‘It’s started,’ Allison said. ‘I don’t know why I’m so afraid. I know what’s out there for me, but I’m scared. Katie,’ she cried, ‘help me.’
Kate looked lost. ‘I don’t know how.’
‘No, of course you don’t. You need to leave.’
‘Leave. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but whatever it is, you are not going to get caught in it.’
‘I just got you back.’ Kate squeezed Allison’s hand tighter. ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ She smiled. ‘And besides, I made a promise to you. Until the End.’ Kate embraced Allison, and the minor voltage emanating from her. Kate twitched when small sparks leapt from Allison’s skin, but she ignored them and they lay down together.
A branch of lightning fled from Allison and smashed into the wall beside her. Another jumped across the room. And another. Soon the entire bedroom was filled with flashing blue light and flickering orange flames, but Allison saw nothing except Kate’s affectionate and fearful eyes looking back at her.