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Submitted: February 07, 2018

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Submitted: February 07, 2018



Kristina is an average teenage girl, she did all sorts of things. Living in the small town of Salida, Colorado; She went out with friends, walked her dog, had her own time where she did her own things. When she was out with friends or her dog, she was by herself. She would sometimes just sit down and read or go outside and be her adventurous self. She liked sports, hiking, jogging, and running. Her favorite was hiking, she would hike the same route every day after school making sure she got her daily exercise.

This specific day happened to be different than any other. She wasn't focused during her classes. She didn't eat, she wasn't feeling all that great. She happened to be very quiet as well, today just was not her day. Her friends tried to talk to her and find out what was wrong. She isn't budging, she didn't even go on her daily hike. Once she got home her parents were worried,

“Kris, baby what is the matter? You haven’t eaten much less even talked today. Talk to us honey.” her mom said in the hope her child would talk to her.

“Mom, I’m fine really. I just don't feel like myself today. I'm not sad, or mad, I’m just... confused.” she responded knowing that won't keep her parents from talking her ears off trying to figure out what was wrong.

After a bit of conversation, they convinced her to go on her hike, in hopes it will cheer her up. She left the house utterly confused, ‘hopefully, this will clear my mind up and explain what is with me today,’ she thought. So she began her hike, starting where she always starts. Plugged in her earbuds, started her music, and began. This went on for about 15 minutes until she thought she saw someone.

Stopping and pulling her buds out she called out “Hello….?” There was no response, so she kept on going. ‘Must have been my imagination’ she thought to herself as she put the buds back into her ears and continued on. Another 15 minutes went by and she thought she saw the same shadow figure walk by again. This time she shoved her bud into her pocket and called out once again.

“Hello!?” Frustrated she looked around for the thing following her but isn't answering her. She thought to herself, ‘Hmmm, maybe if I put my buds in and pretend to listen to my music, maybe, just maybe it will come out.’ So she did just that. She went on just a little slower than before and yet again she saw it again and heard a branch crack. Now knowing this was not her imagination. She ran a little faster than she was in hope to get farther away from this thing following her.

She snuck a text to her mom telling her what was up and how far she was from home. She then shut her screen off in the hope she can get home soon. The pace of footsteps that had not been hers had become quicker, which it made her heartbeat pump faster. She had tried her best to stay as calm as humanly possible in hopes the figure would not hurt her.

She turned around, and the shadow was no longer there. With a sigh of relief she turned around, and there he was. He towered over her 5’3” height. His dark eyes were staring into her deep blue eyes with curiosity and passion. She just stood looking up in fear, not knowing what was going to happen to her. She suddenly turned around and started running.

“You can't run from me Kristina, I will always find you!” He barked as he followed her at a quickened pace.

‘I'm never going to get out of this she thought, I need to get out of this as soon as possible.’

She ran off her path as fast as her tiny legs would carry her, knowing if she didn't get away, she wouldn't know what her future held. Soon after she got away, still running, she tripped over a branch. As she fell she felt her weight, but not on the ground, but in someone’s grasp. She turned around looking straight at him. She tried to get away, even hit him a few times, but he was determined not to let go.

“You don't need to be afraid, I’m not going to hurt you” he mentioned as he tried to calm Kristina down.

He picked her up and smiled. “You’re not that heavy, you’re like a feather, so light,” he said trying to make small talk.

“I love you, Kristina, always have. You will soon love me too.” his words echoed in her head over and over. ‘How am I going to get out of this now. ‘

He leaned in, waiting for her to react, as she knew what he was leaning in for, she tried to jump out of his arms.

“Let me go!” she screamed with every ounce of energy she had, it still wasn't enough because he didn't listen.

Ignoring her pleas to be released, he continued to try to kiss this innocent girl in front of him. She hit him, kicked, and everything that she could do in her position to try to get away but he isn't budging. Finally she stopped fighting knowing it was a waste of her energy and would get out sooner or later. And after she quit, he kissed her, and to her alarm she found herself kissing him back. And she felt...happy.

“Ahhhhhh!” screamed Kristina, “what the?…,” she questioned herself, she had just woken up. ‘That was a dream….he isn't real…’she thought to herself. She got up all sweaty, and walked into the bathroom to forget all that her mind had just done to her. Letting that man lift from her mind, ‘goodbye..’she had said to that memory of a dream...of him. ?

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