So. Bet you're wondering what went on yesterday. Would have gotten to ya earlier, but given my current situation, it was kinda hard to find time to sit down and write up a blog entry.
At about 1:30 I went to the park. My logic was that no one would have the balls to attack and kidnap someone and force them into a mask, kicking and screaming in broad daylight in front of lots of people. Of course I'd forgotten that the Chosen are FUCKING INSANE, ALL OF THEM. And have a boss that can fucking manipulate reality as he sees fit.
So anyway, I was standing there, leaning against a shelter house wall so no one could sneak up behind me. I was perhaps a little stressed. Okay, strung out enough to have a bad stomachache and prone to absolute panic at more or less nothing. When two o' clock finally rolled around, I was nearly at my breaking point. And they showed up out of fucking nowhere. Seriously, I was looking one way and I moved my head and there are like eight or nine people in spooky masks just fucking STANDING there as if it were nothing. How I didn't die of a heart attack right then and there is beyond me, but I've been Chosen to work for a being that by all means shouldn't exist. Obviously, normal logic no longer applies.
So one of them walks foreword a bit, I assume it was WhiteSuit, and he told me that I could just go quietly or they would take me by force. I, of course, made an attempt to choose a third option and sprinted off at full throttle. I'm pretty sure they saw that coming. Mostly because it's exactly what I told Stripey I'd do via email earlier. So I'm running for my life and they're after me, and they're catching up, but I've got home field advantage. See, in the park I was in, there's this big hole in the ground you can't see because the grass grows over it. I ran right over it, making sure not to actually step in it, and then I heard a yelp and a thud. I think one of them broke their ankle on it. Meanwhile, I'm wondering why the hell no one's calling the cops or even noticing this chase scene. And then I remembered their boss and all his super magic powers and damn near stopped to smack myself.
Then I remembered that my back-up plan required my friends to show up and notice me being in trouble. I prayed to whoever would listen that I wasn't royally fucked. Anyway, they weren't due for another half hour or so at least, so I needed to stall. So I made the fucking brilliant decision of running into the adjacent woods. Now, process that for a second. When have the woods /ever/ boded well for a Slenderstory protagonist? Exactly. I have no idea how I'm not currently in Ames brainwashed other than the luck of the Irish - no that's not enough, that combined with divine intervention.
Anyway, I ran into the woods. I weaved in and out of trees, going for the zigzag thing rabbits do. And then I got hit in the back of the knees with a flying tackle. I kicked the person in the face, hard. Four times. Their mask got covered in mud and I'm pretty sure I cracked it, but they didn't so much as flinch. So I kicked them in the throat with all my might and they let go. (No, I don't know what gender the person was. All I could perceive was their mask, it seems.)
So I was up and running again, but now they were way closer. Close enough for their fingers to brush the back of my jacket as we ran, which was a bit worrisome. I figured that my best bet was to maybe GET OUT OF THE DAMNED WOODS TO SOMEWHERE WHERE MY SCREAMS COULD MAYBE BE HEARD, so I headed back towards the park with them hot on my tail. When I broke out of the trees, though, there were three more of the fuckers waiting for me, one of them being Stripey, who just so happened to be holding a certain mask. You know the one.
The Grinning Jester Mask. Custom made just for me, the hapless kid they refer to now as LastLord. (Which is really a pretty fuckawesome name, but I refuse to go by it because of the whole principle of the thing.)
Everything just kinda stopped. It seemed like all that existed was me and that mask, It was like it was some part of me that had been long lost and was just being reunited with me. I was infinitesimally close to just putting it on and going with them, I think the only way I could have avoided it was divine intervention. Naturally, my phone rang just then. Nothing to snap someone like me out of a trance like a Doctor Who ringtone. I snapped out of it and realized that my arms were being held by someone. I managed to tear my way free - quite literally, I scratched them up pretty badly - and barreled of in another direction, Stripey right behind me.
Now, I knew they needed me alive, so I wasn't even remotely expecting him to pull a fucking knife on me. I entirely forgot I had mine on me because it's about as good a weapon as a stick of celery, and that's for someone experienced in knifeplay. He caught up to me easily, maybe because I'd been running for a while, maybe because he was really fast, maybe some other third thing. The point being, I saw a silver flash fly through the air and I swerved to avoid it. Of course, I didn't swerve enough. Pain shot into my upper arm and I felt it start bleeding. Upon closer inspection later, it's a pretty deep gash, it'll probably leave a scar.
Did I say the last thing I was expecting was for him to pull a knife? No, that isn't right. The last thing I was expecting right then was for him to get hit by a flying tackle. I just kept running. I heard the honk of a car horn and I looked over and a friend of mine, let's call her Liz for the sake of this, idling in the parking lot, back door of her car hanging open, gesturing wildly to me. Turns out she'd been the one that called me earlier, too. I dove inside gratefully and another friend of mine who we'll call Amy dove in to the front and Liz floored it. We got the doors shut and just drove. Turns out that Amy was the one that tackled Stripey and she got a gash in her side for the trouble.
They had bags we'd packed in case of needing to go on the run because of this specific situation, including two full of my stuff, so I've been typing this as we drove. We can't stop for more than an hour or so at a time, though, because they show up. We got our cuts dressed and I'm all covered in bruises. Amy and Liz will drive and sleep in shifts since I don't drive. They're gonna teach me, though.
...yeah. I don't know how long we can keep this up. At least it's summer and we aren't missing school, but there's still money and food and other basic necessities to worry about. I'm glad to have endlessly loyal friends, though. I don't know if I'd be so giving as to willingly put myself in a situation like this for a friend. I like to think I would, but...
Right. That's pretty much it. I'm spent and my arm hurts from that cut. I'll try to keep you guys updated
I don't know where we'll go from here or what we'll do. All I know is that they'll take me and probably kill my friends if they catch us. But first they must catch us.
EDIT: I hope you remember what my Twitter was, because I deleted it just in case.