TITLE: Must Remember
GENRE: Adult Sci Fi/Fantasy with strong romantic elements
No. Wait. F***.
I rolled onto my back. Damn it. I was late for class, again. And if anyone dared enter after the door closed, well, they were asking for mockery. I so didn’t need that today. Decisions, decisions. Not that there was much of a choice; I couldn’t miss any more calculus. I’d just have to suck it up.
With a sigh, I scrambled up, threw on some jeans and a white t-shirt.
Shoes, where were my shoes. Gah. I ducked and rooted around in the deep, dark spaces under my bed. Hmm, Sarah’s green dress I borrowed. Mental note: I need to return that. English book, various dust bunnies of uncertain lineage…there.
Sketchers on, I grabbed my backpack, turned up my Ipod, and ran out of the door. No time to primp.
Good thing the campus I lived on was tiny. There was a big central courtyard―the quad―filled with oak trees, picnic tables and wide-open spaces surrounded by school buildings and classrooms. If I hurried, I’d make it…
I raced into the quad out of breath, and tugged my headphones out of my ears.
I slowed and turned in a complete circle.
No one around.
Unease skittered through me on soft paws.
The courtyard was always busy.
The unnatural silence pressed in on me for a second as the echoes of my steps faded.
Then screams―men's and women’s―poured from Main Street. I broke into a run and shot between the buildings toward the sound.
Cars littered the intersection.