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AN: I want to thank my beta Vampmama for getting this back to me so quickly. She's the author of many wonderful stories including a drabble called 'What I Did For Love' You should check it out. It's a little dear to my heart and updates daily.

I thought I'd follow the trend and write a bit of a drabble story myself, though that's not what I intended this to be. It was going to be a one shot, but I've read a few drabble stories lately and I thank those authors for their inspiration.

The Watcher


For as long as I can remember, the boy with the yellow eyes had been my only constant companion. Every time I looked to the forest, he was there. Always watching, waiting.

There were times I thought he was a figment of my imagination. Lord knows my mother would have me think so. Of course she would. A three year old asking why the man in the forest was looking at her was sure to get a maternal response such as 'there is no man in the forest; it's just your eyes playing tricks on you.'

For a long time, I believed her. Whenever I would see him, I would close my eyes tight and then look again. First I'd open one eye hesitantly, and then, when I realized that he wasn't there, I would open the other in exhilaration.

Between the ages of nine and twelve I refused to go anywhere in the vicinity of the national forest. It's a hard task when you live in a small town surrounded by it. I was often mocked for refusing to join my school friends whenever they would hang out at the local swimming holes. They eventually stopped asking me and then they stopped talking to me all together. I didn't care. I wanted to make sure I did everything within my power to stay away from the dense jarrah forest, and away from the man with the yellow eyes.

It was the day of my thirteenth birthday when everything changed. My life took a dangerous detour seemingly overnight.

This is where the beginning of my end, begins.

NB: I hope you'll stick around. I leave in a week for holidays and there is more than 7 'chapters' to this so I will most likely update 2-3 times a day. Alert if you want to continue reading and please review if you want to make my smile wider x