At first, I didn't know what was happening. But the skeleton had brought me past the gate into a new world.
It watched me carefully as I inched past it and peered over the rock we were standing on. My eyes widened as I stared down at the city. It was dim and empty; a depressing ghost town. It was charred, as if someone had set fire to it. Ashes floated around it, eerily quiet, adding to the idea that it had been burned & anyone there was no longer living.
"Welcome to your new home Samantha." Bones (my personal nickname for him) smiled. Which confused me. A skeleton smiling? Who knew?
"Home?" I asked getting to my feet. "What is this place?"
"The Black Parade. You'll meet the other children soon enough. But for now, let's get you fitted."
"Other children? Fitted?" I asked confused.
"No more questions. Come."
Silently I followed him dow