I woke up, my body drenched in sweat and a hand pressed to my chest. This is the third time I've woken up screaming just tonight.
I kicked the blankets off my body and rested there for a moment, before shooting up, afraid of falling asleep again. I ran out of my room into the hall of the small three-room house. Yeah, three rooms. I'll explain later.
Anyway, I walked quickly down the steps on the front porch and walked across the beach to another house. It was two stories, brown, and one window was always hanging open slightly. There was a trellis below it that I could climb.
That's exactly what I do. My feet were bare and got cut a little on the thorns that were from the things that used to be flowers. I opened the window and climbed in.
Sora was asleep. His room was small, all that fit in it was a bed, a table with a tv on it, and a chair that was right in front of a closet. I sat down on the edge of his bed, waking him from the sudden, yet quiet contact. He stared at me for a moment, unsure of who I was, then hugged an arm around my body.
"Are you okay?" he asked gently, tucking a piece of hair behind my ear. I nodded, then took it back and shrugged.
He only sighed. "What's wrong?"
"I don't know, I really don't anymore," I shrugged. I walked over to the window and sighed. He was right behind me for comfort, or something like that. "I just feel like something's wrong. Very, very wrong. I just don't understand what."
"Maybe it's this," Sora placed his hands on my back and pushed me out the window.
I woke up screaming.
A few hours later, around three am, I was brushing through my hair, uneased. Maybe Sora was going to kill me. Would he do that? I don't know. After that, I went out to the ocean, out to the beach, found my boat and rowed out to the other island. I walked over to the tree bracn and hopped up onto it. I rested my head in one of my hands and sighed.
"Airie? What are you doing here?"
I looked back and found Sora standing on the boardwalk, he smiled at me and waved playfully.
"What're you doing?" I asked.
He shrugged. "I saw you outside my window. I dunno why I was awake, I just saw you walk out of your house and go here."
I turned back to the ocean, as bored as he probably was. "Couldn't sleep, so I just came out here."
"Oh, I get it," he told me. Sora walked closer to me, and put a hand on my shoulder. "It is peaceful out here. I understand why it'd be here you came."
I only nodded, then looked at him. His eyes had bags under them, and I understood he was tired.
"Sora, maybe you should go home and go back to bed," I suggested. He shook his head, but yawned.
"You're so lazy, I understand why know,"
"How come?" Sora asked sleepily.
"You always get up to follow me! You need sleep at night!" He jumped back, startled by home loud I got all the sudden. I giggled at his reaction.
"Oh, no, I'm just naturally lazy," he confessed and smiled.
I rolled my eyes. "Whatever. Maybe I should go to the house. I really do need to sleep…but then again…"
"Then again what?" Sora asked rubbing his eyes.
"Nothing. Nothing at all," I shrugged and jumped off the branch. He looked at me with a confused look but didn't say much. Instead he yawned yet again.
"Come on, let's go home," I demanded, not willing to let him just fall asleep here. Who knows what kind of freaks could come along and take him and do cruel things.
I poked him and led him back to the boats. I didn't want him to go back alone in his own boat, he could have fallen asleep and drifted somewhere else, so I took him back in mine. I led him around everywhere, back to his, back to his bed, back to sleep. I jumped out the window with the trellis under it, not really jumping, but you know. I went to my house, small, blue on the outside, only holding room for a bedroom that was only able to hold a bed and dresser, a bathroom that was the size of a supply closet, and a living area that had a kitchen area off to the side and a tv and a couch off to the other side of the room. Yeah, I live alone, if you can't tell. My family wouldn't be able to fit in here if we all lived here. Even though it was only me, my mother and father. There would be to much fighting, one of us would have to sleep outside.
They're dead now. I'm an orphan. But, maybe it's for the best. Just because…I don't know.
Nobody here really knows I exist. I mean, I hang out with Sora and Riku, when I can. Usually Kairi's with them, and she feels that if I hang out with them things will get strained. She doesn't really hate me, she just doesn't really want to hang out with anyone else but the friends she has. If Selphie, Tidus, and Wakka know who I am they seriously hate me or just ignore me. I don't care anyway. I didn't come here for friends. I came here to get over things.
