The Journal By: Rachel Ward

My name is Korak. If I had known what would happen to my sister Indigo...I would have done all I could to prevent it. While going through her things after it happened, I found this journal. I haven't had time until now to read it. So, here it goes...

September 26, 3605 I've never really been the type to write in journals, but I guess it couldn't hurt to try. Maybe it'll help me vent the anger I feel after I come home from school. *sigh* -.-;; I sure hope so... Actually, today was a very strange day. This boy named Luthro gave you to me. I don't know why. I mean, even though it's my birthday, I wasn't expecting anyone at school to know, or if they did know, they wouldn't care. And he's never said anything to me before. Well...maybe he understands what it is I go through, since he's an off-worlder like me. Yep, I actually come from planet Catieza. This is planet Voron. It's an okay place...except for the people. I could do without the people. I suppose if you were a person, you'd be teasing me too, eh? You'd be laughing at my purple hair, my clothes, my race...everything you could think of. Like this one guy named Jacinth. Man he gets on my nerves! Teasing me about everything in the universe! I never even said two words to the guy! I wish...I wish someone would do something to him...make him feel what I've felt, only physically. If someone did that, he'd be dead by the time they were through with him. Hmph...he deserves it. I'm getting kind of tired...*yawn* I don't feel...like going over to my bed...Think I'll just...close my eyes for a few minutes...

September 27, 3605 Dear Luthro, How do you like your new name? I didn't think it sounded right with me just starting to write, and since Luthro is the boy who gave you to me, I'll just start calling you Luthro, okay? ^_^ Today was really weird! I woke up all achy (I fell asleep here at the desk) and tired, and there was this rotten smell in my room. I couldn't find it before school, and I searched all afternoon after school, but I still haven't found it yet. I had to open my window, it smells so bad! . And when I woke up, there was a bunch of red stuff in my nails. It's washed out now...I wonder what it was. It didn't look like marker. Hmm...maybe I got some food stuck in my nails or something, I don't know. Finally! I got a little more peace than usual at school today! Know why? Jacinth was absent! YES! ha ha ha ha ha Speaking of Jacinth, I had this really weird dream last night! I was writing in my journal, and suddenly I got up and went outside. Then I walked over to Jacinth's house and floated up into his window. (I wonder how I knew where he lived?) He was sitting at the computer, talking to some of his friends online. He didn't say anything as I walked over to him. Suddenly, I grabbed him by the neck and hoisted him up, out of his chair, and into the air. Then I said, "Don't worry. I'm not going to strangle you. That would be too fast. Instead, I'm going to make sure you feel every second of it." Then I threw him against the wall and these little golden things came out of my fingers and tied him to the wall. I walked over to him and pulled out a dagger. Then, I started making little, but deep cuts all over him. "This is what your teasing feels like to me. Each little cut represents each little taunt!" I continued to cut him up until his whole body was a bloody mess. "I'm tired of your screaming.." I hissed at him and then I slammed the dagger into his throat, silencing him forever. I don't remember what happened after that. What a weird dream huh? Well, I better go for now. It's getting late, and I've got a test tomorrow.

-Indigo

September 30, 3605 Dear Luthro, Well, I found the bad smell the other night...it was a dead body under my mattress! I don't know why, but it didn't gross me out or anything! I just stuffed it into a giant trash bag and threw it into the trash and then washed my sheets. (thank goodness Madelek and Scarek weren't home!) The only thing I'm curious about is how it got under there to begin with. It must have been recent, because it only just started rotting the other night. Maybe Korak went out to the graveyard, dug up someone's coffin, pulled 'em out, and stuffed it under my bed as a joke. I don't know! It could've been anything! Anyway, I'm glad I finally got rid of that awful smell! I knew the peace could only last for so long. The teasing's started up again. Now Kaizei's the leader of the group. I swear, they must have some kind of orginization or something with people to take up as leaders if something happens to the original leaders. It's probably called the M.I.L.A.M.A.P Group. (Make Indigo's Life As Miserable As Possible) *sigh* If the whole group was killed, ther'd be almost no one left in the 8th grade. I guess one can only hope for so much, eh? Well, better go for now. Talk to you later! -Indigo

