A blanket of darkness had descended on Blackwood Estate. The sky changed from pale pink to purple and then to grey washes. I looked at the sky, it was full of dark clouds heralding the coming of a storm. â€œOopsâ€ I gulped. â€œHey guys, want to walk to Hill street instead of Gambir street, itâ€™s a short-cut! Maybe we can reach home before it rain.â€ I asked. Mike had no objections and agreed readily. â€œWhat?! Walk past that cemetery? Over my dead body!â€ Cindy yelled. I groaned, â€œCome on! Do you want the rain to spoil your new hairstyle?â€ I said, urging her. â€œOkay,â€ she answered reluctantly.
The trees grew thicker along the sides of the deserted road. Chilly wind caressed my cheeks and many of my goose bumps burst. Hill street was a long way of dilapidated houses that ran past the side entrance of the cemetery. Wind thrashed in the treetops and the clouds burst. A torrential rain lashed down. â€œLets find a shelter first. Now, look at the sky. Itâ€™s raining cats and dogs, we would be drenched soon!â€ Mike said hastily. â€œFine!â€
â€œLook! There is a building there! Lets grab a shelter there!â€ I yelled. We immediately dashed into the building. It was huge, five stories tall with a black roof.The building was eerie and empty. â€œLook at the cobwebs, it seemed like nobody had lived here for a long time but why were the lights switched on?â€ Mike asked. â€œWeird,â€ I answered, feeling a bit frightened. I had a strange kind of feeling that I could not express out. The building seemed haunted. â€œWe will leave here as soon as the rain stop, lets not make too much noise.â€ I warned them.
Itâ€™s boring here!â€ Cindy said suddenly. â€œLets test our bravery by going up to the second to take a look.â€ â€œCindy please,â€ I moaned. â€œScared so easily?â€ Cindy sneered.