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I was a normal 13 year old Minnesota girl. I had long brown hair and dark brown eyes. I had a few friends here and there. I even had a boyfriend. Noah. He was the best thing that ever happened to me. We've being dating since 6th grade. He even gave me a promise ring. I knew he was the one for me. Everyone would always stare at us and tell us we were the cutest couple in school. It was amazing.

My friend Rosie came over after school on Friday and we had a sleepover. She told me something that night. Something I would never forget. "I love Noah." That's what she told me. We didn't really talk much the rest of the time she was over. It made me sad. She was my best friend. I told her everything. She told me everything. I guess that was true.

On Monday at school she wouldn't talk to me or anyone. She didn't sit with me and my other friends at lunch. Ella told me she was acting like this because she was PMSing. I knew that wasn't true.

When I got home from school I had a text from Noah. Meet me in the park at 8. I texted back okay with a smiley face. After I had eaten dinner I went out.

When I got to the park I couldn't find Noah. I was looking around for him and calling his name. Nothing. Then some grabbed my arm and pulled me into an alley. She had the creepiest blue eyes the glowed in the darkness of the night. She had dark hair like me. And her voice was soft and deep. Kind of like the wind was talking. She told me, "Shadows, shadows everywhere. No place for a little girl to be out and scared" "I'm not a little girl and I'm not scared!" I replied, "Leave me alone!" She was still holding my arm. "No?" She told me, "Close your eyes baby girl. I need you to close your eyes." I did what I was told.

When I opened my eyes we were somewhere I had never been. There where lots of spiders and and other creepy crawlies. I was so scared! The girl led me to another person with the same look at her. The dark hair and glowing eyes. The only difference is that he was a man. I guess he was leader of this new world?


"You need to finish the puzzle Gracie," Gracie? Why would he call me that? I haven't been called that since my father died when I was four. He was the only one that ever called me Gracie. "then you'll find you so called boyfriend." "WHAT?!?" I scream. I suddenly feel hot and panicked. He tells me more. His name is Scott. He told me I had to get through the impossible maze to save my boyfriend. Noah, he said, was being held in Grumbe town with all of the trolls. I thought I was dreaming. But I wasn't. This was real.

I met more people. All with the same look. Dark hair and weird glowing eyes. I wondered if I would turn out like them. Mr. Scott took me to the start of the maze. "Here is where I leave you and your journey begins." He says with the creepiest smirk on his face. "But...." I turned around and he was gone.

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