She quickly got dressed, realizing that she couldn't sleep anymore. She slipped on her jacket and shoes, before placing her phone in her jacket pocket. Cari needed to clear her head and a walk around town wasn't a bad idea, even if it was the middle of the night. She didn't give a thought about the dangers that lurked in the darkness. It was all relative in comparison to the ones already in her mind. The door of her apartment shut with a thud behind her before she turned the key in the lock and placed into her pocket where her phone was. It jingled slightly as she walked along, watching the streetlights. She should've brought a flashlight, but with the overhead lighting on the street, it wasn't so bad.
Part of her seemed to watch the shadows of the trees as if waiting for something to come out. Mostly, she dreamed about the accident but sometimes it was random. A long hallway full of lock doors and an unseen pursuer. A building with no windows and a way out. They told her it was stress. Cari bristled as the wind ruffled her clothing. She tugged on her jacket more and pushed up the zipper just an inch more before crossing the street and appeared under the glow of another streetlight. Late night wanderings were never a good idea, she really should've known better, but the cool air against her face felt better than closing her eyes and experiencing another false uncertainty.
"Will you come out and play? I'm so lonely."
The young woman froze in her tracks. The voice seemed to come and go with the wind. The volume and tone reverberated as if whoever was speaking was doing so through a filter. A watery one it seemed like. Cari didn't see anything but the sign for the cemetery in the distance.
"Hello? Who's there?!"
"I'm here. Come catch me!"
Again, Cari saw nothing about the shadows of the trees and the opaque shapes of tombstones in the distance. Curious, she wandered into the entrance of the cemetery. The voice seemed to grow louder but still distorted. She even heard some giggling. Cari took her phone out and turned the flashlight feature on and scanned it over everything she saw nearby. Suddenly, a shadow moved in the corner of her eye and Cari casted her light where she had seen it. Nothing. It wasn't until she noticed the shape of a human several yards away did she approach them. Cautiously.
It was a woman, she looked about her age.
"Ah, hi. Um..."Had she been the one talking earlier?
"Were you the one talking before? Why are you..."She could actually ask herself the same question. Cari was basically on a wild goose change in a cemetery. One that was no longer empty it seemed.
"Sorry, if I startled you. I'm Carina."She hadn't meant to disturb her but the voice was gone now so the only rational explanation was the only other person she saw here.