The breeze blew in my face as I rushed past my brother and sped past the trees, I almost hit a low branch, but quickly turned and rushed the other way. “Graa-aace! Maa-aax!” my mother called. “Time to eat!” “Coming, mom!” my brother and I yelled in reply. I rushed past my brother again and ran into the house. “Grace, you shouldn’t run so often. You could trip and fall,” my mom scolded. “But I like running!” I complained, rolling my eyes. My mom was always scolding me about running everywhere. But what’s wrong with running? “Don't complain, and don’t roll your eyes at me, either. It’s very disrespectful and I don’t want to see you doing that again. Do you understand me, Grace?” my mom said sternly. “Okay, but can I atleast still run? Next year I’m gonna try to join the track team, so it’s good for me to run. I’ll get extra practice!” I said, hoping to win my mom over with that fact. “Fine, Grace. You can run, but only outside. I don’t want Okay, fine.” I replied, rolling my eyes away from my mom, so she wouldn’t see me ‘being disrespectful.’ “Don't run so fast, Grace! You almost made me fall!” my brother yelled through the screen door, charging into the house. My mom took this moment to prove her point. “See, Grace? Running all the time can cause other people, or yourself, to get hurt.” Inside, I was seething. Why was everyone at my house against running? Couldn’t they see that my hobby was running? If I was going to join the track team next year, I was going to have to run. “Mom,” I started. “I love running as much as you love scrapbooking.” My mom goes on monthly trips with her friends to scrapbook. “Imagine if someone told you that you couldn’t scrapbook ever, wouldn’t you feel really mad too?” I said, hoping that this would finally get her to say I could run again. Mom tapped her chin in thought. “You know, Grace, you do have a good point. I do realize that running is important to you, but you have to control yourself. You can’t run around the house like a crazy person. You can run outside,” she turned to Max. “And Max, you can’t expect Grace not to run into you if you are going to keep your eyes closed,” “Hmph,” grumped Max. “You’re just jealous!” I smirked. “What is there to be jealous of?” I said snottily. “You guys, stop complaining and come eat. We’re having chicken tacos - with that seasoning you like, Grace!” said my mom “ok,” me and my brother said. After dinner, I went to my room. So now I have to tell you something, it is why my mom is kinda considered crazy. You might know her, but her name is Odessa and my dad’s name is Jackson. They tell me stories of what happened to them when they were kids, and my mom always tried to scare me with this story of her getting pushed off a catwalk and almost dying. But it’s not like I believe anything that they say, I mean really, getting pushed off a catwalk and not dying, how do they expect me to believe that. It was bedtime and my dad had just come home from work. “Hi dad” I whispered as I came up to the front door “hi honey” he whispered back “want to hear a story before bed?” he asked me “yeah,” I said. I walked to my room and he followed we sat on my bed and I went under the covers and he started the story “ok, this story is about when I saved your mom from a monster” he said “we were stuck in a maze and I ran into the room and there were 10 monsters and they were all attacking your mom s….” he was interrupted, because apparently my mom was standing right behind him, yeah, my mom had some serious stealth skills, well, anyways “no, there was only one monster” my mom said “what?, there was like 10” said my dad “no there was one, Remember the one named Annabelle” she said “oh yeah, that’s right” he said “ok, well anyway I came in and grabbed the monster and when I was saving your mom I snuck some sleeping powder in the monster's mouth and we ran away, and that is the end of the story” he said “good night” my mom said “good night” said my dad “night” I said, they walked out of the room and turned out the light. I was thinking of who Annabelle was when I slowly drifted into the world of dreams and nightmares. I was standing on a catwalk and there was a girl in the corner of it I slowly walked up to her she was crying she looked at me “your mom, she, she is evil!” she yelled “what?” I said “yes, she is, she probably told you about me,” she said, “umm, who are you?” I asked “I'm Annabelle!” she yelled “you, you're the monster,” I said “no, your mom is the monster!” she yelled “really, my mom said that you pushed her off the catwalk,” I said,”no she pushed me!” Annabelle yelled, “are you sure?” I asked “yes, and for revenge, I will push you off the catwalk!” she yelled and pushed me off. I Quickly grabbed the edge and was holding with one hand “I see you are fast” Annabelle said “but you are no match for this!” she yelled and walked away, just then three shadowy figures came out of the dark and started pounding on my fingers. “Oww!” I yelled but they would not stop I was about to fall and then I had one finger left, they left and my finger was slowly slipping off the bar. I fell, and as I was falling through the air I could see the chairs in the theater and I was so close hitting them, and then Bam!.
