Hide and I’ll Seek: Betrayal

“Hello,” somebody called out again. Aston was following the voice but when he looked around, all he saw was cameras and TVs. Aston wondered what room he was in.

“Can somebody help me?” The voice screamed. Aston was looking around but he wasn’t getting anywhere.

“Tell me, Where you are?” Aston replied. Aston stopped walking. He didn’t know if this was a trap or not. Will saving this person led to their death or will he end up getting killed?

“Aston, is that you?”  Aston jumped to the sound of his name. He wondered if it was Roxie. “It’s Mace, please help me. I’m in the closet.”

Aston couldn’t leave Mace. She needed his help. He walks towards the closet. If Mace was in here, he knew the killer wouldn’t be far away. Before he opened the closet, he checked the room to make sure he didn’t see any people or surprises that might come up in the room. He opened the closet and saw what was left of Mace. Mace had cut marks all around her body, most of her piercings was ripped and they left big bloody holes around her face and body, her eyes and lips was swollen, and patches of her hair was gone. The killer took out everything original about Mace and turned her into the frighten freshman she used to be.

“Aston,” she said breathlessly. She looked horrible and Aston wishes he had come earlier. A chain hung her on the wall and it looked like it needed a key.

“Wait here, I’m going to see if I can find a key.” Aston told Mace.

“You have to hurry. He’s coming back and he will kill or torture you if he finds out you are in here.”

“Do you know who he is?” Aston asked her.

Mace started to cry so Aston went to look for the keys in the room.  Aston checks every area in the room and then he looked in the cabinets and drawers. He found a draw with a floot of keys. He grabbed the entire draw to see if any of the keys would unlock the door. He tried the keys but none of the keys worked.

Aston felt like he was going to scream. The creep would be there any minute and Aston couldn’t help Mace or himself. He also lost Roxie and felt like he betrayed her.

“It’s Okay, Aston. You’re doing the best you can.” Mace said.

“But it’s not good enough… not good…” Aston rant was cut short when he looked to the right of Mace and saw a key. He grabbed the key slowly and put it in the lock. The chain had unlocked and Mace fell to the floor. Aston gave her one of his arms to help her up but then a bullet went right into his arm. Aston yelled out in pain and Mace covered his mouth with her hand. He saw the blood dripping down her arms and then he looked at his arm and saw the blood flowing down his arm, too.

“We can’t say anything. We have to be absolutely quiet if we want to get out of here, alive.” Mace said but the Aston pointed to his arm and the blood continued pouring out. Mace left Aston where he was and tried to find something to wrap around his arm. She found a rag. She put the rag on his wound and tied it really tight. He wince and knew it would hurt but he push the feeling away. He stood up and told Mace to follow him.

Aston didn’t know where to go, but he knew he couldn’t leave yet.

“We can’t leave until we find Roxie.” Aston told Mace before they had stepped out of the door. Mace look at him like that was the worst idea.

“Aston, do you even know if she still alive?”

“I don’t know but I’m not leaving until I see her.” Aston walks through the hallways. He watches where he was going and made sure he didn’t run into Warren or the creep. Mace stood on his side not leaving him at all. She was really frightened. He knew he had to try to save her. Nothing was happening in the hallways. There was no screaming, no lights flickering, and no balls.  It was only darkness.

Aston notices a flashlight coming this way. He didn’t know who it was so he pulled Mace into a corner. He saw the body and it was a body of a female. He thought it was Roxie.

“Roxie?” He whispered. Roxie turned around and look behind them. She looks in the corner and saw Aston and Mace. She smiled when she saw Aston and gave him a hug. He lifted her up. Mace just was looked down the hallway.

“I know you guys are glad to see each other but if you want to see each other one more time, I suggest we find a way out of here,” Mace whispered. Aston put Roxie down. They started walking down the hallway.

“Aston, I found a way out. I don’t know where it leads, but I know it might get us out of here.” Roxie said as she watched her back and front.

