Fei and I were resting in the locker room for girls after a horrible experience. We witnessed Irene got killed, we saw dead bodies scattered everywhere, we are trapped in a pitch black school with a killer roaming around, and my best friend Hye Mi just died right before our eyes without any explanations why she just died like that.
Her body was covered in wounds, cuts and rope marks on her skin so I’m guessing that she was tied down while being tortured. When we saw her, she was limping and staggering just to reach us, only to hand over a useless textbook.
But what heartless creature would do that to her? She just learned that her parents were at the hospital and in a critical state and now she died without even seeing them for the last time. It hurts just thinking about her situation, but thinking about it carefully, we are also in the same situation. A mad murderer killing whoever is unlucky enough to get seen. So I made the right choice to follow Fei since she knows the greatest place to hide, she usually goes here when she skips class and nobody ever finds her. I just hope whoever is causing this horrible thing doesn’t find us here.
I was shaking in the corner as I dial my dad’s number, hoping that he would pick up and take me home from here but he’s not answering his phone. Don’t tell me he too…
“Can you not shake like that? You’re making me uncomfortbale with your pitiful look.” Fei mumbled while pulling a cigarette from her pocket and lighting it with her lighter.
She exhaled the white smokes from her mouth and it went to my direction, I coughed out when I inhaled it, not completely sure how she can be calm out of all this.
“What? Don’t act as if you never smoke” She glared at me, exhaling another puff of smoke up in the air.
“This is not the time to smoke!” I yelled at her, a hint of panic in my tone as I pace back and forth while clinging on to my phone.
“Whatever.” She rolled her eyes and continued smoking. “D–n I lost my phone back in the hallway.”
“Where’d you lost it?” I asked, looking outside the window to see complete darkness.
“I don’t have any idea, it just slipped off my pocket. . . Maybe at the corridor just near the infirmary, I bumped into a locker that time.” She answered, still occupied by smoking.
I looked at her with weary eyes before saying “Should we be going now?”
“You’re telling me, that we should go out in the open and let ourselves get found and die?” She leaned on the long bench and positions herself as if she was getting ready to sleep.
“I’m scared, what if it really was Young ji, taking us out one by one? The textbook that Hye Mi gave us… I remember it from somewhere but it’s indefinite. Why did she used all her strenght just to give us that?” I asked, and she replied with just another puff of smoke embracing my face.
“Don’t mention Young Ji’s name again” She said and continued to relax, “That textbook that she left is probably nothing.”
“But she used all her remaining strength to show it to us… it should mean something right?” I asked but she wasn’t listening to me at all. “And why did you left it back in that hallway? We should’ve searched what’s inside that.”
“Will you shut up and let me smoke in peace? God, you’re annoying. I should’ve left you there.” She exclaimed, throwing the cigarette at me. “If you don’t want me to throw you out then shut your mouth.”
I calmed myself down so I wont annoy Fei, but the past images still haunts my mind. Irene, Hye Mi and a few other students are now dead and I just can’t keep calm after that.
I was finally feeling calm and relaxed after a few minutes, not until we heard someone banging at the door as if whoever is outside wants to break the door in half.
“What the-” Fei said as she stood up and grabbed the long metal pipe besides her.
“W-who’s there?” I stuttered and somehow, the banging stopped.
I slowly walked towards the door, checking if its still there by peeking through the keyhole but I saw nothing but darkness.
I walked back at my spot and sat again in the corner, hugging myself trying to make myself warm.
But as soon as I closed my eyes in relief.
The banging sound continued that made me and Fei jolt up.
“Who’s there?!” Fei yelled, standing up from the chair in shock while I hid behind her.
We heard a laugh from the other side of the door, making us realize who that was. It was just our classmate who likes to fool around.
“D–n it Minho! Stop scaring us!” I yelled and quickly opened the door to let him in
“You guys must be so scared like hell.” Minho chuckled, entering the room and closing the door behind him.
“F–k you. Why’d you do that?!” Fei yelled in annoyance as she throw the cigarette to his direction.
