Dreams are pretty common for everyone. Piper McKnight however, usually was stuck with the same silly nightmare. The whole thing was pretty childish, really. It usually went like this.
Snakes are everywhere, everywhere, EVERYWHERE! Piper, falling into a bottomless pit of, you guessed it, snakes.
Piper jumped awake with a start. She seriously hated having the same dream over and over again. Piper glanced at her phone, resting on her nightstand where she had placed it the night before.
She was just starting to wonder if her friend Hazel was up watching cat videos again, when her phone suddenly started playing it’s ringtone: Whatever, by Jubyphonic.
“Hello?” said Piper, quickly silencing the obnoxious noise.
“Piper Mcknight,” said a strange female voice, sounding quite dainty in Piper’s opinion. “You have been chosen!”
“Chosen? Chosen for what? Sorry lady, but if this is a scam, try finding another-”
“Meet at the trainstation at 7:00am. It's destiny.” the voice interrupted, gaining a mischievous tone.
“Wait! Why the trainsta-?” BEEP! The phone disconnected.
Piper was dumbfounded.
Her “destiny”? This sounded like a load of bs to her, but why would a marketer even have her number?
She thought about it for awhile and, since she wasn't going to sleep after a call like that, decided to catch the train. Piper checked her clock, then did a double take.
Yikes! 6:45! She quickly pulled on a purple sweatshirt, hopped on her bike, and sped down her street, getting a strange look from early morning joggers.
Piper’s neighborhood was usually crowded with children, but since it was pretty early on a Saturday, not that many people were out.
Piper made it to the station, paying for her ticket and sitting quietly on a bench by the tracks. Piper checked her phone. The train was late.
She was left shivering on the platform with ten minutes of numbing quiet. The only person she could see was a tall woman to her left, applying makeup to her already pretty face.
She looked like an Isabelle. Long, soft blonde curls and big boots. Piper picked at her light brown hair, which she hadn’t done yet.
Soon the train arrived, pulling in with a cloud of mist. Piper thought she saw two people get on the train farther down the platform, but she wasn’t sure.
The lady from earlier stayed where she was as Piper stepped onto the rumbling locomotive. Piper sat down on the uncomfortable seats as the train engine whined, pulling them out of the station.
Noticing her car was empty, Piper got up to look for the two people from earlier.
In her head, she kept asking herself why she listened to that stupid phone call. It could’ve easily just been a fake or a scam. While she was walking, Piper looked at her boarding pass.
For some reason, there was nothing that said where the train was going. Now she was even more freaked out. She better find someone soon, or she was getting off this train.
“Hey, is anyone here?” called Piper, beginning to regret her reckless descsion.
“Piper, is that you?” said a familiarly loud voice. Hoping this wasn’t too good to be true, Piper ran into the next car.
To her surprise and delight, she found her best friends ,Hayden and Hazel Blackthorn, whom she had known since the third grade. Hazel looked up when she saw Piper and gave a toothy grin.
“Finally! Did you get that super creepy phone call too?” Hazel was a short. olive skinned girl with eyes that sparkled like the ocean.
”The only reason we even bothered to answer was because Hazel insisted you’d be here,” her brother said jokingly.
Piper rolled her eyes. “Well here I am. Where are we going, anyway? And what's with the “destiny” stuff?”
“I dunno,” said Hayden “I guess we’ll find out.” Hayden had blonde hair, semi tan skin, and green eyes. It’s amazing Hazel and Hayden were twins.
”So we’re all in the dark here?“ Piper said, sitting down in the seat across from Hazel.
”Yep!” the tan girl responded cheerily.
”If we get kidnapped or something, I’m blaming it on you, Hazel,” Hayden mumbled, causing Hazel to start laughing. Man, Piper hated being an only child.
Suddenly, Piper heard a loud creaking noise, like metal rubbing against metal.
“Hey!” Piper exclaimed “the train is stopping!”
”Oh good!” Hazel exclaimed. “Now where the heck are we?”