- Nov 28, 2013
- Everywhere and Nowhere all at once.
Hey! So, I'm writing a story about my friends and I. I don't have a decent title for it yet. I was hoping you guys could tell me what you think so far? Also critique maybe? Thanks I'll post each chapter on here once I finish it.
This story is also on Wattpad.
"Do you ever question why something happens? Why, of all people, did it have to happen to you? As a friend of mine once said "Life is a war. You need to keep fighting for what matters most, no matter your losses.". However, sometimes bad leads to good, and everything turns out okay. But don't think you're always gonna get a fairy-tale ending that easily, or at all. You've got to make sacrifices. No pain, no gain right? You've got to work towards your goal. Get up when you fall. Push through what's holding you back, and don't let anybody, or anything keep you down. Sometimes, it's not even your choice what happens. You lose things you thought you'd have forever. That's called life. All you can do is just move on. That's what matters the most in the end."
"Isn't it weird how somethings are happen so unexpectedly? One minute everythings fine, then in a flash your life is pulled out from beneath you, and you fall to the ground wondering what the hell just happened. Left to scramble back up and try to make sense of everything. That's what it felt like that night. Everything I had known most my life gone. Forever. But, I'm sort of glad it happened. I don't regret ending up there. I never will. Don't get me wrong. Of course, there isn't a single day where I don't miss my family and old life, but I have a new one now. Everyone in PCC is part of my family. We aren't just friends, no way. Honestly, I don't think I could live without them."
Dream, Daniel's POV
I was racing through the woods, gasping for air. Brambles and branches snagged at my clothes, trying to catch me. I didn't know why I was running. In fact, I could hardly remember my own name. 'I am Daniel. D-A-N-I-E-L. I told myself over and over, but the thought kept slipping away seconds after it came. No time to dwell on that however. I had to get away. Sneaking a quick glance over my shoulder, I finally got a glimpse of what was after me. Nothing. Or so it appeared. I didn't know why, but I had the weirdest feeling that even though I couldn't see anything, they were still there, lurking in the shadows, watching. Ready to lash out at any moment. No, I wasn't crazy. I could slightly sense their presence, only a couple feet away. Too close for comfort.
It wasn't long before I could feel myself gradually slowing down, my legs beginning to go numb. How long had I been running? Part of me said hours. Another part said minutes. I didn't know what to trust, but I knew I wouldn't be able to go for much longer. Glancing up ahead, I saw the fuzzy brown outline of what looked like a cave against the deep blue night sky. Maybe I could hide in there.
I ducked into the cave entrance, positive they wouldn't find me, and leaned against the wall, trying to catch my breath. Where was I anyway? The cave I was in was dimly lit, nothing extraordinary. There were plenty of caves with torches in 'em for hikers. But wait a minute... looking closer I saw that this cave had no visible light source, and it glowed a deep purple. Caves normally were lit by yellow torches. I decided to venture further in and investigate. I might as well, since I would have to wait out here anyway until the threat of danger was gone. Venturing deeper into the cave, I realized the glow was coming from these strange structures at the end of the cave. The structures were about 5 ft tall, 4 ft wide. They were comprised of rectangular black frame, similar in appearance and size to a door frame, and a thin silver rod with a purple crystal attached on one end at the top. That wasn't the strange part though. The middle of the frame was filled with a swirling, deep purple mist that glowed luminously. It curled around the base, creeping forward, as if it was going to wrap itself around your ankles and drag you in. I felt drawn to it, hypnotized. Almost as if in a trance, I walked toward it, stretching my hand out. I was just a couple of feet away when I heard a loud growl behind me.
Whipping around, I nearly fainted at the sight before me. There they were. It appeared as if nothing was there, though I could hear them, consecutive snarls echoing around. I could even faintly see them, just a ghostly image, though it was probably just my imagination. I felt paralyzed. The monster reached out for me, claws extended, aiming to rip me apart. "No!" I screamed and leapt backwards, straight into the shimmery mist of the structure.
It was the weirdest feeling, going through it. My mind and body seemed to dissolve into liquid, then resolidify. My vision was nothing but a hazy blur, my head spinning in dizzy circles. My ears were filled with a low buzzing. I felt a falling sensation though, like I was plummeting towards the ground. I couldn't process anything at all, only the fact that I seemed to be falling. That feeling only lasted seconds, I think, before I hit something hard with a large thunk. Then, everything dissolved into darkness.
This story is also on Wattpad.