Author: Out Of Tune Chord PM
Luna is controled by hidden cameras and hearing devices, her every movement is an order she has to obey to.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Crime - Words: 1,100 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 09-22-12 - id: 3060110
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Outside, the morning tasted rusty and dank. The streets remained silent and empty for now.
In the room, darkness took over everything. There was not a ray of sun light anywhere to be seen. The blinds had been shut the night before and the window, locked.
The silence was overpowering in the small division, however, it was quickly ruptured by the sound of the alarm clock which read seven o'clock.
Luna set it off with a slow, almost mechanic, movement of her hand. She stood in bed, gazing at the darkness.
She'll be here soon.
Luna enjoyed the dark. She enjoyed how everything could disappear in a split second, the dresser, the bedside table, the desk, even herself. She'd be left with her thoughts in a place where there was no such thing as existence.
She'll be here soon.
However, after years of sleeping in the same place, soon after the room was darkened, her vision would adjust, in a way, to the darkness and she could figure where everything that was in the room, sat.
The door was unlocked and a few steps were heard, followed by a sweet-sounding "good morning Luna.". But the girl kept quiet.
"Did you get any sleep?" Nora, Luna's older sister asked while moving towards the window.
Luna's head tilted to one side, and stood like this for brief seconds, as if pondering on what to answer, but she decided not to let a word slip out of her mouth.
"Luna, you're going to have to speak at some point, you know." Nora opened the window and blinds. A bright yet taciturn light filled the room. Luna hid her face in her hands, avoiding daylight.
"I'm talking to you, Luna!" Nora's voice was now raspy and thundering. Luna peeked in between her fingers so her eyes could meet her sister's.
Nora was a twenty year old, average-looking young woman. Her hair went down to her shoulders, cut straight and dyed a dark blonde, which went well with her light brown eyes.
Her facial features weren't in any way special or unique; she'd be the kind of people you'd see through in a crowd, the kind of people you don't really notice.
She was near to graduating from college and spent most of her days locked in her bedroom, face buried in books. She was a rather zealous and ambitious person but since she had had to move back in her old apartment with Luna, she didn't get enough time to work as hard as she'd like. She'd have to take many breaks to check on her sister, making sure she wasn't getting herself in trouble in any way.
Even though she wouldn't get to do all the things she had planned to do that year, she didn't hesitate to move back in with Luna when she was desperately asked to. She loved her sister above all.
Nora shut her eyes and took a deep breath, when she opened them back up, she seemed calmer and a soft smile was drawn on the corner of her lip.
"Let's just go get some breakfast, shall we?"
Luna's eyes kept gazing at her sister's and followed them as she moved across the room.
"Want to go outside today? We could grab something to eat at that coffee shop across the street."
Luna hid her face once more.
"I'll make some pancakes…" Luna left the room.
"You should go outside. There's something I need you to do."
Luna kept her face hidden in her hands, but her body was now stiff with fear.
"I thought you were gone."
"We need to meet again, Luna, soon. You need to find a way out of that place."
"She won't let me go out by myself."
"Then I'll find a way for you to get out."
"Luna, do you prefer chocolate or maple syrup on your pancakes?" Nora peeked in the room.
Luna's eyes goggled and her heart began to beat furiously. She made sure her sister hadn't heard anything by inspecting her facial expression. When she was sure nothing had been heard, she shrugged slightly.
"I'll put both." She went back to the kitchen.
"I don't think it's safe to talk to you anymore." Luna gazed at the ceiling and decided to reformulate her statement. "I don't want to talk to you anymore."
"I'm afraid that's not possible. Remember, if you get rid of the hearing device I gave you, I'll make sure you face the consequences."
The girl hopped out of bed and dragged her way to the kitchen. Nora was sitting at the round table and Luna sat in front of her. A plate of pancakes was placed right under her nose.
"Now listen to me carefully, you're going to grab the fork that was given to you and stab your hand with it."
A terrified expression was drawn on Luna's face. Her eyebrows were lifted, her eyes goggled. She was panicking. However she was forced to brush off any emotion as she couldn't let her sister notice anything out of normal.
"Afterwards, your sister is going to be shocked. You won't react to anything she says, you'll simply keep a straight face during the whole time. Eventually, she will take you to the nearest hospital. You'll find me there, near the restrooms. Until you get in the car, you won't hear from me, but I'll know your every step, so be good."
"The pancakes weren't made for you to just look at them." Nora smiled. "Try them."
This was it. Time started to go by slower; every movement was captured, even the littlest ones. Luna's hand grabbed the fork which was lifted in the air and then nearly touched a pancake when, suddenly, time went back to its' normal pace. The fork changed its' direction and stabbed Luna's left hand.
The girl had to shut her eyes so they wouldn't give out any emotion. Her jaw tightened, her right hand dropped the fork on the floor. Her left hand was now bleeding.
"Luna! Oh my god!" Nora instantly hopped out of her seat. "Are you crazy? What is wrong with you!?" She immediately grabbed her sister by her arm and dragged her out of the apartment, into the car.
Just as planned.