"These are starting to get uncomfortable" Using the heel of one foot to press against the tip of the other foot I took off both shoes and felt the cold of the floor on the bottom of my feet which got me more relaxed as I moved my shoulders and rolled my head cracking my neck in the process *CRACK*
With one foot planted on the floor I raised the other with only the toes making contact with the floor then I moved the leg around causing my ankle to crack and free up until I was satisfied then I alternated and did the same for the other foot
"Now that's better" I smiled
I picked up the shoes and walked a little further in the corridor before I came to the spot where I was having three room doors in front of me, two to my left and one to my right spaced in the the order that the first was by the left then the next by the right and finally the last by the left again.
I scratched my chin softly with my right index finger "One has to be Amanda's right, but which is it?" while my left hand was placed on my hip
I walked in and the first door I went to was the one on the left since it was the closest. I held the door knob and twisted it open *CLICK* to see what room it was but unfortunately it was the bathroom. Well I needed to clean up anyway so getting the location noted now was a good thing
I stretched the neck of my uniform out a little and confirmed how dirty it was. My hand which had been bandaged covering the cuts I got from destroying the elevator door controls came to view *SIGH*
"Looks like I really need that shower after all... Clothes and a towel, I need some fresh clothes and a dry towel" I closed the door and went to the next door which was to the right. I turned the knob but it didn't open, the door was locked.*JIGGLE* *JIGGLE*
I took a quick pause then raised my head a bit to see that there were some stickers of fuzzy animals and loligagle characters on the door. Loligagle was a popular kids TV show which ended one year ago this time period.
"This must be Amanda's room." I giggled 'I'm surprised she still likes this show which was for kids below the age of three' I thought to myself as I looked and ran my finger along the body of the stickers
I kept jiggling the knob but no way it remained locked
"I don't remember seeing any keys in the backpack so where could she have dropped it... Should I just check again to confirm?" I took a step backwards to pull off my backpack
"Ohh!" After feeling something under my feet I stopped what I was about to do and took a look down and realised that I was standing on a welcome mat.
It was a sleek mat that had the dept of a hard book cover but as for absorption and cleaning, there were no other mat company that could compete
I felt a little protrusion under the mat so I bent down and raised it up and to my luck the key to the door was there waiting to be picked. I grabbed it and opened the door.*CLICK*
"Huh! Finally" I sighed then walked in pulling the key out and taking it with me then inserting it at the other side of the door
The inside of the room was so girly and pick and fluffy. I looked around a little in wonder throwing the backpack on the bed then I went into the closet and grabbed a towel and the only PJs I could find
"Pink? So predictable" I rolled my eyes then threw the PJ on the bed as well right on the backpack
I went back outside then into the bathroom with only the towel around my neck where I brushed my teeth but on my way to undressing I realized something then stopped
I ran my hands around the neck of my uniform as I looked into the mirror "Hmm! Just washing my hands and face then feet should be enough. I don't want to get these bandages wet and uncomfortable"
I washed my hands and face inside the sink trying to avoid wetting the bandage on the back of my hand then I dried myself off with the towel then walked out with the towel hung over my left shoulder.
Just as I placed my hand on Amanda's room door knob I got this weird and ominous feeling over my shoulder which most likely was from one of Amanda's untimely emotional outbursts.
I turned my head to the left looking over my shoulder and saw the last door. The door was a darker shade of brown which must have been from the work of dust. Every other part of the house looked like it had been recently painted except for that door which made it to stand out.
"Hmmm... I wonder what's behind there?" I felt drawn to the door so I made an attempt pulling myself to it but stopped halfway with my hand still held on to Amanda's room door knob and trembling.
"You don't want me to go in there do you" I whispered to myself before I turned around and went back into Amanda's room and locked the door behind me then I changed into the PJ and out the uniform into the hamper.
I had nothing else to do except to think of a new plan then sleep till the next day but I wasn't getting any plan ideas and I also wasn't feeling sleepy yet so I just stood by the door while looking at the bed for some seconds wondering if I should force myself to sleep
Instead of doing that I decided to walk to the cupboard desk which was under a huge heart shaped mirror. I slid the first drawer open and it was filled with underwear, singlets to be precise.
The arrangement wasn't balanced and looked like something was hidden underneath so I forced my hand under the clothes and felt something hard. I held on to it and pulled it out and it was a book, a diary
I turned the diary around, checking each area of it "hmm!... I know that I shouldn't but why not" I shrugged
I opened it from the middle which had nothing written so I scrolled back until I got to the last written page which wrote
"Dear diary... during recess Wendy and I went to our usual spot when Michael came over and asked me to follow him and..."
I slammed the book shut
"Okay, I know where this story is going" I sighed then noticed that the book didn't close properly and after getting curious as to why I opened the front cover and saw many pages from the first to about sixty were torn out
"What happened here?" I ran my fingers along the torn remnants.
I looked at the waste basket by the side of the door thinking if the missing pages would be inside but after realizing how long it must have been since the pages were torn out I thought it ridiculous to even check.
Not going to find what happened to the missing pages I closed the diary gently this time and kept it back exactly where I found it and arranged the singlets over it.
The time now was 11:51pm and since there was nothing else left to do I switched off the light then climbed the bed and tried forcing myself to sleep and after an hour and a half of uncomfortable fussing on the bed, I couldn't get any sleep.
My body was used to the memory the foam had given itself but my mind still wasn't yet accepting of things plus back in the corner of my mind was something that gnarled at me.
I got up from bed and out the door then I took couple steps to the right and finally I was at the subject of my obsession, the abandoned looking door. *STARE*
Just standing in front of it I could feel my heart beat increase in pace and as I looked at it from top to bottom I could feel many emotions filling my body and they definitely were from Amanda.