“AAHHHH!!!” I woke up screaming, my parents ran into my room “what’s wrong?!” they yelled, “it’s her!” I screamed “it’s who?” my mom asked “Annabelle!” I screamed, just then a deep voice came out of me and my eyes turned red. “Hello Odessa and Jackson, it’s me Annabelle and I am coming for your daughter and you can’t stop me. Ha, ha, ha!” the voice from inside of me yelled “honey, it’s ok!” my dad yelled. I eventually stopped screaming and I didn't have to go to school “so what did you see in the nightmare?” my mom asked me “I saw a girl and she said that her name was Annabelle and that you pushed her off of the catwalk” I said “did she say anything else?” asked my mom “yeah, she said that she wanted revenge and then she pushed me off of the catwalk” I said “ok, thank you for telling me” said mom and walked away. I was getting ready for bed when I heard my mom and dad talking in one of the rooms “Odessa, Grace is not safe here” whispered my dad “well then we have to leave” whispered mom “but she won't want to” whispered dad “but if we stay Annabelle will come and kill her” whispered mom “but Annabelle didn't kill you” whispered dad “but Annabelle won’t stop this time until she kills Grace” whispered mom “then if she is going to die an…” I came into the room “I will not die and you can take me anywhere to keep me safe from Annabelle!” I yelled. “Oh, honey you don’t understand…” my mom was interrupted “if she will let us take her then we can” said my dad “but Jack, we won't take her they will” said my mom “Odessa, I mean that we will take her as far as we can until we reach the border” said my dad “what, what border and who is they?” I asked “honey it’s hard to explain,” said my dad. “I can explain!” someone yelled from the floor “what?!” I yelled “who is that?!” there was banging from the floor and my dad lifted up the rug. There was a small loop that he stuck his finger in and pulled, a trapdoor came up and somewhat of a person came out. “Hello,” the person who just emerged from the floor said. “What how did you?” I said probably looking very confused “oh, hi Fallon,” said my mom “yeah, we were just talking about you,” said my dad “who is this?” I asked “oh, this is Fallon she is the one that will keep you safe from Annabelle,” said my mom. “What is your daughter's name?” Fallon asked my mom “her name is Grace” said my mom “well honey, I think you should get to bed” said my dad “ok” I said sounding kinda scared “and don’t worry, Annabelle can’t really hurt you in your nightmares” said my mom “ok, goodnight” I said and walked to my room. Drip, drip, drip, I heard as I opened my eyes to nothing but darkness. It seemed to go on forever and ever, but when I started to walk no matter what way I went I hit something. The only sound I could hear was the silent dripping of some type of liquid, I hoped it was water, or maybe this was all another nightmare, but I wasn't scared I felt safe, but safe from what?, Annabelle?, They?, Nightmares?. As soon as the thought came into my head a light came on and I could see a chair, it was empty, but as soon as I came close to it a different colored light flashed on and I showed a skeleton in the chair, I jumped backward and I never landed, I fell. I must have fallen in a very deep hole because I was still falling. I eventually landed on a bed and fell asleep.
