The House

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a story of 4 kids who accidentally help Satan to accomplish the task of conquering the known world as the Antichrist and foil the plans of the devil by paying a greater price.

Submitted: June 24, 2008

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I was ofcourse an ordinary kid addicted to horror shows, but wouldn’t have guessed that my own life would end as one.So it was the usual, I go hang out at my buddy’s house. They were ofcourse Javed,Shujan and Suzan.We loved going on adventures to places where no other teenager would dare.And before I forget to mention my name is John Shujan was a science freak interested in anything related to science and general knowledge.Suzan was good at gymnastics and even won junior awards for gymnastics and Javed was ofcourse the quiet,wise and introverted kind of guy who spoke very little although he contributedmuch to our important conversations..The place we lived at was lively and rarely desolate.However we heard a lot of stories of the old bungalow located a few miles from town which could have been reached on foot within 2 hours.And ofcourse we would have eventually decided to visit the bungalow, but sadly nobody came up with the idea even once.So one day I just called all of my friends for a group meeting and announced them my intentions.”Are you crazy, that’s place is way too dangerous to explore!” said Suzan.”Yeah I heard a lot of creepy stories that could freak anybody out.I am bailing on this one John.You can jump into the well if you want but count us or atleast me out.””So what are the stories you have heard about the house.I am telling you man , there is no such thing as evil spirits,demons,etc.Its all nonsense and these stories you hear are lies spread by people who refuse to admit that they are cowards nonetheless.”I said indignantly. “Well it would serve my scientific mind to prove to myself and the world maybe that existence of spirit is just in the minds of superstitious people”said Shujan confidently with a light smile.”Well in event the existence of spirits are a reality we must have a backup plan.Now it may be an escape plan or a confrontation plan , but regardless it will be our life saver.”said Javed seriously.”Well said once again, my introvert!”I replied cheerfully.
So it was decided.Shujan asked me to pick up garlic,crucifix and the book on roman rituals used toexorcise demons.Yes we were well aware of the horror movies like the Omen and the Exorcist-one of the scariest movies I have seen.Also I picked up supplies like chips and pop to survive in the bungalow for one night.Suzan did the advertisement stating that we were on our journey to prove that we can survive in a haunted house like he always did.We actually carried out dangerous quests and advertised our experiences.It was the only way to earn good amount of money since our parents seldom paid us enough allowances.More than 90% of the other kids claimed that this time we were aiming for a quest too risky for our lives.Our parents ofcourse had no objection since they were all atheists.So we went to the house in the morning and just then a man appeared suddenly in front of us and whispered”He is still here.Do you hear him….Turn back, turn back now..for if you open this door you will unleash hell!”.After whispering these words he disappeared.”Guys , there’s still time to return.Lets get the hell out of here!”cried Shakil.I replied confidently” Come on Suzan, I am sure this whole haunted house thing is a prank set up by some old house keeper who wants to be left alone.And we are here to prove the world that parapsychology and all such beliefs are all crap.”Well said.But remember looks can be deceiving and we must be prepared to deal with the worst of circumstances”said Javed.”Yeah damn right!But we got to find some historical information on this house.From my research I have found information which claim that this house is over 10 years old.”said the inquisitive Shujan.So we started exploring the house.We found a lot of cobwebs and insects roaming around the floor of the house.
After a couple of minutes we found what might be a study room which had a TV and VCR and an old cassette player.We were surprised to find these devices in a somewhat old andobsolete house.Shujan immediately started looking for tapesto unravel the mystery behind the myth of this house.He found a shelf containing a couple of tapes and a personal journal.The tape had the label’Studies on spirit and parapsychology”.I chuckled and said”The nut who used to live here believed in Ghosts!”.I started laughing out loud when the door of the room we were in slammed shut.”Before we make any judgements lets hear him out.,Shujan , the tape!”said Javed calmly.So Shujan plugged in old cassette player and luckily it seemed that electricity was still available in the house although the lights couldn’t be turned on.But that was not a problem since we had our torches.The voice in tape said this:”Hello dear listener, listen well since my time willbe up in a few days and in a few years evil will reign supreme.This house was originally built upon a temple built few hundred years ago during the Native American people’s existence.Jesus was not our last prophet.Another one arrived here in North America a few hundred years before the Europeans arrived.Criminals were believed to have been executed here and it is here that their vengeful spirit rest.The Antichrist shall rise from this temple as predicted by an old Biblical scholar criticized and executed for his controversial theories during the middle ages.If you have entered this house, prepare for the exorcism ritual as the demon who will possess any one of you will be actually the spirit of the antichrist.Hail Jesus and my Lord!”.
Suzan started trembling and when we asked her to calm down her face became disfigured and she suddenly gained a lot of strength and was nearly strangling me.Luckily though Javen and Shujan pulled me to safely and together we broke open the shut door and then locked Suzan in.”This is how it is supposed to be..demon possession.We need to start our exorcism ritual, only we’ll need to find out how to exorcize the spirit of the antichrist.”said Shujan nervously.Javed looked out the window and found it surrounded by people and shouted to us”We’re saved , lets get outta here!”.”But what about Suzan?”I asked sadly.”We can’t do much here.We can find a priest and then come back here” said Javed.After saying this Javed ran off to the front door to escape and then he noticed the sign carried by the people which had these words”All Hail Shakil.For he is the Antichrist the leader who will deliver us from hell!”.”Oh god this is not happening”I cried.”I mean we are just kids , how did we end up unleashing hell?”I said with a desperate tone.Shujan said”Wait a minute, I remember reading a religious journal.It said that to defeat the most powerful demon-Satan,only love can defeat true evil.Hmm.. then it seems..no its too great a price , yet we have no choice since saving the world comes first..so…..”said Shujan with a confused tone.”What, what do we have to do?”I asked desperately and angrily.”He means that one of use have to die for Suzan”said Javed.”I said if that’s the only way”I said sighing. “No wait let me think there might be another way”said Shujan trying to convince me not to kill myself.”I said for my friends I would do anything!”.So it was with a heavy heart I went to the room where Suzan was and took out my knife and was ready to kill myself, when Javed snatched the knife . gave it to Suzan and Suzan stabbed him.Javed had sacrificed his life to prevent me from killing myself since I was required to be killed by the demon possessed entity.”No!!!!!!”cried Shujan.And I was just silent and noticed an energy sweeping what seemed to be Javed’s soul from his body and a lightning which struck Suzan’s body.I checked outside and foundthat everybody disappeared.Shujan was crying and so was I since we lost the brave but the quiet and wise one Javed.However Suzan was back , and cried”What happened?”.This event will remain recorded in my heart forever.


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