The symbol, the x in the circle, it was the same thing that Cynthia carved into her arm yesterday. But I'm confused, does it hurt him or draw him closer? I'm not sure what to think anymore. (And, ironically, I looked at my user picture I had before and it had the exact same damn symbol. On pies no less. It's deleted now, but I can't believe I was using that.)
Ava, I checked out the blogs on that TV Tropes page and looked at them. I...Cynthia had posted on The Tutorial. I never even knew. She went to a stranger for help instead of me. I must be a really bad mother if she thought she needed to go to someone else.
Enough moping around. Sorry you guys, it's just hard to stay optimistic in this situation. The police called back and they haven't found anything. My neighbors are still going back and forth between houses or keeping their windows wide open. I've long since pulled the shades, but every once and a while I peek outside to take a look at what's happening. They're watching me, I think. This doesn't make sense, because in all the accounts I read today, there's maybe one or two people who might follow a victim. Not a whole neighborhood (albeit a small one, but a neighborhood nonetheless). I haven't seen even a glimpse of him ever since the dream, so I guess that's a good sign.
I know I'm in danger. Apparently staying in place is the wrong thing to do. But she might come back and I need to be here if she does. I'm only going to run if I absolutely have to, which means nothing short than being attacked by these..."proxies".
And before anyone decides to tell me I'm being stupid, I do have ways to defend myself. I may be a thirty five year old mom, but hell if I don't know how to swing a baseball bat or cut quickly and efficiently with a knife. I don't want to have to resort to violence, but I'm not going to let myself get taken, or whatever it was that Cynthia was saying would happen.
I have to wonder why it is he's so interested in Cynthia and I. Apparently some of these people saw this monster when they were younger, and Cynthia never even mentioned any kind of imaginary friend or something of the like when she was a little girl. It seems odd that he would suddenly come for her now, when she wasn't even aware of him before. Hell, I didn't even know about him until now...
I guess that's it for now. Does anyone have any advice for how to handle him if he does come around tonight?