Anand was sitting there,right on one of the chairs,placed circularly around the round table present amidst the kitchen.
When again he heard the similar whispers,followed by chuckles and then someone playing piano.He felt the hair on his neck standing up slowly with the increasing sound of piano.
This has become the part of his daily routine;had he known the secret behind the walls of this haunted house before,he wouldn’t be staying here anymore.
His parents would not have bought this mansion,and probably they wouldn’t have got killed or may be disappeared somewhere.
Yes his parents died or that’s what one could assume from the silence which has been haunting the mansion since the time Anand started to live there after he’d completed his final year of engineering.
He still remembers that night before his result,when he’d got this strange call from the number-he’d saved in his cell phone under the name of his mother.
But,the voice on the other side of the phone was not at all of her,then “whose voice was that ?” This question had been entering to his brain,when that lady voice again spoke-“Anand!”Someone has assassinated your parents,and that ‘someone’ is waiting for you,don’t come here ever”
and the call ended,leaving anand dumbstruck!
“What’s happened right now??”He thought.
“Who was that lady,whom I was speaking too?”,”Why did she say that Mother and father got assassinated by someone?”
Several questions were piling up over his head and he instead of finding any answer,started packing up his stuff!
He’d to catch the first bus for going to his home town.
In between the questions and the hurry for reaching the home as early as possible,his mind had already ignored “the last two lines”-the lady said.
He was not all worried for his forthcoming result the next day and the arriving danger in his life.
After a journey of about 5-6 hours,he was finally standing infront of the mansion.
He could feel something unusual around him in the surroundings.The chills which were going through his spine with the mere thought of something unexpected and supernatural was already killing his confidence.
After heaping up his remaining confidence together,he entered the mansion.
And for his surprise,no one was there.
“Where’s mom and dad?”He thought now being a quiet scared.
He was thinking of calling them,when a sudden “thud” interrupted his train of thoughts.
He turned around and gasped.
The front door has closed.
“How?”He thought.
“Probably by the wind”He shrugged the thought,for at that time his main concern was “HIS PARENTS”
But where were they?
Suddenly,he heard a faint cry.
Till that moment unlike anybody else who would be standing there shocked,he had already left,to go in the direction of the continuos screams and cries coming from somewhere,inside of any of the room.
After walking about for like 10 minutes,he stopped outside a huge room on the end part of the hallway.
He found that the voices were coming from somewhere inside,now he could feel the tension around him.
Ofcourse,that was scary,and that would have scared the shit out of anybody who would be there.
At the chilly and cold weather of December,he could feel the tiny droplets forming on his scalp and the tickling they’re causing while rolling down through his forehead.
How the hell,could that be possible..?
The door was having a large sized lock hanging on it,that too with an apperance which could prove its old and rusty presence to anyone!
His eyes opened wide,when he noticed the faint cries,he’s listening a while before were already transformed into the devilish chuckles.
He was about to say something,when he heard that lady voice again which he’d heard in the morning.
“Anand!So You’re here! You shouldn’t have come here.You’ll regret this coming of yours soon.”
Again he heard a demonic laughter and then a mixture of several horrondous,demonic voices together calling his name-
“ANAND! Welcome to The HAUNTED MANSION.SAVE YOURSELF IF YOU CAN”
This’s it! This was the development of a new feeling in his mind – Terror.
Though the spirits never hurted him during the span he lived there ALONE but until when? And what would happen when his friends would join him?
Yes Everything was alright till the time he stayed here alone,but the only tension he was having currently was totally valid.
For,he has no idea about the harm the spirits would cause to his friends.
Possibly,He has this guardian lady but not his friends have one.
He was thinking all of this when someone tapped his shoulder.
He turned around only to found his friend Shraddha with a smile.
“Fuck!They’re already here!”Anand murmured under his breath and somehow,managed to smile.

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