Tina woke up in a cold sweat. She was in a state of panic and fear because of the nightmare she had. She frantically looked around the room to try and figure out where she was; the dream felt so real, it left her in a state of confusion.
The alarm clock went off and startled her—she nearly jumped out of her skin as she rushed to turn it off. Her heart was beating so hard and so fast, it felt like it was going to pop right out of her chest. She never experienced anything like this before, and began to take slow and steady deep breaths to try and calm down.
Although Tina was still very frightened, she forced herself to get out of bed and ran out of her room towards the bathroom. As she turned to open the door, she could see a shadow-like figure in the corner of her eye. She quickly turned in its direction, but it vanished before she could get a good look at it.
“Stop freaking out Tina, it was just a dream,” she told herself to calm her nerves.
She quickly brushed her teeth and washed her face, and went back to her room to put on the outfit she'd picked out weeks ago. She began to make her bed and suddenly got the feeling she wasn’t alone in her room anymore. She tried to shake it, but its presence became more and more conspicuous.
She immediately stopped what she was doing, grabbed her backpack, and ran down the stairs to have breakfast. As she got closer to the landing, she could smell the aroma of Belgian waffles in the air. For a second, it made her forget all about what just happened upstairs. As she entered the kitchen she said “good morning mom," but there was no one there. She walked over to the table where she found a can of whipped cream, syrup, fresh fruits, and an note that read:
“Good morning sweetie, your father and I had to run out early. We received a phone call from your grandmother this morning, she was at the airport and wanted to surprise us, but a cab was too expensive so we went to pick her up. We won’t be back before you leave, but we’ll see you after school. Have a great last day of high school, Fordham University here we come!”
Tina smiled as she put the note down. She went and took her breakfast out the oven and placed it on the table. When she was done eating, she cleaned up and went to the fridge to grab a drink. As she stood up and closed the door, a chilling sensation ran throughout her body and when she turned to leave, the hairs on the back of her neck stood up. There, right in front of her, was the shadow-like figure she saw earlier. She opened he mouth to scream, but no sound would escape. She wanted to run in the opposite direction, but the entity held her in place. She was completely defenseless to what was taking place.
The entity began to reveal its true demonic form as she watched paralyzed. It had pale white skin with eyes as dark as coal, but which glistened like gems. Its long black hair covered most of its face, but the magnitude of its evil could be felt none the less. As it began to levitate towards her, her eyes widened with fear. She tried desperately to move, but her body became weaker with every attempt. There was a terrible burning sensation in her chest as the demon entered her body. It fed off the fear she felt, which grew with each passing minute. And as it gained complete control of her, Tina could feel her life slipping away.