“Where?” Aston asked.

“By the nurses office, there is a tunnel. I think that’s where the creep was stashing the bodies and Warren is definitely working with the bad guy so we don’t have to look for him.”

“Where do the tunnels go?”

“Remember in History when we learned about the Shanghai tunnels, also known as Portland Underground,” Roxie said, but Aston and Mace didn’t know what she was talking about. Roxie rolled her eyes. “The tunnels connect all around the city and go up around Chinatown. All we have to do is make it to Chinatown and then we can call the police.”

Aston nodded “Well, we better move fast because we want to get out of here before they notice.”

Roxie, Aston, and Mace ran to the nurse’s office. This was the first time Aston saw this hole.. It was shape in a square and had a heavy door.

“Aston and Mace take the ladder.” Roxie said. Aston made Mace go first. He saw Roxie feeling on her ankle.

“What happen?” he asked her.

“Fell trying to run away. What happen to your arm?”

“Got shot trying to help Mace.” Roxie patted Aston on his back and told him to go through the tunnel. Then Roxie went.

“I never thought you would find this tunnel but Roxie you are smarter than you look.”  Roxie look over to see who said that but she already knew. It was the creep and Warren holding up guns. Mace had her hands up but Aston only had one hand up because he couldn’t put the other one up. Roxie put her hands up and put on her evil smile.

“And Aston, you saved Ms. Marcena. I have to give you credit; you have a lot of courage. You could have been apart of our team but instead we are going to kill you.” The creep said.  Warren raised the gun up to Roxie’s head. Roxie stared at the gun and begin to breathe hard.

“Don’t Kill her or Mace. Kill me first.” Aston said. He looked at Roxie and she look at him. She had a tear come down her eyes. Aston closed his eyes and dreamed that his death will be quick not slow and painful.

“That was the idea Aston.”  Aston was shock to hear that the comment came from a girl’s mouth. He opens his eyes and saw Roxie in terror. He turned to his left and saw Mace pointing a gun at Aston forehead with a smile on her face.

Aston thought WTF.

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Hide and I’ll Seek: Trust

Warren, Aston, and Roxie walked into the gym to find one spotlight lit up in the middle. In the middle, they saw a table that was covered with a red table-cloth. Warren went over there to see what was on the table.

“You have to come see this,” Warren told Aston and Roxie. Aston and Roxie didn’t want to trust Warren but they had to play along as if they were all working together. Aston and Roxie walked over to the table holding hands, not letting go of each other. They walked over to find a pistol on a white plate. On the borders of the plate were five bullets.

“What do you think he wants us to do?” Aston whispered to Roxie. Roxie shook her head as if she didn’t know but she had an idea.

“Turn on the lights,” The creep announced on the intercom. The lights came on and Aston and Roxie saw six people hanged from the gym’s ceiling and six people on the ground chained up by their hands and feet.

“Anybody ever heard of a game called Russian roulette? It’s really easy and it’s a game of chance. You spend the revolver and if it lands on you, you have to put the trigger to your head. One person in the game will die but who might that person be?” the creep explained.

Roxie thought, this guy was twisted and crazy.

“There’s a twist to the game. Roxie, Aston, and Warren will be spinning the pistol and pulling the its trigger.  Each time they pull the trigger, there will be a chance that our people up top will fall to their death. The game is mandatory. If Warren, Roxie, and Aston decide to not play this game, then these twelve people will die. Let the games begin. The order will be Roxie, Warren, and Aston.”

Aston and Warren looked at Roxie to see if she was going to do something. She just stares in shock. When five minutes had passed and nothing happen, one person dropped from the ceiling. They were dead instantly.

“You should start, Roxie, or another person will drop.” The creep announced. Roxie looked at the body and decided to spend the gun. The people sitting on the floor were positioned in a circle around the plate where the gun was turning. The gun had stop on a boy in the left corner. Roxie grabbed the gun, her hands was shaking. She walked towards the boy and pointed the gun at his face.

