Darker Infatuation

Darker Infatuation

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Genre: Young Adult

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Genre: Young Adult

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Litta is a 17 year old girl who is staying in a clinical mental hospital. While there, she is faced with challenges that causes her physical and emotional harm. Is someone is trying to manipulate her or is the suffering inflicted by herself?
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Summary

Litta is a 17 year old girl who is staying in a clinical mental hospital. While there, she is faced with challenges that causes her physical and emotional harm. Is someone is trying to manipulate her or is the suffering inflicted by herself?

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Submitted: July 05, 2013

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Submitted: July 05, 2013

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She stood there vacantly; the rain drizzled on her cold shivering skin. She wanted to be embraced by someone's arms; the feeling of warmth, hands caressing her hair gently. It was the innocence of a child. Softly she sang to herself

“Litta, oh dear. Your love, so sweet. Take me to your heart~”

She closed her eyes and listened. The storm crashing all around her, it all seemed so unbearably loud and then silence. But footsteps pattered closer and closer to her. She was unable to move, then the humming started. 

Someone wrapped around her now. The voice whispered in her ear, “Darling, you shouldn't’t be out at night. It's bad for your health”

She jerked forward away from their arms, but they only smirked. It was pouring rain but she could hear nothing but this person's words. She wondered why was she there, why had those thoughts found their way into her head?

“Where am I?” She gasped. 

When she managed to focus on the figure in front of her, she strained her vision on the tall man with dark hair and piercing grey eyes, he soon became hazy and her hearing became dull. The only thing left was a fading laughter…laughter with cruel intent, she fell back soaked. Trying to inch away from the man as he slowly walked toward her but as her eyes flickered he appeared right before her face

“I’ll have fun with you baby girl…”

Another voice, more clear : “Litta where are you, Litta!?” the voice was panicked.

Several voices trailed in the distance shouting her name.

Footsteps again, running toward her. “She’s here, come quickly,please!”

This was the last thing she heard before blacking out, finally.

---

Her eyes opened slightly, looking around the all to familiar room. She managed to get out of the bed she had been tucked into, only this thing tethered to the bed with handcuffs.

“Hospital clothes, how tiresome they've become” she thought.

“Litta, are you there?"  A soft voice calls as it approaches and enters her room.

It was Issac, a friend she had made when she was first admitted to the hospital. Issac had always dealt with anxiety and paranoia. She tried to reassure him she was fine although she was not able to help remembering the figure from the previous night. 

"Where did you go last night, I was scared” Issac's voice shook slightly

“You were worried Isaac?” She said

“Of course, the nurse said when she went to give you your medications you were gone and then the hospital had their alarms going off!” Issac looked concerned

“I…I don’t know what happened. But i'm fine” Litta said smiling weakly.

" I don't know if I believe you. Why did you try to escape, you could have died" Issac said more angrily. 

Litta was bad at lying, she trusted Issac but she was scared of what he was going to think. Tears began to roll down her face, her smile completely gone.

" Issac, I don't know why, a voice was calling me out. I had to leave... I can't explain it"

“Litta did you… again. Who were you hearing?”

“There was a man, I've never seen. I was scared Isaac” her voice trembled

“Was he actually real though” Issac's eyebrow twitched

“Yes he was real why would I lie to you!?” She exclaimed.

" Litta, have you been skipping your medications again..." Issac's voice trailed off

She couldn't say anything, her expression changed to dissapointment and anger. 

" Leave" She looked away through the window. Issac opened his mouth trying to say something but instead he turned around and started to walk away.

He sighed and approached the door, he said “I just want you to get better; I don’t want you to die Litta”

Still looking away she mumbled.  “I swear, he was there”

Litta sat back and looked out the window again almost in tears,

“Why, can’t I be normal. I want to go to school… to make friends, why does it have to be me. I'm not crazy." She sat there in a daze. It was raining again, she watched the rain drops race one another down the window. She thought she saw a dark figure in the distance looking at her. She whipped her head to the door when she heard a shuffle. It was only the nurse. Litta looked back through the window, the figure was gone. 

