THE INHERITANCE – episode 14
Gloria’s point of view
I understand that they told me to wait here, but I haven’t heard a single sound of noise since Tina told me to wait. Good thing that my watch can also be seen in the dark. With just a single push of button, I was able to see in front of me again. I looked around for my flashlight and found it next to me. I grabbed it and then continued waiting. Every couple of seconds I peeked at my watch, but to be honest, it was getting boring not being able to do anything. I decided to see how well I could move my foot.
I turned on the flashlight, grabbed the nearest shelf – and it had to be stable enough – that I could find and tried to pull myself up. It wasn’t easy, considering that I had to hold on to the flashlight with my right hand and pull myself up with my left hand alone. Having only one useful foot didn’t help much either. Dust was swirling around and my nose itched. I sneezed and bumped my head against the shelf. Annoyed, I rubbed my head. I felt it pulsing a little from the pain. My patience was wearing thin.
Why are they taking so long?
I tried calling their names: “Tina? Kevin?”
I tried shouting louder this time: “Tina! Kevin! Hey! Is anyone even there?!”
I can’t believe it, I thought to myself, First they tell me to wait and now they’re gone!
I slapped my forehead at the thought. So, instead of hanging around and waiting until I’d be dust-covered, I tried to look around and find something useful. If they were not going to come to my rescue, then I would have to break out myself. I waved the flashlight around the small room, trying to orientate myself. Then I saw a wooden box and decided to sit down on it. I limped towards the box; tested the stability of it; put a little weight on it to see its endurance; then sat down on it. I sighed. I let my eyes wander around. Suddenly my eyes latched onto something unusual. I crept towards the place. I pushed the cardboard boxes, papers and garden instruments covering it aside. I shone the flashlight onto it. My eyes widened at the sight.
“Oh my God”, I whispered, “I think I’ve just found a freaking trapdoor!”