The obnoxious sound of the phone ringing broke, the upbeat sound of country music. Moaning in frustration Ryan closed his eyes focusing on the music. Willing the shrill sound, to be a figment of his imagination. Suddenly after what seemed like an eternity, the sound stopped. Will sign he sunk back into his pillow, stirring the cloud of marijuana hanging in the air. Letting the hazy feeling slide over him, the phone rang. Again.
Whimpering in frustration he grabbed the phone.
“What” came the short answer.
“You are late.” A chilling voice replied.
That was it, the call was over.
Ryan leaped out of bed running the bathroom towards the bathroom.
Tarook... Tarook, where are you?” Ryan called as he ran through his room. Looking for his pet, not having time for this. He put Tarook’s food in his bowl. Then set about getting his clothes together. Rummaging through his shirts he suddenly fell back as a pile of shirts suddenly began to walk away.
” Dammit, Tarook.” Ryan muttered pulling the clothes off the rather large Komodo dragon. Who in shook his red, gold body, flicking his tongue in dislike of losing his pile of clothes. Ignoring the lizard Ryan returned to the task at hand. Swearing he suddenly remembered if he was late then so was Lex.
“Lex... Leeex...LEX!” He yelled running around grabbing clothes. Pausing at his drawer he cocked his head slightly towards door. Listening for any sound Lex had heard his frantic yelling. However, per usual there was no sound and his calls went unheard, well more likely ignored. Muttering under his breath he stormed out his room door down the hall. Cracking the door open but not daring put his head inside.
“ LEX GET UP, SHE SAID WE ARE LATE!” He slammed the door shut just as what he assumed was a pillow hit the other side.
He turned and returned to getting ready muttering something about ignorant people.
Shuffling down the steps adjusting the belt on his jeans. He nearly trips over the black panther sleeping at the bottom. Baring her large, white, teeth, the cat flashed her reddish, brown eyes at him in anger.
”Easy, Athena.” A low voice soothed from deeper in the hall.