I really didn’t want to wake up.
Well, that actually sounds kind of ominous. I didn’t want to wake up until I’d slept off the hangover I knew was coming my way.
But wake up I did.
Only to find my head trapped in some, hot, steamy hell of a head covering. I could feel its stiff edges resting against my collar bones and it’s weight bearing down on my head.
“What the actual … ?” I asked aloud, not expecting an answer, but also not expecting the hollow special-effect sound of my voice echoing around the damn thing.
I peeled my eyes all the way open and could sort of see out of two foggy orbs of darkened plastic.
Then I remembered.
Never let your younger brother challenge you to a holiday drinking game. His liver is in better shape than yours and his capacity for clearing a hangover is almost definitely higher. Plus, he’s been a little shit since he was three.
He proved me right as he bounded into the basement game room blaring the Star Wars theme from his phone.
I pulled the strange headgear off to glare at him and discovered it was a pretty authentic Stormtrooper mask. He beamed at my disgruntled expression. “How you feelin’, bruh?”
I rolled my eyes, even though it hurt. “Like maybe I wish I could Force choke your chipper ass into silence.”
He grinned and killed the music on his phone. “Alcohol is why they call today Revenge of the Fifth, dude.”