Waking up believing this is all just some twisted dream, I realize that no this is no dream, this is a real life nightmare. A crack from an old door relieves bright light in the basement. Scared I flinch from the sharp light in my eyes, I swift up in a sitting position, curling my knees to my chest. Squirting my eyes I see a figure form at the end of the basement, closing my eyes I wish myself to somewhere else. Slow and loud footstep near me, out of fear I clench my hole body, ready to fight back. But one tiny little sound makes me calm down instantly
"Niall?" It's Zayns' voice, I thought he was dead, but he isn't. Slowly I raise my head so I can see him. Yeah that's Zayn for sure, he's holding something, wait why is he on the other side of the cage? What is going on here? "Are you okay?"
"I-I'm..." Right now I probably look like an owl with those big eyes I'm making. "W-what's happening here?"
"It's okay Niall, you're safe here" safe here? What does he mean by that, I'm in a fucking cage!
"HOW CAN I BE SAFE IN HERE!?" I scream while waving my hands in obvious, winching when pain shots right through my shoulder. "ARGH!"
"Shit" Zayn is fast up to the cage door "Are you alright!?" He sounds so worried.
"Yeah, better than ever!" I sigh. At the time I said it I see Zayns head falling, he's looking at the ground, looking rather sad. On instinct I get up from the bench, walking up to him, I get my hand through the grids, touching his cheek he flinch a bit but leans into my touch afterwards. "Hey we're gonna get through whatever this is, together" I assure him with a smile on my face. He looks up at me, a tear escaping his eye, he smiles a bit. But then it fades away just as fast as it came, his eyes gets dull and every sign of happiness disappears and gets insulted by darkness.
"I'm sorry" His voice is dark and deep, I retreat my hand. "Eat this" he hands me some bread and a bottle of water. He's about to walk away.
"Zayn, wait!" He stops but doesn't turn around. "Why are we here?"
"You saw him, either you stay here, or you die"
Zayn came every time it was time for something to eat, but he never said anything, he looked so insulted by darkness and misery. I want more than anything to erase that pain, but I don't know how.
I was about to fall asleep when I heard a loud scream throughout the hole place, the screams turned into loud groans of pain, then it was all silent. Scared and on the verge of a breakdown, I heard something moving around outside the cage. i held my breath, scared that whatever it is was going to kill me. I can hear it breathing, looking around the room I see a pair of yellowish glimpsing eyes looking directly at me. It's that monster again. Immediately I think about Zayn. Was he the one screaming, what did that terrifying creature do to him!?
"WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ZAYN!?" I scream jumping up from the bench. As a respond I hear a dark laughter. "TELL ME!" I demand having more confidence than I thought I would ever have.
"He hasn't told you yet I see" The great dark voice states.
"Told me what?" But the monster is gone.
The next 5 days went by rather slowly, Zayn came down to me at least 3 times everyday to give me food. But he wouldn't even look at me, I tried speaking to him, but I didn't even get a glance back. He just handed me the food and left. As to bathroom visits, I was giving a bucket.. Yeah lets not talk about that.
Some time after I hadn't gotten what I believe is the dinner, I would always hear that piercing scream, and soon after the yellow eyes were watching me yet again. I believe that the monster can't show itself in daylight, it might burn like vampires those? I don't know, but I have this weird feeling that Zayn and the monster must have something in common. But what, I don't know yet.
Sorry I haven't updated in a long time, but school. And this is also a bit short.. I'll make chapter 9 real soon. The holidays are near! yeah :D