“Honey……are you sure you’re not coming….?”asked my mum as she knocked and opened the door without waiting for my invitation. She looked at me with that usual worried face of a mother. I sat straight up and said no. “Ok, make sure all the doors and the windows are lock and if there’s anything you need…”, “I’ll call you,” I cuts in before she could trails off any further. She just smiled weakly and left me behind the closed doors. I sighed. There are 2 days more before the final exams and like it or not I couldn’t follow her to grandma’s house. I paced slowly to the windows and threw my sight to see the outside’s view. It was raining heavily and the storms and thunders were rumbling across the sky. I looked back to my room, my books were spread on the table, pencils, pens, and highlighters were everywhere and I could smell the aroma of my nescafe. The room was a bit cold, the air was wet and it did gave me a soothing kind of feelings. I glanced back to the window and to my horror…… There was a figure appeared out of thin air in front of my house’s gate. I roughly rubbed my eyes to see if my eyes were wrong….and they were as the figure vanished from my sight. I was quite for a few moments…… “Is it really there….,”I whispered to myself. Now, I could felt my hands begin to sweat and one or two drips of sweat formed on my forehead.
Hurriedly I pulled the curtains and sat back on the chair, trying to continue with my study despite of my mind that keeps on flashing the picture of that ‘figure’. It was a tall, black, and hooded. I turned up the radio’s volume and the song ‘Walking Away’ was louder till I could even catch up with the lyrics. After a minute or two, suddenly “Crash!”. At that very moment the hair of my back stood straight. There was nobody at home except me. Everybody was out. Who else….? I sat still. Quiet… My hands were trembling with fear. Then, slowly and carefully I walked across the room and I opened the door. I peeked down through the darkness of the first floor of my house since the stairs were just outside my room. It was pitched black. I decided to go down stairs to check if anything had broken. With my trembling feet I stepped down the stairs. The crackling of the stairs gave me a little creep. When I was about to reached the stairs, suddenly….