Charlie Read Count : 36

Category : Books-Fiction

Sub Category : Suspense/Mystery

I can't stop running. I fear he is catching up to me, I fear he will toss me to the ground again. My feet are sore from the twigs and leaves beneath my feet. My white dress has mud up and down from all the ragged parts flicking up onto it. I pause. My breathing is heavy, I look behind me. His face jumps out, screaming I grab the bottom of the dress and start to run again. 

"AHHHHH!" I scream as I sit up right clenching my chest.

"You're okay Charlie, it was just a bad dream, you're okay." Callum held me tight as he kissed my forehead.

"Its not Alright, it's the same dream. Why do I keep dreaming the same thing?" I look up to him with a puzzling frown.

"I don't know, just try to get some rest, I love you." He kissed my forehead one last time and rolled over.

"I love you too" I look down at my ring knowing I'm so lucky to have him.

Waking up to the sound of birds chirping is one of my favourite things, I look over to my phone to check the time. SHIT I'm late for work again. This is the 2nd time this week, why didn't Callum wake me! As I run to the bathroom to brush my teeth I grab my clothes, I almost trip up putting on my pants with a toothbrush I'm my mouth. I pause to look at the dress on the door. I feel so lucky to have found someone I love so much.

On my way to work, the traffic is horrendous, every traffic like I Come too is red. It's taking forever. 

"You're late again!" Whispered Susan rushing me over a cup of coffee

"I know, I know. I had that dream again. Do you think anyone noticed?" I said quietly whist sitting down at my desk

"Well, Mr Hammond isn't in yet, he had a family emergency and asked me to fill in for him, so don't worry. I have you covered." 

"You're the best Susan! I don't know what I would do without you."

"You'd be out of a job, that's for damn sure" we both chuckle, as it's funny because it's true.

I can't get it out of my head, why am I wearing a white dress. Why is he Chasing me. Why am I running? I spill my coffee on my jumper, damn, I need to clean that up before it stains, I have to get back to work. 

On my way home from work I am driving past a collision, I think someone's hurt, I step out my car to get a closer look, someone has drove off the road and into a tree in a ditch, I run to grab my medic bag from my car, I dialing 911

"You've called 911, what's the emergency?" I recognised the voice

"Susan! It's me charlie"

"Damn girl, you know you're not meant to ring this line unless it's an emergency"

"This is, a male around 25 to 30 has crashed his car, he seems stable, but unconscious, but I need an ambulance, we're on route 45 near the gas station." 

"An ambulance is on its way"

It's not everyday where you drive past something like that, I'm just glad I was able to help the best I could. 

Walking threw the kitchen door, I get hit with a wave of Chinese food. 

"I wanted to surprise you with cooking... " I looked at him with a confused face, "...but then I realised I couldn't cook, so I ordered us in" 

"Aww honey, that's so thoughtful! Thank you so much." 

I drop my plate and grab my head, "AHH" the pain is almost unbearable. 

"Are you Alright? Can you hear me?" 

"I'm fine, I'm fine., it's just my head." 

Where did he go? Where am I? Start twisting and turning and all I can see is trees, and complete darkness, I'm wearing the dress again. But this time it's not mud, it's red. My feet are covered in blood, my hands are too. What's happening? What's going on. 

Suddenly, like a jolt I'm back in the room, Callums lying on the floor, I rush over to him, to see blood everywhere. My hands are covered, I'm trying to apply pressure and feel a pulse. I can't get one. I'm running to the phone and my feet are sore. I stepped on the shattered plate. I called 911, no one was answering. I called Susan she didn't pick up either. I'm screaming, I don't understand what's going on.

" CHARLIE WAKE UP, CHARLIE! you're okay Charlie" I Sit up and cleanch my chest. Was it all just a bad dream?


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