Perfect Inconveniences

Ali Cross is different. She can see and hear things that other people can't. Communicating with the dead is only the beginning. Will she ever find a place where she belongs?

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7. Red Mountain?

'They're after you'

 

'Can you hear them?'

 

'Run, or die'

 

'Do something'

 

​Don't just lay there.'

 

'GO'

 

 

They're voices invade my dreams, forcing me to wake up. 

 

Josh convinced me that it was all nothing and that the FBI wouldn't come looking for us, I mean why would they? Take a tip from a 17 year old girl about a couple of people that have voices in their heads.. Im one of those people and even think it sounds dodgy..

 

So up until now, I wasn't worried about the whole 'FBI thing'. But now, something tells me that I should be. 

 

'Mate GO' Alex, my Australian friend. He died in a car accident when he came to America about 6 years ago and he's been by my side ever since. Saying that something pulled him towards me. But thats what they all say..

 

I pack a bag with some of my belongings and race to the back door. Running into the forrest, I run as fast as my pathetic legs could take me. Joshes house was on the other side of the forrest. Smashing my fists onto the door, creating a loud sound the reverberated throughout the small house. A few minutes pass, the door opens with a very groggy Josh rubbing his eyes.

 

"Pack a bag. Now!" He eases inside and comes back a few minutes later with a backpack. "They're coming. We thought we didn't have to worry but they are after us. We need to leave." He nods and silently closes the door behind him. 

 

We run through the night, along old gravel roads that hardly get used anymore, through farms and tree plantations. When we got to a store, we bought new sims for our phones and threw the other ones into a puddle, jumping on them just to be safe. 

 

"Where are we going to go?" I ask, Josh just shrugs his shoulders and grasps my hand. 

 

"I don't know Al, I don't know.." 

 

We walk for days, randomly taking directions from the voices inside our heads. Suddenly, my head starts pounding and the sun gets a thousand times brighter.

 

'There are others like you. I can't tell you where, but I can lead you there'

 

"ALI! ARE YOU OKAY!?" Josh screams and waves his hand in front of my face. My vision clears and look up at his worried face.  A picture flashes in my head. 

 

"We have to go to the Red Mountain. Someones helping us. There are more people like us out there Josh, this persons going to help us get there" 

 

"What if they are lying? Or theres no one there or even if they don't want us though! What happens then?"

 

"What do we have to lose, Josh? We have nothing left." I grab his hand and give us a small squeeze. 

 

"Which way do we go" 

 

I point to my left and we continue our run from the law, but we start our journey to freedom and acceptance.

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