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Born of the Mind

By @Smkincade

Bedridden

I am sore all over. My vision is blurred at the edges and all I can see is white. Am I dead? I wonder as I try to turn my head, only to be met with a sharp, sudden pain. I hiss out in agitation, then close my eyes slowly and try to remember what happened.

It flashes back to me in an instant, Clarence, the bracelet, and crashing through the window-not one of my best ideas…

Suddenly, I hear the noise of a door creaking open, followed by a rich, soothing, feminine voice, “How are you feeling? That was quite a fall you had there,”

I open my eyes and turn my head to look at the woman, forgetting my injuries and crying out in pain.

“Now now, don’t try to move too much, you need rest,” The woman advises.

I rest my head back down on my pillow as she brings over a tray with what appears to have some sort of healing supplies on it. She kneels beside me and starts to tend to my wounds with a cloth and ointment. I grit my teeth in pain as she gently dabs a large cut on my leg, and another on my arm. When she finishes, she provides me with some sleeping aid and leaves the room.

I close my eyes, hoping to drift off, but something is preventing it. That is when I feel it, a presence in the back of my mind-Clarence. I try to push him away, after all, if I communicate with him, he will be able to find me, a perk of sharing mind magic. But how has he not found me yet? I don’t recall running anywhere after crashing through the window, so why had he not come for me?

As if he can hear my questions, I hear a whisper of a response in my mind: They took me.

I gasp in alarm, this was not supposed to happen, it is me they want, not him. It is why he wanted the bracelet, so they would not be able to come after me anymore, but now they have him, as a bribe for me. If I don’t surrender myself, they’ll likely kill him, or worse. I shudder at the thought.

 

This is all my fault. I say through my mind, I am so sorry.

 

This is not you’re fault Elle, it never was. He replies somberly.

 

I’ll find you, I say, remembering his words, and I will save you.

 

Don’t, he answers, no good can come from giving them what they want, you have to go, leave me be, save yourself.

 

No! I cry into his mind, I can’t! I won’t leave you! Clarence! Tell me where you are, where are they keeping you?

I wait for a reply, but my mind has gone silent. I close my eyes and a tear rolls down my cheek. I cannot leave Clarence to their treachery, I have to find him, but how? Wherever he is, it’s not anywhere detectable by my magic.

I take a slow deep breath, and after laying in silence for a few minutes, manage to drift off into a troubled sleep.

I gasp in alarm, this wasn’t supposed to happen, it is me they want, not him. It’s why he wanted the bracelet, so they would not be able to come after me anymore, but now they have him, as a bribe for me. If I don’t surrender myself, they’ll likely kill him, or worse. I shudder at the thought.

This is all my fault. I say through my mind, I am so sorry.

This is not you’re fault Elle, it never was. He replies somberly.

I’ll find you, I say, remembering his words, and I will save you.

Don’t, he answers, no good can come from giving them what they want, you have to go, leave me be, save yourself.

No! I cry into his mind, I can’t! I won’t leave you! Clarence! Tell me where you are, where are they keeping you?

I wait for a reply, but my mind has gone silent. I close my eyes and a tear rolls down my cheek. I can’t leave Clarence to their treachery, I have to find him, but how? Wherever he is, it’s not anywhere detectable by my magic. I take a slow deep breath, and after laying in silence for a few minutes, manage to drift off into a troubled sleep.

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  1. Sarahisdaname

    Jun 6, 2021

    Hi smkincade! I started another writing competition if you were interested!

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