"See you when you get out of this mess Lilliana, Follow your heart, it will lead you out of there," Sophie says before driving off laughing, leaving me lying on the side of the road. "No!!!" I whisper as I look behind me.
"What good friends I have," I sarcastically think to myself. Turning around I study the forest. Taking a few steps forward I let my mind wander. "Why did they do this?, What did I do to them?," My mind was racing with questions. "Follow your heart, it will lead you out of here," the last words that Sophie had said rang in my head.
Two hours later.
As the darkness fell, the fog settled in for the night. The old hotel creaked and screeched as people plodded along the old rotting planks. A garbled voice shuddered through the night. Inside the forest, the middle was the most uncommon for a house.
As I stumbled closer I saw more and more of the house. ”Leave, Leave now”, a deep voice rumbled from inside the house. The forest that had once surrounded me then broke out into a paddock sized clearing. I could just make out the old broken windows. The front door opens, and I dashed to the nearest tree.
“What was that?”, a high pitched man’s voice echoed through the cold night. Woosh! “Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,”the owls echoed in the bush around me. As the man drew closer I could tell he was from the city. In the distance, I could just make out stables, and I heard a faint nicker of a horse. He plodded closer and I was scared he would see me. Thwack! Something struck me across the face. Darkness. 10 minutes later, I taste blood, my eyes flicker open .” Hello, is anyone there?” The leaves slithered across the ground like a snake in the wind.