Ellie followed the group of teens to a so called "haunted house". She never believed in ghosts; she always thought people made them up inside their heads just to scare themselves. So why was she walking with a group of kids to an eerie place in the dead of night? Because her best friend, who's a complete scaredy-cat, was asked to join by her crush. And being a scaredy-cat resulted in Ellie being dragged along as well.
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((Yup, that's good)) Mike led the group of teens as they rounded a street corner and came onto a rugged dirt road. Just a hundred feet down the road, an eerie, rundown mansion stood. Just the sight of it gave Mike the chills, but being the "tough guy", he got over it pretty quick. As he reached the front of the property, he turned to the group and smirked. "So... here it is!"
Ellie stared at the mansion before her and she had to admit that it did give off a creepy feeling but it wasn't enough to convince her that ghosts were real. She sighed once she noticed that the group just stood there staring at each other and murming about spirits. No one dared to move. "What, we're just going to stand here or something? Come on, guys," she rolled her eyes as she passed the group, "there's no such thing as ghosts." She walked up to the porch but her pace decreased the closer she got to the double doors. The house really creeped her out but she wasn't going to let that stop her from proving that ghost do not exist. Taking a deep breath she reached for the handle. She could tell everyone was watching her intently; it felt like their eyes prickled the back of her neck. Once her hand was placed on the handle, she tried to turn it but it wouldn't budge. "Huh?" was all that came out of her mouth as she tried again and again. "It's locked!"
"Ah, you just don't wanna open it!" Mike shouted, running up to the steps and putting his hand on the handle. He pulled firmly, but the door didn't budge. He raised an eyebrow and pulled again. Still didn't move. "Hm," Mike said. "Well, looks like we're gonna have to come back later," he said, starting to walk away.
Ellie rolled her eyes once again. "Or you can find another way in," she replied, racing down the steps to one side of the house. She didn't know why but she was suddenly excited to enter the old building. "Look here! A broken window!" she called out to the group with a grin and climbed right in.
Mike looked back at the group. He laughed quietly and point at the window. "She's crazy, isn't she?" The group remained silent. Mike looked back at the window and gulped. "Ellie, wait up!" He said, starting to climb up to the window.
Ellie was wiping the dust off her pants when Mike came in. When she looked up she seemed disappointed to see only Mike. "Only him?" She grumbled under her breath. "What happened to the others?" She asked.
"They're still back there," Mike grumbled. He turned around to lean out the window. "Come on, guys! There's nothing in here!"
"Except a bunch of dirt, " Ellie added followed by a sneeze. She glanced around the room and noticed all of the funiture were covered in grey sheets. Curious to know what was underneath, she tried to grab one near her but she let out and loud gasp and jumped back as soon as she touched it. "Seriously, there's a bunch of dust," Ellie said wiping her hands on her pants. She grabbed the dusty sheet in disgust and pulled it off, creating a dust cloud as soon as it hit the floor. Ellie started coughing then saw what had been hidden. "Just looks like a small desk," she sighed. Her voice clearly showed she was disappointed.
Mike exited the window and walked over to the desk. "What's in it?" He said, trying to pull it open. "Oh, would you look at that: it's 'locked', too." He glanced at Ellie. "Why isn't anyone coming?" He asked.
"'Cause they're chicken," Ellie responded in a mocking voice. Suddenly she heard a crashing noise coming from deeper inside the mansion. "Um, what was that?" She asked, looking in that direction but it was pitch dark over there.
Mike heard the crashing noise and his eyes were immediately fixed in the other direction. At that moment, a wooden shutter fell over the window, closing it off. The whole room went pitch black. Mike stood frozen, to shocked to move. "Ellie... You still there?" He asked, his voice shaking so much he could barely speak.
The room suddenly going dark frightened Ellie for a moment but once she heard Mike's voice she calmed down. "I'm right here," she answered. "Really, those guys are jerks to close the shutters on us. Real funny you guys! But this doesn't prove anything!!" she shouted then mumbled to herself, "Where did I leave phone?"
Mike pulled out a flashlight. He turned it on and waved it around, grinning. "Good thing I came prepared," he said. He walked over to the window and tried to open it, but it didn't even budge. "Sh-t," Mike mumbled. "They were too scared to come in, so they close the window on us. Reeeaaaal funny."
"Yeah, no kidding," Ellie said, rubbing her arms. "Geez, I never realized how cold it was in here until now." She stuck her hand in her pocket. "Oh, here it is," she exclaimed, pulling her phone out and turning it on. "Come on, let's try and find another way out here." She head towards a door and tried to open it. It was locked. She sighed, "Figures..." She turned and shined her phone light on a different door, "Try that one."
Mike turned to the other door, turned the handle and pushed. He felt the door move a little, but it seemed to be stuck. "It moves a little. Maybe if I..." He pressed up against the door and pushed. Suddenly, the whole thing came off the hinges, falling to the ground and revealing another room. Mike looked down at the door, and then back at Ellie. "I don't think anyone will mind," he said. "That door was biting the dust anyway."
"Nice, but I completely agree," Ellie said, stepping on the door and walking in the next room. "What room is this?" She asked. "Wait, I think it might be... a dining room." She pulled the sheet of the table. "Wow, it's fancy."
"Fancy things in old abandoned houses?" Mike inquired. "I bet it still has dust on it, though."
"I'm surprised that no one has stolen this stuff yet," Ellie said eyeing the rest of the funtiure. She heard a loud thud at that moment. "Did you hear that?"
"Of course I heard that," Mike said quietly and quickly. He stood frozen for a silent moment, then turned to Ellie. "Where do you think that came from?" He asked.