~~~Ellesor High School. 12:34 P.M.~~~
"School! Why must you be so boring!??!" A young girl wined out slamming her head against the heavy, hardcover textbooks. Her black straightened hair flowed against her head as she hit the book's.
"It's school, thats why." Another girl with long brown hair mumbled while taking a bite of her chips and reading her manga.
The black haired girl lifted her head and adjusted her glasses. "I know it is, but couldn't they make it a little bit more fun?" She whined once again.
A boy sitting across from the two girl's sighed annoyed by the constant wine's. He began to speak, "You know, Nex, we are meant to challenge our brains and learn new things. It's not supposed to be entertaining."
Nex gave him a glare, as if warning him of his 'place'. "Airashiiiiii~" her voice changed to a slightly higher more annoying tone, "Make school more fun!" She began to shake the brunet called Airashii.
"Trust me" Airashii sighed shoving Nex's hands off her. "If i could i would!" She looked over to the boy who had spoken before. "By the way Kalenz, what did we do in class english class today?" She tried to ignore Nex as much as she could.
Kalenz thought before he spoke. "We went to the computer lab to look up some infor-"
"Yeah yeah yeah" Nex had rudely interrupted him. "We just wanted to know what we were doing not why we were doing it." Nex laid back against her chair slowly lifting it from the ground.
Airashii rolled her eyes contemplating on pushing the chair further back to make Nex fall over. Kalenz had just glared at Nex while she yawned tiredly. The bell had suddenly rung, all three friends had cleaned their table for the next lunch group. Airashii and Nex separated from Kalenz, the two girl's watched as he quickly disappeared among the crowd of students.
"Come on." Nex commanded already walking up the flight of steps leading towards the second floor. Both girl's pushed their way through the crowds of people into computer lab. Nex flung the door open and walked in, she took a random seat and already signed herself into the school's computer.
Airashii placed her book bag on the floor and signed in as well, both began to roam through the internet while other student's began to flutter in. Nex was already trying to unblock youtube so she could listen to her favorite music. Airashii had just facepalmed over how stupid her best friend was acting.
The teacher had finally walked in, she began to tell the students to begin working and collecting information on Shakespeare. Nex like always ignored all orders and went surfing on the internet trying to find a game to play or something more fun to do. Airashii on the other hand was off trying to find information but found herself going on Deviantart and Wattpad.
Nex had began searching around images for creepypasta. She had heard about the stories and 'legends' of some creatures in the series but she never really felt the urge to read up on said creatures. She scrolled around and found nothing but fan pictures and some 'real' pictures of the creatures. She clicked on one picture of a tall white creature with no face and wearing a suit.
"Slender man?" She repeated the words said on the screen. Airashii looked over and saw what Nex was looking at.
Airashii chuckled "Ever heard of the slender game?" Nex turned her head to her friend giving her a confused look. An evil plan formed in Airashii's head, it was the perfect time to get back at her friend for being so annoying at lunch. "I'll show you the game after school, come over my house and sleep over for the night."
Nex thought about it in her head 'should i? what do i have to do today?....well Attack on Titan doesn't come out until tomorrow night so i think i can squeeze in a little hang out.' She nodded her head to Airashii. Airashii's face lit up even brighter than before, her plan was in effect!
"YOU TWO GET BACK TO WORK!" The teacher yelled out startling the two girls. They quickly stared at their computer screens and began to actually work.
~~~Honors English class. 1:20 P.M.~~~
Kalenz sat at the far end of the classroom, his mind wondered in his book he was reading. Even though he was distracted he could still hear the teacher and his fellow students around him speaking. How ever the only main thing he could hear in his mind was the mythological battle between the three headed dog cerberus and an unlikely hero.
In his mind he watched as the dog pounced at the hero forcing the hero to fall back. The hero would stand up and stab the dog's leg but because of how big the dog was he felt no pain. The dog smashed the hero against the wall making him break through it and into the other room. The hero laid there blood dripping down his face. The hero thought about why he is doing all this, why is he going to end his life for the world?
