Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dissipate

Still missing you all! Here is a little bit more from the book.

“What are you coloring?” Jenny asked Kate after a while. From where she
was sitting, she could see Kate but her body was shielding the picture from
Jenny.
Kate turned and smiled at Jenny. And then went back to coloring. When
she finished, she stood up and walked over to Jenny still on the couch. Kate
grabbed her hand and tugged lightly. She wanted Jenny to follow her.
“How about we just sit here for a while?” Jenny suggested.
“No,” Kate said. Kate tugged her hand a little harder.
“Just sit here and cuddle me for a while,” Jenny said and patted the couch
with her other hand.
Kate let go of Jenny’s hand and started to walk away.
“Hey, stay here sweetie. You know what happened last time you went
down the hall,” Jenny called after Kate.
Kate ignored her and kept walking down the hall with her picture.
“Do you want something else from your bedroom?” Jenny said as she
hurriedly got up from the couch and followed Kate.
Kate stopped at the bathroom door.
“Honey, what do you want?” Jenny asked as she peered down at Kate.
Kate grabbed Jenny’s hand.
“What is it?’ Jenny asked.
Kate looked up at Jenny and stared into her eyes, she squeezed her hand
slightly. Kate walked into the bathroom a few steps and pulled Jenny in with
her. Jenny flipped the light switch on.
“Are you afraid?” Jenny asked still puzzled.
Kate looked back up at Jenny with fear in her eyes.
“Honey, you don’t need to be afraid of the bathroom. Nothing is going to
hurt you. The pipes are broken. I’m sure that someone is going to fix it real
soon. Okay, so you don’t have to be afraid any more,” Jenny said in her most
reassuring voice.
Kate gave Jenny a slight smile and stepped closer to the tub, never letting
go of Jenny’s hand. Jenny stepped closer to the tub. Jenny and Kate both stared
down the drain of the tub. Kate tugged at Jenny’s hand.
“What is it, sweetie?” Jenny asked. Kate handed Jenny the picture she had
colored. Jenny slowly looked at the picture. She caught her breathe and a cold
chill ran down her body when she realized what Kate had drawn. The picture
was of a poorly scribbled gray body, with large red eyes.
“OH, God,” Jenny said. She was starting to feel weak, the room was going
gray.

Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

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