"Wake me up inside (I can't wake up), wake me up inside (save me).

Call my name and save me from the dark"

Bring Me To Life – Evanescence

Prologue

I saw colors strip past me: black, electric blue, red, purple, green, pink, gold.

I didn't know where I was, or how I got there.

I was cold. I was alone.

It was suddenly dark. I couldn't see my hand in front of my face.

So this is what it's like to die.

It's just one of those things.

I remember meeting Simon on the first day of school. He told me that my lunch box was almost bigger than my head. I don't think he was trying to hurt my feelings, but I told him that if he didn't watch out I'd hit him over the head with my lunch box, and he could see how big my lunch box looked up close. He laughed, and then I laughed and we decided to sit next to each other in class. We've been inseparable ever since.

Well, we were inseparable. Before I decided to die anyway.

The last significant thing I remember about Simon and I was the day we graduated. He told me that he was glad I grew into my head, and I told him that at least one of us did.

All of a sudden, the ground was ripped from beneath my feet. Even though I couldn't see, I could feel myself falling. I tried to scream, but no sound escaped my mouth.

It was like being drowned.

I felt so empty, an inexplicable loss.

The colors flashed by me again: black, electric blue, red, purple, green, pink, gold, gold, gold.

I felt no pain. My eyes started to shut, even though the darkness behind my eyelids was the same as the one in front of it.

I heard someone screaming my name.

Don't give up.

But I wasn't giving up. I was accepting that my life was ebbing away. I decided it really wasn't that cold.

I noticed an irritating noise. It sounded distant, but that didn't stop it from being annoying. I felt my face rearrange into a scowl.

That's when I felt it. Pain.

Go away. I thought. Let me die in peace.

I felt it again, and I stopped sinking. I was pulled upwards, like a puppet on a string.

I couldn't figure out which way I was more afraid of; sinking further into the abyss below, or rising to the unknown.

I then realized that regardless of which way I went, I would end up in the same place.

That was when I broke through the surface. My lungs screamed at the air, and my mind went blank.

Beep. Beep. Beep.


I honestly never thought I'd write fanfiction again. I thought of this story about two years ago, but have never been able to write it.

Let me know what you think, and whether or not I should continue. Sorry it's so short!

Take it easy,

amayj