My cat was purring lightly on my desk as the sun was setting down, leaving a light orange glow on my desk, my controller had an orange glow, quite alike the sun, the color was like a combination between the sun’s glow and the controller’s light blue. My name was on the controller in bright gold, like a thread of silk.
I headed to my chair and got ready to start gaming. I turned on my monitor and connected my controller. With my pro controller in hand, I started a short term of warm up. It was simple, just against some few of level 9s. Then my cat jumped up onto my desk, meowing.
“Get away, I’m gaming!” I smiled as my words slipped out of my mouth. My warmup could be later, I was 20 minutes early anyway.
As I was trying to fetch my cat’s toy, I saw a gecko. I looked back at my cat, the gecko and my cat were in a stare off. That was when I realized my cat was not here for a play time, he was not here for food, either, but came for the gecko. The gecko blinked as I went through a river of thoughts. The gecko blinked again.
Recalling back, it all happened in a split second. For a man who does not have the greatest of all eyes, it would have been just a blur of black and white, a boom, and a missing gecko. For a man like that, they would not be able to enjoy that moment and write about its months later. But since I barely blink and had eagle eyes, I caught the entire process and took a snapshot in my brain. Here, I will replay it in slow motion.
As my cat pulled his body and all his strength in its body towards him hind legs, he sent out his claws that hides within his paws. He pushed his fur up, it stood straight up, it made him look giant. Then he gave a big push on his hind leg.
And. He. Jumped.
He looked like he was flying. As he reached the ceiling, he grabbed his paw out and snatched the gecko in his mouth. Then KABAM, he smashed against the ground. But he instantly stood right up like any other slim creature would have and ran away to enjoy his meal. I felt as if the weak little gecko was staring into my eyes, depending on me to help him. Maybe he knew I was greater than him, maybe he knows I could save him. I let my cat take the gecko away. The gecko is probably dead by now, but my cat is still fat and well
I sat back down, held my controller, and thought there are many people in the world like the gecko, where they are prey for the cat, for the stronger.