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The Chase in the ShadowsI stumble through the darkness, trying to get away from him. I can't let him catch me, or Blue either. I clutch his hand tightly and we run together through the dark corridors. Even though he's blind, he keeps up pretty well.
I take a sharp turn, and go down a big flight of stairs. I almost trip, and so does Blue, but I catch him and we keep running.
He is still chasing us. I can hear his heavy footsteps, hear his breathing.
When you're afraid, all your senses heighten. You see things, hear things, sense things you normally wouldn't.
I snap out of my horrific reverie, and narrowly miss running into a giant painting propped against a wall. I squint at it through the darkness to see it's a portrait of a young girl, covered in blood.
I shudder, and keep running, dragging Blue along. He whimpers, but otherwise stays silent.
I run into another hallway, only to find it's a dead end. I curse, and we run back out. Damn it all, we barely know this mansion, and have no clue as to where we're goi
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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