We started to search the house for Clare. I missed her during this game but I haven't realized until now because ya know I was to busy fighting giant spiders, zombies, and killer clowns. We walked through the never-ending hallways calling out Clare's name and hoping for an answer.
"Clare-bear come out come out wherever you are," Adam called in a singsong voice.
"We're looking for a 16 year old Adam your using tactics for a 5 year old," I sighed.
"Well it may or may not work," He defended crossing his ams.
"Clare Diane Edwards!" I yelled, my words echoing through the hallways.
"Eli!" a small voice called out I turned to see her behind me.
"Where'd ya… How's ya… Where you there the whole time?" I asked confused about her sudden appearance.
"I came after Adam called," she answered shrugging her shoulders…she was surprisingly calm.
"How are you so calm?" Fiona asked stealing the words straight from my mouth.
"I really have no idea. I just am," she replied.
"You may be calm now, but it won't last," Raven spoke coming out of one of the rooms.
"Hey Raven!" Adam greeted nicely… okay I'm gonna have to get him checked for some sort of mental disorder.
"Miss Edwards I believe there is some business that has to be done," Raven smiled before grabbing Clare's shoulders and leading her to a room, alone.
We stood in front of the door in the same manner as we did with Adam.
"Does anyone know her fear?" Drew suddenly asked looking at all of us
"No," we all answered.
The first thing I saw was two bodies moving under the covers of the bed. Gently I pulled back the covers and gasped at what I saw. A dark haired girl was on top of Eli, my Eli, and was kissing his neck. "No" I whispered "no, no ,no," I chanted my volume escalating with every word. The figure on top of Eli turned to look at me.
"Who are you?" she asked her voice sickly sweet
"I'm Clare," I answered continuing to stare at the girl.
"Why are you here?" Eli seethed.
"I'm here because I'm your girlfriend," I replied tears threatening to fall.
"You? My girlfriend? As if I would ever date a saint like you," he responded smiling evilly.
"Eli," I pleaded tears streaming down my cheeks.
"What get this Clare I don't nor will I ever love you," He yelled
"But…" I choked at a loss for words. I turned trying to stay calm, it's not really Eli.
"Hmm… Eli" I purred unbuttoning one of my buttons. His eyes got wide as I took a few steps towards him. He coughed and stepped back. "What's the problem?" I asked and out of the corner of my eye I saw the girl slowly rotting.
"Clare," He warned stepping back further and hitting the wall.
"What you said you don't love me. Are you taking that back?" I asked moving further till my lips were aligned with his. I leaned in and kissed him during the kiss I could feel Eli deteriorating from beneath me.
"Well done Clarabelle," I heard Raven slow clapping from behind me. "Come in" she beckoned opening the door. All my friends piled in, "Here," she stated handing me a card
I make you weak at the worst of times. I keep you safe, I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat and your heart grow cold. I visit the weak and seldom the bold.
What am I?
The card read everyone looked at me in anticipation. I read the card over and over again I've heard this riddle before, but I couldn't remember the answer. Suddenly it was like a light went off in my head. "Fear," I answered boldly.
The next thing I know we were all suddenly in Eli's living room again. I gazed around at everyone all them had a shocked look on their faces.
"What the fuck?" Drew asked looking at the board. I guess none of I saw it before but each checkpoint on the board showed us a fear. We all sat frozen I felt a strong wind come through the room as no one said anything we all just sat transfixed on the board.
"I know what we have to do," Adam sudden spoke breaking the silence.
"What?" Fiona asked. Adam didn't answer he just picked up the board and took a lighter out of his pocket. We followed him outside and he set the board on fire. We all just stood feeling a strong bond between us.
"Now what?" Eli asked looking up from the fire.
"We forget this ever happened," Adam answered hugging his hoodie tighter to his body.
Author's Note- Ugh… it took me forever to write this chapter. I'm kinda sad/happy it's over. I'm sad because I loved writing this story, but happy because now I can write a new story :)