Murder at Midnight

Alright, so let me tell you this. This night was my last night at my job for now, and I was going to enjoy it. I know the district well, so it should be no major problem. I was casually driving around, in the middle of the night, pitch black, blasting my new “Blood of the Saints” album on full volume, talking to myself about whatever, “We Drink Your Blood” was the very song that was played…

When the radio got completely silent.

In my head, I know exactly what is about to come. But it doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t change those seconds of fear when you ask yourself “Is someone in the car with me?” “Is someone controlling the car from somewhere else?” “Is the car breaking down?” “Is the car going to explode?”

And then, after you’ve questioned this, and after the silence, comes the creepiest of signals. I can’t even describe it to you, all I can say is that only thinking about the signal makes me cry writing this. The signal was followed by this lady speaking very loudly, informing me about a car accident that happened close by, also stating it’s hard to pass it right now.

Then it got silent again, before Attila’s voice took over the speakers. I am not lying when I tell you this.

I had to stop the car. Turn off the CD and I sat and sobbed for a couple of minutes before I turned on the radio and kept going, still crying. After going a few more distances, I dared to turn on the CD again and after a little while I was back to normal.

You see guys, I’m not afraid of a lot of things. Spiders don’t scare me, men following me at night don’t scare me, close to nothing scare me. Apart from this. This, the traffic announcements, are my true arch enemy. I have come across this three times, and I always end up crying and sobbing out of fear every time it happens. It’s a mixture of fear of malfunctional technology, but also fear of the dark, or perhaps, what is in the dark. If I get stuck in the car in the middle of nowhere… What will happen?

Seriously, I’m shaking now that I’ve written this all out, but it feels good to have done so.

Jaha, so apart from this then. We booked the UK part of our trip, finally. We are now trying to get in touch with Etihad Airways so we can cancel our outbound flight to Australia and rebook it, and then we can finally start looking at Frankfurt. It’s shaping up really well.

And oh! I got another of my late Christmas gifts too. Stone Sour’s “Come What (Ever) May”.

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// Sara

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