Cool as a relaxing swim in a lake on a hot summer’s day. That is all you felt as your mind wandered off deeper into itself within your dream-like state. As you relax, you allow the coolness to wrap around your body and let it’s smooth and delicate motions do all the work. It slowly massages your body and mind with tender care, each new wave of coolness bringing about another spark of bliss. With a feeling this relaxing, you never wanted to wake up.
But suddenly, you felt the coolness intensify. The temperature plunged to an ice-cold freeze. You started to panic as the cold chill covers your form in seconds, the imaginary feel of hypothermia setting in fast. Your heart begins to pound like a set of parade drums as the nonexistent space around you chills to even colder temperatures. You could hear a low rumble off in the distance of your mind that echoed at certain intervals. Just like the feelings of before, the sounds of the rumbles intensified. They grew louder and louder with each new boom until they reached to almost ear-splitting levels.
You jolt upward in your bed as you awaken in a cold sweat. You could hear the thunderstorm outside the walls of your home rage with full force, all of it’s might being poured out onto the land. It sounded more like a hurricane than any old thunderstorm. The howling of the winds tore through the air outside and the rain fell down in massive sheets of liquid danger on the roof above you. The window panels were banging and rattling against the sides of your house as the wind toyed with them as if they were little wooden shutters on a young filly’s dollhouse. It sounded fairly dangerous, but you were to tired to care. You close your eyes and slowly start to drift off back to sleep.
Suddenly, just as you were about to fall asleep, a blinding flash of light and a ear-splitting boom ripped through the cold air with unmatched force. You could hear the sound of wood splitting apart above you along with the faint scent of smoke. Fearing the worst, you immediately throw the bed sheets off of your body and make for the door, only to stop and turn around in fear when you hear the low sound of a weakening wood. You look up to find that the roof above your head was cracked and splintered, threatening to collapse. Fearing for your life, you grab the handle, fling the door open, and bolt out into the hallway. The house began to moan and creak with agony. Now the whole house was starting to shake. Grey smoke was creeping into the hallway through tiny cracks in the windows and floorboards. You run down the stairs as fast as you could, not even caring as to whether or not you fell.
“Remi?” You desperately call out to your beloved pet. “Remi?!” you call out to him once more. You turn your head towards Remi’s tiny private home, hoping that he is there, only to find that the tiny door was wide open and that he was nowhere to be found. The moans of the house grew louder with each passing minute, almost as if it was warning you that the whole place was going to come down around your ears. You still fear for your own life and life of your pet. You look towards the door and see that the small door built into the large door by which animals came and left in was open. You breath a collective sigh of relief knowing that Remi has gotten himself to safety. But the moment of relief had to wait. Another flash of light and an even bigger boom that before shook you to your core. You heard more wood being split apart, but for an unknown reason, this wood sounded...bigger. A dark shadow started to lean over your home, darkening the room. As the shadow got closer, the creaking and cracking noises started to spread thin and crack in even greater redundancy. These sounds, the looming shadow, and the faint smell of burning timber, could only combine to mean one thing...
“Oh no...” you whispered to yourself.
You were absolutely terrified as to what was about to happen. You rocketed towards the door and bolted out into the cold rain, but you had forgotten something inside, something close and dear to your heart. Not even a second later, you run back inside and grab the small box you had left on the end table. Taking a final glimpse at the inside of your doomed home, you ran back outside and don’t stop. Once you were about fifty yards away from your home, you took shelter under the cover of a large boulder. You were panting heavily and your lungs started to burn. You couldn’t tell if it was sweat or rain that was running down from your forehead. Suddenly, you hear a loud thud followed by, lo and behold, more splintering wood. A second later, the boom of a loud crash erupted through the nighttime air. You already knew what had happened. As you sadly turn you head behind your back, you find yourself staring at the jagged and burning remains of your home. You could faintly see a black burn mark where a rogue bolt of lightning had struck the tall and beautiful tree that stood over your house, causing the dry bark under the leafy branches to instantly catch fire. The once beautiful and beloved tree that used to be a both a sanctuary and a home to so many animals, was now engulfed by fire and smoke while it’s massive gerth crushed the ruins of your home. A truly sad sight to behold.
“Well...” you sulkily start to say to yourself, “At least I’m safe, and so is Remi, wherever he may be...” you say in between breaths. You lay down on the wet ground, still carrying the treasured box on your back. You let it slid and fall off. As you look down at the box that you had just risked your own life to save, you start to chuckle a bit. The chuckle then turns into full-blown, ironically joyful laughter. You laugh to your heart’s content at the surprising success of your daring and dangerous escape, recounting every moment as if it were all part of a game.
You still wonder as to how you had escaped from a near-deathly demise such as this. You got away quickly, and without a single scr-
You jerk your left hoof over to your right side, only to have your body be fiercly whipped by a second surge of sharp pains. You bring your hoof up to your face to look at it. It was smeared in your own blood. The mere sight of it almost made you faint, but that wasn’t the worst of it. You move your gaze to try and find the central sight of your suffering. You look on with horror at the grim sight on your body’s right side. A very long and deep cut stretched longways across the right side of your torso. Blood was oozing through the exposed flesh with each new beat of your panicking heart.
Your started to feel dizzy and your vision began to blur. Before you knew it, you were flat on your back, your eyes still locked on to the sight of your grizzly wound. You heart was beating rapidly and your breaths became ragged as your eyelids started to close. Before your vision faded completely, you caught a glimpse of two colored blobs running towards you, one small and one large, one white and one yellow, but before they got close enough, your whole body gave out, and your view of the world went black, the thunderous roar of the storm still ringing in your ears.
I would like to...actually Jonsey, no thanks for you tonight! You get NOTHING!