“Roxie, put the gun on his forehead.” The creep announced on the intercom. Roxie continued to shake as she kneeled down and put the gun on his forehead. Roxie closed her eyes and pushes the trigger. Nothing, the boy was saved. Roxie breathed out and put the gun back on the plate.

“Warren, your turn.” The creep said. Warren breathed in, out, and then spin the gun. Roxie knew he was just trying to play the victim so she watches him pay along. The gun landed in the middle, facing a girl this time. Roxie could see the girl shaking from the middle of the gym. Warren walks slowly towards the girl, presses the gun to her forehead and then pulled the trigger, nothing again. Aston looks up to see if anybody was going to fall but everybody was still holding on.

“Aston, your turn and then it goes back to Roxie.”

Aston closed his eyes and spun the gun. The gun landed on the same girl who Warren had. Aston felt sorry for the girl and all the other people in this crazy game. Aston went up to the girl. He didn’t kneel down but he looked at her.

“Trust me.” He mouthed. She had tears going down her cheeks. Aston kneeled down, put the gun on her forehead, closed his eyes and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened, it was another blank trigger. Aston smiled to himself as he walked the gun back to the table. Before he got to the table, a body fell right in front of him. He screamed and jumped.

“Aston, put the gun on the table,” The creep said. Aston stepped over the dead body and put the gun on the plate. Before the creep announced that it was Roxie’s turn, Roxie was already spinning the gun. The gun landed on somebody on the far right corner next to the door. Roxie went over, she put the gun to the girl’s forehead.

“Sorry.”  She mouthed. She held the gun with both of her hands and then pulled the trigger.  Blood splattered everywhere. The blood was on Roxie face and her mouth. The blood was all over the girl’s forehead. Roxie put the gun down, looked at the girl, and started to cry.

Aston was about to go over to Roxie to comfort her until he looked up and saw that there weren’t only people hanging from the ceiling. There was also machine guns on the walls. As soon as Aston looked at them, they were pointed at Aston and Roxie.

“Roxie!” Aston yelled. Roxie look at him. “Run!”

As Roxie got up, the gun that was pointed at Aston went off.  Aston ran in the corner where the gun wasn’t able to reach him.

“Aston!” Roxie yelled.  She was going after Aston until Warren had tackled her and threw her over his shoulders. Then ran out of the gym with her dangling around his back.

“Roxie!”

Aston saw her get carried out and he couldn’t do anything about it because he was stuck in a corner. Aston knew that he had to get out of there, fast.

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Hide and I’ll Seek: Fire

Aston woke up to Roxie shaking him.

“Aston, wake up,” Roxie said. Aston started to get up off the locker room’s floor but he had a huge migraine. Roxie relaxed.

“You was holding your breath for me?” Aston asked Roxie. She just smiled and helps Aston up.

“How long was I out?”

“About 10 minutes,” She replied.

“Has he given you another riddle?”

“No, which is a surprise. We were trying to think of ways out of here.”

Peace and Iggy didn’t add anything to the conversation and they were too scared to even talk. They didn’t know what to do.

“Did you think of anything?” Aston asked.

“Not anything, the only things we could think about were the doors and windows.”

Aston’s head was hurting so much that he couldn’t even think.

“How about we split up and look around? Maybe we can find something,” Aston added.

Roxie nodded but Peace and Iggy was saying no, they wouldn’t go look through this school by themselves.

“Look, I’ll go with Peace and Roxie, you go with Iggy.”  Aston announced. Roxie turned and look at Aston to see if he was serious and Aston gave Roxie a stern look. She looks at Iggy and smiles.

Peace grabbed on to Aston arm and leads him to the locker room door.

