The Lady of My Lake

The Lady of My Lake

When, Orphellia's heart is broken she finds herself returning to her hidden lake. Once she reaches the water, though, she experiences a ghost encounter that will change her course of fate.

published on July 28, 201416 reads 10 readers 73 not completed
Chapter 1.
The Woman of the Woods

The Woman of the Woods

I ran through the trees panting hard. My face burned from holding back the imminent tears and the smacking of twigs. Anger, hatred, depression, and confusion coursed through my body fogging my senses and my thoughts. I didn't know how I felt. I didn't know why this happened. I didn't know anything other than I needed to get to the lake. As I thought this, I burst from the tight knit forest and came to the clearing surrounding the serene lake. I looked around for a moment then quickened my pace to reach the edge of the water faster. Once I reached it, I looked down into the black abyss that shone in the moonlight. I crumpled to my knees and caught my breath. After a few minutes, I grew chilly and decided it pointless to remain out here so I stood and turned to leave.

At that moment, the sound of startled birds taking flight caught my attention. I turned but didn't see anything until I caught a glimpse of movement. Moving closer to the water again, I looked for the sign again. As I watched a girl ran from the trees. She was tall and slender and very beautiful. Her eyes scoured the clearing horrified. She had a visage showing fear I hoped never to experience. It appeared that every fear she carried had materialized into monster and stood before her but there was no monster only her. I looked closer and noticed she held something. A bundle? No. A baby.

She turned, her back facing me but then she whipped around again an ran into the water but I could hear nothing as the water didn't move. I took a step closer now concerned. She looked over her shoulder still terror written all over her face. So quickly I could barely see it, an invisible force ripped away the baby. Her mouth twisted as a silent scream seemingly erupted from her lips. Even without hearing the piercing cry, I could tell how tortured she was. She lunged for something but froze. Her hands rose to her chest and I saw the velvety red color of blood ooze from her chest. She had just been shot.

I looked around frantically for the attacker but I saw no one but her. Her eyes followed something until she could no longer see it. She stumbled back a little then sank below the surface of the water. After what felt like hours but was realistically only a few seconds, I broke out of my petrifaction and launched into the frigid waters. I swam to about the middle of the lake and dove down. The water was unbelievably clear allowing me to spot her quickly. She was sinking fast and I wasn't an avid swimmer. I tried though and every ounce of adrenaline I had was pushing me forward. Her hands clawed at her throat desperately urging me to swim faster.

I was getting closer but still she was unreachable. She looked up to the surface of the water and bubbles squeezed out of her nose and lips. Her hair swirled around her and her dress and robes flowed with the water. Then her hands recoiled and I watched the faith break in her eyes. A look of acceptance passed over her face and for a moment she looked almost peaceful. I reached out still unable to believe her obvious death. Finally, our eyes met and an unreadable expression crossed her face. She reached up a hand. She mouthed something I couldn't understand and then held herself still in the water for a moment. Our hands touched and she lightly stroked the fingers.

I grabbed at her hand trying to hold onto her but she shattered in front of my eyes. I exclaimed but of course as I was underwater I only released all the air left in my lungs. I crashed into the ground. Panicked now, I slammed my feet against the ground, rocketing me up to the surface. I exploded out of the water and crazily filled my lungs with sweet air. Desperately, I looked around a sign of the woman but my hopes were crushed as the water had not even rippled except where I had disturbed it. I dove back down and searched for at least her corpse but there was nothing. I was alone again.
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Comments (73)

Nightcat
.......O.O Whoa that ghost was realistic
Favourite boyfriend? She has more than one???
Like the name and the socially awkward brother reminds me of Simon. CONTINUE. OR ELSE. (No just kidding, but it would be cool to finish and see where it goes )
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Elleyd
I'll try!
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Elleyd
XD
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on August 15, 2014
Nightcat
Just thought eh, it wouldn't be that devastating a blow if you're cheating on him too....
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on August 15, 2014
Nightcat
Got you
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on August 15, 2014
Elleyd
no she has had ones before and she loved this one the most xD
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on August 15, 2014
Nightcat
She has more than one bf?
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
And you said I was a good writer? Elleyd take a look at yourself! This is AMAZING, see when your older, if you want to be a writer or something to do in the story-writing business I will be definitely be reading your books! This is phenomenal, you really have talent here.
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Elleyd
Thank you! I do plan on publishing books and being an author but that's not my main job. Thank you though!
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Elleyd
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
Mhmm
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on August 15, 2014
Elleyd
knew that totALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLy knew that.
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
Stardolls a game lol
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on August 15, 2014
Elleyd
lol Night but who's Stardoll?
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
Night hun
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
I know. People do that on stardoll and you're like what the hell?
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on August 15, 2014
Elleyd
it's freakin me out.
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
Lmao okk
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Elleyd
I swear I am not ElleyDbackup I do not know who that is...
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
No, they would make accounts to get themselves 'famous'. Idk. Well im not sure, maybe some people do think ur famous, I guess you kind of are lol
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on August 15, 2014
Elleyd
What? Someone thought I was famous on Qfeast?
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on August 15, 2014
Coolcass22
Idek, read your one stories to think ur like 'qfeast famous'. Ik someone that did that once o-o
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on August 15, 2014
Elleyd
what would u even do with a second account?
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
mhm
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
yea that's what i thought
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Lol same but theres no point really o-o
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Elleyd
haha xD i thought about making another but i didnt
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Cuz id have to know them lol xD
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Good ;]
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
Nah
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
lol yh xD Wbu? you got any other ac's on here? ;3
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
prob a good thing xD
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Moviestarplanet lol, this is my one and only acc on here xD
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
here? or other places?
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Oh, you think that's a lot? I used to have coolcass22, Nawww, Vitalia, SkippingCarrot, 10cassie and tons more ahah
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Elleyd
wow u have a lot of accounts xD
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Coolcass22
Yuup, and Lostsoul</3 (it was fashionable at the time >.> & Social casualty
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Elleyd
oh cool :3
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Coolcass22
wait no, that's my old account lol, its actually Cas:3
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Geez, u try to get a username on there xD
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
Rested? xD Ok!
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Oh cool, if u remember it lol add me please, My user is Rested
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
i used to i still may
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
You probably don't..but do you have a moviestarplanet account?
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
;D
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
haha ;D
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
lol true xD
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Well Iggy's not mine ahah
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Drop this and let the whole world feel it ;D My song lyrics xD
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
C:
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
ok c;
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Elleyd
i'll ask :3
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Oh, ok.
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
I don't remember y she stopped i'll ask her.
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Its a shame she didn't carry on, I wish I had that job.
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
Yes she did quite a bit
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
Oh Really? Did she enjoy it?
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on August 14, 2014
Elleyd
My mom was a journalist for a while.
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on August 14, 2014
Coolcass22
My pleasure, I'd either like to be a journalist or an author, something in that business.
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Infinity_Wolf
Awesome Amazing Wonderful Phenomenal!
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Elleyd
wow nice vocab xD thanks!!!
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Elleyd
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MockingjayDistrict
Amazing!
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Elleyd
aw thank you
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Elleyd
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on August 06, 2014
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Elleyd
i'll try
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on August 06, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
Write more soon
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The.Girl.With.The.Glasses
Amazing writing! This is super good
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Elleyd
Thanks!
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celtickittkatt
Faboo
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Elleyd
Thanks :3
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