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Dead End

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01:03 AM † † † † †
Leaving Amber's party feeling exhausted and annoyed. † † † †
It was dreadful and I luckily managed to do a runner. † † † †
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Over an hour earlier, we had just welcomed in the New Year. † † † †
I had no intention to go anywhere, but Amber insisted that I attend. † † † †
It was supposed to be a small gathering at her place, but that ended up being the opposite. † † † †
It was congested! Like a trendy club down in West End on a Friday night. † † † † †
I fumbled for my mask in the pocket of my blue skinny jeans. † † † †
In honesty, I wouldn't have come if I had known so many people would be present. † † † †
Unfortunately, it was too late now. † † † † †
And I know that Amber only invited me due to a certain somebody being here. † † † †  
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James was an attractive guy. Sturdily built, tall and, a chiseled face, but he was a pompous prick. † † † †
Although rumor got around that he had a thing for me, I didn't quite feel the same. † † † †
James called over to me and as I turned around to say hello - he stood amused to see half of my face covered by a thick black surgical mask. † † † †
Now to think of it, everyone was gawking at me. (The only person wearing a mask). † † †
They shouldn't be wondering why I was doing the most sensible thing and take a look at themselves. † † † †
I found Amber in the kitchen pouring herself a drink, and told her that I was getting ready to leave. † † † †
My place wasn't too far from hers and I could walk there within 15-20 minutes. † † † †
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"Ohh please stay a bit longer, pretty please" she exclaimed. † † † † †  
"Sorry Amber, you wanted me to celebrate the New Year and it's the new year now. I'm tired, so I'll text you once I get in. Love ya bye." † † † † †  
I rushed to the front door. † † † † †
"Okay, see you. Get home safely okay, bye. Oh shit wait! You left your phone charging. Hey come back!"
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01:10 AM † † † † †
Outside was frosty and I thought I felt a trickle of rain. † † † †
Was starting to regret going out in this gorgeous, but extremely thin jacket. † † † †
I removed my mask and put it straight into my jean pocket where my phone should've been. † † † †
Great! My phone's missing. † † † †
I most probably left it at Amber's, I can just collect it tomorrow. † † † †
Anyhow, the fresh air should do me good, and the streets were somewhat vacant. † † † †
It was a lovely walk and the silence was pleasant. † † † †
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01:12 AM † † † † †
I wasn't too far from home now, just a little more walking and soon it will just be my bed and I. † † † †
I could picture it, taking of these clothes and wrapping my self in my duvet. † † † †
Must hurry and get home. I considered to walk across the bridge, it's not the shortest bridge, but it's great for a shortcut. † † † †
From the distance, I couldn't see much, but the closer I got, I noticed movement. † † † † †
I couldn't see much, just a figure or two. I felt uncertain to walk that route as there's a gang of young boys who hang around there and tend to cause trouble. † † † †
Could it be them? † † † † †
I decided to keep walking on the main road. † † † † †
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01:15 AM † † † † †
I'm almost home now, but something is different. The streets aren't quiet as they once were. † † † †
I hear movement, but can't determine where it's coming from. † † † †
I think its from behind me. I swiftly turn my head around. I can see a figure, around 4 metres away. I can't see his face too well though. † † † †
I casually quicken my pace, but wonder why anyone would be interested in following me. † † † †
Maybe he hasn't noticed me. Perhaps he is just walking in the same direction. † † † †
This could all be a coincidence, I shrug it off and continue pacing, almost there... † † † † †
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01:19 AM † † † † †
Five minutes away and my bed awaits me. † † † †
I wonder what Amber is doing right now, probably still having a blast. † † † †
She's absolutely insane for allowing all those people into her apartment. † † † †
We'll catch up tomorrow and I'll ask how it went. † † † †
Hopefully James didn't start any trouble, I always wondered why Amber was friends with him. † † † †
Amber is kindhearted and can sometimes be too trusting, but she always looks out for others. †  
James is just James. Maybe Amber sees the good in him that others don't see.
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01:21 AM † † † † †
My legs are starting to ache, but I can see my block in the distance. † † † †
Almost there. † † † †
A gust of wind passes, and my hair starts to blow uncontrollably. † † † †
I flick it away from my eyes, but something isn't right. † † † †
An inkling to turn around. I steadily turn my head, and it dawned on me. † † † †
He has moved. He has gotten closer, substantially closer. † † † †
I can see his face now! I recognize the clothes. It's the man from before.
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I heard nothing, this whole time he's been right behind me and I heard nothing, he.. he was monitoring his steps. † † † † †
He was following me!
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RUN! † † † † †
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01:25 AM † † † † †
I can't go home. He'll know where I live. † † † † †
My block is straight ahead. † † † †  
Instead, I turn left onto a different road.
I hoped that someone would be out, someone who can help.
It is new years after all.
But no one is here, I am on my own.
Think! Think! † † † † †
My heart is thumping and my body shivers. I feels sick.
He is still trailing me. † † † †
Is he picking up his pace? † † † † †
I could expel all of the contents in my stomach right now!
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01:28 AM † † † † †
I just need to find somewhere to hide.  
If I can do that successfully. He'll pass by me, then I can run in the other direction and get help. † † † †  
I think I can do this. I have to pull this off! † † † † †
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01:29 AM † † † † †
He is picking up his pace now. † † † †
I must move faster, I must move now! † † † † †
Up ahead, I see a small opening. † † † †
Maybe it's side street. I'm not sure. † † † †
I may be able to hide there, but I must be quick. † † † †
He mustn't see me go there!
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01:30 † † † † †
I run with all I've got. Sprinting forward, then turning right onto what I thought was a side street. † †
But it's not really a side street. † † † †
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It's a blind alley, † † † †
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A dead end. † † † † †
Luna_Alyssa
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