“Ok, how about Peace and I go to the left of the locker room, and you guys got to the right. We’ll meet upstairs in Mr. Gliden room,” Aston proposed. Roxie grabbed on to Iggy and dragged him out of the locker room. Aston and Peace headed towards the left. They walked in silence. The room next to the girls’ locker room was the main office. Aston went to the door to see if it would open. Peace was hiding behind Aston.  Aston tried to open the door but it didn’t budge. The main office door didn’t have windows like the classrooms, either.

“Do you think the killer can be in the main office? The intercom announcer is usually in the main office and the camera equipment to record the announcements is also in there,” Aston whispered to Peace. Peace threw up her hands giving off a gesture that she didn’t know.

“Aston does it even matter?” Peace replied. Of course it matters, Aston thought.  He probably could help Mace if he knew where the killer was. It would also help them stop the killer. So Aston thought it did matter.

Aston looked down. He gave up on trying to open the door.

“We have to go find Roxie and Iggy,” Aston said.

“We have to find a way to get out! Aston, we can’t do anything. People are already dying. We need the cops or the FBI to help. So, I think we should keep on looking,” Peace said. She started walking down the hallway. Aston had no choice but to follow her. He wasn’t going upstairs alone.

The lights weren’t flicking on and off anymore. The screaming stopped and no balls were falling from the ceiling. Through the hallway, only five lights were on. As Aston and Peace were walking, some areas of the hall were lit while other areas were pitched black.

Aston and Peace were headed for the cafeteria. Aston tried to open the cafeteria door. It was unlocked. Aston thought that it wasn’t a good sign. When something is unlocked, something is wrong.

“Peace, wait! I don’t think we should go in there,” Aston stated. Peace was close to closing the door until she heard someone call out help. She opened the door wider.

“Peace, we can’t help them now because we aren’t suppose to. We have to wait until the creep gives us the riddle.”

“Aston, whoever in there needs our help. The creep isn’t giving us anymore riddles.”  Peace tried to turn on the lights but they weren’t working. Aston watched from the cafeteria door.

“Peace, we have to leave the cafeteria.”

“Who is it?” Peace ignored Aston.

“It’s Karma,” A girl called out.

“And Kendra,” another one called out. Aston thought the twins! They were also Peace best friends.

“Peace, is that you?” Karma asked.

“Yea and I’m coming,” Peace said as she slowly entered the room.”

“Peace, don’t go! We must wait for the riddle. At least now we know where they are.” Aston said still holding on to the door.

“They are my friends, Aston, and if the killer knew we was here, they would have been dead, by now.”  You could hear Peace taking one step at a time.

“Kendra and Karma, you need to make noise so I know where you guys are.”  They begin to yell. Aston thought it was retarded that they were yelling. It would bring more attention.

“Peace, how are you going to get them out? There are no keys,” Aston asked. Aston forgot he still had Roxie’s flashlight from earlier. He tried reaching in one of his pockets to get it.

“Relax, Aston. I’ve picked a lock before. I know what I am doing,” Peace said. Then she screamed and yelped in pain.

“Peace!?” Aston called out. She kept screaming. Aston grabbed the flashlight in his back pocket. He turned the tiny flashlight on. It barely lit up what was in front of Aston but it was enough to see where Peace was on the floor. He ran towards Peace and saw her legs were stuck in Bear traps. There were bear traps surrounding Peace. He pointed the flashlight up and saw Karma and Kendra. He was in a trap. Aston knew it.

“Aston, you’ve got to help me,” Peace told Aston. Aston didn’t fully understand what Peace was saying. She was crying and her words were coming out jumbled up. Aston wanted to help Peace but there was no way to get over to her without getting trapped, too. There was no way to get passed the bear traps. Peace went straight in and now she’s surrounded by them. It doesn’t make any sense. Aston thought there was somebody in the room. He pointed the flashlight around to see if he saw somebody but there wasn’t anybody in the room. Aston noticed that the other cafeteria door was open. It was light coming from the door but Aston had no way of getting over there.

