Breathe it InI breathe in the crisp air.Cold.Yet not.The trees are cut in half.The top is glowing orange.The bottom is in shadow.Beauty is all around me.Walking down the street, I wonder,Will this ever last?
Chance- Prologue 1Flames.Light dances.It licks the ceiling.She yells my name over the roar and crackle. Everything is muted, sluggish.I'm here.A pain on my side. Am I on fire?My eyes are slits, barely making out the shape of my reflection; coughing, screaming, crying. A face once more beautiful than my own, and never-fearing is now creased with worry, smudged with a dark substance. A skin-colored river glistens down her cheeks as she screams again, shaking me.The pain in my side increases, to the point were I lose consciousness.Blackness
Images flash. A constant beep
My mother's face. The same rivers flowing
--"So, what do you want to be for Halloween this year?""Wow, Moore, way to be random. Halloween isn't for another, like, six months!""So, Anne? What's your point? Anyway, I was just trying to strike up a conversation instead of just sitting here waiting for Cale to wake up.""Guys, do you have to argue all the time?""Yes." The duo intoned at the same mom