Hye mi’s POV
Having just witnessed a lightning ripping our classroom apart and slaughtered a few of my classmates, I am 100% determined to get the hell out of this place.
I quickly ran outside plowing through the other students blocking my way, I don’t care about them, I just want to save myself and leave this place already.
“Phew!” I p-nted as I reached the hallway, placing my hands over my knees breathing as hard as I can to minimize the rush of adrenaline in my veins.
We are all finally outside, some ran away as far from here and some sat down leaning on the wall. Well of course except for Yoo ma who was stupidly staring on thin air. She just stood there, walking slowly towards the cliff.
My eyes were glued at her in disbelief, why would she walk towards a cliff? Is she crazy? I don’t want to see another one die, what is she trying to do now?
Well, good thing the loser in our class “Min ho” grabbed her arm and dragged her outside with us in the hallway. I shifted my attention to everyone who is currently crying their eyes out. Their crying voice is battling against the loud sounds of thunders and lightning that it was deafening to my ears.
So I decided to go to the infirmary so I can rest on one of those comfy beds but going there alone isn’t a good idea so I dragged a random girl with me, I don’t know her name thou, I don’t waste my time remembering some useless people but since I don’t want to be alone, I brought her with me.
We are walking in the dark hallway with our arms attached to each other, even though I barely talk to her in class. If I remember correctly, her name is Lia.
“Kyaaa!” She squealed, tripping over something and falling on to the floor. I heard some splashing sounds as she landed, almost as if she fell on a puddle of water.
“What are you doing?” I crossed my arms as I look at her silhouette, helplessly trying to stand up again.
“I think I just tripped over something gooey.” She mumbled, trailing behind me. We were walking through the slippery hallway, I felt my shoes suddenly became wet since we’ve been walking through this flooded path.
Did the water pipes broke? Or some idiot just poured nasty liquids here for fun.
My eyes were studying the dark, I must be attentive to make it to the clinic without stumbling and tripping over some random things on the ground just like Lia.
“Hurry up, I want to rest already.” I pulled out my phone as we continue walking, It’s more convenient if I use my phone as a flashlight since it’s completely dark in this hallway.
“We should’ve stayed with them” She stuttered, while I was busy tapping on my phone, looking for the flashlight application.
As I opened the flashlight, and point it in front of me. I can already see the infirmary door, so I don’t need Lia with me anymore.
“We’re here, why don’t you go back and—” My sentence got cut off as I aimed the light at her, seeing her uniform covered in blood and some gushy bits I stumbled. My feet tangling with each other causing me to fall and land on the wet floor.
“Wha… What?” I stuttered, still staring at Lia who obviously looked clueless on why I’m being like this.
“What’s wrong?” She asked, stretching her hand to me to help me stand up, but she saw her sleeves soaked in red liquid causing her to step back.
My flashlight still focused on her, my hands trembling and losing its strength to even hold my phone. My gaze shifted down as I felt my clothes also getting wet, and saw a pool of blood splashed everywhere. I didn’t dare to even look at the source of these amount of blood, even though I already know the logical reason that caused this. Either someone just slaughtered a lot of people, or someone is just on their period.
But either way, I don’t want to stay here, standing up and running away from that place, leaving Lia on her own.
I slid the infirmary door with full force, and immediately entered. Closing the door behind me as I ran across the room heading towards the drawer to look for spare clothes. I don’t want to wear this blood soaked uniform until, I’m gonna puke if I wear this any longer.
“Where is it?!” I yelled, literally pulling out all the drawers filled with different kind of bottles and throwing it on the ground. Crashing sounds reverberated as the medicines break and spill odd smelling liquids on the floor.
But still, I couldn’t find any clothes of the school nurse who usually puts it here. I couldn’t stand the smell of blood, it’s driving me crazy.
“Must… find… ugh..” My mind was getting hazy all of a sudden, probably from the odd looking medicines I just inhaled, and the rustic smell of blood making it worse.
I heard a thud sound right after I landed on the floor, my eyes becoming blurry from my tears but a figure caught my eye. She was standing still at the doorway, watching me with beaming eyes. Although blurred and indefinite, I know for sure that it was someone I knew
I fluttered my eyes open, seeing myself in a cold, dark room. It was damp and clammy and felt very much like a cave. I don’t remember being here, for all I know I was just in the infirmary.
I tried to move my arms but I’m completely tied down to a chair with thick worn out ropes, whoever tied me here sure has a lot of time to waste tying it tightly to the point it almost wrecked my bones.
“Help! Someone untie me!” Wracked in apprehension, I tried raising my voice, but barely had one to raise. My throat was so dry and itchy, I can almost feel it retracting from the burning sensa.
I looked around but didn’t see anyone else and there was no response.