“Wake up, wake up!” someone yelled in my ear while shaking me awake “huh, wha?” I said “oh come on Grace” complained my brother Max “ok, ok, I'm waking up,” I said. About 10 minutes later I walked out of my room ready to go “good morning Grace” said my mom sounding cheerful “yeah, morning” I said half yawning “Hi Grace” said my dad as he walked into the room “hi dad” I said “hurry up and eat we got to leave soon” said my dad “where?” I asked “don’t you remember last night and what we told you?” he asked “oh, yeah that’s right,” I said. After breakfast I had to pack only what I need, I quickly ran into my room and I started to pack, this is a list of the things that I packed Brush Paper/Pencil Notebook P.J.‘s Clothes Hat A sleeping bag A pillow Makeup Hair Bands Blankets My Phone Jackets Extra Shoes Sunglasses Backpack Yeah, I kinda packed some things I might not need, but ya never know I might need my lipstick to draw a line so I don’t get lost or something like that, well, anyways. I walked into the kitchen with all my stuff and I saw Fallon except she was standing there, just standing there like a statue. I got closer to Fallon and she unfroze “hi Grace” she said “hi Fallon” I said “are you ready to go?” she asked me “yup” I replied “then let's go” she said walking towards the door “wait!” I yelled grabbing her arm “what?” she asked “I haven’t said goodbye to my mom and dad yet” I said “oh, they left already” she said, “will I see them again?” I asked her “I can’t promise you that you will, but I hope you do,” she said “ok, then let’s go,” I said. I walked out the door and outside “hey Fallon?” I asked “what?” she said, “what are we going to ride in?” I asked her “we are going to walk,” she said, “can’t we bike?” I asked “no,” she said, “can we use the lawnmower?” I asked “you know Grace, you sure have one big imagination,” she said “so is that a no?“ I asked “what do you think?” she said. “No?” I asked “correct,” she said. We walked for about an hour when we came to a pathway in the woods where all of the trees were all broken down and the vines had grown on the still standing trees creating somewhat of a tunnel. It looked like one of those magic pathways in fantasy movies that lead to a magical place with fairies and stuff, except I doubted that it lead to a magical place or something, it probably leads to a tree house. We started to walk down the tunnel, the tunnel got bigger and bigger until it came into a huge opening with green grass and a little stream with fish in it, but right in the middle there was a tiny wooden hut “welcome to my home” said Fallon sounding proud “cool house” I said “yeah, I made it myself” she said “was it hard?” I asked “no, not really,” she said. We walked into Fallon’s house, it was very small with vines climbing up the walls, and dust on everything, making it look old and unused. On the side of the room, there was a small bed full of dust, Fallon walked over to it and lifted up the blankets and shook them, sending dust flying everywhere. “Go down there,” said Fallon pointing to a small trap door in the floor “why?” I asked “because,” she said “OK,” I said and walked over to the trapdoor and opened it and crawled down into the small area under the trapdoor.
“You can come up now!” yelled Fallon as she opened the trapdoor I crawled out and back into the small hut. “Woah!” I said the whole house had changed into a huge mansion! “How did you do this?” I asked Fallon “magic,” she said “so, does that mean you are magic?” I asked her “well, I am kinda magic,” she said “really!” I yelled “but this is really all I can do with it,” she said “oh, ok,” I said sounding disappointed. Later during dinner, we had rice and this weird kind of bread, “Fallon?” I had asked her “yes?” she asked, “do you know when I can see my mom and dad again?” I asked her “I will tell you later,” she said “ok” I replied. When Fallon was tucking me in a asked her “when will I see my mom and dad again?” I asked “we will see them soon,” she said as she walked out of the room and turned off the light, as she turned around and looked back at me I could see her staring at the wall behind me “what is it?” I asked her, she didn’t move “what!?” I asked “behind