Before I start Chapter 7, I need to say I am so sorry that I haven’t had time to continue my serial. It’s quite hard keeping up with job and trying to be creative.
Thank you for waiting and continue reading my long delayed serial…thank you.
Previous Chapter: The World in Between
“Mia! Mia!! Wake up!” mom was calling me and knocking on the door, “it’s seven now, you’re going to be late!”
Late? Late for what? Then it hit me, I am going to be late for school. I opened my eyes and I saw my room. I smiled and whispered to myself “It was just a dream after all.” I got up and walked to the door to let mom knows that I am already awake. The door knob felt so cold but I ignored it because I was so happy and I wanted to hug my mom so bad.
I turned the doorknob. I opened the door but my mom was not on the other side of the door. It was pitch black.
Something materialized not far from me. It twisted and turned, slowly turning itself from a vague brown mist into a more solid thing. I couldn’t explain what it was but whatever it was it frightened me badly. I have never been that frighten my whole life, it chilled my bone. Every single cell on my brain was screaming and urging me to run but I couldn’t move, my feet were nailed to the floor. I tried to turn my head but a pair of hands was holding my head to see everything that was happening in front me. I tried closing my eyes but my eyelids were glued to my eyebrows. I was forced to see whatever or whoever that would come up from the swirling brown mist. I didn’t want to see it. I really didn’t want to see it.
“MIA!!! MIA!!” Someone was calling me. Somebody was shaking my body. “WAKE UP!!” Then I felt pain on my cheek. The pain instantly woke me up. I saw a woman’s face, she was so beautiful. I seemed to know her but I couldn’t remember who. Slowly, everything came creeping into my memory. I wasn’t in my home, I was in another universe…and I was slapped.
“Auch!!” I touched my burning cheek, “Did you slap me?”
“I have to. It’s for your own good.”
“You don’t have to do that!” I was furious, “You could just shake my body. That’s what my mom always did.”
“I did that and it didn’t work,” she answered me in flat tone, “then I noticed the symptom, I had to wake you up in any way possible.”
“I don’t know how to explain it in your language. It was the dream seeker, he is trying to locate you through dreams. If he finds you, you’ll never be safe again.”
“The dream seeker, whoever he is, is searching from me? GREAT! I feel like Frodo, instead of the eye I get a dream seeker on my tail. Welcome to Middle Earth!” I didn’t know what made me say such thing but I didn’t want to show her that I was terrified.
“Nothing, just forget it!”
Aqeela looked confused but in just a second she shook it off. She took a plate full of food and handed it to me. “Eat this, we still have a long walk ahead of us and we must hurry.”
I took the plate and then I realized that we were under a huge tree and the last thing I remember we were inside a rock hiding from something.
“Where are we? Aren’t we inside a rock?”
“You suddenly fainted and I carried you all the way to this place. The rock was not a good place to hide,” answered Aqeela.
I looked around and I didn’t see Leeka everywhere. “Where’s your sister?”
“She went first. She wanted to tell him that you’re here.”
“The one who will explain why you are here in our world.”
Since I am not a native, feel free to correct my grammar I need all the correction I can get. And I am also open to all the critic you can give me. This is my learning process.