Ah reum’s POV
(The teacher from episode 3)
We wandered through the decaying building cautiously since this whole place is filled with dead bodies. Visually, this whole thing just seemed like a set-up for a cursed seance or something. It was kind of scary, and I wasn’t the only one who thought so…
“Ms. Ah reum, I’m scared.” Yebin mumbled from speaking against her teddy bear she always brings, as she tug my sleeve to grab my attention. “I want to see mama, I want to go home”.
Yebin, is a pre school student who I take care of and tutor. Basically its my fault that a mere child is involved in this killing frenzy since I brought her here with me, when she’s supposed to be at her home.
“I know Yebin.” I kneeled down to reach her height “But I’m afraid we can’t do that, there’s still a storm.” I tried to comfort her but I can sense that she’s about to cry again.
“Don’t worry Yebin.” Seol Ri added, one of my students who managed to escape from her own classroom where a certain person began killing people. “We’ll get home, we just need to wait for the cops to arrive.” Even though can’t see her face in this dark corridors, I know that she’s flashing a smile right now to reassure Yebin.
We’re lucky that we’re still alive, when we went on the teacher’s office to find something useful, all of the teachers there are already dead, with a large empty part of their head as if someone smashed it with full force to end their lives quickly.
All of the students were also dead, laying in the corridors with also large chunky wound on their heads.
No one made it, except for us. Well, that’s what I think since the whole school is eerily quiet with no sign of other people.
As we were walking in the hallway looking for survivors, we heard a faint scream of a boy just across the hallway.
“Someone needs help” Yebin whispered, we quietly walked towards the sound of that but Seol ri suddenly covered me and Yebin’s mouth before pulling us away from the hall and hiding in one of the classroom as we heard a sound of dragging.
We all peeked through the small gap on the door and saw a shadow dragging a body of a boy, leaving a lot of entrails behind with his blood.
We couldn’t give out the definite appearance of whoever is dragging that boy since its dark, all I know is we have to save that kid.
“Seol ri, take Yebin with you and hide somewhere safe.” I said, standing up from our crouched position.
“What? You shouldn’t follow them, that guy is already dead you can’t do anything about it.” Seol ri whispered, pulling me back down.
“But what are we supposed to do? We can’t just let that person escape, we might be able to stop all this if we catch that person.” I suggested, Yebin was at the background watching us argue.
“Stop what? Everyone is already dead, what’s the point? We should focus on what’s important here and that is to survive, we should wait for the storm to stop and then we could run for it.” She exclaimed, still maintaining her quiet voice to avoid attention.
“Okay… you’re right, we should go now.” As the words slipped out of my mouth, the loud thunderstorms and the pit-a-pat of the rain on the roof suddenly subsided, as if the storm suddenly stopped.
“Teacher… The storm is gone.” Yebin ran towards the windows and stepped on one of the chairs to reach and peek outside. She then turned around and faces us, showing a bright smile. “We can go home now.”
“That’s right Yebin, you’ll see your mom and dad now.” I walked to her and gently patted her head, but Seol ri immediately interjected with my statement.
“We can’t mindlessly leave this school without a plan, we might encounter the killer while we try to head for the exit. And even if we managed to leave, there’s no way in hell that the killer won’t see us from somewhere through the windows and chase us down before we could even reach the gates.” She said with her arms crossed, destroying our tiny bit of hope.
“So… what should we do then?” I asked, helping Yebin jump off the chair she’s on.
“Well… I have an idea but it’s too risky, so we have only one option and that is to wait furthermore. If we see the killer leave the school, then we should leave also.” She stated, putting her hands over her chin as if she’s thinking really hard.
“What? So were supposed to sit our a-s down and wait some more? And what if the killer decided to burn this building down to erase any evidence and then we’ll also get killed in the end.” I argued, obviously not agreeing with her plan. “What’s your other idea?”
“Nevermind, it’s too dangerous.” She shook her head and sat down on a desk, continuing to bite her nails in frustration.
