Boom... Boom... Boom...
The heavy sound of your heart pounded in your ears as you gripped your flashlight confidently. Okay, maybe you weren't as confident as you looked, but you HAD to see if those rumors of Slender Man were true! You looked around, not really paying attention to where you were going, because your mind was on the face-less man everyone talked about.
Your best friend Yuki had told you you were insane for doing this, but your curiosity got the best of you, despite those warnings. You remembered your talk like it was yesterday... Oh wait, it was.
"(Name), no offense but you're a complete idiot." Yuki remarked once you told her you wanted to go see if Slender Man was real.
"It's not my fault I have the curiosity of a cat." You replied, puffing out your cheeks in annoyance and rolling around on the hill. It was where you two first met, and the place you both spent the most time at.
Yuki rolled her golden eyes, just watching you like you were some crazy person. While that was true, you were confident in your decision to go and pay a 'visit' to the face-less person. "Actually, it kind of is." Once she said those words, you couldn't help but agree. While most had their curiosity naturally, yours was more... Forced, to put it simply.
"Yeah, yeah! Race you to the bottom!" You yelled, already bolting to the bottom of the hill, Yuki hot on your trail.
Your shaky hand just got shakier at the thought of never making it out alive, let alone never seeing your best friend again. Taking some deep breaths and walking until you heard rustling behind you.
'Oh no...' You thought, peeking behind your shoulder. Sure enough, there he was, just standing there. You gulped and kept walking, still hearing him behind you. Swallowing both your pride and your fright, you turned around to face him, extremely intimidated.
"What are you gonna do, huh?! Are you gonna kill me like everyone says?!" You screamed at him, silencing with shock once you saw his head shake. Nothing happened. You two just stood there in an unbelievably awkward silence. "...I'm (Name). You don't have to tell me who you are, I already know." You said cautiously, staring at him.
He nodded, stretching a hand towards you. You backed away slightly before noticing there was something in his hand. It was a note. Taking it, you read the piece of paper. 'Why are you here?' , it said.
"I wanted to know if you were real." You said, embarrassed for some reason. Despite him having no face, you thought he was kind of cute... Wait, what were you thinking?! He nodded, pointing to your car. "Oh, right, I should get going..." You murmured quietly. Something about him made him seem lonely. Without even thinking twice about your words, you blurted out, "But I'll be back tomorrow, okay?" You said cheerfully, mentally slapping yourself. Another nod. Shrugging, you dashed to your car, to the safety of your home.
'What the hell was I thinking? Great, I can't just not show up. It's not like me.' You thought on the drive home, sighing and preparing yourself mentally for the next night.