Driving down the highway and it has been a long day
of work. Tomas and I are headed home, we haven’t
even had time to eat all day. As I put the peddle to the
metal, I shift into the left lane (everyone knows that’s
the fast lane) to scurry home to my wife and children.
From afar you can see the sun is beginning to set as the
sky turns a vibrant pink color. Tomas is joking loudly
about how he’s going to grab a case of beer once he
gets home. Myself on the other hand… I just want to
enjoy my families warmth and love. Tomas and I are
sharing a vehicle for the time being, since mine is in
the shop. Once I arrive home, he will head back south
and head home to enjoy his old dog and beers.
Suddenly I feel a sense of pressure behind my head,
piercing deeply heading towards the front of it.
“Tomas, I think I’m getting a migraine. Would you like
to drive the rest of the way?” Silence… silence is heard
as I turn my head to the right to see what has gotten
him all choked up. His face is pale as if he’s seen a
ghost. Still as stone as if medusa has locked eyes with
his corpse. In disbelief I begin to slow down, “Keep
your dam foot on the gas, says Tomas!” Shocked and
confused I peek into the rearview mirror to see
something of terror… That’s the moment I’ll never
forget, my first encounter with a Tygrus!!!
The only way I can describe this creature is that it
has four legs, a bit bigger than a horse with a humans
face! That’s not even the worse part, there’s more than
one and they’re moving faster than most of the cars. It
seems as if they’re running from a wildfire, no wait!
It’s as if the ground is opening up and sucking
everything in its path up in flames. One of the
creatures begin to ram against the car, causing it
to move sideways into a sporadic frenzy. Tomas is
yelling at me to turn around for his dog, I’m screaming
at the top of my lungs that we must get to my family
before these creatures or hellacious flames do.
Suddenly the creature hits the car once more and the
car flips over… As I open my eyes, I can hear Tomas
screaming in agony. One of the creatures is staring at
me from close quarters and examining the wreckage.
The creature proceeds forward coming near me in an
aggressive fashion. Laying on the ground defenseless I
have no other choice but to accept my fate. “Lick, lick,
lick”. That’s the only thing I can feel on my face. The
creature throws me up on it’s back and something
weird happens. Mentally I can hear a voice telling me,
“let’s get you home master and all stitched up”. There’s
no way this thing is speaking to me. I can no longer
hear Tomas quivering in agony. As I look over in the
distance his way, I can see him now standing on his
feet. “We aren’t going anywhere but below, the time
has come, says Tomas”. Tomas sprints over like a
vicious dog but the creature spews out a lava like
substance blocking his way, all of this commotion
becomes overwhelming as I past out…
Gabriel… Gabriel… wake up Gabriel! As I open my eyes
I can’t help but wonder what’s in store for me. My
name is Gabriel and this is the beginning of my story.