Then out of no where a light appeared before the hero giving him strength to stand up and fight the beast. The hero had stood once again watching his opponent dash towards him ready to eat him. The hero stood there gaining his power waiting, as soon as the dog got close he unleashed all of his forbidden power on the dog disintegrating it in one shot.
Kalenz had closed the book and sighed. 'Just like all the other's...' He thought to himself. He looked out the window watching the wind blow against the trees. 'What am i going to do this weekend?'
"okay kids class is almost over so i want to give you your home work!" The teacher called out. Everyone gave some sort of noise showing they didn't want anything for the weekend. Kalenz was ready to slam his head against the desk when something caught his attention.
He caught sight of a girl with dark hair, part of it was short in the front but it was also tied back. She was also wearing a sort of dark bodysuit. She was standing on the small hill that lead towards the rode. 'What the...?' Kalenz thought in his head. 'Why is she on school grounds?' his mind began to wonder with thoughts.
He was suddenly called by a student and he turned his head. "Come on Chris, answer the question." One of the boy's demanded him to answer what was on the board.
"Oh uh..." He wasn't pay any attention to what had just happened in the past few minutes, he was trapped in his own questions. "Im sorry...im not sure." The teacher was a bit taken back by Kalenz not knowing the answer. But she moved on and asked another student.
Kalenz quickly turned his head back over outside and saw that she was gone. 'Who is she?' he asked himself this question over and over. He felt his body being shaken, once again he turned his head to a boy who was trying to grab Kalenz attention.
"Chris did you hear me?" The boy asked. Kalenz just stared at the boy trying to think of what the boy would say but nothing came to mind. The boy sighed realizing Kalenz didn't hear anything. "I was asking if you wanted to come over this weekend and play xbox with me?" The boy asked once again.
Kalenz had to think of what to say, "um...i'm not sure if i'll be free at all this weekend but ill give you a call and let you know." He replied casually. Both boy's where shushed by the teacher and were forced to pay attention again. Kalenz had forgotten about the girl for now.
~~~After school. 2:08 P.M~~~
School was already out, Nex and Airashii were at at their lockers collecting the book's needed for the homework over the weekend. Kalenz came over not long after to also get his things. Nex was already finished with her stuff and began talking to Kalenz.
"So how was class?" She had asked politely. Kalenz looked up at her giving her this 'what are you up to' look. Nex tilted her head as if not knowing what he was talking about.
"It was....alright?" Kalenz responded suspiciously. He quickly grabbed his binder and locked his locker. "How was yours?" He lowered his guard a bit.
"It was alright, i spent most of the time surfing the web" Nex wiggled her arms and body around as if showing her actually surfing. Kalenz shook his head and sighed.
"Come on." Airashii commanded Nex, "I can't wait to show you the game!" Airashii cheered and began pulling Nex away from Kalenz. The two girl's were already outside walking towards the bus.
Nex was looking over towards the track when Airashii had suddenly called out. "H-Hey, who is that girl?" Nex turned her head over, both girl's had seen the same girl on the hill like Kalenz did.
"Who cares?" Nex chuckled a bit. "She must be here for some kind of thing the school is holding." Nex had gotten on the bus and Airashii had refused to take her eyes off the girl. Both took their seats, the bus began slowing moving.
Airashii’s mind was blank she couldn't hear or think of anything while that girl was standing there. As the bus made its way up the hill Airashii could see the girl slowing turning her head as if she was watching Airashii just like Airashii was watching her. Airashii had blinked and suddenly the girl was gone. No where to be seen or found. Suddenly all of the noise that was within the bus shattered into Airashii's ears causing her to jump slightly.
"Hey are you okay?" Airashii had turned her head to see Nex looking over at her with a worried look on her face.
Airashii was quiet trying to comprehend what had just happened. "Y-yeah..." She reply with a lie. "Im...im okay, just lost in thought..."
'Maybe i just didn't have enough to eat today...' Airashii thought to herself. She then shook her head 'I know what i saw....' She tried to convince herself about the girl.
