4. Chapter 3
She slept silently, drool escaping from the side of her mouth as she rest on her back. She often moved around in her sleep, looking troubled by a dream, or the more operative word: nightmare.
The sky was blue, not one single cloud in sight. It was a sunny day. A young couple sat on a green hill, resting under the shade of the only tree on the field. There was a picnic basket beside them and they sat on a red picnic mat, on which a variety of different types of delicious foods were laid out. The woman wore an ankle-length dress covered in flowers and roses. On her head she wore a sunhat with the same design. The man wore beige trousers and a loose white blouse. He too wore a sunhat that matched his clothes.
They both looked ahead, as the hill bent down as if expecting someone to appear. A small girl, roughly 5 years old - their daughter ran up the edge of the hill, giggling away as a boy - her brother? - chased her around the the field. She held a kite in her hand, that somehow flew in the air, despite there being no wind in the air. The birds all nested in that one tree, chirping away a sweet melody.
It was... perfect. But perfect was far from how the day end up...
The girl kept running, not responding to her mother's shouts and the brother holding the girl's hand, trying to keep her from going too far.
The girl blurred up as she went away, further and further till she could no longer be seen. And she had taken her brother with her.
Now the parents were going after them but no matter how far they went to search every inch of the field, they never found their children but what pained Vanessa more from watching this was how the parents never stopped looking. They grew old looking and died looking.
Vanessa was instantly flooded with guilt. A tear rolled down her cheek but it wasn't alone as another one followed but however far they went, they never touched.