“Tell me.” I said firmly, she looked directly at my eyes before sighing.
“My other plan is to directly kill whoever that person is…” She continued, her eyes burning of desire to kill.
Before I could even comment on her statement, the door of the room suddenly slammed open and we can hear footsteps approaching us. It was pitch dark, but we can see two red glowing orbs as if it was their eyes. I immediately hid Yebin behind me to protect her and she clutched on my sleeve tightly, feeling her shaking body.
“Oh my… I didn’t thought that there’s still left.”
Somehow, the voice from this person is familiar. I know I’ve heard that before, but the inside of my mind is both chaotic and blurry that I can’t even pin point who this person is.
But I do know that whoever it is… it was one of my students before.
Some part of me is telling me that she was one of my remarkable student, with a responsible personality and I remember that she was stuck glued to another student who I think is her best friend.
They were always together no matter where I see them, and I didn’t pay any attention to her because she seems okay. But who would’ve known that she’s the one behind all this murders.
It was her…
“Kim Yoo ma”
I gritted my teeth as I mention her name that made my mouth feel disgusted by the sound of her name.
“As expected from a teacher…” She laughed, While I kept my grip tight on Yebin. “How smart, none of the students suspect a thing that I’m the killer”
“Why are you doing this?!” Seolri yelled, almost losing her sanity.
She stared at us with her glowing eyes before saying the words in a monotonous voice.
“What the hell?” I exclaimed, stepping backwards and Seol ri followed me, keeping a tight hold on the weapon she was holding.
“Actually, I died a very very long time ago.” She stated, which doesn’t make any sense at all. “But I got the chance to be alive again. And in exchange, I need everyone’s life.”
“What are you talking about?” I asked, looking at her with confused eyes.
“Hmm… since its not fun if no one knew what the real story is…” She continued, somehow even though we can’t see her, I feel as if she was doing some weird sorcery with her hand.
“Let me show you everything.” She smiled and just like that our consciousness disappeared as if our souls were pulled out from our body and entered through a black warphole I saw in front of us before everything else darkened.
I fluttered my eyes open, to see myself standing in the middle of a grassy place, and to my side was the river with the setting sun reflecting on it.
“The riverside?” I asked myself, and later on noticing that my body wasn’t the same before I got here.
It seems fading and I can see through it, almost as if I was just a soul wandering aimlessly, or the appearance of a ghost to be specific.
“Ah, I remember. There was a storm, I was inside the school… and everyone is… dead.” I whispered, staring at the sun. Wondering if all of these is just a dream, and wishing hardly to make everything just a dream.
From the corner of my eyes, I caught a glimpse of a girl crossing the bridge. A bouquet of white flowers in her hands and was wearing a pissed off expression, as if she wasn’t happy about something.
I was staring at her, studying her every actions from a far distance.
As I came to realize who the girl was, I mentioned her name in attempt to take her attention.
I lifted my foot to run towards her, but as soon as I took a step. A group of large, bulky men blocked her path, wearing perverted looks on their faces.
“Hey there miss, wanna play?” The one guy at the middle spoke in a husky voice, but Yooma chose to ignore them and continued walking.
One of the guy looked pissed with her somewhat arrogant attitude and grabbed her arm violently, pulling her back to their direction that caused the bouquet to fall on the ground and got stepped on by them.
She stared at the flowers that were now ruined, her face turning more and more pissed by the sight of that.
“Don’t touch me with your filthy hands.” She said in a dangerously calm tone, intimidating the large men around her.
“Ooh, a tough one aren’t ya?” The guy said and they started to grab her feet and arms, lifting her up from the ground.
“We are gonna have a lot of fun miss Yooma” A guy said and started stripping her clothes off, revealing a lot of her bare skin.
“Hey hold on. Fei said only to scare her. What are you doing?” One guy tried to pull off the others from Yooma but failed to and got pushed on the ground.
“Fei?” Yoo ma said with both surprised and angered eyes, struggling more to escape from their grip. “Let me go!” She screamed, hoping for someone to hear her.
