Robbie awoke in a cold sweat with a sharp gasp barely able to catch his breath,He looked around the moonlit bedroom briefly confused. He had forgotten he had spent the night at Lee’s house. He felt the surge of panic and fear from his nightmare die down at the reassurance Lee was right next to him. Robbie gazed at Lee in silence a moment,the moonlight glimmered across his long golden hair and cast sensual shadows across the sinews of his muscular arms and back.
Robbie felt a shudder run through him as the memories from the nightmare drifted back like some vengeful phantom. He gently nudged Lee and muttered his name until the spirited lovable blonde sleepily sat up and yawned before running his fingers through Robbie’s messy onyx hair. “Hey babe whats up? you ok dude?"
Robbie shook his head in response and engulfed Lee in a tight embrace and nuzzled into the blonde male for comfort. "No man I’m not…dude don’t laugh or rag on me but I had a nightmare..it was so bad I couldn’t even describe it..it was so bad Lee..I was ..I was being killed..I was being hacked apart by that Pines kid.” Lee listened quietly and gently caressed his sweat dampened back as Robbie continued.
His eyes where running with fearful tears as he became more upset as he went along. “His eyes where like and gold and evil looking and he just wouldn’t stop hacking me up and he had your head there on the ground and-Robbie’s frantic words where cut off when Lee gave him a firm but reassuring kiss on the lips.
He broke away and whispered into Robbie’s ear,"Hey look baby no more of that shit okay? That’s never gonna happen. I promise you…Look I know there is something up with that kid..I know something is going on and its gonna level this town…I hear things too you know..That’s why your coming away to Portland with me,if we have to we will go to Seattle. I swear Robbie I won’t let that little freak touch you..it was just a nightmare."
Lee broke away from Robbie a moment and went to his dresser. He opened the top drawer and pulled out an A-60 semi-automatic pistol and clicked the safety on. Robbie sat silently as he watched the cold metal of the gun shine in the icy moonlight. "Some insurance babe.. the woods are full of monsters now..a gates been opened. That family has unleashed Hell on this town..and if that kid does actually come near you I swear to God all-fucking mighty Robbie…no one,no monster or creature is taking you from me.."
Robbie wanted to feel reassured but his thoughts went back to the dream demon. The golden eyed Devil that whispered abominations and horrors into his ears sometimes. Robbie stood up and walked over to Lee,trailing the blankets and bed sheets behind him. "What about…Him….the demon…that thing that hangs out with the Pines brat?"
Lee smiled and reached into a small box on the dressed. He handed Robbie a small black cross made of onyx and inscribed with tiny latin phrases. "Wear this dude,I got one too. Demons can’t touch you,posses you or even come within one hundred yards of you. No joke babe these work I promise.” Robbie felt himself calm down a little more and he rested his head against Lee’s warm bare chest and listened to his heart beat. “When do you wanna go?” Robbie asked softly.
Lee smiled and stroked his back and replied gently,“Tomorrow when its daylight. Its not safe traveling the roads at night. We gotta pack up your van and get out of here before noon and drive like hell to Portland. I know a guy there with this really beautiful old Victorian house. He’s chill as hell and knows enough about whats going on he can help us escape Portland if it spreads.” Robbie nodded and smiled faintly as he lost himself in Lee’s warm embrace.
It seemed as though finally for now the nightmare was soon to be over. He thought about Wendy and poor Mabel but realized they where in little danger. It was he who had to most to fear from the demon and his little minion. Tomorrow the journey for their lives sake would begin.
Outside in the darkness of the forest there crept untold horrors in the shadows and demons danced in the glimmers of haunted moonlight. The gate was open and for a once sleepy northwestern town a most dreadful end was coming soon.