Lori washed her hair and sighed. Stupid college shower rooms. I just want to take a bath. She wiped her eyes. I can't believe Will is dead. Lori thought. Tears were burning against her eyes but she didn't want to cry. She leaned against the shower wall, finding herself growing tired. No…I can't fall asleep. Lori unwillingly slid down the wall and closed her eyes gently.
She struggled to wake up again. She opened her eyes and stood up. She heard a voice calling her name. "Lori…" It was…Will's voice.
"Will!" Lori wrapped herself in a towel and snatched the curtain open. Will was standing in front of her, smiling. Lori couldn't help but smile back. "I thought you were dead." She said.
Will nodded. "I am. I came back one last time to see you." He said, his voice echoing. The shower room was empty. Will's transparent glow was comforting.
Lori reached out to touch him. He was solid, so she hugged him. "I love you, Will" she sobbed.
"And I love you Lori." Will responded, only now his voice was growling, demonic even. Oh no! Freddy! Lori thought and pulled away. Sure enough, Freddy Krueger was standing in Will's place. Lori backed away, slipping on the wet floor.
Freddy laughed and flicked his claws at her. The towel she was wearing went up in flames then disinigrated. She was on the floor, naked, facing her death.
Freddy read Lori's thoughts. "Relax, Princess. I'm not going to kill you…yet." He added, grinning. He found his eyes wandering to her body. He bit the tip of one of his razor claws. Not today. Today it's all buisness. He shot his claws out, making that satisfying metal-on-metal sound.
Lori winced. Freddy drew closer, causing her to crawl away with every step. "If you're not going to kill me...then what do you want?" she asked, shaking.
Freddy paced back and forth, preparing to explain why he even wanted to go near this bitch again. "Well. We all know that you killed me in the real world. Correct?" He turned to face Lori who nodded. "And since, you failed to get over your fear and defeat me in the dream realm, the evidence suggests you might not be strong enough." Freddy's grin grew wider. "But that's a good thing. If you can't put aside your fear then you," he pointed a blade at Lori, "can help me gain my powers back by spreading your fear." He pulled his hand back. "That's the story, Princess. You in?"
Lori's eyes were as big as saucers. "Absolutely not!" she spat. Freddy sighed with fake disapointment. "I see how it has to be." He grabbed her by the neck.
Lori brought her own hands to her neck, trying to push his down. "You can't kill me." She choked. "You said yourself you're losing your powers." She said as she struggled to pull Freddy's fingers off her neck.
Freddy's grip only tightened. "Then tell me what happened to your little boyfriend, bitch." He slammed her against the wall. "Now I suggest," he growled, "that you do what I say. Unless you want some more of these." He lightly traced the scars on Lori's chest. Lori squirmed and Freddy dropped her. Suddenly his eyes widened. "Shit!" he said. Lori was fading away. She was drowning in the shower. No! I need her alive! He turned his back and allowed Lori to wake up.
Lori woke up spitting water. She looked up in shock at the water pounding on her face. She tried to catch her breath. I could have drowned. He can still kill me. She scrambled to pull on her robe and ran back to her dorm.
"Hey Lori" Robin said, cautioulsy. "Are you alright?"
Lori looked around, still panting. "Um…yeah," she said, "Yeah, Robin, I'm fine."
Robin gave a sympathetic look as she scriibbed something down in her note book. "I'm sorry about your boyfriend."
"It's alright." Lori wheezed, "Will would have…wanted me to be happy anyway."
Robin nodded and went back to scribbling. "Some friends and I are going to hang out tomorrow. You should come." She asked.
Lori went to pull some clothes on, turning her back to Robin so she couldn't see the scars. "I don't know. I'm not sure I feel like going out or anything." She said, truthfully.
"Come on. It'll be good to be surrounded by friends." Robin pleaded.
Lori sighed, "But I don't know them."
"But, you will. They're really nice." Robin said, noticing she was whining a little.
Lori had to smile at Robin's tone. "Alright, I'll come."
Robin grinned. "Awesome. I'm gonna get to bed now though, it's already ten."
Lori stayed silent for a moment. Her smile faded at the word sleep. "Okay. Goodnight, Robin."
"Goonight, Lori." Robin said and closed her eyes.
Author's Note: Sorry about the short chapter. The next one will be longer. Review please!