Emily was alone at home with her little brother Caleb. She was getting bored and so she decided to call her friend Abby. Abby was two years elder than Emily. They were alone and so started playing Emily’s favourite game ~ Hide and seek.
It was caleb’s turn for seeking and emily and abby started finding a place to hide. Emily : Let’s hide upstairs, come with me abby! Abby followed emily as she knew that Emily was much better than her. They both ran towards store room! It was quiet dark and they both hide beneath a table. 18….19….20… I am coming….get ready.. warned caleb. Caleb moved upstairs and find them in all other rooms except store room, where emily and abby were hidden.
Suddenly caleb stop walking and was waiting for them to come out. They both get worried and they stepped out of the room and caleb caught abby! Now the game was over and so abby decided to leave.
Few minutes later…..
Mom…. Dad…. you came…. I was eagerly waiting, said Emily. Listen Emily you have to take care of your little brother caleb, always. Even if we die some day! Always be with him…promise us, Emily. I will always take care of him, mom, don’t worry! But why are you talking like that suddenly. “Nothing dear! Goodnight and now go to sleep!
Emily moved towards her room and slept. But thoughts about why her mother was talking about such things all of a sudden are not letting her sleep. Suddenly few men came inside their house and started firing. Emily woked up and ran towards her brother’s room to make sure he is safe. She took caleb and ran towards the door and hide behind it. “Emily why they are here? who are they? asked caleb.” “Shhh… Caleb, don’t make noise, keep quiet. This is a hide and seek game and we have to win!” Suddenly they both heard firing and her mother shouted! “OH! mom… dad….” tears fell from emily’s eyes.
However police arrived and they all run away. caleb and emily were safe but police inform that their parents were no more. Emily didn’t talk to caleb about this and told him that we have to go to somewhere else. A lady officer soon approach to Emily and asked her if she had seen the face of murderer but she told that the whole room was dark and I was not able to see his face but I heard a shot! The lady officer told her to bring a directory to call some of their relatives so that they can keep caleb and emily at their house.
Lady officer then came to Emily and said, “Harmons are going to adopt you. Do you want to go and live with them?” Emily was having no other options so she agreed and packed her bags, also took caleb’s toys and his cloths with her! After a long journey they arrived at a big mansion and their was a big garden surrounded by the mansion. But that was the only house that look lively and beside it there was a broken house.(abondoned)
Suddenly Mr. harmon arrived and meet Emily. “Hello emily, I am Mr.harmon and she is my wife.” hello! Mr. and Mrs. Harmon, he is my brother caleb!” “Come inside dear, let me show you our house!” Emily and Caleb moves inside and were totally surprised, it was a huge mansion. Mr. Harmon said, “you both can explore the whole mansion but make sure you don’t visit 4th floor of the mansion i.e. the last floor. Emily asked “why? what’s the reason behind it?” Mrs Harmon said, “nothing much, their are some important family stuff so don’t visit there, and the rest whole mansion is yours! By the time we set caleb’s and your room just explore whole mansion. (Mrs Harmon doesn’t look like a normal being, she was extra white and having huge dark circles around her eyes also lips were red like bood)
Few hours later…..
Mrs harmon: Come on, emily and caleb, your dinner is ready! Caleb doesn’t talk with harmons much, he didn’t trust them! Emily and caleb moved towards the dining table to have their dinner. After dinner Mrs. Harmon took Emily and Caleb to show their rooms. Caleb’s room was full of toy stuff and a lava lamp in a side corner. Caleb was now very happy and he started becoming familiar to harmons. Then they moved towards Emily’s room. It was bigger than caleb’s room with some books and video games. They both thank Mrs.harmon for such a beautiful room. And go to sleep. Emily was not able to sleep because of that new place.
