Cat on Board: Departure for Johnny, the Very First Flight
Johnny and Servants get on board. Johnny is in the carrying case, and Servant Y put it under the front seat.
In-flight Announcement: “Welcome on board! Thank you for flying with us…” All kinds of noise make Johnny feels insecure. Inside the carry case, Johnny gets nervous.
Hey, hey! It’s very dark here. Hey! Y! How long it will take?
Your majesty, it won’t be long. We are already on the board. Your first flight is going to be nice and smooth. The good thing about flying is you can sleep anytime and all you want, your majesty. You take a nap as long as you please. We will arrive in the states in no time.
Is that right? OK!
The plane is taking off and the noise gets louder.
Calling for help
You think you just go to sleep as you do all the time as all cats do. Wrong. I sleep as I please, absolutely not when my servants want me to. But hey, there’s no way but to meow to ask help but apparently, my servants ignore me which I am truly furious about.
Hey! Y! H!
How’s it going, your majesty?
Are you kidding me!? I’ve been calling you for ages!
Oh, I haven’t heard you, your majesty. It must have been this noise canceling your voice. What it is about, your majesty?
I wanna get out of here and get off the plane immediately!
I’m afraid to say but you can’t do both. We will be in Pittsburgh anytime soon.
How long that soon!? That soon seems never come!!!
The noise gets louder and his voice is cancelled again this time.
Hey! Are you listening to me!? I don’t approve that you ignore me. You hear me, H!?
Johnny’s been calling for help. But screaming for help made him exhausted. He went off to sleep without realizing it. He heard human baby crying for help and it soothes his heart somehow.
Good luck, buddy.
No entertainment for cats?
I, too, need entertainment on the flight. Just like my servants enjoys watching stupid comedy shows or playing silly games. I have a right to be entertained. But alas, cats have no in-flight entertainment so far.
Yes, your majesty?
Give me your iPhone.
Excuse me, your majesty?
I said give me your iPhone! I have to kill the time, you know?
Y looks perplexed.
Ok. I’ll settle for less. Send me funny cat pictures to my address. And the videos with million views.
I’m afraid to say but you can’t use iPhone and you don’t have your address.
I know. I was just trying to make you laugh, but I failed. It’s ok. Never mind.
Tough life of A Globe-trotting Cat
Well, my first flight was unpleasant to say the least. After I got on board, About 14 hours of me meowing had been canceled by the noise of the flight. BIG SIGH. But we have no time to pout! We are in the last phase of our trip!
In-flight Announcement: We will arrive at International Pittsburgh Airport in about thirty minutes.
Servant Y takes the carry case. Servant Y and H looks inside of it.
Please wake up, your majesty.
Johnny seems sleeping so well.
Servant H tries to wake him up by shaking him.
Hold on, hold on! The earth is shaking!
Johnny jumps up and hit the top of the carry case hard.
Servant Y and H titter.
Hey! What happened?!
Great news, your majesty. We will arrive in Pittsburgh in less than half an hour.
Oh!! Thought I would never get out of this carry case…
Please prepare yourself for landing, your majesty.
Ok. But how?
Well. Keep your usual fine self, your majesty.
Sure. But before that, give me some water. I’m so thirsty. I cried too much besides a fact that its air is so dry on the plane.
Here you are, your majesty.
Johnny sips water out of H’s hands.
I’m getting back on track!
Arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Finally! We arrived!
Here we are in Pittsburgh, again! Phew!
You lied to me!! It’s been a dreadful and a long flight to me! Hey!!!
Johnny wanted to give complaints on and on, but they were already on the move to the destination of this trip, their home in Point Breeze.
New Kingdom in Point Breeze
How do you like this new kingdom so far, your majesty?
H asks Johnny with a big smile.
Johnny is already on the exploring venture.
I think he likes it.
It’s large and clean! I like it!
Your Majesty, you have endured the whole trip really well. I admire your determination and patience. How was your first flight?
Don’t ever take me on the plane again! It’s too long and tiring.
But you deserve to be called as “a globe-trotting cat”!
Oh? “A globe-trotting cat”?
Yes! You really are. You’ve gone through all the awful process and you’ve passed all of it. Not all the cats can do that, very few will ever do that. You have done well on board!
Is that right? Hmm, I think I like the title of being “a globe-trotting cat”.
Of course, you do. It fits you to a tee, your majesty. You really have made your first flight.
A globe-trotting cat… Hmm, not bad…
Johnny grins over his own imagination. In his mind, he has a sharp suit on and a hat on his head carrying a small suitcase just like Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me If You Can”.
Denzel Washington FLIGHT (IMDb)
Geroge Clooney UP IN THE AIR (IMDb)
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