“You know Ember,” it whimpered.
‘I have a place for you, in the shadows, with your friends. It always lies to me, but not you, no, too innocent for isolation. All too weak.’ The female voice growled at the end. Her voice was raspy and overcame with hatred and anger.
I woke up from what seemed like a trance, I had sweat all over me and above me was my cousin, a little girl that was 9-years-old. Her name was Lalitya. I noticed some huge splinters on me. “Ouch!” I lightly said to myself, but my cousin didn’t pay attention to me. Her smile would always make the room have a warm feeling. “What are you doing in my room?” I asked as calm as I could her. Her eyes were like puppy dog’s eyes. “Can you help me with something?” I sighed. She was too hard to resist, after all, most small children are to me.
“What do you need help with?” she wore a pink shirt and leggings, she was “forced” to wear bright stuff by me, I would never let her go out being an emo. Plus, she’s nine, emo kids can be the worst. “I need some sweets, from the kitchen!” she jumped. “What?! No! You have to go to school anyways, follow me.” I quickly had gotten dressed and put my messy bun in as always.
She pouted, it was hard to see her desperate for it. Despite her age, she is a mature, she just gets what she wants when she wants. “Alright, it’s late enough, it’s 6:00! I have to get you to school, NOW!” I snapped almost. It was usual for me to be mad at her though.
“Okay…” she had her puppy dog eyes again, but I ignored them the best I could.
I went to the bathroom to quickly take the splinters out, and once I did so, me and Lalitya was off.
I quickly had gone out to the hot sun, holding Lalitya’s hand. Father was already off to work considering he was at the edge of getting fired. He had to stay longer, which was harder for me, considering I’m like a mother to my cousin. The Elementary school she was in, right by the middle school I was in. “Hello!” she ran over to one of her friends as they hugged. “Have a good day at school!” I ran over to my middle school, hoping I wasn’t late. I saw Allie’s eyes light up when she saw me. But, she seemed scared, like she had saw something scary.
“What happened?” I asked, but she seemed like she didn’t want to tell.
“Look, you can tell me anything, trust me!” I hugged her, as she began to speak. “I saw...something strange yesterday.” She nervously said. Her eyes had bags under them, so did mine but, hers was bigger. “What?” I calmly asked again. “It was something that-looked like a plant. It was so strange.”
I started getting visions. Visions of tree like figures. Tree like figure that were human, only one though, and the shape was like me. Visions of something calling out, but the visions were blurry.
I snapped out of my trance to realize the bell was ringing for first period. “Look, I have to go.” I said, scared. “Talk after class?!” she yelled back to me when I was leaving. “Yeah, sure!”
I feared what she saw, it was connecting each of us. Maybe it was the reason I found splinter while I woke up?
A/N: So, here's a new chapter!