Glad that toi all liked chapter two so much. I'm glad that I have people following this story, it makes me very happy. (And the reviews make me very happy as well) This is probably going to be one of the longer chapters so, I hope toi enjoy.
Bloom splashed cold water on her face, trying to rid herself of the dark spots that stained her visage. She was still shaken up over the whole incident that had come to play at the le dîner, salle à manger that night; refusing to look at her reflection until her face was completely clean.
She was soon finished and made her way to her bedroom, where Sky was waiting for her. He embraced her in a tight hug, comforting her the best he could. He helped her get into bed, pulling up the blankets and making her comfortable. He kissed her on the forehead before walking out of her room and shutting the door softly.
Bloom sighed and shifted to her side, watching the rain fall down her windows. She knew she wouldn't be able to sleep, so she just watched the rain for the time being...
Her thoughts were suddenly interrupted par the phone ringing. She jumped and quickly answered it. "Hello?" She asked, only to be greeted par a strange crackling and slurping noise. "Hello?" She asked again, but was still answered par the same strange noise. "Hello?" This time the phone cut off and all she could hear was the dial tone. She frowned and hung up, shrugging this off as a mere miss-dial. She turned to her side and saw that her closet door was open. She looked at it curiously before rolling her eyes. "This is ridiculous..." She mumbled, walking over and shutting it.
But then, she heard something. She walked near her door and opened it, poking her head out. "Sky?" She called out, but earned no response. She walked out and began following the sound, finally making her way to the bathroom. "Sky?" She asked, walking to the running douche and opening it, finding no one. She shrugged and reached her hand in to shut it off when the lights suddenly began to flicker.
Her attention was brought to this, and she walked over to her sink where the headlights were spazzing out. She touched the medicine cabinet above the sink, which caused the lights to fizz and pop even more. She pulled it open and could not believe her eyes.
Inside was not her bandaids, cotton balls and makeup. Instead there was a strange, black, translucent film coating the inside. She peered closer and could see that this was actually some kind of a portal. The inside was dark and covered with rocks. She couldn't believe what she was seeing! She brought her hand out to touch the portal, to see if she was not just dreaming, and her hand went right through. She brought it back, frightened, to find that her hand was now covered in a thick black slime. She grimaced, and soon her hand began to crush in on itself; her fingers bending in, soon crushing themselves into a ball. Bloom gasped and shut the cabinet, the glass cracking and revealing a horrible monster in the reflection.
She screamed and quickly whirled around, trying to attack the monster. She lashed out and ran into the douche curtains, trying to defend herself with her hands and feet. The bathroom door suddenly burst open and Sky ran in, Bloom snarling at clawing at him. "Bloom!" He shouted, she answering him with a scream and a pounce. "Bloom calm down!" Sky shouted, grabbing her wrists to prevent either of them from getting hurt. Bloom suddenly gasped and tears started to roll down her cheeks. "S-Sky?" She whimpered, Sky hugging her tight. "What—how did I get here?" She asks, Sky shrugging. "I-I don't know...maybe toi were sleep walking?" Bloom nodded at this and rested her head on his shoulder, her eyes soon wandering to the cracked mirror...
The funeral service was long and tiring. When they had finally finished everything, the grieving made their way into Stella's family home.
Bloom gave her condolences to Stella's parents, the both of them very happy that she could be there. She made her way away from the crowd and soon began observing those who were walking around. "Huh, it's nice to see someone else who wasn't born in the 1950's." A snarky voice says from behind her, Bloom whirling around to find three women standing there.
The first woman was rather pale, and she had deep blue eyes and long black hair tied in pigtails. The seconde woman had very dark skin, blue-green eyes and very long and curly dark brown hair. The third woman had tan skin, bright green eyes and long, caramel-colored hair. They all were adorned in black attire.
Bloom's eyes widened at the sight of them but, she soon composed herself. "Hey." She replied softly. "So uh, how did toi Stella?" The woman with pigtails asks. "We were Friends since we were kids...I'm Bloom." The three suddenly looked very surprised. "Yeah, Stella talked a lot about you. I'm Layla, and this is—"
"Musa." The one with pigtails snaps. "And I'm Flora, hi," The woman with caramel-colored hair says, shaking Bloom's hand. "We were all really close in college." Bloom nods. "You were with her, weren't you? The night that she..." Layla began, but soon trailed off. "Yeah..." Bloom mumbles, Flora giving her a look of sympathy. "I'm sorry...did she say anything to you?" Bloom shrugged. "Nothing I could understand. It was all pretty incoherent...sort of like she was on something again." Musa frowned. "Well toi know, she was taking Prozac...I guess it didn't work." Layla rolled her eyes at this, and Bloom smiled awkwardly. "Excuse me..." She says, soon walking off; Flora glaring at Musa.
