The first sensation she felt in her new life was that of drowning.
Water surrounded her face, the edges of her hair, her entire body. She shivered as she gasped for clean air only to panic when it was denied her. Slamming her hands down onto what felt like glass, she tried to scream but swallowed the hot water. Bubbles surrounded her face as she shook. She wanted to cry, scream, beg for help, whatever help there was, but all of her senses were distorted by water.
And then, as if a door had opened, the water immediately evaporated. A warm light surrounded her body, dried her pale skin, blew her hair back. She saw shimmers of blonde strands around her eyes and gasped as she looked around. She could make out nothing but a bright, white light. And then a voice.
“It’s time to wake up.”
She jerked as her surroundings shifted in an instant. It was as though she had opened her eyes for the first time. The bright light was replaced with darkness. Complete and