Green. It was green. It was, it was, it was! Green, the color was green. -- A pause, hesitation -- Red only for a second when I came over the hill, it had just turned green! Right? Right...? -- Fingers began to numb -- It wasn't red, it couldn't be, it had turned green. Green means go... go... -- Head throbbing, mind spinning - go. Five minutes before Elijah had been driving down in his mothers old silver car, he had gotten it for his birthday that was now many months behind him. It wasn't the most beautiful ride, it had stained seats from children throwing food, some ripped fabric and dimples where stuffing was pulled out from three American Eskimo dogs had fussed. There was a dent in the back bumper, the crash when he was six, a drunk man unable to stop on the deadly black ice. Sometimes it'd make a funny noise, and the heater didn't work at all, which sucked during the winter. Still, this car held memories, and he loved it. Four minutes before the boy had been thinking about his final exam, tomorrow was the first exam, which meant the last day of school was slowly approaching. It was pre-calculus, the one he had been dreading the most, and he had spent most of the night with his closest friend Alice. They were studying together, Alice being much better at math while Elijah better with English and History. It was a yearly tradition almost that the two spent final week studying together, they had met in the summer between middle school and freshmen year of high school. His mind was on her and how she could just flow through the questions without much of a second thought while he struggled with the simple concepts. Three minutes before the phone began to buzz in the passenger side seat, the urge to just glance over was pulling at him. He shook his head and focused on the road, his home was only a few minutes away and he could check whoever texted him then. He didn't like driving anyways, it was dangerous with all sorts of distractions that could lead to something horrible happening. He was close to home where he would be greeted by the three fluffy dogs that he liked to call miniature polar bears and his younger brothers. Two minutes before he noted how slippery the road was as the June rain poured from angry grey clouds, and it was really coming down at this point. He assumed there might be a thunderstorm tonight, and he loved the loud booming sounds and sparks of light that crackled through the sky. He would take his youngest brother Jackie and let him watch from the porch with him before he got too tired and would have to go back inside. He could see his bright smile and sparkling eyes, the slight tint of flush that seemed to always be on his freckled face. Going over a hill his eyes flicked towards the light, the bright red light changed to it's green. His home was right after the light. He relaxed into his seat as he continued to the light, but by the time his foot slammed down onto the brake hard enough that it might just go through the floor of the car it was too late. A truck with lights like wide eyes of a beast, illuminating through the dark rain looked right through Elijah, one that cut right through him. It flooded the car within a second, and he couldn't do anything as the eyes grew in size until they seemed to be the size of the entire car. Then, his world was turned upside down, literally. The truck had been speeding and was much bigger than the dinky little silver car that went rolling like a deformed ball. Cars skidded to a screaming halt as the car rolled too many times before landing on its side. One minute... There was screaming, the words reached Elijah who dangled almost lifelessly with his seatbelt the only thing slightly holding him in place of the seat. He could hear the words, but ti was almost in a different language. "Oh my god!" One woman screamed in horror. "Call 911!" A man shouted, but there were already so many people with their phones, calling for an ambulance. One woman who looked in recognized the car and Elijah and started to cry hysterically. "It's Jane's oldest boy! Dear lord have mercy, it's Elijah..." His mother, Jane, was a very well known woman in the small city, and her four sons were fairly well known as well. Green. It was green. It was, it was, it was! Green, the color was green. -- A pause, hesitation -- Red only for a second when I came over the hill, it had just turned green! Right? Right...? -- Fingers began to numb -- It wasn't red, it couldn't be, it had turned green. Green means go... go... -- Head throbbing, mind spinning - go. Then the world went black for an unknown amount of time before he suddenly woke, but he couldn't breathe. He gagged and choked as his eyes opened wide, staring up at the white colored walls. Hands helplessly grabbed at what he thought was a tube the went into his mouth, but before he could pull it out a nurse rushed in and tried soothing him as she pulled it out for him. "It's okay, please relax--" And there was a rush of relief as he took a deep breath, the dizziness of lightheadedness overwhelming him as the world began to spin once again.