She pushed back her choppy black hair revealing her big blue eyes. She loved her eyes, they looked so strange.
“Ari! It’s time to get up!” Her mom yelled from downstairs.
“I’m up! Be down in a minute!” She shouted back.
They weren’t yelling at each other, this is simply how they communicated in the mornings.
Ariana got out of bed and walked to her dresser ( not a very long walk since her room was tiny) And picked out her favorite outfit. An Orange tank top, Jean shorts, and black tennishoes.
Ari slowly made her way down stairs, Reaching the fridge and rummaging through for some breakfast.
“Hey Arrriiii. Guess what today is?” Her mother said, seeming more awake now.
“Silly! It’s your birthday!”
“Really? How old am I again?” Ariana asked still half dead.
“Thirteen! Oh how much my baby’s grown.” She said near tears.
“Moooommmm! Don’t do this to me!”
“Alright, I’m better, Now for your present.”
“I got a present?” Ari asked, excitement apparent in her voice.
They were a poor family, her dad bringing just enough money to live, but her life was still filled with joy.
“Yes you did! Here, open it.” Mom pulled a large box with holes in it from behind her back.
“What is it?”
“Open it and see.” Her mom smiled.
Ariana set the box on the kitchen table and pulled off the lid. A Small black nose greeted her, followed by what looked like paint splattered black and white spots.
It was a great Dane puppy with large brown eyes, square head resting on the edge of the box.
“Oh my gosh! She’s so adorable!”
Her mom giggled, “It’s a he, What do you want to name him?”
“I’ll call him Max, Max sounds like a good name, don’t you think.”
“A very good name my dear,” She said, hugging her daughter. “You better run off now, can’t keep your Dad waiting.”
“Ok, Bye mom, Bye Max!” Ari shouted as she ran out the door.
Ari ran as fast she could towards her father’s shop, the wind felt so wonderful on her face. Ari had always felt like she was one with it.
Ariana’s thoughts were interrupted when she ran into a man in a white robe, Wow was he tall.
“I’m sorry sir.” She said quickly.
“It’s fine.” He said and continued on his way.
He was wearing a white robe with a hood that was pulled over his head.
Ari thought it was strange, but quickly brushed off this feeling and continued to her fathers shop.
Once there Ari could see her father tending to a woman who was trying to haggle with the price of that loaf of bread.
Times had been hard lately, all anyone could do now was hope.
“Hey honey, Be with you in a second. No your paying full price or your not getting the bread!” He said to Ari and then directed the latter comment to the woman in front of him.
He never got to her though, Ari was sucked into a black hole that emerged from the floor. She could see little creatures spilling out of it fast. She tried to scream but it was muffled, like those night mares where you can’t get away.
She was in complete darkness.
- Current Mood: calm