Day 36 - Post Meteor

It was the night of a new moon. The rainbow meadow's glow illuminated my surroundings. And amidst the glowing plants and jellyfish bugs, I saw it.

It was humanoid, but very alien-like at the same time. It was probably seven feet tall, but I had no way of measuring.

The creature had pale skin and white luminescent tattoos that emphasized its thin figure. Its face was covered by a round mask with two circular holes for the eyes. It had spiky, white hair that reaches its lower back. Tiny leaves and branches were caught in between the strands. Its arms and legs were long and thin. It was practically skin and bones. Rags were draped over its body like an oversized poncho. Its feet were wrapped in dirty, white strips of cloth that went up to its knees. And instead of fingers, it had three bony claws.

The creature looked at me. Or, well, turned towards me. I couldn't tell if it was looking at me because of that creepy mask it was wearing. The sockets seemed to stare directly at me.

Suddenly, I felt something. I don't know how to describe it. If I still had lungs, I would say that it felt like a breath of fresh air. Maybe it was excitement? Or relief? All I knew was that for the first time since the world had changed, for the first time since I had woken up, I was not alone.

As if drawn in by my thoughts, the creature closed the distance between us with three long strides. It was now standing directly above me, staring down at the strange object that was my body.

Without a moment's notice, the figure stooped over and picked me up.

Again, there was that feeling. And I finally knew what it was.

Anticipation.