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Beyond #4

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…Another bead…

She couldn’t decide if she was dragged or carried. Much less could she see by whom… Nor could she see where were they heading to – she squeezed her eyes shut the moment she was grabbed from under the deer blind. Somebody covered her mouth with a cloth, which must have been soaked in something because she does not remember what happened next. What she remembers was that someone half carried half dragged her somewhere…
Now all she could think of was the beads. She counted to 10 and dropped another one. How many more she had still in her pocket – she could not tell. All she could think of is that counting. Somehow she believed that Joe will find her… again.

…eight, nine, ten… bead… one…

He said Mom and Dad were worried… Dad regretted the words he said… Deep down in her heart she knew she shouldn’t have just slammed the door and left. They deserved more than that. For them, the fact that she decided to drop out of university and spend some time trying to find herself, was the end of the world. They did not know – Anise made sure of that, she did not want to worry them… now she thought maybe that was a mistake – that she struggled… Not with courses, those were going somehow, but with the feeling she had inside of her heart – she knew she did not belong. Now, where exactly she did not belong – she had no idea and that’s why she decided to try to figure that out… It is her life, her happiness after all…

But they did not get that. Did not want to hear about her plans to go away anywhere, but University… She had no other arguments, no way to convince them, so she just left. Slamming the door…

…Drop another bead. She forgot the counting, the thoughts in her head mixed everything up…

…Who was taking her and where… And why?

Surprised, Anise realized she is not scared. It all felt as if it were a part of some bigger plan…

Suddenly all the movement stopped. Whoever took her with, wasn’t grabbing her anymore, wasn’t dragging/carrying her anymore. After counting to 10 she decided to open her eyes…

There was a log ceiling above her. She was lying down on some sort of a bench. She she sat up and looked around… Something looked familiar… She was in this place before…The wooden table, chairs… One fell over… Closet door slightly ajar… Anise touched it gently with her hand to look… and she jumped up as something small and furry sprang out through the opened door! She screamed the biggest scream in her life!
After the initial surprise – she took a deep breath in, and looked closer… It turned out to be a rabbit. Mostly white, with black socks and a patch on his breast that looked like a tie…
The rabbit stared at her from a safe distance. Then he stomped his feet and started to hop away… Then he stopped and looked at her. Anise wasn’t sure what to think about all that… Or if she should decide that it is not real after all… But the rabbit looked like he wanted something. He stomped his foot impatiently again and hopped a few steps away. Anise did few steps towards him, and she could swear he nodded his little head and started hopping toward the door… What else could she do, but follow?

She went out of the log cabin, following the rabbit, she entered the forest…

***

“Look here Joe!” Mike exclaimed “one more!”
Joe did not say anything but he was relieved. That was the biggest break between the beads, and with the dragging marks disappearing half way through, he was losing hope that they are going the right way. As he picked up the bead he looked around… The place looked familiar… But then they were walking through the woods for a while, and everything could seem familiar by now…

They kept walking in silence, both friends trying to make sense in all that. The facts did not add up, more than that even – they were downright weird… The two dead people that looked like them… the possible kidnapping… and the rabbits… Phew.

All of a sudden they walked out to a clearing in the woods. Joe looked and cursed badly as he realized what he saw. Mike looked at his friend expectantly, with a question in his eyes.
Without a word Joe sped up.

“Whatcha doing man?” asked Mike. Joe did not answer. In the clearing of the woods was the house. Few meters from it was the deer blind…
“Mike… it is the same house…” Joe whispered, his legs weakened as he remembered what was in there last time he went in…
“The same?” Mike did not seem to clue in…
“Yeah… The one with the two dead people in them… ” he did not finish the sentence. With some new energy he jumped to his feet, ran to the house, swung the door open. Mike was right at his heels ready to step in and take action if needed (though what kind of action he wouldn’t be able to tell..)

“Mike… Mike!!!” Joe yelled frantically as if he did not realize his friend is right behind him.
Pointing at the bench inside of the house he whispered “She was here…”

On the bench there were five glass beads, little green rock and packets of chewing gum.

“Where could she possibly go?” Mike’s question was left hanging in the air…


Written for the #fridayflash. Have no idea if and where it could be possibly going…

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5 thoughts on “Beyond #4

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  4. Intriguing …. I wonder about the importance of the rabbit and where she actually is.

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