The Sentinel of dusk - Prologue


Across the busy streets of Heatherfield, a lonely figure stood staring out her apartment window. Her breathing rate was unusually high, her hungry teeth digging into her now dry and chapped lips.

She glanced back at her bedroom door, paying close attention to the familiar noise of her mother's distant humming through the kitchen, before facing again to the outside world. Her eyes narrowed as she witnessed a typical evening in the busy streets.

The busy streets soon quietened down as the sun hid behind puffy, dark clouds. The atmosphere would have made her feel a little better, if it wasn't for the sudden task that lay ahead.

She reached out her feeble fingers to push open the fairly large double windows, when the familiar voice radiated across to her room.

"Honey, I'm going to be out for a while. Will you be alright on your own?"

She jumped slightly, her hand now securely wrapped around the handle. Almost instantly, her brain burned into action. She pieced together the different thoughts in her head. Now was her chance.

"Y-Yeah, I'll be fine."

Her reply was the least bit convincing, but somehow managed to avoid any questioning, most likely because her mother had already proceeded to the front door.

"Alright, call me if you need anything. I'll be right back."

The door closed softly and almost on cue, her eyes seemed to relax and her facial expression softened. The obvious crease along her forehead had visible relaxed, but still remained apparent, hanging just above her eyes.

There was a somewhat uncanny feeling of coldness in her pupils, almost inhumane and bitter, which only disappeared once her mother's voice had rung throughout the apartment. It soon resurfaced after her departure, and the sudden rush of temptation flooded through every vain in her body, making it impossible for her to stop herself from jumping out of the window, into oblivion and darkness.

A/N: I Hope you enjoyed the prologue to my new story! It took a while, but I managed to plan out every chapter, and so writing would be a lot easier. I don't think I gave too much away, because that way I can keep some things a mystery, but they will soon be revealed in later chapters. For instance, the "she" I was referring to. Who do you guys think it is? I'm pretty sure the next chapter will give it away.

Thanks for reading, and drop me a line in the reviews! They are much appreciated, especially for my other stories. Constructive criticism, or any form of criticism, is welcome. I am open to your thoughts, so feel free to give truthful opinions on my writing.