(Not in 7 Minutes!)

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:57

"Breath....slower, breath..." The Voice whispered.

Soft breaths tickled my ear. I couldn't tell where I was, but the sound of the voice was soothing. My shallow breaths became even, and I could finally breath. With the breaths, came the pain. Flames ran up my leg, and consumed it. It was near impossible to think, the searing pain blocked out all thoughts. "Shh...Eloise...just breath...my voice is everything you need to think about" The Voice said in it's calming tone, it had returned.

I didn't think it was possible, but the more I listened to The Voice, the more the pain went away. "Where...where am I?" I asked it. My voice was rough, and came out at a barely audible tone.

"That doesn't matter right now, but there is something that does, your life" The Voice replied. It wasn't just a voice anymore, it was a girl's voice. 

The pain was gone, all that was left, was to figure out how I was going to move from this spot. "What do I do?" I asked, my voice louder than last time.

The Voice didn't respond, and in an instant the pain returned. I screamed, my breaths were pants, short and shallow. "Eloise, calm down" The Voice said, her voice seemed almost worried. 

I gasped for air, and finally it returned. The pain flooded out, and I could breath. Everything in my life revolved around this Voice. "Eloise, can you try moving your right hand?" 

I nodded, and although I couldn't see it, I could feel the finges on my right hand curl into a ball, before releasing. "Good, that's very good, now, can you open your eyes?"

I frowned, my eyes were already open, everything was just black. "I can't, they're already open"

"Just try"

I opened my eyes. I was sitting in class, looking at the note clutched in my hands. I started crying, and the pain returned, my breaths were shallow. No matter what I did, the voice never returned, and the pain continued.