Escape (part 2)Mature

The air was damp and cold. It smelt like decay, dead things everywhere. It didn't matter whether they were rats, cats, or even humans, the stench was becoming unbearable and Spencer realised he wouldn't be able to stay down here forever.

After wandering aimlessly for a few minutes, he came across cave openings- splitting off into two seperate directions. One looked dark and creepy, well, just like the rest of this place, but from the other opening he could see light. Genuine light! But, where was the light coming from? Why was it down here?

And it wasn't just that that left Spencer puzzled, but also the vibrations he could feel being emitted from it. They made the hairs on his skin ripple and shake, it felt so unearthly.


"Well come on then. Which tunnel are you going to pick?"

Spencer jumped out of this skin. The voice surprised him so much that he jumped backwards out of fear and self-defence and tumbled on to the floor.

"Hmm, I definitely didn't expect that bad a reaction." The voice continued. Slowly a figure came out from the simmering shadows. To Spencer he had an average height, an almost tanned complexion, and...a suit?

"Who are you?"

"That's for me to decide and for you to find out, and just to let you know, you never will."

"How did you get down here? I never saw you in Derek's house."

"Well clearly then I must have got down here another way then. Don't you think?"

The man looked like Spencer like he was forgetting something. For a brief moment Spencer forgot how weird the situation he was in felt and turned to look back towards the shining tunnel. He thought about why the man had asked him to choose a tunnel.

"Why do you want me to go into the glowing one?"

The man grinned. "I never implied that. But let's face it, if you try to escape via the way you were trapped then I have a feeling that that Derek there will beat you up. I've looked around these tunnels myself and although there are other trap doors to find most of them are blocked. Aren't you even the tiniest bit curious as to why one of them is glowing?" He asked smiling like the Cheshire cat, holding his finger and thumb close together to show about the height of an ant.

"I am. Doesn't mean I'm stupid enough to go through it though without knowing what's in it, and I have a feeling you do know. So you tell me, goatee man, why is that tunnel glowing."

The figure's grin stretched to his ears now.

"Not even I know that. It's just one extra mystery to which humanity will never solve." The man paused. "Do you plan on investigating?"

"No! No I won't! Who are you anyway? Why are you here? Why are you talking to me!? I just want to get out of here. And I don't know you, so when a random man whom I've never met, tells me that I should go inside a glowing tunnel, I think the safer option would be to go into the normal, darker tunnel, where I can use the powerful-enough light from my phone!"

He held up his phone to this man he had never met, and pressed the area on the screen that should have sent the command to turn on the LED light.

It didn't turn on.

"You see I liked you up 'till now." The man said, leaning forward towards Spencer while rooting his feet to the spot. "I thought you were smart, seeing how quickly it took you to get out of that trap. I thought you would get the hint and walk through, but clearly I have to force you in. Because let's face it, you're just like every single other one I've met so far. Don't ask me why you were chosen-"

"What?" Spencer interjected.

The man glared at him with a wild ferocity that made his insides tremble. Who was he?

"As I was saying, I don't know why they chose you, I certainly wouldn't have chosen someone who has to think this much when it comes to the most important decisions. Now, walk through the right tunnel, otherwise I'll have to shove you in myself."

Spencer backed away, his instincts on full display in every bead of sweat. "N-n-n-n-n-no."

The man in the suit shook his head gravely, and with the flick of the wrist, the white light previously being emitted from the cave disappeared.

Only to reappear under Spencer's feet. 

The End

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