Delayed Reaction

When I was a small child, an old man spontaneously bled out to death before my eyes.

. . .

When I was 10, I burnt my hand by unwittingly leaning on a stove for five minutes.

When I was 15, the bruises my bullies gave me only appeared two days later.

When I was 20, my knee broke a month after walking away from a car crash unscathed.

When I was 25, I became a millionaire performing death-defying feats all over the world.

. . .

When I was an old man, a small child saw me spontaneously bleed out to death before his eyes.

Originally posted on /r/ShortScaryStories