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.


15. Revisit

As they walked back to the woman’s house in the dark, Oliver held the watch closely to him and made small talk with his friend to fill the uneasy silence. Soon they came upon the house, the sun had set and they were left in the dark. The house looks like a dark shadow in the middle of the two buildings. There I studied the building their hands trembled slightly and they swallowed the ball in their throat that kept them from making a sound. Oliver close the lid of the pocket watch and shoved it in his pocket with ease. “Well it looks like we're here.” Oliver mumbled.

Talon managed a smile and laughed nervously. “It's not so bad, it just needs a little love.”

“Heh. Yeah.” Oliver walked over to one of the windows on the side of the door. He said his hand against the glass resting his forehead against his hand to support his head. Inside he couldn't see anything from how dark it was the light inside the kitchen was on but he couldn't see Sylvia. Talon rested his ear against the door to see if he could hear anything inside. The house was dead silent and the only thing they could hear was their own breathing in hearts beating.

All over then motioned to Talon to open the door. He set his hand on the knob but didn't twist it. Oliver got up and twisted the knob, pushing it open he could hear the creaking of the floorboards and walls. They scanned the house from where they were standing. Everything that was on the wall before head now falling down from the light quake that had unexpectedly took place earlier that day. Trash, paper, and other random objects were tossed around the room and rested on the floor. All over strained his vision to see the kitchen before walking in, all he could see was the wooden table on the floor and of course other objects.

The boys cautiously walked in and stepped around the trash towards the living room. Talon walked around in shock and disgust from how awful the smell and the place looked. Talon comments, “This place is worse than the woman's bathroom.”

“How do you even know what that looks like?”

“Don't ask.” Talon laughed a little as they continued on. Oliver search for any sign that the demon was still there. He peeked around the corner to see if Sylvia was still on the floor he pulled his head back quickly to look at Talon who was watching him closely. “She's not in there.”

“Where do you think she went?” They both looked around the corner into the lit up kitchen to see it empty, yet dirty.

“Maybe she was hurt and went to the hospital.” The room was quiet for a moment before a small hand touched Oliver's and Talon's shoulder gently. “What?” They asked at the same time then turned their heads to each other.

“What are you guys doing here?” They both jumped away from the soft girly voice and grabbed each other as they screamed. Tanith laughed uncontrollably, the rooms silence interrupted by the snorting and heavy breathing by this one small girl. Both boys stared her down, unapproved, at her as they stepped away from each other.

“What the heck are you doing here? Did you follow us?” Oliver's fists clenched at his sides in annoyance.

“I could ask you the same question. And yes I did. Well not really…”

“Not really? Are you a stalker chick or something?”

Talon said, “Dude what's wrong with you? What if we were doing drugs and this was a druggie house? Or something worse like a... I don't know, what's worse than a druggies house?”

“It doesn't matter. She's being nosey. Go home Tanith.”

“Don't tell me what to do! You don't control my life and I know this isn't your place so you can't do anything!” They all began to argue with each other and the front door lightly shook before slamming shut behind Tanith who jumped and ran to hide behind Talon and Oliver. They stared at the door for a long while before the house began to shake again and the light in the kitchen flickered.

“What's happening?” Tanith whispered as they all looked around at their surroundings. The house continued to shake and all three of them were tossed into the kitchen just as the large clock, that was standing next to them, fell where they had stood. Tanith was thrown into the cupboards of the kitchen counter and she let out a scream in the air. Talon hit the table and they both slid to the counter until the table stopped. Oliver slammed into the wall next to Tanith. Pocket watch flew out of his pocket in mid air and hit the ground. Since Silvia had already unlocked it, it easily popped open and the hands of the watch began to spin uncontrollably under the glass. Sparks flew out from the ticking machinery. “Close your eyes!” Talon screamed over the rumbling of the house and the crashing of stuff upstairs.

The light above their heads exploded with a pop and glass flew everywhere. Oliver felt for the watch but it wasn't there, as he looked around he saw the sparks and the flashing lights coming from the watch. He crawled over the shattered pieces of glass, ignoring the pain, and went to grab it. Before he touched it a bolt of light hit his hand and he pulled back quickly and shook his hand. The tingling sensation ran up his arm and neck, almost burning his nerves.

Talon and Tanith crawled over to Oliver and pulled him up. “We have to get out of here!” Tanith shouted and they all half limped half ran to the door. Oliver glanced back at the watch but didn't go back, instead he twisted the knob. It wouldn't open. “Open it!” Tanith demanded.

“I can't! It won't open!” Oliver yelled back as he twisted it rapidly then let go. Talon began to kick at the door.

“Oh god we're stuck.” Tanith chest was rising and falling unevenly and her breaths came out in heavy exhales.

“We'll find a way.” Talon continued kicking the door a few more times then the watch flew into the air and a bright white light grew in front of their faces. They were all blinded and it felt like they were lifted off their feet and were floating. Oliver Talon and Tanith held their eyes tightly shut frightened they were dead. Oliver thought he was spinning from his eyes rolling, he couldn't see anything but white and then it was dark and Oliver hit the cold floor once again.

Everything hand happened so fast and his head was rocking in a circle and pounding. A ringing had started up in his ear like a bomb had gone off. He lifted his head slowly, not realizing he had closed his eyes, he opened them and looked around to see Tanith and Talon were gone. Oliver let out a groan and rubbed his aching head before sitting up.

The room looked the same but more dark and the walls looked to be chipping. A strange sent lofted towards him and he could see the little particles that were floating in the air. He blew at them and they moved. “Talon?” 

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