“Yeah, I dyed it black.” Brianna told Nora, surprised she’d noticed.
“It’ll be worth it, in the end. I think.” Brianna mumbled, losing her train of thought. Brianna had never really liked the dark, she always dreamed up the most terrifying things lying in the darkness - it was weird, because now she lived in the pitch black forest. As they started up the forest, Brianna’s fears became a constant thought, the only think occupying her mind, her stomach twisted in uncomfortable knots.
“A ciggy would save my existence right now.” Brianna agreed as they walked. Brianna raised her eyebrows and laughed when she seen Nora’s cig.
“I would have smoked that by now, if I were you.” Brianna grinned, she’d never been one for consistency. Brianna blushed at the awkward question raised by Nora, but answered willingly.
“I went to the city, I tried to become a dancer, but it’s a big place out there and I was an insect in a world of elephants, y’know? I got an apartment and I made some money, barely enough… I got sick of living hand to mouth so I came back.”
” Well I have a better will power than you. Always did. ” Nora winked at her friend as they started walking towards the longer path . ” I even thought about quiting. But then I decided not to, because now at least I can look forward to something exciting. Or alcohol,I swear, if I don;t get that in my system soon enough. I’m going to die. I hate water. The smell, the taste. ” She rolled her eyes. Everything that they had here, in their camps was completely useless. And got boring. Nora used to think thaat water is just a natural thing that you never get bored of. She was wrong. Now she’d sometimes drink aanything but that. ” Gross. ” She said, her face filled with disgust.
” An insect? ” She grinned, imagining Briana as an insect. ” Yeah, I bet you looked amazing. Probably even danced not too bad. Considering you had a lot of practice. ” She giggled, and gave a slight push to her friend. ” Sounds great though, really. ” She smiled nicely and walked on.
It’s just off for me. I’m not used to it.
Are you kidding? Though it gets better. I just wish it would rain.
Me too like so badly! I miss dancing and forgetting that the world exists.
I know. I hate it.
I like it!
Brianna stamped her way through the dense brush to the sandy trail, she walked with her hands in her back pockets, she kicked the gravel as she walked, she could see Nora up ahead, or so she was sure it was Nora… it had been about 6 years since they’d last seen eachother. Brianna half-smiled as she drew closer to Nora, she wasn’t guilty about leaving to try and become a dancer, everyone had known she was a dreamer and would probably do something extreme one day, but the fact Brianna had told no-one she was leaving.
“Hey,” Brianna laughed, enclosing Nora into a hug. She took a step back and eyed Nora up and down.
“You look great, girl!” Brianna said and pushed her shoulder jokingly. She got a knock to her ego when she seen Nora, the lush, tan girl with the perfect figure. She turned on her heel to the direction of town, she glanced at Nora.
“We should take the long way, so we don’t leave any clues on the trail, yeah?” Brianna said, looking around - it was eerily quiet.
Nora smiled. ” Girl you have tits now! ” She giggled and looked at the girl. She had become taller, her figure became slimmer and hair darker. ” Hey, did you dye your hair? Looks amazing. ” She smiled streching out her hand to run her fingers through a loose strand of Bris hair.
” Yeah, sure bbt it is going to take ages, and it might get dark till we get back, you kow. ” She shrugged and looked up at her friend. She really didn’t mind the night, more like she felt sater in the night since at that time it was the safest cver up. ” But yeah, sure. Let’s get moving then. I need fags. Like fuck. ” She shook her head. ” It gets really hard around her to be smoke free. ” She grinned taking out her old cigarette pack. ” I have one, for a crisis. ” She laughed and put it back behind her belt. ”So, what happened in those years I have not seen you? “
We really should stop for waiting for them to find us. I mean what if they do in the next few days? What are we going to do then?
Brianna rummaged through her battered rucksack for her old jeans; they were at the very bottom, still rather damp from being soaked in the stream. Brianna frowned as she took them out, she had no choice but to wear them, they were the only dark jeans she had with her, and the pants she had on now were filthy and ripped. She changed quickly, pulling her only hoodie over her head, it was dark green which was handy, she pulled her comb through her hair and tied it into a messy bun, she grabbed her pen knife and her sharp flint stone out of the pocket on her bag and slipped them into the waistband of her pants, she sat down on the damp leaves and took a deep breath, she was feeling kind of nauseous.
Her biggest fear was giving a trail back to where they were staying, so she was going to go a different route after Nora showed up, through the long way, not on the path. She glanced around at the dense forest she was situated in, was this an obvious place for soldiers to look if they found out there had been an explosion or something? Brianna’s heart was skipping beats like no tomorrow; she lifted herself off the floor and headed back to the trail where Nora should have been waiting for her.
Nora was sitting down by the tree. Most of the day she had been helping people. Though it wan’t much, arranging things seemed to give people something to do besides wait for an invasion. Nora laughed to herself. Invasion. It sounded like aliens were about to attack and they were all trying to hide. Though it seemed like a ridiculous thought, it was true, in away. Mayb not the aliens, but someone as dangerous. Or so she guessed. What Nora hated most about the people, the town, was that most of them seemed to just sit there, and wait for them to come,without even doing anything. She let out a long breth and stood up.
Nora wasn’t sure where she was supposed to meet Bri. She just kept on walking to the path. She had been to tow just a day back and stabbed a man in the local shop. She was still waiting for the shock to come, sine she killed a man. But that one just didn’t seem to be coming any closer. More like she was feeling better, to have killed one of them. Nora checked for the knofe in her right boot and saw her friend. ” Hey, famous dancer. ” She grinned and hugged the girl.