Author: xxNikki94xx PM
Seventh grader Austin Davis has to live with the loss of his father after a severe car accident, moving to a different city, and middle school crisis. Being punished, yelled at, bullied, harassed, teased, and physically wounded, Austin thought it couldn't possibly get any worse. He was wrong. After discovering a new wonder, it makes his life the devil's playground. With a visitor.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Mystery - Words: 1,016 - Published: 07-27-12 - id: 3045496
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That August, the dark cloudy sky started to rumble. Amy, Austin's sister, started to shiver from the terrifying storm that emerged through the trees of the dark woods. Her brown straight hair fell to her back. Her brown eyes grew bigger as if they were dilated. Amy's cheeks were bright rosy red. The thunder roared. Lightning filled the sky. The wind was strong and howled. Marjorie, their mother, looked back at Amy, who looked like she was going to pass out from shock. The only one with a smile was their father, who knew how to make any negative a positive. The rain started to downpour, and Austin can barely see anything outside. Amy moved towards Austin for comfort and squeezed his hand very tight. Austin squeezed back to tell her he understood. "Any plans for this weekend Austin?" HIs mother asked. "Not really, I wanted to invite Melanie over but she is busy so nothing to do." Austin said, upset that his best friend couldn't come over that weekend. "Well Austin, we are gonna m-" His mother paused when a large deafening noise screeched through every one's ears. The car was struck violently by another black vehicle. Austin grabbed Amy's waist and shielded her body as they started to roll into a ditch
"Hold on tight everybody!" His father exclaimed. The car tumbled downward and downward. A giant shard of glass had began to stab their father through the lower abdomen. Austin was petrified. "Dad..." "RICHARD!" Marjorie screamed.
Suddenly, Austin's body flew out of his seat and hit his head against the door. Fading in and out, Austin knew he was going into an unconscious state. Amy was screaming his name over and over. His mother was paralyzed with fear.
His father... wasn't breathing. The car plummeted into a side position with Amy screaming as if she was being chased by a psychopath with a chainsaw.
Austin awoke to a spectral figure of a young woman. Coming closer and closer. Soon he was in her arms being taken away from the flaming vehicle and his beloved family. The last thing he could hear was the sirens of the ambulance miles away.
"Make sure to wait for me of what lies ahead." The woman whispered in his ear. Austin moaned, and everything went black.
Austin awoke to see the metallic white of the hospital walls. To his right was his family. Tears ran down his mother's face. His sister's had a mix of confused and worried. To his left was an empty chair. At that moment it all came back to him. The car accident, the spectral young lady that rescued him and …. his dad.
Austin looked around the room for his father. He was nowhere to be found.
"Is dad in another room?"
His mother shook her head rapidly and her face began to turn red .
"Where is he mom?"
"He's... well... never coming back." His mother whimpered.
Austin went dead silent. No more words came out of his mouth. His body started to shiver. He was as stiff as a statue. Tears streamed down his dark blue eyes. "He can't be gone! NO! IT ISN'T TRUE!" Austin had screamed at all his might. Before he can say another peep, the young boy burst into hysterics and started to lift out of the hospital bed. His mother tried to stop him from running out of the door by gripping onto his arm. She was desperate to run as well, but never tried. She gazed into Austin's eyes, and put him into a bear hug. Amy looked rather scared and confused all at the same time. "Can dad see us?" Amy asked, with a small tear streaming down her rounded cheek. "Somewhere he is. But from now on, we have to have him in our hearts." "But mommy… I want him here with us." Austin let out his hand, and took Amy's arm. "We'll have to get used to our loss, Amy."
Austin said, while was praying to see a brighter future.
A better life.
With his entire family.
"Mommy, is daddy looking down at us from heaven?" Amy asked, holding their mothers hand tightly, with tears flowing down her cheeks. "Sweetie, he is making sure that all of us will be safe and sound in our new life." Austin raised an eyebrow, looking rather confused of how "life" was put into the sentence. "Mother, what do you mean by 'new life'?" Austin hesitated to ask.
Marjorie froze. Stunned and didn't know what to do, she nervously took a gulp and looked at Austin. "Honey, I'm so sorry to say this. But last week your father and I wanted a fresh start, and bought a house in Widow Falls. We will be moving in three days." The teenage boy froze. Not moving an inch. Amy poked her older brother, making sure he would start to move again.
"Mommy, Austin is being weird again." Amy let out a laugh. Austin was starting to tremble at the second. He gave an angry look at his mother, with his head turning red, and his eyes once again bursting into tears.
He managed to take a deep breath, tried to calm down and pulled himself back together.
"So let me recap what you had just said... We are MOVING?" Austin asked aggressively, feeling like he was going to explode like his body was a stick of dynamite and his mother was the match that lit the fuse. Amy froze. "Mommy, why are we moving? We have lots of friends here in Lily Peak. We don't have to leave them behind." Said Amy, trying to get her older brother to calm down. But Marjorie shook her head in disappointment.
"I am deeply sorry, honey. we have no choice. We have to move." "I AM NOT GOING!" snapped Amy, clenching her hands into a fist. "YOU CAN'T MAKE ME! NO I AM NOT LEAVING LILY PEAK!EVER!" Austin just sat there, looking at the two arguing nonstop. He was waiting for an answer to his question; What could this all mean?