We promised each other that we would be inseparable, that we would always be together. Whether we scheduled a doctor’s appointment for the same day and time, went clothes shopping together, or even got caught sneaking out of class together, we always made sure we did it as a duo.
If Evalyn got caught coming home late, I would make sure to call her house to say that she was with me all day, even if she was visiting her boyfriend. If my parents were calling my cellphone, and I didn’t bother answering, she would call them and say that my phone died. We made sure we had a solution for everything, and that was how we rolled on a daily basis.
Why would it change if we decided to check out an old abandoned house? We had the perfect answer for every situation.
That is, if we both made it out alive.
I could see Evalyn’s flashlight shining on the old, torched walls of the house. Her footsteps were muffled from the soot and dust, but I could still hear her nearby. After I moved around anything I could get my hands on, I pushed through the living room and back into the main hallway.
“Find anything?” I asked as I called out to Evalyn.
She shook her head as she kept searching the walls with her light, “Not a single thing. You think somebody got here before us?”
“Let’s hope not.”
As we grouped up, we heard footsteps coming from upstairs.
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