It took my eyes a few moments to adjust to the new darkness, fear quickly stripping away my mental haze. The entire block was ripped of all light sources, disregarding the moon, which seemed to burn from the vast darkness at double the intensity. I glanced around fearfully, and felt another lump rise in my throat, making it difficult to steady my breaths. My whole body trembled as a wave of undiluted panic pressed down on my head, leaving me with a feeling of dizziness and confusion.
Something wasn't right.
The rhythmic beats of my feet hitting the sidewalk momentarily stepped out of sync, as I instinctively picked up the pace. It became all too easy to block Mark from my thoughts, and replace him with a new fear. For once, I felt emptier without him occupying my mind. My last sense of security, now whisked away with the last few waves of wind, now leaving me in complete silence.
And that scared the hell out of me.
With the wind gone, my footsteps seemed to grow louder. I almost