“Just for fun” He replied, dodging the lit cigarette and still chuckling at the sight of us being scared.
“Anyway, why are you here?” I asked, trying to calm my heart which is about to explode from being scared.
“I was doing something, like messing around the school” He replied, sitting down on one of the long bench.
“Like what?” I asked, raising an eyebrow at him while Fei cross her arms.
“Nevermind, did you guys just saw what happened to Irene?” He immediately changed the topic and we subconsciously forgot about our question to him and just answered.
“Yeah, got stabbed by Hana.” I said while Fei continued smoking again after picking it up from the ground.
“Yeah, I saw her body in one of the security cameras.” He replied, searching his hand in his pocket.
“Security camera? Where did you go anyway?” Fei asked, releasing white smokes from her mouth.
“In the security room, just watching everyone run around the school. That’s how I knew that you’re here” He smiled, which is not normal because who would smile at a time like this when everyone is dying.
“Wait, there’s a security room?!” I yelled, I always ignore the cameras stuck on the walls everywhere since I thought its just for display.
“Yeah. And based on my estimation, about half of the school’s population is gone…. poof!” He said, as if he doesn’t give a d–n on those dead people.
“What do you mean?” Fei asked, eyeing him gesture his hands as he explains.
“They’re all dead” He deadpan.
His words made our jaw dropped, we thought that it was only Irene, Hye mi and a few other students who died but half of us are now dead?
“How? Who killed them?” I asked, nibbling on my nails while pacing back and forth.
“I still don’t know, the night vision of the camera is kinda broken so I cant see much,” He remarked, finally found what he’s looking for in his pocket, which is his own phone.
“But I do saw a shadow, more like a silhouette” He added, tapping on his phone and searching it. “And… It’s following a certain girl in the hallway, and I think its Yooma”
“What? Yooma is being followed by whatever that is?” Fei repeated what he just said in disbelief.
“Then it really is Young ji” I added, earning a glare from Fei.
“Who’s young ji anyway?” He asked puzzling over what I just said. He just transfered here so he didn’t got updated by the news.
“Trust me, you don’t wanna know” Fei muttered, and he just shrugged and continued on his phone.
“Okay, back to the shadow” he sat besides me. “I don’t know but I think the shadow is trying to kill Yooma.”
His sudden words left us confused and wondering why the hell would Young Ji try to kill Yoo ma.
“Why would she kill her own best friend?!” Fei said the words that I was about to ask.
“That’s what I’m trying to find out” He remarked.
“Oh. I remember now, She hates Yooma because she was left behind by her. Basically Yooma left her on her own when we scattered all her scandal pictures.” Fei said, snapping her fingers as she recalled her memory.
“No, that’s completely wrong in many ways.” I interjected Fei’s statement. “Yooma was the one who one by one disposed of the scattered pictures and threatened the students who has a copy of it to delete everything they captured.”
“What? She did all that? I thought they were in a quarrel that time.” Fei mumbled, puffing another puff of smoke.
“Yeah, and she confronted the students who we’re messing with YoungJi that time.” I added but Fei doesn’t looked amused.
“Well yeah she did all that but Young Ji doesn’t know that Yooma stood up for her. She died knowing that she was betrayed anyway, so that doesn’t matter. If the person causing all this killing spree is really YoungJi then she has a reasong on why she wanted Yooma dead.” Fei stated, staring at the wall as she continues smoking.
“Wow, that was the smartest thing you ever said since I got here.” He interrupted, still rummaging for his phone. “But I don’t think that’s the reason.” He added.
“What? What else could be the reason?” Fei replied, while I’m just at the background thinking really hard.
“I don’t know, I’m trying to look for
Yoo ma in the security cameras but I can’t find her. The other cameras are broken which is weird”
“Someone must have played with the cameras and broke it” I added but he shrugged his shoulders.
“No, I checked the camera at lunchtime to see if its still working and its good and fine, but when the storm arrived it started to blur and darken” He said, finally showing us his phone while my eyes were still glued on to him.
