“Are you really sure?”
My brother and I asked granny's permission to have her small bedroom for a night Granny my younger brother Hovnan were to sleep in the other room. So we went to sleep to the bed. Mush philosophized as usual and Hovnan fell asleep very soon. Granny and Hovnan feel asleep too and there remained no light switched on. As for me, I couldn't fall asleep. It was rather cold but I was all in sweat. In spite of this I was getting deeper & deeper under the blanket. Suddenly I remembered of a rather large mirror hanging in front of me on the wall. I remembered of a rather large mirror hanging in front of me on the wall. I remembered my friends telling me of devils appearing in mirrors at night.
I closed my eyes with all my might and hid my head in the pillow. The sudden footsteps in the corridor made me mad: our door opened to the corridor. The footsteps were odd, like those to be found in films with Van Damm starring, like those of a hero getting prepared for the enemy's murder. Surely, this may have been a hallucination but at the moment I could neither think of the hallucination nor of how to open my mouth. Then I heard “Van Damm's” solemn footsteps at our door and pushed Mush strongly, he hit his head to the wall.
“That's the reason they call it a deductive thinking”, he grumbled and continued sleeping. I was trembling and shivering but still I wouldn't give up. I went on asking Mush to wake up. My attempts all failed, so I became silent. I wanted to call granny, but I wanted to be patient at the same time. The footsteps reached the kitchen. I went on being patient but when something fell to the kitchen floor with noise, my patient blew up.
"G-r-a-n-n-y,'' I shouted in a voice that made the walls resound.
No answer came from the next room. I cried again when somebody banged to the door. My mother was the next whom I called:
“M-a-m-m-y”, and this time the rumble of the walls echoed together with the clang of the windows.
After all it was my granny who came in. I am ashamed of what happened next and prefer omitting this part. As to the noise in the kitchen, it was that of refrigerator and nothing else.
The footsteps remained a mystery and they may say a hundred years the most appalling phantom used to dwell here according to a legend.
12 years old
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