you!” someone yelled from behind me, the last thing I remember after that was darkness. I woke to find myself in a different place, it was a small room that was very dark with just one small and dim hanging light in the middle of the room. Other than that light it was dark. I was in a chair under the light, I was tied to the chair with rope, it was facing one of the dark corners. I tried to say “hello?” but since I had duct tape over my mouth it came out sounding more like “mud?” so whoever or whatever had taken me here probably had no idea what I had said. Then, only moments later something came down from the ceiling and landed right in front of my face, it was a woman with long reddish black hair she came up to me and asked “so are you Grace?” then I tried to say yes but it came out as “mud” “oh dumb piece of tape” she muttered under her breath. She ripped off the tape and asked again “are you Grace?” “yes” I answered “what is your mom’s name?” she asked, “I'm not telling you that!” I yelled at her “tell me now!” she yelled “no!” I yelled back. “Ok Grace, I will give you one last chance to tell me or you die, ready …. 1 …..2 ……” “ok, fine my mom’s name is Odessa,” I said “yes, I knew you were the girl,” she said with a smirk. “Why did want to know that?” I asked “Well, I guess there is no point in keeping it a secret if you never going to escape to tell anyone, so it’s because I want to kill her and your dad,” she said, “No!, I'll never let you do that!” I yelled struggling to get out of the rope. “It won't work” the strange woman whispered in my ear “Yes it will!, I will never let you get them!” I yelled at her “Ugh, stop struggling” she said, “Who are you?” I asked still struggling to get out of the rope “Annabelle” she whispered as she descended back into the darkness. I sat there waiting in that dark room until I heard whispers “Hello?” I asked “CRASH!” glass started to fall on me as the lightbulb broke shattering all over the room, well at least I think that is what happened but, I couldn't see the floor so I didn't really know. Just then a giant light lit up in the corner, I watched them light up in every corner 1… 2… 3… and then the last one, I waited and waited but it never lit up. All of the sudden the whispers got louder they seemed to be coming from that corner I yanked the ropes on the chair and tried to escape, but just then a strange creature appeared right in front of me it’s jaws wide open coming right at my face! I quickly swung my head to the left and the monster screamed: “Ughhh!” the monster, I then for some reason paused and so did the monster “Annabelle” she whispered, the fight then resumed I punched her and I missed. I tried again and also missed, then the monster swung her jaws at and she didn't miss, her tooth had scraped my arm leaving a giant gash. I screamed out in pain somehow sending the monster flying across the room, the monster crashed it’s head on the wall and fell to the ground, Hitting the wall must have knocked it out because it never got up. I looked down at my arm and saw the blood dripping. Just when I finished looking at my arm two more monsters ran in looking bigger and more fierce than the first one. They both ran at me, one of them accidently cut the rope with their tooth. I ran as fast as I could with my hand over my cut. I just kept running without looking back. When I reached a dead end I looked back and saw they were gone and I was exhausted. I took my hand off my arm revealing tons of blood, even my hand was covered in it. I decided to lay down on the floor, it was cold making me cool down after running. Just then I heard a loud banging noise from above me, when I looked up there seemed to be something falling. I ran out of the way just before the thing smashed me. “Ugh!, this won't work” the person said not noticing I was there, when they turned around and saw me they screamed “Ahhhh!, who are you?!” they said sounding startled “I'm Grace” I said “Yes, I found you” he said “Umm, who are you?” I asked “Oh, AAAA, I'm Finn, your uncle,” he said, “What really?” I asked “Yup,” he said “I missed you so much,” I said running into his arms. This was my uncle Finn that I hadn't seen for almost six years.
