I decided to uncover my sister's secert. I wish I hadn't - Chap 2
So there I was, hiding under a table in some kind of abandoned, secret,underground bunker that, for some reason, had been connected to my basement this whole time, right beside me was a little girl that had somehow been down there for who knows how long, and worst of all, we were apparently hiding from someone or something the girl calls Primal, (who seemingly also lived under my house without me knowing it).
“Listen, could you please explain what the heck’s going on?”
“Shhhh, Primal’s here!”
I peeked from under the table, and I couldn’t belive my eyes, right in front of me was a creature that kind of resembled a human, but it definatetly wasn’t that, or at least, it was unlike any human I’d ever seen. It had no eyes, or hair but it did have a pair of pretty small ears, two holes that served as its nose and that mouth… those teeth… they looked like they’d could easily belong to a lion. One of her arms was small like a toddler’s arm, the other could rival that of a bear in size and probably also strengh. Its pulsating veins were visible all through its body. Its hand(the big one) was packed with what I first thought were claws, but once I payed atention to the details, I found out they were actually human nails, but they were absurdly long and sharp. The little girl said it was a female, how she’d managed to pinpoint the gender of that thing was beyond me.
We were petrified under that table as Primal used her senses to find us, after realizing she couldn’t hear us, she started doing awkward movements with her head, after seeing that, the girl launched ontto me and began trying to cover my body with hers.
“What are you doing?” I tried to say to her, but she had also covered my mouth.
A few seconds seconds after that, Primal left and the girl finally let me go.
“What were you doing?”
“She was trying to smell us, since your smell is so different to any smell both me and her have ever smelt , she would’ve found you easily, so I used my smell to hide yours.”
“Wow, that’s…pretty clever! WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT THING?”
“It’s Primal, I’ve already told you!”
Actually, I had already guessed it was Primal, but I was so shocked that my mouth instinctively uttered those words.
“Anyway, I think it’s about time we properly introduce ourselves. My name’s Jessica, what’s yours?”
“Not close enough.”
“You asked me what my name was, so I’ve told you my name.”
“That’s not a name!”
“The first person who ever talked about me used these words to refer to me, so it’s my name.”
“If you say so… but that’s way too long and wierd, there’s no way I’m gonna call you that. Let’s see… Cloe! I’ll call you Cloe, do you like it?”
“Cloe…yes, I think it’s a good name!”
“Nice to meet you,Cloe! Now, where were we…”
Then I remembered I had come there in search for answers about my dead sister and that all of this was happening under my house.
“Hey, Cloe. How long have you been here? Do you know what all of this is?”
“What do you mean all of this? I’ve been here all my lfe.”
“What? You mean you were born in my basement?”
“I dunno, there room I was born in was your basement?”
“No, I mean everything arround you, all you can see and beyond! Everything’s in my basement, we are in my basement right now!”
“So the world’s your basement, you run the world.”
“No! Anyway, forget about it. Help me go back to the exit so I can show you.”
So Cloe and I ventured deeper in search for the door from wich I entered this place, but it turned out the place was much bigger than I expected, the exit was nowhere to be found. Plus, as mysterious and creepy as it was, the chances of the place having anything to do with my sister were going down by the minute, that is, until we found a certain room. At first it looked like any other room you could find in there, but it wasn’t long before we noticed the writing on the walls. A list of names, girl names, Anne, Paula, Stephanie,Susie,Judith… and Jessica. I know Jessica’s a pretty common name, so seeing it in the middle of a list of names isn’t a big deal, except it was the only name that was underlined. My name, my sister’s name was being set apart from all the others, in a facility that was under my house… This couldn’t be a coincidence, this WASN’T a coincidence. I shined my flashlight to other parts of the wall to see if there were more secrets, and there were. Above the list of girl names were a word and a date PERFECTION 2-5-1997 . 1997… this was a year before I was born, so the name Jessica HAD to be refering to my sister,right? But what could PERFECTION mean?
“I don’t understand….” I uttered to myself out loud. Cloe heard it.
“Yeah, me nethier, I’ve never understood that kind of drawings, I think they’re ugly.”
“You…don’t know how to read?”
“What’s a read?”
“I’ll explain it to you later, I gotta find more clues.”
I searched that room to hell and back, but I couldn’t find anyrhing else. I told Cloe to go to another room. We began walking down a hall.
“I think my house is close by.”
“Yes, it’s the room where…”
“Oh, you gotta be shitting me…”
Primal was there, at the far end of the hall, she had heard and smelt us, we couldn’t hide this time,we had to run.
At first we outruned her, but she then began gaining speed by the second.
“Hey,Jessica! I think that tunnel in the distance is the one that leads to my house, follow me!”
“Ok, I’m right behind you.”
That tunnel was marked with a handprint, presumambly Cloe’s handprint, she entered the hole first, when I was about to enter the tunnel, I felt Primal’s huge hand grab one of my legs, I then felt how her teeth pierced through my leg, it was extremely painful, I screamed.
“What’s wrong?” I heard Cloe say from the other end of the tunnel.
I then grabbed my flashlight and hit Primal in the head several times with it. I knew that didn’t hurt her, but it at least distracted her, that gave me just enough time to crawl my way to the other end. After I made to the end, Cloe and I covered the tunnel with a huge rock that she had found. We heard Primal leave, we were safe… for now.
“Did you get hurt?”
“A little, but don’t worry, I’ll be okay.”
“Glad to hear that! Anyway, welcome to my house!”