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By: Gene-no Dig
It was past 11 in the evening when Gracey arrived in her dorm. All of her three roommates weres still up-Mary Ann and Leslie were chatting in the lower deck of one of the two double-decker beds while Mary Grace was busily reviewing her lesson for her last exam the next day. Gracey just came back from a dinner with her high school friends to celebrate one of her friends’ birthday. She had her last exam earlier that day. Gracey, who just moved in the room recently, went directly to the lower deck of the double-decker bed to rest after changing her clothes. She had a very hectic schedule earlier that she direly needed to rest her weary body. Unfortunately, Mary Anne and Leslie, the one-month old occupants of the room, would not allow her to sleep unless Gracey would do some fortune telling with playing cards. It has become a nightly ritual for the roommates. Because the two were adamant, Gracey gave in and summoned her psychic powers to work.
After listening to their fate for the coming day, Mary Anne and Leslie spared Gracey and hoped in their beds to finally sleep, informed her roommates that she would still use the light while reviewing because her lamp wasn’t working. Her three roommates didn’t mind. They were tired and a lit room is the least of their worries. Just a few minutes after Gracey closed her eyes, she fell asleep Unfortunately, more than two hours after, she stirred from her sleep. It was ironic that she woke up since she was very tired. Nevertheless, Gracey managed to look around the room to know if any of her roommates might have woke her up. Gracey is a heavy sleeper and only a really loud and intentional distraction could wake her up. And if she’s tired, walking her up could be a challenge. With the light still on, she saw Leslie comfortably sleeping on the lower deck of the bed. She also heard Mary Ann snoring on the upper deck while Mary Grace was still sitting on the chair and writing something on her notebook. She checked the time from her phone 1:30 a.m. Gracey then changed her sleeping position to seek more comfort so that she would not be awaken again for no reason. She then closed her eyes and started to dream.
The next day, Gracey informed Leslie and Mary Ann about Mary Grace’s predicted topping the latter’s exam for reviewing until 1:30 am. When Mary Grace arrived at their room after the exam, the three joked that Mary Grace should take them out for dinner in celebration of her anticipated high score in her exam.
“I assume you got a perfect score in your exam! What a diligent student you are. It was past 1 in the morning and you were still reviewing . What time did you sleep?” Gracey greeted Mary Grace. “Past 1? I slept a few minutes after 12! The exam, by the way, was easy.” Mary Grace replied. “Yeah, right! I woke up at 1:30 and you are still studying. I even saw you writing, perhaps solving some problems?”
“No, honestly, I slept a few minutes after 12. Wait, which hand did I use? The left or the right hand?” Mary Grace knew that something supernatural happened. She, herself, had ghostly encounters in their room. She thought it was a sort of baptism of fire for Gracey because she was the newest occupant of the room. “The right hand. I even saw your left hand fixing your hair,” Gracey was certain.
“Gracey, I’m left-handed, ” Mary Grace whispered.
“Dang! How can I forget that? So who was that?!”
Mary Grace didn’t know the answer. What she was sure of was that she wasn’t the one whom Gracey saw. It was the kind of question Mary Grace has been asking herself since she moved to that room. It was not the first time Mary Grace enountered such a story. Her former roommates told her of the odd atmosphere of the room. Their room, her roommates said, has a negative vibration. True enough, there were unusual incidents that happened before- from seeing the back of a woman in white in their bathroom to feeling the presence of someone when alone in their room to having goose bumps when opening thei cabinet. Later that day, Gracey asked their landlady about the strange incident. The landlady didn’t know the exact answer but didn’t deny thought that the room was a bit peculiar. She even added that all of the borders who stayed in Gracey’s room had complaints about seemingly supernatural happenings. She herself could not explain why such incidents occurred. Gracey and her roommates stayed in the room for another semester before they graduated. During their stay, the four of them still encountered strange happenings but eventually got used to them. Luckily, they all graduated from college and left the eerie room after graduation.