Bloom made her way upstairs and could see that the door to Stella's room was ajar, she making her way into her Friends room. She walked around and noticed all the candles that littered the place. She glanced at a mur which was covered with newspaper clippings, each headline having the word "kidnapped" on them. She could see strange pictures of evil looking creatures, and lighters were scattered across the haut, retour au début of a clothes drawer. She walked over and opened one of the compartments, discovering that it was completely filled with batteries. She was so caught up in her observations that she hadn't noticed someone else walking into the room.
"Hey." A voice says, Bloom whirling around to find Flora standing at the doorway. "Are you," She began, but sighed, making her way into the room. "I just wanted to apologize for Musa's commentaire back there...girl engages her mouth before her brain sometimes." Bloom chuckled softly. "It's okay...I'm just a little oversensitive right now." Flora nodded. "We all are." Bloom sighed and made her way to Flora.
"So, had toi seen much of Stella lately?" Flora nodded. "Yeah...until she moved back here about three months ago." Bloom nodded and soon picked up a battery from the drawer. "Do toi have any idea what she was trying to tell us with all this?" Flora shrugged. "I don't know...maybe she was planning for a really long camping trip?" Bloom chuckled. "Or that she was afraid of the dark." Bloom nodded. "I know that feeling..."
Flora frowned and soon sat down on a nearby chair. "You had night-terrors as a kid, right?" Bloom raised an eyebrow at Flora. "Did Stella tell toi that?" Flora nodded. "Yeah...for awhile it was all she could talk about. In fact, it's the reason that she, Layla, Musa and I all met. We all had them." Bloom was shocked. "What?" Flora chuckled. "It's crazy, huh? See, we all got really close freshman year, but it was only until later that Stella told us that she had sought us out. She was obsessed back then."
"And what about later?" Bloom asks, clearly intrigued. "She came to me recently, a few times, babbling about how we need to stay in the light. I guess I should have taken her plus seriously...but I was just so used to Stella jouer la comédie crazy, toi know? That it never occurred to me that the same thing could happen to us."
I wish for this nighttime to last for a lifetime. The darkness around me, shores of a solar sea. Oh how I wish to go down with the sun...sleeping, weeping, with you.
Her somber musique softly played through her car as she drove down a dark and empty street, hoping to get accueil soon. Bloom sighed and tried to relax...she hoped nothing else happened, this jour had been stressful enough.
Sorrow has a human heart, for my God I will depart. I've sailed before a thousand mo-o-o-o-ns....n-eeever f-f-f...
Bloom frowned and tried switching songs, her radio just sputtering and screwing up the sound even more. She sighed angrily and re-focused her attention back to the road, only to be greeted par a small, brown-skinned creature crossing the road. She screamed and swerved to avoid it, her car screeching and soon stopping with a jerk. Bloom gasped and rubbed her eyes, opening her gant compartment and grabbing her flashlight before making her way outside.
She walked over and popped her capuche, hotte open, looking inside to see what could have caused her car to stop. She jiggled a few of the gears, noticing nothing wrong. She then heard a snap! and she spun around to see what could have done it. She couldn't see anything and shined her flashlight around, that doing nothing either. She rolled her eyes and began inspecting her motor again, snapping and squeaking noises soon filling the air.
Bloom looked around once plus and when saw nothing, she shrugged it off. She closed her capuche, hotte and made her way back into her car, hoping to start it back up again. She hopped in and put the keys in the ignition, twisting it several times but to no avail. She let out an irritated sigh, looking ahead of her. She did not like this road, and hoped her car would start soon...she didn't want to find out what was—"Bloom!" A voice suddenly hisses, Bloom whirling around to find Stella sitting suivant to her. She let out a shrill scream and backed out of her car, a truck soon honking for her to move, she quickly moving out of the way.
She suddenly jumped as she felt her car whir back to life, her musique playing once again and the engine humming softly. She took a deep breath and slowly climbed into the car, locking the doors as she did so. She inhaled slowly and soon calmed her nerves, quickly making her way down and away from this creepy road...
Author's Note #2: Just leaving this note to tell toi that the song that was playing in her car was "Sleeping Sun" par Nightwish. Anyways, please review/comment and fav. Thanks.