"Airashii? Helloooooo?" Nex had drifted her from her thoughts "Are you sure you're okay dude?" Nex began shaking Airashii repeating Airashii's name over and over again.
Airashii suddenly glared at Nex pushing Nex's hand's off of her. "IM FINE!" She yelled causing everyone on the bus to stop talking. Airashii's face grew red as many of the people on the bus began looking at the two friends.
Nex had just looked at her confused by her sudden outburst. "I just wanted to see if you were okay no need to yell jesus." Nex teased Airashii. Airashii continued to glare at Nex now wishing she could strangle her.
Before long the bus had suddenly reached a stop, the bus driver called for the two girl's to get off because it was there stop. Airashii and Nex got off the bus and began walking down the street towards Airashii's house. Airashii was fixing her headphones while Nex began to look around at the familiar surroundings.
What Nex saw made her eye's widen with shock. A strange tall man wearing a black suit with arm's long enough to touch the floor was staring right at her and Airashii. As Nex continued walking staring at the creature she began to notice it had nothing but a white head, it hand no face at all. Airashii suddenly hit Nex out of shock Nex had jumped and stood staring at her friend her eye still wide.
"Are you alright? You look like you just saw a ghost." Airashii had commented on Nex's almost pale like face. Nex didn't reply and looked back over to the location she had seen the man. He was no where to be seen. Nex looked back at Airashii, she swallowed hard trying to choke out the words coming from her mouth.
"I...im not sure...." Nex started as she tried to calm herself down. She shook her head trying to get rid of the image of the tall white faced man "It was just my imagination..." She tried to convince not only Airashii but her self. Both girl's continued walking towards the house Airashii's concern for Nex died down when Nex ran over towards a stray cat.
The girl eventually walk inside the house, Airashii had said hello to her family members while Nex stood in the back giving her mother a text message telling her mother to bring her cloths for the sleep over. The two girl's walked up the steps into Airashii's house. Nex quickly kicked off her shoes and threw herself on the sofa, while Airashii went into her bedroom to change out of her uniform.
~~~Kalenz house. 3:45 P.M.~~~
"Today 8 children were taken from westberg elementary school in woodbridge new Jersey" The reporter sighed as pictured of the 8 children appeared on the screen. "The only thing the police know is that the man who kidnapped the children is very tall and dressed in-" The TV suddenly went to black.
Kalenz was holding the remote, had his finger on the power button and sighed. He stood up from his bed walking towards his desk which help his computer. He started up his computer watching it turn on. As soon as it did, he quickly opened up his browser and surfed the web there wasn't much interesting things going on other than Nex posting pictures of her and Airashii on facebook of them doing stupid stuff.
Kalenz had giggled to himself over how stupid his friends where but quickly gave a like to the pictures and got off of facebook. He searched around his computer screen looking for any game's he could play. He couldn't find anything, he sighed and shut down his computer, he sat back in his chair letting his mind wander away. He shut his eyes to take a little rest from the world when he was suddenly called for.
"Christian!" A female voice called out for him.
Kyzer had opened his eye quickly adjusting to the brightness of his room. "Y-yeah mom?" He called back while rubbing his eyes.
"Can you pass me your index card's?" She called out. Kalenz didn't question his mother and reached for his desk holding the note cards. As he pulled open his desk drawer his eyes caught something he didn't want to see. A small dagger sat right inside, it laid among the unwanted thing's scattered inside the desk.
The blade was long and sharp never losing its bright white color. The holder was a mix of white and gold, the patterns of vine's and leaf's scattered throughout the holder. Kalenz heart was raceing its speed was almost un human like. His fingertips gave a light brush to the blade.
Kalenz gasped as suddenly memories and emotions fluttered back into his mind causing him to fall from his chair. He layed on his back, his eye's were looking at his ceiling but his mind was coursing through the memories that where just given.
---A distant past. Time unknown---
A little boy sat against the rubble of his old broken house, his eyes puffed up form all the tear's he could no longer cry. The city was continuing to flood from the sudden Hurricane that stormed through the state. The little boy watched as the dead bodies of his neighbor's are pulled out from the rubble of their own homes. The little boy and stood up and called out for his mother and father. The boy took one step forwards his feet touched something soft.