But when I was about to lose hope in escaping this place, I saw a light emanating from outside the room, someone is out there holding a flashlight and was heading to this direction as the light becomes brighter and brighter.
Hope rushed through me and I called even more. “Hey! I’m over here! Please help me!”
I can hear the sounds of footsteps becoming more clearer and louder, and what’s weird is it was in a normal pace. For a normal person, if they hear someone yelling for help, the automatic reaction is that they would run to the person in need.
But whoever is out there is just leisurely walking as if enjoying the sound of my constant plea. I could even hear the person’s sweet laugh resonating outside, it already made me know who it was.
“Surprise!” She smiled as she reached the doorway of the room, revealing herself to me.
“What in the actual f–k?!” I yelled in confusion, watching her walk towards me, carrying a metal pipe on her hand and a flashlight on the other. “Why are you doing this?! Stop it!”
She chuckled at the sight of my reaction, pulling my hair upwards making me squeal in pain. She leaned closer to my ear since I can feel her cold breath on my neck and whispered the word softly.
After hearing that word, I started to scre-m as I felt my wrist and thighs beginning to bleed uncontrollably, she was cutting it with a sharp weapon I couldn’t determine. I was losing so much blood in such a short time and she on the other hand was enjoying the sound of my painful scre-ms as if it was music to her ears.
“Hello? Anyone here?” A voice coming from outside the room entered my ears as if it was the most beautiful sound I have ever heard since she just stopped torturing me.
“I’ll be back.” She said gently patting my head, leaving me behind in this room that gives off a nasty smell as if dead rats were gathered here and left to rot.
After a while, I heard them talking while I try to break free from this chair as I wriggle around. I can feel the ropes sinking deeper into my flesh as I force my skin out of it, blood and gooey bits began to gush out of my open wounds as I do the process.
“Oh? I just told everyone to remain in their rooms, what are you doing here?” Whoever that teacher is, said in a nice tone.
“I went to the restroom.” She answered bluntly, obviously bored to talk to a person she has no business with.
“Oh is that so, well I better go now and don’t wander around too long and return back to your classroom.” The teacher turned around and started walking “By the way, I’m not seeing any other students do you know where they all went?”
“Where are they?” The teacher asked, clueless of what has been happening in the school for the past minutes.
I finally ripped the rope after some bloody way of escaping from it and immediately pushed it off me. I decided to go out the window instead of the door since they’re just outside this classroom I’m in.
As soon as I opened the window, I heard the teacher scre-med in pain making me panic and jump out, despite the awful weather. I didn’t fall off the building, I just stood at the small pathway connected at the outer wall and slowly tiptoed my way to the other classroom, careful not to fall off and plunge to my death.
I’m now currently fighting the strong winds and the pain I’m feeling right now, I heard the person entering back the room and scre-med in anger knowing that I escaped and ran off.
As soon as I don’t hear any footsteps anymore, I quickly went inside the other classroom and sighed in relief before walking out of the room and almost puke to see a dreadful sight laying in the middle of the hallway.
The corpse of the teacher from a while ago was lying in an uncomfortable position, it seems like his head was decapitated and his bones were broken and sticking to different sides, he almost look like a sea urchin with his bones everywhere.
I quickly went to the other way and limped towards the stairway to the upper floor. I don’t know where I’m going, but I need to find someone to tell them who the killer was so they can plan a way to outsmart that culprit, I know I’m gonna die for losing so many blood, but I’m not letting myself die in vain.
At least before I die, I want to become useful to other people. I should warn them of what to come.
Finally, after limping for like a minute. I saw everyone walking at the hallway. I limped faster and it seems like they noticed my presence and ran to my direction.
“Oh my god! Hye mi!” Fei caught me in her arms before I land on the ground. She stroke my head while Jina rip her uniform and wrap it around my bleeding wrists and thighs to stop the severe bleeding.
“J-jina… Fei…” I stuttered, but they seem to be panicking over my situation that they’re not focusing on my words.
I grabbed Fei’s collar to grab her attention instead of panicking and opened my mouth to speak.
I wheezed and p-nted, but the words won’t come out of my mouth anymore as soon as I try to form them. Something caught itself in my throat making me choke on my words, I found myself unable to breathe and doubled over in a fit.
“Stop it Hye mi, don’t waste your remaining energy on speaking” Jina cried, I looked at her eyes and it seems like they’re convinced that I’ll die here.
I don’t have enough blood in my body anymore, I’m beginning to get weak and numb. I can’t even open my eyes anymore so I just remained still, accepting the fact that I’m gonna die in less than a second.
My memories from when I was born up until now, flashes in front of me like a photo album. I was beginning to see the blinding light in my eyes, and I can feel my body become weightless.
But before I leave these world, I want to leave something for my friends that’ll help them escape here. Using my last drop of life, I pulled out something from my blood stained pocket and gave it to Fei’s hand.
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