When I opened the door to the women's change room cold air blasted against my skin. Goose bumps raised on my arms and legs. The door closed behind me and I looked around.
Aunt Liv was supposed to be right in front of me but I didn't see her. "Aunt Liv?" I called out.
She didn't answer me. In fact I didn't hear any voices or sounds letting me know people were in here. Confused I walked around searching for aunt Liv, only I was able to see no one.
"Hello?" I called out.
"He's here." A voice said from behind me. It was very faint, as if someone whispered it a few feet from me. "He's here." It said again.
Along with the air my blood ran cold. Was this another dream? It couldn't be, I didn't fall asleep.
Slowly I turned around expecting to find someone there. My breathing failed as I took in the scene behind me. There wasn't just one person there but plenty.
They were plastered on the wall, each one overlapping another. Blood pooled on the floor below them steadily flowing outwards towards me.
A scream was lodged in my throat as I slowly stepped away. My face was drained of blood as I looked on this gruesome scene. One of the people tried to reach out an arm but it seemed stitched into the wall. "He's here." The thing said.
I couldn't help but notice is eyes. They were fully black, like a demon. Completely soulless. "What does that mean?" I asked. "Who is the man you are talking about?"
This questions has been stuck in my head ever since the first dream. And now I might be able to get an answer. No matter the situation, I simply needed to know. "He is the one who the legend talks about. The one who will bring you towards your death." A riddle.
After all of this, I am only getting a riddle? "His name? What is it? Tell me!"
The blood surrounded me now and I was ready to throw up. Or faint. In front of me the wall started to shake as every single person attached to it tied to move. "His name is lost. His name is lost. His name is lost." They chanted.
I felt something warm drip down my face. Slowly I touched my cheek and looked at my hand. I was crying. But why? "Run. Run. Run!" The first person yelled. The mouth stretched wide open with skin tearing.
A scream finally ripped through my body and I turned to run. Before I could move a step I ran into something hard and fell backwards. I looked up and seen aunt Liv looking worried. "Are you okay? Rayne?"
I too huge gulps and looked behind me. The wall was empty and the floor was clean. Was it just a dream? Slowly I took in the scene around me and noticed people gathered around the spot I laid.
My face warmed up and I stood, quickly walking out of the door into the lobby and out to the car. "Rayne! Wait up!" Aunt Liv yelled running to catch up to me.
When I was in the car I felt more tears fall down my face. What was that back there? Was I going crazy and imagined all of that? The drivers door opened and aunt Liv got in.
She looked lost in thought for a second before turning to me. Her eyes were worried and she was frowning. "Want to tell me what just happened?" She asked.
I took a gulp of air and wiped the tears away. "I don't know. I... When I got into the women's room I didn't see anyone. Didn't hear anyone. It was as if I walked into a different dimension. I heard someone behind me and I..." My voice broke.
What was I going to say? That the wall was covered in dead people and they were talking to me? Say how it was like one of my dreams but I was actually awake? If I did wouldn't aunt Liv think that I actually was crazy?
Sighing aunt Liv put a hand on my shoulder. "Don't worry. You can tell me." She softly spoke. I looked at her and she smiled.
"The wall was covered in dead people. They told me that someone was here. And he will kill me. At first it was almost like my dreams. But I could talk to whoever they were. And they talked back. It was different."
She was quiet for a little bit but never took her hand off of me. "Are you okay? Truthfully?"
I paused to think. Physically I was okay, but mentally I was disoriented. Confused and scared. "I don't know. I think I will be but let's go home." I said.
Aunt Liv nodded and started the car. "Okay."