Suddenly in the dark she saw a shadow coming towards her and she thought it was of Caleb. “Caleb go to sleep, why you came over?” Caleb didn’t answered. “Let me take you towards your room” The shadow followed her towards caleb’s room. She saw that caleb was already sleeping on his bed and so she shouted and the shadow said “SACRIFICE!” Suddenly Mrs.Harmon arrives their and turned on the lights and asked emily “what happened?” Emily said “I saw a spirit?” “what? where? there is nothing dear, you must be dreaming now go to sleep.”
Abby video call emily. Hello emily, how’s you? and how are your new parents? Emily~ “HI! abby! I am fine and they are not my parents they have just adopted us. By the way I don’t feel something good about this Harmons they are strange,you know, yesterday I saw a spirit. Abby ~ Maybe its your dream and recently many bad things had happened to you so may be that was just an illusion. relax! Emily ~ you know they also told me and caleb to explore the whole mansion but never enter into the 4th floor! Abby ~ is it so? then are you going to visit there? Emily~ I don’t know! Abby~ Listen emily, I am getting late. got to go! and turn off the video chat without letting emily to say bye!
Getting bored, she moved towards the garden, their she saw a lady watering all plants. She went near her and asked her, “what’s your name? Do you work here? She turned towards her. she was strange and wearing a white gown with blue lace. “oh, hello! My name is Rosemary and I am a gardener here.” “My name is Emily. Harmons had recently adapted me and my little brother caleb.” Rosemary ~ YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER, RUN AWAY FROM HERE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE! and rosemary disappeared. emily wondered why she was talking like this. Anyways I need to go home caleb must be waiting for me!
Caleb now follows Mr. harmon whole day and had started being away from emily. he rarely talks with emily. After having dinner she went to her room were mrs.harmon was waiting for her and asked her “how was your day” Emily told “it was nice, I met Rosemary today, your gardener!” “How could you have meet her she used to work here a long time ago! Anyways goodnight! and mrs.harmon leaves the room!” Again Emily wasn’t able to sleep and she went towards the window and what she saw….. there was a man hitting a woman with stone. Emily was about to shout but then he saw that man was none other than Mr.harmon! She quickly went to the bed and go to sleep.
After that she started making distance with Mr. harmon. She thought it was just a dream. Next day she talked to mrs. harmon to arrange them some school. Mrs. harmon told her that you will be homeschooled don’t worry! Emily~ Why homeschooled? I want to go to school like other childrens and also here are no friends and this house is so far away from city. Mrs. harmon~ I don’t want any arguements you will get the best teachers, okay now go to your room.
Now Emily is feeling controlled and also there are many rules in this house nobody cares about emily’s choice. Also she was able to see many spirits around the mansion and that abondoned house was still a mystery. Mr.harmon arrives then and ask her why she is not speaking to her and she tells the whole nightmare. Mr. Harmon~ that was just a dream, okay!
She went to that abondoned house and she thought there would be no one but there where 5 childrens inside that house. Out of which one was violet, a girl, strange looking just like Mrs.harmon. They call emily to play hide and seek with them. Violet told that your life is in ‘danger’ emily, run away from here. She asked “Why?” And violet tells the whole story that what you are considering as dreams are not dreams they are real spirits and Mr. harmon is obssessed with his artwork. He wants real painting and so he killed all. I am her daughter and I am also dead. He wants to control the spirits. He gets some spiritual powers by doing this!
She wanted to run away with his brother caleb and want to save him but caleb is not even talking with her. She takes away caleb with her but caleb flies away. She wondered how could he? Their comes Mrs. Harmon, He will not come with you, he is dead just like me! I am sorry dear. My husband killed me and him and also your parents. he is obsessed and you are like my daughter so run away from here and never come back again! I want to save you!
Their arrives violet she told emily to do them a favour. please bring a box from 4th floor it is made up of fingers, that is the only way you can save us! She anyhow manages to bring that box as Mr. harmon went to the city and then she gives it to violet. Violet do something with that box and thus all spirit then become free from the control of Mr.harmon. She was upset because she lost everyone but she is happy that she had freed all of them and then runs far away from that place. Mr. Harmon was killed by all that spirits!
In the end emily wins the hide and seek game!
Thanks for reading!