You arrive home from a late night at work. You open your bedroom door and find yourself sleeping in your bed. You're completely petrified and confused. You think that perhaps this is some sort of prank. You step closer to the figure in your bed and notice that it looks exactly like you, save for the birthmark which is on the stranger's right eyelid instead of the left. The figure in your bed begins to stir, until it finally opens it's eyes. You scream when it's eyes focus on you. You run towards the door as fast as you can but are only able to place your hand on the doorknob before the figure grabs your arm from behind you. It lets go and you turn around to face the stranger, feeling frightened yet intrigued.
"Who are you?" you ask in a quivering voice, staring at the stranger before you. The figure remains silent and stares back at you with wide eyes. "I have come for your soul." says the stranger. Your blood runs cold and you begin to panic. "What?" you say, your voice rising.
The figure then begins to laugh, taking you by surprise. The sound frightening you even further as it echoes throughout your bedroom. "You should have seen your face!" the stranger exclaims, laughter escaping from its mouth. The figure than sobers up and says, "Did you actually think that I was going to kill you?"
You are frozen on the spot, utterly at a loss for words. "Um... Uh... Well..." you say but the figure than interrupts you by asking, "Who do you think I am? The Grim Reaper? I am not going to kill you, so stop hyperventilating."
You continue to stare at the stranger in shock. "What.. What are you doing here? Who are you?" you inquire, suddenly getting frustrated.
"I am you, but I'm sure you have already realized that." she says then adds, "I'm here to warn you." Many questions begin to spur up in your mind but you settle with, "Warn me? About what? How did you even get into my house and who are you? You can't possibly be me if I'm standing right here."
The figure before you lets out a sigh then takes a seat on the edge of the bed. She pats on the spot next to her and you hesitantly sit down next to the stranger. Up close you now see that you both have the same color eyes, the same hair length and the same amount of freckles. The only difference is the clothes that you are wearing. "I came from there." she says, pointing at the mirror behind your door. "You came from the mirror? How? Why-" she interrupts you by asking, "Have you ever thought why you can't walk through a mirror?"
You stare dumbfounded at the mirror than think to yourself, It's a flat surface, why would I even think of stepping into it? You shake your head. "Did you ever think that maybe your reflection is there to protect you from what's on the other side?"
To be continued...