Joe and Ryan came back to the picnic area where Mandy was busy barbecuing while Katie sitting on a nice, small portable folded chair in red reading a book.
“Hey Katie, they’re back! Looks like they bring a toy with them.” said Mandy.
“Yo girls, look what we got here. Tadaa! A genuine hand crafted raft made by yours truly!” Joe roared like a barking mad dog. Though he failed at the attempt to impress the girls.
“A raft? What for?” said Mandy.
“We’re going to sail the lake to that little island on the middle with the big tree on it!”
“You’re crazy. I’m not going there. Besides that shit looks pretty small. It won’t fit us all.”
“We made this raft for you girls, while me and Ryan are going to swim there, of course by the side of the raft.” Convinced Joe again.
“So what do you girls think?” added Ryan.
“Sounds like fun.” Katie smile.
It took them quite sometimes to reach the place they were headed to. Upon nearing the little island, they stopped as they saw something colored in black surrounded the tiny land.
“Guys what is it?” said Katie.
“I don’t know. I don’t think we’ve seen it earlier when we explore the surrounding area.” replied Ryan.
“It could be some drifted trash in black plastic bag.” Mandy added.
“That many and covering the huge area? I don’t think so, doesn’t even look like plastic bag to me. Let me check it first.”
“Joe! Please be careful!” shouted Mandy. Joe swam toward the black thing. But as he got nearer to the ‘the thing’ the water temperature was getting hot and hotter.
“Uhh guys the water is hot here, feels like a water hot spring. But that doesn’t make sense, only this area was affected. Then, Joe touched the black thing surrounded the tiny land. It was slimy and sticky.
“Urghh this thing is gross! I can’t get it off me!” roared Joe. Katie was worried so he called back Joe to return.
“Joe just get back here now!” yelled Katie. But then something worst is about to happen. Joe shrieked in agony.
“Argghhhh! This thing is hot! Very hot! Guys help me! I think, it’s eating my hands! This thing is alive!” There in front of his friends and his very own eyes, he saw both his hands melting and the water quickly turned red with his blood. “Help me!!!” Joe screamed to be rescued. He tried to swim but it was no use, his body was now covered with the black slime, taking him down, eating him. The horror terrified the others as they quickly left the area, but they were not quick enough. The slime chased after them and caught the raft, pulling it slowly back. Ryan asked for the stick the girls used to paddle the raft to drove the slime back. Only then, a second horror struck them. Ryan was pulled underwater by the slime and there was no sign of him coming back above the water.
“Mandy! We have to leave the raft now and quickly swim to the bank! Stop crying now please!”
“That thing killed Joe and Ryan Katie! We’re dead! We’re dead!”
“No! There’s still time to reach the land. We use the raft as bait! Are you ready?” Mandy nodded and was shaking.
“One, two, three! Jump!”
The swam as quickly as possible but Mandy had reach her limit. When Katie look back Mandy was left far behind.
“Oh my God Mandy!”
“Katie I can’t! I’m tired! I can’t swim faster!” Mandy gasped for air.
Without wasting anymore time, Katie went back to get Mandy. She was almost drowning, and her face was pale from tiredness.
“Katie stop! You go on without me! Just leave me here!” warned Mandy with tears in her eyes.
“Shut up! I’m coming!”
“Katie no! It got me. It got my leg. It got my leg! Go!” With a blink of an eye, Mandy disappeared below the water as the black slime dragged her back.
Katie was still in the water. “It’s not safe here, I gotta get back!” As she swam, the water temperature was getting hotter. It was the signed that the black slime was coming after her. She looked back, the slime was very closed now.
With the last remaining of her energy she swam as hard as she could and finally reached the bank and lie her body on the ground. She stood up watching the slime from the bank.
“Fuck you! Fuck you! You killed my fucking friends! I’m gonna fucking kill you!” Katie looked for a lighter Mandy used to light up the fire for the barbecue. She found the lighter and light it up. “It’s pay back time motherfucker, you smelled like fucking petrol! Now eat this!”
To Katie's horror, the slime sprayed acid to her whole body, she screamed in pain and the slime jumped and wrapped her whole body and dragged her back to the water.