I was about to go to bed when suddenly...
The power went out.
And all I could see in my mind was a guy.
Standing there. In the darkness. In the street.
I rushed downstairs as fast as I could.
Hi, there. I'm Everleigh Osley.
And this is how one power outage changed my life.
With a single click of the remote, I turned on the news.
"We have now had a serious power outage effecting the whole state. Researchers are doing the best they can. Right now, it's best to stay at home."
I moved into my new apartment when I was 18 years old. Now I'm 20.
And it's scary living alone. Even scarier during a power outage.
And then the news turned back on. There was some talk about a robber going around town.
Now I was really scared.
I heard a clump in my kitchen, so I went to investigate.
"H-hello?" I asked. No answer.
I made my way closer to the kitchen. Then I halted.
"Ahh!!" I screamed, grabbing for the nearest object to use as a weapon.
"Shh! Shhh! Be quiet! Stop it!" He said to me.
"Who are you!" I pointed a spatula at him, because he was masked up.
"You know who I am." He said. "No... I don't."
He unmasked himself and wrapped his arms around my waist, pulling me closer to his face.
His lips touched mine, and I couldn't stop myself. It was almost as if I was being lured in.
I think I loved him. "What are you doing?" I asked.
He smiled... and vanished.