“How did you got to use the computers anyway? Theres no electricity” Fei stated, raising an eyebrow as she look on Min ho’s phone.
“Power supply” He remarked “Now watch this.” He showed us his phone and a video started to play “I transferred this footage from the computer so I can show it using my phone.”
We watched it, very carefully. We saw Yoo ma walking in the hallway holding a baseball bat, she was rubbing her bleeding knee so we’re guessing that she must’ve stumbled down and hurt herself.
She was almost out of sight in the camera since she’s walking away, until we can only see her feet.
But she suddenly stopped halfway for a brief moment, taking a step back and then started to run back to the direction where she first came from.
We can’t see her in the camera anymore..
But an unknown shadow appeared and was caught in the camera, moving in an unbelievable speed as it chases Yoo ma.
The shadow then stopped at the middle as it noticed the camera attached at the upper corner of the wall.
We saw its eyes, and it was glaring red as if it knows that were watching them through this piece of electronic.
Suddenly, the camera began to blur and it broke for no reason, leaving a blank screen with nothing in it.
The video ended there, and we were more scared than before.
“What the hell was that?!” Fei sat up, taking a step back as she ruffle her own hair.
“Why is that thing trying to kill Yoo ma?” Minho asked, putting his phone back in his pocket.
“Anyway, have you tried and contacted the police?” Fei butted in.
“I already tried multiple times but the line wasn’t connecting, the teachers already done that an hour ago but no one is still coming. Seems like the storm is stopping from them from saving us here.” Minho sighed exasperatedly, he opened his eyes as if he remembered something and quickly spoke again.
“Hey, one more thing. From continuously walking pass some dead bodies, I can’t help but to notice something really weird.” He added, taking our attention. “The other students died because of severe bleeding caused by a wound at the head” He explained, staring at us. “While all of our classmates died because they’re tortured to death.”
“What kind of torture?” Fei asked as she peek outside the door, I don’t know what she’s trying to do but she constantly checks the door each minute.
“I saw them with a lot of bruises and cuts, mostly at their wrist and thighs, and lastly… They died because of a strong blow at their head. Maybe the weapon used is a pipe or something else” He stated making me feel nauseous, how can he know that kind of detail? Did he even went and examined the body, like yuck?
Fei’s jaw dropped as she heard his statement, well of course since its familiar to our ears.
“Thats how Young ji died.” I whispered making him look at me, confused. “And she got that wound in the head from falling off the stairs.”
“How did you know?” He asked in a firm tone but Fei is signalling me from behind him to not tell him about it.
“Nevermind” I rubbed my neck awkwardly, avoiding eye contact.
“Okay, as I was saying… I think its not Young Ji” He said which made us more shocked.
“W-what? Impossible. She’ll do anything just to get her revenge!” Fei yelled, walking back in front of us.
“No… think about it” He said “The cameras always break everytime a murder occurrs.”
“That’s right.” I added, explaining a bit more so Fei would understand. “The killer already know where the cameras are located and how to break it, if it’s Young Ji then she wouldn’t know because the cameras are only attached there just last month.” 24
“So the killer is one of us huh.” Fei crossed her arms. “You do know that its not me right?” She laughed awkwardly.
We just looked at each other’s faces before sighing.
“I dont know” I muttered. I’ve been with Fei for the past few minutes so I’m sure it wasn’t her but Minho? He said he was in the security room ever since then, watching everyone through the cameras.
“Isn’t it Hana who just killed Irene?” I asked and he shrugged his shoulders while nodding his head in agreement.
“I found her body on my way here, has a big hole on her chest, probably got stabbed.” He sure knows what’s the causes of death huh. Is he some kind of a CIA agent?
“What should we do now?” Fei asked, biting on to her nails as she sat back on the bench after standing for a long time.
“I don’t know” Min ho replied. “But I do know this.” He added “If you still want to survive until tomorrow, never trust anyone except yourself”
I’ll follow his advice to be able to live and see the Sun tomorrow. I just hope that it really is Young ji, I don’t wanna think that one of us would actually do such a thing.