Just then he started to turn all nasty and slimy when I backed away from him I saw that he had transformed into a monster! I jumped back letting out a loud shriek “Come and find me Grace!,” the monster said as it slowly disappeared “What? get back here!,” I furiously yelled at the monster “He,he,” the words slowly echoed around me “you'll never find me,”. I wandered around the room hoping that the echoing voices would stop. The voices kept singing and the room seemed to be spinning, just then I fell, I fell from the spinning room, from the chanting voices, the disappearing monster, and the endless darkness. I could see the blackness and dark around me as I fell. It was pitch black and I could see nothing. “Help me!,” I yelled “Stay,” I heard a voice whisper ,CRASH!, I hit the floor, I could see stars in my head, I slowly closed my eyes, letting the world drift away. I woke to a pale face staring down at me “what who are you!,” I tried to yell but no sound came out. I tried to get up and punch it but it held me down “stop it, Grace!,” the thing yelled at me “it’s me, Fallon” it yelled “Thank you for saving me,” I tried to say to her but still I said nothing “don’t try and talk Grace, you have a curse” Fallon said to me, I opened my eyes wide to show her what I was thinking, “it’s okay Grace,” Fallon calmly said. I sat up and saw that Fallon had put a piece of paper and a pencil next to the bed I was in. I grabbed the paper and pencil and started writing “are my mom and dad here?” is what I wrote “no, they are not,” Fallon sadly said “how did you find me?,” I wrote “well when you fell I saw you and I ran to get you, but you hit the floor before I could catch you. I thought you were dead, but when I saw Annabelle run into the room I tried to attack her, Annabelle put a curse on you so that you would live yet not talk. So now you are alive,” Fallon said “why did she save me?,” I wrote “I don’t know, but that is what I am worried about,” Fallon said while staring out the window. Just then I heard a voice in my head “help us! ” the voice yelled “it’s us Grace, your parents! ” the voice yelled “we are in the room with a single li…,” the voice faded. I knew it must be my parents, I jumped up out of the bed and ran to the window and opened it, I jumped landed and ran. I ran as fast as I could, I could hear Fallon behind me screaming “Grace no, you can't leave!,” Fallon yelled, I could hear her voice getting closer and closer. Until I felt a hand on my shoulder, I turned around to face Annabelle “hello Grace,” she said with a smirk on her face, I looked and tried to scream but I remembered that I had a curse so I never said anything. “You can't escape this time,” Annabelle said, I struggled to try and break away from her grip, but it was no use. “Oh Grace,” she said “I guess I will just capture you again,” she said “would you like to say something?,” she asked, I nodded. Annabelle handed me some paper and a pen “let my parents go,!” I wrote, “I will only let them go if you can write what room they are in,” Annabelle said with a chuckle “the one with the single bulb in the middle where you kept me,” I wrote, Annabelle’s eyes opened wide as she started at the paper. “This is bad,” Annabelle mumbled “what is it?,” I wrote “run! ” Annabelle yelled as she took off and disappeared.
I looked behind me at the giant shadow that was coming over my head like rain ready to fall. I started to run and saw the darkness follow me, It ran the exact same speed as me. That was when I realized that the darkness was me! I heard a crash behind me, I turned to see nothing “who is there!?,” I yelled, I realized that the crash was my curse breaking. I felt something strange on my hands, I looked at my hands and saw claws the size of knives growing out of my hands. “What is this!,” I yelled “stop Grace!,” Fallon yelled from behind me, I ran to her “it’s okay,” Fallon said. ,BANG!,BANG!, I heard from behind Fallon, I watched horrified as Fallon fell to the ground. I saw a hooded figure with two guns with smoke coming out of the tips. “Who are you!,” I yelled, I thought I saw him smile before he ran off into the darkness. All I could hear was the echo of gunshots everywhere as I carried Fallon back to the place where Fallon had put me when she saved me. I checked behind me every now and then waiting for that cloaked man so that I could tear him to shreds with my razor claws. When I reached the somewhat of a hospital I desperately banged on the door until the woman that had taken care of me swung the door open sending me flying backward, “oh my, I am so sorry! ” the woman said as she grabbed Fallon from me. She ran away into the building carrying Fallon in her arms while yelling for someone to get the best doctor. I watched as the door slammed leaving me standing outside alone. I turned around to face the black-cloaked man, but this time he looked different, this time she was on a black horse with red demon eyes. I ran at him and slashed at the horse's leg but it healed about 1 second after I cut it. “What!?” I yelled, after that I thought I saw the cloaked man smile but I couldn't really see his face so I never knew. The man tugged on the ropes around the horse and it started to charge at me, I swung to the side waiting for the sound of the horse crashing into the wall but nothing happend. I turned around expecting to see the figure about to stab me in the back, but he was gone. Just like before he had disappeared into thin air, and so did the horse? “Coward!” I yelled at the sky. Turned around just in time to see the door opening and jumped back so that I would not get hit. “ Oh!, Grace!” said the lady that had ran in carrying Fallon a little while ago. “Where is Fallon!?, Is he okay!?” I yelled at her “well Fallon didn’t make it,” she said sounding a little guilty. “What no, she, How, what?!” I said “and i’m so sorry this is going to be hard for you but your mom just died,” she said looking at the ground. I staggered backwards, my vision started going blurry, and the last thing I remember after that was a boom and fire flooding my vision.