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The nurse came in and set her pills on the table, “Honey, it’s time to take your medicine and please don’t try anything again. It’s a real pain.” She looked over at the slightly overweight gruff woman thinking about how many people she’s made cry today.

“Oh you sure know it, don’t worry I wouldn’t want to be crazy or anything”

The nurse gave Litta a sharp glare as she left the room, she mumbled under her breathe

“You kids get pampered”

She swallowed back the pills, and numbness came over her body, numb, that’s how it always was nowadays.

“I need to get out of this place, I don't belong here” Litta thought as always, she wondered about the man she saw. Was he standing there in the rain or was she imagining it. 

“I wonder if i'll see him again,what did he mean by having fun with...me?” As the pills kicked in the image she remembered started to become fuzzy.

---

The next few nights seemed so dull in comparison to the days prior. She saw storm cloud rolling in, she heard thunder in the distance. Maybe the man with grey eyes would appear again, but maybe not. She wasn't sure of what she wanted, she wasn't sure of what he was going to do or what his intent was. She only knew she wanted to leave the hospital. But she was scared, she was scared of some impending doom that was lurking around the corner. Perhaps she wanted to leave to end it all but she wasn't sure, she was only sure she wanted to be normal.

The next morning came and she left her room, it was the same people doing the same things. Nurses picking up calls, patients acting against directions but Litta didn't blame them.Why would someone send them here when it was clear that this 'treatment' doesn't help anyone. She sat in the communal area watching people listening to the dull whir of the fans. Patients mumbling to themselves, occasionally screaming.

"I'm not like them. I don't belong here" She thought.

She was so upset, but she couldn't do anything about her situation. They were watching her and she couldn't run. Slumping down on a couch, she heard a loud sigh from where the nurses desks were and Litta turned to see. She saw a doctor and a nurse talking about something. She figured it was nothing and slumped back in the couch and closed her eyes. She thought about the song the figure had sung before she faded out. She opened her eyes and saw Issac across the room, they did not lock eyes, they did not exchange any words. Litta felt alone, everywhere. In the world out there no one really cared about her. Before she came she lived with her aunt who emitted her to the hospital. She said something along the lines of how she could not stand her anymore, something Litta was used to. Litta stood and walked to her room, she sat on her bed pulled out a book and settled in. But then a doctor came in, Litta sat up and looked and him. He looked a bit sad but his face mostly straight, this scared her.

" Do you need something?" Litta said confused

“Litta I’m really sorry but your mother has passed away, she was killed in a car accident."There was silence for a moment, but she got up stood by the windows placing her hand on one and without turning said.

“That’s a relief, a coward like her. She’d do nothing but indulge herself in drugs and alcohol; I have no need for a woman like that in my life" Litta gave a weak smile and averted her eyes. 

"Not like she was in my life anyway" Litta thought.

The doctor was a bit taken aback by these words as he turnt to leave he said “Well, once again I’m sorry for your loss.”

“Well, look at it like this. What do I have to lose now; I’m only the crazy girl that everyone abandoned when shit got tough.”

The doctor secured his clipboard looked up at her, but now an expressionless face showed no pity.

“Yes, well that’s why you’re in here Litta” 

“Maybe” she sat and her bed and picked up her book, the doctor left the room. A tear rolled down her face, she didn't know why she was sad when her mother did nothing for her. 

----

 

In this hospital almost everyone is allowed outside within the gates of the hospital, they say they give them freedom but you can see the cameras placed around the court yard. It’s hardly ever sunny here. Which means when it is everyone is out. Litta included. Sitting in one place all the time made her stir crazy. A little change in scenery helped even though it was still hell. Litta sat down on a bench, looking out at the pathetic thing they called a garden.

Isaac saw her across the courtyard and came over to her; she was mumbling.

Litta thought “It seems like I’ve always been here; I wish I could’ve seen other places but my parents…”

“Are you okay Litta?” Issac hesistated but looked her in the eyes.

