There's no time

It had been 3 years since Jacob Stone had been reported missing. It came as a shock to those who knew him best, as he was quite happy for the average 13 year old. I'm Daisy Thomas and I'm gonna tell you what actually happened to the him.

Daisy, Daniel and Christopher are mourning at their friend's funeral. But then a sinister figure emerges from the shadows of their small town. After many strange events, Daisy and her friends are soon swept up into a mystery that no one could even begin to imagine. It's not long before they realise that the clock is ticking, and for something's, there's no time...




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5. Part 1 - Chapter 5

As we stood to go outside I grabbed Daniel's arm. Lately I'd been having these 'episodes' as the doctor had been calling them. They took hold when I'd been sitting down then standing up every now and then. My eyes would black out and I'd get dizzy, usually collapsing. When my vision came back I would get these bands of head splitting pressure around my head. It was causing me immense pain. Daniel looked down at me, concerned. "Again?" He asked. I nodded clutching my head. Most people had made their way outside by now. Daniel and I follow the crowd into the graveyard.

A hole had been dug for Jacob's coffin. The stone at the head of his grave was clean and new compared to the others with an inscribed message that Jacob had once told me he wanted on his grave. 

                   

                   Jacob Stone

                    2002-2018

                          💡

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one would remember to turn on the light...

                          

It felt weird that Jacob had actually technically died in 2018 but also 2016. It was confusing. He was a big Harry Potter fan, hence the Dumbeldore quote. It was also a very Jacob sentiment. He'd often say these things he'd seen or read somewhere and would ask me what it meant on our walks to school. I'd explain it and he would say it over and over to everyone. There was a new one almost every other day. This one being the latest.

Unexpectedly, not many people wept as Jacob's coffin was lowered to the ground. They smiled sadly as they remember him and laid flowers on the upturned earth. My two friends and I put down an assortment of daisies. Christopher and Daniel said they were his favourite and that they would remind him of me. When I raised my eyebrows, they said he'd told them so. It was no longer a secret that he had liked me. 

I looked around, searching for the woman, she wasn't in the small gathering around Jacob's grave, or any other part of the yard or church. Then I spotted her. She was outside the gate, walking quickly past the high steel railings that ran around the grounds. They were topped with spear heads and had lichen growing all over them.

"I'll be back in a minute" I told them as I ran after her. Who was she, where had she come from, how did she know Jacob? I didn't intend to speak to her, yet. I just wanted to see where she lived. 

                             *

After I'd followed her over what had seemed like half the village, she came to a stop outside of the old stables at the Manor House. The twin stables had thatch roofs with dead creeping ivy and broken grimy windows that gave it a rather forbidden look. It had been abandoned for years now. I couldn't remember the last time I'd seen someone go in or out and here this mysterious woman was unbolting one of the ancient stable doors. 

I stood watching her from behind a tree, open mouthed. As she opened it, I could see a slither of the room behind the door. It was enormous and glowing with coloured light. She went in and slammed the door behind her. The sound echoed through the night. I'd only just realised that the sun was starting to set; I turned to walk back to the church. Daniel and Christopher would be starting to worry soon. Suddenly my knees buckled and my eyes went dark again. This time it was a proper blackout. 

                              *

I woke up later lying  on my back, I was surrounded by the darkness. I gazed up at the stars for a second. The night was calming, the pavement was cool and I felt peaceful. I didn't have to go back to my god mothers did I? The silence was broken by the sound of running footsteps. I blinked slowly looking up at my boyfriend's worried face.

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