the soft, female voice crooned. josh stifled scream welling up inside him. what was it?! and WHO was holding his head?! he tried to struggle, to leap to his feet, but it was as if his limbs were dead, the life sucked out of them by this horrible, overwhelming blackness.... some ran their icy cold fingers through his hair, leaving it feeling wet. "ah.... such a sweet little boy. are you all alone? but of course. your dear little expression tells me that.... so frightened are you." the voice dropped to a low hiss. "this way, no one will ever know where you went.... or what became of you."
pure, hysterical laughter rang throughout space, and josh was falling..... falling.