Well, its a dream I had last night (September 30th 2012) So here is my version of the dream, there are something I will not add, but there will be alot of things from it
The streets were emptying as I closed up the shop. Sighing I looked down the road. “Another boring day huh?” I said with a gentle laugh. Opening the door and dragging in the sign that said “Ruby Sweets” And all that other generic shop non-sense. Placing it next to the door, I turn around and lock the door and turning off the open sign. I head in further glancing at the shelves stocked with candies and chocolates. I walk up to the counter and pull off my apron. Placing it down on the counter I looked over into the back. “Hey, I just locked the door, can I leave now?” I said as a women walked out from the back. She had short,dark red hair, a slime face and figure, purple eyes “Sure, you can leave that there.” She said pointing to the apron. I smiled. “Thanks, Ruby.” I said pushing myself off the counter. I walked around to the back of the counter and passed by Ruby. “Same time tomorrow Jack.” Ruby said to me. Sighing I waved back. “Yeah, yeah I know.” I said grabbing my dark blue jacket off the hanger and walked into the street through the backdoor.
I stepped out into one of the less crowded streets of Mayfield City, blinded by the late Autumn sun's glare, I rub my eyes. The street is lined with small shops and a post office. I see a few people closing up shop, and some others hurrying to pick up something they forgot, or so I assume. I sigh and stretch my arms and legs. I turn down the street and start to walk towards the train station. 'Long day of work, when I get home I feel like taking a small shower.' I mundanely thought with a bored look on my face, I eventually reached the station. Pulling out my wallet, I grabbed my train pass and swiped it, the gate unlocked and opened, I walked in and sat waiting for the train.
I looked over and noticed how few people there were around me. 'Usually there is more then this.' I thought to myself but shrugging it off thinking that it happens. I walked over to a small stand with free newspapers and grabbed one. Walking back to my seat I opened it up reading about small things. I notice an article about “Ruby Sweets” I chuckled to myself getting a few glances, as anyone would get. The article said 'Although not well known, “Ruby's Sweets” is one of the best places in Mayfield City for great sweets at low prices' “Cliche” I thought to myself “But true.” “The train is now arriving, for safety purposes, please stand behind the yellow line as the train enters the station. Thank you” I hear the P.A system announce. Putting the newspaper down I stand up an walk up to the edge of the yellow line and watch as the train slows to a stop in front of me.
I step into the train and take a seat near the door. Placing my elbow onto the bar next to my waist, and my chin into my hand, I watch as the same scenery I see every day pass by. I sigh and as I was about to close my eye, I see a small black dot in the distance fly from one building to another. I shrug it off thinking it was just a figment of my imagination from being tired. I close my eyes and sigh. Pulling out my cellphone I check to see if I had any mail, or calls I missed. “None huh?” I said looking at the phones history. I put my phone back into my pocket. I hear the P.A system turn on. “The train is now arriving at East River Station, please stand clear of the doors, and have a great day.” I hear the automated voice say. “Well here is my stop.” I say to no one in particular. Grabbing the vertical bar, I stand looking at the few people at the station pass by.
The train stops and the doors open. I take a step outside and feel a cold gust of wind pass by. I shiver a little and zip up my jacket. As I walk out passed the yellow line, a man dressed in a black zip-up hoody, with the hood up, and blue jeans walk pass me and into the train. Thinking nothing of it, I continue to the entrance hoping to get home quickly. Walking down the steps to the street, I see someone run up to me. “Sir! Are you Jack Burns by any chance?” The man asks. He had a grey button up jacket, black baseball cap, and a pair of grey-green pants “Not really that fashionable now is he?” I thought to myself. “Well are you?” The man asks persistently. “Yes I am, what is it you want?” I say with slight annoyance, wanting to get out of the cold as soon as possible. “Okay, about time, you are like the 15th person I asked today!” He says with a chuckle. “So what is your name?” I ask looking over at the man. “My name isn't of real importance right now, I was told to give you this when I found you.” He said holding out a small white envelope with my name written on it. Taking it, I looked over at the man. “So since my job is done, I gotta get home, see ya!” he said as he turned and ran down the ally next to the station. Shaking my head I walked down to my home.
