”Woah, where in the world am I?”I whispered in my child like astonishment.
A tall figure, quite slender but not too skinny, I would say about half sliver and half white hair wearing fancy, not really elegant but not casual as well clothing. This ”man” walked up to me. His hands in his pockets, his wispy hair glowing in the immense darkness. His aqua blue eyes with a touch of caramelised brown. Didn’t come up to me at a fast pace, surely taking his time, unlike the encounters I’ve had with several other men. Middle school was, quite... awful. Shoved up in my Barbie themed locker (Not too surprised), bad mouthed for my fashion sense (also not too surprising) by the most popular boy in my school. High school was just meh.
“Greetings, Miss Annalise. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” He said softly. Quite the polite gentleman, huh?
He was moving closer to offer a warm hug, which was really creepy in my book. I mean, if it were for other girls, who would miss out on the chance to have skin on skin contact with the most handsome guy in the entire planet? I guess you get my point now.
”Hold up- Why are you giving me a hug? I ain’t your homie, boi.” I spoke with swag. Usually how I talk. Nothing too fancy.
”Oh. My sincere apologies for offending you.” He spoke with a puppy face. Ew.
”Would a firm handshake be more appropriate, Miss?”
”Yeah, yeah. Whateves.” I said with no whatsoever concern.
He brought up his hand to my torso, I’d say? I quickly brought up mine and we shaked hands.
”My gosh, what kind of hand moisturiser do you use? How on Earth is your skin so soft?!” I exclaimed. “Mine’s like a crusty old pizza....” I mumbled.
”Oh, it’s nothing, Miss.” He said with blushing and flattered face.
“Okay, cut it out already.” I said. “Geez, this guy be acting like a girl.” I said with an annoying sound.
”And, please refrain from calling me ”Miss Annalise”. I hate when people address me with my middle name, it’s so formal and cringey. Just call me, Ann. Nope, call me by my nickname.“
”Oh, I see, Ann. Apologies.” He said.
”No, dammit! I said, my nickname. And, that’s Freaky for your information.” I said with an aggravated face. I stomped my feet and pull backed my hair failing to realise that I had no black scrunchy with me. My favourite.
”Now I’m really annoyed.” I said.
“Here you go.” He said.
”Thanks.” I pulled back my hair into a high ponytail with the black hair tie. “Wait a min. Where’d you get this black hair tie from?” I questioned him.
”Just take it.” He said with a polite smile.
”Anyways, care to explain where we are? We’ve been standing in the middle of nowhere for ages. I’ve got places to go and stuff to attend, you get me?” I said sounding all rough and tumble.
”No problem, “Freaky”. I’ll explain to you on the way to our destination.” He said.
”So, as you can see, you must be wondering why I’m here. Isn’t it so?” He asked.
”Yup, you’re right. Why are you here?” I asked.
”I’m here to escort you to someplace you don’t know. Its quite fascinating, if you ask me, Freaky.” He said.
”Hm. Someplace? Fascinating?” I said.
”Pffpbhttt! Hahahaha!” I laughed out loud.
He gaped at me in wonder and confusion.
”Are you kidding me? Am I involved in some sick game here?“ I said, “Why are you playing with me? I don’t have time to take part in this nuisance.” I said with my arms resting on each other.
”Miss, I mean, Freaky-“ He said coming closer.
”I just don’t understand. Why am I here?” I asked.
”This place is so dark, misty and just overall, a horrible seeming place.” I became unhappy and scrunched my fingers in my frizzy hair.
”Hey.” He said removing my hands that clothed my face.
”Don’t worry. I’m here. I’m sure you’ll like where we’re going.” He said.
He wiped my tears, and I had huge under eye circles from sobbing so much. He blew my snot with an expensive handkerchief. He offered me his hand to get up, and I accepted.
”Man, this dude has been nothing but kind to me, but I’ve been so crappy to him all this time. I deserve to be in H-“ I thought in my head.
”Good guess.” He smiled as he walked with me.
”What the heck? What guess is he talking about? Let me just shut my mouth for these few seconds.” I muttered in my mind.
”Oh shoot, he’s holding my hand.” I said while blushing to the extreme. My face felt really hot.
”Are you okay? You seem really flustered, Miss.” He said while giggling.
”Ugh.” I smiled subtly.
”Ah, alas. Here we are.” He said.
”Um, I don’t see anything” I looked around.
”C’mon, it’s right in front of us. Let me show you, come with me.
We came up close to the peak of a hill.
“Over there.” He said.
”Where?” I asked.
”Over here.” He opened a huge portal, almost reminded me of a black hole, gushing all the wind surrounding it.
He pushed me into it, and before I completely went in, I said, “What the heck is going on!! Why are you pushing me in here, you freak!” I screamed with all my power.
”Oh Miss Annalise. You’ve been a bad girl.” He said while waving his hand goodbye slowly. “Excuse me now, I’ve got “stuff” to do.” He said and disappeared in an instant.
”No, NO!” Those were my last words. The portal had already sucked me in.
”Ah! What the cheeses! That dream was scary. My goodness.” I rubbed my eyes with my hands and got up. For the first time in my life, I was petrified to the extreme.
I grabbed my coat and headed out the door.
“My favourite coffee shop. Finally some peace.” The bell dinged s I entered the delectable shop. “The aroma is- amazing as always, Alexie! Good morning by the way!” I greeted my best friend.
”Oh, welcome, Ann! Are you okay, you seem a bit terrified.” She asked in concern.
”Yeah, I’m okay. Let me explain-“
I spotted some dudes the same age as me walk in.
”No-no. It —can’t be. No!” I whispered in dissatisfaction.
”H-he’s the exact s-same g-uy I saw in my dream, Alexie!” I mumbled.
”Oh, really? That’s cool!” She exclaimed.
”No, not cool. It was a horrible, horrible dream!” I said.
Mr No Name walked up to me and said, “Hi! I can’t seem to but notice how cute you are! Can I have your number, please?” He said with a huge grin on his face. “I hope I’m not too forward. If you’d like, can we share a cup of coff-“ He said.
”B-bye, Alexie! Sorry-“ I dashed out the door leaving my purse behind.
“Ann, you didn’t even order yet! Your purse-“ Alexie sighed. “Sorry for my friends behaviour, she must’ve have been nervous!” Alexie threw in a nervous smile.
”That’s cool! Wait, is that her purse? Let me go give it to her!” He said with a little hope.
“Hey, Miss! Wait up!” He ran behind me.
”Oh crap!” I murmured while looking back.