Suddenly I was looking down at myself: my lifeless body lay sprawled across what seemed like a cave floor. How did I get in a cave anyway? Elana had thrown herself around my corpse and was now crying. I mean those hard, back breaking, full-force cries.
"Don't cry, Elana," my voice came out as a smoky, distant, whisper. Elana stopped and looked around the cave. I mentally slapped myself in the face. She can hear me? I thought I was dead. She stood up and scanned the cave nervously.
"Who's here?" She whispered, not able to keep her voice from shaking," Demetri. Is that you?" Demetri. My best buddy! He was with her? Wait of course he was, we all were- What were we doing? I can't...I can't remember. Sheesh Kasen, think harder. Why did I end up here? Why did I die?
Elana wiped at her eyes and cupped her hands over her mouth.
"Demetri! Demetri come here I found," tears choked off her sentence causing her to continue in a whisper," I found Kasen." I heard the sound of footsteps in the distance. The sound steadily grew louder until Demetri skid to a stop by Elana, who then threw herself onto him in a new fit of cries. Demetri took a look at my limp body and I could hear his heart skip a few beats; he wouldn't cry though, even though he wanted to. He wouldn't cry in front of Elana.
"He's dead, isn't he, Elana." Instead of answering, Elana just cried louder and Demetri made a half-ass attempt to comfort her by patting her gently on her back. And, then, it hit me.
I'm a fucking ghost! If I wasn't already dead I would have died again. A ghost. I floated down to sit next to my body. I wonder if they can see me. Maybe if I- Elana gasped, cutting of my thoughts.
"What's wrong?" Demetri asked looking at my body, but by that time I was back in the air. She saw me. I have to be more careful. Elana blinked and rubbed her eyes.
"Nothing," she whispered," nothing at all. Let's just get out of here." Elana started walking away, pulling Demetri by his hand. What about me? You're just going to leave me here to rot? No, of course not, they'll come back. I laughed at my stupidity, and as soon as I did Demetri and Elana turned around.
"Did you hear that?" Elana asked with a panicked tone to her voice.
"Nope," Demetri said, trying to stay calm," no I didn't."