To the Grave, We Grieve

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(E) Chapter Four: To the Grave, We Grieve

I woke up screaming in a cold sweat. My hands flew to my face and then my stomach. Breathe. Just breathe Darcie. I let out a long breath and sunk backwards, my back hitting the headboard. I winced a little.
Same exact thing again. Every little detail. Will it ever change? I glance over at the clock.
4:35
Wow, I slept more than usaul. I knew that I wouldn't go back to sleep, yet I didn't want to get out of bed.
The pounding in my heart dulled down to a light thump.
Thump. Thump. Thump.
I listened for a few moments, taking in deep breaths, calming my heart even more.
The quietness overflowed in the room. All I could hear was the sound of my breathing. I couldn't even hear my heartbeat anymore. I groaned. I can't sit here like this, I'm going to drive myself insane.
I threw the covers off of me and strolled into the bathroom, flipping on the light. My eyes squinted, slowly adjusting to the light.
I turned around and surveyed myself in the mirror.
The dark rings under my eyes were lighter, my bed head wasn't as bad as usaul. I smiled faintly.
I decided to take a shower, I felt gross. Also, it helps wash away the feeling of terror still left after reliving the nightmare, again. The shower makes me feel fresh and new.
I spun the dials until the temperature was perfect, I peeled off my clothes and climbed in. The hot water enclosed around me. I breathed the steam in and enjoyed the feeling of relaxation for once in my life.
I spent a long time in the shower, never wanting to leave. I didn't want to lose this content feeling, but nothing can last forever.
Nothing can last forever.
I reluctantly turned off the shower and climbed out. I grabbed a towel off the rack and wrapped...

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...is never on now.
* We bring you an emergency broadcast. Another girl has been abducted. Local police and F.B.I won't confirm if its The Rose Killer, but an inside source tells us it is. Young 23 years old Hillary Dawnson was abducted from her home late last night. If you have any information regarding this women please call our hot line. You can remain anonymous. Its listed below. Also, police and F.B.I will be interviewing people she worked with and knew.....*
I tuned her out. I couldn't hear anything. Nothing, but a high pitched ringing in my ears.
Hillary ... She didn't over sleep. She was kidnapped. By The Rose Killer...
Suddenly I lose any apitite I had. I feel like I'm going to faint. My stomach feels like someone punched me in the gut.
I can't breathe.
The plate in my hand falls and hits the ground, shattering into a bunch of tiny pieces.
Forever broken.
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