Infected: Chapter 5
She hurriedly grabbed her keys as she ran out of her apartment door. Her high heels clicked the pavement as she omitted to use refrained from using the elevator and ran down the narrow steps from her apartment.
She’d overslept yet again due to her nightmares and her ever-growing lack of sleep. She cursed under her breath as she ran outside to the station to catch her train.
Hadera did catch the normal train she always took to work, but there were no seats left as she squeezed on into the train car. It was packed with people during the morning rush hour, and everyone was trying to get to work or school.
She held onto the train handlebar as she was squished between two women near the door entrance. She would have a long ride to work before she could get comfortable. But by then, she would already be agitated and looking to go home by noon.
The city life she lived in kept her feeling agitated and looking to find some type of different life experience. She started to close her eyes, and she let letting the steady rocking of the train car lull her into a short catnap.
Once her eyes went into a pit of darkness, a chilling feeling crept up her body, and she jolted her eyes awake. To her surprise, there was no one on the train.… The train car was completely empty except for the strange dark body that was at the end of the car train.
Hadera stepped back and slowly went to the middle of the train car. The eerie figure didn’t move from its spot, but Hadera could feel every hair on her body stand straight. The figure lifted its head, and she was met with a strong, handsome face and deep black eyes. His black hoodie was covering his head, and dark jeans clung to his legs. His dusted boots stood firmly to the ground as he brought his hands from behind his back.
He showed sharp, black claws that dripped black oil from his pointed fingertips. Hadera felt her heart quicken as the black ink started to drop to the ground from both his hands, forming a thick solid shape. To her terror, the figure turned into rabid and deformed dogs. Their skin was oily, oozing black and crimson ink. Their sharp teeth protruded from their mouth as they snarled at Hadera.
She started to panic as she saw the man’s lips curl into a deep grin. With one quick gesture, he opened his hands, and the dogs charged after Hadera. She let out a piercing scream as she fell to the floor.
She hit the ground with a hard thud. Just as she started to cover her face with her arms, she noticed people staring at her as if she was crazy, or they just gave her a quick side-eye. Hadera looked around quickly to find the train car was completely full of passengers, and everyone started to get out of the train stop.
Embarrassed, she picked herself up off the floor, quickly grabbing her bag, and bolting out the busy train car. The vision was still fresh in her mind as she exited out of the station. She decided to take the city bus where there was light outside.
It really didn’t matter to her that she would be an hour late. She needed a different setting that wasn’t dark. And she needed it fast.