OOC: Alrighty! Starting my posting here on RL by starting a story! My posts are never this long, but I was starting things off and all, so I got a little carried away.
IC: The young mouse was having a nightmare. She was back at home, and they were being attacked by vermin, who all took the form of shadowy figures with glowing red eyes. She and her sister tried to hide, but her sister was too slow, and Garah watched as she was dragged away by the vermin. Several more, no hundreds more vermin came down on her, and she disappeared under a wave of shadows. When the vermin cleared, her sister was gone.
“No! What did you do with her!” she screamed.
“She’s ours now.” one of them said, as a million shadowy forms surrounded her. “You’ll never see her again!”
“Noooo! Give her baaaaack!” she was suddenly holding a sword and ran at one of them. She put the sword right through him, but he didn’t react in any way. Shocked at the lack of reaction, she looked up to see that it was her father she had stabbed. He looked sickly and tattered, with faded fur and yellowed eyes. Looking around, the vermin were all sickly like that, almost as if they had all died, but were still moving around anyway. Her mother, just as decrepit as the rest of them, stood beside her father and folded her arms and tapped her foot.
“Now, Garah, how many times have I told you! You are not allowed to stab your father!”
She looked at her mother blankly. “Um… what?”
“Besides,” her father said, “You know it won’t do anything. We’re already dead!” and he shook his head at her as if she were being silly.
“I’ve told you before,” her mother cut in, “That if you stab your father, I’m going to have to punish you.” Her mother signaled to the crowd of vermin who were suddenly black shadows again. They ran at her en masse, like a black wave that crashed down on her, dragged her into the ocean, and drowned her.
She woke up gasping, her eyes wide and her heart racing. She sat up and looked around wildly, as if expecting the shadowy vermin to be all around her. Instead it was only the forest, quiet and calm. She relaxed, but still trembled slightly, wishing she wasn’t so alone.
There was a noise from somewhere nearby. She gasped and looked that way. Had she even heard anything, or was it her imagination still running rampant after her nightmare?
OOC: I got dibs on her sis, btw.