Only In The Dark

A boy with his eye on two worlds and a disappearing family, Oliver Shawl is put to the test to finish his father's work and save man kind from the monsters and demons that walk among us in the dark.
This was my Nano write that I, unfortunately, was late to sign up for due to technical difficulties.

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12. Encounters

Not too long after falling asleep his eyes open and he sits up quickly in his bed. His the back of his neck and head were drenched and his heart was beating rather quickly. As Oliver gasped for breath he looked around his room. His desk was in place. His band posters. His clothes on the floor. Everything was the same. Besides for the night light which was hanging out of the socket.

He then leaned over to push it in but stopped when he smelt a strong scent of apple cinnamon. He turned to see the woman figure standing in the corner of his room next to the door. Her arms were as thin as the door frame and they were held away from her body at her sides. Her legs were parted and looked like she was crouching or sitting on a tall chair. Her hair covered her chest and down to her stomach. Everything was black.

Oliver gulped, trying to think of what to do or say. “I-I know you see me. Why do you keep following me?”

Her head tilts to the side a little, like she's trying to understand what he was saying. She took a step towards him but he moves back and she stops, her bony hand lifts and points to the watch then at him. Oliver's eyes follow her skinny finger then grips his blanket to keep his body from shaking. “Why do you want me?”

It was silent and she set her hand back down. Her face seemed to move and a strange echoing woman's voice reaches him. It sounded distant and almost difficult to pick out. “Oliver is the key.” Oliver's arms get goosebumps just hearing her voice, the words caused his whole body to tremble.

“Key? Key to what? What do you mean? Why are you looking for me?” She backed up towards the door and with a sudden movement she was gone.

Oliver threw his legs over the bed and stood up, looking around his room for her. But she wasn't there. He quickly turned on the lights and tried to catch his breath. With the lights being on it soothed his nerves. He dropped into his chair at his desk, pulling out his book, then sketching his encounter once again.

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