It was just a typical day in England, nothing out of the ordinary, I was simply walking home, I and my friends had a friendly game of football against our rival school, they out bested us so we lost, the reason for our loss wasn't only because they were better but because they also were in a better mood than us, well now I'm mostly speaking about myself, for some reason I didn't feel good, I felt like something isn't right but oh well, there isn't something I can do so might as well just head home, it looks like it's about to rain again
Damn, I hate the rain, and it rains every day here, and all it does is prevent us from playing football, here in London we don't even have many plants so why rain here? Go shower the Sahara desert or something, they need water more than us
"We have a report that today Jorge Barkonson, a 16 years old boy went missing! According to his family, he went outside with some friends, and after splitting with his friends he was nowhere to be seen, the policemen are trying hard to find him but no trace of him has been found yet, If someone knows something or has heard anything please contact the police department"
I heard from a random television shop, the TVs were on display and I could easily hear what they were saying, a lot of people have gone missing lately, not just in England but in the whole world, and this one is the same age as me, it's kind of scary how people can vanish
"Tragic isn't it? Another young man is lost, the police force will have to step up their patrols because if they don't people will keep on getting lost, and who knows what happens to them"
A man dressed in black told me as he was watching the news with me, I didn't reply but I agreed with him, I then left to go to my house, it was 6 P.M, and mother is probably wondering where I am
It didn't take me long to go home, my house was a small apartment where I lived with my mom and dad, my dad is a construction worker so he works until night and my mom is cleaning houses for a living, our economical state isn't the best, that's why I try to stay outside as much as possible
"Welcome home sweetie! Food is on the table, make sure you eat all of it!"
she told with a warm smile as soon as I opened the door
"Sorry I was late, I was playing football with some friends of mine"
I told her as I took off my shoes and sat on a chair, I then started eating the food my mom made, it was beans, they say beans are the meat of the poor and they are not wrong, it's rare when we get to eat beans but every time we do I make sure I enjoy them, and it's hard not to because my mom is an excellent cook
After quickly finishing my food I went to do my homework, dad said that I have to study well if I want to succeed in life, and judging from our age gap I can't really go against him, Once I finished I realized the time was 8 o'clock, that means it's time to sleep, my father is not back yet but he will eventually come, I hope...
When I woke up I went to the living room, my father was there, he was drinking his coffee while he was listening to the radio
"A huge earthquake happened yesterday in the epicenter of San Andreas, the earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 6.9, the residents are panicked and destruction has spre.."
My father suddenly closed the radio
I told him, and he didn't say anything back, I then grabbed two slices of bread and a piece of cheese, and sat at the table, I began eating breakfast silently and out of the blue my dad asked me
"Have you ever wondered what's like to live somewhere else?"
It was an odd question, normally he doesn't ask things such as this
"Not really but if I make it as a footballer then I will take us three to America and live happily there"
my father's face showed a sad emotion, was I dreaming too much? My father didn't say anything else after that, he simply wore his hat and went back to work, that's when my mom woke up
"What are you doing up so early?"
she asked confused
"I just naturally woke up, I also ate breakfast so you needn't make me something"
I said as I placed my shoes
"Where are you going?"
I answered as I picked up my backpack, it was very early but I can't stay at home, it feels like I'm trapped if I stay inside a place for too long, that's why I also don't like school, but if I don't finish it then my life is done for
She told me as she opened the door for me, I quickly exited my apartment and then my building, Today I took the long way to school, I had all the time in the world, it was very silent, almost as silent as it is at night, I felt kind of weird walking but thankfully I saw a person walking my way, he was black dressed in a black hat on and a black coat, when I got closer to him I realized he was the same person I talked to when I saw the news of that one missing child, as we got closer and closer I felt the atmosphere get intense, why do I feel afraid?
"Hey, kid do you remember me?"
