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Monster

By LittleMissGnomey All Rights Reserved ©

Horror / Other

A Short Story

I stared at my reflection in the mirror; my brown hair fell in curls over my shoulders and my green eyes were outlined with smoky black eyeliner making them pop. I never really liked parties but I owed a favour to Amber so here I was, dressed like one of them, like one of the pretty girls. I've never felt like I belong with those girls. Fifteen minutes later I saw the fair haired girl skip over to me.

“Karly!” she smiled, her blue eyes filled with excitement. “Are you ready?”

“Of course,” I lied. She could see the awkwardness in my eyes.

"I won't leave you.” Amber grabbed my hand and led me out the door and into the night.

This was the reason I didn't like parties. Empty bottles thrown all over the front garden and drunk teens acting way too vulgar and inappropriate. A look of disgust appeared on my face as we stepped inside. I was trying to avoid eye contact with everyone which resulted in me walking into a couple of boys stood by the lounge. His drink spilling onto my little black dress.

“I'm sorry,” I mumbled as I tried to scurry away, pulling at Amber's wrist but she wasn't budging. She was too busy ogling one of the guys. He was tall, his black hair fell over his eyes which was probably a good thing as every time I looked at them, I got a strange feeling in my stomach.

“There's no problem. Why don't I get you a drink while I replace mine?” the creeps friend smiled at me and Amber accepted on my behalf. I was already hating this. We sat on the sofa while he went to get us drinks. Amber's favourite song came on so she pulled me up to dance with her which made me feel anxious as now we were the only ones dancing. Everyone else were talking or playing stupid drinking games.

“Relax. It's just a party Karly, a party with people we already know. No one here is going to hurt you,” Amber smiled while dancing. I sighed knowing she wasn't going to give up so I joined her dancing for a while until the tall, dark haired guy walked over to us.

“What's your name?” he asked in his husky voice. Amber giggled.

"Amber,” she smiled and stopped dancing. I rolled my eyes at him.

"Nice name, do you want a drink?”

"Yeah, thanks.” Amber grinned. I had never seen her this way over a boy before, giddy and shy. The boy put his hand over Amber's shoulder and lead her to the drinks, probably feeling smug that a pretty girl like her was taking notice of him. She looked over her shoulder at me with a big smile on her face. I sat on the sofa again, waiting and feeling the betrayal take over.

I must have been sitting there for about two hours and I hadn't seen Amber or that guy. At first I thought that they had gone upstairs to do stuff, but then saw him stroll past me then run out of the front door, disappearing into the night. I searched the house for Amber, opening every door I could find. My heart was racing by now and I felt the hurt in my chest. She said she wouldn't leave me. She knew I hated parties, I told her time and time again but she never listened. It'll be good for you, make you more confident. I could hear her words in my head as clear as the first time they were spoken. When I didn't find her I went out to check if she was outside. I looked around the garden, checking in the garage and behind hedges. She was nowhere to be seen. What a great friend. I was really starting to worry. “Amber!” I called. Nothing. I tried again. Still more silence. I ran out into the street calling her name until I passed a lane where I heard a small whimper. I cautiously stepped forwards into the dark, cold lane. I could see something in the distance, it was moving slightly. Don't worry Karls, it's probably just a cat. I tried to reassure myself as much as I could. I could hear my heart in my head and my skin was covered in goosebumps. As I got closer I realised that it wasn't a cat, it was way too big to be a cat. I moved faster until I reached the object, finding out that it was Amber, sprawled out on the floor. My heart stopped for just a second as I looked down at the scene in front of me. Amber's eyes were closed, her clothes all torn and covered in blood. I knelt down beside her, placing my hand on her lifeless body. “Amber...” I croaked. Tears escaped my eyes as I looked down at my best friend laying still on the ground. I sat, crying for a while until I felt her hand move. “Amber?” I said, excitedly. She opened her eyes but they weren't the same. It was like something else had occupied her body. Her head rolled to the side to look at me. Her eyes seemed to get harder and darker from her sparkling blue eyes to black. She sat up, hissed at me then ran off into the darkness. I was left alone and afraid with a tear stained face. What could have happened to her? My best friend gone and replaced with a...monster.

That night I couldn't sleep, I was too busy wondering what had happened to Amber. I knew I shouldn't have let her go off with that boy but how was I supposed to do that without looking like a crazy person? She did say she wouldn't leave me then went and got herself turned into that thing. Why didn't I ask her to stay with me? Why didn't I stop her? She actually hissed at me? It's like she wasn't even human anymore. While I was panicking I didn't notice my window slowly sliding open. The window slammed shut causing a gust of wind to flow into the room. The ice cold air brought me back to reality. I had that strange feeling in my stomach again only this time it was accompanied with a strange smell. It smelled like death. In the corner of my room I could see two red orbs, glaring at me. Could they be eyes? I switched the light on and screamed. “Karly,” Amber stuttered. She stood up, blood dripping from her mouth. My breathing became more erratic as the girl in front of me, my best friend, cried while wiping the blood from her mouth. “Help me.”

“What happened?” I whispered. She put her hands on my shoulders and hugged me. I hugged her back tightly. “Amber, who did this to you?” She looked at me, a sinister look plastered over her face. I tried to pull back but she had an unusual amount of strength for a seventeen year old girl. She giggled then leaned forward, plunging her teeth into my neck. I felt faint at first, then a sensation as if I was on fire. Then darkness.

She had made me do everything with her; shopping, going to parties and now I'm a monster, just like her.

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