It was raining now. I pulled my hood over my hair and ran to the door, opened it and ran in. The house wasn't much warmer. I pulled my soaking wet jacket off and flung it on the couch, then went back to my room. I flung myself onto the bed and let my breathing regulate . The moon lit my room, and the sound of the rain was soothing, I wanted to drift off again, but I refused the offer sleep gave me. Instead I pulled my sketchpad out from under the bed and started to draw something. It was darkness, but it had a type of pattern in it that was mesmerizing.
I continued to draw that darkness, until sleep finally got hold of me and took me under.
I woke up the next day to a blinding light in my eyes. I sat up quickly, rubbing my eyes until the light wasn't so bad anymore. Of course it was only the sun coming in from the window. I got up and walked to the bathroom, took my shower, and changed my clothes. A grey shirt that was ripped around the edges, black pants, and black boots. A usual outfit you might see me in, despite living on an island, it wasn't always one hundred degrees out. Mostly, it only reached around the seventies or eighties.
I walked outside, tired of the inside, to find that it wasn't raining anymore. Sora passed with Riku and Kairi. Riku of course waved, he was always nice enough to do that, but when Kairi caught sight of this she pulled his arm down and started talking. Sora saw me and gave me a sympathetic look that said 'I'm sorry,' but I only nodded. Each time he saw me like this he would do that, so I was used to it.
I sighed and walked away from the porch, toward my boat. My sketchpad was in one of my hands and in the other was my pencils. I was going to the same place as the others, but I would just avoid them of course, and just go somewhere quiet and draw.
I rowed my boat out there and tied it next to Sora's, and unfortunately, Kairi saw my walking around the island and she ran toward me.
"Oh, um hey," She said, forcing a smile. "What are you doing here?"
"It's okay Kairi, I'm only drawing," I whispered. "I'm not going to bother you."
"I don't mind if you come hang out with us," she said shrugging a bit. "I mean, once in a while, if that's it."
"Don't worry about it, I didn't come to hang out with you guys, no offence." I smiled at me.
"Oh, okay," Kairi gave me a small smile back, then walked off, back to Sora and Riku.
I walked into the Secret Place, (not so secret) and just drew whatever came to mind. It was nothing special, not one of my better drawings, but I didn't care. That was when Sora came into the cave.
"You okay?" he asked. "Kairi told us you seemed distant."
I nodded. "I'm really tired. I'm probably got about two hours of sleep last night."
"That's why you sleep during the night," Sora teased.
I scoffed. "Why aren't you with Kairi?"
He stared at me sadly. "She's waiting for me with Riku. We were going to go home when I told her I was going to come tell you bye." Sora smirked. "I'd better get back though, I'll try and see you tomorrow, or tonight, if you have another nightmare," He stood up and started to walk away, when he stopped. "Oh yeah, and Riku said he'll have his window opened to if you want to come to either him or me." When I nodded, he walked away from me and out to the beach again.
I finished my drawing and went back to my own boat, and went back to the island. I opened my door, which I had forgotten to lock, as stupid as I am I never forget to lock my door. I dropped my sketchpad onto my bed when I made it to my room. After that, I went back to the kitchen/living room and tried to find something in the fridge to eat, and cam up with nothing, even the pantry had nothing I felt like eating, so I was pretty screwed at the moment.
I fell onto the couch, wanting to talk to Sora, but at the same time I still didn't want to.
I fell asleep there, not caring about dreams or anything at that point.
When I woke again it was dark outside, despite the clock saying five o'clock. The sun never went down before nine. I stood up and walked over to the window, jus to make sure I wasn't dreaming.
This time I knew I wasn't.
I ran out of my house, the wind blowing my hair from my face. I ran to Sora's and was about to climb the trellis but I noticed the door was swinging open. I went in that way and called for him, but his house was empty of people. I went back out and heard so many people screaming, then the screaming suddenly stopped and I looked around. The sky was purplish, and I'm not talking about a pleasant purple, I mean creepy. I called for Sora and Riku one last time, when pain came in the back of my head.
I collapsed, the world turning black around me.
Okay, first off, thanks to the person who reviewed and told me all the flaws and stuff, that was awesome of you to take time to do that.
I think my spell check is messed up, but I tried to fix what I could find. ;) Thanks for the tips!