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fic: quarry

Title: quarry [ao3]
Fandom: It Follows
Rating: T for canon-level creepiness
Pairing(s): none
Word Count: 100
Author's Note: Written for Yuletide Madness 2016 for thesleepingsatellite.

noun: quarry; plural noun: quarries
an animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey.
synonyms: prey, victim
a thing or person that is chased or sought.

Walk. Walk. Walk.

You’ll get there eventually.


She runs; you follow.

Crunch. Crunch. Your feet on gravel. Tap. Tap. Your feet on asphalt. Thump. Thump. Thump.

Her heart.

You’re getting closer. Closer. Closer.

She gets in a car. It doesn’t matter.

You have time.

She drives; you walk.

You walk.

Something rises up inside you, someone; the last girl you ate. The one from before.

Help, your (her) voice says. Help, where am I?

You shove her back down into the dark.

You have somewhere

help me oh god

to be and

let me go

you are