The Weird Curl of Fur
The Weird Curl of Fur
Driving on a dark night with nothing but your headlights as your guide on a lonely deserted road can get really dangerous especially when you are unaware of what dark and mysterious creatures or beasts lurk in the dark baring their teeth wide ready to strike.
I felt fuzzy and everything felt unclear. We were sure a hundred percent that something was wrong. It took me a few seconds to get a grip and replay in my head the recent events.
I dug deep down inside my memories searching for a clue, thinking, and trying to understand what has just happened. I touched my forehead, and my hand was greeted with a red stain streaming out of an open wound. In no time everything was clear, and I went back in time to just a few minutes before the accident.
“I remember having my mp3 listening to a song by Krypteria humming the lyrics: “Me the hunter you the prey, I got you in my sight .Time to bring the pain.” Then, he reached out and told me to put on my seatbelt. In the process of doing that, he suddenly hit the brakes so hard that my head went freely smashing into the glass. I was stunned. The pain paralyzed my body.
“What the hell happened?” I screamed, suffocating in fear or was it pain?
I remember turning and looking at his pale face. He looked shocked, lifeless was the word. Reluctantly, he answered, “I don’t know, he grappled with his next words, and added, “I think we ran over something!”
“You don’t know?” I screamed amazed.
Without asking questions, it announced its presence, moaning in pain. In a second, my window was down, and half my body was out. Initially, it looked like a medium sized fur ball curled like a baby which hid itself camouflaged among the bushes. It stood limping growling even harder with its teeth out shining in the dark.” Err”
“Get the hell inside!” Stunned, paralyzed I felt his hand pulling my leg and in no time my window was closed and the lights were off as well. The semi cute-wolf life beast feeling provoked, jumped on the car, scratching, growling, and leaving blood stains on the glass.
Bloody thoughts rushed through my veins, “Now I know how a prey feels” .We stayed still, not blinking nor breathing for hours. “God! If I survive this , I promise to go back to school, graduate, and work harder”, I pledged silently within me.
Feeling like a captive in a car, the beast finally gave up and got off the car, and limped its way out of our sights.
“Oh! Fww!” We both sighed simultaneously. The beast at that same instant turned our way , glared with its abnormally dilated eyes and growled at us as if saying,” I got my eyes on you two. It isn’t over.”
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