“Sunshine and smiles, like always.” Issac gave her a pouted face and she half smiled back.

“Isaac don’t you ever want to just leave here and do things, like regular things like seeing movies or going dancing?”

“Listen, You’re seventeen, if you weren’t here then sure you could do that. But after trying to run away a week ago you really think they would let you out for something like that?”

“I would sure try, I want to go out and meet people, you know? Do things.”

“You mean that man, don’t you? He’s not real you know it too, stop hurting yourself over it”

“He was there Isaac! I thought you of all people would understand”

“I’m sorry, I'm trying to understand you Litta. Listen... I know it’s hard for you and I heard your mother died. I… I didn’t know her but if she was anything like you than I’m sure she was wonderf-”

She zoned out as soon as he mentioned her mother, not hearing what he had to say and yet her ears picked up humming in the distance

" Shhhh" She interrupted. " Do you hear it?"

“hear what?”

“His humming, that man, he’s here! Issac do you hear it?”

“Litta you never listen to me. Are you sure you don’t have ADHD too! God you’re so  hard to get tosometimes”

Isaac storms off and Litta gazes into the direction she heard the humming coming from, its changing directions now behind the building. She unconsciously follows it to a back building which no one ever used anymore, crossing through the construction tape. Her face of excitement faded away as quickly as it came, seeing as it was only a old man, not the man she saw in the rain. She walked back to the place where there were no cameras and sat on the metal bench that was beginning to rust. She was disapointed in herself for thinking that he was real, for abondoning Issac so quickly. She thought to herself:

“I remember this place; I remember when I first came here. I was suicidal, too bad it didn’t work. I've gone to so many sessions and they say i've only gotten worse. But who cares though, no shitty parents of mine, who pawned me off to each other every other weekend? Who eventually gave me away to my aunt as a child because they weren't 'cut out' to be parents. My mom’s dead now, a drunken mess but no surprise there. She drank enough for four people every fucking day but I’d rather take that then being with my father. He was fine when he was working but he came back and he hit me and my little sister whenever he had a bad day, I would always try to block her from him but once I was passed out he could have at her. She was so young, she couldn't handle as much and she never woke up. I hate my parents, I miss Grace, I want to be with her so much. At least he was in jail...” Her eyes watered.

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“What-cha getting so upset about sweetheart” a man's voice calmly said from behind her

Suprised, she turned her body quickly and fell to the ground off of the bench, she was at a loss for words. It was him, the man. She quickly realized and composed herself not at face level but looking up at him, now she had seen him in the light he was surprisingly handsome. His eyes a brilliant silver his mouth upturned into a smirk" Her heart was beating quickly.

“You’re … ah that guy." She stuttered. 

“Litta, my name is Alden” he maintained his grin. 

“Alden? Who are you.. how did you know my name and how did you get in here, theres gates surrounding the place.” 

“How did you get out Darling?” He laughed.

Litta's eyebrows wrinkled trying to remember. It was foggy. “I-I don’t know, tell me who are you!”

“I already said dear, but, it's nice to meet you in the daylight finally” He brought his face closer to hers.

“What do you plan on doing to me, there are people around.”

“Where are the people Litta?” Alden moved his arms up and motioned to the empty courtyard

Litta looked around back to the courtyard and everyone was gone, not a human sound except those two standing by the rusted old bench. Before she looked back at him, Alden grabbed her hands and pushed her against the wall. She could feel his breath against her neck, she couldn't fight back. 

“Look at the position you’ve put yourself in now Litta” He whispered in her ear, something familiar. 

“You’re no fun if you make it easy, why didn’t you run. Why don't you fight” His eyes pierced her

“Why would I, I had to check to see if you were real” She smiled slightly. " Now I know"

Litta kneed him in the stomach and he fell, she rushed to the nearest entrance to the hospital, it was locked. Alden was there again, not angry but instead perplexed. His smile was gone  

“I’d like to play with you, so why don’t you be a nice little girl.” His words trailed, she has goosebumps.

