It was a dark and humid climate inside the office. When she was walking straight with the doors open to the bay, she could hear only her footsteps in the office. She turned around to find nobody on the floor. It was usually a crowded place with more than 100 people working on the bay and it is now empty. She checked the time and it was 9 am in the morning. So it is the normal working hours and she thought who shall get into the office at the prompt time. Yet, she found no one inside.
‘Am I under a trap? ’ she murmured in a low voice.
Eyes were blank, as she couldn’t see anything next to her. She stopped proceeding towards the front and charge in the mobile was low. It beeped. She took her mobile once again and checked whether she has entered the office at night 9 PM. But, with the low battery, it was showing exactly the same time.
Suddenly, to her surprise, she could hear a ‘Happy Birthday’ song inside the conference room. She wasn’t sure where the song is playing, but to her vision, she guessed that it was playing in a conference room. Confusions started to roll up her mind. The room and the whole office was still dark and a mild cool air breezed through her shoulder.
Her curiousness for the timing in the office was knocking her head. Her head was rolling with confusion, annoyance and the stillness in the present situation was haunting her to the core. She lifted her hand to scratch her hair, but she found few hand already started to scratch her hair. She still lifted upwards and neared her hair. To her overwhelming fear, she found many hands scratching her hair. Her inner-self started to rage with a huge sense of fear, she shouted aloud. But, nothing happened. She could find the same number of hands that were scratching her hair. She didn’t know what to do. With the fear rising above the level, she wanted to run from the place. But, she heard a loud scream backside. When she was about to turn, her neck got stuck sidewards and she was unable to turn too. Her legs were glued to the place and her legs can’t move an inch. The room was still dark and with her eyes wide open, she could only see the dark hollow space around her. Yet, she could hear the birthday song left to her, on the top there were few hands which were scratching her hair and her legs were glued. Accidentally now she can move her head and rotate it. But, her head has now started to rotate 360 where with her legs are glued, her head rotates overall to see the black, dark hollow space in the office.
Eyes were dropping tears slowly down her cheeks and she felt utmost devastated that she could no longer do anything from that place. Suddenly she felt a touch near her and someone came near her ears, ‘Ruthvika’