The Library

Krupa is a commerce student, being an extrovert, she would always make friends and had days plan ahead. Exams were going to end, she had already made plans with her gang. It was about to take an unexpected turn.

Behind her sits Adil, a cute boy who is always well prepared for exams and helped Krupa to score decent marks. Adil, being an introvert and a friend, was fascinated by Krupa. He wanted to hang out with her, but never really asked her out. This time he had decided to ask her out on the last day of examination. Entering the room, he waved towards Krupa and took his place. He said, “Today is the last day and I am super excited as I have planned something. What are your plans?”. She replied in jittery manner “Dude, I am not at all prepared. You have to help me otherwise I will fail.” Without thinking for a second he said, “I am always there to help you out. Don’t worry. I wanted to ask you something”. Stopping him in middle she said, “Adil, I hardly understand economics and I have also not studied every chapter. So, don’t you waste your time and ask someone who will help you out.”

“No, No, it is not about economics. It is something else. Actually, I don’t know how to say this” stated with few stammers. Krupa gave a blank look and Adil started speaking again with nervousness. “Actually, I have two tickets to a book launch event. Would you like to accompany me?” He asked. She turned around and started studying, which left Adil in blank state of mind. After a minute, she turned around and asked him, “You know, I am not into books. But which is this book? I hope it is some nonsense, so that we can joke about it later on”

Adil’s smile did not fade away till the end of examination.

After completing the paper, they both went to Asiatic Library, which is in the south of Mumbai. The book was about the magic and how four magicians robs a bank. As the event started, they sat and were listening wholeheartedly. Within 15 minutes, Krupa started yawning. She got up and went to get some coffee. She looked at the stairs and climbed up to explore a terrace, which showed a beautiful landscape of clouds, sky, sun and planes. She ran down and pull Adil from the seat. As both of them entered the terrace, forgot everything going around. They sat down with the coffee mug.

With the endless talks, time passed away and event had completed. Both of them were not aware until the lights started dimming in the library. But laziness and comfortable weather had wrapped the bodies, which made them think that when all the lights will go off library will shut. They decided to spend few more minutes.

After 30 minutes, they came down and walked towards the exist. Whole library was black out and the doors were locked. Both of them were scared and started screaming “Help! Help! We are trapped inside. Somebody please open the door.” As they started getting tired, Krupa went and sat on the stairs. Adil was banging the door like mad man. Nothing was helping them out. Krupa went up again to get some coffee. As they reached first floor, she saw some light from a closed door.

With heart filled with hope, she knocked the door to meet someone to help. As she knocked the door, the door opened with little push. Looking at light, She screamed Adil’s name. Adil ran up and stand beside her, looking at the strange thing. The light was coming from a book, which was on floor. Dust had accumulated on the cover as no one had touched the book in ages. The title of the book said was Goosebump. They were scared and tempted to open the book and know what was in it. But the fear had grown strong, made them walk backwards.

As Krupa banged the door, Adil got scared and kicked the book. The book smashed into the shelf and opened up. The room filled with the light and something strange was coming out. Look at the purple 6 feet inch chimpanzee like creature, they both fall down on floor. The red eyes of it, shut them up.

Next morning, both of them were not found in the library and the book was again lying on the floor as it was when they had found it.

(Prompt: You went to library and accidentally lock yourself inside)


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