The boy's eyes slowly looked down. Right next to him was the hand of a poor soul trapped under the rubble. The boy began to scream and cry begging for the nightmare to end when suddenly the boy was dragged into a death hug. The boy had stopped crying to see he had been hugged by his mother and father. He did not hear what his parent's were telling him but he knew he was now safe.
The boy sat in the lap of his father trying to fight off the sleep that attacked him. His father was speaking to a police officer asking question's about what happened hour's earlier. The boy has looked around and noticed a vending machine, he looked up at his father and asked if he could get a drink. His father quickly looked away from the officer to reply to his son with a yes.
The boy had climbed off his father's lap while his father reached for his wallet and gave the boy a dollar for whatever the child wanted. The boy skipped off towards the vending machine wondering what kind of drink he wanted. Looking deep inside not only seeing the drinks but also his reflection the boy had noticed something off.
In the reflection was a man, tall, white no faced, wearing a suite. The boy turned around and saw the man standing in the dark hall way of the police station. The boy curious about the man walked away from the vending machine towards the figure. The man had began to almost teleport further back so the boy could not be seen by the others.
As both slowly disappeared into the darkness the boy had called out. "Hello! Who are you?" the man had stopped teleporting, the boy stood before him.
Coming from the man's back was a long tentacle slowing making its way towards the boy. It held a dagger, the blade was sharp long and white while the holder was a mix of gold and white with strange patterns scattered throughout.
"Is this for me?" The boy asked holding out his hand while the tentacle dropped the dagger in his hand.
The boy looked into the dagger seeing himself deep within. The boy looked back up to the man but he was gone. The boy spun around the hall expecting to find him but the man was gone out of sight completely.
"Christian!" The boy heard his father call. The oy turned his head to see his father and mother rushing down the hall. The boy walked towards his father having a nice smile stuck on the child's face.
"Christian where in the world where you!?" His mother cried out while picking up the small child.
"I was with a man! He gave me this!" The boy held out his hand to show his parents the dagger given to him.
Both parent's gasped in shock. His father reached for the dagger but his whole body was thrown back, he landed on the ground staring up at the child in shock. His father's eyes widen with fear and shock at what he saw behind him. The man with no face stood close to the child, the man gave the father a growl before disappearing into the darkness.
"Honey what's the matter?" The mother called wondering about her husband's behavior.
The father was silent he didn't wish to tell his wife what he just saw. "We are leaving" he announced. "Now!" He grabbed his wife's arm, despite her protest, and dragged all three out of the police station. The family had stepped into the car and drove off as if with no end. The boy had fallen asleep in the back of the car awaiting their destination.
---Present time. 4:30 P.M.---
Kalenz laid on the floor still, his mind returning to him once more after the strange memories that fluttered back to him.
"Christian?" A knock was heard on the door, it cause Kalenz to jump and sit up. His door was about to open when he suddenly got up and threw his whole body against the door.
"No! Mom! Don't come in!" Kalez screamed out holding the doorknob down. His mother began to bang on the door calling out his name. "I'll get you the index card's now please just don't come in!" He quickly ran from the front door to his desk, he reached in avoiding the dagger and grabbed the cards. Kalenz ran back over to the door and opened it slightly, he came face to face with a concerned mother staring up at him.
"Sweety is everything okay?" She called while taking the note cards from her son's hands.
"Yeah mom...just...i just was doing something for you and i didn't want you to see yet!" He quickly looked away trying to hide the fact he was lying.
She looked at him and suddenly smiled. "Well alright be careful then." She walked away from the door, Kalenz watched as his mother walked down the steps before closing the door.
He sighed as he slowly slid down against his door. He stared out at his window watching the sun slowly fall down making the night turn towards a dark blue orange color. He closed his eyes as his head slowly moved to lean against his shoulder. He gave out one final sigh before his mind had drifted to sleep.
