Symphony of Dreams
Chapter 2 Darkness takes over
A/N: It's been a LONG while, but here it is, the second chapter! Enjoy~ And
please leave a comment, thankQ very much!
My mother was regarding me with an odd look. She frowned as she said.
"Honey? Are you alright?"
I blinked in confusion, for the moment, unable to comprehend. I shook my
head, trying to shake the feeling off. "Um... I don't... I don't actually
feel too well." I sort of mumbled, vaguely aware of myself backing away.
My mother was immediately concerned. "Oh. Well, maybe you should just stay
home today. Kari. You look a bit pale." She said, hands on her hips,
watching me worriedly. "Go get some rest."
Rest. What a good idea. I thought silently. I nodded, but didn't respond.
Instead, I turned and headed back up the stairs. As I did, I heard my
mother mutter to herself.
"How strange... She's probably just a little bit dazed. But... to ask about
Her voice faded as I reached the top of the stairs. A sudden wave of
exhaustion swept over me, and I began to feel strangely light-headed. A
cold chill swept up my spin as my hand touched the doorknob to my room. My
mother's last word about perfume lingered at the back of my mind.
Why had I mention perfume..?
I opened the door, and for a second, caught sight of a slight movement. My
eyes are probably playing tricks on me.
I walked into my room, ignoring Gary as he prowled up behind me. I felt
like a zombie, driven by some weird attraction. I slammed the door shut,
just as my brother opened his mouth to speak.
"Kari! You bum! What the hell do you think you're doing???!!
I didn't answer, not even sure if I had actually heard what he said. My
whole mind was blank, with the weirdest feeling of being controlled. It was
like some invisible force taking over my body. My room became mysteriously
dark, as I drifted absent-mindedly to my bed. Lying my head down on the
soft pillow, my eyelids instinctively grew heavier and heavier. The sound
of my brother swearing outside the door was distant.
"MOM! Kari broke my nose!!!!!"
His complaints fell upon my deafened ears, but the sound of him stomping
down the stairs.
THUMP THUMP THUMP
Grew louder and louder.
Shadows began to materialize in my room, and through tired eyes I saw them
dance and crawl all around.
With one final effort, my eyes closed. All went dark and eerie silent.
Except, for the sound of Gary's descent down the stair that dragged on and
THUMP THUMP THUMP
Going slow and steady, evenly paced. Never ending....
My mind began to sink deeper and deeper into oblivion.
Darkness on the edge
Shadows where I stand
I search for the time on a watch with no hands
I want to see you clearly
Come closer than this
But all I remember
Are the dreams in the mist.
Please tell me what you thought, and with enough encouragement, I will