I was in a field. A field full of dandelions and oak trees. The grass was soft and green. It was beautiful. You couldn’t hear anything besides the wind in the trees, and the little critters in their nests. At that moment it was peaceful. Then the horns blasted an awful sound. and a single word came from the sky: “RUN.”

Like any sane person, under these circumstances, I started to run as fast as I could. I ran to the end of the field, and through the treeline. Once I passed the treeline, I thought I would be in the woods where I could take cover and figure out what was happening, instead I was somewhere else. This place was dark, and I was no longer alone. Besides me there were more people running, I kept thinking to myself, how did I get here?  Then I realized I couldn’t remember anything, the only thing I knew was that I had to keep running.

I didn’t know where I was, so I made the decision to make mental notes of my surroundings. It seemed that we were running in a never ending building. We weren’t outside, but I wasn’t even sure we were inside. 

In the distance I could see a red line on the ground. I didn’t know what this meant, I looked around me and everybody was still running towards the line, so I did too. We finally crossed the line, and the voice in the sky said, “stop.” 

I stopped and looked around, all the other people were gone, I was alone again. As I looked around I also noticed that I wasn’t in the dark never-ending building. Now I was in another never-ending room, but this time it was white. It was all white. In the distance there was a table. I walked to it. There was only one thing on the table; a device. Out of the blue, a woman appeared. I was scared, yet relieved that I wasn’t alone. I had so many questions. I simply stated, “where am I?”

The woman said nothing. She did nothing. She walked to the table and picked up the device, then started walking towards me. She didn’t even look at me. I was so confused; my surroundings didn’t make sense and this woman wasn’t giving me any reassurance. She walked closer to me and I didn’t know what to do, so I just said, “what are you going to do? What’s happening?”

Then she finally looked at me, right in the eyes. Her face was still, emotionless. She had long brown hair, and green eyes. Her skin was light brown, like the sand on the beach. In a quiet and dull voice, she simply said, “It’s easier if you don’t fight it.”

Then before I blinked she had that uncanny device on my head. Next thing I know I was falling and the last thing I saw was a man walking behind the green-eyed woman. I woke up sitting at a table with the man I saw before I passed out. I was groggy, and I was too weak to move, I could barely speak. The man had his hands crossed with his shoulders rolled back. Once I finally could comprehend what was happening, he said, “Hello, my name is Richard. Everything will be clear in a few minutes.”

What did he mean by everything? How would it be clear? I was still a little weary, but I had to know what was going on. I replied, “Tell me what’s going on. Where am I, and why don’t I remember anything?” 

“ I’m going to push this button, and your device will activate. Then you’ll know what you need to know.” He said it so calmly, then bam, he pushed the button.