First Date Gone Wrong

I’m one of those people that doesn’t really get in any long lasting relationships, they usually end pretty quickly for some reason or another. I didn’t consider myself attractive either, so when I do get hit on or get a chance to go out with someone, I usually take the chance. This takes place in 9th grade. Most kids were starting to date, and I wanted to fit in, so I started looking for girls I might have a chance with.

There was this one girl I had my eyes on, we’ll just call her Alyssa. I was close friends with one of her friends, and was told that she liked me.

I took up this chance to ask her out, and she happily said yes. We agreed to meet up at the local cinema on a Saturday, but she worked late on weekends at a gas station until 11PM, so we picked out a movie at 11:30 to watch. When Saturday came around, I had my mom take me and her to the cinema, since both of us were still too young to drive.

We picked up Alyssa and drove over to the cinema.

The first thing I noticed when we got into the theater was that the room was empty. The movie started and things went from one to another and before I knew it we were kissing. That’s when we both jumped up to a rustling sound coming from behind us. I looked everywhere and saw nothing. We agreed that it was coming from the projector room, and shrugged it off. Twenty minutes later and we heard the same sound again. That’s when I took out my phone and turned on my flashlight.

I aimed it everywhere until I finally saw something move. It was in the way back seating row where you couldn’t see if anyone was sitting there unless you had a light. The second I shined my flashlight on the figure, that’s when I could make out two eyes starting directly at me.

The second the figure noticed me looking at it, it looked away. I told Alyssa to ignore it, and if anything else happened we would leave. Everything was normal for the next 5 or so minutes, until there were more rustling sounds coming from behind us.

The person was again starting directly at me, and then looked away when the person noticed I saw them. I was a bit shaken up, and didn’t really know what to do. I texted my mom to come pick us up. She replied almost instantly, and asked why. I told her about the person and how they were acting very strange.

Our house is 25 or so minutes away, so I had to figure out what to do until then. That’s when the glow from the movie dissipated. I looked back and saw the man had his hand over the projector. I told Alyssa that we need to go NOW. I grabbed her hand and we started running. I could hear loud footsteps that sounded like boots running across the ground.

I knew that none of us were wearing boots, so I never even bothered to turn around. We ran up to the front desk and told the only person still there what had happened. The women at the front desk called the police, and they were here within 10 minutes. Once the policemen had come out of the theater, they told us that they didn’t find anyone.

By the time my mother arrived the police were questioning us about what had happened. We never got a clear look at the mans face because of the darkness. When we were pulling out of the theater parking lot, I saw a dark figure behind a bush about 100 feet from the car. I didn’t think of telling anyone because I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.

Alyssa invited me back to her house, and my mom dropped us both at her house. Her parents of course had questions, and we told them what happened. We were all pretty tired, and none of us wanted to be alone for the night. I texted my mom telling her that I would be spending the night at Alyssa’s house. She spread out a sleeping bag and a pillow for me on the ground next to my bed.

She proceeded to takeoff her pants so she was only wearing her t-shirt and panties. She noticed me looking at her and said, “I don’t sleep in pants.” I then told her to not worry about it, and that I don’t either. We then both went to sleep, it was 2AM. I woke up to the sound of scratching on the window. The blinds on the window showed a dark outline of a figure in the center of the blinds. I screamed as loud as I possibly could. The dark shape through the window dissapeared.

Alyssa’s parents rushed into the room, Alyssa was rubbing her eyes, and then asked what happened. I told them what I saw. Her dad rushed outside, and her mother called the police. The police never found anything, and neither did Alyssa’s dad. It’s been 3 years now without anything like that happening, and Alyssa and I are still together.

I really hope that nothing like this ever happens again, and it sure is the scariest moment in my entire life.

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