Erin: Golden Rules

Something cold was pressed up to my cheek and it took me a second or two to realize that it was the pavement that I had fainted on. Through my closed eyelids I could just make out Angie, still lying motionless on the ground, dried blood staining the pavement. What the hell had happened? I remember chasing after Angie after she had tried to chase after the man from the plane and catching up with her only to find her unconscious. Then the man or rather alien we had been pursuing had come back and I remember looking deep into its cold eyes, feeling lightheaded then falling to the ground next to Angie with a resounding thud.

I got shakily to my feet, my knees threatening to buckle at any second, I spotted that Angie had at last come round and I reached out a hand to help her to her feet and she took it cautiously, as though she thought it was infected or something.

“Are you alright?” I asked her quickly, looking frantically around for any sign to show where the alien from the plane had gone but it was no use, he had disappeared without a trace.

“Yeah I’m fine” she said, “What are you doing?” she asked curiously. “I’m trying to see if there is any way of knowing where the alien went” I replied, spinning on the spot. “You talk about aliens like it’s a regular thing; you do know I think your both nuts don’t you?”

I turned to look her, a mixture of shock and exasperation on my face, “It is a regular thing when you travel with the Doctor” I said, walking up to her and placing a hand on her shoulder.

“But… Aliens don’t really exist” she argued, “ So what have we just been following then? … A man in a mask, no I don’t think” I exploded. “Open your eyes, Believe your eyes!”


“Listen, your new to all this and yes it know its bonkers but if you follow 4 simple golden rules you’ll be fine”

“And what might they be?” she asked, sarcasm lacing her voice now.

“Number 1 – Always run as fast as you can”

Angie nodded.

“Number 2 – Don’t ask silly questions”

Angie looked like she was going to argue at this one but bit her tongue.

“Number 3 – Don’t wonder off”

God I sound just like the doctor, the amount of times he has told me not to wonder off and the amount of times I have taken no notice.

“Oh and number 4, shut up”

Angie looked eager to argue back at me now but a shrill scream from in the distance, stopped her in her tracks. I broke into a run towards the screaming, Angie not far behind, and that’s when it struck.

All the energy started to drain from me, it was like it was being taken from me and put to use somewhere else, and the funny thing is, I knew exactly where. I don’t know how but when I made eye contact with thealienit created a link between him and me, meaning that whenever he needed some extra energy, he would be able to drain me.

My legs gave way on me and I was plunged into darkness again.

The End

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