You woke up to a silent house, dark rooms all around you. You rubbed your eyes as you checked the screen on your phone, it was only about 3 o’clock, but the sun seemed to be going down earlier every night so it being dark wasn’t weird.
Where’s Jack… Shouldn’t he be back by now?
You shrugged at the thought as you pushed your (h/l) back from your eyes. You got up and went into the kitchen, wanting something to eat. After you ate, you walked over to the window in the front room and placed your hand on the glass. It was cool to the touch, almost freezing.
You were staring out the window when a back shape sprinted past, seeming to fall apart below your window.
“What the?” You ran to the door and opened it and stepped outside, locking it behind you was a habit so you did.
You walked over to the window and saw a fine black dust covering the ground. Kneeling, you ran your hand through it, softly, marveling at its softness.
But without warning, t condensed and ran up your hand. You could feel it climb your face and fall into your eyes. A scream tried to leave your throat, but stopped halfway.
You were shaking and breathing hard, your vision grainy and dark. At the same time that you stood, a sharp keening sound screamed through your head. You tried to scream again, but again, it was stopped. Your legs moved on their own towards the forest at an alarming speed.
Once you were in the forest, time seemed to stop. The odd feeling seemed to slip away as well.
“Hello there, miss.” The voice sent shivers up your spine, you had heard it before.
Spinning around, you came face to face with a tall, gray skinned man with glowing eyes. The same one’s from your dream. You stared at him for a moment, gasping before you tore off running into the woods.
All around you was the pounding of hooves. Your (h/l) whipped out behind you but you didn’t stop.
You came to a skidding stop at the top of the small cliff above the frozen lake.
“Running, little girl?” You turned around quickly, staring into the golden eyes of the man. He had seemed to come out of nowhere, manifested out of the shadows around you.
He walked up to you and you stepped back as far as you could, your feet slipping on the soft edge of the cliff. His hand reached out towards you, fiddling with your (h/c) hair. You could feel tears forming behind your eyes when the man spoke again.
“Good night, (f/n).” You didn’t even have time to respond to his comment when his hand hit your shoulder with an alarming thump.
Your feet slipped on the ground and you felt yourself slip back. Everything seemed to happen in slow motion, you falling.
But when you finally hit the ice below, the world seemed grainy and dark, fading into darkness so lonely and cold, you could only describe it with to words before you mind stopped.