“Luna, what's the matter, why're you crying?,”my mom asked coming into my room.
When I got home from the mall, my mom had tried starting a conversation with me but my mind was too blank to listen to whatever she was saying and when she had asked what was wrong, I quickly ran up to my room as more tears were threatening to spill.
“Uhm----listen dear, whatever it is, you have to find a way to deal with it because you're starting school tomorrow ” my mum added
Oh shit! I completely forgot I'm going back to that hell hole. Can't life get any better?
“I'll leave you now to deal with whatever you have to deal with ” she said.
How I wish you knew it was your oh-so lovely dad that started this mess am going through.
“The hell I will” I exclaimed. I'll definitely deal with grandad. My mum looked shocked before shrugging and leaving the room.
My alarm sounded so loud and interrupted my sleep.
The screaming banshee!
I slept late thinking of you-know-who. I quickly got up and got ready for school with all the will power I had left because trust me, even though I had good grades, I hated school. One of my dreams was to go to school and see it on fire.
Mom dropped me off after the usual‘stay out of trouble, don't trust the male species too much’ pep talks. I waved goodbye to her as she drove away and I stood in front of the tall buildings of ‘PRESTIGE HIGH. ’ This is where I spend the worse five hours of my life. I had AP calculus this morning, what a great way to start a first day. Note the sarcasm!
I heard the sound of a camera click and I turned around knowing who would do that.
“Luna!!! ” she screeched giving me a tight hug
“Uh-----lily, could you maybe move backwards? I can't breathe ” I said almost in a whisper as I was choking.
“Sorry” she chuckled “I missed you. How was your holidays? ” she asked.
“You're being sarcastic again. C'mon tell me, what's wrong? ” she asked.
“I made new friends and I miss them. ” I said
“Oh” was her reply before we got our books and went to class.
I didn't really care if she was angry that I had new friends, I wasn't really ready for her drama and she didn't give me a call through-out the holidays, we didn't keep in touch. And she wasn't my problem right now, my problem was this hell hole I found myself in and you-know-who.
"Miss Black, what's the next step we're using?”
“Professor snape I swear on Voldemort's nipple, it was Ron's idea” I blurted out as I looked up at the professor.
“Uh......last time I checked, my last name was filch and you're really not concentrating, you've been zoning out. You better concentrate” he said while the rest of the class laughed at my statement.
“Now, can you all turn to page 287 of your textbooks?,” he asked.
I got out my text book and turned to page 287 and I saw a hand print on the page. I was shaken. When I looked back up, I was the only one in class, no students, no other chairs, just me and my chair and I heard scribbling. That's when I saw who else was there. Writing with both energy and speed on the board with his back turned to me was a guy writing just one word over and over again ‘Run. ’
“H--hee--llo---” my voice came out croaked and with this, he stopped writing and turned to me. It was prof. Filch but half his face was covered in blood and he had three slashes across the face like something really sharp nails would do. He tilted his head as he smiled and walked towards me.
“Little miss Black is scared” his voice was croaky and he had an evil grin on his face.
“W---what---d--do y--ou w--wa-nt? ” I stuttered. At this, his eyes went shades darker as he said
“Your life” and he ran towards me and I let out a high pitched scream closing my eyes....
“Miss Black? ” prof. Filch said and I opened my eyes to look around. Everyone's eyes were on me and their gazes were burning through me. What the hell just happened??
“Sorry” I mumbled quickly getting my things and hurrying out of class. I went out the school building and just kept running. I didn't know what was happening but I wasn't even feeling anything, I just kept running.
Moments later, I was in front of my house and I regretted my decision as no one was home and the front door was wide open. I dropped my back pack at the doorway and walked in slowly when the lights went out. Oh Great!!
I got out my phone and turned on the flashlight before climbing up the stairs, trying my possible best to be quiet.
I opened my room door slowly and it creaked, peering inside, I was startled when I heard a voice:
“It's about time you arrived”
My phone fell from my hands as I looked, she was there staring intensely at me standing in my room.
Did she really have to be creepy? I mean she left the front door wide open, what if a creature enters? Anything would have happened! Besides, what was she doing in my room?
“Aunt J--je--n--nny? ” I stuttered walking backwards and when I saw the evil smirk on her face, I knew she was amused at my fear for her so I planted my foot firmly on the ground and spoke, well confidently this time
“Why are you here? What do you want? ” I asked.
“We both know why I'm here ” she said walking towards me but I didn't allow her intimidate me as I rolled my eyes and remained still so she doesn't see the effect she has on me.
“You're next” she said and left the room.
Merlin's beard! She's back and it's not going to be good because she's going to remind me of my past.
This is BAD!!
