Move

I will never forget that night. The day was just like any other, I went to class, I went back to the dorms and did homework, and I went and got some of the dorm food down the hall. It was normal. Though, when I returned to my dorm, there was a letter under my door, addressed specifically to me. I recognized the handwriting the moment I opened the letter and read it. It was from my crush, the boy who sat three rows up from me in Chemistry. I never had the courage to talk to him, and I didn't even think he noticed my existence. Obviously he had since he had written to me.

It was an invitation to a club one of his friends had started, and he would love to have me join as well. I wondered how many others he had invited, but, I didn't want to decline. If I didn't go, then he would never talk to me. It was a no brainer what choice I made whether to stay in that little dorm and do homework or go out with some other students. I grabbed my purse and I was out the door faster than I had ever left that little safe house. By the time I had left, it was nearly eight o'clock.

Walking down the road, my heart raced. I couldn't stop thinking of him. I wondered what kind of club he was in that he wanted me of all people to join in. I wondered what we were going to do, and all the things we would talk about. Time flew by and I stood in front of the little townhouse where his friend lived. I knocked on the door, now nervous. I was so close in actually talking to him and all his friends. The door swung open and I stepped inside. The house was pretty dark. Though, it wasn't very surprising, the power throughout the town had been going out fairly often. A few classes had been canceled because of it.

Of course the power had gone out, so the house was lit with lanterns, flashlights and candles. The sweet scent of incense filled my nose as I entered the room and looked at all the familiar faces. A few of the girls there were part of my chemistry class as well, and I remember the face of one of the girls. Her soft hazel eyes looked up at me almost in a daze. A small smiled curved upon her lips and she turned and whispered something to the girl next to her. My crush sat on the couch and smiled as I came in.

"Alright, everyone is here now. Let's get this thing started." He announced. The gathering was small and they all gathered around in a circle. I stood by his side and smiled. I was so close to him now. Music began to play and candles were passed around the circle. By the end, I was the only one who hadn't gotten a little candle. I looked to all the people and they all looked back as if I was doing something wrong. I turned to the boy beside me and he gave a small smile. "Go on. Get in the middle." He whispered to me.

I was confused but I did as he said. I stood in the center and spun in a big circle. Everyone stared as if I was supposed to do something. With a sigh, he stepped into the circle again and began to move his body. "What are you doing?" I asked quietly.

"Just move." He replied. "Follow what I do." He continued to move his body and shake in ways I wouldn't even think of. I followed his movements and watched him as he disappeared back into the circle. Now I just moved my body in the way he did and watched as the rest quietly moved their lips. Some knelt to the ground with the candles they were give while others stayed standing. I got scared, my heart raced. Where they all talking about me? I couldn't tell. So, I closed my eyes and continued to move.

With my eyes closed, I didn't know what was happening. I remember the cries of joy as I continued to move my body and danced. Joy turned to terror, but I didn't want to open my eyes. I was too scared of what was going on. The screams continued and finally, I could not take being left in the dark. I opened my eyes and stared in shock. The bodies of the others lay lifeless on the ground, blood dripping from their mouths and eyes. They looked as if they had been squeezed like a toothpaste tube.

My eyes went wide as I stared at everything around me. I was terrified. I would be blamed for all of this. I felt the cool shudder go down my spine as I felt my own body being squeezed. I was going to die as well in this house. I gasped for breath as this unknown force squeezed me tighter. I shut my eyes again and held my breath. This was it.

Just as I was about to take what I thought would be my last breath, I was released by that force. Slowly I opened my eyes, and I wished I had kept them closed. I was face to face with a serpent-like monster, staring into its gold eyes. Its silvery blue tongue licked at my face and it unraveled its body from around me. I fell to my knees in fear and stared up at it. It stared back down to me. I knew it was the end, but the serpent approached again. I screamed and everything went black.

I don't remember what happened after. All I know is I woke up here, and whoever is watching over me has the prettiest golden eyes I've ever seen.