“I would never give myself up for a stupid man like you; I was interested by you, but you made yourself so vulnerable by exposing your inentions too soon. What a pity too because look where we are, an area with cameras wow too bad ” Litta's eyes narrowed and she walked backwards further into the courtyard.

Alden jerked his head down to avoid been seen but Litta had seen this as a chance to run. She took off not even looking back then a pang of high pitched crippling noise was sent through her ears. Her knees buckled then to fetal position and covered her ears. She moved her head up opened her eyes enough to see that he was gone, but Litta still lay helpless on the ground.She did not know how much time passed but It was dusk and through the noise she heard running towards her. A nurse had seen her sprawled out on the ground in pain and quickly rushed over, she could walk but her head was in a daze and her thoughts more crazed than usual. She looked around looking for Alden, he was nowhere to be found. Was it real?

---

She was still in shock from what happened yesterday, she refused any meals and she sat in bed fetal position. She wasn't scared but she was confused. Isaac knocked at the door, to check on her. He peeked in because no one was answering. She lay there asleep, it reminded him of a little lamb; he stood next to her and placed his hand on her head. Litta shifted and Isaac leaned in to kiss her. Just as he was about to a voice came in from the barred window outside her room.

“She’s mine. Don’t you dare touch her.” A firm voice

Isaac whipped his head to the open window only to hear a gentle breeze passing through. There was no one there, Isaac thought he must be going crazy. He leaned back in close to Litta

“You heard me kid, don’t try anything again or I’ll kill you.” the voice more angry this time.

This time coming from the closet in the room, he walked over to open it as something fell out. He jumped back and looked around the areas to which he found a statuesque broomstick laying on the floor. Confused and scared Isaac quickly leaves the room quickly glancing at Litta still sleeping soundly. He wondered if he should have alerted a nurse but figured they would dismiss him. Shortly after he left, Alden appeared next to her. He bent down next to her and kisses her gently on the forehead.

“Until the next time you wake,dear” he whispered. Her eyelids flicker open seeing him for a moment she gasps softly, then he was gone. She fell back to sleep

------

She awoke the next day almost blissfully unaware that she had been “attacked” by that man the day before. She was unusual today, happy almost. She went to Isaac’s room, which is rare, and sat next to him while he watched the monotonous T.V show he shifted his attention to her because of what happened yesterday.

“So… Litta what brings you here?”. He tried to ask casually 

“I don’t really know, I feel alright today. I’m being honest, really!”

“I’m glad” he tried to smile.

“Litta, Please don’t get mad at me for this, but I have to tell you something.” He hesistated.

She rotates herself to be positioned in front of Isaac; he briefs himself for a moment and sighs loudly.

“I saw him, yesterday” he blurted out.

“Saw who?” Litta asks

“The guy who hums, the one you met when you tried to escape last week Litta!” he exclaimed

“Oh, where did you see him?" Litta was skeptical

“Uh… out in the court yard” Isaac hesistated again.

“Really?” Litta looked uninterested

“Yes! I believe you Litta, please try to stay safe” He said quickly.

Litta gets up, no longer amused.

“Your a really bad liar Issac. Alden would not have went in front of the cameras; I’m disappointed. He's dangerous and no longer my interest so please don't try to interfere anymore"

" Litta--" Isaac says before she cuts him off

" I get your trying to understand me but lying won't help" 

She leaves the room and Isaac hears a faint mocking laughter in the distance. Not being able to distinguish where it was coming from

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Litta makes her way to her room and just as she gets in, she is informed she has a visitor, a bit confused, she awkwardly nods and is told to meet the man in the front

“Who..." She thought, she briefly thought it could be Alden but shook that thought immediately. 

The ominous looking man with a patchy beard was no one other than her father, he wore a false smile until the nurse left and he quickly pulled her along to the corner where no one could hear him. She was almost trembling with fear,muttering out words of disdain with turn in questions about his appearance.

“Why—why are you here… How..?” she stuttered

" Good behavior, i'm on parole." He pursed his lips. He took a deep breath in.

