I'm alone

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another story based off of a prompt I found on the internet.

Submitted: June 27, 2016

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Submitted: June 27, 2016

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The Vessel: Write about a ship or other vehicle that can take you somewhere different from where you are now.

 

I wake up, another worthless day. The same routine, day in and day out. I take a shower, eat breakfast, work on school, then sit around all day feeling alone. I say I have friends, but I always feel like I’m annoying them. So I avoid texting them, and instead sit in my house alone with my thoughts. Waiting. For what? I don’t know, but waiting none the less.

Today I continue this trend. The day goes by, nothing interesting happens. The darkness of night falls, and I hide in my room and wrap myself up in music. Music is usually my only company. Tonight for some reason I can’t sleep. I just lay in bed. After hours lights flash through my windows. I hear the sound of a car stopping, doors opening and closing. Then the voices of people. The sound of footsteps get closer to my window. There’s a knock… on my window? I don’t do anything but lay there with my headphones off. Suddenly my Window opens, and a person's silhouette enters my room.

“What.. what are you doing?” I ask, turning on my bedroom light. The light reveals a woman, she is dressed in a suit, her hair short and brown. Her eyes green, She spoke softly.

“We have come here to take you away.”

“We?” I ask even more confused. On cue a Gentleman also enters my room through the opened window. He too is wearing a suit, has short black hair and his eyes are blue. His voice is a little more gruff.

“Yes, we.” he replies.

“Where are you taking me?” I ask.

“Away.” They say simultaneously.

“And If I refuse to come with-” everything goes black.

***

I regain my consciousness. I’m sitting in the back of a car. The seats are velvet red, the interior is black. The Gentleman and woman who had entered my room are now sitting on either side of me.

“What’s happening?” I ask, scared.

“As we told you,” the woman began.

“We are taking you away.” The man finished. I try to move, but there’s more than just the seatbelt holding me down. So I sit patiently, wherever they are taking me, I’ll find out soon enough.

I look out side. It’s pitch black. All I can see are the stars in the sky. After A while I get bored and fall asleep.

***

I wake up as the car is pulling into a stop, The woman and man get out of the car, the man undoes all of the things holding me in place and helps me out of the car. The night is beginning to leave as the sun chase it away with it’s light. The strange pair of people are now escorting me to a mansion.

We walk up a small set of stairs, then the man steps ahead and holds the doors open for the woman and I. We enter large room with statues standing guard on either wall. Most of the floor is marble, but there’s a red carpet that leads to a flight of stairs. On which there is a man in a purple robe, covering him. He is a taller man, with ;large shoulders add meaty arms. His head has no hair, his eyes are brown.  

“Welcome,” he begins, “too my… not so humble abode.”

“What do you want with me?” I ask. The man stares at me a moment, he looks like he is considering how he should answer the question. A moment passes, he walks down the stairs and walks up in front of me, I have to look up to make eye contact. He makes a shooing gesture with his hand to the people behind me.

“We’ll be fine,” he says assuringly” I have it under control.” The two look at each other, bow towards the man, and leave rather hastily. “ Follow me.” I follow as he heads back up the stairs. We walk through a large hallway the wall covered with paintings of people. Eventually we come across to large doors, one of which he opens and holds, motioning for me to come in. I enter the room, which is library, and an extensive one at that. There has to be thousands of books. The line up cover to cover on shelves that go all the way up to the ceiling which has to be fifty foot above my head.

In the center of the room there are two chairs, the man motions for me to sit, while he wanders the room looking for something. “Do you like to read?” The man asks

“I used too, all the time, but I haven’t read much within the past few years.” I answer. The man pulls a book of off the shelf and walks over to his seat.

“Pity,” he says as he sits down, “It’s such a good way to pass the time. I love being… transported to other worlds. Especially when this one’s so… dull.” He put quite a bit of emphasis on the word dull, which felt strange to me. ”Ah, yes, all the wonderful places a book can take you. Quite a wonder actually. How a few simple words can reach into to the depths of the human imagination a bring about something glorious.”

“What do you want?” I ask

“We’ve been watching you.” I shudder at the thought of this statement. “You feel quite alone. You don’t feel like you belong here. Well, we can change that for you.”

“What do you mean?”

“There are few things in this world stronger than a word, there is nothing else quite like it. Actions aren't always remembered, but words can be. One of the few things that are stronger than a word is desire. You desire to no longer feel isolated.”

“And you can change that?”

“Easily.”

“How?” The gentleman hands me a book.

“Open it.” I do, there's a strange sensation that flows through my body. The world is going around in circles while disappearing like water being sucked through a drain. I’m surrounded by darkness. There is no sound, and I see nothing, until words appear in front of me.

They say, You no longer have to feel alone, because now you are truly alone.


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