For about three days I was inside the garbage can. It was cold in there, and I was starving. I couldn't see anything, since it was so dark. I tried to find something to eat, and I often tried to eat things that were not food. Many times. At night, it was freezing. I shivered all the time, and I couldn't sleep. I cried a lot. I didn't know what will my fate be. I was very thirsty. There wasn't anything to drink in the garbage can. I wondered how long I will be able to live like that. After two days, someone opened the garbage can. Sunlight instantly came in, and my eye hurt. I noticed that she saw me, but I do t think she saw that I was missing an eye. I noticed that she put her arms in the garbage can, and picked me up. This time, I was sure she noticed that I have just one eye. She didn't look disgusted by my appearance like my mother's owners. Instead she smiled, and took me into the house. She gave me food and water, and gave me warm blankets. I noticed that she was cleaning the house. After a few hours, she picked me up again, and started walking. She put me in her case, I noticed that it looked very old, and started driving. I looked out the window, and looked at the view. At first, I saw a city, a very big one, and after about a quarter of an our, I saw mostly grass and trees. The woman stopped by a small log house. She got out if the car, and took me inside the log house with her. Inside, was a man. He was lying on the couch, and he looked kind of ill, then, I noticed that he can't see.
"Hello father" the woman said.
"Hello Maria" the man replied.
I meowed. "What was that?" The man asked. "You remember Maria, that you're not allowed to have pets". "Of course father. It was probably a cat from somewhere from outside".
Great, I thought. I'm not supposed to be here. I'm illegal.
The woman, who was supposedly called Maria, gave me more water to drink. She took me to a room, and sat me down on the bed.
"You need a name" she said. "I'll call you Fiona. That was my mother's name. She died from cancer when I was eight". I meowed. I understood that Maria, like me, had a horrible life. "My father is blind. I have to take care of him. We are very poor, so my father doesn't have enough money to send me to school, so I work as a maid. You see, you aren't supposed to be here. I'm not allowed pets. Tomorrow, I'll go and make you a collar. I don't think I have enough money to buy you one.
I spent the night with Maria. I slept with her in her bed.
The next morning, when I woke up, Maria came in to her room, holding what looked like a necklace. If was made from leather, with a piece of wood with something engraved on it "I wrote your name on the collar" she said. "It says Fiona".
I was really happy. Maria didn't judge me by my appearance. I meowed from happiness.
I hoped that I will live with Maria for ever, that my life will be amazing with her.
How wrong I was.