I wake up feeling serene and peaceful surrounded by my cat and dog. In the background plays my wake-up song: “Moon Song” from our favorite movie. It suddenly strikes me that today is the day of our adventure with my lovely friends. Today is the day we’re celebrating Kavya’s and Tina’s birthday on the moon!
As usual, I set aside food for the dog first for fear that he will eat the cat food if I feed the cat first. Feeding them is my favorite part of the morning. I watch with a smile on my face as my furry friend licks his lips repeatedly to tell me he loved his food. As I let him out in the backyard, I pour out some of the cat’s favorite food and treats. She purrs in my direction to thank me. Satisfied that they’re both taken care of for the morning, I set aside space for their toys and fill their water bowls. Now to get ready for the day I’ve been looking forward to for so long!
As I shower, I realize I want to wear the dress that Tina and I both have. I think of the time that we went shopping together, took pictures with Aidan, took pictures with each other in the backyard under the bright afternoon sun. I think about Kavya feeling betrayed after that iconic game of Resistance and it still cracks me up to this day. I think of all the ATEC building games and Fish out of Water games. I think about all the movies we watched together during the pandemic. It’s always smiles and laughter with Tina and Kavya. I love them to the moon and back. I quietly dry my hair, play with make-up, and put on the dress with happy memories playing through my head. I make sure to pack the photo album full of Farf memories, all the boba, reusable straws, birthday cupcakes from Sprinkles, and Torchy’s Tacos. Can’t forget the candles that never blow out! I kiss my pets goodbye and lock up the door. I happily skip down the sidewalk to find my cloud waiting for me at the curb.
I gaze down at the earth as my fluffy cloud carries me up and up. The beautiful lake beneath me glitters and sparkles as the lazy waves break through. Wherever my friends are now in their journey, I love that we are flying together towards each other. When we finally break through the atmosphere, the warm darkness of space envelopes me. I dance a little as I feel the weightlessness without gravity pulling me down. The place I call home looks breathtaking from up here. I wait here a moment to fully feel and experience the Earth as I see it now from outer space. Satisfied, I trace circles on the surface of my cloud willing it to carry me to my final destination.
As I serenely gaze up at the moon, I notice it is glowing slightly today. Even the moon seems to be happy about our reunion. I suddenly notice Shiva’s pod shooting past me and wave at him. Earlier, I caught sight of Teja’s penis rocket but he was too busy staring at the cute woman next to him. I made sure to steer clear of that rocket. I notice Rachel waving at me from her Mars-Moon train. I suddenly feel all of the anticipation and excitement that I get to hug them soon!
As I step down from my cloud, I notice that they’re all lying on the moon. Happy birthday Kavya and Tina!