|Trapped (standard:horror, 916 words)|
|Author: Arkajyoti Chakrabarti||Added: Jan 07 2015||Views/Reads: 997/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Two friends,in a town completely unknown to them,in the night,searching for a hostel...Read this story to know what happened them...|
We were new to this town,and the vice-versa. After passing class12 from that school in our village,me and my friend Darshan were now here to take admission for our graduation. We were to arrive at the afternoon but the train was late. We arrived at almost 9p.m-Our Bad Luck. "It would be good if fortunately we find a hostel this night itself,or else we'll have to pay a lot for staying at a hotel or lodge.",We thought. The markets and buildings were about 2 or 3kilometeres far from the station. What else could we have expected of a hill station. We decided to go there on foot thinking that we may miss the hostel(if any,on the way) if we go by a vehicle. While walking,one or two vehicles were passing by,at times..but still,we felt so lonely,as there was no one to be seen there on foot. On our way,we noticed something written on a stone which was protruding from the hill on the right side. I took a closer look,the moonlight helped me to read..it was written - THE EVIL IS UNBANISHABLE! IT ALWAYS EXISTS IN THE DARKNESS.BUT IN LIGHT ALSO IT NEVER GETS DESTROYED,IT JUST LURKS SOMEWHERE AROUND US. "Whoa",I thought,"Who could have written this type of evil quote on a stone like this. Maybe someone who has hatred for God in his/her heart due to some reason.". "What's written there?",Asked Darshan curiously. "Nevermind! Just an useless quote.",I said,"Let us continue.". And we started going farther. It seemed that the roads were usually dark. "What would've happened if it wasn't a full moon night today...",We thought. We had completed almost half of our journey,just about 1kilometre more to go. Just then,on the left side of the road,we saw a big house,it was on the edge of the hill and thus was so beautiful looking. We walked a little to the main gate and the signboard read that it was a hostel. As we entered the gate,we were confused if it was really a 'Hostel' or a 'Hotel'-Maybe a spelling mistake on the signboard..? So many lights were there,and so many plants and trees in the garden,and also a colourful fountain in the middle. From outside,we peeked into the rooms through the window and saw some students sleeping,and some rooms were vacant also. As we entered the door,the signboard read,"Admission Time-8a.m to 8p.m". Darshan checked his wristwatch,it was showing 9:40p.m. "There's no chance...",He said. But suddenly we noticed inside that the warden sitting on a chair was sleeping in a head down position on the table. We thought of a plan. We thought,"If we wake him up now,there's no chance that we would be admitted now." And thus we sneaked silently past him into the nearest vacant room. We went to sleep on the soft and cozy bed there for that night,and thought that tomorrow we'll explain everything to the warden and take the admission. Soon,tomorrow came,I opened my eyes and found Darshan waking me up. It was a pleasant morning. We remembered about our task. As we came outside our room,we were surprised to see that no students were there in the corridor. "Strange,It's 8:20a.m...",said Darshan while checking his wristwatch. "Maybe,today is a holiday.",I said. We walked straight to the warden who was still sleeping. And as I patted him to wake him up,his body fell on the floor. He was dead. We screamed loudly in fear,but no one came. We didn't have the courage to enter there again. We forgot about our luggages and ran straight to the exit,the main gate...but it was locked tightly. We tried to break it using all the strength we had but in vain. We realized that it was not the gate,but some other invisible force which provided this strong resistance to the gate. Outside we saw,there were lots of vehicles and many people passing by now. We shouted for help but no one heard us. Just then,two college girls stopped at the gate outside,perhaps to take rest. One of them pointed at us and said to her friend,"Look at this scenery..so beautiful,isn't it? But once there used to be an even beautiful hostel here,but one night,a landslide occured and the entire hostel went down the hill...You had probably seen the news,it happened about 4years ago.". "Oh so sad!",said her friend,"I hadn't seen the news,today only I came to know this after you told me just now. I don't understand,Why does God do like this to some people...". She said,"Who knows? It's not so easy for normal people like us to understand God...". They while chatting started continuing their journey. We shouted with all our energy at them to notice us,to help us..but they also like the others were unable to listen. Many hours have passed,we have no more energy left,not even to shout or cry,we have lost all our hopes by now. We just know that now we have two options. Either to live with these dead bodies without food and water,and eventually one day starve to death. Or else,to jump from the edge of the hill behind the hostel and commit suicide. But one thing is for sure,there is no escape now,and our death is imminent. Now just an useless evil quote is striking our minds again and again,and we are full of regret that we didn't try even once to realize it's worth - THE EVIL IS UNBANISHABLE! IT ALWAYS EXISTS IN THE DARKNESS.BUT IN LIGHT ALSO IT NEVER GETS DESTROYED,IT JUST LURKS SOMEWHERE AROUND US. Tweet
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