I sat up on my bed breathing heavily. I was sweating profusely and my throat felt dry. Wait, what? I am sitting on my bed? In my room?
I looked around my room. It was totally dark. I looked for any signs of the shadows or cats or anything unusual but found none.
I turned on the lights of my room and heaved a sigh of relief. I checked the clock. It was 2 am in the morning. So it was all a dream. It was more like a nightmare, my worst nightmare. I took the glass of water from the bedside table and drank it all. I kept the glass back on the table and closed my eyes for a few seconds trying to calm myself. I felt the cool air hitting me and I shivered. Confused I opened my eyes and saw that my window was wide open.
Huh? I don't remember opening my window. I always close the window before going to bed.
I got up and went near the window. I peered outside and saw the street lights were flickering. Four to five seconds later they all went out. It was totally dark outside now. That was strange.
" Why would street lights flicker and go out like this? " I muttered to myself. " Maybe some technical issues. " I shrugged and closed the window. But I left the curtains undrawn and went to bed. I lied down on the bed, closed my eyes, and fell asleep.
She fell asleep fully aware that it was just her nightmare but she was unaware of two pairs of golden yellow eyes staring at her through the window. Little did she know that her worst nightmare may come true in a dark sinister night.