"OH MY GOD!" I heard Tess scream out.
"Tess, Tess calm down. I'm sure nothing's wrong," I told her, completely aware that it was a massive lie.
She nodded and said, "We should go back to my house and get help. We can't just leave this like its normal."
I agreed and we sprinted down the street to Tess' house. When we reached the front door, I turned the handle, ran inside and saw... Nothing.
"Mum! Mum, where are you! TIGER! MUM!!" Tess' voice got louder with every word.
"Tess please... Calm down. I know its a shock but... We have to stay calm or we're too vulnerable." I tried comforting Tess but she pushed my hand away and burst into tears.
"You don't get it! My mum is- was- my everything! And Tiger has been my best friend since I was so young!"
"TESS! I DO FUCKING GET IT!! I LOST MY MUM, DAD, YOUNGER SISTER AND DOG! BUT WE HAVE TO STAY CALM OR WE'RE TOO VULNERABLE! PLEASE!" I shouted in her face. I immediately felt embarrassed and hid my face in my hands.
I felt Tess' hand on my shoulder and looked up. She was smiling at me- a crooked smile, but a smile- and she gave me a look that said, 'I get it. Let's go.'
We ran out of the house and into town. We ran into multiple houses, all deserted.
What is this?
"Umm... Hi. How- um, can I help you? You look pretty distraught." I heard a soft voice speaking.
I looked up and saw a beautiful boy my age, with pale skin and short blond and brown hair.
"I'm Niall. Niall Horan." He held out a hand for me to shake. All I could do was stare.