This would be considered, the AFTERMATH, before you finally realized, what had happened, I call it, the “blank period”, because it still hadn’t HIT you yet!!!
Waiting for the shock to set in, okay………nope, still NOT happenin’ yet, darn it!!! It’s actually, the anticipation of this shock that will surely come because there’s NO way to dodge that “bullet” for sure, that’s kept you on edge, isn’t it?
Waiting for the shock to set in, and, trust me, whatever it is that you’re anticipating that’s shocking to you, WILL shock you, NO matter how much preparatory work you’d done, it’s still gonna hit you like a TRIPLE WHAMMY when it happens.
Waiting for the shock to set in, because it hasn’t yet, and I know, for a FACT, that when something BIG like this happens, shock is inevitable, and yet, it still hadn’t quite “arrived” yet, I wonder why………
Waiting for the shock to set in, but, it still hadn’t, and, because you KNEW it’s coming your ways, you are now, looking over your shoulders constantly, and on edge every single day, and that, would be the aftermath.