“Aston, please help me.” Peace cried out.

“Peace, if you can try to get up, I can probably help you.” Aston said but he really wasn’t paying attention. He had his light on the door. Peace tried to get up, but she put her hands on the ground and they both got stuck in two more bear traps. She screamed and yelped in pain, again. She started to cry harder.

“Peace?’ Aston called and he flashes the light on her. Aston saw she was stuck again. Aston didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t keep his eyes off the other door. It flickered bright orange and red.

Aston was confused but then he saw what the light was.

“Fire!” Aston shouted. It was a trail. Gasoline must had been on the floor because the fire was following a particular line. Aston was pacing back and forth. He thought why aren’t the sprinklers coming on.

“Aston!” Peace screamed.

“I can’t do anything, Peace.”  Aston yelled.

Once the fire was directly behind Karma and Kendra, the fire spread into the circle of bear traps. The bear traps had gasoline on them, too. Kendra and Karma legs were on fire. They were covered with gasoline, too. Aston backed away as the fire continued to spread to the bear traps and up the girl’s legs.

“Aston, don’t leave me.” Peace cried. The bear trap next to her legs was on fire.

Aston had tears coming from his eyes. There was no way to help Peace. The girls were screaming. The fire was now up to their waste and it was still going.

The fire was now on Peace’s legs and hands. She screamed, shook, and cried.

“I’m sorry, Peace,” Aston said. Peace continued to squirm. She tried to keep her head from falling to the ground but it was too hard. The pain in her hands were hurting her and her head felt like it was getting heavier. Peace laid her head down and a bear trapped clamped onto the middle of her face. The fire continued to move up her body. Aston knew Peace was dead. Kendra and Karma’s whole bodies were on fire so he knew they were dead.

The sprinklers and lights came on. The fire went out in two minutes. Aston knew now that the creep was always watching. Aston had no chances of surviving tonight.

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Hide and I’ll Seek: The Report

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The next day after school, Aston was supposed to meet Mace at the library to work on their project. Yesterday, Mace really annoyed Aston.  Just because she hated her father doesn’t mean that Aston had to hate his father.

Before Aston went to the Library, he went to the guidance office to get the papers for a work permit. He wondered if these work permit papers were going to work in Texas. As Aston was looking at the papers, he looked up to see Roxie talking to one of the guidance counselors, Mrs. Smith.  He didn’t like to eavesdrop on people but he still listened.

“Roxie, all you have to do is tell your social worker that you don’t want to live there.” Mrs. Smith whispered. Roxie begins to walk out of the office and into the guidance office main room.

“It doesn’t matter Mrs. Smith, I am graduating this year so for the summer I’m going to move with my aunt and then I will be going to UCLA in August. I don’t have to see my parents again. I will be fine” Roxie replied and then she smiled.

Aston decided to stop listening to their conversation. So he begins to walk towards the exit when he saw Mace walk into the office. She looked at Aston and she was surprised.

“Aston, what are you doing here.” She asked.

“Just getting my work permit.” Aston answered. There was an awkward silence between Mace and him until Mace said “Did you know that they found five bodies downtown?  All of them had their guts ripped out.”

“No, I didn’t know that.”

“And it turns out that they all was from our school. This is the weird part. They were all from Mrs. Charlie’s 4th period class.” Aston and Mace continued to talk but then someone tapped Aston on the shoulder. He turned around to see Roxie and he tried to hide his smiled.

“Aston?” Roxie said. Mace look at her with the most serious face.

“Yea?”

“I know this is last-minute but can you take me home today?”

“I’m not going home directly after school. Is that fine?” Aston asked. Roxie was about to say something but Mace cut her.

“Wow, Aston should stop what he’s doing and take Roxie home because what we do doesn’t matter.” She said sarcastically.  Aston just put his head down.  “You know what’s funny? Pretty girls, like us, always take advantage of the little guy, right?”