“Ring around the rosy,” I heard whispers “a pocket full of posy,” they were getting louder “ashes,” my head was pounding “ashes!” it was a yell now “we all fall DEAD!” suddenly fire came from all sides of me and a gas filled the room, my head was throbbing and there was a strange ringing in my right ear. I saw the rope tightly tied around me and looked to my hands so that I could cut it with my claws but they were gone. My hand was normal now and I also had no way of escaping. My eyes started to close I tried to force them open but they would not listen to me. I was concealed by darkness, I was alone in the world of dreams and nightmares. I turned to see Annabelle, she was crying and her white dress was torn. “Hello,” I said to her, “how could y…,” she shuddered as she fell to the floor. I stared down at her watching as she whimpered feeling guilty I lowered myself down to the floor “what did I do?” I asked her “DIE!” she yelled I tried to run as she started to get up from the floor but I was stuck. I watched horrified as she turned in the cloaked man. She ran at me with a sword, I looked down for a weapon and I somehow had a sword in my hand I ran at her too. We collided her blade went right into my right leg I bit my tongue as the pain shot through by body. I slashed and cut her left cheek, my leg was spilling blood now. She hit my left arm and I fell to the ground she was about to stab me straight in the heart I closed my eyes thinking this is the end, i’m going to die here I heard screaming, I opened my eyes as my brother Max came out of nowhere and jumped in front of me. “Max no!” I yelled, I closed my eyes because I knew I would not be able bear seeing my brother be stabbed and possibly die. In my head I imagined Annabelle's blade coming down and stabbing Max strait through the heart. “Run Grace,” I heard him say, I opened my eyes to reveal Annabelle pulling her sword from where it stabbed my brother, an evil smirk on her face as she turned to me. The pain in my leg was so great and I started to see stars in my vision, and then it went completely black.
I woke to find myself in somewhat of a cottage, from the bed I was in I could hear birds chirping outside, the sounds reminded me of when I was younger. I was staring out and my dad was next to me with his hand placed gently on my shoulder, I remember him telling me what all the types of birds were, but then I remember seeing a person out in the woods, I asked my dad who it was but he just shut the window as fast as he could and said never to go in the woods alone. Well that was a great memory, anyways I saw someone coming into the room I tried to jump out of the bed and attack but my leg kept me down. The person looked like a boy about my age, he had Bleach blonde hair and was very slim. He must have noticed me looking at him because he said “i’m 18,” I just stared at him and said nothing, “i’m 18 too,” I managed to say. He walked closer to me, now I could see that his eyes were an extremely light gray and his hair seemed to have a silver glow in it instead of being just blonde, he seemed to be looking me too. “Who are you?” I asked “My name is Cody,” he said to me “I am Grace,” I said. “I am here to help you Grace,” Cody said while staring straight into my eyes “I will help you get better,” he said just before I blacked out. The next time I woke up I was still in the same room, I need to get out of here I thought But what if Cody is telling the truth I thought. Just then I saw Cody stride into the room holding a bowl of some type of soup. “What is that?” I asked him “just soup,” he said calmly “Thank you,” I said taking the bowl “of course,” he said and walked out of the room. I sat in bed and silently sipped the soup. No more than 20 minutes later Cody came back into the room and sat down next to me on the bed. He seemed to be brighter than every other object in the room. “Your brother is Max? Correct?” he said while staring straight at me “yeah,” I said “Well..” he paused, I took a shaky breath preparing for the bad news “Max was overtaken,” he finally said “what does that mean?” I asked “He sacrificed his soul to Annabelle so you could escape,” he said “Then does that mean he is dead?” I asked while trying to keep the tears from spilling out of my eyes, Cody looked away from me and quietly said “yes.”
