Through and through, I'm continuously paralyzed and shocked with my parents' sudden and venomous lashes. It leaves me standing there, paralyzed, for minutes, alternating between two conclusions:
Should I continue to stand in place, being ignored, and sticking out like a sore thumb?
Should I leave and just hide in my room until I am called for?
And what will they think of me, when I decide upon one of those options?