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When Darkness Sets In - Part 7
 By Madeirey   •   29th Aug 2012   •   1,991 views   •   2 comments
When Darkness Sets In

Days past with hardly ever a sound coming from my mouth. There wasn’t another name for it, I was depressed. I heard things from my parents at times, whispering about me behind my back; slowly killing my will and spirit. I told myself I would call Sue and Kailee today but part of me resisted. What would I tell them? That I was ok and everything would be back to normal soon? How much did they even know? I reached for my phone on my bedside table with trembling fingers. Four, the number for Kailee. I held it down and let the ringing from the speaker infuse my head. Please don’t pick up, I thought desperately but sure enough, a light voice came on the other end after the first couple of rings.

“Hello?” Kaliee questioned into the phone.

“Hi, Kailee. It’s Anna,” I said, trying to keep my voice even and unemotional, quite contrary to what I was feeling.

“Oh my gosh! Anna!” Kailee replied with a shocked voice. “You will not believe how good it is to hear your voice again, missy. Do you know how crazy you have made me and Sue? Not to mention we can get hardly anything out of John. I swear, he’s a brick wall...” her voice bubbled up with excitement and trailed on about how I needed to talk some sense into John about answering questions with full details. I felt relieved, Kailee was her usual self, always looking to the bright side of things and making jokes where she could.

“Kailee,” I interjected, cutting across her rant, “you know what happened to me right?” I asked her quietly.

“All I care about is that you are alive, Anna,” she told me, surprising me with her seriousness. I felt myself start to tear up again, she didn’t know how much that meant to me, how scared I was.

“Thank you,” I whispered though my tears.

“Anna! It will be ok. You had better know that you have me and Sue to get you though this. Not to mention John. You’ll be riding that spiffy horse of yours in no time at all,” she told me firmly.

Her hope inspired me as I wiped away my tears. She was right, how could I think that they would leave me?

I heard footsteps coming up the stairs. “I gotta go, I’ll call you back soon,” I said quickly and hung up. My parents came in my room and sat down next to me on my bed.

“We have decided to let you start going to the barn,” my mom began. I didn’t wait, I threw my arms around her and squeezed hard. I have been waiting for those words for days. Finally! I could get on with my life.

“But,” she continued, “if it doesn’t work out you have to agree to sell Midnight.”

I was shocked; I let go of her and bowed my head at where my hands were, thinking. With all my friends there to support me, how could I fail?

“Deal,” I said firmly, and so the journey began.
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