Within seconds Kalenz eyes shot open, his eye's had become just as dark and empty as the night sky had in a matter of minutes. He stood up shouting the room, his expression was emotionless. He walked over towards his desk and picked up the dagger that laid once again on the desk. His eye's stared deep into the dagger, he gave out a strange evil smirk.
He quickly reached for his black jacket and left out of his room, quickly running down the steps he called out "I'm going to meet a few friends ill be back by tonight if not im sleeping over there house!" His voice sounded different, almost like it wasn't even his. His parents never responded and with that he was already out the door disappearing into the darkness.
~~~Airashii’s room. 3:25 A.M~~~
It was already late at night when the girl's where getting ready for bed, Airashii was finishing up a picture she was working on and Nex was scrolling through facebook one last time before logging off.
"Hey, what's that game you wanted to show me before?" Nex had looked up at Airashii.
Airashii hadn't turned away from her computer screen and already began to load up the game she wanted Nex to play. "Its called Slender, i was watching some Let's Player's play this game and its supposed to be based off the creepypasta character called Slenderman."
Nex got up from the bed to move closer to Airashii to see the computer screen, Airashii suddenly put her computer on Nex's lap and forced her to play the game. "So what do you have to do exactly?" Nex asked while the title 'Slender' came up.
"Just walk around and collect a bunch of notes, but once you start to collect the note Slenderman will come after you and kill you." Airashii explained trying to hide an evil grin on her face. Nex just looked at her and raised an eyebrow she wasn't sure if playing this game was a good idea or not but she did want to try out the game.
Nex was walking around the forest aimlessly because Airashii refused to tell Nex where to go, eventually she came across a note on some rock's. She rejoiced as she finally got one of the eight pages left to collect. Suddenly the sound of drum's being hit began to get louder and louder as Nex continued to walk around. Nex turned around and noticed the screen getting a bit staticy Nex forced her character to run away from this slenderman. But her character was tired and refused to keep running, she cursed out begging for her character to run.
Nex turned around and there she saw Slenderman standing behind her, Nex stopped moving as the whole screen turned to static and her character was killed. Slenderman's face had appeared on the screen and then disappeared returning the girls to the 'continue?' screen.
Nex sat there, here eye's just as wide as it was when she first saw Slenderman. Airashii began to burst in laughter as her friend was shocked. Nex swallowed hard trying to comprehend what just happened.
'How the hell...i saw him before....but...i've never seen him before in my whole life until now...' Nex's thought's were thrown all around her head, she wasn't sure what to do or to say.
Airashii finally began to stop laughing, she looked at Nex realizing something was wrong, she looked surprised and shock like earlier. "H-hey are you okay?" Airashii had asked once again.
Nex slowly turned her head to Airashii, her face as pale as it could ever be. "Amanda..." Nex suddenly spoke Airashii's true name. "I know...you won't believe me when i say this...but i saw slenderman before..."
Airashii looked at her friend, she never uses her real name unless its something serious. "Wh-what are you talking about?"
Nex swallowed hard trying to find the voice to speak. "I...Slenderman was down your street when we were walking home, i saw him!" Nex's voice was shaking as she spoke.
Airashii refused to believe her. "Are you sure you're okay? Maybe you're sick?"
"God damn it Amanda you have to believe me!" Nex almost yelled out.
Airashii quickly covered Nex's mouth so she wouldn't wake up her parents. "Shut up! Okay okay i believe you!" Airashii thought for a moment. "Maybe it was someone cosplaying as Slenderman?"
Nex shook her head refusing to believe that answer "No, there is no way in hell it was someone cosplaying! It...it was too realistic to be a cosplay!" Nex's whole body was shaking with fear. Nex felt a tear fall down her cheek as she noticed something similar standing against the window. Her head slowly turning towards the window. Airashii had saw her friend in pure fear and also turned towards the window. Both girl's had suddenly screamed out bloody murder as the white face of the slender man stood against it.
Airashii's parents had rushed into the room to see Airashii and Nex cowering in the corner of the room trying to calm each other down. Airashii's mother had run over to the girl's while her father ran towards the window looking outside.
