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After forever, p.3
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       After Forever, p.3

           Krystal George
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  After a few hours of wandering, Mom went into a store while I lingered outside. A couple girls were talking while sipping on their drinks.

  “Did you hear?” one of them asked, taking a long drink.

  “About what?”

  “About the monster…werewolf-whatever the hell it is.” The other one shook her head. At that, my gaze immediately shot up to them. The one that just shook her head met my gaze, nodding slightly. I quickly turned my head away, my cheeks flushing. I knew I should just walk away, but I couldn’t.

  “Oh yeah, my boyfriend told me,” she said. “It’s crazy, isn’t it?”


  “I can’t believe something like that could even happen.”

  “Same here.”

  I rolled my eyes. That can’t happen. No way.

  “Did your boyfriend tell you anything else?”

  “Nah, not really except that it’s something no one knows about. People claims they see it, but nothing ever comes of it.” She shrugged. “Who knows?”

  I looked up when I noticed their voices were fading away. A monster? Yeah, right. Nothing like that is possible. It isn’t real.

  Is it?

  I shook my head fiercely. There’s no way it is. That’s just a myth people are spreading-a tale. Exactly, it’s just a tale. But what if it’s not? What if this is true? Think reasonably, I scolded myself, mentally rolling my eyes. This isn’t true! Yet, I couldn’t shake the feel it is. Maybe there’s only one way to find out.

  Am I really going to do that?

  Will I really go to wherever this myth is taking place and find out? I began walking, noticing a library not that far from me, I went to it. Once I was inside, I nodded at the librarian and marched over to the computers, claiming one. I waited as it loaded, rebooting itself and all that. Once it was finally done, I typed in the first thing that came into my mind and watched as several things came up. I clicked on the first one, skimming over it before moving onto the next. There was a lot of information and some blurry pictures taken at night, it was weird. They looked as if the object of the picture was moving-running. I closed my eyes after thirty minutes passed, knowing I got all the information I needed. I have to go see what all this commotion is about. My curiosity is getting the best of me.

  For the rest of the day, I hung around the library, checking out a few books and flipping through them. Finally, around four, I decided to go find my mom; I had a feeling she’d be worried sick about me. I enjoyed the cool breeze against my flesh, walking quickly with the books in hand.

  “Hey, Mom!” I called the moment I spotted her.

  She instantly looked in my direction. “Oh good God. What has gotten into you?”

  “Nothing,” I said, showing her what I held in my hands. “I just went to the library.”

  “Of course you did,” she sighed.

  “Is something wrong with that?” I asked cautiously.

  “No, no. I wish I knew about that, though.”

  “You were in there.” I gestured towards the building she had disappeared into. “I didn’t really want to go find you.”

  “I get it. Let’s get home so I can fix supper.”

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