The Open Door

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic


It's been two years but I still can't forget about that moment. My parents went on a vacation, and told Jessie, a friend of mine to stay with me. She came to my house at seven. We spent the night in my bedroom, chatting and watching movies. We didn't even realize that it was midnight. When we looked at the wall clock in my room, it was two o'clock. After a while, suddenly there was a strange noise coming from outside my room. Then we stopped talking and tried to listen quietly to what was the sound. It felt like the sound of someone walk. My parents are supposed to be home the next evening. Jessie went near the door and asked loudly “Who’s out?”

Suddenly two voices were heard from outside, it seemed as if a woman and a man were talking. I thought I will not open the door. But Jessie wanted to open the door because she thought that the voice was of her parents”. I warned her but she pushed me and went to open the door. I sit inside my cupboard in fear, which is made of glass. From the inside of the cupboard outside is seen, but from the outside nothing is seen. I was sitting quietly when suddenly I heard Jessie’s screaming, and blood came to my room. I held my hand tightly in my mouth so that I could not scream. Everything happened in front of me but I could not save my friend. I then fainted inside the cupboard when I saw the blood.

Then when I open my eyes, I see the mother sitting next to me. I get excited and asks Mom "Where is Jessie? Is she alright? And what happened to me?” Mom happily calls Dad, and says that my senses are back. Dad happily says "Finally your senses are back". I ask "What does that mean? And where is the Jessie?” The mother cries and goes to another room. Dad quietly told me "Do you remember what happened that night?” I told him everything. Dad calmly told me "That day a robbery party came to our house. But there is nothing to worry about, the police caught them and put in jail". I yelled at Dad, "Daddy, where's Jessie???” Dad finally answers "That day the robbery team attacked Jessie and during fight a robber stabbed Jessie from behind. The next day we came home and found Jessie's body lying on the ground, and after much searching we found you unconscious inside the cupboard. It has been three days since this happened and you were unconscious for these three days. Yesterday we buried Jessie.” Saying this, dad goes to mom.

The next day, I prayed in front of Jesse's grave, so that her soul may find peace. It has been two years since her death. I still sometimes think "Was it my fault that I couldn't stop Jessie? Or, did I become selfish that I didn't get out of the cupboard to save her life? Or, was it her fate that she would die that day or walk away from our life?” Still now every day I leave a fresh flower next to her grave.


Submitted: November 11, 2019

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