I took a sigh of relief as it was just my imagination but little did I know that there was someone present there who was following me. A hand bearing blood scratched the wall and I heard the noise. I stopped again and started breathing heavily.
This time I had no strength to turn. A hand was approaching me and I folded my hands around my stomach and closed my eyes as I could feel the person walking towards me. I started getting goosebumps and the wind was blowing heavily. The curtains were flying due to the wind and I was shivering due to the chilling weather.
Suddenly, I felt a hand on my shoulder. I screamed and the person came and stood before me with a lantern.
“Madam, what are you doing here?” The voice said.
I opened my eyes and noticed it was Rajesh. “I….I want…I want some tablets from the study room.” I stammered.
“You should not come out of your room in the night. Ask me if you need anything.” He said while walking towards the study room. He took out the tablets from the draw and gave them to me with a glass of water.
I shivered and drank them. “Remember, don’t leave your room in the night.” He said and this time I did not say anything. I left the room but did not notice the blood stain on the wall behind the study room.
I walked upstairs and noticed his gaze on me as I walked up. I turned to shut my door and closed it in a second. I was still shivering as this night was the first time I felt so scared. I hugged Raghav while sleeping but I was still scared of what I had indirectly witnessed.
Was I just imagining someone following me with blood on his hand or was it really happening to me? Was it a ghost or the soul of the slaves who were still haunting the place or was it Rajesh himself or was it another person staying in the house?
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.