I fell asleep in class, when I awoke the town was deserted - Chap 3
God this is fucked.
I still can’t get that image of Andrew out of my head, me and Tim were walking in silence. This fucking silence, the eeriness of it was just as intense as ever.
Even if we somehow got out of this goddamn town, we’ll still be traumatized for the rest of our lives. We ended up deciding on walking to school oval, we had walked right past it when we chased Andrew through the suburbs.
Whatever was at the oval couldn’t have been as bad as what happened to Andrew. We continued walking on and on, in complete silence. If I’m being completely honest I didn’t even care, after what we saw you just can’t even talk.
I just don’t care anymore.
We eventually arrived at the school.
We stood at the entrance, standing in front of us was the car park and by the side was a tree line that covered the view of the oval. Ever since we stopped at the gate I felt a strong feeling of uneasiness. Without a word we both continued onwards through the gates of the school, this feeling of uneasiness grew so strong that every hair on my body stood up.
Despite this I continued walking through the car park, navigating through the cars that used to belong to the older kids and teachers. I never had a car, the family was too poor, and as if my dad would even consider the idea of getting me a car.
My uneasiness continued to grow as we walked closer to the oval. We couldn’t see the oval as the tree line was that thick, you have to really navigate through the trees to get to the oval.
We continued walking closer to the oval and every hair on my body was standing up, I felt as if even the slightest flinch would make something bad happen. All my senses were screaming and begging for me to run away and don’t look back.
I ignored my senses and reached the tree line. I stopped, unlike Tim who continued walking towards the oval. He was slightly shaking; it was hard to notice but you could just see that Tim was shaking as he got closer to the oval. I stayed put as Tim navigated through the tree line, I saw him vanish through the tree line. After a few seconds of hearing his footsteps crunch against the ground littered with sticks. I heard the footsteps halt; I stood my ground.
Then I heard Tim’s knees hit the ground, this was followed by the most blood-curdling scream I will ever hear in my entire life. I stood back, startled by this. What the hell was on the oval?
I heard Tim get up from where he had fallen and run through the tree line, he came into view again with the most horrified and scared look on his face. Tears were building up in his eyes.
He stumbled as he ran off, I called out to him, but he clearly had no interest in me. I ran after him through the car park, he was a lot faster than before so I easily lost him in the fog.
What the fuck was on that oval?
I stand at the entrance of the school. Gathering my courage to see whatever the fuck was on that oval. I stop and think to myself for a second.
Then I start walking.
Away from the oval and back towards the shopping center.
Whatever is on that oval is something that I shouldn’t see, I can’t go after Tim. The fog is too thick and it would be wasting time trying to find him.
Days have passed since then.
I’ve always been alone, I hated people for various reasons but now I really miss people. After not seeing humans in this godforsaken town for several days, I went crazy.
The silence started to develop a deafening ringing noise, I kept on thinking that I was seeing people out of the corner of my eye or in the fog. Like I would see faint silhouettes of people in the distant fog but they were never there, to begin with.
Any noise that wasn’t created by me left me screaming and hyperventilating. I would be on the ground and I would be too scared to get up or even move slightly. Christ. If the fact that I haven’t seen people is bad enough, the electricity randomly cut off last night. I was in the shopping mall, as usual, I think I was in a grocery store getting food.
It was late at night too so when the power cut and all the lights went out all at once. I was swamped in complete darkness, I walked into a food shelf and several items collapsed to the ground. I sat they’re swamped in darkness not knowing what I was around, I figured the slightest flinch would kill me and I lay there not moving a muscle. At that point, it was so quiet that I kept on thinking there were people running around the store, and I could hear their footsteps run at inhuman speeds around me.
I heard voices whisper into my ear, I didn’t move a muscle as fear had completely frozen my body.
After what felt like forever, the faint sunlight that was present beamed some light into the forsaken mall. I finally ran out with what little energy I had left. I was sleep-deprived and when I finally made it out of that goddam mall. I collapsed to the concrete floor and sobbed, what else would I do?
Tonight will be the same, no power, fog restricting sunlight, and my depressions and sobbing taking up most of the day. I don’t have enough time to build a fire, and what good would a fire do?
I stand at the border of the town, with the sunset approaching, I take my first few steps outside of town. I’d rather be dead than go through this pain of isolation, I don’t want to directly kill myself however, I still want to get out of this town so it’s best I leave the town and there’s a small chance I escape. But even if I do die, that won’t be so bad.
The only reason I want to be alive is to ensure that there can be more to life than just anxiety and pain. But, I doubt I will find those things.
But one thing has been bothering me, what was on the school oval that made Tim go crazy.