Jurassic Park 3: Nightmares

My heart was pounding as I ran through the dark and damp forest. The only thing I could hear was my heavy breathing and my feet pounding on the earth as I ran.

I stopped as I realised that there was nothing following me. As I bent over to catch my breath, I froze as I heard a rustle in the bushes. I stood up straight and looked around the forest, but it was that dark I couldn't see anything.

Suddenly, I saw a pair of yellow eyes dead ahead in the bushes looking straight at me. I froze knowing what those eyes belonged too. I backed away to get away from the eyes when suddenly I got tackled from the side and screamed as I felt claws and teeth ripping into my skin.

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I screamed as I sat bolt upright breathing heavily. I sighed in relief as I realised I was in my bedroom safe and sound.

It has been 4 years since the journey to Jurassic Park and I was still having the nightmares from that fateful weekend. And I kept getting reminded of those nightmares everyday whenever I looked down and saw half of my left leg missing.

You are all probably wondering what had happened when we returned home. We all were immediately sent to the hospital where my stump was cleaned and stitched up. I stayed in hospital for 2 weeks so that my leg would get time to heal and my body would be able to adjust to the lost of limb.

When I was finally released, I was given a prosthetic leg and crutches to help me walk when I didn't have the leg.

School was an absolute nightmare. I was teased so many times about the leg to which it led to me walking out of school and I ended up being home schooled from then on since I refused to return, whether I had the prosthetic or not.

Whenever I go out and I don't have the leg on, I'm paranoid as I would think that people are judging me, talking about me and jeering at me.

I looked around my room and I felt how lucky I really am. I could've lost my life that day. If I hadn't had my dad with me that day, then I'm sure I would've died. I still have my life, I have my father and I also have something I didn't think I would have since losing the leg. A boyfriend. Billy Brennan works with dad who still digs up dinosaur skeletons. I had to quit digging up dinosaurs ever since we came back.

I looked at the clock beside my bed as saw that it was 14:35pm. 'Wow I slept in late' I thought as I got up, grabbed my crutches and got dressed.

When I got dressed, I heard the phone ringing. Knowing my dad wouldn't be in, I hurried to answer the phone. "Hello?"

"You're finally up then?" I heard dad on the other end.

I smiled. "Yeah I'm up. Why didn't you wake me this morning before you left?"

"I thought I'd let you sleep. I know you haven't been getting much of that lately."

"Yeah. I had another nightmare last night."

"The one where your running through forest?"

"Yes."

I heard him sigh. "Even though you say you're over it, you know you're not."

"I know. Anyway, how did the talk go?"

I heard him sigh again. "Don't ask. We'll be broke within 3 weeks."

"I'm sorry to hear that dad."

"Don't worry about it sweetheart."

"What time will you be home?"

"Well Billy and I are having a meeting with a couple afterwards so we'll be home in a few hours."

"Ok dad. Love you and see you later."

"Love you too honey. Be careful won't you?"

"I will dad don't worry. Bye."

He said bye and hung up.

The next few hours for me were tidying up what I could and relaxing and sofa watching TV. I was in the shower when I heard the front door open and heard the voices of dad and Billy as they walked on.

"Liv? Are you here?" I heard dad say.

"Give me 5 minutes dad!" I shouted to him.

"Alright love." I heard him say as they were rattling plates by the sound of it.

I finished in shower, got out, dressed and hoped out of the bathroom and into the living room where dad and Billy were dishing some Chinese food out.

"That smells lovely." I said as I walked up to them.

"Not as lovely as you do." Billy said as he kissed me.

I smiled. "Oh get out of it."

Dad smiled as well. "Come on then. Let's eat before this gets cold."

We all sat down and ate dinner while talking merrily about random things.

"So. How was the meeting?" I brought up a while later.

I saw them exchange glances and immediately sensed something wasn't right. "What is it?"

"Well. This couple are planning a trip for their anniversary and they're wanting us to be their guides. They've invited you to come along as well."

I smiled. "Well that's sweet. We're they wanting to go?" I asked as I got up to go to the kitchen.

I heard him sigh and look at me seriously. "Isla Sorna." He said.

It took me a while to register what he said. "Isla Sorna?" I asked making sure I heard right. He nodded. "Ok. Let me think...no no no no no and no." I said as I went into the kitchen.

"Told you she wouldn't take it well." I heard Billy say as they followed me.

"Liv. We want you to come with us. You hardly go out now since we came back. The fresh air will do you some good."

"Absolutely not." I said as I jumped up and sat on the counter. "Do you not remember what happened to me on those islands 4 years ago? Do you not remember what has been giving me nightmares every night for the past 4 years?"

Billy then came to me and held my hands. "Liv, it's going to be alright. It's not as if we're asking you to go alone. There's no way we'd do that after what you went through. I'll be there and your father will be there as well. You're not going to be alone. Plus we're not even going to be landing. We're just circling the island over head."

I looked at him. "You promise?"

He smiled at me. "I promise."

I just sighed. "Ok. I'll come."

He smiled again as he hugged me as well as dad.