Reborn Chapter one, 'The Walk Home'

What? A new story? Yes, I know. But I do have mild writers block.

Thanks Obama... (don't ask) And besides, I have thought of this for quite a while, so its about time I wrote it.

Inspired by 'Brazilian Life', by animaniacsqueen. This chapter is very dark, and quite graphic at the end, with a dark comedic element. If you are uncomfortable with topics of death, skip the end. I will signify when it happens. This story will be told almost entirely in first person.

Enjoy or suffer.


The clock had struck 3pm, and I was dismissed from class. I walked to my locker, grabbed my stuff, and left. It was a nice, sunny day. I had my backpack on, and my earphones plugged in to my mp3 player.

''Hey Alice!'', I heard a voice call out. It was my best friend, Emily.

''Hey Emily.'', I called back. She walked up to me.

''So are you coming to my birthday on Saturday?'', she asked.

''Of course…Why did you ask?'', I asked, puzzled.

''Oh you know why!'', she said in a tongue-in-cheek manner. ''Oh right!'', I thought. I still sometimes forget that she asks stupid questions intentionally. She has a weird sense of humour.

''Alright, I'll catch up with you later. Bye Emily!'', I said

''Cya Alice!'', she replied back.

I walked off on my journey home. I always take the bus to school, and sometimes back. But usually I just walk home, which is a 30 minute walk away. So its within walking distance. Its good exercise, and I get to be lost in my thoughts and listen to music. So I walked down the footpath.

The next song came on, 'Hungry Like The Wolf', by Duran Duran. I love the song.

''Hell yes.'' I thought as I smiled.

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By now I had entered a poorer part of town, complete with small shops and alleyways. It was a medium density zone.

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The song enters a nice, instrumental break. And I reach a crossing, with the sound of Duran Duran whispering hungry like the wolf. I hear faint sirens, but I don't pay attention. I foolishly walk across, barely looking. It would prove to be the biggest mistake of my life…The last mistake of my life…


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It was around 2:35 into the song. I hear tyres screeching, and I look to my right side. I see a car…Heading right towards me. I couldn't react on time, and I couldn't evade it. That's when it hit me, literally. I was sent airborne and I crashed to the ground. The sound of Hungry Like The Wolf still blaring. I was in shock, and initially felt almost nothing for a few seconds. Then the surge of pain that no one should ever feel, came. It tops any pain I had ever felt, tenfold. To be fair, I had been hit by a car at high speed.

I lay on the hot road, blood everywhere. I must have a few broken bones, and vast amounts of internal bleeding…Wait…Oh god. Please no…Not now…I'm too young to die! C'mon Alice, hold it together! You're a brave girl…Who am I kidding? This is the end...Please let this be a quick one.

My vision was blurry, my hearing was…blurry, as I could only describe it as such. Blood poured from my nose, and my severely lacerated body. I was double visioning, and still, the sound of Duran Duran was blaring. I can't fight it, I accept death. Fighting it will only prolong my suffering, I must let myself go.

I gave up. Because, pain…All I feel is pain. The worst pain of my life. Why did it have to end like this?

My vision started fading slightly, as such were all my senses. Hungry Like The Wolf was ending, and so was I…What a song to die to…My final thought. My vision faded to black. And like that, my life was over.

Taken in a minute. One minute I was cheerfully walking home, the next I lay dying on the ground...Life is so cruel.


But will that be the end?

Well you can probably tell what the answer is by reading the title, and description. No, it wasn't the end…Sort of.

I would recommend listening to Hungry Like The Wolf while reading this, it makes it…Quite disturbing. I know the dark comedic aspect would work better in film/video form, than in literary form. Yes, I know…dark comedy. I love it. I may try to include it in most, if not all, my stories.

My story will become quite different than Brazilian Life. I decided to write this because Brazilian Life is unfinished, quite early on. Shame, the concept is honestly brilliant. So I decided to have my take on it. Give it the… Ass Spider touch, if you will.

This story henceforth, won't feature much dark comedy, and won't be graphic like this. For the most part, it will be relatively light hearted.

Apologies if this came off as distasteful, here's a joke to cheer you up:

'What's blue and yellow, and found at the bottom of a pool?

A toddler with his floaties slashed.' (sorry)

My dad told me that.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN 'HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF', NOR DO I CLAIM TO. ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO DURAN DURAN AND THE RESPECTIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. I'D RECCOMEND CHECKING THE SONG OUT. ITS A BANGER! Please don't sue me, I'm 15

Until next time, goodbye.

1. Edited to fix minor grammatical errors (2.34am, 20/04/2020)

2. Edited to include copyright disclaimer to avoid being smited by the fanfiction gods. (9:46pm, 20/04/2020)

3. Edited out the lyrics because God-forbid some loser uses it in a fanfiction that only a couple hundred will ever see. The dark comedic element doesn't even work well with the song. I should've used Mr. Blue Sky or some happy song. Also, I am so sorry for everyone who wanted this story to be continued. I know only a few will see this, but I am sorry. But I may continue it one day as a remake, but that'll be ages away. Until then, goodbye. (9:46 am. 02/10/2020)