Natasha was a medical student, her specialization was in mental therapy, she was a hardworking and focused student, in these days she was on her thesis project, the topic for her thesis was a little weird one. she was on to prove that paranormal activities are just a state of mind and nothing else and there is absolutely nothing like paranormality exists in the world. she use to visit churches to debate with padres and also she use to visit some places which were so-called haunted suggested by people nearby. she found absolutely nothing like ghosts and all, which took her confidence to the next level, she was almost done with her project with some sort of formalities to be done yet. besides this she was a disciplined girl, her routine was well organized, she uses to get up early morning around 5 am, clean up her room and set out for jogging in a park. one fine day, she got up in morning as usual cleaned up all the mess in room and went jogging, it was a pleasant dawn, everything was just ok, but after a few minutes of her jogging she noticed that someone was following her, she ignored first, but after hearing some clacking sound she suddenly turned back and there was a boy who was with a joyful smile jogging too, listening to music with earphones plugged in. she smiled and continued jogging, a few moments later she was tired and was sweaty hence she sat over a bench wiping her face, as a true sign of a gentleman the boy following Natasha came and sat next to her, he offered water to her saying hi, she smiled and had some water, Natasha replied
Natasha:- had never seen you before here, what’s your name?.
boy:- Mathew, I stay near to this park and got shifted here a week ago.
they had a good conversation. this scenario continued for the next few days, Mathew and Natasha were good friends now. one day Natasha, as usual, visited a park and had a look around to see where Mathew is. but she found him nowhere, she was surprised and continued her walk thinking that Mathew would have got stuck in some work. but this happened for the next 2-3 days, which made her think more about Mathew. one night suddenly her sleep was interrupted due to some sort of noise, she got up rubbing her eyes, she had a look towards a watch on her side table, it was around 2:30 am. she opened a window near the bed to see what’s happening outside. she was shocked to see Mathew standing on the road watching towards her house continually. Natasha walked downstairs passed through her living opened the door and crossed her front yard to see what Mathew was looking for, but as she went on a road there was no Mathew anywhere. she looked all around but found no Mathew. it was a weird thing, she thought that maybe this is due to overthinking about Mathew for the past few days. she came inside her house locked the door and walked upstairs to her bedroom, as she opened the door of her bedroom she saw a horrible thing, that Mathew with a terrifying face and a knife stabbed into his chest, Natasha shouting loudly started rushing downstairs, all of a sudden she missed a step and felt down in staircase with a minor injury on her head that made her fall unconscious. The next day she opened her eyes and she found herself laying on the hospital bed. beside her, there was Samantha aunty her neighbor. she asked aunty about last night and who bought her to the hospital. Samatha aunty replied that
Samantha aunty:- I bought you here child, last night I woke up hearing your shouting noise and rushed towards your house. I found you on the floor and immediately got you to the hospital. now i have to go back to my work if you need anything just give me a call.
saying this Samantha aunty kept a newspaper in her hand on the table near and walked out.
at the same time, Natasha had a look at a newspaper on the table where she saw a headline.
MATHEW MURDER MYSTERY SOLVED FINALLY.
she was completely shocked and grabbed the newspaper to read further, where she read about Mathew who was murdered 1 year before and use to live in her society.
She was terrified and fainted down.
Author: Ishan deshpande