“You aren’t glad to see your father, what a terrible child you are. I obviously came to discuss with you about your mother’s death” he sounded cold

“Not like it even matters anymore” Litta muttered.

“Excuse me? Who do you expect is going to be held responsible for your actions. Stop acting like you are so high and mighty”. He had been drinking, she could smell it in his breath. She stood speechless and as the silence accumulated her father got even more upset and began to grab at Litta’s arm. She pulled away

“Listen you little bitch, since your mother and I got divorced you’ve been a selfish little girl. You and your god damn sister were nothing but trouble for me" his voice growing angrier.

“Shut the fuck up!” Litta yelled as she jerked away from her father’s grasp. The nurse was out on a round, there was no one to help her.

“You mad, at me or something” Her father grimaced

“I spent my time in prison for getting rid of that noisy brat, that’s how you thank me. You were always such a bad child, but why am I surprised. You took after that whore of a mother of yours.”

“Of course I’m mad, you killed my sister. Not to mention the living hell you put Grace and I through! You were a horrible father and I was glad to get away from you!” She spewed back.

Litta was taken aback by how abruptly she said those last few words and saw the obvious anger on her father’s face,  closing her eyes and covering her head she to tried to protect herself from the blow that she knew was coming. As she closed her eyes she saw  open hand coming to slap her and she held her breath in the thought of the pain that was going to come next. But nothing happened

Huh, what you’re not going to hit me!?” Litta said eyes still closed

But still no response,  opening her eyes she saw Alden covering her fathers mouth and holding him to the ground; it was apparent now that he was struggling to breathe and began to fade out. Litta stood staring at Alden holding down the man who made her life a nightmare, what was she going to do?

“Alden” Litta managed to get the words out but not enough for him to hear her. She wanted her father dead. Or was she in too much of a shock to do anything. Her father passed out and now Alden was standing over him, there was no one around but them.

“T-Thank you, but I think that’s enough”  she stuttered

“He’ll come after you Litta!” His eyebrows crinkled with fear in his voice.

“I know, but after all that’s what’s meant to happen right” she gave him a worried smile and looked down simultaneously.He pulled out a pocket knife, flipped it open and placed it next to her father's neck.

“Alden!” she shouts, wondering  frantically where the staff were. His eyes focused on the bare of her father’s neck and pulled the knife close to the skin. Litta closed her eyes now.

She heard a struggle now.

“That’s enough, stop, don’t kill him!” Isaac shouts, he was smaller then Alden but surprisingly able to veer the knife away from Litta’s fathers neck but in return he had a large slash across his hands and torso Issac falls to the ground, Alden was obviously upset now at Isaac. Alden picked up his knife again and started walking towards Isaac. He crouches down 

“What did I say shrimp, don’t try to get involved with my Litta. I ought to kill you now.” he whispers.

Litta was shaken but she runs over between them places her hands on the blade, Alden sees this and moves to avoid cutting her. Inevitably he did and Litta winces in pain and pulls her hand away. She trips back and starts to fall, Alden’s look of rage subsided into regret he stutters to apologize to Litta. He drops the knife and held her in his arms to keep her from falling back to where her father was

“This is your fault! I told you not to stop me, and now…” Alden’s brow is furrowed.

Isaac gripping his torso manages to stand and slowly walk over to Litta and Alden

“No this is all you!" Litta cries

Alden pushes Litta into Isaac’s arms. He grabs his knife and runs off, the pain of carrying Litta became too much and Isaac collapses with Litta still conscious. Litta kneels beside Isaac and hold him in her arms until finally the high pitched noise begins again, she blurs in and out. People are running toward them.

“I’m sorry Isaac” As she brushes away his hair with her non-bloodied hand.

The police came the next day, They could not find the weapon that caused all of this chaos. They were all rushed to the medical hospital.

---

Isaac wakes in the room, looks around, and tries to move but a surge of pain comes across his abdomen. Litta is sitting by him, asleep in the chair next to him. He smiles and stares at Litta for a brief moment. Seconds later a doctor comes in and begins to speak with him.

