Hell’s Nest 2 – Episode 6
© Goddy Francis
* DANIELLE *
I don’t know but this may sound silly but it’s been two weeks since I was wearing that bracelet and the only thing I can hear at night is whispers. Ghostly whispers from God knows who.
I don’t know but I think I hear things like someone calling my name at night. It was really weird.
One evening I was at the dinning room table eating with Danni and mom. She’s been staring at the bracelet like forever.
” Where did you get that from ?” Mom ask.
” Mom this is the seventh time you’ve been asking me about this bracelet. I told you Rayne gave it to me.”
” Your criminal boyfriend must have stolen it again.” Danni cut in.
I picked the fork and angrily slice it on her face.
” Danielle ?” Mom fired.
” Don’t even dare else I will use the knife instead , swine.” I said and got up smacking her on her face.
I went to my room and raced down stairs , I was meeting with Harmony. I board a cab and left.
” Hey babe..” Harmony called on seeing me.
” You’re okay ?” She asked and I slumped on her chair reluctantly.
” I’m just tired, my family is pissing me off.”
” Sorry love what happened ?” Harmony asked and I scoff.
” Nothing I’m good I’m just stressed out.”
Harmony sighed and got up to give me a glass of water.
” Do you believe in ghosts ?” I asked collecting the water from Harmony.
” Ghosts..” Harmony said and Chuckle.
” Are you seeing ghosts ?” She asked.
” Not really but I think I’m seeing things.”
” Things ? Visions ?”
” No , just forget about it. I’m just being impossible.” I said and slurp the water.
” Hmm , ghost no way !”
* DANNI *
I hate myself and I hate my sister, where on Earth can Rayne afford such bracelet ? He’s a born criminal and a stupid thug.
I wanted that bracelet and I’m definitely gonna get it. I took my bath and left the house. Tomorrow was class project and I’m yet to do my own assignment. I was teaming with a book freak , she’s was a nerd and really ugly but I care less all I wanted was to pass.
I murmur and strolled on the road leading to the book freak’s house.
* RAYNE *
” Why are you dumb ?” Toni quaried one day.
” I don’t get it , is she your girlfriend ? Why can’t you take your mouth out of my business ? Look i love her and I’m willing to prove it to her.”
” Really ? That’s a whole million hanging on Danielle’s wrist all in the name of love. Only a dumb a$$ nigga will throw away such amount of millions for a stupid hoe.” Toni yelled.
I got angry and punched his nose.
” Get the f**k outta here.” I shouted pointing a gun at him.
” Alright if that’s what you want.” Toni said and stormed out. I angrily threw the gun away and sat down to smoke.
* DANIELLE *
Next day at school was horrible , I could barely think. I thought about my nightmare I was having. Who was I gonna talk to ? My mom’s not even a mom as long as I’m concerned.
” Elle ” Harmony called snapping from my thoughts.
” What are you thinking ?”
” Nothing I’m good.” I lied.
” Hugo wants to speak with you , over there.” Harmony said and I turned to look at his direction.
He smiled and walk out.
” Oh f**k I’m not in the mood for silly talks now , I’m sick and I need to go home.” I said and got up carrying my bag.
” Should I accompany you ?”
” Harmony I’m good , I just need to be alone. Thanks you’re a good friend.” I said and hug her.
” I’ll be fine.” I whispered and off I went.
Mom was preparing to go out. I greeted her and left for my room.
” Elle I’m going out.” Mom shouted and i ignored her.
I lay on my bed and thought about the mysterious dreams I’ve been having. I couldn’t sleep , something was wrong with me and I can barely understand what’s going on with me.
” Danielle…” A ghostly whisper calls my name.
” What ? Who’s there ?” I asked frightened.
A voice chuckled and I heard feets run down the stairs.
” Harmony..” I called and rushed downstairs. There was no Harmony.
” Harmony !” I called again and look around.
I saw a dark shadow run through. I just hope I was dreaming or maybe I’ve started seeing things.
I gasped in fear and turn around.
” What’s up with you ?” She asked curious.
I sighed and looked around , I think I saw something.
” I’m good , I’ll just go to my room.” I said proceeding to leave when Danni stopped me.
” Before you leave , was wondering if you’re ready to trade your bracelet for something priceless.”
” No.” I frowned at her and left for my room.
I knew Danni will definitely want it some day. I just despise her , her attitude is so annoying. I closed my door and slump on my bed.
” Something is chasing me.. what’s that ?” I asked no one in particular.
I saw myself in this dark place , I saw a girl she was caged to the dark. She looks like the girl who died in September 12. She opened her eyes and look at me , she has gone through hell and it’s written all over her face.
” This place smells like hell.”
” This is hell.” The girl who died in September 12 said.
” That bracelet will bring you nothing but pain , misery, death and every bad thing you never wished for. Take it off , just take it away..” she cried.
She scream in pain as she was electrocuted. I turned around and saw a man , he was smiling mischievously at me. I scream and run away. I heard loud feets chasing after me , I hasten my feet and got to a dead end.
” Your end is here.” He said and pushed me inside a lake of fire.
I scream and fell from my bed.
” Danielle..” Harmony’s voice Called knocking my door.
I got up and quickly open it.
” Are you okay ?” She asked at once.
” Yeah , I had a bad dream.” I said.
” What did you dream ?”
” Nothing, I’m fine thanks Harmony.”
” Maybe you’ll make use of a night gathering.” Harmony said and sat down.
” What ?”
” Brandi invited us for a night out at her mother’s farm , says it’s gonna be fun. A lot of boys and booze.”
” I don’t drink alcohol.”
” Yeah i know. But you’re coming with me.”
” Alright thanks.” I said and smiled half way.
That night I followed Harmony to Brandi’s night out at her mother’s farm. It was… Well not bad. There was fire lighting up towards the sky and there was drinks.
” Hi Elle..” Brandi greeted and I smiled at her.
I greeted the others and we sat down.
” What’s the purpose of this gathering ?” I asked no one in particular.
” Well it’s for friends and we are gonna talk about our issues to burn the night.”
f**k, a waste of night. I yawned and listen to their boring boys discussion. I wasn’t paying attention , the birds were chirping and crickets were busy disturbing.
I look around the farm and saw a hand , I blink my eyes just to make sure i wasn’t seeing things again. It was gone , this time the man I saw in my dreams was standing a bit far from me and he was smiling at me.
I quickly look at the others but I can’t find them , I only saw dead people smiling and laughing at me. I exhale and shouted.
I opened my eyes and saw Harmony including Brandi’s friends looking at me weirdly.
” Are you okay ?” They asked.
I blink my eyes severally and look around , this ghost people were all gone. I think I’m seeing things now.
” I’m fine, I just wanna go home.” I said walking away.
” Elle..” Harmony shouted.
I stopped and saw Brandi and Harmony chasing after me.
” What happened ? You scream like you saw something.”
” I’m good.” I said.
” Elle a minute..” Brandi said and took my hands to a corner.
” I know you saw something like a ghost.” Brandi whispered.
” What ?”
” I wanna help , come over to my house tomorrow night , and I wanna show you something. I believe what ever thing you saw is trying to pass a message to you . Just come to my house tomorrow and lemme help you.”
” Alright, but…” Brandi cut me short at once.
” No but just come.”
” Thanks..” I said and left.
Harmony held me tight and walk away.
To be continued