The Little Monsters: Chapter 1

It's dark. Why is it dark? What happened? Where am I? How long have I been here? Where's Chris? Where's Mika? Why do my legs hurt? Wait… I remember now. Something was chasing me and I fell. The floor gave way. But what was chasing me? Where's Chris? Where's Mika?

I try to stand, but pain shoots up both legs and they buckle. I hit the floor with a thud. I hear someone, or something, moan off to my left. I try to ask who's there, but my mouth is to dry and all that comes out is a painful croak. I hear more movement, shuffling of feet. I don't know why, but I start to panic. I try to crawl away from the sound, but my arms feel like they're made of iron.

"Who's there," I want to say "What do you want with me?" But again, just more painful croaking sounds. The sound is getting closer. Something smells awful. Like a combination of death and sulfur. I start to fish around in my pockets for something, anything that will help me. I pull out whatever is in my pockets and throw it at whoever or whatever is coming towards me.

A raspy sound, as if, whatever it is, is trying to talk, now joins the shuffling of feet. My sweaty fingers wrap around something square and cold. It's a lighter! I quickly pull it out, flip the top over and light it. The light's blinding. It takes a couple seconds before I can open my eyes. The room around me is blanketed by light. I can see where the floor caved in. I look down at my legs and see that they're broken. I can feel the blood drain from my head. There's another raspy moan. My head snaps up and I finally see what's been hiding in the dark. It's Mika, my son, but only it's not really him. There's no "nothing can hurt me" smile on his face. His hair is matted down with blood and grim. His eyes are glazed over and vacant. He's missing teeth. His clothes are ripped and drenched in blood. His right leg is broken and yet he's still coming at me. My son is gone. My Mika is dead. I'm so overwhelmed by shock that I drop the lighter. The room is shrouded once again with darkness. It's almost upon me. I can hear it, but I can't move. My legs are broken.

The shuffling stops and I hear a gurgling sound. It vomits all over me and then lands on top of me. My skin is on fire. I want to scream, but I can't. It bites deep into my neck and rips it open. I only have minutes left to live. My final thoughts are "Where's Mika? Where's Chris?" And then I see light and I hear other voices. A man's voice shouts my name, Carol. The voice sounds familiar.

Chris?

Mika's dead, vacant face is hovering over mine…

Blood drips from his mouth and into my eyes…

I can't see again…

The voices are getting closer…

I hear gunfire…

A weight is lifted off my body…

My skin still burns…

Someone's calling my name again, but I don't have the strength to answer…

My vision clears and I can see again…

I can see Mika and Chris…

They're waiting for me…

It's time to go…

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