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The breeze licked across her back, causing a sharp tingly unwelcome sensation to follow. She stood up and with a swift gaze, began studying her surroundings. Disoriented and confused, she began walking, she didn't know where she was headed but she knew she had to get out of there. She pushed herself to take her first steps which resulted in a pulsating pain that spread throughout her body causing her to cry out in agony. However, there was no-one there to hear her pleas for help.
The land ahead was rocky, deserted as though any life form had perished leaving only a barren land. Wilted trees stood in the distance. The sun beat down, mercilessly scorching the land. Her body was still sore and the rocky land wasn't doing her any favors. After hours of what seemed like endless walking, she was dehydrated and disoriented ready to give up all hope. it was then that it hit her, the world began to spin. At first, she brushed it off and pushed forward like she had been doing all day. She swallowed hard and continued to walk and she seemed fine and thought nothing of it until, a few minutes later, when it suddenly hit again, and this time, it was stronger than ever and knocked her off balance. The sky began to move and form weird shapes. She felt like she couldn't breathe like the same moment was happening over and over again. The world seemed to fade away. The lack of civilization caused hereto panic even more. The deeper the breathes she took, the better she felt until she was fine, or so she thought. The waves had just begun. She was burning and hungry and in desperate need of water. She stumbled to her feet, immediately. Staggering, she pushed herself to go a little further until her legs finally gave way at the foot of one of the few life forms that had managed to survive these extremities and it was lights out.
She awoke to the sound of ringing in her ears and the cold wind of the central ventilator. Pristine white walls surrounded her. The door opened and a woman in a white coat walked in but she was preoccupied with the clipboard in her hands. She clutched it firmly as if afraid it might fall at any second. The doctor had a stern look on her face. Reviewing the results without even glance she spoke in a low yet sharp voice. " Your blood work seems to check out. No record of any drug consumption, alcohol levels are low." No memory recollection she continued still not looking up. She started to glance around the room, thoughts running like wildfire through her mind. Her attention snapped back when she saw the doctor making eye contact with her. "I'm sorry. I realize that going through a lot and probably have quite questions, but let's start with an easy one. What's your name?" the doctor's voice was still low but the sharpness that was once there was gone. She seemed genuinely worried. "My name is Natalie Lance" she mumbled, cringing as a burning sensation started in the base of her throat. Tears started swelling in the eyes but she brushed them off and pointed at her throat. The doctor understood at once and had some warm honey water brought to her. As she waited for the doctor to return, she saw something shiny out of the corner of her eye. Weakly, she pushed herself up and made her way towards it, it was a mirror but when she started into it, it was not her face that she saw. Help me she heard a voice plead. She scrambled for back to her bed as she heard footsteps approach. The door swung open and the doctor handed her a liquid. The liquid looked a little funky but Natalie had it anyways 'She's a doctor, she knows what she's doing'. After consuming the liquid, she lay back down and slowly started drifting away. She heard the doctor saying, " Well it is nice to meet you, Natalie . My name is Dr. Phillips, I will be in charge of you until you recover..... and it was lights out.