As I watched Anna disappear under the murky water, I hoped she would be all right. Then I returned my attention to the scene about me. They were coming towards me on the water.
It’s too late for you. They said. You are Ours.
I could feel the last vestiges of my strength ebbing. Just when I thought I was a goner for sure, there was a bright white flash.
Time seemed to slow down as I heard another voice in my mind. It’s not too late, James.
It was a soft, feminine sounding voice. I knew instinctively to trust it.
Who are you?
There is no time for questions now. All will be answered in time. I can help you. Just let me in.
I was a little afraid to let someone else completely into my mind. What if she was one of Them?
I’m not, James. You just have to trust me. said the Voice.