She seemed lifeless, but her mind wouldn't let her be. She thought a nightmare could only take place if she was asleep. Maybe she never pushed this decrepit door, never set foot in this dirt ridden room. Her heart threatened to surrender as hands grew out of her mother's photo, slowly, longingly.
She took a deep breath and closed her eyes. Her mind was surely playing tricks on her at this point, it's been a long day. The broken window was blowing cold air through her hair. She was starting to relax for a moment. Suddenly, she jumped at the sound of someone whispering her name.
Not even hell itself could break the gaze she now poured onto the old radio beneath the window, questioning whether the whisper really had come from it's rusted, lifeless box. Memories of her mother holding her as a child, whispering her name and words of comfort in her ear flickered in her mind's eye. That one sweet, this one sour. She was probably imaging the whisper from the radio. After all, hadn't she not slept for several days?
The girl shuddered for a moment. She looked around in the half-lighted room, but she was alone. Forlornly inside this old manor, she was the only one where seemed the time was frozen and stopped . An survivor, because she was the last of their family, after the death of her mother. This fact was effect on her and it made her nervous now...
"Hello...?" She said aloud, her voice sounding weak.
She wasn't exactly afraid, but she wasn't confident either, she was more curious than anything. Still holding tight to her mother's photo, she took a few small steps away from the staircase.
When she did the front door flew open, she was about to scream when she saw her dog Reagan prancing through the door happy at his accomplishment of getting in by himself. She felt her heart steady for a moment as she walked over to Reagan.
She caressed her loyal dog. Only to see, two deep breaths later, how his conturs started to fade. His brown fur was embraced by shadows. He looked at her, as his blue eyes faded away. Blending in with the darkness around them. Her pupils dilated as she saw the shadows creeping up on her. With a racing heart, she stared into the darkness. "calm down, it's just a side effect", she thought to herself.