- to set the mood (as usual):
The moon loomed over us as we walked through the smashed city. I could hear the girls breath and she got colder and colder. I had no jacket, because it wasn't cold half an hour ago, but it's so strange how things seemed to get stranger, even though nothing wrong was happening.
It was a sign of terribleness.
But where were the terrors?
I was startled at how much i had forgotten her voice, even though her hand grew more and more comfortable in mine.
I looked to the place where she motioned.
There was an orange glow in an alleyway between two of the skyscrapers.
"you wait here and i'll check it out." i began to ran towards the light. As i turned the corner the alleyways full glory was shown.
A long pathway, a mile long, led to a giant bon fire. Other people were there sitting and laughing. The sky was clear and i found myself drawn in. As i got closer i could see about twenty people there chatting about.
"Brother!" someone called from the bonfire and waved at me.
"I'm sorry, i think you must be mistaking."
The boy ran closer until i could see he definitely had half a foot of heat on me, "anyone is welcome. We're all family here!" he took me under his arm and led me to the fire.
The sky started turning crisp, clear, and starry. The air was warm, and as i noticed that the city had vanished, i was handed a jug.
"Drink!" the person next to me urged. My face remained confused, and so he just tipped the jug up to my lips and i drank.The liquid spilled everywhere and made me move wet and slow. So i sat there.
"what was that?" my voice was choked and lost, but the girl in front of me just smiled and said "Liquid Love," Well that's a stupid name. "here, this will make you feel better." light it, then eat it.
She just handed me a match box. I lit a match and ate it.
The fire in front of me grew ten times in size. And i suddenly felt a lot lighter than before. My limbs and mouth were no longer controllable. And the night streamed by like a blur of Liquid Love and matches.
I woke up that morning on a sunny beach.
The fire was gone.
The people were gone.
The girl i left in the city,