Man in a bathtub, a psychological turmoil fiction story

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Johnny woke up, shivered, put on his robe over his sweats, got back got

back under the covers

and went to sleep. Two hours later, the alarm by the TV woke up a still

chilly Johnny Black.

Johnny turned on the shower and used the plug from the kitchen sink to fill

the bathtub up. He got in, turned

the water up till it was a little more than warm, then lay down under the

hot, pounding stream from

the shower head. The water always seemed to cool off by the time it hit the

tub -- maybe because of the

cool air in the room. Well, soon the room would warm up as it filled with

the hot water vapor pouring out

of the glass shower.

Johnny put his hands under his head and lay back all the way so the water

filled his ears. Now he heard

the shower hitting the water in the tub from underwater.

Everything seemed a

lot quieter now. Johnny felt

tired and dizzy and glad to be motionless, resting, quiet. Everything felt

perfect. The water landing was still

a little warm, but the water filling the tub was the perfect temperature.

Johnny couldn't think how he could

be happier -- maybe if he didn't have to go to work in an hour, but right

now that seemed a long way off.

Johnny closed his eyes and rested peacefully, slipping in and out of a half

dream of floating through warm

liquid clouds.

Suddenly, Johnny felt very cold. Something was wrong. He was no longer

tired, but he couldn't tell why.

As he opened his eyes, he became aware of the fact that the temperature

around him was much cooler

than it had been a moment ago -- not cold, but not the...