Howling wind which was almost strong enough to rip the bare trees out of the ground.
Hail pounding on Parked cars. Dim street lights flickering. All the stores were closed and everyone was all cozy-ed up in their homes. A young girl running in a tattered dress which looked like it was made out of a potato sack . Which was the only thing she had on her. She was talking to herself.
“Don’t look back or they will get you.” again and again
She can't remember how long she was running . All she knew was that she can't feel her hands or feet. Her lips were chapped, hair was in a mess and her face is bright red from being frostbitten.
Suddenly, a group of men appeared not too far in front. She didn't know why they were there nor did she care. In her mind she must continue running even if she has to shove through them.
She plucked up the last of her strength. Then she charged at the young men. Shouting
Before they could move they were knocked down by the young female.
“Sorry!” she yelled.
Heavy footsteps were running behind her, she quickly increased her speed. Finally her feet gave out and next thing she knew she was on the floor and her legs started bleeding. It was then she felt the pain which she forgot about.
She saw a tall muscular man towering over her. He was holding a side bag
“Wait it's not safe here.” A deep voice whispered.
The well dressed man picked her up. Her body was too exhausted to fight. In her mind it was over.
He walked into a rundown pub which is the only place that was open, this late at night.
“ Welcome, to Wanted it is wonderful to see new faces” The bartender said with a smile.
Then he paused, seeing a well dressed man carrying a worn out girl.
“I’m Robert Jones an old lady said I can stay here. Also is it okay for her to stay? It looks like she's been through alot.”
The bartender nodded and gave him a key.
“Across the street, knock on the door then go to the room at the end of the 3rd floor. That will be where you’re staying. The first aid kit will be on the desk. Try not to wake the other residents. The girl may stay one night she will have to talk to m’am when she is well.”
The young girl tried to wriggle her way free when he mentioned her staying which caused her to start shivering uncontrollably.
Rob grabbed the key and went across the street and knocked on the door. A small skinny man opened the door. He had a long nose,wrinkly skin and sunken in eyes and was bald.
“Robert follow me boy.” he mumbled in a croaky voice. The two were led up three flights of stairs and the end of the dark, smelly hall. Rob unlocked the door, the room wasn't anything extravagant, it was just white walls with a small desk and a single bed.
“Your room, child. You will have to share with the girl till this is sorted. “
Before Rob could say thank you, the old man went back downstairs. He gently placed the young girl on the bed and got the first aid kit.
Once he addressed the wounds he checked her temperature. She had a high fever, he couldn't do much so he allowed her to sleep.
The young girl opened her eyes she found herself in unfamiliar surroundings and saw a man in the room sleeping on the floor she gasped loudly which woke him up.
“Midnight, you're awake.” he said in a sleepy voice.
“Who is Midnight? A-and more importantly, who are you? Where am I?”
Rob stretched and yawned.
“Midnight is you, I am Rob and this is Wanted pubs housing.”
“Well um Ron I am not Midnight and where is Wanted? What on Earth is going on?”
“It’s Rob not Ron, I will explain everything when you're better. Tell me your real name.”
The young girl froze.
“I guess you can call me Midnight.” She forced a smile,
“You don't wanna talk about your name, huh? I get it Midnight it is then.” He gave her a big smile.
Midnight realized it is the first time seeing his face in the day time. His Brown eyes were enchanting. He had a square head with bags under his eyes. For someone young he looked exhausted.
An elderly women entered the room.
“Robert, I came to see how you've settled. As Well as the surprise arrival may I get your name.”
“Ma’am, you will have to excuse her she is still rather ill, her name is Midnight.” Rob smiled
The old lady shrugged and greeted them both.
“Midnight how old are you?”
“Assuming you have nowhere to go, how about working behind the bar. You will have food and shelter. As long as you work hard you will always have a place here. “
Midnight looked at Rob and back at the lady and nodded. The lady smiled
“Well I will inform the others at breakfast they will be your neighbour's for awhile plus we should sort out the work Rota. Also breakfast is at 10 am.” The old lady gave them a basket with toiletries and a few towels. the Old lady left, Midnight slumped on the bed.
“What's wrong with you?”Rob gave her a puzzled look.
“I look atrocious wearing a dress made out of a potato sack...I am going to be a laughing stock… and I have been wearing this for 2 weeks straight.” Midnight sniffed her armpit and gagged.
“You don't smell bad, you're being dramatic.” Rob giggled.
“Anyway we have an on suite so go have one.”
“I don't have clothes to change into or underwear.”
“I think there is a shop across the street I don't have much money so I can buy some underwear.” Rob Smiled.
“For clothes I guess you can wear one of my shirts They should be long enough to cover you. Honestly, I am surprised you're not calling me a pervert and a creep for offering this.”
“It's not like you're asking to see me naked or anything. In addition you're not going to see ,me in just my underwear. Tell me which top I can wear.” Rob went into his bag and pulled out a black long sleeved top.
Rob went to the store and came back.
Then Midnight had a shower and got dressed. Rob’s black top went to her knees, fortunately it wasn't too baggy however it was shapeless. She went out and saw a long ribbon which was tied over the basket she got the ribbon and tied it around her waist.
“Ready, Midnight?” Rob asked.
Midnight nodded and she felt nervous.
“You seem tense. Are you scared of meeting the others?”
Midnight took a long pause and a deep breath. She started to laugh uncontrollably.
“Midnight, are you okay?”
“I have completely lost it, last month I wouldn't even fathom that this was normal. Hahahaha
“Right so I figure your not used to this lifestyle.”
“Of course I am not accustomed to this lifestyle. Honestly, I am petrified… Rob can I?” Tears poured down her face, Rob walked towards her and gave her a hug.
“ I have gone insane, I am in the most dangerous situation yet I feel more comfortable here than my own home. “
“Look, we are in the same situation we are both new here so let's stick together, OK?
While midnight wipes her tears she nodded.