Summary: Almost no time elapsed from the second I pressed enter on the keyboard to the second when the orange writing emerged into view, broadcasting one final instruction.
This is not the last time you will hear from me. I will cut the connection between our computers for the time being. Be on guard.
Almost instantly the computer screen turned truly black, the writing gone, and the laptop was dormant once more. “Who’s N.C.?” Ariel said, voice trembling slightly, saying exactly what I was thinking. I store at the black screen for several moments before I answered.
“I don’t know,” I replied, trying my best to remain collected without much success. Ariel and I just sat there for awhile, it could’ve been seconds, it could have been hours, it was impossible to tell. But there was one thing I realized at that very second, something that put every hair on my head on edge, something that set me more on edge than I'd ever been before:
Someone was watching us.