late to college to finish off their short film which was due the next day at 12:00pm. Unfortunately, because both of them were irresponsible and had extra curriculum activities after school, they left the project plugged in on USB on one of the college’s computers. Laidan was a serious individual and he hoped that the USB is still plugged in, otherwise he promised himself he will never work with Kristopher again who forgot the USB there in the first place while he was playing Space Invaders on his phone. It was about 10:30pm when Laidan and Kristopher arrived at the college. Luckily for Laidan, the guard was his uncle’s friend, therefore it meant getting in would not create a problem for them two. The guard welcomed them with a stare, asking zero questions as he was previously warned by the uncle of the boy’s arrival. They went in and found the USB where they left it and they set up the cameras to finish off the film which was going to take them 20 minutes or so. They went in to the storage room to get some microphones and other props, being 17 year olds they took this opportunity to have a little bit of fun in an empty college.
Suddenly, after 10 minutes they heard a loud noise coming from within the room they set their equipment (camera). Laidan was scared, but Kristopher decided to use this opportunity to scare Laidan, as well as going to investigate what has happened. Kristopher went in first as Laidan was very spiritual and scared. Kristopher discovered that everything was out of place and he called in Laidan to show what has happened. When Laidan came in, the lights went off and after 2 second back on where everything was in its place as it was before. Laidan thought Kristopher is just trying to scare him and so he pushed Kristopher out of frustration. They had a little fight and the lights went on and off continuously for a minute or so. Laidan argued that it was not a good idea coming here (he said this previously), but Kristopher replied that if we would not have came here you were the one who was concerned about your reputation concerning college work. Due to all the noise caused by the argument the guard came in with crossed arms. Laidan and Kristopher decided to go home as their friendship was important to them (just before the guard came in). The guard stood in their way, saying “You need to stay. Laidan your uncle is on your way to pick you up. I was just on the phone with him”. Laidan continued the conversation while Kristopher tested the camera if it was broken, through the camera he could only see Laidan, but not the guard… Kristopher dropped the camera, grabbed Laidan and they made a run for the exit. Laidan was confused by Kristopher’s sudden rush to get out and the fact that his uncle is currently in America, not in the UK. As they run, near the exit they see the camera room where on the floor there is a dead body of that guard which they met a minute ago. Horrified, both carried on running but suddenly someone called Laidan’s name which made him stop. He saw his uncle, but Kristopher could not see anyone. Kristopher tried to stop Laidan from going near his ‘uncle’, but he was unsuccessful as Laidan wanted protection. Laidan went with his ‘uncle’ somewhere, Kristopher slowly followed them and surprisingly disappeared as they went far into the darkness. Kristopher called for Laidan, but he never replied. In hopes for the best Kristopher hurried home. (That was the last time he saw Laidan alive).Next day, Kristopher did not go to college as he was scared, however he still heard from his girlfriend that the college is closed due to 2 dead bodies being found ( Laidan and the college’s guard). The next day, Kristopher recorded a everything that has happened that day on his phone via audio. He could not live with guilt of leaving his friend behind and he committed suicide. It remains unknown what college it was…….
Author: Khaled Hesham