The room was black. The only light was coming from the TV in front of me. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. My arms were wrapped around Sanskar and my head was resting on his shoulder. I was breathing on instinct. I had no control over my actions.
My whole mind was focused around the movie in front of me. I had come to the conclusion that Laksh was going to die because he made me watch this movie with his family.
It was movie night at the Maheshwari house and Laksh decided that he wanted to celebrate early by watching a horror movie in the middle of July. I didn’t really care for horror movies, I found them repetitive and not really scary but this was actually really good.
The music got louder as the actress walked closer to the killer. My throat was closing and my breath was starting to get uneven. I was leaning closer to the screen and scooted closer to Sanskar. I knew I was going to jump and I wanted Sanskar to catch me.
His hand was rubbing my arm and he was whispering something to me. I wasn’t paying enough attention to understand what he was saying. I think it was somewhere along the lines of “it’s just a movie Shona. It’s just a movie.” It wasn’t just a movie. It was the single most amazing movie in the world.
The actress screamed as the killer came out of his hiding space with a Chainsaw. I jumped and somehow landed so I was lying across Sanskar’s lap. My arms were now around his neck and my head was buried into his chest as her screams and the killer’s chain saw echoed through the surround sound.
Sanskar wrapped his arms around me, pushing me tighter to his chest.”Laksh,” he was speaking so softly that I could barely hear him over the surround sound, “find another movie. This is scaring Shona.”
“No!” I screamed pulling my face from His chest. “I’m fine! It was just that one part. I promise that I won’t get that scared again.”
The TV glowed on hus face making his skin look like a porcelain doll. His lips were pursed and he was staring at me. I tried to manipulate my face so that I could convince him that I was brave enough to handle the rest of the horror movie, even though we both knew that it would probably give me nightmares for the rest of the week.
Fine.” He finally sighed. “But I don’t like it.”
“I know you don’t.” I sighed as I turned my attention back to the TV.
Two characters were having s*x on a bed in the killer’s house. My face dropped and I rested my head on Sanky’s chest. He kissed my cheek and moved his fingers through my hair.”Are you okay?” He asked.
I nodded not really paying attention to the TV.
It was too awkward.”I think this is the first time that he has ever seen a naked chick before.”
Laksh called from the side of the room.I bit my lip as I tried not to laugh. Lucky had somehow managed to make the scene even more awkward.
“Hey Swara, if anything starts poking you,you let us know.” Laksh couldn’t keep himself from laughing.
“Laksh!” Ragini growled at him. “That’s enough.”
But the damage was already done. My face was red and I was trying, with little success, not to laugh. I put my hands over my face and pushed my covered face against sanky’s neck. My whole body was shaking with laughter.
“Well my work here is done.” Laksh announced. The couch squeaked as he got to his feet. “Have fun watching the rest of the movie Swara.”
After the scene things seemed to slow down. The teenagers looked for the answer to why the killer was killing people, it was the usual made fun of in school for being different, went to a mental hospital, died in the mental hospital, and now was somehow brought back to life by some weird form of Satanism.
“I told you I wasn’t going to get scared.” I whispered to sanky cockily.
He ran his fingers through my hair and gave me a light kiss on my forehead.”Nothing has popped out at you, love.” He reminded me giving me another kiss on my cheek. There was a light undertone of humor in his voice.
I rolled my eyes and turned my attention back to the screen. One of the female teenagers was in the same room as the killer. Her hands were strapped above her head and the killer was holding a knife to her throat as he took off her clothes, his deformed lips kissing on her neck. The girl was sweating and screaming as he continued to molest her.
I bit my lip and rested my head on Sanky’s chest. His body had stiffened and he wrapped his arms securely around me. I was fighting the urge to cry. I didn’t think this part was necessary to the movie. The creators just wanted to see how far they could go without getting production cut off.
I waited for Sanky to tease me about getting scared but instead he continued to hold me as the girl started to cry, the killer’s dirt covered hands wrapping around her br*ast.
“I love you, Shona.” He whispered in my ear. “And I would never let anything like that happen to you.”
I think he was saying it to calm himself more than me. I knew that he would never let anyone hurt me like that but it was still nice hearing it from him. His hand cupped mine and his free hand grabbed my chin and turned my head so I would look at him. His face was hard but his eyes were softer, almost like he was sad.
“Seriously Shona,” his voice was stern, “nothing like that will ever happen to you.”
“I know.” I whispered.
He leaned down and pressed his lips lightly against mine. I closed my eyes and wrapped my arms loosely around his neck. I expected him to pull away, like he always did, but he continued to push me closer, his kiss becoming more desperate. I wasn’t surebut I think he was scared.
He turned his head to the side and pressed his lips on mine again. The sound of screams and a chain saw was coming from the surround sound but it didn’t scare me anymore. I was kissing him with his arms wrapped tightly around me. I was on cloud nine and nothing could bother me anymore.
Sanky pulled away and gave me a light kiss on my forehead. I closed my eyes and took a small sigh. The sound of the chain saw was louder than it had ever gotten. Its main focus was coming from the speakers behind the couch. When he let go of my chin, I looked behind me just out of curiosity.
There was a white mask staring at me. My jaw dropped and my breath was catching in my throat. I was trying to breathe which instead made me hyperventilate. The masked killer lifted up his chain saw, effortlessly, as he turned to his head to the side. He pulled the cord to it again letting it make the vroom sound.
I screamed pushing myself from his chest so I could I get as far away from the masked killer as possible. I fell off the couch and landed on the floor. I was trying to get to my feet but it was turning out to be more difficult than I thought it would. My feet kept slipping and my heart was pounding angrily against my chest.
Loud laughter was coming from where the masked killer was standing. The lights had come on and someone had turned off the TV. I stopped trying to getup and looked at the killer behind the couch.
Laksh was doubled over laughing, his mask slapping against his knee.
“Are you okay, Swara?” Ragini asked behind me. Her cold fingers wrapping around my arm so she could help me to my feet.
I looked at her and nodded. Her perfect face was scrunched up as she frowned at me. “I’m fine.” I lied. My voice was starting to crack.
Laksh’s laughter got louder. “That was perfect!” He screamed as he continued to laugh. “I planned it out perfectly!”
“Are you okay, Swara?” Sanky asked standing in front of me. He pulled me out of Ragini’s gripped so he could get a better examination of me. His could hands gripped my face and he was patting at my body.
I nodded. “I’m fine.” I promised. “Really, Iam.” I was still shaken. All I wanted to do was Sabky to hold and promise me that it was really Lalsh behind the mask.
Sanku nodded once before turning back to Laksh. His face got hard and he looked like he was about to murder someone, which I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.
“Run.” He growled at Laksh. “Run like a f**king grizzly bear is chasing after you.”
The two male Ghost disappeared.