I reached out and grabbed the knob then twisted it but the door was locked shut.
"You want to prove difficult huh? I guess that you must not know who you're dealing with but I'll let you know anyway, I'm motherfucking Samuels" I said under a breath then smiled and took out one of the two hair pins I had in my hair.There were three originally but something must have happened to one from all the things that happened today.I bent and arranged the pin in the right manner for the job then jammed it into the keyhole and started to jiggle in a particular pattern which was meant for lock-picking until I heard the *CLICK*A skill I learnt when I was a kid in the orphanage and used when we wanted to play with our presents the guardians hid from us until it was ChristmasThe moment the door was unlocked I got another rush of mixed emotions from Amanda but that wasn't going to stop me from my quest so I inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly to calm myself."You're not going
*GASP*The sight of the gun caused my heart to skip a beat and accompanying that experience was a mini heart attack as my sight became hazy and I gasped for air and started to pant.The cold and the hard texture of the gun in my hand against the skin of my palm caused my veins to firm up trying to force more blood to flow to my palm in order to warm it up."He actually wanted and tried to go this far" I dropped the gun on the floor beside me gently and laid down on my back and faced the ceiling with my hands netted and placed my my stamach.Too many emotions and questions ran through my head and they wouldn't let me think of the plan I needed the Black box codes or how to execute it..Thirty minutes passed and I was still lying down in deep thought. The time now was almost getting to 2am in the morning and I was so mentally and physically drained that I didn't realize whe
*KCHH*I gritted my teeth and groanedThe bullet flew right through my hand leaving a clean hole as it's entry and exit points and me in a lot of pain"F*CK!!" I shouted as I crunched over pressing my injured hand between my other hand and my abdomen bloodying my shirt then I took the towel and wrapped around my injured hand and wound firmly but in the process the pain was so unbearable that I almost dropped the gun and drop on my knees as well and all the while Brian was left speechless and in awe as he looked at me."W-What did you do?"*RING* *RING*The house telephone behind Brian rang out filling the entire room but it couldn't do anything to change the intense atmosphere.*PANT* *PANT*"D-Don't touch it... let it go to v-voicemail" I spoke out with a cracking voice after I successfully managed to stop the bleeding while constantly panting an
*STEP*Brian walked out of the house completely infuriated and confused wondering if what just happened moments earlier was even real or he was still in bed having an existential crisis type dream.He couldn't tell if it was really someone else controlling his baby girl or if it was the thing in her brain that was causing the change in personality but it was too erratic to be coincident.*Ahh*He exhaled as he rubbed his hand against his forehead in a circular pattern then he brought out the flashdrive from his trouser pocket and looked at it scrutiny wise observing each area of it "there's no way that my Amanda could have made a programmed execution-on-insertion flashdrive like this and those things I found in her backpack as well..."He fell his hand to his thigh in hopeless subjugation and raised his head to face the clouds as he sighed "please, not again!"His dreadf
Whenever he was with Gabriel Valestein Jerry Stringer usually goes from the role and persona of a security official to a dignified Butler and even the way he speaks changes to fit the role. This showed how much respect and revere he had for Valestein"Umm... sorry... it's nothing, I was just talking to this kid who said his stuff were seized...""...Where are my manners good morning Mr. Jerry" He continued to bow his head a bit and greet Jerry who was behind Valestein and he was also replied with a "Good morning Mr Nevel" and a small head bow as well"Do not get all stuffy Jerry, Brian must be going through a lot so we can at least things easier for him" Valestein smiled"If I am not mistaken I heard you say a property was seized? Why and by whom?" Valestein asked with a tone which you could tell that he was serious but it still came out playfully as he squated down to Brian's and Michael's level<
"Hmm!?" Brian widened his eyes and raised his eyebrows which made his forehead to wrinkle and fold as he pressed his lower and upper lips against each otherSeeing as his question was not taken in properly by the man standing next to him on first utterance Valestein repeated himself while taking a side step waving his hands and gesturing for Brian to take the lead in entering into the elevator first "What do you think the human limit is?"Still hesitant because of the situation he find himself in Brian looked at the smiling middle aged man in front of him and at the elevator in a suspicious manner then lackluster in entering with the way he flinched his bodyWith Valestein taking notice of this he sighed and took the initiative to get into the elevator first inorder to placate Brian of his suspicions then seeing how paranoid he had been he also followed behind then the both of them while inside turned around and faced the outs
Valestein went from looking at Brian and smiling to looking at the elevator lights and his smile lessened even more "Vision!" he uttered stretching the word"What?" Brian asked"I understand what you said completely and in actuality you are right but VISION that is what the human limit is" he looked back at Brian"..." Brian just stood in his spot blinking his eyes in confusion as he tried to wrap his head around what Valestein meant "how can vision—""A VISION tells you what is physically possible and what is physically not and how to make what seems impossible possible. It gives you the full scope laying out what leads to what and what might lead to what if you leave it be and make a slight change in specific areas based on the Information you get..."The explanation made Brian even more perplexed "Excuse my obtuseness Sir but a vision can and can't and—what?" he was getting more and more co
When the first block of light had appeared Brian had inadvertently shut off his phone's back flash light and stuffed it back into his pocket as he thought he wouldn't need it"This must be the end of the lights so what I need to do now is move to the left then slide my hand along the wall as I walk. hmmm!" Brian hadn't even walked in the hallway for up three minutes.He continued dragging his palm along the wall as he went in further feeling the cold and smooth texture of the wall when he reached a point where the wall around his palm felt slightly different from the rest then it shone a blue colour and highlighted around his hand."What the..." Brian quickly pulled back his hand out of surprise and jolted sideways and after gaining his senses he stood upright then turned around to face the highlighted hand figure in front of him*SLID*The highlight slid to the left and vanished inside the wall and