It was a Saturday night and everyone was going out to a huge party downtown. Alyssa, Scarletts best friend, called her and insisted she joined her that evening.
"Everyone is going to be there!" Alyssa whimpered when Scarlett said she was grounded "I have my moms car for the night I can get you home by midnight! Just tell your mom your going to bed early tonight and sneak out your window it will be easy!" Scarlett though this trough and she concluded she simply could not miss out on the party of the year.
Alyssa was one hell of a persuader. "Alright," Scarlett said "pick me up in an hour." This was the first time she ever snuck out. She couldn't help but feel bad about lying to her mom but she figured she would get over it.
She looked in the mirror. Her long dark hair fell at her waist. "I can do this." she thought to herself. She was now excited of the fact that she was doing something risky. An hour later Alyssa arrived and everything went as planned. She carefully opened her window and tip toed outside to her friends car. When they arrived downtown they were surprised to see that the street where the party was supposed to be was disturbingly quiet.The street lights were dimmed and some were even fully shut off.
As they slowed down they found a huge place next to an abandoned warehouse that had to be the party because all the other buildings were dark and empty and this one was bright with booming music pulsating through the walls. They parked and got out of the car. As they walked up to the entrance they were surprised to find that there were no doormen or guards standing in front of the entrance. All it had was a raggedy old banner that said "WELCOME".
When they went inside they saw hundreds of people dancing and drinking. The music was extremely loud it pounded through Scarlett's heart. Alyssa and Scarlett searched for their classmates that told them they would be there but they could not find one familiar face. Alyssa however did not care and told Scarlett this was one of the coolest parties she had ever been too. Scarlett wasn't sure if she was scared or not. Some peoples faces looked warm and kind. Like the blond girl who waved at them when they first came in. Others looked dark and lifeless, as if they were not even really there.
Before she knew it, she lost sight of Alyssa. She couldn't find her anywhere. One second she was there, the next she wasn't. Scarlett started to panic and made her way through the laughing dancing people. She located the bar and sat in on one of the stools. There was no bartender yet the people around her had plenty to drink. She felt uncomfortable and angry at Alyssa for ditching her. All she could do now was sit and wait for Alyssa to come back to her again.
It was clear this party was not the party "everyone was going to" she figured Alyssa had tricked her into going. Alyssa always had unusual friends and hung out in strange places. She cursed Alyssa under her breath and just stared off into the dance floor. She thought her mind must have been playing tricks on her.
She could have sworn that peoples' faces would change while they were dancing. It only happened for a fraction of a second, but she swore that their face would morph into a disturbing demonic face with big black eyes and a deformed mouth. However, when she would blink, their faces would be back to normal. She didn't understand; she wasn't drinking nor doing drugs. Why would I see these things? she thought to herself. She convinced herself it was just her imagination but she was starting to feel chills running down her spine.
She got of the stool and started to look for Alyssa. "Alyssa!" she screamed "I need to get the hell out of here, I'm going to kill you for bringing me here!" She kept yelling but Alyssa was nowhere to be found. All of a sudden someone shoved her hard and she collapses. She didn't know who did it or if it was an accident but she was pissed. She wished she was back home in bed.
The lights suddenly dimmed and slow music started to play. A love song she never heard before. Everyone stopped dancing and gets into pairs. They all slow dance and she attempts to get off the floor. "Are you OK?" a deep but soothing voice said. She looked up to see a tall handsome looking man. He was young maybe 20 years old, blond, and had piercing deep blue eyes. His faces seemed friendly and concerned. "I'm fine" she managed to say. She always did get nervous with handsome men. "I uh just fell" she stuttered. He smiled and offered his hand to her. She took it and he helped her up. "Do you want to dance?" he asked politely. How could Scarlett refuse? He was charming. He was sweet.
They walked towards the centre of the dance floor and started to slow dance. "You're a good dancer." she said flustered. He just smiled. After a while of dancing she asked him if he came here a lot. "You can say that." he whispered.
Scarlett didn't understand his response but she kept on dancing. "You have a pure soul." he said quietly. "Um thank you?" she thought this sounded a little creepy but he was so handsome she didn't want to judge. "I'm not so innocent," she said jokingly "I snuck out of the house today, if my mother finds out I'm dead." "I know." he mumbled with no expression.
His eyes looked down at hers but instead of deep blue they were now almost black. Scarlett figured it was just the lighting but now his expression seemed a little cold to her. She suddenly didn't want to be in his presence anymore. "Well I better go find my friend now, It was nice dancing with you but I really have to go." she tried to step away but he quickly grabbed her arms tight. "I know you Scarlett," he said "I know everything about you." As soon as he said those words the music stopped playing and the lights shut off. It was pitch black and she couldn't see a thing. He was still holding her and she struggled to get away.
The lights came back on. But only for about a second. They flickered on and off and she could see that the once handsome blond man was not a man at all. His feet were that off a goat and his hands were not hands but claws. Big red long fingers with pointy nails. His head had huge horns and his face was incredibly horrible. It resembled some sort of goat with red fur and huge black eyes.
His evil grin started to part and the lights kept flickering. He started to hysterically laugh. The most evil laughter in the world. "I am Lucifer." The thing yelled in a booming voice. Scarlett was so shocked and scared she was frozen with fear. She felt liquid running down her neck. When she looked down she was horrified to find blood. Blood everywhere, on her legs her beautiful dress and on her hands. Scarlett started to scream with fear.
The light shut off one more time. This time for almost ten seconds. When it turned back on she was alone. The place was empty. It was old and dusty as if no one had stepped foot in there for years. She turned around and saw her friend Alyssa hanging from the ceiling fan. Dead with blood running down her face. Scarlett felt a horrible stinging feeling on her stomach. She opened up her dress to see what was hurting. There on her stomach, in bloody handwriting, was carved "YOU'RE NEXT".