He asked, my heart skipped a bit when he talked to me
"I can't say yes sir"
I was lying and he could easily tell
"Come on! I was the one we saw the news together, do I have such a forgettable face?"
he asked as he smiled, his smile is fake, I'm sure of it, this man is up to no good
"You must have heard my name so what is it that you want? Drugs? Weapons?"
I asked as I opened my backpack, I know that it was a risky thing to do but he doesn't look like a good guy so he probably wants to buy some of my goods
"Oh no I'm not here for your loot, I'm here for YOU"
He said as he pointed his finger at me, you? What does he mean by me? Is he a cop?
The man then started walking at me so I quickly picked a knife out of my backpack
"Stay away! Before I stab ya in the gut!"
I told him to intimidate him but he didn't listen, he kept on walking at me
"I swear to god I will do it!"
I yelled but he didn't hesitate even for a moment, when he got closer I stabbed him in the gut 3 times and then backed down, the man placed his hands at the wound and looked up
"That's not a nice kid!"
the man said with his eyes wide open and a smile that reached his ears, this guy... no, this thing is not human, its wounds slowly closed, he just stood there as his wounds were closing, I stood still watching him from shock, it was not my first time stabbing someone but this time it was different
"Did I take my own drugs? Or am I just dreaming?"
I asked myself, the thing answered for me
"This is no dream kid, this is simply your fate"
He said as his right hand turned into squid tentacles, this kind of thing is something I saw when I read superhero comic books, it is not supposed to be real so what is happening?
"You are going to pay for your crimes"
The thing said, he then used his tentacles to catch me but I sliced them off, but they were quickly regenerating, the man then launched himself at me with an incredible speed, the man punched me launching me into the street with force, my knife fell out of my hands and I was defenseless against that monster, yeah monster is a more fitting name, the monster then started slowly coming closer to me, I tried to get up but I was way too dazed from the hit, the man tried to crush me with the now oversized tentacles but I barely managed to dodge the attack, if I hadn't dodge then I would have ended up like a crushed watermelon because this attack managed to break a big part of the street like it's nothing
"What the hell are you?"
I asked in fear, the monster smiled even more than before, it was scary
I started running away as fast as I could, I didn't care about school or anything else, if I'm not fast enough then I will die, the monster chased back after me, I ran to the woods since I know them better than this stupid monster. As I was running downhill and crossing multiple places I had previously marked, to be specific I followed the short way to school, and after what felt like hours of running I finally reached my school, people saw my traumatized face and wondered, I can't possibly tell them about the monster, they will think I'm crazy, but what else can I do? If there is a monster looking for me out there then it will not stop following me, staying at school is my safest option, and generally stay in a place with a lot of people
"Are you okay? You are bleeding!"
A girl said and when I place my hand on my face I noticed that blood was running down from it
I said as I tried to leave but the girl insisted
"Come with me, I will take you to the nurse"
she then grabbed my arm and took me to the nurse against my will, when the nurse examined me she look frightened
"One of your ribs made a scratch on your lungs, so I can't have you staying here, I will call an ambulance to come and pick you up, please stay put"
She told me, she then probably went to the office to call the hospital, I wasn't sure where she went since my eyes were focused on the window, I was afraid that the monster would follow but thankfully it never showed up, after waiting for ten minutes an ambulance came to pick me up and my parents were informed, I don't remember the ride inside the ambulance, I possibly lost my senses in there but am really not sure, once I completely regained my senses I found myself in a hospital bed, the bright white light of the ambulance was blinding me and the annoying sound of the lights also ticked me off, my mom and dad were nowhere to be found, after some minutes a nurse told me that I had a visitor, I expected to be my mom but it was not, it was something way worse, way way worse
"You sure are a sneaky one Johan Berdton, but luckily for you my orders changed so if you don't mind please close your eyes"
the monster told me as he pulled a vaccine out of a bag it had, I was unable to move or speak, I just froze up in front of this monster as I was getting injected with a syrup he had inside this vaccine, after that, I passed out, hopefully, nothing wrong goes to me...