And Demon Makes Three
Copyright January 2013, Sofia Bane
“Sam, wake up,” an unfamiliar voice murmured into my ear. “I’ve got a lovely surprise for you.”
It was a male voice, peculiarly singsong. Panicked, I tried to stir myself out of sleep, but my chest felt so heavy, my limbs immobilized. “Who are you?” I rasped, fighting to gain control of my paralyzed body quickly. “I’ll call the police. Annette!” I called my girlfriend. There was only darkness – I couldn’t tell if my eyes were open – and if she was sleeping beside me as usual, I didn’t hear her stir.
“She’s alive,” the man hissed, “but she won’t wake. Would you like your surprise now?”
“No – fuck off.” My arms were weak even when I did manage to lift them, swinging my fists ineffectually into the darkness.