“She’s been there all night” The doctor says

“What happened to her father?” the doctor inquired

“He was admitted to the E.R do you know what happened last night Isaac?”

“I’m sorry. I just... ahh” Issac stuttered. 

Isaac stopped to think about Alden.

“I blacked out and didn’t see what happened.” He said quickly

“I see, okay well if you remember please let me know." The doctor clears his throat 

“Your condition is stable and we wrapped up Litta’s hand. How are you feeling?" 

" It hurts" Isaac shrugs.

“ Try to survive, but call in for assistance if anything happens” 

“I’ll try to" Isaac looks away

The doctor leaves the room allowing Isaac to gaze back at Litta, she shifts in her chair and flickers her eyes opens with a half smile on her face.

“You’re awake, that’s good.”  Litta says looking relieved.

“What happened last night Litta?” Isaac's eyes shifted.

“This is what happens when you’re not normal, we should know, I mean after all look at where we are.” She smiles slightly, still looking worried.

“I guess that true, but what do we do about Alden. Does anyone know?

“Only us.." She sighed. “I don’t know who he is, or why he protected me but I know that he's real!" Litta exclaimed.

“Do you really think I care about that now?” Isaac protested " I obviously believed you! But he's dangerous Litta"

“No but you heard him say that he essentially claimed you as his property. He called you my Litta,  who the fuck does this guy think he is” Isaac said angrily 

“Maybe that’s a good thing” Litta trailed off.

“How in God’s name, is that a good thing? Jesus Litta you never put your own safety first. I saw you run up to him and put your hand on the knife, you knew you'd be cut!” Issac yelled

“I had to stop him from killing you Isaac, I don’t want you to die either stupid!” Tears welled up in her eyes, her voice shaking. Her eyes shifted away, her voice more quiet.

“Besides I’ve never been important to anyone, so Alden was just taking what was up for grabs… isn’t that right”

“Litta, you think no one cares. Why do you think I was there, because I cared about your dad? No Litta… I was afraid that he was going to go after you when he was done, he’s a bad guy Litta.”

“I might have thought that too, but why was he protecting me then”

“He wants to play with you Litta! That’s all it was. It's a game for him”

“Playing with the broken doll, what fun is that. Tell me Isaac, who has the right mind to do that!” Litta exclaimed.

Isaac looks away into his window

“You can fix broken things” His voice softer

“I don’t want to be fixed." Litta gets up and leaves his room, she avoids Isaac the rest of the day.

During that night she walked around the hospital, which was always understaffed especially during the nightime.She went upstairs to the roof door which was suppose to be locked but was not today. She figured someone must have forgotten today. Not the first time she thought. She managed to sneak out to the roof, where the staff would smoke during breaks. She needed to get some air, Litta became nauseous from the guilt welling into her stomach. She looked out at the stars, the night was clear the moon was full, there was a breeze which felt nice on her skin. 

“Alden, Alden, please come out. I am what my father said I was. I can't do this anymore.”  She said aloud.

she took in a deep breath and listened to the gust of wind that rustled through the trees. She thought of her sister. 

“Grace, oh dear. Your love is so sweet, take me to your heart~” When she was younger she used to sing this to her sister before she went to bed, and her sister hummed it back to her.

"What heart" she sighed, Litta thought by now it was just a lump of stone that sits heavily inside her chest. Who needs a girl like that? Litta walks over to the edge and leans her body over the rail

She wondered how falling would feel. Ripping through the wind as her body came closer and closer to the ground, to only feel the rush of it… 

“I should break this stone, throw it on the ground and smash it to pieces. If I fell now...”

Jumping over the rail onto the ledge, she closes her eyes and stands there holding on to the railing. Almost hoping the wind would knock her over. The stone in her chest ba-pa…ba-pa…ba- pa, it goes silent. Noise, there’s high pitched ringing now, loud like that time when she was with Alden, was this him? Litta tries to turn but as she turns to jump over the bar someone pushes her chest, unable to grasp the bar. She’s falling; she opens her eyes and sees a hooded figure watching and the glint of their smile.

