When I got home, nothing less then expected awaited me.
"Madeline! Dear, I've made you some hot chocolate to drink. I thought you would need some warmth after that time you spent out in the rain."
"Thanks Aunt Jane, but it really isn't necessary, I was in a car afterall..." I said.
"Just drink up dear. Then you'll be all warm in toasty." She chimed.
I choked back a laugh as I rolled my eyes in obvious annoyance. I'm really glad I am my moms child. I don't know how she made it living with her for so long.
I took my hot chocolate upstairs with me. When I got in my room I laid on my bed, just thinking. The rain storm outside was getting proceedingly worse, the orchestra getting a slight bit more enthusiastic.
Listening to the rain again, I fell into a state of half unconsciousness. In my peripheral's I started seeing yellow. All the rest black. That's when I started to hear the voices again.
"Madeline, you should wear that ring. It'd look lovely on you." the voice said.
Once again I couldn't seem to find my voice, I could only manage a faint umph remnating from the back of my throat.
"Really Maddie, that ring would just look, empowering, on a girl like you."
As I tried to make another attempt at words, I heard a loud knock on my window.
As I jumped out of my stupor I glanced at my window.
"Hah," I thought to myself "a tree branch, of course. What was I expecting? I don't even know anyone in this town."
As I came back into reality, I realized I was still in my wet clothes. So, I got up, changed into my ratty old sweats at my mom's old ACDC t-shirt. She was quite the concert-goer when she was my age. Then, I headed into the bathroom with my toiletries and proceeded to get ready for bed.
When I finally hoped into bed for the night I remembered my dream. How strange, a dream about wearing a ring. My imagination must be shot, if my dreams were no more than a little object on my finger.
That night. My dreams were a little more vivid.
I was in a misty feild. I've never seen anything more..magical in my life. The tree's were glistening. Every single leave was sparkling radiantly. The grass was rustling as if being blown around by a wind, but the air was still. Except for the strange heavy pall that seemed to hang in the air. It was as if I could almost taste it on my tongue. Kind of a bitter taste, but sweet at the same time. The sky wasn't quite blue. It was shrouded in a never ending mist, making the sky seem almost greenish. Not like the storm green, but like a fairy tale, magic green. One of the most beautiful colors in the world.
When I looked around the feild I saw a glen closer to the trees. It was surrounded by tall flowers. Every kind you could imagine. When I looked into the glen, I saw something. A person. A girl. She looked like me, but she had a strange look in her eyes. Almost of power, of raw power.
When I looked at my reflections hand, it was glowing. A purple glow came off of it, almost like a spark. When I lifted my real hand to my face, I saw that it too, was glowing.
Out of bewilderment, I jumped. At a spark shot out of the purple glow, and hit a tree. Knocking off a branch.
"I knew you were powerful Madeline." A voice said, almost gloating. "The only question is, how powerful?"
I jumped at turned around. A man with dark features was behind me. He had a greedy look in his eye but a charming smile. It seemed to lure me in. Make me melt. I felt my limbs turn to butter and my head started to sink. I felt..good. But I couldn't seem to get a grasp on reality.
I felt his arm grab my elbow. But the next thing I knew, I was back in my room, sitting up in bed. Sweat beaded on my forehead. I laid in bed for awhile after that. I really need to see a shrink, I thought.