is the night" I whispered to the stars, "In a few minutes they'll be here for
me, and then it will all be over." A single, silent tear trickled down my
cheek, and splattered onto the windowsill below. I shivered in the misty night
air, tucked my knees below my chin, closed my eyes and sighed.
I imagined life a month ago, singing and laughing in the garden, the golden sun
smiling in the clear blue sky. That's how it was then, but the garden is a
stranger to me now, the sun no longer smiles, but hides behind heavy black
clouds, in a sky grey of misery. The past is gone now, they spoiled it when
they came and everything changed.
The first 'dong' of the church bell made me jump and nearly fall through the
window. It meant they were close, close to finding me, close to finding it.
This was it. The unused church bells at midnight- this was their sign. I
couldn't breathe with fear; it felt like I was a rabbit, caught under
headlights. This really was it.
With a sudden blinding flash, and a roar of thunder, the light bulb in my
bedroom smashed into a million tiny pieces covering the room in what looked
like a layer of broken ice. Then with a deafening scream, I realised there was
an excruciating pain in my right foot. Looking down I could see thick, scarlet
liquid coming from a large cut on the side of my foot.
Blood. Glass. I yanked the piece of glass from
my foot and squealed with incredible pain.
As to make everything worse, the house turned pitch black as the electricity
went down. And then ...
Wait. There was a light. A single, flickering candle was giving off a glow from
the bottom of the stairs, very gradually coming nearer. It was them, I knew it.
My heart pounded inside my chest so heavily, for a moment I expected it to
burst. I had to leave. Right now.
Shaking, I grabbed hold of the creepers next
to my window and swung myself on. The midnight air tasted of danger, and I
coughed and sputtered as it swam down my throat. My hands ached badly from clinging
to the branches so hard and the creeper's thorns kept scratching my bare skin;
one caught hold of my long, silk nightdress and harshly tore away ten or so
inches of the bottom. My mouth opened wide to scream but I bit my lip hard. No
way would I scream and show them where I was. No way.
I jumped down the last couple of feet and fell in a heap on the wet grass.
Before I could even whimper, the heavens opened and down came big droplets of
water in the form of a tsunami, soaking me to the skin. But I had to keep
I got up as quickly as I could and ran. Not to anywhere in particular, I just
ran because I knew I had to. My foot throbbed and my eyes stung from the
constant rain lashing at them as I reached the garden gate.
The trees nearby
swayed roughly in the frosty wind and I realised how piercingly cold I really
was. With taking a few more steps, I collapsed onto the gravel. I was failing.
This was what they wanted. I was letting everyone down but i needed to hide it
by morning. Or it would all be over.
As I lay
there, I gazed around at the place I had lived all my life, and wished the last
vision in my mind could have been a month ago, when I was living life to the
full, and enjoying every moment of it. I at least wished someone I cared about
would hold my hand, telling me not to be scared, that I was going to be okay.
But that wasn't going to happen, everyone I cared about had already gone, I was
the last hope.
picked myself up, and found myself limping on, slowly, but still I was getting
somewhere. I entered the forest now, I'd decided it was the best path I could
take, because it lead to a lake, and I could hide it there. My skin felt as
though it was being stretched tight, and then smacked hard like the skin of a
drum. The trees above leaned over me, poised like vulchers, ready to pounce on
Shadows danced past, sharp and spiky and the wind seemed to whistle
past, it whispered in a hushed tone 'we're coming for you... you can't run and
you can't hide' then, 'we're coming' over and over, louder and stronger,
stronger and louder and then ... everything turned black.
My eyes fluttered open and the moon gazed down at me. At first I wondered why I
was lying on the wet grass, rain splattering down on me. Then I remembered
where I was and what I was doing and once again, somehow pulled myself up.
still staggering along, the rain seemed to be falling less and less heavily,
and eventually stopped. I found myself in a clearing. And in front of me was
the lake, glistening beautifully in the moonlight, the pearly moon reflected on
the calm water. I hobbled to the edge, and trembling, I waded in.
was normally ice-cold, but I guessed my skin was already like a glacier, so
that's why it felt so warm and gentle. I closed my eyes for forever and dived
under. The water warmed me straight away and seemed to wash away all my fears.
I'd made it. I really had.
I swam as far as I could, before I needed breath. As
a natural instinct, I rose up, but stopped myself. My lungs screamed out for
air but I wouldn't move, I stayed with my stomach on the sandy floor of the
lake. With a strange pain, they seemed to burst. My brain was slowing down, I
couldn't think, I couldn't move. I could just see light.
A minute later, I still couldn't move my body, but somehow I still felt alive.
Then... with a stab at my chest, I knew we'd lost. They'd found me, and they now
had what they wanted.
So.. who do you think they are?
And why do you think they're after this it?
Comments and critics are two of my biggest motivators, so feel free to do so!
And thankyou for reading my short story *jumps on your back* can i get a piggy back ride now? *pouts* please?
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Edited by MegaAngelzs - 14 November 2012 at 3:09pm