Posted on: 2017-06-07 by Guest

“But he’s Ellen’s friend! And he doesn’t do that anymore!” Taylor insisted “I don’t want to get trapped.” “He promised he wouldn’t,” Taylor reassured me. “Come on, we’re going to be late! You can wait in the car if you want to,” mom motioned for us to leave. We headed to the car and drove to the parking garage. It was dark but the garage was illuminated with sparsely placed yellow lights. Not wanting to leave my mom and sister alone with this man. 
“He is just doing a demonstration. It shouldn’t take long. It would mean a lot if you were there,” Taylor added. With that, we went into the lecture hall. His dark hair and darker eyes greeted me instantly. When I got to my seat, he came over to introduce himself, shaking my hand so hard that I could hardly return the gesture, let alone meet its intensity. He laughed, “Taylor told me you weren’t any good with your hands.” He began speaking and prompted us to open the folders on our desk. Stapled to mine was a folded dollar bill. I lifted it to see what was underneath, then realized he was again standing right above me.
Suddenly everyone in the room was gone except for mom and me. “Shit,” I panicked. “Let’s get out of here now before he locks us in!” Running to the door, we found there were several different barriers on hinges. They were all locked. I pulled a flathead out of my pocket, trying to pry open the lock. I looked over and realized then that my mom was gone too. I then hurried to get the door off its hinges, but as I pried the hinges loose, I realized that this was not a door, but rather a decoy. I heard laughter overhead. I went to the next door and considered opening that, too, but then knew that this one would electrocute me if I tried to use my screwdriver, “God damn it!” I yelled, “You swore you wouldn’t do this!” I turned around and he was standing next to me, smiling, “Do you want out of here?” Frozen, I said nothing. He grabbed my arm and we were instantly in a great open hallway. He kissed me on my cheek, then was gone. I looked up the stairway and saw Taylor and my mom. I ran towards them, but he had swooped up next to Taylor and was walking off with her. “Stop!” I yelled, running after him. They were gone. I went back to the parking garage. My mom had pulled the car up, but scooted over for me to drive. I slammed on the gas and we sped away. All the while I knew that no matter how fast I drove, he would be as far ahead as he wanted. We got to an old but glamorous hotel. I ran into the entryway. There I was again in the same hallway where he had left. Taylor stood by his side. He planted a kiss on her cheek, then turned his eyes to me. He said nothing, and didn’t need to as I felt myself sinking into the floor beneath me. When I looked up, I was back in the room with the electric door. The decoy was back on its hinges. Everything disappeared as I woke up.