Twenty minutes later I reached my apartment building. Walking up three sets of stairs, and walked down the outdoor hall and I reached my home. Taking out my keys I opened the door and walked inside. Placing the keys onto the entrance shelf, I took off my shoes and headed to the living room. Sitting on my couch I grabbed my letter opener and sliced the letter open. I pulled out the piece of paper that was inside out. “Who sent this?” I asked myself looking at the envelope and turning to see the back and front for a return address or another name other than mine. Tossing it onto the living room table, I unfolded the paper. My eyes went a little wide as to what it said.
WELCOME TO THE GAME
RULES ARE SIMPLE
Don't be caught or its game over
Looking at the letter I scoffed. “Must be some kind of joke.” I shook my head and tossed it onto the table and headed towards the bathroom. I glanced at myself in the mirror. My sloppy, medium length, black hair, sharp looking, heterochromia iridum eyes, left one blue, right one green, diamond shaped face, stared back at me.” I splashed my face with water, and I undressed and had a quick shower. Stepping out I dried myself and took too the kitchen and made myself dinner. Hours later I decided to go to bed.
One week passed me by, the letter forgotten about and nothing happened. On the 7th day of the week, as I was closing shop once again. I heard a crash in the back. I ran to the back, I seen a mans back just barely visible standing behind a shelf. I crept up to see what happened. My eyes went wide, my hand went straight to my mouth to hide the gasp. There lay Ruby, bloodied and with a knife protruding out of her chest. “What the hell!” I screamed in my head looking from the man back to the body. I quietly tried to leave the shop through the entrance. “Where do you think your going?” A rough and ragged voice said stopping me in my tracks. “The fun has just begun!” He said walking around the shelf with a look of glee on his face. “You seemed shocked, well I guess everyone is when they first enter The Game.” He said, he wore a black zip up hoody and blue jeans. “The Game?” I ask with a look of confusion on my face. “Yes! The Game!” He said with a maddening glee.
The memory of the letter popped into my head. “You mean the letter I got, it wasn't a joke?” I said with horror etched on my face. “A joke?!” He laughed as he walked back to the body of Ruby, pulling the knife out of her, and bloody started to pour out of her. “No, this is no joke, this. This is reality.” He said walking back around, and towards me. I stumbled back onto my ass trying to get away. I backed into the wall. With no where to go, I looked around. I saw an umbrella I forgot here once before. Grabbing it, I held it infornt of me. “Oh scary, an umbrella. You're gonna need more then that to stop me.” He said charging at me. I swung the umbrella around in front of me. Luck would have it, I hit the knife right out of his hand, and I smashed the side of his head. Watching him fall I lunged for the knife, while throwing the umbrella away, I heard a sick splash, knowing exactly where it landed. “Yo-You better watch it, I have the knife now.” I said shakily. The man stood up and laughed. “You think you can do anything with that?” He said cracking his neck. He charged at me. With nothing else to do, I screamed as loud as I could, thrusting the knife out and rushing at him.
I felt it, the knife piercing the skin, and the knife scraping against bone. I looked in horror as the mans face relaxed as he smiled evilly. “Welcome to the game newcomer” He said. He became limp and dropped. I backed away a little, I my eyes wide, my body shaking. “I kill...I killed someone.” I stammered. I rushed to the front, of the store, and ran as fast I could out, and down the street. I reached the train station, and rode it to East River Station, I ran back to my home as soon as I could. I locked the door and hunted for the letter. I read it once again.
WELCOME TO THE GAME
RULES ARE SIMPLE
Don't be caught or its Game Over
I read the first bit over and over. “Welcome to the game” I whispered. “Just what is the game?” I said staring at my hands as they still shook. I silently stood from my seat, I walked into the bathroom my multi-coloured eyes staring into the mirror and right back at me. I turned on the shower, undressed and sat in it for a half-hour. Walking out and into my room, I collapsed onto my bed and laid there for hours. I soon fell asleep wishing everything that happened was just a dream.