CHAPTER 1 :
It’s so dark in here.
Where am I?
I hear laughs, scary laughs. Someone is shouting and crying. A
Something is dripping on me from above.
What is this…blood?
I looked up, and saw two eyes of a man, they were bloodshot
red, anger mixed with pain… lots of pain is what I saw in them, there were tear
streaks beneath his eyes, I followed the line of tears…OH GOD! It’s just a head…a
cut off head!
I woke up, panting and sweating. I have lost count how many times
I have had this same nightmare. Sometimes the scenario changes and I find
myself drowning in water, struggling and unable to breath, but I always wake up
at that point, in this same damn way and that’s the reason why I suffer from
insomnia. Ah…I fell asleep in my balcony’s arm chair, the fresh air feels nice,
thanks Helek at least you did one thing right. The breeze made me feel relaxed,
so once again I closed my eyes.
“Oye…what do you mean by “one thing”, I am always right!” the 17 years old boy shouted inside my head. “Oh God! can you shut up for once Helek, whenever you are out Wren suffers from these weird nasty visions.” Mirage said with an annoyed expression in his face to his elder brother. Sometimes I really forget that Mirage is 10 years younger than Helek, I find him more mature than his elder brother. “Mirage I’m upset with your choice of words, you disappointed me, didn’t I taught you that you should not say “shut up” to a person like that? It’s very rude!” Rayla mildly scolded Mirage, she is like a mother figure to all of us, despite of her age being just 24. “Yeah…I know that Rayla, I won’t say that to a peeeerson” Mirage smiled sweetly, he closed his book and removed his glasses revealing his bright blue eyes, he got off the living room’s couch, yawned and stretched his arms while walking towards the door, when he was closing the door he smirked and looked at Helek “But this one is a donkey, so it’s fine!” and then he locked the door and ran away. Helek on the other hand,was now furiously fumbling with the locked door while nagging to Rayla about how she is very soft towards Mirage, when according to him that “fox with elephant ears” should be “held upside down from a tree” so that he can “tickle his nose with a peacock’s feather”.
Suddenly the door clicked open and Helek couldn’t handle himself, he went forward and crashed on the floor on top of Leona. Helek nervously looked up to see his soft landing surface, he found that his face was actually planted somewhere it shouldn’t have ever be planted, at least not on Leona’s, therefore, within a blink of the eyes he was floating and in the next moment he found himself face planted and body upside down inside the kitchen’s dustbin, along with some rotten smelly egg shells and vegetable peels.
“Helek, are you okay dear?” Jacey concernedly asked, she was beside Leona all this time as expected, they are best friends after all, though they have a slight age difference of 2 years, but age or gender doesn’t decide friendship, therefore two people with different personalities can also be best friends just like them. Jacey’s looks can be deceiving though, as she has a baby face, but she is actually 22 and the older one in their friendship.
A muffled noise came from the dustbin, Jacey ran quickly to
help Helek out of the bin.
“Wren, are you okay? I felt that you saw that dream again, I think you should not hangout with Helek when you are sleepy, after all his power is basically seeing the past and the future.” Leona stated after taking a seat beside me on the couch. “I know that, but he makes me fall asleep quickly, I was too tired, I had not slept properly for days now that’s why I thought….” I was unable to finish the sentence, the look in her eyes which said she knew I was lying…really, who am I kidding, she sighed “Wren I know that’s not the actual reason, after all we are you, and you are us. I know you are curious to know about your past now, you think you’re mature enough to deal with it on your own without our protection, but there are things that you should prepare yourself to face before you open that memory door, because in this mansion inside your head, everything that surrounds you is created by you, and for you, but outside that door things will be different…very different, and I can’t promise you that everything will be good, but dear it’s time now that you become ready.” she patted my shoulder and got up “Have some sleep now, you have college tomorrow!” she ruffled my hair, dimmed the lights and then left the room.
“HEY! WAKE UP! HEY! YOU THERE…WAKE UP! IT’S GOING TO RAIN SOON, WAKE UP!” uff…who is shouting so early in the morning? I opened my eyes a little, my eyebrows automatically rose up when I found that I’m still on the arm chair, Ah…my back hurts, I stretched my hands and took a big yawn like a hippo. I heard someone chuckle, well that’s weird! I live alone and the people inside the mansion are still asleep…but, I clearly heard someone, even before too…”HI THERE, SLEEPING BEAUTY!”, my eyes snapped open.