something had happened to brad and angie and they were being sent to another dimension with the kids until it all got sorted out. everything was so frantic and time was running out. dogs, diapers, toys, clothes...everything necessary had to be named or it wouldn't go with them. we were all scrambling like crazy. at one point i looked up and and noticed brad's hair was grey and i felt surprised. i said he should just go with it because it suited him. he said they wouldn't let him. pretty soon everything started to be described with red laser lines that seemed to appear from within the house but i was still inside trying to help them. i kept jumping over the scans and angie said, 'shandra, just go, if we don't have it we don't have it' brad was wandering around all slo-mo and i was starting to get pissed at him. i saw him in the yard screwing around with the kids toys. 'dude, they've started scanning. get back inside!' the trouble had started with him anyway and i thought it was shitty that he was the only one not feeling affected by it.
once the dematerialzation began, i had to jump out of the house. i exchanged i love yous with everybody from outside the door as i watched the lasers scan everyone line by line into the other dimension. i was relieved that it didn't seem to hurt. even the dog seemed not to be bothered by it.
when the lasers hit the outside of the house i remembered something inside one of the cars i wanted to toss onto the porch for them. i ran to the car, unzipped one of the bags on the floor and saw two 4 week old perfectly royal blue puppies in the bottom of the bag. 'shit' i said out loud because i knew i would have to be responsible for them now. i left the bag open so they could breathe and decided to drive away in the car once the house was gone since angie and brad wouldn't need it anymore.
i walked to the end of the dock as the house was scanned and transferred line by line. i don't know why i pulled in the boat because none of it really mattered anymore. i grabbed a pile of stuff from the deck and when i tossed it in the cabin, a black extension cord fell overboard. i ran to the rail thinking i could retrieve it only to watch the last moment it was visible as it snaked into the inky depths. i felt worried that i had added one more hazard in the tangle of toxic human detritus filling the sea.