The Creature of the Dark - ON HOLD

By Mya All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery / Thriller

Blurb

"You'll be my Queen for all of eternity." "What if I don't want to be yours?" I say, struggling to get free from the restraints. "You don't have a choice in the matter, my sweet Melody. You can't hide from me, can't run from me. So answer me this, where will you go?" A young teenage girl who gets peer-pressured into a fortune teller and let's just say it goes terribly wrong.

Prologue

He’s coming,

Coming to get you

He will love you with all his heart

He just won’t let you leave him

Because you’re his...

For all eternity!!!

The Teller’s words echoed in my head, as I ran out of her house and bolted home.

He’s coming, child

He’s coming to take you away

Calm down Mel, just breathe. Everything is fine. It’s probably just a prank...Yeah, Kate probably called her to give me some crazy fortune.

He will respect you

He will love you

No, no. Shaking my head while dodging trees. I’m not listening! It’s not true! Just a joke.

Slamming the door when I got home, everyone was looking at me with mixed feelings of confusion, shocked, and fear.

“Melody, where have you been?!” Mom yelled, worry and anger in her voice.

He’ll never let you go, dear.

“Honey?” Mom asked, walking towards me. “DeDe, you okay?”

“Huh? Oh yeah, hey mom.” I say, running my fingers through my hair. “Sorry for coming home late.”

“DeDe you look so pale.” Mom brings us over the dinner table in the living room.

“I’m fine, mom.” I say, sitting down next to Sarah. “Kate and I went to see a movie then we took the subway home and we almost got mugged.”

“Oh my goodness! What about Kate’s truck? Why didn’t you guys take that to the movies?” Mom asked, bringing a plate of food.

“Uh...”

Because you are his...

“Uh... It’s in the shop. There’s something wrong with her engine.”

“See! I told you that thing wouldn’t lost a week!” Mike excitedly, gets up from his seat, and puts his hand out to Dad. “You owe me 20 bucks, old man.”

“Michael! That’s rude of you for betting on that poor girl’s vehicle.” Mom shaking her in shock as to why her loving son would do that.

Dad sighs, pulling out a 20 and hands it Mike. “Snuggle-bug, what have we always say to bring with you when you go out?”

“My pepper-spray, phone charger, and keys.” I reply, picking at my food.

“Let me guess you’d had everything, but the pepper-spray which is on your desk.” Dad said, folding his arms.

“Yeah.” Looking down at my food, stilling picking at it.

“Just remember to have everything with you when you go out.” Mom said, slipping her sweet tea. “And you’re grounded for week.”

“Ha!” Mike laughs, adding some food to his plate. “Plus Kate’s truck is a piece of junk.”

“Michael!” Mom scold him, while Dad smacks him upside his head.

“What? It’s true.” Mike says, trying to defend himself.

Thursday night is always meatloaf night. I thought as I debate whether I eat it or not.

“Hey Mel, I know meatloaf isn’t your cup of tea, but please eat.” Sarah whispered, making sure mom and dad don’t hear. “You know we worry about you when you don’t eat. Do you really want what happen last year to happen again?”

For all eternity!!!

Sighing, I silently ate while everyone continued on their mundane conversations. After dinner, I went to room; too tired to take my shower, I fell into my soft bed and into a deep sleep.

It was the middle of the night, when I heard what sounded like soft creaks coming from the hallway. My eyes quickly located to the door and my hands quickly pulled up my plush blanket.

No, no! It can’t be, the fortune was a lie! He’s not coming, he’s not coming! Just don’t look at the clock.

After much mental debate, my eyes gave in and zeroed in on the soft glowing number from my nightstand. 12:00 am

Wait, you idiot! Teller didn’t say when he’s coming. Gosh, breathe Mel.

Conflicted with rage in my head as I took a few deep breaths and slowly got up from my bed, I grabbed my bat and walked towards the door and silently listened for more footsteps.

Don’t try to get yourself killed, Mel.

I took another deep breath, put on a brave face, and opened the door. I slowly walked down the hallway, getting close enough to the door, preparing to attack.

Whimpering is what I hear while I stepped on a squeaky toy. Looking down I see Rocky, my German Shepherd.

I must have scared him, I thought, bending down, petting him. “Sorry, buddy.” I said, walking slowly back to my room. “Thought you were someone else.”

Rocky gave me a confused look as he was following close behind. “It’s probably nothing, boy.” I said, closing my bedroom door, getting back under the covers.

I tired to fall back to sleep, but found it much more difficult than the last time. After shuffling a lot in my bed, I fell into a deep sleep again.

Waking up, I feel myself being carried. What? Am I sleepwalk? Really, dummy you being up and awake doesn’t consider as sleepwalking!

That’s because he has come for you, my dear.

No! No! It’s probably Dad or Mike carrying me. Yeah, has to be them, but why don’t hear or see anything.

I’m praying that it’s not Him. My panic level went from zero to 100 in less than five seconds. Hearing a voice that sounded so melodious as a sweet violin, I realized they sound nothing like Dad or Mike.

I have to get out of here! I thought as I began squirm in my kidnapper’s arms.

Being slammed into a tree by my neck, I heard a vicious growl.

“Stop squirming.” The mystery guy said, in a low dangerous voice.

Nodding my head, frantically. I feel myself back in the guy’s arms again.

“I’m glad that you’re awake.”

“W-where are y-you taking me?” I asked, hearing my heart beating in my ears.

“Take a deep breath, your heart is speeding up erratically.” He said, in a gentle tone. “The questions you have will be answered soon.”

Oh really? I haven’t notice my heart beating so loudly because I got kidnapped! I thought as he stopped walking and placed me on the ground.

“Can I at least take the blindfold off?” I asked, bout reach up, but was stopped by a hand on my wrist.

“No.” He said, taking both of my wrists tying them with what felt like rope.

“Well can you take it off?”

Hearing the sound of leaves crunching and something being dragged close to me. I start to get very tense.

“No,” He said, making this conversation final, picking up by my waist, and place me down on a soft plush surface. “Relax your muscles and go to sleep.”

Wrapping his arm around me and pulling me close to his chest. “Finally mine.” He whispers.

Feeling my eyes start to slowly close, I start to think back when I went to Teller’s house, wishing at least one of my friends came with me.

I remember that day, the most hottest Thursday in Manhattan, New York.

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