“D–n it! Keep still will you.” A guy yelled, slapping her face and causing a cut on it with his nails.
“Tch.” Yoo ma clicked her tongue, kicking one of the men who was grabbing her, specifically where the sun never shone before running away.
The other men followed and chased her, suddenly taking out knives and other dangerous weapons.
“Help! Someone! Help m–” Before she could even finish her screaming, a knife was jabbed through her back, piercing deeper and deeper to the point that she was already bathing in her own blood.
“Well then, our job here is done.” The guy who just stabbed her said in a carefree tone, throwing the knife in the river.
“That’s not what Fei told us to do! Why did you kill her?” The one guy who tried to help her spoke out, his knees trembling to the sight of a dead person.
“Keep quiet, you moron. Help me out and dispose of this body before anyone finds out.” The guy who just stabbed Yooma said, grabbing her feet and preparing to dispose of her.
They began to carry her corpse towards the river and threw it there, letting her float around aimlessly.
“Why in the river? We should just bury her in the ground.” Another one suggested, watching Yooma’s body float away along with the strong current.
“Don’t be dumb, she’ll float until she ends up at the most isolated place where no one goes. This river is connected at the forest so it’s no big deal.” They began to walk away, as if that incident never happened.
“So… She died? And Fei was the one behind it?” I mumbled, finally realizing a bit of her reason why she’s killing Fei and her friends.
I felt my body getting s—-d by something, the same feeling I felt before I got here.
The scenery started to twirl around and blur, the next thing I know is I’m already here in the forest.
It was already night time, and the tall spiky trees made the moonlight unable to shine here at the ground level.
I shifted my head side to side to see anything helpful about why I’m here and I saw a river behind some trees, and I followed it hoping to see Yoo ma’s dead body stuck somewhere.
And my assumptions were right, I saw her laying on the ground just besides the water. Her body was turning pale and purple-ish and I can see her veins appearing all over her body as if there wasn’t any blood left in her.
I walked over to her direction and tried to pull her in a stable place but its no use.
I can’t touch anything. My hands were just passing through everything as if to tell me that I can’t do anything about the past anymore.
I’m just here to witness how everything changed Yooma, how the world turned their back against her and Youngji.
What should I do? Is there any way to alter this so the future will be different?
As I was contemplating a plan to change the inevitable future, a huge black shadow began to slowly appear in front of Yoo ma’s dead body until it became definite for me to see.
It almost looked like a demon, based on the various bible I read. With it’s red glowing eyes staring in your soul as if your just a mere prey to him.
The shadow began to speak with a hoarse voice, almost shaking the whole ground.
“You shall be brought to life once more, For it is not time for your Death.”
The shadow seemed like a nightmare. Those red glowing eyes and those voluptuous mouth, which it made one shudder to see.
A black hovering shadow escaped from the original shadow, entering Yoo ma’s body through her mouth.
Her whole body returned back to her former skin color, and I noticed that it almost looked like her soul was brought back.
She opened her eyes that is glowing red, blinking a few times before it slowly turned back to normal.
She slowly sat up, scanned the whole place before noticing the presence of the nightmare in front of her.
“What’s happening? Why am I alive?” She asked, her voice seems joyful knowing that she’s alive again.
“It is out of the lore and experience of the ancients and of all those who are filled with anger and hatred will omit the powers of the undead. When they become such, there comes with the change the curse of immortality, they can not die, but must go on age after age adding new victims and multiplying the evils of the world. You must present me the lives of the mere humans you hated and in exchange for your new life as a demon, go forth and take your revenge”
“Did you say immortal?” Yooma asked, her eyes beaming red with excitement.
“Yes.” It answered back. “The lifespan of a human is too short, It is less worth than the dust on the street. If you have the courage to break the hourglass of time, which is the time given to you, and you dedicate yourself to me, in return, I will reward you with great a power. This power that will never vanish is immortality.”
The shadow glowed bright red before it vanished into thin air, leaving behind a newly born demon…….
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