Flora was a simple girl, had never believed in rituals, but was always intrigued by them and even experimented with them sometimes. Today she was doing a rather strange ritual that had to do with an elevator. The building she was in was tall, all the windows were glass. She hit the 4, 2, 6, 2, 10, after she stopped on each previous floor. When she got to the 10th floor, she taps the 5th floor button, on the fifth floor a strange woman joined her, she had a very uncomfortable feeling when the woman joined her and so Flora said nothing and pressed the 1st floor button. This whole time nobody had joined her on the elevator; that was how it had to be for this to work. Flora looks up at the counter and in a mild shock she watches as the elevator takes her up again, how far she couldn't seem to remember but the elevator stops once again on the 10th floor. Having chills running through her entire body she peers out of the elevator and walks out into a black and white hall, there were no windows here, "This isn't the same place..." She says quietly to herself and starts walking down the hall towards a red rose that stands out heavily in the black and white space, but strange noises surrounded her, not particularly loud but she paid it no mind. She wouldn't forget how to get back. As she walks she notices black doors along the path and hears strange noises coming from inside but when she opens the doors nothing is there. Flora was feeling rather confused now but finally arrived at the pretty rose in the vase, she smiles at the flower and sniffs it before turning around and noticing that the elevator was no longer behind her. The sounds grow louder and she shudders feeling rather terrified, That silly thing couldn't have worked! She looks around though utterly lost and with a gulp she goes about the black and white zone looking for anyone else, occasionally she would call, "Is anyone there?" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How did you end up here? Have you been here for awhile? Did you just do the same silly ritual, thinking it wouldn't work? How did you end up here? This place is creepy, it seems endless, the sounds are horrible growing louder, and slowly, so slowly, you can begin to see things. Shadow figures, women in pale dresses, children playing with a blood red ball. This is a terrifying place, why did you preform that stupid ritual? As you think about these things you can actually hear something over the endless noise, another person calling, "Is anyone there?" You can't hear much though and it's really hard to orient yourself in this strange place that's only black and white, with splashes of color here and there on odd objects that don't make sense, and occasionally clothes of perhaps another person? Everytime you look though, the other person you think you see is not there. Can you find each other in this strange, strange world, possibly escape before going insane or being taken by whatever darkness is here? This place is simply called The Zone and it's a universe that is a mirror image of the original Earth, this world is far larger than the halls that you are currently trapped in and around every corner something else will try to take you.