The screaming banshee did it's work again and I woke up. What I saw at the door was shocking and something I never want to remember. Jenny stood at the door staring directly at me with her arms crossed.“You're not good at running ” she said “but that's not my problem ” she added.“Uh--- what're you talking about? ” I asked.“I thought you were the smart one, figure it out ” she said turning around to leave but not before saying “oh your grandpa said Hi”.And that people is certainly not how I want my day to begin.While having my bath, I remembered that during the night, my nightmares kept repeating itself. Jenny digging her finger nails into my chest and dragging out my heart while I kept on running which I think made her say this morning that I wasn't good at running.If that wasn't why she said that, wha
I woke up abruptly with sweat on my forehead as I ran into the bathroom to empty my bowels. While doing that, I sensed movement behind me and something brushed my back. I shot up instantly but no-one was there.I sighed, turning around to flush the toilet bowl. My nightmares were repeating itself and they were getting worse. I was always waking up in the middle of the night in cold sweat to empty my dinner in the toilet bowl, leaving a bitter taste behind. It was like my dreams were haunted, which of course they were and they always made me so weak and frailI got back into the room and I realized that Rebecca wasn't on the bed, I frowned as I got out of the room quietly and tiptoed down the stairs, avoiding all the parts of the stairs that creaked.I felt a bit cold as I saw Grandad's favorite chair in the living room and what was worse was the fact that Rebecca was sitting on it, her eyes closed
When I got home, the house was empty. Finally, some peace and quietness.I planned to hurriedly have my bath, eat and sleep before my aunt and her daughter comes home.As I was in the bathroom showering, a voice came from the drain whispering :"I see you"I ran out of the bathroom as fast as my legs could carry me, threw on a baggy shirt and ran out of the house without thinking. I didn't know where I was running to but I needed to run away from whosoever was seeing me in the bathroom.When I slowed down to take a look at my surroundings after running for a while, I realized I was in the woods and I decided to go back home or maybe even go to Lily's house if I'm too scared to go to my own house. But there was a problem, I didn't know my way out of here.I began walking, I didn't know where I was going but I just kept on wal
“Are you sure this is okay?” I asked as we stood in front of the house where the party had already started.“Yeah, now stop asking questions and let's partyyyy” Lily replied linking arms with me and dragging me in.I was really enjoying myself, so far there wasn't any horrible experience and I was lightheaded. It made me take my mind off things.I decided to look around and in the process, my eyes caught something at the window and I walked over to it. Looking out the window, I saw someone at a corner of the street holding up a balloon, staring directly at me!All the street lights were turned off and the only one on was the one directly above the person staring at me. The person had on the mask of a clown and held up a sign. On the sign read:‘I see you ’In shock and fright I quickly pulled
As I walked into the house, Rebecca was coming down the stairs and she halted immediately she saw me, a look of disgust on her face.What did I expect?But for a second there, I saw a look of concern but it was gone like it wasn't even there.The only person close to me right now that was alive was my mom and she had gone MIA, I had no idea where she was and we've not even spoken for a week now. I decided not to call her since she didn't call or text either. Maybe I wasn't important to her after all, I'm ALONE!"You look like shit" Rebecca said, her face twisted in disgust."Good morning to you too" I said as I smiled and walked past her."So who was it this time?" She asked making me stop.I knew I wasn't going to go back to my room in peace. This bitch was going to stop me.I rolled my eyes and turned around before replying her.
“Mom?” I called and she looked up at me weakly. Her hands were tied up to the ceiling and her mouth was covered, she was sweating and out of breath and she looked so weak.If granddad hadn't killed her, she would've died anyways because there was shortage of oxygen in this place. I wonder how long she's even been here.I walked towards her and she winced when I removed the tape over her mouth then I hugged her as tears poured from my eyes.“L-Luna.” She stuttered. “Y--ou h-ha-have to go, or he'll k-kill y-you,” she said weakly as tears ran down her face.“Mom, granddad was possessed but he's okay now, we bro--”“We?” She asked cutting me off.“Bec and I,” I answered.“How about Jenny?” She asked “she's dangerous” she a
The road ahead was shrouded in mist. I kept my foot on the accelerator and soon saw the terrific so-called haunted house. I parked the car and looked at the house. This is where I was to live for the rest of my holidays. I thought about how grandad had said about how much fun he has in this old rickety house and this neighborhood. I have faith in my granddad when he says I'll have lots of fun as well..I woke up at 6 the next day, went down the stairs and saw my grandad reading his newspaper and sipping his coffee. Good old grandad, he still hasn't changed.“Well, good morning luna" he says to me“Good morning grandad" I saidI got to the kitchen and made myself some toast with butter and jam. While eating, I ask my grandad“Grandad, why do people in the neighborhood call this house a haunted house?"“Oh those are all lies, wouldn't I know if my own
A week later, I met some girls from our neighborhood called Zoe, Sophia and Cynthia. They lived a few houses down. Surprisingly no one lives in the houses around us until two days ago, a family moved in.One day, we were at Zoe's house chatting about how my daily life was at the city and they were telling me about their daily lives when I remembered about my grandad saying that once I have some friends, I'll know why I can't go far away from the house."Zoe why aren't we kids as allowed to go far from here?", I askSuddenly, all their faces dropped from happy to serious, like real serious."Are you sure you want to know?" they all whispered very quietly"Why would I ask if I didn't want to know?", I replied "All right then, once we all went far away from here to see what was down there that banned all children from going down there", Zoe says"What was down there?" I