“Roxie, you don’t have to answer.” Aston said until Mace cut him off.

“No she does.” Mace said with a serious face. Roxie laughed and Mace just looked at her.

“It’s funny how ugly girls always think they’re pretty, and how pathetic they make themselves look in front of the person they like.” Roxie answered and Mace put her head down. Roxie continued to quietly laugh. “Aston, I can stay after school so that’s cool. I’ll be in the art room.”

After that Roxie left.

“So, you ready to go to the library?” Aston asked Mace.

“I’ll meet you there. I have to go see Mr. Boris with Warren.”  Mr. Boris was the other guidance counselor. Mace walked into Mr. Boris ‘office. As usual she saw Warren across from Mr. Boris and an empty seat next to Warren that was just waiting for her.

“Can we hurry this up? I got a project I have to do.” Mace told Mr. Boris and Warren.

“You were late because you were talking to your loser friend.”  Warren uttered. Mace did a fake laugh and sat down.

Aston heard them and then left to go to the library. Forty-five minutes later, Mace walked into the library.

“Uh, I can’t stand Mr. Boris. He always has to prove he’s right. He really went at our necks today saying that Warren and I are rude and don’t care about other’s people feelings.” Mace told Aston as she came to sit next at the computer table.

Aston stared into the book. Mace notices Aston just looking in the book and not replying.

“What? You think I’m mean?” Mace questioned.

“Yes.” Aston replied and they laughed. “Well, you’re not as mean as Warren.”  Mace laughed harder.

“Warren is a stuck up rich kid. I’m going to tell you Warren’s story. He got in trouble with his family last year’s New Years Eve. He trashed some car or something. His parents were so fed up with him, they brought him here to scare him into being a good rich son. Instead of being scared, Warren became quarterback of our football team and you know the rest.”

Aston already kind of knew. He always asked why would a rich kid come here to a public school.

“Wow. Let’s get back to this project.” Aston said. Mace and Aston begin to work on their project. They were in the library for hours.

“You guys, I’m leaving around 7:30. You’re going to have to leave, too. The janitor will lock up after,” The Librarian announced. Both Mace and Aston nodded.

“I can’t believe I’ve been in school for hours and we haven’t accomplished anything.” Mace complained.

“I know, why did we choose the Puritans?” Aston asked.

“Because I was sure I wasn’t going to do it,” Mace said as she got up and walked over to the bookshelf. She had this peculiar walk that was confident but she still slouch like she had a sad life.

“You know what? I think we should stop. I’m going to go get Roxie. Then I’ll take both of you guys home.” Aston said.

“Whatever, I’ll just pack up.”

Aston walked to the Art room and saw Roxie sitting there. She was doing her homework. She looked up and saw Aston watching her.

“You ready?” Roxie asked.

“Yea, I can’t believe you’ve been in here for like 4 hours,” Aston said

“I’ve only been her for like 2 hours. I was watching the football practice.”

“Oh Okay.” It was silent while she pack up her stuff. They left the art room and began to walk towards the library. They talked about school, work, and other things until the lights went off in the hallway. It was completely dark. Roxie pulled out her key chain flash light.

“Is anybody still in school?” Roxie asked.

“If they weren’t, the lights in the hallway still would have been on,” Aston replied. He told Roxie to point the flashlight towards the library. The hallway looked spooky. But the school had windows and it was still light outside. Aston wanted to know why there wasn’t any light in the school.

Out of nowhere, they heard screaming. It sounded like it came from the library. Aston thought of Mace and ran towards the library. He walked in and saw the lights blinking on and off. There was glass on the floor. Roxie came into the room, look at the left wall and started to cry. Aston looked at the wall and saw blood all over it. He looked down at the floor and saw a trail of blood. Aston began to follow the trail until he saw a body with the guts exposed. Aston felt he was going to throw up until he saw, on another wall, more blood that spelled out:

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

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