Cody looked away from me as tears burst out of my eyes. “No why?!” “Why couldn't he just let me die?!” I sobbed. Just then the most unexpected thing happened Cody quickly turned to face me and kissed me, yes he kissed me. After that he got up and walked out of the room, i’m pretty sure I saw his face turn red but I layed back down in my bed and smiled. The next time I woke up my throat was as dry as a desert and my head was dizzy. I reached out for the cup of water at my bedside, I found nothing. I slowly got out of bed and stumbling a couple of times I reached the door. Before even opening it I could sense the presence of something outside of it. I slowly opened it to see Cody lying on the floor outside of the door. I walked past him trying not to wake him but my dizzyness made me trip over his foot and go tumbling into the wall. My shoulder hit the wall with a bang and my back hit the floor with a crack. I instantly saw him shoot up, a small gleam of light in his eyes making him look alert and dangerous. He noticed me and his face seemed to turn red like he was embarrassed about kissing me. “Are you okay?” he stuttered “y...es,” I whispered trying my hardest to speak “need water,” I said. Before I even finished my sentence he was gone, soon he came back with a cup of water and handed it to me. I chugged down the entire glass “thanks,” I said smiling at him. I thought I saw him turn red before he turned away “you're welcome,” After that I went outside and sat on the old rotting wooden bench outside the house. It had vines clawing at the bottom and green flecks of moss all over it. Listening to the chirping birds singing their calming songs I stared out into the woods. That is when I saw it, the same dark figure I had seen with my dad. I saw it standing in the woods all of it’s body except for his head hidden behind a tree. It seemed to be looking at me. That is when it started to get closer and closer. I wanted to turn away from the approaching dark figure, but the harder I tried the more weak I felt. As the shadow came closer I could see it’s face. The evil smirk was unmistakable, it was Annabelle. She came closer and closer. I jumped up from the rotting bench and started to run. Everything seemed to be slower and the world was all in slow motion. It was like I was walking in a pool of sap. I was slowed down by it yet Annabelle was unaffected. I looked back, there was a dark cloud forming around Annabelle. She started to charge at me. I was shoved down as Cody ran into me. But Annabelle did not stop. Cody put his hands out and a large beam of light shot out of his palms. Annabelle continued to run at him. Cody fell to the ground as Annabelle jumped in front of me. “Hello Grace,” she said with her evil smirk still there. The last thing I saw before being knocked out was the gleam of Cody’s eyes.
When I opened my eyes all I saw was dark. I was tied to a chair. “Use your power,” someone said “Are you Cody?” I asked “Yes,” he responded. “I don’t have a power,” I said “Yes you do,” he said back “How to I use it?” I asked him “just try something,” he said with a panic in his voice. I tried to think of using a power, nothing happened. I tried many different things until I saw a beam of light come from my hand. I was so startled that I lost my concentration and stopped. I got the light to come back. “Good job you got it,” Cody said “But how?” I asked him “the strength of your power is based off of how strong your heart is,” he said “Annabelle has a power too, but her’s is built off of her hatred,” “Is Annabelle strong?” I asked “very,” he said with the slightest hint of fear in his voice. “Who does she hate so much?” I asked “she hates everyone,” he said. I was about ask why before he said “We should get going,” he said “okay,” I replied We both got out of the the closet we had been trapped in and started to walk down one of the hallways. The more we walked the more and more rooms and hallways there were. It was like the school we were stuck in was a never-ending maze. We turned a corner and at the end of the hall was the cloaked man, but he was not alone… TO BE CONTINUED IN… The Final Darkness