Yay! New story! To those people who read my other stories, I haven't given up on any of them, and this is the last new story I'm starting till I finish one of them. Please review and give me your thoughts on this chapter. Honestly, it is the first horror story I've ever written in my entire life, and hopefully, it'll get more graphic later on. Also, if anyone thinks the rating should go up, please tell me.
The sun was rising at Duel Academy, and people all over campus were waking up. All except for a certain 17 year old brunette, who was currently staring expressionlessly at his reflection in a bathroom mirror.
His brown eyes surveyed the full length mirror thoroughly, as though searching for something. Something red flickered at the edge of his vision, and then suddenly, the image he was staring at shimmered and changed.
He was now in a large house, a mansion to be exact. Crystalline chandeliers hung from the high ceilings, and a long staircase spiralled up to a second story. Beautiful golden framed paintings hung on the walls, and a red carpet ran elegantly across the hallway. It was a beautiful mansion, but to the brunette, it was much more than that. It was home.
Screams of pain and terror shattered surrounding peace and security. The red carpet suddenly burst into flames, incinerating it almost immediately. The brunette watched, frozen in fear, as the flames charred the paintings on the walls and licked the marble staircase. The ceiling crumbled, and the chandeliers fell, shattering upon impact with the ground, its remnants vanishing into the raging fire.
A woman came into view at the top of the staircase. Her long golden hair was tied tightly into a ponytail, and her brown eyes shimmered with unshed tears of fear; fear for both her own safety and her families. She was dressed in a red formal gown, and wore red heels on her feet, which she immediately kicked off upon seeing the fire devouring her home.
She screamed something in desperation, but her voice was lost in the raging fire. By now, the entire ground floor was in flames, and the support beams that held the second story up had crumbled to dust or burned to ash. The floor beneath her feet crumbled and fell into the inferno as she jumped and landed cat-like on the second stair from the top.
Her brown eyes searched the raging fire for any signs of life. Something shifted in the corner of her vision, and her irises locked on it. Her eyes widened in shock for a split-second, before claws punched into her chest and red clouded her vision ...
He brunette screamed, his right fist swinging up and hitting the mirror, breaking the glass. He blinked; the image was shattered, the trance broken.
'Jaden!' he bathroom door flew open. Quickly, the said boy slipped into his calm facade, as he turned to meet the other occupants of the bathroom, coming face-to-face with his best friend Syrus Truesdale, and arch-rival Chazz Princeton.
'Jay, what happened?' Syrus asked. 'We heard someone scream.'
'As well,' Jaden replied, scratching the back of his head sheepishly, 'I kinda accidently broke the mirror.' He stepped side-ways so that others had a clear view of the shattered glass, blood trickling from his right hand.
'You're such a dork Slacker,' Chazz stated, rolling his eyes to emphasise his point. Syrus, who was staring at Jaden, saw something flicker across his face too quickly to decipher, before Jaden laughed, flicking his bangs out of his eyes with his bloodied hand.
'Jaden!' the bluenette interrupted. 'You're hand's bleeding.'
Jaden looked down at his hand, noting the cuts obtained from punching the mirror and the blood that was now dripping onto the ground. Blood also trickled down his face from the bloodied fingerprint on his forehead. Syrus sighed, realising that his friend wasn't going on his own, before grabbing his left elbow and steering him towards the door. Jaden stumbled from the sudden movements. 'What are you...'
'Jaden Yuki, you are going to the infirmary whether you like it or not,' the bluenette interrupted.
Jaden pouted, but allowed his best friend to lead him away after waving a quick goodbye to Chazz.
Turning to look at the sunrise behind the academy forest, he caught sight of a familiar dark shape.
His eyes widened, pupils dilated, and his heart threatened to pop out of his chest from the speed it was beating at. His body was frozen to the spot, unresponsive, and the tugging on his elbow ceased as Syrus turned to face him.
Jaden didn't even hear him. His mind felt like it was on fire, images flashing before his eyes too quickly to decipher. Before his world went black, and he collapsed into the arms of his friend.