“Who...!” Litta’s thoughts raced

She was going to die, this is what she hoped for but it was not comfort or fulfillment she felt. It was fear and panic. She thought about Alden: " He'll save me." 

Litta closed her eyes, she feels cold.

“You’re all right Litta” the voice whispers

“I’ll be okay ---" she thought.

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She was being carried safely in someone’s arms now, who was there? It feels like she was floating mid air. The place is dark, someone is here with her.

“Darling, please don’t slip away from me now”  The voice fades in and out.

She thought about her life." Once when I was little, there was a very bad storm. Everyone ran away from the place but I stood and watched the darkness rise over the sky and engulf the whole world.But now, again, I’m in the dark, running out to the light. But the light will take me,away to where Grace is. My breathing is shallow and I feel cold, am I suppose to go"? The high pitched sound again, this time it doesn't hurt her. The room is changing color.

“Litta, Litta! Stay with me, I can’t lose you again. Please, Please!” A voice screams out.

“Maybe I can’t go, I need to find my place here, and it’s not time, not time…”

Her body numb, her vision distorted

“I’m here” she says softly

The person from before speaks,  "Litta you can’t abandon me, I love you." The voice calls. Love, what is there to love? Her breathe draws faint, it’s raining again. Was this the fun? Her life is a game. 

“Alden, Isaac, stay with me…” she whispers

She recognized the scent of the Hospital , I can’t move. It hurts, but I’m alive.

“Litta, wake up please. Litta” The rest of the words jumbled. She could hear breathing, the rain and thunder. Her world collapsing inward

 “Can I reach them?” She thought

She could hear footsteps now. They are speaking

“Is she going to make it doctor---?”

“She’s in a coma, as long as we keep the tubes on." He replies

“ A coma.. but I'm right here?” She reaches out, the noise gets louder, the colors change.

“Unplug them… There’s no hope, doctor please” A voice pleading.

“I’m here, I’m here!” Litta shouts, the room is red.

No response. Everyone is gone, “what will they say about me”

“Attempted suicide; fell into a coma” but she knew that was a lie.

She heard humming. 

“I’m here, Litta. Don’t worry I’m with you”

“Can you hear me Alden!?”

“I’ve always heard you, you made me, Litta. I love you. I care”

“Made you?” she was confused

“You made me; I’m your fear, your regret, your destructive power. But most of all I'm your hatred”

Alden was alive to Litta, but how to Isaac. Isaac had been there, why? He was suppose to be her Gaurdian angel. Wrong, he was a devil. Alden was standing there clearly now. He was never in the outside world. 

" Litta, he loved you. He lied for you. He created me, like you did. His version of me hurt you, he believed in me as much as you did."

“He isn't dangerous!” she shouted

Once she told him about Alden Isaac subconsciously created this figure that was out to get you. He was trying to save you from himself

“He hurt your father, he had the knife. Unknowingly, of course”

“What about the ringing then..?"

“Your subconscious, it was saying run away. Quickly”

Her body trembled, an alarm that was telling her there was danger, danger. But the crippling fear of losing them,caused her shut down. She was in disbelief that Isaac was capable of doing so?

“Who pushed me Alden?”

“Remember when your father was taken away by the other hospital? He got better, he came back. It should be on the tapes. But no one will ever know”

“He tried to kill me… What about you Alden? Why would you attack me?”

“You attacked yourself Litta, you hurt yourself to deal with the pain. You made things up to fill in the blanks.” She finally understood. Alden and Grace standing beside her holding her hands

“Pull the tubes.” Her father’s voice

Isaac was in the background, his screams were muffled. “No… no she can’t leave, she won’t die, please!”

“ENOUGH BOY, SHE’S GONE”  her father yelled!

There was soft buzz, then pain and finally silence.

“I've lost myself”. she wept. 

I surrender.

“Litta, oh dear. Your love, so sweet. Take me to your heart~” 

It was all created by Litta, all which would lead to her end. They were all warning sign that she never saw coming.


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