats are a recipe I created as some art on my DeviantArt account. Please see gallery on how to make them (It's like caramel apples, but using cumquats)