The Black Pendant

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
Aubrey's life will soon change because of a seemingly innocent gift from her mother that was for Sammy, Aubrey's daughter. This gift, a black pendant, takes control of Sammy and causes strange things to happen.

Submitted: July 17, 2009

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 Inside the walls of Charity Hill Hospital an old woman was slowly dying. Her breathing difficulties increased by the day. She was surely going to pass on any day now. She wasn't scared at all. She knew I was her time to go. She was sleeping when her daughter visited her. Her daughter's name was Aubrey and she was around twenty-eight years old and she had a ten year old daughter named Samantha alone due to her husband's death a few years ago.
 Aubrey saw that her mother was clutching something in her hand. "What's that you have in your hand?" Aubrey asked a few minutes after her mother had awakened. Her mother opened her hand, revealing a silver chain that had a black pendant on it. "This is for little Sammy." She said breathlessly. Aubrey took the pendant from her mother and examined it. She had never seen it before. "Promise me you'll tell Sammy that I love her." Her mother said, sounding strange, almost angry. Aubrey nodded and placed the pendant gently in her pocket.
 "I'm terribly sorry, but visiting hours are over." said a nurse at the door, several hours later. Aubrey smiled at the nurse and stood up. "Buy, mom, get some rest okay?" Aubrey said. Her mother smiled and fell asleep. Aubrey left the hospital and headed home. As she went over a pothole she felt something fall out of her coat pocket. She looked down for a second and saw that it was the black pendant. When she looked up she saw that she was about to hit an elderly man. She slammed on the breaks.
 She heard car horns behind her. She turned around to look out the back window. There were five cars behind her. When she turned back the old man was safely across the street, waving his fists at Aubrey. She drove on. She pulled in the driveway of her house and walked up the front steps, feeling a bit shaky. "I'm home," she called and Rachel, her babysitter and best friend entered the entry hall. "How is she doing?" Rachel asked, a bit nervous about what the answer might be. "She doesn't look so good. How's Sammy?" Aubrey said. "She's fine. She's up stairs playing with her dolls." Rachel said, glad that the subject had changed into something less depressing.
 Rachel left and Aubrey headed up the stairs to her daughter's bedroom. She knocked on the door and waited for an answer. "Come in," Sammy said from behind the door. Aubrey entered her daughter's bright pink room. "Hey, sweetie, Grandma wanted you to have this." She said handing the pendant to Samantha. "It's so pretty," she said. "She told me to tell you that she loves you." Aubrey told her. Sammy smiled and tried on the pendant. "I look like a princess." She said, examining herself in the mirror. "You sure do, a very beautiful princess." Aubrey said.
 It was nearing eleven o'clock and Aubrey was getting ready for bed when she heard her daughter screaming. She rushed into Sammy's room and held her. "What's wrong, sweetie?" Aubrey asked. "I don't want them anymore!" Sammy yelled. "Want what?" Aubrey asked, panic filler her now. "I don't want the spiders in my bed!" Sammy shouted, as tears streamed down her cheeks. Aubrey looked around the bed and saw no sign of a spider. "There is no spiders here Sammy," Aubrey said. "Yes there is! The ones Grandma hired to kill me!" Aubrey was in tears now. "Mom, can I have a glass of water?" Sammy said, now looking like she had just woken up.
 "What-Okay," Aubrey said. She just assumed that Sammy was having a nightmare and sleep walking. Aubrey had gotten a glass of water for Sammy and headed back up stairs. Sammy drank the water and went to sleep almost immediately. Aubrey went to her bedroom and lay on her bed. She was just about to drift into sleep when she heard a noise from the garage. It's probably just some raccoons. Aubrey thought to herself then she fell asleep.
 The next morning, Aubrey was woken by her daughter saying "Mommy! Mommy! You have to see my new room!" Aubrey was confused. When she sat up, she saw that Sammy's hands were covered in a black substance. "What's all over your hands, Sam?" She asked. "It's black spray paint I found in the garage last night." After she finished her sentence, Sammy was headed down the hall to her room. Aubrey went after her. When she entered Sammy's room, she screamed. Grandmother was spray painted all over the walls of her daughter's room, covering most of the pink wall paper.
 "Samantha, why did you do this?" Aubrey asked Sammy. "Grandma said I could." She said. "Grandma's in the hospital." Aubrey said. "She talks to me through this necklace." Sammy replied, staring at the pendant she held between two fingers as if it were something she wanted her whole life. Aubrey knelt down in front of Sammy and looked into her eyes. They were pale. "Here, you try." Sammy said, handing the pendant to Aubrey. She looked into it; she did not see her reflection on its polished surface. She saw her mother's face, contorted with rage.
 She screamed and dropped the pendant. "Grandmother would not be pleased with the amount of respect you give her treasures." Sammy said, in a low, almost demonic, voice. "I don't think you should have this pendant." Aubrey said, shaking a little. "But that would make Grandma very upset! I won't let you do that!" Sammy said in that same demonic voice. Aubrey was in tears now. She knew she had to separate the pendant from Sammy. She grabbed it out of her hands and said, in a firm manner, trying to hold back tears. "Samantha, I want you to stay in your room for a while." Sammy shook her head. She had an evil smile on her face. Aubrey left the room. Sammy was screaming after her. Aubrey blocked out what she was screaming.
 She made her way down stairs as her daughters angry screams continued. After a few minutes, she stopped screaming. She must have a fever or something. That's why she is acting like this she thought to herself. After an hour or so, Aubrey assumed that Sammy was sleeping, of silence, the phone rang. She answered it. "Hello," She said. "Hi, this is Doctor Aarons." Said a man on the other line "I'm afraid I have some bad news. Your mother passed away about an hour ago." Tears filled Aubrey's eyes. "I'm so sorry." Doctor Aarons said. Aubrey hung up without saying goodbye. She went up stairs to tell Sammy. When she entered her room she screamed. There, on the floor, was Sammy's dead body.
 Doctors could not determine how Samantha had died but they do know that Samantha died around the same time her grandmother did. Aubrey went into therapy; she was never the same again. She rid herself of the pendant by requesting it be buried with her mother. Aubrey was now living with Rachel. Her old two-bedroom house, one of which still had Grandmother painted all over the walls. Aubrey sometimes thinks she sees her mother standing in the most strange places, wearing the very pendant that ruined her life.
 
 


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