“Holly, it’s time to go to sleep!” Mrs. Waterton called to her daughter, her long brown hair in a braid instead of her usual bun. “5 more minutes, mommy!” The raven haired 7 year old called back, she was watching her sister braid her own hair before she headed to bed. Holly wished she could braid her hair, but she hadn’t quite figured it out yet. Mrs. Waterton walked into her teenage daughter’s room, her hand on her hips. “Holly…” She started, only to be cut off by her other daughter. “I’ll get her into bed mom, just let me finish my hair.” Her voice was calm and sweet, her black hair was being finished in her usual braided bun she wore to bed. “Ok dear,” their said while giving her youngest a hug before leaving to her own bed. “Maddie, can you do my hair?” Holly asked with her puppy dog eyes, Madison looked down and sighed. “We don’t have enough time.” Holly’s face of disappointment led Madison to a conclusion. “But tell you what, if you go to bed right now, I’ll do your hair tomorrow night.” Holly’s eyes were filled with joy, she rushed off to her room to get under her magenta covers. Madison walked to her sister’s room slower, but stopped suddenly when a chill went up her spine. The chill had disappeared as quickly as it had come, she shrugged it off. She walked into the younger girl’s room to see a smiling child sleeping. She chuckled slightly while opening the window just a crack. She walked over to the bed, kissing her sister’s head she couldn’t feel the presence of another in the room. She walked out of the room, making sure to keep the door open just a smidge. Madison yawned, walking to her room. She climbed into bed, and hummed herself to sleep.
Madison groaned. It was Monday. The one day she was overruled with exhaustion, and another day of her English teacher’s lectures on homework and how behind she was. Then he would talk of a weird timeline that she could not understand at all. She looked to her alarm clock. 7:00. She had enough time before Holly woke up. Madison slipped out of her bed, put her slippers on before heading to her closet. She picked one of her cute outfits, one that Holly had picked out for her. The top was a loose, light blue with a couple of floral patterns on it, she had skinny jeans to go with it. A golden locket with a picture of Holly in it went around her neck. After putting the locket on, she took her braided bun out. Long, black hair coming down to her mid-back was put up into a high pony tail. Her alarm clock rang, signifying it was time to go wake Holly up. Madison walked to her little sister’s room, walked through the door. Wait. The door wasn’t all the way open when she had come in the night before. She thought it was odd. Looking over to the bed, she saw nothing. The room was bare, none of her sister’s posters, clothes, covers, curtains, toys, and her, were gone. Tears glided down Madison’s cheeks, her knees gave out. Her sobs were heard down the hall where her mother had been sleeping. Mrs. Waterton rushed to her eldest daughter’s side before she looked over her youngest’ room. Sobs were heard from both of the Waterton’s. Nothing was the same after that.