It was dark. Nothing but a light from above hovered over the red door. Chills ran up my spine which made me shake violently. I hesitated in front of the doorway. I knew what was waiting behind the crimson door. I knew he was waiting for me. I've been avoiding him for many years, but I knew eventually I would have to face him. My chest tightened and my heart ached. Can I be spared from this? Is there another way?
I slowly reached for the golden doorknob. I grasped it tightly then turned it to the left. The door opened towards me, the hinges making a creaking sound. I then gradually walked through. It was still dark and the air was heavy. Suddenly, a light from above glistened upon a single wooden chair. I was puzzled, but I knew the chair was reserved for me. I walked towards the chair and slowly sat down. I waited. It seemed like an eternity, but then there was another light from above and it shined down on a man sitting across from me. He sat on a throne that was made out of metal and