"Girl's are you okay what happened?!" Her mother had asked the girls.
"H-h-he was standing by the window!" Nex had stuttered out with tears rushing down her face.
"Who?" Airashii's father had questioned opening the window and looking down towards the street's seeing nothing but the dark night.
The girl's didn't respond they refused to speak the name fearing he would return. Airashii's mother had gotten the girl's to stand and walk into the living room. Airashii's father had grabbed the baseball bat from Airashii's room for protection incase something happens again.
Both girls sat on the sofa, Airashii shaking with fear thoughts rushing through her mind trying to understand what had just happened. Nex was whiping the sacred tears from her eyes trying to calm herself down. Airashii's mother had left the room to get the girl's something warm to drink. Airashii's father had stood in the corner making a phone call
Airashii had suddenly sigh quietly her voice was shaky but she whispered to Nex so her parents wouldn't hear. "A...are you okay?"
"Y-yeah...are-are you?" Nex hiccuped her last cry, her voice was just as shaky as Airashii's.
"I...i think so...." Her voice grew dead as she pushed the thoughts of what had just happened away from her.
Airashii's mother had come out of the kitchen holding two glasses, she set both down before the girls before taking a seat across from them. She turned to her husband giving him a signal if he could step out of the room to talk to the girls. Airashii's father understood and stepped out into the kitchen away from earshot.
Airashii's mother had turned to the girl's. Both Airashii and Nex had looked up to the mother they were each calming down they weren't shaking as much as before but they still both held fear deep with in them.
"Girls..." Airashii's mother started. She watched as both girl's reached for the glasses given and began to take small sips. "Can you please....tell me what happened?" Her voice was as calm as can ever be.
Both of the girl's were quiet, they both turned their head's to each other. They were hoping one of them would tell so the other won't have to suffer. Nex had sighed and looked away began to speak. "We......we were playing the game....Slender." She started off speaking. "When i had died in the game....this man....with nothing but a white face appeared on the screen....." Her voice was shaking once again. "I had...i had seen the man before...down the street. He watched us....he was watching us...." Nex had placed the cup back down so she could rub the tear's already forming in her eyes again.
Airashii's mother was quiet. "If you girl's want you can stay here in the living room, we won't leave your side tonight." She told the girl's with a bright smile. Both girl's had looked at each other. They had each nodded at each other in agreement to Airashii's mother's proposal. "Good, ill go get the blankets." Her mother had stood up and walked into the closet. Out came Airashii's father he noticed the girl's turned on the t.v. to distract the girl's from what had happened.
The t.v. showed nothing but the late night new's. Airashii's mother came back handing the blankets to both Nex and Airahsii as the girl's watched the new's. Suddenly the anchor came on, he sighed unable to handle the story he was about to read.
"Well.... a development had just came up regarding the missing children..." His face began to change into several different emotions, ranging from sadness to anger in a matter in minutes. You could see he was trying to hold in the tear's falling from his face. "The 8 young children....are now dead....their bodies were found deep in the forest of Rain Filled park. They were found in a section that is closed off to any human contact what so ever." Tear's suddenly streamed down his face. His voice suddenly changed to a more dark agonizing tone. "To the man who did this to us.....i hope you happy!" He laid his head against the table sobbing into his arm's.
The t.v. suddenly changed to some old 90's shows. "That poor man..." Airashii's mother had mumbled.
"Yeah...his daughter was one of the children that went missing." Airashii's father had sighed sadly.
Nex had sighed everyone turned there head's to her, she had wrapped the blanket around her body trying to forget what had happened today. "Im just...gonna go to sleep...." Her voice was shaky once again but she closed her eye's none the less and forced herself to sleep.
"i guess....i'll sleep to..." Airashii mumbled, taking the other side of the sofa for her self. She wrapped the blanket around herself as well and wished her parent's a good night, she too was still shaken by the fear of what had happened today. Airashii's parents had stayed in the living room with the girl's watching over them as they sleep.