The fog came rolling over the hills in massive clouds. It billowed over the top and poured into the valley like a glass of water into a cup. It suffocated the trees, grass, animals, and people of any sunlight. It became silent and cold. An eerie wind picked up underneath the cloud and began to rustle the trees.
All the people in the land came curiously from their houses, peering into the peculiar nebulous weather above them. The children began to shift uncomfortably as they clung to their mother's aprons. A slight tear forming in their eyes and a small wail from one baby sent them all chiming off in an off key chorus. It was ear shattering. The weather stopped for a moment as the wails echoed off the walls of the valley, ricocheting off any sharp corner and carrying it through the misty trap. Once the crying subsided the women decided to return to their houses, going into any secret door, into their cellars. Protect. Was the only thing crossing their minds.
We sat under the sky that night. The twilight came so slowly. We anxiously watched the stars as they appeared through the curtain of sunset. When the majesty of the mountains were no long as impressive as the painted sky, we looked to each other. I could see a gleam in his eyes, he looked...thirsty. Finally, the blanket of velvet was rolled out like the red carpet ready for the stars of Hollywood.
With a smile he looked to the sky, I saw a smile creep up and stretch from ear to ear, catching myself do the same.
“... It's time..” was finally released from his impatient lips. He slowly stood. I followed suit and soon, we dissipated into a cloud of mist. Once I realized we were going to go through with it, my whole body trembled with a shake. The coolest of prickles ran down the back of my neck, leaving the hair standing up on end.