Dana had the hood of her green windbreaker, up over her head, ducked downa little further in a futile attempt of keeping the water out of her face. She wore dark blue jeans that clung to her slender hips, a pair of white sneaker, or at least they used to be white, that sloshed with water with each step she took. Under her windbreaker was a thick brown sweater, the only real thing that was keeping her semi warm. Oh why did she decided that walking home from class was such a good thing, especially at nigt? She berated herself as she continued to plod along the watered down streets.
A gust of wind blew her hood from her head to reveal dark coppery curls that were plastered to her head, quickly she pulled the hood back over, shivering at the cold that emanated mostly from her poor soaked feet. Yep. You're an idiot, Dana, great job. You decide to WALK home from the university, in the dark, in pouring rain, she shook her head at herself again. She was in her first year of the university, just graduated from High School, and she wanted to actually experience life. For too long her parent made her do things there way. Never able to go out with her friends, never staying out late, shoot. She'd never even been allowed to date. She supposed that was the whole reason to why she decided to walk home instead of taking the bus like she should have. But why take a bus when its just a thirty minute walk from the university to her small, sparse apartment?
Dana sighed as she grabbed her sides in an attempt to keep her own body heat inside her windbreaker and sweater. Her legs and feet were soaked through, so she'd have to wait until she got home. With that in mind, she decided to try to take a shortcut. Ah, there it was, the alleyway that she'd been told of that would cut her walk in half if she took it. She turned and started walking down inside it, but just a few steps inside the alley she stopped in her tracks and tried to peer up through the edge of her hood, she'd heard a howl, what did it come from? It didn't sound like a dog, or even a cat, and where did it come from?