teacher: why are you late 

me: well i tried to find hell and then i did and now i’m—

me: [flames erupt from my mouth and eyes, instantly killing everyone closest to me. the others try to run but i’m blocking the only exit. the windows are now melted shut and their tears sizzle and evaporate as soon as it leaves their eyes. i throw my head back and the flames grow hotter. they try to hold one another for comfort but the heat fuses them together. nobody is able to scream anymore]