And I realize that the bug I'd just annihilated was, in fact, plastic. It came from Deco's collection of plastic bugs that he got a couple of years ago, which he is always trying to scare me with by putting them on my chair or my place at the school table. It's never worked, because the bugs don't look all that real. Unless, of course, you're hyped up on adrenaline and delusions of grandeur.
Now, I will say that there really was a bug in Declan's room. He was not trying to scare me this time. After my practice kill, he saw the bug (a COCKROACH! EW! Call the exterminator STAT!) run next to the wall and I was able to locate, assassinate, and dispose of the carcass in an appropriate manner. I think I did it twice as fast as usual because I'd just had that really good bug killing practice!
(P.S. Sorry about the weird formatting of some of the lines. And the yellow words. Blogger is being WEIRD!)