"You're going to love it, I guarantee it," Emily said to me as we walked towards the mysterious shop she'd been telling me about. "Just try to keep an open mind about it, will you?"
My name is Stephanie. I've got blond hair that I usually keep in a ponytail, and I'm of pretty average height. My friend Emily is a little taller than me and has chin length black hair. I'm pretty reserved, and Emily is more outgoing and adventurous.
And now that introductions are out of the way, I guess I'll share the details of very strange experience we shared.
Earlier that week, Emily kept going on and on about a weird new shop that had opened up nearby. It was allegedly a new, experimental kind of "relaxation lab" as I understood it. She told me she had gone to it three times already, and she was dead-set on getting me to come with her on her next visit. I asked her what kind of stuff they do to their customers, but she refused to elaborate, saying I wouldn't b