Jules and Kris


It’s starting to get to me. This storm was supposed to have passed by now. I am starting to believe Izumi and them. Then again, I didn’t want to in the beginning. But now…

A small hand grabbed my wrist. I turned to see Kris staring at me. I tilted my head.

“Kris? What’s wrong?” I asked. She looked at me, trembling.

“I can’t take this anymore,” she whimpered. I patted her on the head.

“Do you want to go somewhere and talk?” I asked. Kris slowly nodded.

“Okay,” I said. “Come with me.” I put my arm around Kris’ shoulders and walked away with her.


We ended up at the stairs. I looked at Kris as she trembled next to me.

“It’s not just the darkness, is it?” I asked. She shook her head.

“So what is it?” I asked. Kris rubbed her forehead.

“There’s just been so much,” she said. “Maxxie and Baby are still trapped in their heads. Maxxie burned down our school in ’92. We’re trapped in this storm.” Kris started shaking. I rubbed her back.

“I know,” I whispered. “I know.”

“What’s going to happen us?”

“I don’t know.”

“I’m scared.”

I pressed my lips together and nodded. “Yeah… I am scared.” She looked up at me with tears in her eyes.

“You too?” she asked. I took in a deep breath.

“Yes, yes,” I said. “I am scared.” I noticed the wide-eyed look Kris gave me. “What?”

“I had no idea,” she said. I forced myself to smile so not to scream.

“I know, I know,” I said. “I come across as strong and altogether. But I don’t know how to come back from this. I don’t think we can either.” Kris started trembling again.

“Oh, don’t worry. Don’t worry,” I said. “Something will turn up.” I was praying to myself when I said that to be honest.

“Guys!” Ben shouted from the kitchen. “I think we might have a way to get Maxxie back!” Kris and I jerked our heads up upon hearing that.