Amanda stopped. Trisha heard her stop and turned around.
“Wait, is this the spot?” Trisha asked.
Amanda didn't answer right away. Instead, she walked to the middle
of the road and turned to face the direction they came from. She remembered the
lights bearing down on her.
The road was so curvy, they could no longer see their car.
Amanda turned towards Trisha again.
“Yeah, I think so.” Then she gave Trisha a sly smile. "It's
hard to tell without the high beams of the car.
Trisha laughed apprehensively.
Amanda heard a car coming and walked back to the side of the road.
A few moments later, she and Trisha watched it pass them. Amanda, pointed
towards the woods.
"I must have walked out of there," Amanda said a little
disappointed. She was hoping to remember something of significance, but other
than the memory of the lights and being wrapped in the blanket, she couldn't
think of anything else.
"Isn't there a spot over there where we can see the
lake?" Trisha asked. "Several cars had passed without seeing you
moments before you were nearly ran over by the car that found you. So it's not
likely you walked down the road."
"Yeah," Amanda responded, "You might be
right." She was disappointed. Still no triggers.
She then checked her phone GPS. Both ofthem made sure their phones were charged on
the way, so neither one of them were concerned about battery life.
Amanda started walking towards the woods. "Let's go."
They both headed towards the woods.
Halfway there, Trisha started to complain a little. The trail was
much steeper than they thought it was so it was taking longer and both were
"'Let me go with you,' I said, 'It'll be inspirational,' I
said, 'How hard would it be?' I said," Trisha moaned and stopped walking.
"The lake view isn't really that far," Amanda stopped
and turned to face Trisha who was leaning up against the tree. "It's not
even a half-mile. It's just really steep."
After Trisha caught her breath, they continued on. It wasn't long
before they reached a cliff overlooking the lake. While Amanda walked around
the area, Trisha grabbed her phone and started to take pictures. "Well,
I'm not going to sit here and paint," Trisha explained after Amanda shot
her a questioning look.
The area was definitely familiar, but it seems that it wasn't the
only place she's been. Happy that she may be getting somewhere, finally, Amanda
looked back over the lake and wondered if she crossed it first.
She turned back towards Trisha and for a brief moment, she thought
she could remember a rock flying towards her head. She put her hand on the spot
over her right temple. It was where the doctor said that something hit her.
At that moment, she felt the “twinge” again, but this time it was
different. Amanda suddenly had a sense of fear and dread. Images started to
randomly appear in her mind. A lot of images were like memories, but none of
them made any sense.
She took one last glance at the lake again, then told Trisha, “We
need to get back.”
Trisha noticed Amanda's unease. “Wait, what is it?”
Amanda didn't respond. She definitely recognized the place, but
she didn't want to say anything about it yet. It wasn't that she didn't trust
Trisha. She simply could not shake the feeling that danger was nearby or that
they were being watched.
"I'll have to tell you when we are home." Amanda said.
Then she started walking towards the road. "Let's go."