Darkness Surrounds by Brief Life
There was nothing but darkness. A darkness that seemed to be everywhere, yet focused on her. A darkness that invaded her sense, leaving everything dull and lifeless. Far away, a door opened, and she could see the hint of light. She could not move towards it. She cried out, begging someone to come and help her. But no one came. She yelled louder, screaming for anyone to carry her, to help her go to the light, to get away from the crushing dark.
Samantha woke up with a wet and messy diaper. Sighing, she waddled into the bathroom and began cleaning up. As she was washing off, she heard the phone ring. “It never fails…” she muttered. When she was finally finished washing herself and putting a new diaper on, Samantha hit play on her answering machine.
“Hello Samantha. This is Dr. Kuno calling. We got your test results back, and they all turned up negative. If you want to, we can schedule you to get an x-ray. All right, bye Samantha.”
Samantha stared at the answering machine. She replayed the message, listening carefully, and tears formed in her eyes. It wasn’t something medical…that could only mean… Samantha burst out in tears, sobbing loudly. She hated psychologists. Last time she had this problem; it was sheer torture to go see a psychologist. Samantha called the doctor’s office to schedule an appointment for the x-ray. She knew they would not find anything, but Samantha was hopeful.
Samantha spent her last day before starting her new job lounging around in diapers. She did not use the diapers though. After re-taping her diaper for the third time, she decided to go out and buy pull-up diapers for daytime, just using the regular kind for when she goes to bed. Samantha quickly got dressed and hoped into her car for a quick drive to Takkun’s Pharmacy. She went in and blushed fiercely when she saw the guy that had been there the past few times. He greeted her and asked if she needed help. Samantha quickly composed herself. “I would like to apologize for last time I was in here. I had a little too much to drink, celebrating my new job.” The guy smiled, “It’s all right. By the way, the name’s Alicanto.” Samantha smiled back. “It’s nice to meet you Alicanto. My name is Samantha.” They shook hands and Samantha scurried down to the diaper aisle. She grabbed some Depend pull-ups. She walked back to the cash register and handed them to Alicanto. While he rang it up, Samantha had an inner battle. After paying for the diapers, she suddenly asked, “Would you like to go out sometime?” Alicanto heisted before nodding. Samantha smiled and quickly wrote her phone number on the back of the receipt. “Call me sometime and we can set a date.” Alicanto promised he would. Samantha walked out, her face lit up in a smile.
That night, she subconsciously began sucking her thumb while drifting off to sleep.
Weeks went by and not much happened except for a few key events. Samantha started working and loved her new job at Nitram Inc. She had the x-rays done, but they turned out negative. Samantha started dating Alicanto, and they really hit it off. Alicanto did not care about her wearing pull-ups and having the occasional accident during the day. Samantha still wore diapers at night. The messing stopped and the bedwetting was getting very rare. The daytime accidents also began disappearing. Samantha switched from pull-ups to pads but remained in diapers for the night.
There was darkness all around her. Thick darkness, the type you got as a kid. Darkness that would suck away all light. A darkness that would smother you, try to get inside you to take away the happiness. A door opened and Samantha could see a speck of light coming through it. She tried to move towards but couldn’t. She cried out for help, cried for her mommy, her daddy, anyone, to come help her. The darkness intensified, trying to tear into her, to keep her there forever. She cried louder, begging someone to come. The small speck of light was blocked for a minute by a figure. It began walking towards her. She closed her eyes, waiting for the cold hands to grab her, the slimy tentacles to wrap around her. A soft, warm hand took her by the hand. Samantha opened her eyes slowly and saw the smiling face of Alicanto. Gently, he pulled her towards the door. The trip took months, but it seemed like seconds. She was at the door. Samantha gazed into the bright light pouring from the door, smiling. She turned around and looked back into the darkness. It did not seem as bad. It was less dark, less threatening, and less thick. The darkness seemed like nothing but a momentary bad time that was not as bad as it looked. Samantha gazed up at the smiling Alicanto. Taking a deep breath, she stepped into the light with him.
Samantha blinked at the sudden light. She turned to Alicanto. “What was that place?” she asked. Alicanto smiled widely. He began speaking in a voice that was not his. The voice sounded familiar to Samantha, but she could not think of where she remembered from. It seemed like a…inherited memory. A memory of a voice imprinted in the subconscious of the human species. “Where you were,” he said, “Was a place where everyone has been at least once. The crushing darkness that sucked away all your happiness, it came from you.” His smile toned down to a playful grin. “All humans go to that place. Most leave it quickly, but a few stay there. You looked like you were going to be the latter and I always try to help those people. So, help was sent. Enjoy your life Samantha…” He leaned over and lightly kissed her on the cheek. Samantha looked at him and his features started morphing. It was not Alicanto, it was…
Samantha woke up. She smiled at the beautiful dream and cuddled up close to the figure beside her. Samantha gently kissed Alicanto on the cheek and went back to sleep, curled up at his side.
And that, dear readers, is where I leave Samantha. But it is not the end of her life. She married Alicanto. Samantha stopped wearing diapers, but did wear to relive stress, for long car trips, and for the sheer joy of it. Alicanto always let her indulge, and would participate in the diaper play. Samantha stopped after having the first of their two kids. She was happy and the dreams of darkness only came back once in her life. But that is another story. Maybe some day it will be told…
Darkness Surrounds began giving me problems. I had no idea where to go from where chapter 8 left off. I knew the ending in the beginning so, I wrote it out and have posted it above this message. I am sorry for ending it so soon, but I doubt I would have been able to get past the writer’s block. And, if I had forced it, the story would have been bad. I honestly believe it is better to end now. So, that’s the end. I would like to take this time to thank those who read it again. I would also like to thank Wing Z and Victoriah Nichole for making this board and Ken for…well, being Ken.