I feel a jolt as the train pulls off from the station. I have this odd feeling that something isn't right. I look down and am horrified at what i am wearing. "What the hell?", i quietly mumble to myself. The panic and confusion is clear from my face as i look up and see a train pulling away in the opposite direction from where i am going. I see myself with a smile looking back at me wearing my usual business attire. Not what i am in just now. I look down at myself. I am dressed in an old grey Adidas tracksuit that looks dirty with a hole at the knee. My once smart shoes now replaced with trashed Timberland boots that certainly look like they have had their day. On my head a baseball cap, not something i would ever been seen wearing. I'm feeling strong tho, much stronger than i normally feel. I look at my hands, they could really do with some TLC.
Suddenly there's a vibration in my pocket, i take out a phone and look. On the screen it says unknown number.. i decide to answer, to see what is going on. "Hello" i say. My voice it sounds strange. Certainly not as educated a sound i am used to. on the other end i hear what i seem to expect. It's me! Well i think it is me. "I apologise for this! I just wanted to see if i could actually see what your life was like. I didn't have a clue we would actually swap bodies!"
"How? Why? Change me back!" i reply to the voice on the phone.
"I am sorry, but i don't think we can. The stone i got just vanished and it's the only one i got from the Romanian gypsy i bumped into ages ago. I wouldn't have a clue where to find her now. Besides, this could be something exciting for both of us. You seem to do well and i think from what i can tell maybe a change in career could be good for both of us. I have lived with very little for so long, work hard for very little return. It's time i got something more. I'm sorry but this is your new life now. Just accept it!"
The phone then goes dead. I take a new look at myself. Accept it?, i think to myself. How? My new life isn't something I'm cut out to live with.