One more sneak peek from chapter five!
“Get it off!” Matt yelled. “Get it off!”
“Oh, don’t be such a baby,” Robin gently picked up the grayish brown spider. “It’s only a little spider.”
“You know I hate spiders,” he shivered. “It was wicked hairy,” he shivered again. “And it wasn’t little!”
“That was really mean,” April said, as Robin gently put the spider back on the floor. I watched it scurry away.
“I was just having some fun,” Robin smiled. “Come on, it was kind of funny, wasn’t it?”
‘I don’t think so,” April gave her a dirty look.
“Hey, why don’t we play truth or dare,” Violet smiled.
“Do we have to?” Joey made a face.
“Yes!” she said. “I’ll go first.” She tucked her hair behind her ear, and then looked at me.
“Are you nuts?” Matt frowned. “There’s a dead person in there. I’m not going in there!” he crossed his arms over his chest and then shivered.
Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck a nearby tree, everyone screamed, and a tree branch fell to the ground. Matt just stood there staring at it. “Matt!” I yelled. “Come on!” He didn’t budge, he just kept staring at it. So I ran up to him and grabbed his arm. “Matt, come on,” he looked at me for a couple of seconds, and then he finally came to his senses. We ran toward the crypt. The sky opened up, and rain poured down on us. “Matt, hurry up!” I glanced over my shoulder, and then I looked for Joey and the girls. They were already at the crypt, trying to open the door. The door finally opened, just as we got there and Joey went inside first. Thunder crashed over our heads and another bolt of lightning struck. Everyone screamed. We rushed inside and quickly closed the door, but we didn’t go very far. We huddled by the door for a few minutes. It was dark. Thankfully, there was a small stained glass window that let in some light. I looked around, once my eyes adjusted to the dim light in the crypt. That’s when I saw it.
“Ouch!” Robin yelled. “You stepped on my foot. Move over!”
“Stop pushing!” complained April.
“I need more room,” Robin pushed her way further into the crypt.
I glanced at Robin, and then I looked at the window again. Right under the stained glass window, was a stone coffin, raised up on a stone platform. There were two iron candelabra’s on each side of it, with candles that had melted wax dripping down from them. I walked toward it.
“Lacy, what are you doing?” asked Violet.
I looked over my shoulder. “I just want to check it out.”