You checked the calender above your bed drawing a star on the 11th of September, Your birthday. You only had a few days to go. You didn't have school today because it was Labor day weekend. You got out of bed and went straight to the shower. Then got dressed in a soft white tank top, (f/c) cardigan sweater and black skinny jeans. You walked downstairs and into the kitchen.
"Mom?" You called. No response, She was probably at her friend Tamyka's house watching boring musicals from the 80's and drinking coffee. You sighed, and opened the cabinet, pulling out a box of Lucky Charms. Thats when you noticed the note on the refrigerator. You pulled if off and read:
HEY __________ IM AT THE PARK WITH TAMYKA. YOU TOOK TO LONG TO WAKE UP.
YOU CAN MEET US DOWN THERE IF YOU LIKE.
You folded up the note and placed it on the counter and checked the clock on the microwave. It was already 1:30. Grabbing the carton of milk from the fridge you finished eating a bowl of cereal and went back upstairs to your room. You put on mascara and lip gloss (Your mother insisted that you wore it when you were outside because it was "Lady-like") Pulled your (h/c) Hair into a ponytail and put on silver hoop earrings and matching bangles. You normally didn't wear a lot of jewelry like this but because school was out you decided that you would treat it like a special occasion. Running downstairs you slipped on your grey Vans and went out the door.
Since the park was only two blocks away, you took your time and enjoyed walking along the trees. But you suddenly got the feeling that someone was watching you. You paused, looked behind you and saw nothing. You continued walking towards the park. You reached into your cardigan pocket and pulled out your Ipod and earbuds. You put them on and listened to (Favorite song) and drowned out the world. You arrived at the park but you couldn't find your mom or Tamyka. So you kept walking through the tree filled park. You stopped to look at a beautiful looking rose bush with vibrant red roses growing from it. You picked one and sniffed it.
"Its beautiful isn't it?" you heard a voice say from behind you.
You spun around and saw no one. Confused you picked the thorns off the rose, shortened the stem and placed it delicately in your hair, careful not to break any of the soft petals off. You took out your earbuds and took in the sounds of birds chirping and leaves rustling on the trees and continued to walk. Regretting dropping your cellphone in a puddle so you could contact your mom. You approached a bench and sat down. You flinched when you felt someone standing behind you. You spun around and saw someone waking away. The person had midnight colored hair that fell onto their shoulders and was wearing a crisp white hoodie and black jeans. You had to get to the bottom of this. "Hey!" you called. But the person only started running. You quickly got to your feet and ran after the person. Keeping only close enough to see where they were going. The person ran into the woods that were behind the park and you followed at a distance. "Wait!" You called after them. Because of the high trees and think leaves the woods were very dark. You brushed past tall shrubs and plants trying to keep up with the stranger.
"Hello?" You called, instantly regretting it when the person stopped and turned around. You stopped in your tracks and came face to face with the most frightening face you've ever seen... Unfortunately it looked all to familiar. It was a boy, about your age, His skin was a pale white color. His eyes were lidless, making them abnormally large, with dark rings around them like heavy eyeliner. But what made you scream wasn't any of that. It was his smile. He had a unnaturally wide grin carved into his cheeks.
You let out a scream and turned to run, but he was too quick. He knocked you to the ground and held you there. His face was uncomfortably close to yours. You felt you cheeks go warm as the boy laughed, an insane look in his eyes. You tried to get away but his grip was too strong. You felt tears running down your cheeks as you tried to scream.
"Please don't kill me..." You managed to whimper.
You saw the boys eyes lose the insane sparkle they once had. He sighed, wiping away a tear from your face.
You flinched but continued to struggle.
"If I was going to kill you trust me I would have done it by now..." He said in a low voice. He looked at you curiously "Your even prettier up close."
You felt yourself blush slightly. He stood up and pulled you to your feet. You shook, remembering his smile from a scary article that your friend Alicia made you read.... Jeff The Killer...
"Do you know who I am? The boy asked. You took a step back when he pulled out a razor sharp looking knife and twirled it around his fingers. He looked up at you, obviously amused by your extreme discomfort.
"You're...." You could hardly speak from utter confusion. "You're.....Je-" You fell to your knees as Jeff reached for you and held you in his arms. He looked genuinely concerned. You looked up at him, too weak to shove him away.
"I've been watching you _______..." He said softly.
"Why.... were you watching me.... what do you.... want from me?" You managed to whisper
Jeff gazed into your eyes with such intensity you would have thought he was staring into your soul.
He paused before speaking. "Because.......
I want you to love me......"