October 5, 3605 Dear Luthro, I swear! This is the last straw! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! Kaizei and Naromi have snapped my last nerve! I wish I could do something so evil to them...it would be too horrible to do! =( Grrrrr...I wish they'd just fall off of the Earth onto some giant star and burn to death. *sigh* I'm getting so mad thinking about them, that I'm tiring myself out. I feel like going to sleep. -Indy

October 7, 3605 Dear Luthro, Something's happening to me. I don't know what it is... Either I have the ability to see the future, or...I've been killing the students from my school while sleeping! I dream about it happening, and the next day, they're not at school and have been found murdered! Luthro! What's happening to me!? *sigh* Okay, I'll start from the beginning. The other night, after I finished writing you, I went to sleep, and had a dream about Kaizei and Naromi. It was like my dream about Jacinth, only what I did to them was worse. This is the dream : I walked up Kaizei's driveway, ready to make her pay for everything she'd done to me. Like at Jacinth's house, I floated up to her window and looked in. She and her friend Naromi were sitting on the bed, watching a movie. "Well well, isn't this lucky? I get to kill two birds with one stone! Or rather, two idiots in one trip." I said from the window. Naromi looked at me in surprise, and then Kaizei, being the stupid person she was, got up and walked over to me. "You get out of my room right now, or I'll tell everyone at school that you go out with Zeph." she threatened. I looked at her and smirked. "Oh don't worry, I don't think anyone will care after I'm through with you." I said nonchalantly. Kaizei had one second to look at me in shock before I drew my fist back and punched her as hard as I could. She went flying backwards through her wall and into the neighbor's yard. Naromi screamed and I turned to her. "Don't worry. You didn't think I'd forget about you, did you? Of course not. I never forget to return a favor..." I said and in the blink of an eye, my dagger was lodged into her chest, blood pouring everywhere. Naromi tried to scream, but could get no air into her lungs. I walked over and picked her up, then floated down to where Kaizei lay unconscious. . I dropped Naromi, grabbed the handle of the knife, and started carving her heart out. I pulled it out, and then proceeded to do the same to Kaizei. When both hearts were hanging out of their owner's chest, I took them and tied the two hearts together, then went over to the street light and tied the dead bodies to it. That's all of the dream I remember, but after I woke up the next day, I had red stuff all over me again and the newspaper had the exact same picture of them tied to the pole! What do you think this means Luthro!? Have I gone mad, or have I...have I been the one killing the kids?

To whom it may concern : Should anyone find this journal and read it, I would like them to know what happened between Luthro and I in the "other world". After I wrote about my dream and asked if I had been the one who killed Jacinth, Kaizei, and Naromi, I was sucked into the journal and met Luthro. "So, you figured it out, eh?" "Luthro? What's been happening? What have I figured out?" "What? You mean you don't know? Why do you think I gave you a journal? How come every time you wrote about someone teasing you at school, you fell asleep and "dreamed" that you killed them. Don't you see? I've been helping you get revenge on the ones you hate most!" "You mean you've been killing them!" "Indigo, Indigo, Indigo...why don't you understand? I can help you feel better! I can give you anything you want, anytime you want! And all you have to do, is write in the journal..." The journal appeared in my hands and I looked at it in doubt. "Anything you want..." His voice echoed in my ears, and I started to open the journal, but stopped and shook my head, trying to clear my mind. "No! Just leave me alone!" "Think about it Indigo...no more pain. Only happiness..." I continued to shake my head, trying to get away from Luthro's beguiling voice. "No no no no no no NO!" Luthro grabbed my wrist and twisted it, making me cry out. "Stop it! Just..leave...me...alone!" I wrenched my hand out of his grasp, and started tearing the journal to shreds. "NOOOOOO!" He ran forward and tried to take the journal out of my hands. I continued to hold and he continued to pull, until, the journal ripped in two and we were both sent sprawling to the ground. I watched him fall, screaming in pain. The world around me started to fade a bit, when I heard him shout "You haven't gotten rid of me yet Indigo! You never will either, because I am you! Even if you destroy the journal, I'll still be there inside of you!" I blinked and looked around me. I was back in my room, with Luthro's last words ringing in my ears. I know what I have to do. The only way to get rid of Luthro and save the universe from his destruction is to kill myself. I love you, Scarek, Madelek, and Korak. Goodbye. -Indigo

I'm sorry I wasn't there to help you Indigo. I would have done all I could to help stop Luthro. I love you little sister. May you always rest in peace. The End