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Natalie

By ThunderOfFriendship

Thriller / Adventure

A Midnight's Scream

It was a dark night, a night in which no one could hear an owl hoot or a cricket chirp. In a far, far away forest was a tiny house, more of a room, standing alone in the middle of the dense forest.

The forest was thought to be cursed, and therefore it was left alone. Thus it was a place where no one could hear even the loudest sound that would come from within.

The fact that anyone who was foolish enough to enter the forest never came back kept the people even farther away from it, and thus no one knew what lies beyond it's dense trees.

There were people who took advantage of the forest's isolation, of course, and chose it as their own hideout.

Near the tiny room, one could hear the painful cries and screams of an unfortunate family.

If one went nearer, they would see a man being whipped, as well as a woman, and a girl, being held by two huge, muscular men.

The young girl seemed to be of only five to six years old, with black short careé cut hair with matching dark black eyes, she was wearing a silver bracelet that had a sphere and a guitar attached on parallel sides of the silver chain and a nice colorful dress in a square pattern.

The mother had long black hair that went up to her waist, her eyes were jade green, she wore a beige half-sleeved shirt and long dark blue jeans.

The father had brown hair, and dark black eyes, his clothes were ripped and there were some stains of blood, but it seemed like he wore a nice white T-shirt and black pants.

Apparently, they were going out somewhere before this gang caught them.

The gang was formed of three muscular men and the leader, a rather short person with a long nose, his form round and fat, and looked pretty rich, probably from the money and jewelry he steals.

Both the mother and daughter helplessly watched the torture of the father, for they were each held by one of the men.

Tears rolled down their red cheeks, their eyes then went wide as the leader started a fire! He ordered the third thug to tie the man's arms and legs, and so he did. The mother started to shiver in the hands of her capturer; she knew what was coming next! And as she thought, the leader ordered the ruffian to throw the man into the high blazing fire!!!

"Arroniero!!!!!" screamed the woman and continued trying to free herself with much harder effort! The girl stayed paralyzed by the scene in front of her and couldn't move at all, not that she could.

The leader watched joyfully with a wicked smile as the flames started to feed on Arroniero's flesh!

The man addressed was screaming in pain as the flames engulfed him, the iron chains kept him from escaping the ruthless fire; it wasn't long before nothing was left but a burning corpse.

"Dad ...?" the girl whispered as she finally found her voice.

"Dad!!!!" she finally screamed, trying to break free, more tears rolling down her cheeks

After the flames died down completely the leader turned to face the remaining two with a wicked smile filled with malice.

"Now it's your turn!" he said looking at the woman, his voice was so filled with malice that it made the girl shiver from the inside and the mother to freeze in terror.

He gestured for the thug who held her to push her closer to him. The thug did as he was ordered and pushed her until she was only mere centimeters away. The leader was about to start whatever he was planning when the girl started to scream…

"No! Don't touch her! Mom, don't let him do that!" she screamed threateningly.

He didn't seem to bother listening to her, reached for the woman, and threw her to the ground.

"No! Leave her alone you big, fat, ugly monster!" she yelled angrily and stomped on the thug's foot so he would let her go, and it somehow worked. She ran towards her mother and knelt beside her, forgetting all about the people who filled the room.

"Are you okay, Mom?" she asked her concerned voice matched her worried and scared expression.

The mother looked up, only to witness her daughter receiving a hard kick in the stomach, sending the girl straight to the ground.

The kick was too much for her to put up with, nonetheless she slowly stood up while moaning in pain. She didn't notice the leader coming closer to her.

The mother immediately stood up only to be yanked backwards by a pair of hands. One covered her mouth and the other pinned her arms to her sides, she tried to break free but to no avail, the man was overpowering her.

The other two came from behind the girl and pinned her to the ground, evil grins covered their faces, for they knew what was coming next.

"So you say I'm a monster kid, huh? Just wait till you see this!" with a voice as evil and filled with malice as can be, and a smile so wicked, he pulled out his weapon; a knife.

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