Don't close your eyes

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Everyone around him is dead. And soon he'll be joining them. His weary eyelids finally give in, and when he opens them again, he knows they are red.
Don't close your eyes. That's all you have to know outside the security of the Dome. That's all you need to do. Because the moment you close your eyes, they come for you. They are vampires, but you can't see them, you can't hear them. They live inside you. They want control over your body. And they come out the moment you close your eyes...
(for the vampire comp)

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4. Chapter Three-Lena

 After the assembly was finished, Lena found herself standing outside the principal's office, an unspoken sentence on the tip of her tongue. She knew it would probably be the right thing to do if she told the principal about the boy who jumped from the train But another part of her told her not to tell, it told her of all the panic it would cause. She hovered there for what seemed like hours, her hand resting on the doorknob. Just as she was about to twist it, the door opened in front of her, and out walked Principal O'Connor. Lena nearly had a heart-attack.

"Oh Lena I'm sorry, I didn't see you there. Is everything okay?"

"Um, no sir. Everything is fine thanks."

"That's good. Did you enjoy the assembly?"

"Yes sir. It was great."

"I'm glad to hear it. I must be off now. Goodbye."

"Goodbye sir."

 The principal walked off, leaving Lena alone with an unshared secret on the tip of her tongue. She cursed herself for not telling him, because she knew that she never would now. She sighed, and left the building, headed for her home. She had walked this path hundreds of times, but what she didn't realize, was that this time she wouldn't be making it home in time for tea.

 Her feet crunched on gravel as she walked towards her house. The wind whipped her dark hair in her face. If she continued on the gravel path it would take her half an hour to walk home, but if she went through the D.S.S headquarters (Dome Secret Service) it only took ten minutes. It was forbidden to do so, but she was always careful. She threw her jacket onto the barbed wire fence, and started to climb. She clambered up quickly, but on the way down she slipped, falling into a bush. The breath was knocked out of her, as she hit the ground. Her ankle throbbed, and Lena worried whether it was broken or not. She gasped in pain as she rose to her feet, all her weight resting on her good leg.

 She began hobbling through the D.S.S. HQ, wincing each time her bad foot touched the ground. Without warning there was a noise. A sound as beautiful and dangerous as a wave slamming against the rocks. Lena whipped her head around, a ball of panic rising in her stomach. What she saw was impossible, it simply couldn't be. But it was. She opened her mouth and screamed.

 There was a boy, an outsider, standing inside the Dome. But it wasn't just any boy, it was the boy from the train, and she could've sworn it was also the boy she had seen outside the Dome. Something was wrong, but she couldn't quite put a finger on it as she turned on her heels and ran. She ran like the hounds of hell were after her, forgetting entirely about her ankle. She felt sick as she thundered across the grass and straight through the doors of D.S.S.

"Vampire!" she screamed at the top of her voice. "There's a vampire in the Dome!"
But her desperate pleas were left unanswered. She ran down the deserted corridor, in search of somebody anybody. She skidded to a halt outside an office her heart threatening to burst through her chest. As she charged through the door like the Tasmanian Devil, the first screams had already started.

 There was a young women sitting at a desk, talking calmly into the phone. She gestured to Lena to wait one minute, but Lena didn't have one minute to spare.

"Vampire," she gasped. "There's a vampire in the Dome."
The young woman had finished the call, and a flash of panic appeared in her eyes, gone as quickly as it had arrived.

"Why that's preposterous my dear. You must be seeing things. No one can get into the Dome without a ticket," she said softly.

"But what if everyone who got a ticket wasn't on the train?" I replied. "What if someone jumped off?"

 The woman opened her mouth to reply, but she was cut off with the blaring of the alarm. A red light flashed on and off, and screams began filling the building. Lena hurried out of the office and into the packed corridor, where she followed the others out of the building. As she was running, she suddenly realized what had been wrong with the vampire. One of his eyes was green.

   

 

 

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