It was quite a busy day. I didn't get to study all day and exams were near so I thought of studying a bit. I was studying seriously. Though my house is beside the highway it was so calm and peaceful. As people say it was pin drop silence. I was studying and then suddenly I could hear a sound, " tung tung tung." I ignored and started studying again. That sound was increasing, " tung tung tung tung tung tung." The volume was increasing more and more that I just couldn't ignore it. " Tung tung tung tung tung tung tung tung........ "
I started feeling eerie, and yes of course scary. I stood up. I was literally shivering. My heart beat was increasing exponentially with increase in the volume of that " tung tung tung...." I walked forward though it's winter and that increasing tung tung sound was making me sweat. Besides this sound, I could hear another sound. "Tick tock tick tock tick tock......" Yes indeed it was the sound of clock and it was 12 pm. Oops no it was midnight 12 am. When I saw the clock, my heart just skipped a beat because I heard from my mother that ghosts always roam from midnight 12:00am-3:00am.
Now what? It's obvious yaar!!!! My heart started to beat faster.
I started getting Goosebumps and all the “Episodes of Goosebumps” were revolving in my mind. “Tung tung tung tung tung tung....!" "Oh my god this sound why is it increasing??? “ I thought to myself. Then I observed that sound was coming from my room. It was... it was... oh shittttttttt." While studying whenever I feel drowsy, I takeout my iron hair band and I shake it so fast and hard that it makes sound. Yes it makes that tung tung sound but I'm here in hall and there's no one else in house.
“Who on earth can make that sound?” I started moving towards my room and it was dark. The door was half open and I couldn't see anything but I could clearly hear the banging sound of my hair band. I raised my hand and touched my head," oh my holy god mother what have I done? "I cursed myself. Earlier in the day while I was going to college in auto, the auto stopped suddenly. Driver said everything was fine but he doesn't know why it broke down. As I was getting late, I gave him money and I was looking for another auto. I walked and walked and then I realized something weird. There was no one around, not even a vehicle all I can see is thick bushy trees on both sides of road. I took out my mobile and there it goes: NO SIGNAL. After 30 minutes of walking, I heard a sound of scooter. I never felt so happy to hear that annoying sound of scooter. I turned back to see a man, a woman holding a baby. They saw me and the woman told the man something and the man stopped his scooter. They came near me and asked,
Man: What happened?
Me: I was going to college in auto and it broke down so I was walking ahead but I didn't find any auto.
Man: Oh it's fine then. Aruna you and baby stay with her and I'll get an auto for her. The stand must be near.
Me: Oh that's so sweet of you. Thank you so much sir.
The women smiled at me and the man rode off on his scooter. The kid was continuously smiling at me and stretching his hands towards me. His mom gave him to me so I took him in my arms. He was a bit heavy but so cute. He took my hair band from my hair forcefully. I wonder how he took it easily. He was just a baby. I screamed, "Ouch ". His mother took him back and he was playing with my hair band just as I do. Meanwhile I was setting my hair and tied a pony and that man came with auto. I felt so happy I got into the auto and thanked the couple. Auto started and then bang.
Don't know how but a lorry came from nowhere and hit the scooter and in no time all the 3 were dead. Yes the baby too. All I could remember is, that baby making tung tung sound with my hair band. That sound was echoing in my ears. Was it that sound that's echoing in my ears or anything else?
"Kiiiiiii kiiiiiiiiii kiiiiiiiii ." Oh god! Now who's pressing the calling bell? I went back and opened the door. It was my mom. She and my neighbors went to a function out of town. And all of them came now.
Mom: What happened? Why are you sweating?
Me: Some sounds were coming from my room.
Mom: What sounds?
Me: My hair band banging sound.
She directly went to my room and switched on the lights.
I went with her and...
but.. It’s impossible... how did it come here. I saw my hair band. It was on ground. But last time I saw it in that kid's hand. And I didn't have another band. How was it possible?
My mom didn't trust me. She said maybe it's the night guard who bangs the gates with his stick.
And I never heard that sound again. Still I wonder was it real, how it happened? Well Sometimes some questions don't have any answers. Right?