Chapter 1 'The Walk Home'

Its 3am and I got bored and decided to remake my first multichapter story that was actually half decent. So, I shall now make it better.

Inspired by 'Brazilian Life', by animaniacsqueen. This chapter is very dark, (though not as dark as some of my newer stories) and quite graphic at the end, with a (poorly done) 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.

19/10/2020


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, and the temperature was comfortable. I had my backpack on, and my earphones plugged in to my mp3 player.

I walked out of the building and started stepping down the steps that led to the plaza in the front entrance. Decorated with concrete and some nice flowers that were well kept and watered by the groundskeepers.

''Hey Alice!'', I heard a voice call out. I recognised the voice and turned and saw the owner. It was my best friend, Emily. She's a fairly beautiful looking girl with green eyes, a few freckles and sandy brown hair that wasn't too long.

''Hey Emily.'', I called back in response, smiling. She walked up to me and walked beside me.

''So, are you coming to my birthday on Saturday?'', she asked me as we continued walking.

''Of course… Why did you ask?'', I asked her, puzzled, raising one eyebrow.

''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 told her, waving goodbye as I reached the front gate.

''See you, Alice!'', she replied back, smiling and showing her straight and well looked after teeth. She had a beautiful smile.

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 and listened to my playlist on my mp3 player. It wasn't anything too fancy, but it got the job done when it came to portable devices for listening to music.

The next song came on, 'Hungry Like the Wolf', by Duran Duran. I love the song, even though its kind of odd to make a love song where you compare yourself to a predator.

''Hell yes.'' I thought as I smiled as the song played.

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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. The buildings were made out of bricks, but they were faded and greyer. Graffiti lined some walls, and I saw a fair amount of litter, as the people here don't know the wonderful invention of a rubbish bin.

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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 from the power of the impact and I crashed to the ground with a thud. The sound of Hungry Like the Wolf still blaring into my ears.

I was in shock; the impact had knocked the wind right out my lungs and left me gasping like a fish out of water. In fact, I initially felt almost nothing for a few seconds as the amount of nerves that were fired was too high for me to even process. 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 and sent 10 feet into the air. Something like that is bound to hurt.

I lay on the hot asphalt 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! I thought as tears began to trickle down from my eyes, from a mixture of pain and the horrible realisation that my life may very well end on this hot asphalt road with no one I know near me, at the ripe old age of 15.

C'mon Alice, hold it together! You're a brave girl… I tried thinking positively, but I knew that positive thoughts would only be set ups for disappointment. Oh, 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. It's like everything was watered, and it was all oddly quiet and drowned out. Blood poured from my nose, and my severely lacerated body. The external bleeding alone could probably take my life away soon but added the internal bleeding and my life expectancy wasn't very long. 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 told myself.

I gave up. Because pain… All I feel is pain. The worst pain of my life. Why did it have to end like this? Feelings of lament was a major shouter in the cacophony of emotions and sensations, though pain was clearly the loudest one. That bugger would rupture its vocal cords if it were a person screaming.

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… That was 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 in agony and bleeding profusely on the hot asphalt ground, far away from anyone I know, far away from anyone to comfort me... Life is so cruel.


Well that wraps up the remaster of the first chapter, I hope you enjoyed it!

I must say this is a great improvement over the original, and it manages to be longer even though it doesn't have the long author's notes.

Next chapter should be out soon, as it doesn't take much time to remaster pre existing material.

Until next time, goodbye.