ch. 1 The start of something new

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A large hand pushes me against the ground. Pain shoots through my whole body when I hit the hard floor.

"Watch where you're going freak!" he says. Jason, the person who clearly destroys my life. He walks away, together with his friends while I get up and gather my thoughts, continuing my way through the cold schoolhalls.

Everyday it's the same way. I always try to stay invisible, to be unnoticed, but I guess I'm not that lucky sometimes. I feel like I'm a ghost, scared to come out of the shadows and get burned. Actually I'm more scared of socialising with other people.

That's the reason why I don't have any friends. I don't need them anyway. I'm better on my own.

My eyes were locked on my dirty, worn-out all-stars when I heard people chuckle and whisper cruel things to me. Not that I expected something else anyway.

I live in a small house together with my mother. Father died five years ago but it doesn't hurt that much. We weren't that close anyway. You see, since then, mother became an alcoholic. She doesn't really care about me anymore. The only thing she cares about is whisky and Vodka!

Result... I have to take care of the two of us. Mom doesn't have a job so I have to make some money in the weekends. We've got just enough for food, clothes and paying our taxes. It's a hard life...

I hate it.

I walked out of the school gates. Happy to know it was the end of the week. I walked home, the wind flying through my hair. It was winter, but there wasn't any snow. Ugh it never snows around here.

When I got home, I immediately ran to my bedroom. Ignoring my mother, who was sleeping on the sofa with a bottle of whisky besides her.... Again.

I closed the door. Would this misery ever end?

I walked to my desk, opening my laptop. I logged in on Tumblr and Facebook, not that it was very exciting actually, I barely had friends. I reblogged some pictures on Tumblr and listened to some music. When it was four P.M. I decided it was time to let me lovely dog 'Tom' out. (A.N.: Tom is a Golden Retriever) .

I didn't say anything to my mom. She wouldn't even here me if I did. I put on my white converses and brown coat that came over my bum. I was wearing a pair of skinny jeans and a red shirt. To make the outfit complete, I had a warm, white scarf.

I walked to the door, Tom right behind me. We went outside and started walking to the forest. It was quiet... The streets were empty and you couldn't even hear a bird. The only sound was the howling of the wind. Pretty scary, isn't it?

After a walk of fifteen minutes, Tom and I finally reached the edge of the forest. I don't even know why I was here. I suppose because no one ever came here and I liked to be alone. Thought I didn't go in... No one ever did. That's the reason why no one came here. They were scared. Scared of nothing if you ask me because there's nothing in the forest, at least... I thought.

I was sitting against a tree and watched Tom, running and being free. You know, when a dog is crazy.. He continued for another five minutes when suddenly... He just ran into the forest! He must have seen a squirrel or something.

"Tom! No, wait!" I screamed. But it was already too late. He was gone and I couldn't see him anymore. I ran to the edge of the forest but suddenly stopped.

Was I really going to do this? Was I really going into this forest? What if got lost and never came out? What about the creatures there might be living? Maybe there are zombies... Ah shut up Rose! Zombies don't exist! I'm going in. I can't leave Tom like that. I have to find him!

And that's when I ran. Going into the forest without looking back.

"Tom! Tom where are you!? Come back to me please!" I shouted. I looked everywhere and with every step I took, I started getting more and more scared. I shouted his name millions of times, but he never came. I started to realise that I couldn't find him. He was gone. I really didn't want to leave him there but it was starting to get dark so I decided to go back, but... there was no going back.

I didn't know the way back. Every tree looked alike. I tried to find the edge of the forest again, without success. My heart pounded in my chest and I started to panic. I was lost! I was going to die in here! Why did I have to go into this forest? Why?! I didn't have my phone with me so I couldn't call anyone. Not that someone would come here and save me...

When I thought it couldn't get any worse, it started to rain... hard. I was soaked in a mather of seconds. Ugh great. I gathered all my courage and started to walk again. I mean... The forest had to end somewhere.

I walked like this for another 10 minutes, and god it was cold. I was freezing! It didn't stop raining though. How wonderful. When I looked at my watch I saw it was already seven P.M. I was getting hungry but I didn't stop walking. I had to get out of this, it's not like I can stay the night here... It was completely dark by now and my body started to fill itself with nothing more than fear.

My thoughts were suddenly interrupted by a branch that snapped. I froze. My legs didn't want to move anymore. There was something behind me but I refused to turn around. I was too scared. Eventually I heard a loud growl and it was like my legs were alive again. I turned around.

I was shocked. Infront of me, there was a giant wolf. His teeth bared. He looked hungry and I immediately knew what was going on... He wanted to kill me, eat me, turn me into pieces. I was the prey and he was the predator.

When I looked around I saw two more wolves, walking to me. No wait three.. four.. seven... This wasn't going to end well...

When the wolf, that stood before me, howled, I didn't hesitate a second and started to run. I didn't know where I was going and I really didn't care. If I survived this, I would be the happiest person alive. I could hear the wolves running behind me and quickened my pace, if that was even possible.

I looked behind me. There they were, predators with nothing more than hunger into their eyes, determined to kill their prey. I was running as fast as I could, my heart beating at an alarming pace. But then, I saw a castle in the distance...

I didn't doubt about it and started running to it. The wolves were right behind me and they were getting closer and closer with the second. My lord, I wasn't going to make this!

Around the castle there was a wall with a gate. If only I could get behind it.. I was sprinting and I could almost feel the hot breath of the wolves in my neck...

When I reached the wall I immediately opened the gate and got behind it. I closed it and backed away when one of the wolves collided against it, while they were all barking very loudly. I ran to the front door of the castle but suddenly the barking and howling stopped. I came to a halt and looked behind me.

There they were, the wolves. They didn't move an inch.

When I looked to their faces, I could only see one emotion... fear. It was scary to see actually. Suddenly they ran away and I waited until they were all gone. When they were I looked back to the castle and looked up.

It was massive!

I looked at all the windows, but then my eye caught something... a shadow. It had a human form... When I blinked it was suddenly gone. Were my eyes deceiving me? I had probably imagined it...

I ran to the front door and grabbed the door handle. It opened. Weird it wasn't locked... I decided to go into the castle. I mean... It was still raining and I was freezing. I got in and closed the big doors behind me.

Little did I know that there was more danger in the castle than into the forest...

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