Complicated Relationship

    I hated going to the mall with my mother. It was just no fun. That woman was really slow, and I really hated to wait for her as she had to try on every single item at display. The worst part was the she was extremely overprotective. If she let me go to the arcade or let me explore the place, I wouldn’t mind that she took her time. But I knew her, and I was certain that she would call the police if she didn’t saw me after she get out of the dressing room. Sometimes, I wanted to yell at her that I am already a grown-up man. I am already a 12 years old man; I don’t need someone to hold my hand. Don’t take this the wrong way, I love my mom… however, sometimes I just wished that she would be a little more detached from his boy.

    My mom told me that it was going to be quick when we entered the lingerie store, but I knew better. I sat down and closed my eyes. However, when I opened them, I saw someone in the distance. It was my music professor, Mr. Dalton.  He was walking with a beautiful woman. They entered the lingerie store and I just felt really ashamed. What would he think if he saw me in here? Probably, he would think that I am some kind of pervert. I try to hide behind some circular racks. My heart pound really fast and, luckily, they left the store quickly.

  • “Well, I didn’t find what I was looking for” My mother said a little bit disappointed.
  • “Finally, can we now go home…. please?”
  • “Not yet… there is one store left”
  • “Really… but it is already six and…”
  • “You don’t have anything else to do… don’t complain… also, you will like it”
  • “Really?”
  • “I have a surprise for you”
  • “We are going to the videogames store”
  • “Something better”
  • I was disappointed when we entered that store. I didn’t need a suit and I wasn’t on the mood on trying that kind of clothes. However, I knew that if I didn’t do what my mother asked, she would use this situation against me down the line. I approached the dressing room and saw Mr. Dalton talking with that his girlfriend. I run to one of the Booths and closed the door behind me. “Oliver… I would see you at the food court” The woman said before I heard professor Dalton saying, “I see your latter babe”. I was so lucky that he has not seen me.  Its not that I didn’t like him or anything like that… but I was certain that if he saw me, I would have to present him my mom and gods knows what she is going to tell him.

    To be honest with you, I just wish that I can be a lot older and be completely independent. Look at Mr. Dalton, he is only 27 years old and already has a beautiful girl and a place of his own. I am certain that his mother doesn’t bothered him every five seconds. At that moment, I felt a tingle moving through my body. It become difficult to breath and then I felt as the shirt began to feel tighter by the second. I listen as the fabric began to tear apart and, when I looked at the mirror, I realized that I was slowly transforming into someone else. My dark hair become lighter, my eyes turned to blue and I saw in silence as I grew several inches. When all was over, I just stood there in silence. I didn’t scream… I didn’t say anything. It was just impossible, but for some reason I was looking at Oliver Dalton on the mirror. Maybe god has listened to my prayers, maybe I am just discovering that I have some kind of shapeshifting power. I don’t know, but I could only smile at the turn of events.

    I took of my clothes and slowly revealed the body of my music teacher. I didn’t know how he looked behind all his clothes. He looked like those guys that appeared on the cover of a health magazine. It was weird to have so much muscles. Then I began to feel some tension in my pants. I quickly discard them and saw a powerful snake hiding in my boxers. I am not ashamed of what I did next, but I was certain that my mother would not approve it. After a couple of minutes enjoying myself, I was ready to go out, I cannot wait to see the face of my mother when she sees the new me.

    It was at that moment that I realized that my older clothes have also shifted to look like those of Mr. Dalton. I grabbed his jeans and realized that there was a wallet inside one of his pockets. I only smiled when I opened it. It was filled with credit cards, my teacher’s Id and a couple of bucks. This was great and with all this money I am certain that I could buy a nice gift to my mom. I slowly put my new clothes and I was certain that no one will doubt that I was the real Oliver. I exit the booth ready to see my mom reaction, but she was nowhere to be found. I exit the store and that’s when I saw her. She was walking with an exact replica of me by her side.

    At that moment, I just felt a lump in the throat. Its true that I often complained about my mom. Its true that sometimes she is unbearable.  But there is no way to deny it, she is the most important person in my life. I loved her so much and I couldn’t stand seeing her going away with that impostor. But I couldn’t go to her. I would just look as a crazy man. I can see the irony. I always dreamed of the day that I would leave my house, but right now I can only feel completely empty.

    I followed them as they head to the parking lot. That’s when I heard someone calling my new name. It was that woman, Oliver’s girlfriend. My head immediately began to hurt, and I realized that I just knew stuff. Her name was Ana and she wanted to give the real Oliver a lesson that he would never forget. It seems that my teacher have been doing some dirty stuff with some of his coworkers. Well, it is obvious that she is the one that can reverse all of this. I know how to make her happy, my new memories showed me what she likes. Maybe if I am a good boyfriend to her, she would let me return with my mom in no time.