Saturday, October 12, 2013
Takut Insects 2.0


This happened on Thursday. Last Thursday.

It was 7.40 in the morning. I was sleeping soundly on my not-so-comfy-but-not-bad-bed in college, not planning to wake up early that day since my one and only class will be at 10.30am. Plus, I slept really late the night before, studying last minute (I should really really change this habit of mine) for the test that will take place in the evening on the same day. Suhu pagi tu sejuuuuuuuk sangat since malam sebelum tu hujan. I was sleeping dengan penuh selesa, memang tak ingat apa dah, siap berselubung satu badan lagi when suddenly I heard someone screaming.

"OMG FATIN WAKE UP NOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!"

I swear to God I was so shocked, I literally jumped from my bed. Bapak ah kuat gila suara jeritan itu. Terpisat-pisat aku bukak mata. The first thing I looked at was the clock on the wall. 'It's not even eight yet and my roommate is screaming very loudly, macam ada perompak masuk bilik, what the hell is wrong with her?'.

"HELLPPPP!!! THERE'S A LIPAS UNDER MY NOTICE BOARD AND IT IS SO HUGE I SWEAR I SAW IT FLYING AND OH MY GOODNESS IT IS GOING TO FALL ON MY BED!!!!" 

And then I saw it. The caramel-ish black creature sedang berjalan lenggang lenggok on the wall, on Yusra's side. It was literally crawling right above Yusra's bed, on the wall. Dah lah besar gila bapak (when I say this, I mean it. Besar macam satu jari telunjuk). I freaked out, of course, didn't say anything and left my bed. Opened the door, keluar ambik udara segar, gelabah jap pastu baru terfikir. Yusra still takut lagi, she went out from our room as well and screamed for help. Shaff came to the rescue but she lost the cockroach. Tak tahu mana makhluk kecik yang menggerunkan tu pergi. Yusra went to class then, still afraid and traumatized. What did I do next? Assuming the cockroach is gone, I then went back to bed since my sleep was interrupted. Weh penat gila tak boleh tahan dah mengantuk dia. I was scared of the huge cockroach but apa yang aku larat buat pada masa itu adalah untuk berdoa semoga benda tu tak merayap atas badan aku.

I have class at 10.30am while Yusra will finish her class at 10.30. Knowing my roommate well, I then wrote a note for her telling her that I saw the cockroach went out from our room, so that she won't be scared and paranoid walaupun I didn't see it dah since insiden pagi tu. What a good roommate I am! Itu nama dia tipu sunat ye kawan-kawan. I know if I didn't do that, most probably Yusra won't even stay in the room. Dia akan lagi rela duduk melepak tepi tangga alone, tunggu aku habis kelas daripada masuk bilik sorang-sorang.

Of course she didn't believe me when I told her that I saw it went away. Tapi, she chose to believe me untuk sedapkan hati sendiri. She stayed in the room for a few hours on her own, walaupun kepala fikir lipas terbang sana, lipas terbang sini. 

That night, Yusra & I decided to watch a movie to release stress since we had a very hectic week. Suasana dalam bilik macam cinema, we turned off the lights and focus on the movie. Tiba-tiba, the both of us saw something flying right above our head. IT WAS RIGHT ABOVE OUR HEAD OKAY SO WE CAN STILL SEE IT ALTHOUGH IT WAS DARK. We screamed like it was nobody's business (I swear it was so freaking loud, satu blok Delima tu boleh dengar) and the next thing I know is... we were hugging each other. Literally hugging okay. Yusra's face was priceless dan saya rasa saya juga turut mempunyai ekspresi wajah yang sama. Cuma... Yusra is much more prettier so...

Lepas dah tenang sikit, aku dengan beraninya pergi bukak lampu. Yusra stayed at her position because she was so scared, so nak tak nak, I have to do it lah. We didn't know benda apa yang terbang atas kepala so kenalah find out kan (kenapa tiba-tiba entri ni seram macam cerita hantu?). Turned on the light and walla, the huge flying cockroach sedang bermalas-malasan di atas dinding bilik kitaorang. Apa lagi, again, we screamed like it was nobody's business and pergi mundar mandir satu floor, seeking for someone who could actually help us to buang the lipas. I SWEAR NO ONE WAS THERE WHEN WE NEED THEM. Tak ada seorang pun dekat toilet, tak ada seorang pun dekat hallway, WHERE IS EVERYONE WHEN WE NEED THEM THE MOST?!
  
We were very desperate. VERY VERY DESPERATE. You know what we did? We knocked every single door, ketuk pintu setiap bilik orang yang kita kenal. THEY WERE NOT IN THEIR ROOM. EVERY ONE OF THEM. Tahulah semua orang baru habis test, takkan dah joli sakan kot? Knocked Shaff's door, not even waiting for her to ask us to come in, we came into her room screaming; telling her about what happened. O'oh. Shaff sedang tidur. Dia terkejut bila kitaorang masuk menjerit-jerit takut and then she raised her voice (she didn't scream, cuma dia macam tinggikan suara sikit sebab kacau dia tidur and maybe sebab dia terkejut gila). We felt really bad so we apologized to her, tutup pintu bilik Shaff lepas tu jerit balik, praying that someone would actually open their door and ask us what's wrong so that we can tell them the whole situation lepas tu dia boleh tolong bunuh lipas besar tu. 

No choice, no one came, so we knocked our neigbour's door, buat muka kesian dekat dia, explained to her what happened. Dia dengan beraninya keluar from bilik and masuk our room dan seterusnya, menangkap pantas dan membunuh lipas terbang yang besar gila nak mamps itu. She touched it with her bare hand, Ya Allah, kuatnya semangat dia! Kalau aku kena pegang lipas tu dalam genggaman, aku memang dah pengsan on the spot dah. Dah lah kaki banyak. Berbulu-bulu pulak tu. EEEEWWWW.

THE FEELING WHEN WE KNOW THAT THE LIPAS IS NO LONGER IN OUR ROOM IS INDESCRIBABLE. 


I'm not exaggerating, it was that scary. 


Hadiah to our neighbour for saving us! Thank you Sarah, you're the best!


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